'Healing and Leaving a Legacy Through Music, Finance and Football.'

June 13, 2017
Hosted by Dan Clark

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As usual Dan will set the tone and theme of his 2 hour show with some humor and a story. Then Dan celebrates the Influence music has in our lives with an interview with hit songwriter Jimmy Yeary that will consume segments two and three with musical performances by Martina McBride and Lee Bryce. Dan's guest in segments four and five will be nationally recognized Lincoln Financial advisor and award winning retirement planning expert Brad Hatch. In segments six and seven Dan will get back to his football roots with an interview with former NFL great and Oakland Raider star Burgess Owens who will discuss his unique views on the African American neighborhoods and his passion and program to help them.

The Art of Significance

The Art of Significance

Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel

Dan Clark’s show is an interactive amalgamation of laugh out loud monologues, tear jerking inspiration from one of Dan’s famous Chicken Soup For the Soul stories, and provocative, entertaining interviews with rich and famous celebrities about why and how they are living the Art of Significance, and Achieving The Level Beyond Success.

Each show will feature a business guru; a super star athlete, actor, or best selling author; a hit songwriter who shares the story behind the song followed by a live musical performance, and a special ‘Military Moment’ to honor our troops!

If you want to learn to network at the highest levels and make your life truly matter, Dan will take you to an intellectual and emotional place you can’t take yourself, with a guarantee you will never be the same, wanting to share this show and the recording with everyone who wants to leave a legacy and use their influence to change the world.

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Dan Clark

Dan Clark

DAN CLARK is founder and CEO of Dan Clark and Associates, an international high performance communications and training firm. He is a University Professor, Award Winning Athlete who fought back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his football career, Adventurer, Gold Record Songwriter and Recording Artist, and New York Times Best Selling Author of 34 books, who delivers customized, cutting edge keynote speeches and transformational programs on Leadership, Relationship Selling, Safety and Building Winning Teams.

Dan was inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame, and has been named one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers in the World. Since 1982, Dan has spoken to 5500 audiences, in all 50 states, 61 countries, to clients including 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, Super Bowl Champions, Million Dollar Round Table, United Nations, and to our combat troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Asia and Africa.

Dan is a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series, and is the modern day Napoleon Hill who interviews the rich and famous to capture their stories on how they are being significant! Clearly, Dan is the “most interesting man in the world,” with a life that includes soaring to the edge of space in a U2 Spy Plane, flying fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds, racing automobiles at Nurburgring, carrying the Olympic Torch in the Winter Games, and being honored as 2012 Utah Father Of The Year!

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Episode Directory

October 2017

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General Don Alston


Major General Don Alston is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, MBA & a recently retired Two Star, now President of Alston Strategic Consulting specializing in high consequence strategic planning & safety intensive operations for nuclear weapons operations, maintenance and security. From 2005 to 2006 Alston served in Baghdad as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Communications & Spokesman for Multi-National Force engaging international media with the Iraqi government. Don’s final assignment was Commander 20th Air Force responsible for 9,600 personnel, 3 operational bases & 450 deployed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles responsible for providing the ICBM Alert Force to U.S. Strategic Command. Don directed the Nuclear Task Force that executed the most extensive reorganization of the Air Force in 15 years, understands Deterrence & Assurance in relation to the volatility of North Korea, China, Russia & Iran, & will answer every question about what could & cannot happen. View Guest page

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General Don Alston (ret)


Major General Don Alston is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, MBA & a recently retired Two Star, now President of Alston Strategic Consulting specializing in high consequence strategic planning & safety intensive operations for nuclear weapons operations, maintenance and security. From 2005 to 2006 Alston served in Baghdad as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Communications & Spokesman for Multi-National Force engaging international media with the Iraqi government. Don’s final assignment was Commander 20th Air Force responsible for 9,600 personnel, 3 operational bases & 450 deployed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles responsible for providing the ICBM Alert Force to U.S. Strategic Command. Don directed the Nuclear Task Force that executed the most extensive reorganization of the Air Force in 15 years, understands Deterrence & Assurance in relation to the volatility of North Korea, China, Russia & Iran, & will answer every question about what could & cannot happen. View Guest page

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Tim Ballard


Timothy Ballard is the Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). Ballard began his career at the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked cases dealing with terrorism and Latin America. He has spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. Ballard left his government job in December 2013 and started the successful non-profit, Operation Underground Railroad. Since inception, the organization has been able to rescue 670 victims and have arrested 280 traffickers around the world. View Guest page

