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092 Greg Centineo

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Greg took inventory of his life. He realized that everything he wanted was on the other side of fear. Greg jumped over the ‘chasm’. He uses that insight to enable others to go outside their comfort zones, shift their mindset to push their own limitations, face and embrace their fears, build confidence, be authentic, accept their weakness, celebrate their greatness, recognize that we need each other, highlight the importance of the ‘human element’ and grow healthy/positive communities. Greg shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:

– everything you want is on the other side of fear
– don’t allow yourself to live within limitations
– find your unique self
– understand your why
– shift your mindset
– to introduce a shift in mindset, study others
– listen to everybody, but follow no one
– our capabilities far surpass what we accept
– be open to paradigm shifts and bigger ideas
– it boils down to what we believe
– business is about you and what you believe

http://gregcentineo.com/

greg@gregcentineo.com 

https://www.instagram.com/gregcentineo/?hl=en 

https://www.thehuddlecompany.com/

 

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091 Ron Carucci

The loss of Ron’s brother and his upcoming TED talk were converging in the same moment. He didn’t know how we was going to honor both at the same time. Ron asked for practical, emotional and spiritual assistance, so that neither of these moments got too lost in the other. His family buoyed him, came along side of him and saw the importance of grieving, managing loss and the importance of celebrating a triumphant accomplishment. This enabled Ron to participate in both moments. He shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:

– accept your own limitations
– you have to ask for what you need
– seek a community around you for the triumphs and the tragedies
– surround yourself with people to join, care and set boundaries for you
– you get do-overs
– life gives you second chances
– too often we forfeit the opportunity for others to be our heroes
– sometimes we downplay our successes or triumphs
– allow others to share in the joy of your triumphs and successes
– we need others to narrate our transformations
– ask others to join you to narrate your life story and be intentional about what you want the outcome to be
– strive to be a hero, not a spectator, in your own life story

Ron Carucci has a thirty-year track record helping executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership — from start-ups to Fortune 10s, non-profits to heads-of-state, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth. With experience in more than 25 countries on 4 continents, he helps organizations articulate strategies that lead to accelerated growth, and then designs programs to execute those strategies. The best-selling author of eight books, including the recent Amazon #1 Rising to Power, Ron is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, where Navalent’s work on leadership was named one of 2016’s management ideas that mattered most. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, and a two-time TEDx speaker. His work’s been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, Inc., BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Business Week, and Smart Business.

http://www.navalent.com/ 
https://twitter.com/RonCarucci 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/navalent 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v234mvaUQ4o 

https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Power-Journey-Exceptional-Executives/dp/1626341087 

 

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090 Mindy Tatz Chernoff

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After her divorce, Mindy’s connections with horses grew deeper. She feels honored to partner with horses to create a trusted space, that enables healing, transformation, change, greater peace and well-being for people. Mindy feels that horses are masters of the non-verbal, e.g. emotional intelligence, mirror what’s going on in our lives, are silent supporters of what we are going through, hold and carry us, e.g. what’s going on in our hearts, are resilient and have so much wisdom. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– be genuine and authentic with yourself
– be with your discomfort
– in your stillness, feel and grieve
– when we’re suffering, we need to feel felt and that we’re not alone
– truths and aliveness comes from suffering
– believe in a power greater than yourself, because that’s where trust comes in
– finding support and trust is indispensable

Mindy Tatz Chernoff, B.A., M.A. is the founder and CEO of The Resonant Horse. Partnering with horses, she offers a novel and innovative approach to healing, freedom and clarity. She has a Dual Masters in Holistic Spirituality and Spiritual Direction, and 56 years deeply steeped in horses and humanity. Within the safe environment of the barn, Mindy, along with the horses, explores areas of resistance and fear, as well as love, acceptance, and compassion. Horses are inherently nonjudgemental and they offer us the opportunity to live our lives in a similar manner. In addition, the non–predatory power of horses offers a superb learning environment with which to feel and heal.  When you are able to notice and observe the wisdom of the horse, you, too can be transformed, whether you are a child, adult, or an Executive.  Mindy is a talented and gifted TEDX Talk speaker.  She is the author of the Amazon #1 Hot New Release; “From Muck to Magnificence, How Cleaning Horse Stalls Can Lead to an Astonishing Life”.

http://theresonanthorse.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l60ycDfgCc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBZkFquIqog

https://www.amazon.com/Muck-Magnificence-Cleaning-Stalls-Astonishing/dp/0997789115

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089 Aaron Schlein

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Aaron’s grandmother gave him the gift of travel, which provided him with a sense of adventure, learning, spending time with loved ones, creating lasting memories and a passion for travel. His grandmother’s travel opportunities had a positive and significant impact on him. Today, Aaron enables people to share their gifts of travel, where they jointly inspire the next generation. He shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– change your mindset from scarcity to abundance
– if your mindset does not serve you, then let it go
– take inventory of your potential and gifts
– shift your mindset, look for opportunities to provide value, lift up and empowers others
– strive to add value and substance to the world
– surround yourself with like minded people that can help lift you up to be the best version of you
– start with one goal, think big and break it down into bite size daily actions
– get your passion out into the world and don’t over think it

Aaron Schlein is a family man, entrepreneur, and host of the Dramatic Travels podcast.  Aaron got travel fever as a teenager while exploring the world with his grandmother, whom he credits with igniting his passion for travel.  Becoming a father inspired Aaron to pay forward his grandmother’s generosity and become an advocate for youth travel.  Aaron lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife and two children.

