Kirk Wayman is the founder of IKON Coaching which uses a powerful coaching framework to launch people’s success. He has spent thousands of hours working with entrepreneurs helping them overcome obstacles and successfully improve business cultures. After 15 years in business and nonprofit management, Kirk made the decision to attend graduate school so he could focus on the development of the IKON Coaching framework. During these years he created a highly relational leadership approach designed for the next generation of executives determined to create value in their world.Kirk holds a Business Management degree and completed his graduate work in Leadership. He and his wife, Maria, live with their two teenage sons in Redding, California where they enjoy the amazing community of thoughtful and enterprising people who make up the ecosystem of the North State. Also, Kirk is a host of the podcast called Showing Up.
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Jen has experienced incredible ups and devastating downs. As a child, she struggled physically and emotionally with near blindness in one eye and was often bullied because she wore a patch and thick glasses. In her twenties, she found herself stuck with almost $40,000 of debt that was not hers. Two years later, she contracted a virus that nearly ruined her life and sent her into a deep depression. In her thirties, she suffered a debilitating injury and was unexpectedly left by the man who had been her partner for seventeen years.
Jen Monks is a business writer, serial entrepreneur, and steadfast optimist devoted to helping you create a company or career you love. She is dedicated to helping you overcome your career challenges to achieve midlife success. Given her life experiences, she is now equipped to add value to your journey. Life is good.
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Dr. Matt Brown is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He holds a doctorate degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree from Brigham Young University. He has been in practice for 10 years and currently sees clients in League City, Texas. He has conducted therapy in several settings; including, hospitals, community mental health agencies, home-based therapy, and most recently, private practice. He has worked with a wide range of issues and currently specializes in families of children with special needs and chronic illness as well as infidelity. He and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of three amazing daughters, all of whom have Diastrophic Dysplasia—a form of dwarfism.
Jay Irwin is an adventurous soul who is determined to inspire people through wilderness experiences. During a 23-year rewarding career in the computer software industry, Jay had the opportunity to lead and inspire companies to enhance their productivity and success through innovative software solutions. He created entrepreneurial initiatives within some of the largest software companies in the world.
After a year-long sabbatical, Jay has successfully rounded the corner on combining his love of adventure with his desire to make a positive difference in other people’s lives. He teaches audiences, from inner-city youth to executives, how to bring the gifts learned from wilderness experiences into daily life to create powerful and long-lasting change.
Jay is an avalanche survivor, Ironman finisher, avid skier and backpacker, and a foolhardy mountain biker, but his underlying passion is being a dedicated father. Jay is also a board member of cityWILD, a local nonprofit bringing adventure and leadership to culturally diverse, inner-city youth.
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www.jayirwin.com is my personal, but not always up to date.
At the age of twelve Max and his family moved to the USA from Brazil seeking a better life on the land of opportunity. It did not take them too long to realize that the American dream differs from the American reality.. A few months after Max moved to the US, he lost his vision due to Retinitis Pigmentosa which is an eye condition that affects 0.025% of the US population. With no sight and no language, he had to work three times harder than everyone else. Not only that, but he had to deal with the system that did and still does an unimaginable injustice to individuals with disabilities. It is very easy for anyone to quit at any given time. Max could have given up and simply quit. He could have, but he did not. He preferred to struggle and strive.
With his passion and love to help others and serve humanity, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s in social work. As an intern he worked with both of the local and international communities during his five years of service in the mental health field. Most importantly, Maximiliano Campos is the host
and creator of the Blind Hour Podcast. A show created to advocate for the rights of individuals with visual disabilities, and educate people through his humorous and genuine approach to day to day life. In addition to the podcast, Maximiliano Campos is working towards other projects through which he aims to empower the disabled community by helping its members see their ability to break the barriers that block their ways, as well as encouraging these individuals to defy social and cultural expectations.
SoundCloud feed: https://soundcloud.com/blindhour
Facebook Podcast: https://fb.com/blindhourpodcast
Facebook Documentary: https://fb.com/blindhourdoc
Sasha Laghonh brings over fifteen years of experience to the commercial and spiritual realm by working with private and commercial clients hosting diverse backgrounds and life endeavors. As a seasoned MBA professional she also specializes in Organizational & Human Behavior which grants her a broad base from which to approach many topics. These tools drive her corporate career by executing diverse business strategies in complex and evolving environments. As a Life Strategies & Business Coach she works with clients ready to transform their lives by offering customized sessions relevant to their needs.
Zoe McKey is a communication and social development coach and Amazon bestselling author. She has lived on her own from a young age, which has shaped her sense of tenacity, perseverance, and self-worth. She brings over ten years of practical knowledge in her coaching and books. She has a BA and graduate degree in international and social studies. She truly believes that “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” – be it a healthier lifestyle, more confidence, or building up a million-dollar-worth company. Zoe speaks five and a half languages fluently. She considers it her superpower besides her double-jointed left thumb.