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Jason Buck


Jason Buck went from small town farm boy to junior college walk on at Ricks College in Rexburg Idaho where he became the National Junior College Defensive Player of the Year in 1984. He then played for BYU in 1985 and 86, where he earned Consensus All-American honors and won the 1986 Outland Trophy as the nation’s top interior lineman his senior season. He was drafted in the 1st round, 17th pick overall in the 1987 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, for whom he played for four seasons from 1987 to 1990, including a heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl XXIII. Buck played three more years with the Washington Redskins from 1991 to 1993, where he became a World Champion with the Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI team. Jason has been married to his wife, Roxi, for 34 years, and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. View Guest page

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Carl Churchill


On Sept. 11, 2010, Carl Churchill, a combat veteran with 21 years of service as an enlisted soldier and officer, & his wife Lori, opened Alpha Coffee to help military veterans. They wanted a different kind of company guided by the principles they lived by: Awesome Coffee/Get Your Warrior On/Have Fun/Give Back. They honor the sacrifice of those serving in harm's way and send a portion of each batch of coffee they roast to deployed troops. The Coffee for Troops program supports warriors far from home.
Carl came from a family of veterans. He was taught by Airborne Rangers and a Green Beret who challenged him to live up to their standards. As a US Army Soldier, he won an ROTC scholarship, earned his commission, served honorably and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Carl served as Squad Team Leader, Platoon Leader, LRS Company Commander and Detachment Commander. He saw parts of the world others never experience and spent time working in national intelligence and the Special Operations community View Guest page

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Jeanie Cisco-Meth


When Jeanie was young, everyone knew she was different. With her learning and physical disabilities, she stood out at school. She had dyslexia, couldn’t talk well, was legally blind, a cancer survivor and by 8th grade she was 6 feet tall. She was told she would never amount to much. She sat with her parents listening to the discussion about her dismal future. But her parents, Delbert and Martha, had different ideas. They hadn’t spent time, money and energy battling childhood cancer with Jeanie to give up now.
In high school, Jeanie decided she wasn’t going to let someone else decide her future. She sought out tools to help her graduate, then went to college, becoming the first in her family to graduate from a 4-year university.
Jeanie used her life lessons to help others find success. She became a high school teacher and helped students find their own path. When a colleague asked her to teach what she’d learned, Jeanie designed specialized courses and promotes an anti-bullying them View Guest page

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Michael Sean Covey


Michael Sean Covey is the Executive Director of Bridle Up Hope, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping young women build hope and confidence through equestrian training. Michael Sean and his parents started the foundation in memory of Michael Sean’s sister, Rachel, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 21 after a long battle with depression. Michael Sean oversees the foundation’s operations as well as fundraising and marketing activities.
Prior to his current position, Michael Sean worked for Cicero Group, a management consulting firm, and gained valuable experience consulting clients across industries such as financial services, higher education, retail, and telecommunications. Michael Sean graduated with honors from BYU with a B.A. in Political Science. View Guest page

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Billy Dean


Billy Dean is a genuine American troubadour and a master of singing and songwriting. Billy captivates his audiences with musical drama, and his finger style acoustic guitar playing is reminiscent of James Taylor. No matter what venue he performs in, Billy’s charismatic charm and approachable personality puts the listener in an intimate living room setting, where he touches every emotional nerve, leaving you he's best known in the Country Music genre for his 11 top ten singles, 5 number one’s and over 4 million albums sold, his musical roots are entangled with Folk, Southern Rock, Bluegrass and Classic Country. Billy says his sound will forever have the finger prints of those who came before him like James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, John Denver, Christopher Cross, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Don Williams. Billy Dean's been nominated by every major music award entity. He was recently inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame. View Guest page

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Jason Deere


Jason Deere has made a career of writing and producing award-winning songs and developing hit artists. His songs have been recorded by artists like Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Marie Osmond, David Archuleta and SHeDAISY. He has a lengthy list of film and television credits and is devoted to helping artists become major label recording successes.
Deere wrote and produced two best-selling, award winning albums about the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Joseph: A Nashville Tribute to the Prophet and Trek: A Nashville Tribute to the Pioneers). He also invites a revolving cast of talented artists and musicians that he calls the Nashville Tribute Band® to join him in touring the world. The band has performed over 1,300 shows for audiences worldwide.
Deere recently moved into the business of artist management. Working closely with Marie Osmond's longtime manager Greg Sperry, Deere has managed the Nashville aspects of Marie's career. View Guest page

