April 27, 2017
Hosted by Ronald Graves

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Join special guest John Vespasian, author of eight books on relational living, as he reflects on his values of self-reliance, tolerance and entrepreneurship, and discusses topics from our featured book, Consistency: The key to permanent stress relief. We will discover why "mind hacks" deliver little or no benefits in the long term. We will discuss the crucial importance of identifying lifetime goals, how consistency maximizes your ability to detect and seize opportunities, and how to let go of habits that destroy your piece of mind. We will begin to understand how unbridled positive thinking can severely mess up your life but how you can still maintain your motivation in times of adversity. We will delve into the topic of how learning from history can become a great advantage. And most importantly, we will discover why the dominant ideas about how to combat stress are ineffective, and why reality can turn short term enthusiasm based on irrational ideas into a delusional crash.

Coaching for Real

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Coaching for Real is based on the premise that the best answers to a person’s biggest challenges lie within themselves. A good coach enables their client to develop a deeper level of self-awareness in order to find the answers from within.

This show allows you to hear the challenges of ordinary business professionals just like yourself, and experience the power of the coaching process. Many of the guests are selected from our listening audience. They have the opportunity to showcase their business and participate in a live coaching session. Each guest gains a deeper understanding of their challenges and are able to develop the first steps of an action plan to take performance to a whole new level.

You will discover that there is a world full of business professionals that face the same challenges that you do. In addition, you are introduced to a powerful way to solve those challenges that may be completely different from anything you have ever tried.

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Ronald Graves

Ronald Graves has over 30 years of experience in business consulting with 20 of those years being in leadership positions. He has consulted for organizations in healthcare, manufacturing, staffing, food processing, logistics, construction, transportation and food service. He has also worked with many public sector employers including cities, counties and school districts.

Ronald has spent the past eight years building on his organizational performance expertise through the study of business innovation and creativity as well as human performance improvement. He now consults from the intersection of these three distinct but interrelated disciplines. During this time he added the designations of Certified Performance Technologist and Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker to his Certified Safety Professional designation.

Ronald combines the skills of teacher, trainer, manager, leader, consultant, mentor and coach. He possesses the unique distinction of being an executive coach and leadership expert in combination with his vast experience in organizational performance improvement. This allows him to see deep inside the leaders as well as the systems that make up virtually any organization.

Ronald believes that within the DNA of ever leader and every organization lies a masterpiece. This belief forms the core of his coaching practice and fuels his passion for helping business leaders achieve greatness for themselves, their teams and their organizations.

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Episode Directory

April 2017

  • 4/20/2017: From Everyday Practice to Launching a Vision: One Man's Intriguing Journey Listen Now
  • 4/13/2017: Encore: How To Leverage Your Expertise and Contacts to Grow Your Business Listen Now
  • 4/6/2017: On Women and Men: Communication, Physiology, Logic, and Emotion... in the 21st Century Coming Soon

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Jack Boyajian

A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and Rutgers School of Law, Jack has been a successful entrepreneur from a very young age. He started with managing the family retail stores in high school and college and eventually to developing and overseeing successful enterprises in real estate, finance and law where he has been able to use his skills to help his clients achieve their goals.
For the past 35 years, Jack has been extensively involved in a number of successful businesses that were innovative and produced remarkable results for clients and his investors. He is a sought after speaker leading seminars in management, conversion and financial stability.
A father of four, Jack has a deep respect for community and family. “We are here to support and advance our clients, team members, stakeholders and their communities in any way we can. We want to point with pride as to how we are improving the lives of everyone we touch,” he says. View Guest page

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Bob Burg

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President. Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages. It has been released in a new, expanded edition, with a foreword by Huffington Post founder and publisher, Arianna Huffington. Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida. View Guest page

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Teddy Burriss

Teddy Burriss of Burriss Consulting, Inc., is a LinkedIn Coach, Trainer, Consultant, Public Speaker and Author. In 2005 Teddy embarked in a new role as a business development professional. During this work Teddy discovered the power of LinkedIn as a business tool which he used to become even more successful in his sales role.
Teddy’s purpose is leading teams of employees in the adoption of the best practices by using LinkedIn as a business tool. Teddy has been doing this work since late 2009 through hundreds of seminars, workshops, webinars, and one on one coaching classes.
In early 2015 Teddy developed a LinkedIn Professional Development Program designed to guide and support teams of business professionals through learning and practicing the best practices of LinkedIn. Teddy also enjoys providing one on one coaching to individuals who want to improve their use of LinkedIn based on their unique purpose and goal. These sessions are rewarding for Teddy as well as his clients. View Guest page