From the courtroom to the boardroom, our guest today knows firsthand about influencing decision makers and asking outrageously. She practiced law for ten years and is now a “recovering” attorney, popular speaker, executive coach and strategic consultant. She recently presented at TEDxSMU on the topic, “Why the World Needs You to Ask Outrageously,” and her newest book, Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Really Want, will be released by Berrett-Koehler in June 2017.
Dana Pharant is a Master healer, life strategist, published author and past CEO of a near 7-figure business and former Dominatrix. She is the podcast host of Inner Dominatrix. Dana is a transformational coach who uses dynamic tools for rapid change, her kick-ass energy and ability to perceive, pinpoint and pop the problem limiting you, your body or your business while having fun.
Gift: 3 part video series on How to Become Magnetically Attractive to Clients
Kevin deLaplante (https://kevindelaplante.com/) worked for twenty years as an academic philosopher, earning tenure and eventually becoming Chair of the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He left academia in 2015 to work full time as an independent educator, speaker and consultant specializing in critical thinking skills.
Dr. deLaplante has an undergraduate degree in physics from Carleton University and a PhD in philosophy from Western University. Over the course of his academic career he taught a wide variety of courses in logic and scientific reasoning, critical thinking, the philosophy of science and ethics.
Dr. deLaplante is the creator of the Critical Thinker Academy (criticalthinkeracademy.com), a tutorial site that hosts video courses on critical thinking, logic and argumentation, fallacies, probability, cognitive biases, and argumentative writing and communication. He is also the host of the Argument Ninja podcast (argumentninja.com), where he explores new approaches to critical thinking education.
Michelle Madrid-Branch is a life coach, author, speaker and global advocate for women and children. She promotes the empowerment of women; in doing so, she is dedicated to be a catalyst for change—for when women are empowered to lead full and productive lives, their children, families, and communities prosper. Michelle has been referred to as a “world-wide voice on adoption” by Adoption Australia. An international adoptee herself, she is the recipient of the 2004 Congressional Angels in Adoption Award.
She is the Executive Producer and Host of The Greater Than Project, a documentary web series exploring the intrinsic greatness within women. The project encourages women to stand together, authentically—scars, flaws, and all—in order to recognize their inner strength, leave the trappings of the past behind, and move forward in their lives.
Dave has over 24 years sales experience. He was a mortgage banker for 16 years.He has spent the past 5 years developing products for the pet industry and has created, branded and established sales for two products that have generated 16 million in revenue.( David's cat litter testimony is featured in Chapter 1 of "God With You at Work", by Andy Mason) Dave is all about creating safe places for business people to be vulnerable and real about their struggles and brokering the truth in exchange for their limiting beliefs and fears.
Dave is currently President of Authentic Sales LLC, ( exclusive distributor of the WAG brand of Australian Dog treats and food). Dave is also an Executive Coach for IKON Coaching Group. www.ikoncoaching.com
David is happily married to his wife Michele and has 4 children ages 23,17,16,& 14
Jaret’s world class advice is drawn from his early childhood woes and muscular transformation. As an 8th grader, Jaret was only 90 pounds, won only one wrestling match, and was constantly picked on and bullied. He quickly progressed to become one of New York’s best wrestlers and eventually became a 3x All-American at Bryant University. After he pursued a career in law or investment banking, Jaret realized his passion lied elsewhere. While finishing up his JD degree, Jaret started up a health and fitness brand with his childhood friend. After building the Muscle Prodigy presence to over 300,000 unique visitors per month, over 1 million social media followers, and after topping the charts with several iTunes albums, Jaret was looked up to by many as a beacon of light. People from all walks of life including C-level executives, pro athletes, students, and sales managers have come to Jaret looking for a transformation in their life including career empowerment, financial stability, relationship success, emotional mastery, physical health, spiritual connection, mental training, and contribution.
Tal Granite is the founder of Chess World and the CEO of Canada’s chess charity, Chess Institute of Canada. Tal Combines elements from education, psychology, human behavior, and personal achievement, to offer a revolutionary approach to the art of setting and achieving personal goals. In this episode Tal shares tools and methods that played a role in changing the lives of youth and adults alike.
Stephanie’s first career was as “Stevie Knox,” one of South Florida’s most popular radio DJs during the 80s and early 90s. Shifting careers as she raised her children, she delved into the Healing Arts. Over 20 years later, Stephanie is now a Speaker, Spiritual Healer and Coach, Yoga Teacher and Certified Hypnotist (among other things). Sharing inspirational empowerment with simple action steps, Stephanie empowers women to move from anxiety, fear, stress and despair to freedom, peace of mind and joy in their lives.
Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher and branding specialist, internationally acclaimed as an expert on the subject. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California in Irvine where he teaches branding. He resides in Southern California and welcomes your comments. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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After graduating with an engineering degree and then an MBA from Ohio State, Paul started on the management development track at Ford Motor Company in Detroit. After five years, he departed to start a staffing company with a partner. They sold it to a publicly traded firm five years later. Along the way, Paul was Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year two years straight. Paul later entered the real estate sector, where he completed over 85 real estate investments and exits, appeared on an HGTV Special Real Estate episode, rehabbed and managed rental properties, built a number of new homes, developed a waterfront subdivision, and started two successful online real estate marketing firms. Three successful developments, including assisting with development of a Hyatt hotel and a multifamily housing project, led him into this arena. Paul is married with four children. Paul is the author of The Perfect Investment – Create Enduring Wealth from the Historic Shift to Multifamily Housing (2016).
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Entrepreneur, speaker and writer Pia Silva is a partner and brand strategist at Worstofall Design where they build "Badass Brands without the BS" for 1-3 person service businesses in 1-3 day intensives. She is a Forbes contributor and has spoken at a host of entrepreneurial organizations including Goldman Sach's 10,000 small businesses, The Chamber of Commerce, Squarespace, and We Work. Her company was named top "10 Design Firms Lead By Young People That Are Changing the Way We Look at the World" by Complex. Her upcoming book Badass Your Brand: Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit launches March 16th, 2017.
Marc Miller’s career journey included 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a stint as a high school math teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Center and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever.
But after thirty years of wandering the proverbial career desert, often repeating the same mistakes over and over, Marc learned his most crucial lesson: Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them. He now uses his extensive training experience to help others—especially Baby Boomers—find careers that they could grow into for the decades that lie ahead.
Patrick Fitzgibbons is a veteran police officer with approximately 20 years of experience in a variety of roles within law enforcement. Patrick holds an MBA in business and an MA in organizational leadership and is a lifelong learner. Patrick is a professor in higher education, and is dedicated to educating the next generation of law enforcement professionals. Patrick is a subject matter expert in many criminal justice areas such as use of force issues, law enforcement leadership and community policing to name a few. He is also a co-founder of a software startup designed to keep track of certifications, training and equipment.
Damion Lupo is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business at age 11. Damion Lupo is an American Sensei, Financial Mentor to the elite. He is the author of 6 books and accelerated learning programs for financial and spiritual mastery. He built a multi million fortune in his 20’s and then lost it all because of ego, greed and speed. He particularly enjoys sharing the lessons he learned- and the things he wishes someone had told him before he got started.
Zuhair - origins/ancestry from India, born in Pakistan, grew up in Dubai from age 2 - 19, moved to US in 1994, was a citizen of Kenya (inherited from my father) until few years ago when I was granted US citizenship, graduated from UHCL in 1995 with Bachelors in Computer Science, currently work part-time in Firearms Operations @ Cabela's in League City & own a small healthy vending business (www.high5health.info)
Shireen - born & raised in India, lived in Dubai for few years, moved to US in 1994, citizen of India until few years ago when she was granted US citizenship, graduated from UHCL in 1995 with Bachelors in Computer Science & then continued on to earn Masters in Computer Information Systems. We got married here in 2001 & have 2 daughters.
The scholar i mentioned on YouTube is named Hassanain Rajabali, here is a link to a phenomenal 9 part series that he recorded in London if i'm not mistaken...
Finally a really good book on religion & science is The Bible, the Quran & Science by Dr. Maurice Bucaille...
Dave Runyon is the Executive Director of CityUnite, an organization that helps faith, business, and government leaders unite around common causes in the Denver metro area. Dave also serves as a consultant for businesses who have a desire to give back in their communities.
In 2010, Dave started a neighboring movement that has now spread to over 1,000 churches around the country. This experience prompted him to co author “The Art of Neighboring,” which has sold over 75,000 copies. He speaks locally and nationally encouraging leaders to collaborate for the good of their cities. Before founding CityUnite, Dave served as a pastor for ten years at Foothills Community Church and The Next Level Church. He graduated from Colorado State University where he studied history, economics, and education. Dave and his wife, Lauren, have four kids and do not plan to have any more.
Michael shares about a life changing trip to Africa. He works in the social enterprise and nonprofit arena. He is about creating business solutions to community problems which fuels for better business. Mike is a millennial author, speaker, and transformational coach who travels across the globe, helping executives go from success to significance by implementing strategic plans to leave a legacy that will lead to a global impact.
Book coming soon: The Ultimate Dividend
Cam shares about charting his own path. He spent many years in the boxing ring having great success and chasing a dream of becoming an olympian. On the verge of the dream in 2012 and in 2016 the dream didn’t happen. How to move on from a dream ending? Cam is now moving full throttle into his next phase of life in being an influential speaker.