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TOUGH TALKS - E016 - Taylor Stone - Holistic Nutritionist, Life Coach and former NFL Cheerleader

Holistic Nutritionist, Life Coach and former NFL Cheerleader, Taylor Stone is our guest for today’s episode of Tough Talks. Taylor’s work far transcends (but most definitely includes) nutritional coaching in her work with women. She refers to herself as a healer (rightfully so) and integrates emotional detoxing and instilling massive self-love and confidence and exercise coaching in her efforts to help women get out of the victim mindset so they can own and create a life they love. Taylor...


TOUGH TALKS - E015 - Angela Meryl - Model, Actress, Stuntwoman

It isn’t every day that I get to interview a famous Hollywood Stuntwoman! But I did today. Angela Meryl is our badass guest for this episode and we discuss the unlikely journey she’s had as a model/actress/stuntwoman. Angela had a very modest upbringing in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and decided at an early age that she wanted to go to Hollywood and crush it there (“Decided” is the operative word in that sentence). She has won numerous awards for her work and has appeared in a...


TOUGH TALKS - E014 - Mike Garrick, Wholistic Wellness Expert

Wow! THAT didn’t go the way I thought it would. It went way better. Today’s episode of Tough Talks turned into an impromptu coaching session on making, keeping (or not) and learning from your (sometimes broken) commitments. And that wasn’t even our planned topic du jour. The intended topic was the discipline it takes to commit to wholistic wellness. And our guest is an expert practitioner in just that - the study and application of MNB - Mind, Nutrition and Body wellness. Mike Garrick has...


TOUGH TALKS - E013 - Julie Bauke, Career Strategist

The Gallup organization has been doing research on job satisfaction among Americans for decades. The results have been remarkably consistent. And remarkably disturbing. The vast majority of people polled report being dissatisfied with their jobs. Far from in love with them. And “job” is the place where most of us spend most of our lives. Our guest today is Chief Strategic Career Advisor at The Bauke Group, Julie Bauke. Julie is a no nonsense, self-proclaimed “Fierce Advocate” for not...


TOUGH TALKS - E012 - Adam Archuleta NFL Star & Host

In today's episode of Tough Talks, we are fortunate to have as our guest the former NFL superstar and current NFL Broadcaster, Adam Archuleta. Adam knew from early youth that he wanted to be a professional American Football player. That’s true for a lot of kids. But one of the distinguishing factors about Adam is that he skipped over hoping and wishing and got straight into deciding. Not only did Adam simply decide that he would be playing in the NFL, he became a voracious student and...


TOUGH TALKS - E011 - JLein Liese Ph.D

How has my life been impacted because of the world that I live in? How do I want to impact the world because I have lived in it? These are the questions that today’s Tough Talks guest, Dr. J’Lein Liese, has committed her life to challenging people across the globe to answer. Dr. Liese is an international expert in leadership, strategy execution, communication, change management, and conflict resolution. She works extensively in acute-conflict areas. Most recently, in the Middle East and...


TOUGH TALKS - E010 - Chuck Bushbeck - Coach, Speaker, Author

Our guest for today’s Tough Talks episode is Chuck Bushbeck. Chuck is good ole’ North Philly boy, born and raised. He’s a former professional football player, current Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, a Scout for the California Angels MLB team, Television show host, author and has written a soon to be released documentary, Quiet Toughness. Chuck has defeated both cancer AND serious heart disease and he brings us some compelling stories of how he combined his own versions of Mental...


TOUGH TALKS - E009 - Ryan Langes Ultramarathoner

Get ready to be mind-blown by this cat. He’s an Ultramarathoner (not just your typical run-of-the-mill normal 26.2 mile marathon runner - he’s an ULTRA one). That means he does things like runs 240 miles in 86 hours and change. He runs 50 miles without ever stopping! And he only started running three years ago. Because he was fat. And got tired of it. And he’s 20. Years. Old. Ryan Lange is the name of our Tough Talks guest today and he drops Mental Toughness Tips in our dialog like they’re...


TOUGH TALKS - E008 - Devon Bandison - Coach, Author & International Speaker

Our guest today is a Keynote and TEDx Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Transformational Coach and author of the internationally best-selling book, Fatherhood is Leadership: Your Playbook for Success, Self-Leadership and a Richer Life, Devon Bandison. I like to think of Devon as the Queens, NY version of a hybrid of Yoda and Mark Twain. He is a lifelong student of the mind and a masterful storyteller. In our conversation today, he shares with us several powerful and accessible disciplines and...


TOUGH TALKS - E006 - Vince Temperino, Regional VP Of Sales, Cloudera

More In this episode of Tough Talks our guest is Regional Vice President of Sales at Cloudera, and big ass dream ranch owner, Vince Temperino. Vince loves discipline, not necessarily in the militaristic sense, but certainly in the "Let's just go ahead and crush it at life" sense. Vince is so fun to listen to because he never lost his childlike enthusiasm and he brings that into everything he experiences in...


TOUGH TALKS - E004 - Dave Earhart CEO Of Core Security

My guest in this episode of Tough Talks is the CEO of Core Security, David Earhart. Core is a private computer and network security company. David is a lifelong disciple of mental training. He's been practicing meditation for decades, he was the captain of the tennis team at Texas Tech, and he is and always has been committed to personal and physical growth and empowering people. His commitment to perpetual growth and service are two of his main keys to his incredible success on ALL...


TOUGH TALKS - E001 - Jon Hunter of BMC Software

Jon is a lifelong student of the mind, of historic leaders like Marcus Aurelius and is a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do. In this interview find out why the Enterprise Software industry is the most competitive industry on the planet today, why it attracts so many former and current athletes, and why Mental Toughness is THE variable that will determine if sales folks in the industry make “lifestyle changing money” or go home broke.


TOUGH TALKS - E002 - David Jack of

David has served as fitness guru for the Katie Couric show and as a top training adviser for Men's Health Magazine. We transcend typical exercise dialog and DEEP dive into his fascinating, super strong faith based take on what "Mental Toughness" really means.


TOUGH TALKS - E003 - Bill Giruzzi "Solving the Unsolvable"

DOWNLOAD THE BOOK HERE >>> - - - Earth Day, April 22nd, 2040 will mark the End of All Human Suffering caused by our current way of life. I have literally been looking forward to this interview for months! I am absolutely fascinated by this man, Bill Giruzzi, who has produced a document – a small book called “Solving the Unsolvable” that I consider to be one of the boldest declarations, and brilliantly expansive...