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Ty Crandall

Ty is an internationally known speaker, author, and business credit and financing expert. He is the CEO at Credit Suite where he oversees the biggest business credit coaching operation in the United States. With 16 years of financial experience, Ty is widely recognized as an authority in business credit building, credit scoring, and business financing. He is the author of two popular books, Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded. Ty is a frequent contributor to radio, news shows, and TV programs, having appeared on Fox, ABC, and CBS. He has also been featured in magazines including Inc., Entrepreneur, and Forbes. He is the host of the popular podcast, The Business Credit and Finance Show. View Guest page

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Gary A. DePaul

Gary A. DePaul has two decades of experience as a manager and scholar of management, has worked as a manager in fortune 500 companies, and consults with organizations to improve leadership practices. He is the author of Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide to Inspiring Creativity, Innovation and Engagement, published by CRC Press. In February 2017, He will self-publish his next book, Crack the Leadership Development Code, though CreateSpace. In the Fall of 2017, he plans to publish his third book, Culture Growth.
Gary has worked for Arthur Andersen, Johnson Controls, Fidelity Information Services (FIS) Global / Certegy, Ceridian, and Lowe's Home Improvement. He has a Ph.D. and Ed.M. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Gary presents on leadership to companies, firms, and nonprofits. View Guest page

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Marcy Ettlinger

Marcy Ettlinger was born and raised in the Midwest, receiving her BS in Communications and MS in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1989-1995, Marcy worked as a consultant in both St. Louis, MO and Boulder, CO, traveling internationally to support her clients’ strategic sales and marketing needs. After meeting Paul just weeks before his graduation from chiropractic school, they decided to launch careers for both of them back in the Baltimore area. Following three years as Communications Coordinator for TekSystems, Marcy left to join Paul to manage and market his newly opened chiropractic practice. Together, they have grown the practice significantly, adding two associate doctors and 10 support staff and landing them in the top 5% of the most successful chiropractic practices in the country. View Guest page

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Paul Ettlinger

Dr. Paul Ettlinger, DC with PT privileges, actually began his professional career not in medicine, but in music, playing violin with the New World Symphony. After two years with the Symphony -- and repetitive strain injuries from playing his instrument -- Dr. Ettlinger turned his interests to health care earning a Bachelor's degree in Biology and then his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in St. Louis, MO. After working as an associate for several years, Dr. Ettlinger opened Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in 1998. Dr. Ettlinger has received extensive continuing education to reinforce his clinical experience with a wide spectrum of patient conditions, including soft-tissue injuries, neuromusculosketal conditions and lifestyle-related illnesses. His trademark is treating his patients as people, establishing a professional yet compassionate relationship with everyone. He is currently completing certification as a whiplash and soft tissue injury specialist. View Guest page

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Jordan Goodman

Jordan Goodman is known as America’s Money Answers Man because he has been answering American’s personal financial questions for almost 40 years. He has written 14 best-selling books including Master Your Debt, Fast Profits in Hard Times and the Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms. He was the Wall Street Correspond at MONEY Magazine for 18 years and is currently the host of the national weekly Money Answers Radio Show on The VoiceAmerica Business Network. He is a regular commentator on financial topics on national and local radio and TV shows across America. He runs the personal finance website View Guest page

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John Gray

The author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray is arguably the bestselling and most influential relationship author in the world. The number one bestselling hardcover book of the nineties, Mars/Venus was listed by USA Today as number six among the most influential books of the last quarter century. With his books now translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries, Dr. Gray has appeared many times on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America. Profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide, and People, he was also the subject of a three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters. With his trademark humor and insights making him as relevant today as he was in the nineties, John is in demand as a speaker and on media throughout the world. View Guest page

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Jay Izso

Call Jay Izso what you want: Social Mediologist, Psychological Business Consultant, Consumer Analyst, Conference Speaker, Researcher, Educator, or Motivator for business in both internet and face to face environments. Jay understands that businesses today are in need of something more than a new marketing plan. They need to better understand their consumer and how environments change the way consumers interact with business or want to be interacted with. Your consumer is changing as a result of the internet and social media environments. They have a different expectation of business; the traditional methods of contacting them and connecting with them have changed. Every single day, Jay researches the consumer. He is interested in their behavior both in the online social media world and in the world you call your business. He is not only a researcher in these environments but he is an active user and member of them. He has seen and built business in these online environments since 1997 View Guest page