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Ashly Costa DelGrosso


In her teenage years Ashly’s ballroom career took off as she won multiple youth US Ten Dance championships and the US Amateur 10 dance championships. Ashly performed with Odyssey Dance Theater for 5 years before she made her television debut on the hit ABC TV show Dancing with the Stars. She danced with DWTS for 4 seasons partnering with singer Joey McIntyre, Master P, Harry Hamlin and finally on season 10 with the astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin. Ashly has been featured on the Suite Life with Zack and Cody, the Jonas Brothers, America’s Funniest video’s, Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, Regis and Kelly, GMA, and many more--but Ashly says her greatest achievement is being a wife and her four amazing children. View Guest page

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Kim Williamson DelGrosso


Kim DelGrosso has studied and loved dance from an early age. Training at the Ballet Arts Center in Denver, Kim opened her first dance studio in Colorado before moving her young family of five children to Utah where she bought into a small studio, Center Stage Performing Arts Studios and formed the groundbreaking Odyssey Dance Theater with her business partner Derryl Yeager.
Nearly 30 years later, Kim has watched Center Stage develop into one of the top performing arts studios in the nation with her daughters carrying on the legacy of the studio by performing, choreographing, teaching and directing in all areas of dance. She formed her own production company 8 years ago.
Kim has provided dancers for Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent and many movies and Vegas shows. She loves supporting local productions and charity events. View Guest page

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Chris D. Estes


Chris D. Estes is a multimillion-dollar earner with Zija International. With no network marketing experience, he built an organization with 100,000 team members and customers in less than five years. Chris has been awarded “Distributor of the Year” honors with the company twice. In 2013 Chris published his Best Selling book “The A.P.P.L.E. Principle, Five Daily Actions that Lead to Success in Network Marketing.”
Before joining Zija International, Chris was a full time PE Teacher and coach in a public school system in Kentucky, living paycheck-to-paycheck. He was introduced to Zija in 2008 and did a life audit. He realized he had full-time jobs and a part- time life. He took the advice of Abe Lincoln who said, “Good things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Chris went from a limited life to a life unlimited! View Guest page

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Richard Paul Evans


When Richard Paul Evans wrote The Christmas Box, he never intended to become internationally famous. The story, an expression of love for his daughters, was about parental love and the true meaning of Christmas. It made history when it became the #1 book in the nation.
Six of Evans’s books were made into TV movies starring actors like Richard Thomas, Rob Lowe, Christopher Lloyd and James Earl Jones. He’s written over 30 consecutive bestsellers and is one of the few authors in history to hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. There are currently more than 30 million copies of his books in print.
Evans founded The Christmas Box House International devoted to building shelters and providing services for abused/neglected children. More than 90,000 children have been served by Christmas Box House facilities. As a speaker, Evans has shared the podium with notable personalities like President George W. Bush, Ron Howard, Elizabeth Dole, Deepak Chopra and Bob Hope. View Guest page

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Angie Fenimore


Angie Fenimore is a best-selling author with Random House, Simon & Schuster UK, Pocket Books and others. As a writers’ conference junkie of 25 years, Angie forged her experience and writing talent to create the successful Calliope Writing Coach writers’ conferences, courses, programs and private coaching.
She trains aspiring and seasoned writers to awaken their natural ability to write compelling stories, craft effective pitches and to dismantle barriers to writing and publishing success. She provides tools that transform every writer’s experience and creative process. Literary agents, managing editors and bestselling authors rave about Angie’s exceptional talent for simplifying the art and science behind writing and publishing success.
Calliope Writing Coach is for writers of every genre and skill leve,l and at every stage of manuscript completion. Over 95% of Calliope students receive manuscript submission requests out of the conferences. View Guest page

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Randy Garn


Randy is a Partner at Greer Co., a company that invests in unique businesses by supporting them with space, capital and leadership. Randy is a serial entrepreneur and New York Times Best-Selling Author. He works closely with some of the world's most renowned companies, educators and leaders.
Along with Greer, Hero Partners and Skipio, Randy founded several companies. He is a leader in online and traditional marketing, social media, customer acquisition and online education.
Randy is a Partner of the Bronze Buffalo Club that hosts the Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyo., an event covered by Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters and other news agencies.
Randy was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneur, and has received awards and recognition in business and charitable involvement. He is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and sits on the President's Advancement Council at BYU Idaho. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. View Guest page

