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  • 00:30

    Author and Adventurer Kurt Koontz about his book A Million Steps

    in Self Help

    VividLife Radio's Kristen White speaks with author and adventurer Kurt Koontz about his recent book, A Million Steps. In A Million Steps, Kurt shares his month-long adventure walking from village to village in Spain along a route that pilgrims have followed since medieval times. Kurt also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery, and love. Kurt Koontz grew up with a lot of the outdoors in Boise, Idaho. He studied business at the University of Puget Sound, then returned to his hometown to rise through the ranks as a sales executive for Micron Technology. While working, he traveled on business across the U.S. and the world. When he retired at age 36, he took to adventure travel—mostly by bicycle across Europe and in the Western U.S. and Canada. It wasn't until 2012 that he began writing about his adventures. That year, he walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago, the Spanish pilgrimage route dating from medieval times. This journey, he says, was a very different kind of travel. On the Camino, he lived moment to moment, not knowing where he would find the next meal or sleep the next night. As he walked the 1,300-year-old route, he heard unforgettable stories from other pilgrims and took a deeper look at his own life stories. Recorded in his journal and e-mails home, they became the foundation for his first book, A Million Steps, due out late this year. He now lives and writes near family and friends, on a tree-lined creek in Boise. http://kurtkoontz.com/about-kurt/

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  • 01:00

    A Million Steps with Guest Kurt Koontz:The Jenn Royster Show

    in Travel

    Dr. Jenn welcomes guest Kurt Koontz, author of the book, A Million Steps. The title for this book is a rough estimate of the number of steps he took while walking the Camino de Santiago. Over the course of a kilometer, he counted 1,153 steps. Kurt did the math and discovered that he would take a total of 909,717 steps on the trail between St. Jean Pied-de-Port, where it began, and Santiago de Compostela, where it ended. Kurt added in another 3,000 or so steps per day to cover the walks to dinner and short hikes for sightseeing. Kurt will be sharing his insights on self discovery, lessons learned and the inspirations gained on a solo pilgrimage journey.

    About Kurt Koontz: After retiring early from his job as a successful sales executive for a Fortune 500 technology company, Kurt Koontz volunteered in his community and traveled across Europe and North America. He never considered writing a book until he walked nearly 500 miles across Spain in 2012. Those million steps were so compelling that he returned home and began writing and speaking about his life-changing adventures. He lives and writes on a tree-lined creek in Boise, Idaho. Learn more  http://kurtkoontz.com

    This episode has been pre-recorded

  • 01:00


    in Entrepreneur

    If you could GIVE just $20 a month and SAVE the life of a child, while creating a better life for you and your family, Would You?

    Did you know that every 5 seconds a child dies from something that is totally preventable? 2 billion people around the world suffer from malnutrition. 1 in 9 don’t have access to clean drinking water, and over 200 Million are at risk of malaria. The good news is YOU CAN HELP. Learn today how you can DO WELL, BY DOING GOOD!

    Today on ONE FAMILY, ONE FOCUS, SILAS KING III along with TOP LEADERS, MEMBERS and CUSTOMERS of HIDDEN HUNGER GLOBAL will share how you can be a part of a movement that is saving lives of children, impacting communities and transforming nations all around the world. Join us today. You will be inspired and encouraged. Hidden Hunger Global... One Family, One Focus – SAVE 1 MILLION CHILDREN!


  • 00:27

    Seven steps to highest Kind of Faith

    in Religion

    In our past we have been learning that faith is not something as much we do. We have seen that faith is not hoping that we will see as much as it is something which we do. We have seen that faith is not hoping that we will see the answer for the future, faith is believing that we have the answer now. The  eyes of faith see the answer as having already happened.

  • 00:54

    #351 1M New Businesses, Legal Protection for Raising Capital, Internet of Things

    in Business

     Segment 1: Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M), a global virtual incubator. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes.

    Segment 2: Georgia Quinn is the CEO and co-founder of iDisclose, an adaptive web-based application that enables entrepreneurs to prepare customized institutional grade private placement documents for a fraction of the time and cost. Heralded by Thomson-Reuters as a Top Female Attorney in New York City, she also serves as of counsel at the leading firm in crowdfunding, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, specializing in facilitating financial transactions and compliance with JOBS Act regulations.

    Segment 3: Barry Moltz shows you how to get your small business unstuck.

    Segment 4: John Babcock is the CFO of Satellite Industries, the world’s largest supplier of products to the portable restroom industry, including restrooms, trucks, and deodorizers. 

    Segment 5: Michael Nardo started his own IT Company called FuturTech Consulting at age 46, which he has successfully managed and nurtured for the past twenty years as Owner and CEO. In 2013, he started to pursue his lifelong dream of writing a book and “The Beginning” was born, the first book of a trilogy.

    Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.

