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The best and brightest thought leaders & experts join co-hosts Todd Foster, Alyssa Stanley & Kelley Skar to share their wins, losses, key strategies and ideas to help you GAIN THE PASSION in your life!

The best and brightest thought leaders & experts join co-hosts Todd Foster, Alyssa Stanley & Kelley Skar to share their wins, losses, key strategies and ideas to help you GAIN THE PASSION in your life!


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The best and brightest thought leaders & experts join co-hosts Todd Foster, Alyssa Stanley & Kelley Skar to share their wins, losses, key strategies and ideas to help you GAIN THE PASSION in your life!






Mark Herschberg - From MIT to Tracking Criminals and Terrorists on the Dark Web to Writing The Career Toolkit Book.

Mark Herschberg has tracked criminals and terrorists on the dark web and created marketplaces and new authentication systems. With a long career as a CTO, he has launched and developed new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s. Yet one thing Mark realized along the way is that success doesn't just lie in being to find the right answer; it lies in being able to communicate it to others. His journey to master emotional intelligence in the workplace led him to help start MIT's "career success...


Doug Noll - The Transformation of Inmates Serving Life Sentences into Peacemakers, Mediators, and Trainers.

Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA left a successful career as a trial lawyer to become a peacemaker. His calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. He is an award-winning author, teacher, and trainer. He is a highly experienced mediator. Doug’s work carries him from international work to helping people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts. In today’s episode, Doug discusses his work as a mediator and peacemaker, forcing him to confront human emotion...


Chris Widener - The Art of Influence: Why Who You Surround Yourself With Matters More now Than Ever

Chris Widener is widely recognized as one of the top speakers in the world today. His clients are a “who’s who” of American businesses and organizations, including: General Electric, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and the Harvard Business School. Chris was hand selected by two of the legends of the speaking world to work with them and he now carries on their legacy. Jim Rohn, one of the most successful speakers of the last 50 years, and also known for being Tony Robbins first mentor, made Chris...


New Name! Same Podcast! - SUCCESS Coaching Podcast is Now GAIN THE PASSION!

The name may have changed and everything else remains the same! Todd, Alyssa and Kelley are still the hosts and they're committed to bringing you the best thought leaders and experts to every episode of GAIN THE PASSION! Don't miss any of the upcoming episodes featuring Chris Widener, Marty Strong, Naresh Ramno, Lorenzo McFadden, Jason Jordan, Michael Levitt, Joe Dichiara, Mark Herschberg, Kiné Corder, Doug Noll and many more surprise guests! Make sure to hit the follow or subscribe button...


Jessica Allen - Financial Strategies For Creating Generational Wealth Through Real Estate Investing

Jessica Allen is a wife to Perry, mom of four, entrepreneur and full-time real estate investor. She has built a successful private lending business and is building out a short-term rental portfolio with her friend and business partner, Nicole. In the last year Jessica was able to bring her husband home from his W-2 so that they can now build their real estate business together. She loves working with people and raising capital for her real estate projects. She has been a serial entrepreneur...


Chandler Walker - AKA The Care Hacker: Creating a Culture of Care Through Wellness, Mental Health, Social Health, Sleep, Nutrition & Habits

Chandler Walker started his entrepreneurial journey after graduating from the University of Nevada Reno with a degree in Biochemistry and forgoing a medical pathway to pursue a brick-and-mortar wellness facility. He then pivoted to an online health practice a year before the COVID lockdowns. After scaling both businesses to the 7 figure level and doing 3000-4000 sales consultations, Chandler was frustrated with the way sales were taught. He was tired of the old-school objection handling,...


Mark Castley - Take a Risk and Just Do It! From Liverpool to Leading a Luxury Real Estate Company in Dubai

Mark Castley is the Chief Operating Officer for the award-winning boutique luxury brokerage and digital destination Mark has been involved in Real Estate now for over 17 years where he has coached, mentored and managed high performing teams to an extremely high level all around the world. He takes the lead on guiding the company's strategy and vision for the future, leading both our brokerage and operations teams to new heights of success. The experience that Mark has...


Don Hobbs - Strategic Personal Branding Changes the Game: Years Spent with Tony Robbins and Jim Rohn Changed his Life, Sparked Hobbs Herder, and Brought SUCCESS

Over the past 35 years, Don Hobbs has been recognized as Realtor Magazine's "Top 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate," Don has served as President of motivational mega-star's, Jim Rohn Productions, co-founded Hobbs Herder Advertising which pioneered Realtor® branding (a massive industry disruptor), and served as influencer, coach, & speaker. As SUCCESS® Enterprises Ambassador and Co-Founder of The International Association of Expert Partners, Don continues his legacy of helping people...


Kevin Hoover - Hug Your People: A Family’s RV Journey Across America Helping Kids with Cancer, One Wagon At a Time

Kevin Hoover lived most of his professional life thinking that he would be happy when the next thing happens. The promotion, the raise, the market changes. The joy always seemed to be around the next corner. In 2019, Kevin's 4 year old son Baxley was diagnosed with stage IV cancer & the world stopped. Everything that was once important became trivial. Kevin's perspective and purpose changed. Baxley beat cancer and now Kevin, and his wife Suzanne, operate a business from an RV that the...