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J. Blair Giles


J. Blair Giles is President and CEO of the Fredette Family Foundation where he has served since its inception in 2012. A fifteen-year sports marketing executive, Blair has had the privilege of working with some of the nation's most well-known athletes and coaches including tennis stars Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick, NFL Hall-of-Famer, Emmitt Smith, MLB Hall-of-Famer, Cal Ripken, Jr., Duke Coach, Mike Krzyzewski, and dozens of others.
A native of South Carolina and a graduate of Brigham Young University (BA in Economics '01; MPA '15), Blair is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Management at the BYU Marriott School of Management in Provo, and owns his own sports marketing firm, JBG Sports Group, LLC with offices in Provo, UT and Columbia, SC. He and his wife, Cynthia, are the proud parents of 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls. View Guest page

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Catt Gravitt


Catt Gravitt is an American songwriter based in Nashville Tennessee, where for over 20 years she has been a platinum selling hit maker, with her current publishing deal with Razor and Tie. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University in journalism, Catt was signed to A&M Records in an all-girl pop group in Los Angeles. When the group parted ways she moved to Nashville where she wrote a song about a fire that injured her godson that was recorded by Gospel Music star Natalie Grant, which became a CCM #1 single, nominated for Gospel Music Association Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year in 2008. In 2012 Catt was named SESAC Songwriter of the Year with hits including Where You Are for Rascal Flatts, Underneath and Runnin for pop artist Adam Lambert, Honestly for Kelly Clarkson, Amen for Eden’s Edge, Alone With You for Jake Owen; Love and Why Ya Wanna for Jana Kramer, and 8 of the 11 tracks with a producer credit on the debut album for rock band Sons of Sylvia. View Guest page

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Brad Hatch


C. Bradford Hatch is President of Wasatch Capital Resources, an insurance and investment planning firm. He is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation. For 40 years, Brad has been in the business of providing financial services in the areas of estate planning, business continuation, retirement planning, and assisting clients to reduce risk, protect assets, and retain and transfer wealth. Brad is a member of top clubs and organizations within the insurance and investment industry including NAIFA, the Million Dollar Round Table, Court of the Table and Top of the Table. Brad is recognized as a Lincoln Financial Group Premier Partner, serves on the Lincoln PPAC Board, and is a member of Lincoln’s Summit Club and Pinnacle Group. At the Lincoln conference in St. Thomas, Brad was honored to receive the Lincoln Financial “2013 American Award”. This is a culmination of a lifetime of service to the insurance industry, community and family. View Guest page

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John Hewlett


John Hewlett spent 30 years as a business, tax, and estate planning strategist. He was a premier professional in his field, underwriting over a billion dollars of insurance, and raising several billion dollars for charities and other philanthropic causes. In 2007 he faced a serious health challenge which led him to seek out alternative remedies to invasive surgery to deal with his genetic heart issues which were potentially fatal. His quest led him to discover nitric oxide supplementation which eventually led to the reversal of his condition. John was determined that nitric oxide supplementation needed to be taken to the next level. In 2014, along with his business partner and cousin Shawn Hewlett, he formulated the most advanced and cutting-edge proprietary product, Cardio Miracle. He has collaborated with experts in the science, nutritional, biochemist , medical, and alternative health icons in his work and formulations. View Guest page

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Tre Holloway


Tre Holloway graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in Finance and Psychology. After college he made a move to Los Angeles to pursue his dance career. He’s had the privilege to work on shows and with artists such as Gwen Stefani, Usher, Meghan Trainor, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Will.I.Am, Whitney Houston, Justin Beiber, Robin Thicke, Fergie, Black Eyed Peas, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue, John Legend, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Academy Awards, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, X Factor, Step Up 3D, This Is The End, iPod and Rizzoli & Isles. Tre was the assistant choreographer, dancer, and actor on the NBC's LIVE presentation of "THE WIZ LIVE". He is currently on FERGIE'S promo tour and is teaching hip hop on the dance convention/ competition West Coast Dance Explosion. He enjoys bringing his experience in the professional dance world to the class room! View Guest page

