DARRIN SCHENCK, a former professional racquetball player, the racquetball coach at Arizona State University, VP of Sales for TriageNow, author, and the survivor of a head-crash with a drunk driver, will join us from Phoenix, Arizona, to tell us his story, including his survival from that crash, as well as all that he is doing now to promote safety on the road.
From His Website:
"I walked away from this head on collision with nothing but a small scar on the back of my hand. After a while I really started to question why this had happened, and more importantly why was I spared in this instance? After much introspection, I came to the conclusion that while I had done some good things in my life, I wasn't doing enough. I needed to do more, and on a larger scale.
While the ASU Racquetball team has allowed me the opportunity to influence about 300 kids in my 13 years as coach, I wanted to expand that reach. Although one single speech is not going to necessarily change someone's life, if I have some impact on some of the people I speak to, I will be closer to fulfilling my "WHY". My WHY is to help others chase and achieve their goals as I have."
NOA RONEN, a leadership coach and author from Raleigh, North Carolina, joined us to discuss her career, her views on leadership, and her latest release, "BEyond: Leadership: From AwareLess To AwareNess".
From Her Website:
"My personal relocation experience, reminded me that many times when we step into the path of change, we think we know how the change is going to look like, but in reality even though we try to control every step along the way to shape it as we want, the end result will look differently and this is when we feel stuck.Change Taught Me That There Are Two Main Energies That Can Help Us Thrive Or Get Stuck; The Being And Doing Energies.
Those energies can help us create a momentum with our leadership or keep us stuck. Until we learn to identify and then evaluate the situation we stay in what I call a state of AwareLess."
JACOB CRAIG, a fitness author and researcher from Rochester, New York, joined us to discuss his latest release, "Inspiring Leaders in Health & Fitness", as well as all else that he has learned in the areas of health, motivation, and success.
From His Website:
"I’m Jacob Craig, a researcher and writer on experts in various spaces related to self-improvement. The experts that I study have been able to help thousands of people through their books, podcasts, coaching programs, and social media platforms. After researching them for months at a time, I get to know the foundation of their work, the ins and outs of their programs, and hundreds of interesting tips from each of them. Through my books, my first being ‘Inspiring Leaders in Health & Fitness, Vol. 1,’ I share this information in hopes others find as much value as I have."
JESUS "EDDIE" CAMPA, a retired police chief and police officer, and a current author, joined us to discuss his career, law enforcement, and his newest release, "Unmasking Leadership: What They Don't Tell You".
From His Website:
"Eddie was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. After 27 years of law enforcement experience, Eddie retired from public service and transitioned his experience and expertise to the private sector as a mentor, consultant, and sounding board. Eddie served as a Chief Deputy and Chief of Police on two different occasions.
As a result of his last tour as Chief of Police in a city impacted by racial divisions, he created and implemented the innovative No Colors No Labels Initiative designed to remove the preconceived notion that the Police were racially motivated. NCNL provided a safe community for all citizens. In 2017 he was named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian of the Year by the NAACP. He is a leader who believes in diversity and that a workforce should mirror the community they serve."
WORDSMITH, a songwriter, performer, entrepreneur and philanthropist from Baltimore, Maryland, joined us to discuss his ventures and projects, including his work with his entertainment company, his philanthropy work, and his activities with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. he also shared some of his music with us!
From His Website:
"Baltimore City Public schools don't include music classes or music programs. To mitigate this deficit, Rise with a Purpose, Inc.(RISE) will provide an instructional music program for Baltimore City underserved youth & aspiring musicians on the fundamentals of song creation/structure, vocal tones, classical music, dance, & the recording process. Donations will be used for providing an after-school facility, students with instruments and accessories, studio & recording equipment, stipends for teachers, purchase of equipment and technology for virtual instruction."
REDWOOD, a singer/songwriter from the UK, joined us to discuss her songwriting, her background, her background, and. the differences between performing live and in the studio. She also shared two her songs with us!
From Her BandCamp Page:
"Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Worcestershire. Known for her powerful, haunting vocals and perfect harmonies, Redwood has been performing on the West Midlands circuit for the last couple of years."
"A successful actor and model for over twenty five years. Had businesses in the hair and beauty industry, was a ski instructor, and competed internationally as an athlete, and martial artist.
Much later on, he developed a fitness brand called KETTFusion, which is established in the UK and three other European countries and has received numerous awards as a leading fitness brand.
But it was a visit to a clairvoyant, who suggested he try writing, that put him on the path of becoming an Author, which now takes up most of his time.
The Wand Chronicles is by far his largest and most exciting writing project to date."
ELIZABETH MALDONADO, a certified teacher, certified life coach, author, aspiring motivational speaker, and an ordained minister from San Antonio, Texas, joined us to discuss all of the great things that she is doing to help others.
From Her Site:
"My Life Coaching practice evolved from my work at Innovative Approaches to Education (my homeschooling business). I would inevitably find students who trusted me enough to share their fears and their aspirations. I began coaching them. When they were committed to reaching their goals, we would see them build momentum and acquire growth. This inspired me to get my Life Coach certification and make it official.