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Damion Lupo

Over the last quarter century Damion Lupo has started and owned more than 30 different companies including an insurance agency, a precious metals firm, a venture capital company, a financial consulting firm, and more than a dozen real estate investment and development companies. Damion is a 5 time author and sought after financial consultant for accredited investors and business owners. Using a vast knowledge of financial markets, money psychology and pattern recognition he’s an expert at quickly diagnosing hidden financial cancers with clients and their organizations and rewiring both for success. Damion’s personal philosophy centers on Self Responsibility and a conviction that the only path to freedom is through candor, growth and a big vision. That big vision ideal is what drove him to found Total Control Financial in 2016 and design everything around 10X growth and 10X impact for the client, the team, and the shareholders. View Guest page

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Michael Mindes

Michael is the Founder and CEO of Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) which is a multiple award-winning publisher of hobby board games. In this capacity, he has grown TMG from a side business into a company approaching $2,000,000 in annual revenues with a team of 10 people, all without any outside investment. TMG has received over $2.5 million in funds from backers on Kickstarter from 26 individual hobby board gaming projects.
As the founder and CEO, Michael has done it all, including (but not limited to): * Game Design and Development * Marketing and Marketing Strategies * Sales * International Manufacturing and Shipping Logistics * Financial Management * Inventory Forecasting & Health Determination * Talent Acquisition * Leading Lean/Agile Initiatives * Discovering Game Designers View Guest page

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Dr. Steve O'Brien

Dr. Steve O’Brien has been assisting children and families in his Tampa Bay practice for over 20 years. He earned his Psy.D. (doctoral degree in clinical psychology) at Nova Southeastern University with an applied developmental focus. Dr. O’Brien’s services include psychological assessment for a range of mental health issues, psychological evaluations for intellectual functioning and gifted eligibility, individual psychotherapy for children and adolescents, parent consultation, individual psychotherapy for adults, and mental health education/training for professionals and the community. Dr. O’Brien also serves as a consultant for Bay News 9, Tampa Bay’s 24-hour news source. From clinical psychologist to entrepreneur, in 2015 he launched Psych-Touch LLC., a new company with a new vision… to provide contemporary tools which integrate psychology and touch-screen technology for understanding and assisting children and the adults in their lives. View Guest page

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Dave Sanderson

Since the Miracle on the Hudson, Dave Sanderson has built a career as a motivational speaker, mentor and author. In his presentations, he shares and teaches “The 12 Resources to create your own Personal Flight Plan TM,” precepts that enabled him to become a top producer in some of the largest sales organizations in the world and ultimately enabled him to survive the plane crash.
Sanderson has appeared at countless fundraisers that have raised over $8.56 million for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: a Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.
In his new book, Moments Matter, Sanderson discusses lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how to take a potentially tragic experience and turn it into an opportunity to survive and “create your own flight plan.” View Guest page

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Jason Treu

Jason graduated with a law degree and Masters in Communications from Syracuse University. He spent seven years in Silicon Valley working with transformational leaders such as Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, Mark Hurd and others at companies such as Apple, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Pixar, Yahoo! and many others. He has helped clients meet top influencers such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Peter Diamandis, Chris Anderson and others.
Jason is the author of the #1 best-seller, Social Wealth, that’s been #1 in four business categories on Amazon, and sold over 40,000 copies. He has studied and learned hands-on from the top experts in the world such as Tony Robbins, Marie Forleo, Mastin Kipp, and Brene Brown, and at leading institutions such as Harvard, University of California Berkeley and Ken Blanchard Companies. In the past three years, Jason has helped clients generate over a billion dollars in wealth. View Guest page

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John Vespasian

John Vespasian is the author of eight books about rational living, including "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), "On Becoming Unbreakable: How Normal People Become Extraordinarily Self-Confident" (2015), and "Thriving in difficult times: Twelve lessons from Ancient Greece to improve your life today" (2016). John has resided in New York, Madrid, Paris, and Munich. His work reflects his values of self-reliance, tolerance, and entrepreneurship. View Guest page

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