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Steve Jennings


Steve Jennings is the Founder and CEO of the high performance consulting firm, Invincible Warrior Leadership Systems, a Best Selling Author, Lawyer, Speaker and Seminar leader in the achievement and leadership industries, an Executive Consultant, a United Nations (UN) Ambassador For Peace, and a United States Silver Medalist and All-American Athlete. Steve is a trusted consultant, advisor and mentor, whose guidance, strategic business experience and champion example has transformed the lives of thousands. Steve recovered from a brutal and horrifying automobile accident, was expected to die, but overcame a wheelchair binding paralysis to emerge as one of the nation's leading authorities on personal improvement, achievement and peak performance. Steve provides people and companies with the experienced direction to overcome the odds and win in business, finances, health, relationships, and in life - all infused with his unique, tough-love Invincible Warrior leadership style. View Guest page

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Elmer 'Bubba' Johnson


Elmer “Bubba” Johnson graduated from Texas A&M in 1983 and went to NASA to work as an aerospace engineer and safety officer. Bubba worked on the space shuttle program creating the abort flight design and the mechanical subsystems that include hatches, windows, seats, landing gear, tires and brakes.
As the occupational and institutional safety officer, Bubba serves as the Chairman for the Region VI VPP Board of Directors, is a public safety liaison and handles emergency response. Bubba will talk about the devastation and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. View Guest page

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Marc Kidd


Marc Kidd is a seasoned sports marketing, media & entertainment executive, & currently CEO of CAPTIVATE, North America’s #1 location-based video media network. Prior to Captivate, Marc helped pioneer the corporate sponsorship business for college & high school sports, where in the early 1980s, he helped create & launch the NCAA, SEC, Big 12, WAC & National High School Federation corporate partner programs, the Breeders Cup World Championships & iHigh.com, a global youth digital network. In 2007, Kidd became President of Winnercomm who was the leading provider of 3rd party produced content to ESPN, for the National Thoroughbred Racing Assoc, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assoc, the Professional Bowling Assoc, Major League Soccer, NCAA Final Four world feed & ESPN Outdoors. Kidd was the first executive director of NCAA Football & has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management teaching Sports & Entertainment Marketing. View Guest page

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Clate Mask


Clate Mask is CEO of the internationally recognized Infusionsoft. His passion for small business stems from his personal experience taking Infusionsoft from a struggling startup to an eight-time Inc. 500/5000 winner. As CEO, Clate is leading Infusionsoft on its mission to simplify growth for millions of small businesses worldwide. Under Clate's leadership, Infusionsoft has landed four rounds of venture capital led by Bain Capital, Signal Peak & Goldman Sachs. Chate was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a Top 100 Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends, one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 by Goldman Sachs, and Business Leader of the Year by the Arizona Technology Council. With a BA in Economics from Arizona State University & an MBA & JD from Brigham Young University, Clate is a national speaker and co-author of the New York Times bestseller "Conquer the Chaos: How to Grow a Successful Small Business Without Going Crazy." View Guest page

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George Matus


George Matus is 19 and the CEO of Teal, an innovative drone startup. His passion for flight and years of experience building and flying drones led him to start Teal in 2014. George is a Thiel Fellow, was named one of TIME magazine’s 30 most influential teens of the year in 2016, and recently graduated high school. He’s raised $6M in venture capital and has built a team of 25 employees, crafting the company under his two major goals of breaking limits and creating joy.
He believes drones can be more than just “flying cameras” and should be accessible to everyone! Teal’s first two products do just that. The Teal Sport is a dedicated high speed racing drone that makes drone racing accessible as a ready to fly, pro-tuned system. His main product, the flagship Teal, is the easiest, fastest, and smartest drone in its category, not only with a 4K camera but a supercomputer and software platform. George loves what he does and can’t wait to keep pushing forward the potential of flight. View Guest page

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Kieth Merrill


Oscar award winning Kieth Merrill is a writer, producer and director and has been called the “Great American Filmmaker.” He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Director's Guild of America. Merrill is a two-time Oscar nominee and winner of the Academy Award for his film The Great American Cowboy. Two of his films have been listed in the top 100 independent films of all time. The Evolution of Thomas Hall is his first novel. He and his wife, Dagny, are the parents of eight children and live in the Sierra foothills of Northern California's gold country.
His series The Wild West was nominated for an Emmy in 1993 and he won several Western Heritage Awards for his documentaries that focus on the Old West and the Alamo. View Guest page

