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  • 01:01

    BJ Gallagher; The Power of Positive Doing

    in Motivation

    Host Todd Weaver welcomes BJ Gallagher back to Tremendous Life Radio. BJ is a sociologist, best-selling author, and inspirational speaker. Her international best-seller; A Peacock In The Land Of Penguins, has sold over 400,000 copies in 23 languages. In this conversation, we’ll be catching up and discussing her book; The Power of Positive Doing. BJ and her books have been featured on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences and professional meetings across the country. Her corporate clients include: IBM, Chevron, US Department of Veteran's Administration, John Deere and the US Department of Interior, to name a few. BJ is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California, earning summa cum laude honors with her BA in Sociology. You can learn more about BJ HERE and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 01:17

    Voices welcomes Eco-pioneers Jim Conroy, Basia Alexander: Tree-Whispering plus!

    in Spirituality

    It is with great delight that I welcome two amazing Earth-lovers and environmental pioneers, Dr. Jim Conroy and Basia Alexander, Co-founders of the Institute of Cooperative Bio-balance.  Jim is famously known as The Tree Whisperer. With Basia as co-teacher they offer Tree-Whispering workshops and courses all over the US and annually at The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.  There is now a series of Tree-Whispering books in addition to several other titles that include Live and Let Live: Collaboration with Nature to Heal Ecosystems. They are both sought for their marvelous keynotes and are freqeunt guests of various media outlets.   During Hurricane Sandy they led a totally unique and cutting edge mission to help people save their trees. A book detailing these stories is available at their website.  http://www.treewhispering.com/


    This summary barely does justice to their inspired and inspiring work!  I regard them both as visionary experts of nature-based communications, and am deeply honored to have them join me on April 15th, a week before Earth Day.  It will be a lively and lovely hour listening to their story and welcoming your phone calls. We look forward to your joining us!


    http://www.cooperativebiobalance.org/


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooperative-BioBalance-Tree-Whispering/275684945860235


     

  • 01:02

    Bert Martinez joined by Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, Ranjan De Silva, Chris Coffey

    in Business

    Vernice Armour known to most, simply as FlyGirl. She went from beat cop to combat pilot in 3 years. After serving two tours overseas, she had become America's First African American Female Combat Pilot. After returning home, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn't know how. From her experiences, she created a 7-step process she now calls the Zero to Breakthrough Success Model and travels extensively sharing this message through her keynotes, coaching and seminars.Her book, Zero to Breakthrough, goes on sale April 28th nationwide


    Ranjan De Silva CEO Success Coach and Team Leadership Specialist from the New York Based Leadership Development Consultancy, Sensei International, Ranjan works of their Dubai office providing the companies services to clients in Asia


    Chris Coffey very driven in “helping successful leaders get even better” and uniquely masterful in working with “hard-nosed” leaders. As he worked with Marshall Goldsmith for over three decades he is also a major contributor to the development of Marshall’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching methodology. As an executive coach he has impacted the professional lives and careers of high level executives and their teams from a diversity of industries and cultural contexts in transformative ways. Chris is an exemplar of leadership development due to his decades of successfully coaching executives and his use of well-placed humor and irony


     


     


     

  • 01:04

    "Joyous Word"

    in Spirituality

    Christy Demetrakis is the President and Founder of The Empowered Speaker, a faith based global ministry that teaches people the power of dreams and the importance of faith in conquering the fears that limit us.  She is passionate about empowering others to achieve their dreams and walk in their purpose.  Christy achieves this through workshops, conferences, keynotes, and 1 on 1 coaching.  Her empowering and inspirational spirit shines through in her book, Faith to Conquer Fear:  Inspiration to Achieve your Dreams, the annual Faith to Conquer FearTM Conferences, the Faith to Conquer Fear radio showTM and the Faith to Conquer FearTM webinar series.


    Christy is a seasoned business professional with 20 years of experience in a variety of fields across several Fortune 500 companies.   She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Speech Communications and Radio, Television and Motion Pictures.  She has a Masters Degree in Business Administration.  Christy is certified instructor for the Speakers Training Camp™.  She offers public workshops and customized on-site programs for companies and organizations to improve their public speaking and presentation skills.  Christy’s partial list of clients includes Procter & Gamble, the American Association of Women Dentists, University of Arkansas, University of Cincinnati, Starfire University, Cincinnati Public Schools and Cobb Vantress.  She is a member of Toastmasters, eWomen Network, and The Network of Executive Women.  Christy is married to James and lives in Kentucky with her two children and their dog.

