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Do you have a plan for Personal Growth? This was a question that was posed to us a few years ago which triggered a hunger for Personal Growth.

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Do you have a plan for Personal Growth? This was a question that was posed to us a few years ago which triggered a hunger for Personal Growth.

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Style Awakenings with Amanda Weil

7/11/2024
Are you ready for a show that will revolutionize your personal branding and style? Look no further! Join us as we explore a game-changing approach that goes beyond just clothes and dives deep into the essence of who you are. In this show, we address the need for remarkable clarity and confidence in shaping your personal brand and style to advance your career trajectory. Our expert, Amanda Weil, is passionate about helping each client find their inner authenticity and projecting it through their unique style. Through her transformative process, clients gain empowerment that propels them towards the life they truly desire. As a Soul Stylist and the CEO of Style Awakenings, Amanda is the go-to expert in the fashion world. She assists CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, TV show hosts, and career professionals in dressing for and creating their next level. Prepare to be inspired as we explore personal growth strategies that will strengthen your mindset and leadership abilities. Amanda's Style Awakenings process encompasses different phases from both a styling and soul perspective. By going through this process, you will regain confidence, become comfortable with who you are, and learn to dress the part of your desired future self. It's all about transforming your style from within and arriving at success with confidence, rather than waiting for external validation. Join Stee and Ernie this week on The Leader's Edge, for this exciting journey as Amanda Weil empowers you to align your inner essence with your outer style, dress for who you are becoming, create a captivating public persona that builds success, exude genuine happiness and confidence, and elevate your presence. Get ready to awaken your style and transform your life! This Thursday, July 11th, 11am PST, 1pm CST and 2pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel.

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Encore Shifting Your Lens... Steve and Ernie Unplugged 2.0

7/4/2024
Get ready for an enlightening episode of The Leader's Edge as Steve and Ernie bring you Steve and Ernie Unplugged 2.0 on Thursday, May 2, at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST. Join them as they delve into the transformative topic of Shifting Your Lens: Memory to Imagination. In this captivating episode, Steve and Ernie will explore two distinct approaches to life. While a small percentage of individuals choose to operate from a place of vision, imagination, and dreams, most of us tend to approach life from a more practical and limited viewpoint. But fear not, for today is the day we break free from the chains of practicality and embrace the magic of dreaming big. Together, Steve and Ernie will guide you through a journey of shifting your mindset. They will inspire you to see the world through the lens of endless possibilities, just like a child who fearlessly dreams of the extraordinary. Through thought-provoking discussions and real-life examples, they will show you how to tap into your vision and imagination, allowing them to be the guiding light in your life. Prepare to be amazed as Steve and Ernie unveil the power of imagination and its ability to transform your existence. They will share practical tips, strategies, and exercises to help you incorporate the magic of dreaming into your daily routine. By the end of this episode, you will have gained valuable insights and tools to create a future that surpasses your wildest dreams. So join Steve and Ernie on The Leader's Edge for an unforgettable episode of Steve and Ernie Unplugged 2.0. Together, let's shift our lens from memory to imagination and unlock a world of endless possibilities. Get ready to step into a future filled with extraordinary adventures and boundless joy. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your life.

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Engineered for Success: The Truth about Human Potential with Gary

6/27/2024
Join us this week on The Leader's Edge as we welcome back our incredible friend, coach, and teacher Gary White. In this episode, titled Engineered for Success: The Truth about Human Potential, Gary will enlighten us about the power within each of us to achieve success. We will delve into the concept of human potential and how we are all engineered and destined for greatness. During our discussion, we will explore various topics such as change management, the game of golf, and the forces that shape our lives. Gary will emphasize the role of choices and how they can either work against us or become the driving force that overcomes obstacles. We will also examine the idea that many people feel inadequate and how understanding our own potential can help us overcome this mindset. Gary will share inspiring stories and examples, such as the fish that swims effortlessly and the concept of muscle memory. We will learn the importance of taking action with what we have been given and nurturing our talents to grow and achieve success. The parable of the talents will serve as a guiding principle, reminding us that we are purposed to grow what we have been given. Throughout the episode, Gary will delve into mathematical principles to illustrate how our thoughts and values determine our level of success. We will explore the concept of limits and how raising our value can expand our possibilities. Gary will challenge us to push beyond our self-imposed limits and embrace the infinite potential within us. Don't miss this powerful hour of learning and inspiration on Thursday, June 27th, at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST on the Voice America Network Business Channel. You are the catalyst for your own success, so join us as we uncover the truth about human potential and ignite the fire within you to achieve greatness. Offering: https://hdc-academy.teachable.com/p/leadership-for-real2 ________________________________________________________________ Join Us for a Heartwarming Cause This Christmas! Steve and Ernie invite you to be part of something truly special – Christmas for the Natives in the Philippines on December 8th. This joyous event is dedicated to Native Filipino children, offering them a day filled with: Exciting Games Delicious Food Fun Activities Heartwarming Gifts to Share with Their Families Your support can make a world of difference. Help us create unforgettable memories and spread holiday cheer to those who need it most. Mark your calendars: December 7th Be a part of this incredible cause and bring smiles to the faces of these wonderful children. For more details on how you can contribute or get involved, contact us today! Together, we can make this Christmas truly magical. Donate here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=922663480307