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Scott Mitchell


In high school, Scott was an All-State player in 3 sports, and MVP in Football & Baseball. At the University of Utah, he set 10 WAC & 38 NCAA passing records, was conference player of the year & an all-conference player.
The Miami Dolphins drafted him in 1990. He played in the NFL for 12 years with the Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. He was named AFC/NFC player of the week often, finishing his career with 17,000+ yards passing and 115 touchdown passes.
Scott was inducted into the Nebo School District Sports Hall of Fame, the U of U Crimson Club Hall of Fame and the Utah Sports Hall of Fame. He hosts 2 podcasts with worldwide subscribers, “Helmets Off” and “Rivals” In 2014, Scott began a transformation on The Biggest Loser where a national audience saw him overcome the challenges of obesity. He authored the book Alive Again where he shares secrets on how to tap into our power to find our true potential. View Guest page

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Tim Nichols


Tim Nichols is one of Nashville’s most successful and respected writers, having had songs recorded by the biggest and brightest stars in country music. The Tim McGraw mega hit, “Live Like You Were Dying”, co-written by Nichols, won every major country award for which it was nominated, including the 2005 Grammy award for Best Country Song. Nichols also co-wrote Jo Dee Messina’s breakout hit, “Heads Carolina, Tails California”, Trace Adkins’ first number one, “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing”, Faith Hill’s “A Baby Changes Everything” which peaked at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Chris Young spent three weeks at the top of the charts with Nichols’ “ The Man I Want To Be”, while Dustin Lynch made his country radio debut with a Nichols’ collaboration called “Cowboys & Angels.” Nichols currently lives in Nashville, and enjoys photography and travel with his wife Stacie. View Guest page

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Kristyn Osborn


Kristyn Osborn, along with her sisters Kelsi and Kassidy, make up the country music group SheDaisy.
The group was founded by the sisters in the late 1990s, beginning their music career as The Osborn Sisters. Kristyn wrote many of the group’s songs for their albums that included, The Whole SheBang, Knock on the Sky, Sweet Right Here and Fortuneteller’s Melody. Kristyn has written songs with Sheryl Crow, LeAnn Rimes, Jann Arden and Don Schlitz.
SheDaisy’s albums reached gold and platinum status, and their songs have found their way into the Top 10 of Billboard’s county album chart. The sisters won the Rising Star CMT Video Award in 1999, and the Billboard Music Video Awards for Best New Artist Clip for “Little Good-Byes.”
Additionally, they were nominated for a Grammy in 1999. Other nominations include The Academy of Country Music Association Top Group (2000), the Country Music Association Horizon Award (2000) and the American Music Awards Best Country Duo or Group in 2004. View Guest page

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Burgess Owens


Intro: Burgess Owens • 3rd Black American Recruited for UM football • University of Miami- BS Biology-major/ Chemistry- minor - All-American Defensive Back • NFL: 1st Round Draft Choice NY Jet’s: 13th overall draft pick • Traded to Raiders: 1981 Super Bowl XV Champion • All Pro Bowl 1st Alternate: final season - • 25 Years Corporate Sales/Entrepreneur • Presently-Business Owner: o President: Responsive Heath Solution: § Micro-Vascular Health • Author of National Best Selling Book: o Liberalism: or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Winnies and Wimps • Website: www.BurgessOwensTalks.com View Guest page

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Diamond Dallas Page


A star collegiate basketball player, Diamond Dallas Page entered the nightclub business in the 1970s, becoming one of South Florida’s top club owners & promoters. He began training to become an in-ring performer at the age of 35, the oldest rookie in Pro Wrestling history. “DDP” captivated audiences around the world with matches alongside greats like Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Ric Flair, Randy “Macho Man” Savage & the N.W.O. before being inducted to the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2017. In 2011, Page launched DDP YOGA for non-yoga audiences. His one-of-a-kind DDPYOGANOW APP. DDPY is regularly used by many notable athletes and touring musicians, and sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Page has also excelled in the film & television worlds (e.g. The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake, Ready To Rumble, First Daughter, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, Hollywood Squares, Shark Tank). He stars in the upcoming Adi Shankar series, Gods & Secrets. View Guest page

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Heather Penney


Recognized for her service on Sept. 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was among the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. She applied to fly F-16s as soon as Congress opened combat aviation to women.
The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the deserts of Iraq, supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for 10 years before making the decision to leave fighter aviation. She continued flying the G-100 Astra jet for the VIP Special Airlift Mission.
Heather works for Lockheed Martin as the Dir. of Air Force Aviation Training Systems. Her portfolio includes the F-22, the F-16 and F-35 training; she is now focused on the Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition.
Heather was named Ntl. Chair for the Commemorative Air Force’s RISE ABOVE: WASP program, telling the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots to children across the U.S. View Guest page