  • 02:01

    Gair Maxwell - The Voice Of Maritime Wrestling

    in Wrestling

    Fans of wrestling in the Maritime provinces of Canada will remember Gair Maxwell as the long-time host and play-by-play man for Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling.  Always in his trademark tuxedo with red bowtie, Maxwell verbally tied together the action in the ring during the golden era of Maritime Wrestling having called the matches of such superstars as Leo Burke, No Class Bobby Bass, Killer Karl Krupp, The Cuban Assassin, Rotten Ron Starr and countless others. 


    Always entertaining and engaging, Gair was always quick-witted on the microphone, which came in handy when he was dealing with the likes of mouthpieces Bass & Brown sitting beside him weekly for commentary.  Never one to shy away from the tongue-in-cheek fun the heels would poke at him, Gair was beloved by Maritime wrestling fans and was the soundtrack to many Saturday afternoon and evenings when AGPW would air on ATV.


    These days, Gair Maxwell is a very successful motivational speaker and author.  He has delivered over 1,000 keynotes,
    seminars and workshops all over North America to many different audiences.  He's spoken at TedTalks in Moncton.  Gair's book, Nuts, Bolt & a Few Loose Screws is formatted as a composition of essays and short stories that connect the dots when it comes to building brands that stick.


    It is indeed an honor and a privlege for Jeff & Bobby to welcome Mr. Gair Maxwell, the voice of Maritime Wrestling to Pure Class on our next show. 


    Please join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable show with the voice we all know and love.
     

  • 00:18

    Living your Purposed Life

    in Self Help

    The key to balance and life fulfillment is to understand how your unique wiring leads to your life purpose!   Regardless of current circumstances in your career, business, relationships, finances or health, you can create a new life vision, set achievable goals and attain greater success. Author, Speaker and Life Purpose Coach, Talayah Stovall shares her story and how you can also live authentically and fully in your life purpose.


    President of TGrace, she is an author, speaker and certified life purpose coach. Her mission is to empower people to use their passion to live in their purpose. Through her keynotes, workshops, radio show, coaching and EmPOWERed to… newsletter, Talayah inspires people to utilize their God-given abilities to achieve their personal and professional goals and increase their life satisfaction.


    Talayah’s lifelong passion for writing and speaking led her to complete her books, Light Bulb Moments: 75 Lessons for Everyday Living and Crossing the Threshold: Opening Your Door to Successful Relationships.  She also has an eBook: 150 Important Questions You Should Ask Before You Say “I Do.” and two motivational audio CDs, P.U.M.P. It Up! and 7 Secrets to Ignite Your Dreams. 


    Talayah is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association. She is on the Board of the Chicago Youth Centers - Rebecca Crown Center, and a member of the Trustee Board of the Vernon Park Church of God. 

  • 01:03

    Bert speaks with Matt Thornhill, Adriane Berg, Gail Evans, Dr. Peter Kongstvedt

    in Business

    Matt Thornhill founder of the generational think tank, the Boomer Project, is considered the nation's authority on marketing to older Boomer Consumers. He wrote the book on it, called Boomer Consumer


    Gail Evans best selling author of Play Like A Man Win Like A Woman, an informative business guide to the secrets men know about success that women need to learn. The book was listed for several months on the New York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal’s bestseller lists. Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman has been translated into 18 languages and has been a bestseller around the world 


    Dr. Peter Kongstvedt independent consultant and a Senior Health Policy Faculty member at George Mason University in Virginia. He is a well-known national authority on health insurance and managed care, with over 30 years of industry experience as both a senior-level executive and with global consulting firms.He is the primary author and editor of The Essentials of Managed Health Care and Health Insurance and Managed Care 


    Adriane Berg leading expert and advocate for successful aging and an expert on the boomer, older adult and family caregiver. She has designed hundreds of keynotes, seminars and acted as event consultant for top corporations, profit and non-profit organizations

  • 00:28

    Meet the Unstoppable Woman

    in Lifestyle

    Violated as a little girl, living in a women’s shelter as a young woman, sleeping in a van with her ex-husband, and depressed and literally crying in a corner, Erika Gilchrist reached deep within and tapped the secret that set her free and, thus, began her journey of empowering other women to be unstoppable.  Erika Gilchrist, “The Unstoppable Woman,” is regarded as one of the most energizing, engaging, and captivating speakers in the industry. Her seminars, trainings and keynotes have empowered thousands of people.