My background is in education. I have worked as a teacher since August of 2000. During my eighteen years of service, I have learned there is both an art and a science to teaching/coaching. Individualized service is key. Building trust leads to great relationships, and that in and of itself, helps build the momentum necessary for attaining achievement."
MITCHELL NICHOLAS GERBER, an investigative journalist/activist now living in Vietnam, joined us to give information about the horrific organ harvesting and murders of Chinese citizens.
From His Page:
"I am currently on the frontlines, a hundred miles away from the Chinese border in Communist Vietnam, dangerously close to the Red Dragons Lair, namely China; where a horrific tale of horror is commencing and tightly concealed.
I want to share with you my Incredible Story of courage, dedication, and conviction of this mission I am on; that I feel will truly captivate, inspire, and encourage your audience in a tremendous way and make them feel that no matter how hard Life can be, the goodness of the human spirit will ALWAYS triumph over acts of evil!"
WADE ROUSE, an author from Michigan, and an internationally bestselling author of eleven books, including four memoirs and five novels, each of which has been translated into twenty languages. Wade Rouse has already sold over a million copies worldwide!
We discussed all of his books, including his newest release (under the pen name of Viola Shipman), "The Clover Girls".
From His Website: "Wade’s books have been selected multiple times as Must-Reads by NBC’s Today show, featured in USA Today, The Washington Post and Chelsea Lately and chosen three times as Indie Next Picks by the nation’s independent booksellers.
Wade is the noted humorist of four critically-acclaimed memoirs. He was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards in Humor (he lost to Tina Fey) and was named by Writer’s Digest as “The #2 Writer, Dead or Alive, We’d Like to Have Drinks With” (Wade was sandwiched between Ernest Hemingway and Hunter Thompson).
Wade’s novels, written under the pen name Viola Shipman, are beloved by readers across the world. Wade chose his grandmother’s name as a pen name to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his fiction."
waderouse.com and/or violashipman.com
LISA DAILEY, an author, traveler, and owner of Silent Sidekick and Sidekick Press, joined us to discuss her latest release, "Square Up - 50,000 miles in search of a way home", as well as her work with other authors.
From Her Website: "Lisa Dailey is an avid traveler and writer. In her time abroad, she unearthed new ways of looking at her life through her discoveries in remote corners of the world and she continues to enrich her life through travel. She is currently working on a recipe anthology as well as her first work of fiction.
A native Montanan, Lisa now makes her home by the ocean in Bellingham, Washington, but returns to her roots every summer for a healthy dose of mountains and Big Sky. Lisa is the owner of Silent Sidekick and Sidekick Press where she helps guide authors through their publishing journey."
VANESSA ZAMY, a business consultant and author from Massachusetts, joined us to discuss what she can do for those who are interested in starting and growing a business, while also maintaining their 9 to 5 jobs.
FROM HER BIO:
"With a focus on efficiency and effectiveness, Vanessa Zamy works with you as a new entrepreneur on taking care of your life while also taking care of business. Her motto: keep it simple, then keep it movin’!"
HENYA DRESCHER, an author from New York and Massachusetts, joined us to discuss here latest release, "Stolen Truth".
From Her Amazon Page:
"Henya Drescher is often found reading a book, and that book will most likely be a psychological thriller, which she writes. Writing novels was always her wish, and now, with STOLEN TRUTH, it has become a reality. When not absorbed in writing her third novel and spending too much time on the computer, Henya's passions include lifting weights, spinning, and cultivating her large garden."
M.D. HOUSE, an author from Utah, joined us to discuss his latest release, "Pillars of Barabbas", the sequel to, "I Was Called Barabbas", which discusses imagining the life Barabbas went on to live after being spared his sentence of death in exchange for the life of Jesus.
From His Website:
"The man they called Barabbas has come a long way from the wretched prisoner released by Pontius Pilate in lieu of Jesus of Nazareth. He and his wife Chanah are growing in regard among the leadership of Christ’s fledgling church, which is expanding and thriving.
But increasing Christian influence breeds jealousy among several Roman governors and senators. How will Emperor Nero react? Can the apostle Paul soothe the moody young ruler and help the valiant Roman saints continue to spread the Word?"
MAYKEN SELINDER NILSSON, an author now from Georgie, joined us to discuss her writing career and her books, including, "A Good Kind of Crazy" and "Western Skies".
From Her Website:
"Majken Selinder Nilsson strives to develop a strong sense of place blended with complex characters with whom people can relate, while utilizing succinct, developed dialogue. Their personas become like close friends, often surprising her with the twists and turns in their lives as much as her readers. She connects with her characters on a deeply personal level and is known to mourn them when their stories come to an end."
Fresh from the success of his book, "A Principal's Family Principles" (available for purchase at www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and www.outskirtspress.com), "Dr. Paul's Family Talk" focuses on the family, kids, parenting, schools, jokes, music, sports, issues of the day, and all issues that impact the family.