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Dr. Joshua Plant


Dr. Joshua Plant graduated from Harvard Medical School first in his class, accomplishing an 8-year program in just 3.5 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and was selected as 1 of 14 international recipients of the NIH Research Fellowship Award. Dr. Plant has published across several scientific journals for his work on cellular growth, metabolism and other health-related topics. Currently Joshua is the COO and Chairman of the Product Advisory Council of Zija International – a multi million dollar health, nutrition and lifestyle company, and oversees the creation and quality of all Zija International products. View Guest page

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Monty Powell


Monty Powell is one of the most successful songwriters in country music history with over 60 million records containing one of his songs with Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Chris Cagle, James Otto, JoDee Messina, Chuck Wicks, & Diamond Rio. In his 30 year career Monty has won CMA Album of the Year for producing Songs of the Eagles & Tribute to Merle Haggard, nominated for Country Music Assoc Song of The Year for Keith Urban’s Tonight I Wanna Cry, named SESAC’s Country Songwriter of the Year, won the CMA Triple Play Award for penning three #1 songs in the same year & received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture: For You, with Keith Urban in Act of Valor. With his wife, jazz recording artist/songwriter, Anna Wilson, Monty produced a project of re-imagined songs by Billy Joel called Nashville State of Mind featuring Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson & others, and currently records & performs with their new band Troubadour 77. View Guest page

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Dr. Benita Quakenbush-Roberts


Dr. Benita Quakenbush-Roberts & her husband Gary founded Avalon Hills Eating Disorder Treatment Center in 2003. Benita is a psychologist with 20+ years of clinical experience working with kids, teens & adults, with a wide range of mental health disorders.
Avalon Hills offers a path to recovery using innovation and research, and by providing experiences that facilitate psychological growth. Clients create new behaviors using a combination of traditional psychotherapies and applied neuroscience, including the latest discoveries about human brain plasticity. Clients at Avalon Hills receive the most in-depth psychotherapeutic assessments available in the world.
Eating disorders symptoms are not the heart of the illness. They are attempts to deal with underlying problems that have gone undetected. Therapies at Avalon Hills include Martial arts & yoga, dietetics & outdoor fitness. The center Treats to Outcome as a commitment to treatments that are sustainable when clients return home. View Guest page

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Liz Rose


Liz Rose is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, 2007 SESAC Nashville Songwriter of the Year, and founder of music publishing company Liz Rose Music. Most recently her song “Girl Crush” performed by Little Big Town won Song Of The Year at the Country Music Association awards and won the Grammy for Best Country Song.
Rose was a frequent collaborator of Taylor Swift’s, having co-penned 16 songs together, including the No. 1 crossover hits “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “You Belong With Me” (which won the 2010 BMI Award for Song of the Year), "Tim McGraw" and “White Horse” (which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Country Song). Rose was also the recipient of the 2012 ACM Award for “Song of the Year” in honor of Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.” Rose has also penned songs for many other artists including Tim McGraw, Dan and Shay, Allison Krauss, Blake Shelton, LeeAnn Womack, Chris Young, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood.
Liz Rose is not only a songwriter, but a successful publisher. View Guest page

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Dr. Bart Rossi


Dr. Bart Rossi PhD. is a political psychologist and commentator who provides insights to stories in the news.
He began his on-air commentating with the introduction to MNBC by Karen DeSoto, an on-air legal analyst at NBC News, and has since appeared on a several television networks including MSNBC, CBS, and FOX5, the cable news shows News 12: Power and Politics; and the EMMY-winning cable show The Fresh Outlook.
Dr. Rossi is a member of the American Psychological Association, the New Jersey Psychological Association (former board member), and New Jersey Association for the Advancement of Psychology (former chairperson). He has appeared in print for the New York Daily News, U.S.A. Today, U.S. Daily review, SOCIAL Magazine, and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Magazine. View Guest page

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Rudy Ruettiger


On a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, carved his name into history as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and the third of 14 children, Rudy rose from a valley of despair to the pinnacle of success.
It took years of determination, yet Rudy achieved his dream to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He’s the only player in the school's history to be carried off the field on his teammates' shoulders. In 1993, the blockbuster film “Rudy” immortalized his life story. The critically acclaimed movie continues to inspire millions worldwide.
A popular motivational speaker, Rudy entertains audiences with his heartfelt style of communicating. He co-founded the RUDY FOUNDATION that offers scholarships in education, sports and the performing arts. View Guest page