    Erika travels across the globe giving keynote speeches and workshops that inspire her audiences to move into action.  “It’s important to me to provide people with tangible and practical techniques that they implement right away; not in six months, or a year from now, but things can be done right now to begin that process.”


    Join hosts Denise and Danielle and their guest Erika Gilchrist as they discuss Erika's story, road to success and how to become UNSTOPPABLE.

  • 00:29

    Ep 110: Elizabeth McCormick on 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life

    in Books

    Join Dr. Angela Lauria of the Author Incubator as she interviews Black Hawk pilot and international mmotivational speaker, Elizabeth McCormick on the publishing of her book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method, 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life.


    Author Elizabeth McCormick is a Congressional Veteran Commendation recipient in the military. After a disabling injury, she had no option but to go accept medical retirement. Elizabeth now travels the world as a speaker, inspiring people with her dynamic opening and closing keynotes. She draws from her experience as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot and Chief Warrant Officer of the US Army to relate true-to-life stories with powerful and actionable lessons.


    Elizabeth discovered that there is more than one path to success and her tips can be found in her Soar 2 Success the Tip Book Series.


    Read more and get the transcript here: Elizabeth McCormick on the Author Incubator.

  • 01:16

    Better Thinking─Better Performance─Better Results, With Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

    in Business

    Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is CEO of Herrmann International, the originators and trailblazers of Whole Brain® Thinking and the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®). The company’s primary subject matter expert, she applies the principles of Whole Brain® Thinking to her varied responsibilities, including day-to-day leadership, strategic consulting, ongoing research, learning design and speaking engagements. She has worked with many hundreds of organizations around the world of all sizes and industries, helping them increase their thinking agility to improve profitability, leadership, productivity, innovation, and overall business results. An engaging and in-demand speaker, she has presented keynote addresses and leadership sessions for Fortune 100 corporations and other major global organizations. She has also delivered hundreds of domestic and international keynotes, clinics and featured presentations at conferences, including the Association for Talent Development, The Leadership Challenge Forum, Society for Human Resource Management, American Creativity Association, Neuroleadership Summit and the Project Management Institute. She is the co-author of The Whole Brain Business Book–Second Edition (McGraw-Hill) and is currently at work on her next book, a field guide for applying what we know about the brain and thinking to increase everyday agility. A thought leader in her field, she has written for and been interviewed by such media outlets as Business News Daily, Chief Executive Magazine, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, Developing Talent for Organizational Results (book chapter), HR Executive Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, The Leadership Challenge (book chapter), Management Today, T+D Magazine, Training Journal (UK) and O The Oprah Magazine.

  • 01:06

    Dr. Stuart Sovatsky: Deep Spiritual Intimacy

    in Motivation

    Our Guest: Dr. Stuart Sovatsky


              •    Director of the first-ever "spiritual emergence" service in the US, the Kundalini Clinic since 1984, he has specialized in transforming divorce or breakup bound relations, with nearly 6000 worldwide, career long clients. Copresident of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology since 1999, he convened the forty-country, World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality in India, 2008, where the Office of the Dalai Lama assigned the Prime Minister of Tibet Lama Samdong, to keynote and BKS Iyengar, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Robert Thurman, Jack Kornfield, Stan Grof, Sudhir Kakar and the Prelate of Ramakrishna Order all gave keynotes.


        •    Author of articles on Buddhist Impermanence and Suicidal language, Infant terror, Clinical Forms of Love, Spinal Puberty of Kundalini, Buddhism in Modern Medicine,  The History of Euro-Hinduism in America chapter for the Columbia University Desk Companion on Eastern Religion,  Words From the Soul: Time, E/W Spirituality and Psychotherapeutic Narrative (a critique of psychoanalytic theories) and tonight’s featured, Advanced Spiritual Intimacy, endorsed by Ken Wilber, Robert Thurman, Georg and Brenda Feuerstein, Philip Goldberg and Fred Luskin.