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Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges as a Leader of Color

6/20/2024
Welcome to The Leader's Edge, the show that brings you inspiring stories and expert advice from successful leaders in various fields. In this episode, we sit down with Orville Ingram, a highly experienced educator who has spent over a decade dedicated to improving Special Education instruction, programs, and services throughout districts and schools. Ingram has worked in both urban and suburban school districts, as a classroom teacher, school leader, and district administrator. His focus and interests involve Special Education Reform and Policies, School Climate and Culture, Restorative practices, educating Young Men of Color, and Urban Education Policies. But today, we're going to talk about the challenges faced by leaders of color. Ingram will share his insights and personal experiences on navigating office politics, finding representation and mentorship, feeling unsupported and alone in career journeys, overcoming imposter syndrome, and negotiating terms of contracts. Join us this Thursday, June 20th, 2024 at 11 am PST, 1pm CST, and 2pm EST. on the VoiceAmerica Network business Channel. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a true leader and learn how you can overcome challenges and achieve your goals. Rise to lead checklist: https://risetoleadfreechecklist.ck.page/ __________________________________________________ Join Us for a Heartwarming Cause This Christmas! Steve and Ernie invite you to be part of something truly special – Christmas for the Natives in the Philippines on December 8th. This joyous event is dedicated to Native Filipino children, offering them a day filled with: Exciting Games Delicious Food Fun Activities Heartwarming Gifts to Share with Their Families Your support can make a world of difference. Help us create unforgettable memories and spread holiday cheer to those who need it most. Mark your calendars: December 7th Be a part of this incredible cause and bring smiles to the faces of these wonderful children. For more details on how you can contribute or get involved, contact us today! Together, we can make this Christmas truly magical. Donate here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=922663480307

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Triumph Over Adversity: Marques Ogden's Journey to Success

6/13/2024
On this week's episode of The Leader's Edge, get ready to meet the dynamic Marques Ogden. Join Steve and Ernie as they dive deep into Marques' journey of success and failures. Tune in this Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel! Marques Ogden, a former NFL player turned inspirational keynote speaker, will share his incredible story of resilience and determination. As the founder and CEO of Ogden Ventures LLC, a three-time best-selling author (Sleepless Nights; The Success Cycle), a business coach and consultant, and the host of the podcast Authenticity With Marques Ogden, Marques has faced numerous challenges on his path to success. After retiring from football, Marques ventured into the world of construction and contracting. At the age of 27, he founded a construction company that experienced rapid growth. However, he eventually faced a devastating setback when the company went bankrupt, resulting in a loss of almost two million dollars on a single project within just 90 days. Despite hitting rock bottom, Marques didn't give up. He took on a part-time job as a custodian and used this experience as a turning point in his life. Through sheer determination and hard work, Marques fought his way back to the top, using his struggles as fuel for inspiration. Now, he shares his powerful story to help others learn how to embrace failure and achieve success. His journey highlights the importance of focusing on what you want, locking in on your target, and taking action to attain your goals. Marques also recently overcame a personal challenge of divorce and bounced back by applying the strategy of the four V's: Visualization, Vocalization, casting Votes for others (doing something positive), and Venturing out to find his tribe. Ultimately, he achieved victory and is now dedicated to empowering others to do the same. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Marques Ogden's inspiring story of triumph over adversity. Join us on The Leader's Edge this Thursday to learn how to turn setbacks into stepping stones towards success.