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Lisbeth Scott


Lisbeth Scott is an award winning singer, songwriter and composer whose voice and songs have appeared in over 150 films and television shows like Shrek, Narnia, Spiderman and Munich, when John Williams wrote a 5 minute solo specifically for Scott.
Raised as a classical pianist, Lisbeth is a multi-instrumentalist playing piano, guitar, ukulele, and harmonium. Her music for Amazon’s stop motion animation series “Tumble Leaf” features all of these instruments as well as voice, and was nominated for best score in the prestigious Annie Awards. Season 4 of Tumble Leaf begins August 2017.
Lisbeth is currently completing a new musical with co-composer Nathan Barr, based on the HBO hit series True Blood. She is also preparing to release her 12th album, Stories We Never Told, in Fall 2017.
The 12 song collection is a beautiful collaboration with composer Kim Carroll featuring a breathtakingly simply duet of world guitars and voice throughout. View Guest page

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Linda Septien


Linda is a music artist development professional with 25+ years of experience whose success is measured by the number of successful pop icons she’s prepared and helped launch into thriving careers. Linda is the authority on all phases of an artist’s career and has more than 16,000 students to her legacy, including branded icons Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Kacey Musgraves. She recently left Kidz Bop, to launch her own brand of kids groups for the growing push of family entertainment for festivals, theme parks and conventions.
Linda was featured on ABC’s NIGHTLINE, and is a regular entertainment insider on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning (KISS FM), ABC, NBC & FOX affiliates. She has appeared on VH1 Behind the Music, MTV, A&E Discover, Oxygen and MySpace Corporate. Her patented SEG Boot Camp training method was identified in the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller “The Talent Code” where Linda was recognized as one of the top five Talent Coaches in the world among athletic and music coaches. View Guest page

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Jason Sisneros


Jason Sisneros, business growth and turnaround expert and serial entrepreneur, is CEO and board member of Feed a Billion, Feedabillion.org., which connects a network of partners with the needy around the world to help alleviate hunger.
Jason is also the founder and CEO of Anton Jae Global, Inc., which takes the science of performance and the art of leadership to the next level. Among his past and current clients are Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, Comcast, Microsoft, and he has turned around more than 60 small to mid-cap companies. His system uses gamification to tie together a coherent strategy, accountability and performance.
In addition to being a turnaround specialist, Jason was the top speaker in the Tony Robbins organization. View Guest page

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Amy Weiland


Amy Weiland is the Director of Training and Educational Development for PositiveIQ. For 10 years Amy has created and presented workshops for Fortune 500 companies across the country. While she has trained on subjects ranging from stress management and work life balance to negotiation, delegation, and effective leadership, teaching about positivity is her passion.
PositiveIQ is a not-for-profit organization committed to enhancing the well-being and supporting individuals, businesses, and communities in living a more Hopefull life.
While gathering the research to use in corporate workshops, she's discovered that positivity requires a great amount of grit. She's learned that positivity is determination to create a good life. It's not wishful thinking or hoping that something good will just happen. It's a process of interacting with negativity life throws our way. It's continual, conscious work but she's personally found it's absolutely work worth doing. View Guest page

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Jimmy Yeary


Jimmy Yeary has been writing songs in Nashville for 22 years. After a short period in 2001 with Atlantic records as an artist, jimmy decided to focus all of his attention on songwriting. Jimmy has quickly become one of Nashville's most sought after songwriters, with 8 top tens, 5 of which have reached number. Some of his hits include, Anywhere With You, by Jake Owen, Till It's Gone, by Kenny Chesney and 2014 CMA and ACM song of the year, I Drive Your Truck. Jimmy is married to Sonya Isaacs Yeary, of the Isaacs, and they live in Hendersonville, TN with their two sons and new baby girl. View Guest page

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Aaron Young


Aaron Young, is a lifelong entrepreneur, trusted advisor to CEOs and business owners and creator of The Unshackled Owner, a program for entrepreneurs looking to build a business and not just a glorified job.
Aaron is Chairman/CEO of Laughlin Associates, a 44-year-old company that has helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs start, grow and profit from their business. This has given Aaron an ideal vantage point to observe common mistakes and successes in businesses from Main Street to America’s largest yacht broker from medical professionals to manufacturers to investors. For over 34 years, his experience founding, acquiring and directing multi-million dollar businesses as well as working as an officer for a publicly traded, multi-national, sets him apart from the crowd as a voice of real world knowledge and authority.
Aaron has made it his life’s work to arm other business owners with success formulas that immediately provide exponential growth and protection. View Guest page

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