Music, Infusionsoft and Operation Underground Railroad

June 20, 2017
Hosted by Dan Clark

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This show is one for the ages. As usual Dan starts the show with a humorous and thought provoking monologue, leading into Grammy Award winning hit songwriter Tim Nichols who will talk about the influence music has in our lives, and the story behind writing "Live Like You're Dying" for Tim McGraw. The fourth and fifth segments will be filled with the knowledge, wisdom, passion, vision and experience of Mr Clate Mask - founder and CEO of Infusionsoft, that is clearly changing the way businesses conduct business and increase sales and profitability through streamlined processes and connection tools. The last two segments will feature Tim Ballard, Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), who worked for the CIA dealing with terrorism and as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The Art of Significance

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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 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

June 2017

  • 6/20/2017: Music, Infusionsoft and Operation Underground Railroad Listen Now
  • 6/13/2017: 'Healing and Leaving a Legacy Through Music, Finance and Football.' Listen Now
  • 6/6/2017: Motivation, Music and Military Insight Listen Now

May 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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