Dustin Brohm - Social Media Connection: How Attraction Marketing Through Instagram, Reels, Facebook, Blogs, and Youtube Helped a Starving Real Estate Agent Find Business Success

Dustin Brohm created the Massive Agent, a real estate education brand to effectively help real estate professionals to see success in their businesses. Massive Agent offers Facebook Ads coaching, general coaching for Realtors, and coming soon, online courses on mastering Facebook Ads and other marketing strategies. Dustin Brohm is a Realtor in Salt Lake City, Utah with EXP Realty, and the Founder of Search Salt Lake, his own real estate media company brand and team. He's an Inman speaker...


Glenn Sanford - Redefining the Brokerage Model: From Vision to Visionary

Glenn Sanford is the CEO and founder of eXp World Holdings (Nasdaq: EXPI), the holding company for eXp Realty, Virbela, and SUCCESS® Enterprises. He is also Chief Strategy Officer at Virbela, a virtual world platform for remote work, learning, and events that was acquired by eXp in 2018. In late 2020 Glenn purchased SUCCESS®, a brand dedicated to personal and professional development, where he serves as the company’s CEO. Follow Glenn on...


Sean Carpenter - Build Relationships, Solve Problems and Have Fun: A Conversation About Golf, Beer and Real Estate.

Sean Carpenter is a real estate agent with over 20 years of experience and has been recognized by Inman News as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate. Sean also was named as one of the “Top 20 Most Influential People in Social Media for the Real Rstate Industry” by The Swanepoel Report for three years in a row. Sean founded Sean Speaks in 2018 to expand his speaking, consulting, and facilitation opportunities. His most popular sessions focus on creating memorable...


Traci Harrell - It's All Bigger Than Me. Leadership Perspective From The Ultimate Optimist.

Traci Harrell is a consultant, author, producer & radio show host, happiness coach, diversity & inclusion change agent, trainer and an explorer on our shared journey of life. Traci is the youngest of a family of 5, raised in Florida, attended the University of Florida, and she has two Masters level degrees in Finance, Business and Project Management. She has over 25 years of diverse professional experience in Corporate America including work internationally (8 years at IBM, 14 years at the...


Dave Ferguson - Don't be a Boss, Be a Leader

Dave Ferguson is a SUCCESS® Certified Coach, an internationally respected executive coach, speaker, facilitator, and author, in the areas of leadership and personal development. Prior to launching his coaching and speaking business in 2006, Dave served 25 years in corporate leadership roles in Fortune 500 banking, real estate, and investment companies. In addition, he served in leadership roles in the United States Air Force. During these years, Dave engaged his no-nonsense leadership...


Chris Smith - Conversion Codes & the Curaytor Culture

Chris Smith is a USA Today bestselling author and the co-founder of Curaytor, a social media, digital marketing and sales coaching company that helps businesses grow faster. In less than three years, he used the blueprint in his book, The Conversion Code, to grow Curaytor to over $5 million in annual, recurring revenue. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc. and by many other publications. Prior, Chris worked for two billionaires, a near billion dollar publicly traded company and a...


Laurie Hellmann - Mental Toughness & Accountability Defined: A Life's Journey Parenting Through Autism

Laurie Hellmann has spent the last 16 years fiercely navigating through therapies, medications and countless other medical and personal challenges with her son, Skyler, all while continuing to fight for and be the voice for other families with a loved one on the autism spectrum. She is also the author of Welcome to My Life: A Personal Parenting Journey Through Autism , host of the podcast Living the Sky Life – Our Autism Journey, Super Mom to Skyler and Kendall, loving wife to Josh and also...


Eric Simon - How a Broke Real Estate Agent Used Instagram Reels and Facebook to Build a Social Media Empire!

Eric Simon shares his journey about how he leveraged the comedic aspects of everyday real estate fails to build his very successful business The Broke Agent with 327,000 Instagram followers. This episode really is just what the title says: A step by step approach to creating brand awareness in ANY industry. Eric discusses how to overcome the biggest challenge of creating content that cuts through the noise. He also talks about how to find out what people really want to see in your videos,...


Shane Wenzel - Earn It, Don't Expect It. A Journey Through Life and Business.

Shane Wenzel, President of Shane Homes Group of Companies located in Calgary, Alberta, joins Todd, Alyssa and Kelley for an informative and entertaining conversation focused on your life and business. Shane openly shares his expertise and vulnerabilities in many topics and discusses his journey through life and business as the namesake of his company, along with the pressure that comes with his name and having the title of President. Follow Shane Wenzel on...


Hank Avink - Defining Success In Business And In Life

Hank Avink, YouTuber and founder of the National Coaching League, brings his energy and passion around defining success in life and in business. If you don't know who Hank is, you will definitely know who he is after listening to this episode. This episode is jam packed with mic drops and knowledge that only Hank can deliver and you'll need to listen to this episode more than once to take it all in. Hank has built a successful coaching business based on unique formulas and models that has...


Matt Lionetti - The Secret To Growing Your Business Through Social Media

From selling sunglasses in the mall to selling million dollar homes with The Agency, Matt Lionetti has become an industry sensation by pushing the boundaries on real estate marketing. Matt’s hilarious Instagram videos made him stand out and attracted clients who wanted to work with someone they felt they already knew. As the skits started to become more and more popular, Matt continued to double down on his strategy and began posting funny music videos of popular songs to promote his...