  • 01:00

    Catch the Wave and Save a Life with Hidden Hunger Global

    in Social Networking

    Sandy C and J Michael will be sharing this new movement about Hidden Hunger Global and how their mission is to save the lives of children and  also impact  families here in  Hawaii and beyond!

    J Michael Smith had a very successful career in the restaurant industry having managed, owned and operated restaurants on Oahu and Maui from the mid 70's through 2007 . He lived on this beautiful island for 17 years, and  currently resides in the state of Texas.  He is going to share his experience about being a previous business  owner here in the state and also the realization of how expensive it is to live in paradise. From his experience working with the people of the island and seeing first hand the struggle that people have financially here in this state, you can understand why he is on a mission to help the families of Hawaii make a better life for themselves.  He is also very passionate about saving children and has lived in Ethiopia when he was a child. Africa is very dear to his heart and you can understand his passion to help those who are in desperate need. He has seen this with his own eyes and lived among those less fortunate. He is very aware of the current conditions around the world and will be sharing his knowledge on the show. 

    Sandy Conway has lived on Maui for the last 15 years and loves the culture of this great state of Hawaii! She is the Co-Founder of Maui Women Live Out Loud whose mission is to share, care, and pray for the women of Maui. When she learned of Hidden Hunger Global, she was so inspired by the movement of this organization. She has been searching for a cause-based organization to join forces with to save the lives of children, but also to make a better life for herself. Her mission is share the news with the world about Hidden Hunger Global and the difference it can make for everyone.

  • 00:33

    Increasing Fundraising Through Transparency

    in Non-Profit

    Join us for a lively discussion on  how nonprofit organizations may increase their fundraising capacity through transparency and enhanced disclosure utilizing GuideStar Profiles.  Our special guest will be Jasmine Marrow, the Director of  Nonprofit Strategy for GuideStar. Jasmine develops strategy for and oversees the GuideStar Exchange program, GuideStar's primary initiative to engage nonprofits. She is also the Product Manager for  the TakeAction initiative, GuideStar's primary initiative to engage individual donors. Jasmine oversees GuideStar’s Philanthropedia program, which rates verified, financially responsible charities according to how much great work they're doing. Jasmine leads Philanthropedia's research efforts, including developing international expansion, rerunning old causes, and expediting strategy for continued growth into new causes.

    GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2010, their database contained over 5 million IRS Forms 990 on 1.9 million organizations. 

    Call in live at (347) 884-8121. You don't need an account to listen, but, if you want to participate in an online chat, open a listener-only account at https://secure.blogtalkradio.com/register.aspx?type=listener to participate in a live chat.

    Visit Valeriefleonard.com.  Archived episodes may be found at http://Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes, Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher.

  • 02:00

    Computer America - Michael Miller, Author and Computer America Correspondent

    in Technology

    Computer America

    Both Hours: Author and Computer America Correspondent Michael Miller.

    Author Michael Miller is a proven and successful non-fiction writer on a variety of technical, business, and lifestyle-related topics. He has written more than 150 books in the last two decades that have collectively sold more than one million copies. His best-selling books include The Ultimate Web Marketing Guide, YouTube for Business, and Facebook for Grown-Ups for Que Publishing. He has established a reputation for being able to explain difficult concepts to everyday readers in easy-to-understand language.

    Topic for 11-29-15:

    Mike's new book!  Windows 10 and lots more!

  • 00:30

    Transforming Your Marketing Matrix Now: Transform Your End Of The Year Marketing

    in Marketing

    Marketing Alchemy is at it's best when business owners can learn how to up-level their marketing perception to see something different about their marketing agenda than they've ever seen before. In order to transform your marketing you must first be willing discover your Marketing Matrix Factor in order to transform your next level marketing into more than meets the eye.

    In this segment Cross Industries Authority & Cross Niche Marketing Journalist, Alicia Nicole Waters!, will be joined by Online Marketing Mentor, Mike Martinez, to talk about Transforming Your End Of The Year Marketing Matrix. Mike will also be sharing about how to take the next steps towards up-leveling your video marketing efforts to transform your results before the new year.

    Join Facebook Group Transformational Marketing Matrix (More Than Meets The Eye Marketing)

    Learn more about Alicia Nicole Waters at www.aliciawaterscrossindustries.com

    Learn more about Mike Martinez at www.mike-martinez.com

  • 00:30

    The Magic of Our Instincts

    in Motivation

    We all were born with Instinct. We all still have instinct and will throughout our lives. Why do we not use it? It is our strongest Ally and yet we put it down, throw it out, and we think that it is silly because it pushes to do the impossible and we think the impossible is something we cannot do! The irony of how we treat our instincts is that they are always right and we start looking for something to replace what we already know. Tune in and join in on the Conversation Tomorrow Morning at 5:30 AM, PST! 

  • 00:30

    Mud Toe at Midnight:More Steps

    in Spirituality

    Mud Toe talks about the 2nd of the 12 steps, and maybe the 3rd and 4th, if he gets that far.