https://www.dramatictravels.com/ 

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088 John Abrams

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When John was 8 years old, his parents divorced. He also discovered that his brothers and he did not share the same father. These life changes made him want attention. John wanted to be the ‘star of the show’. He witnessed that people made a living doing their art. John reinvented himself multiple times. Today, he does what he loves, which is performing for a live audience. John shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– take inventory of your life on a regular basis
– ask yourself “am I truly happy?”
– if not, make a change
– don’t wait for the ‘big event’
– exercise what John calls “LIFE”: 1) figure out what you Love, 2) be In service (to others), 3) Focus and 4) Engage

Professional entertainer John Abrams has been making his living in the performing arts since 1998. From actor to acting coach to professional magician to host of his very own podcast “The Variety Artist”, John has follow his lifelong passion to inspire other performing artists to follow their dream.

https://www.thevarietyartist.com/ 
https://amazingschoolassemblies.com/

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087 Thomas Blackwell

Sometimes, we allow unhealthy self talk to impact the course of our thoughts, actions and life. The tone and kindness with which we speak to ourselves and others creates our environments. Thomas has the unique gift of finding the diamonds in the rough, ‘uncovering’ the signs (seeing others’ true potentials) and ‘shining’ those signs with genuine praise, love, trust and acceptance.  What happens next is that people start to also see their true potentials.  They believe, love and accept themselves for the wonderful beings that they are. Thomas shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– speak to yourself and others with love, kindness and praise
– remind yourself frequently that you are loved, special, worthy, divine and capable of great things
– be mindful, conscious and true of the words that you say to yourself and others
– we bring about what we talk about
– see people as they can become
– when you get to know someone’s story, you tend to love them
– people tend to act how you speak to them
– we create the beauty within or the beast within
– create environments of acceptance and love
– only say what you want to happen
– there are diamonds in the rough, waiting to be discovered
– you can accomplish anything you want, if you say so

Thomas Blackwell travels the world as a keynote speaker and trainer inspiring people to changer their language in order to change their results. He is the author of “The Liberty of Our Language Revealed” – We Bring About What We Talk About- and has given more than 1000 talks and presentations to corporations, executives, entrepreneurs, sales teams, athletes, religious groups, and students.

While attending Northern Arizona University on a music/voice scholarship Thomas competed in tennis and soccer and later coached tennis at the Division I level. His business experience runs deep as he has owned and operated a successful seven figure insurance agency with over 100 agents and 3 different locations. While realizing some significant success in business in 2004 he was asked to tell his story in 7 minutes to a group of over 10,000 people. His being requested to speak and inspire as a keynote and facilitator has never stopped since that point. This inevitably led him to this vocation he didn’t even know was an option.

Above it all Thomas‘s greatest blessings from God are being married to his high school sweetheart, and being the father to four precious daughters.

https://thomasblackwellspeak.com/ 
https://saydoachieve.com 

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Extra – Naomi McDougall Jones

Naomi (writer, actress and producer) shares powerful life experiences. Her first film didn’t give her the validation and acceptance that she sought. Naomi felt crushed. So for her second film, she set out to be accepted by the “System” and chose to play by their rules. Naomi encountered very powerful ‘gatekeepers’ that feel they define the success and happiness of film makers, such as herself. Once she realized that she had been empowered all along, she took a refreshingly different approach. Naomi recentered with her own value system and courageously decided to distribute her film herself. She rented an RV and embarked on her “Joyful Vampire Tour of America”, which provides screenings, Q&A with the film makers and ends with a fun ball. Naomi looks forward to connect with her end consumers and independent cinema owners. She shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– your acceptance, validation and happiness is measured by your values, not those of others
– do not chase external recognitions that are, in reality, meaningless
– get centered with your values, what is truly important to you and go after it
– sometimes you just need to challenge the norm
– learn by doing
– listen to your gut

Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and women in film activist.  She grew up in Aspen, Colorado and attended Cornell University before graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).  Naomi wrote, produced, and starred in the 2014 indie feature film, Imagine I’m Beautiful, which took home 12 awards on the film festival circuit including 4 Best Pictures and, for Naomi, 3 Best Actress Awards and The Don Award for Best Independently Produced Screenplay of 2014. The film was named as #8 of OscarWorld’s Top 10 Films of 2014 and was distributed theatrically and digitally by Candy Factory Films.  Naomi’s second feature film, Bite Me, is a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her. Following their 2019 Cinequest premiere, the team is pioneering an innovative distribution model in the form of a 40+ city, 3-month, RV-fueled, Joyful Vampire Tour of America, May 6-August 4, 2019. To catch a screening (and Vampire Ball), watch the film, and/or find out more about their distribution model visit www.bitemethefilm.com.  A pilot she wrote, The Dark Pieces, was named on the 2016 WriteHer List as one of the top 16 unproduced pilots by a female screenwriter and is now in development for Canadian TV.  She was a writer for season 1 of Amazon’s original series, The New Yorker Presents, based on the world’s most award-winning magazine, which premiered at Sundance 2016, for which she wrote the teleplay adaptation of Miranda July’s short story Roy Spivey.  Naomi has been a vocal advocate for bringing gender parity to film, both on and off screen. She has spoken at film festivals and conferences around the world and written extensively on this subject. In November 2016, Naomi gave a TEDTalk, The Women in Film Revolution Begins With You.  She has teamed up with former CFO of the City of Chicago, Lois Scott, to found The 51 Fund, a VC investment fund that will finance films written, directed, and produced by women.  She is currently at work on a book, The Wrong Kind of Woman: Dismantling the God of Hollywood, which is to be published by Beacon Press in February 2020.  She hosts the podcast Fear(ful)less: Filmmaking From the Edge, a monthly window into the successes, failures, and conversations of an independent filmmaker, which is available on iTunes and GooglePlay.  Naomi lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Stephen.

TEDTalk: go.ted.com/naomimcdougalljones
Podcast: Fear(ful)less: Filmmaking From the Edge

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