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Unlocking the Power of Connection with Roddy Galbraith

6/6/2024
Are you ready to elevate your communication skills and lead with impact? Join us for a transformative episode of The Leader's Edge this Thursday, June 6th, at 11am PST, 1pm CST, and 2pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. In this special segment, we are honored to have Roddy Galbraith, a distinguished Communication Expert and Speaker Mentor for the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, as our guest speaker. Roddy will delve into the profound insights from John C. Maxwell's acclaimed book, The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication, focusing specifically on the Law of Connecting. Roddy's expertise and dynamic teaching style will guide you through the essential principles of making meaningful connections in both personal and professional settings. Discover how mastering the Law of Connecting can transform your leadership, enhance your relationships, and amplify your influence. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the field. Tune in and gain the edge you need to lead with confidence and clarity. Mark your calendars and set your reminders for this Thursday, June 6th. Join us on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and take the first step towards becoming a more effective and inspiring communicator. The Leader's Edge Date: Thursday, June 6th Time: 11am PST | 1pm CST | 2pm EST Channel: VoiceAmerica Business Channel Prepare to connect, communicate, and lead like never before!

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Building a Growth Mindset in Business with Hector Flores

5/30/2024
Join Ernelita Dacumos and Steve Steele on The Leader's Edge, as they unpack this week's exciting episode Building a Growth Mindset in Business, featuring special guest Hector Flores. Hector Flores is a seasoned financial representative with Modern Woodmen of America. Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, and an alumnus of Texas Tech University, Hector brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the show. In this episode, Hector shares his insights on fostering a growth mindset in business. He delves into how asking for help, learning to say I don't know, and maintaining non-negotiables can significantly impact one's professional journey. He emphasizes the importance of meditation for focus and introduces the principles of the 4 Agreements: - Be impeccable with your word - Don't make assumptions - Don't take things personally - Always do your best Hector also discusses the inevitable challenges and how your reaction to them shapes your path. Consistency is key, and Hector breaks it down into learning, memorizing, internalizing, and personalizing essential materials. He stresses the significance of understanding others before being understood, intentionality in interactions, and the power of teamwork. Tune in to The Leader's Edge with Steve and Ernie this Thursday, May 30th at 11am PST, 1pm CST, and 2pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel, and gain valuable insights into building a growth mindset that can propel your business forward. Don’t miss it!

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UnMask: Unleash Your True Leader with Jeff Nischwitz

5/23/2024
Join Steve Steele and co-host Ernelita Dacumos on The Leader's Edge as they embark on a captivating exploration of the topic and book Unmask: Let go of who You're supposed to be & unleash your true leader with renowned author and special guest, Jeff Nischwitz. Unmask serves as a roadmap for navigating your personal journey as a leader in all aspects of life, including business, career, and relationships. This show is a must-listen for leaders looking to enhance their influence and make a lasting impact. On this week's episode, Unleash Your True Leader, tune in as Steve and Ernie delve into three intriguing topics with Jeff, unveiling the leadership qualities of awareness, a timeless leader, and the questioning leader. Don't miss this enlightening conversation on Thursday, May 23rd, at 11am PST, 1pm CST, and 2pm EST, exclusively on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel. Prepare to unleash your true leadership potential!

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Elevate Your Energy Grow Your Business with Chris Cooper

5/16/2024
Presenting The Leader's Edge, a fascinating radio show hosted by Steve Steele and Ernelita Dacumos, airing on Thursday, May 16th. Tune in at 11am PST, 1pm CST, and 2pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel. In this episode, we have the pleasure of welcoming Chris Cooper as our special guest. With the title Elevate Your Energy, Grow Your Business, Chris will share his inspiring journey and how it has impacted his work today. He will delve into the ways he helps individuals and organizations, drawing from his own career experiences. Throughout the show, we will explore the vital connection between energy and business growth. Discover how elevating your energy can have a profound impact on your business success. Chris will shed light on how a leader's behavior directly influences the energy of their team and the strategies they can employ to cultivate positive energy within their organization. But what exactly is energy? Join us as we unravel the concept of energy and its significance in our personal and professional lives. Learn powerful techniques that leaders can implement to foster a high-energy environment within their teams. Chris will also share his expertise in helping individuals become energized and fully engaged in their roles, leading to enhanced productivity and fulfillment. Don't miss this enlightening episode of The Leader's Edge, where we explore the transformative power of energy in business. Tune in on Thursday, May 16th, at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel. Elevate your energy and grow your business today with Chris Cooper!

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Bursting the Bubble: Maximizing Your Potential with Geo & Raquel

5/9/2024
Join Steve Steele and Ernelita Dacumos on this week's episode of The Leader's Edge as they delve into an extraordinary tale of The Book I Wish I Had. In a world where countless ideas are born every day, only a fraction of them become reality. Why is that? Is it due to a lack of resources, the uncertainty of where to begin, or simply a dose of self-doubt? Our guests, Geo Derice and Raquel Mora, will share their inspiring journey of turning ordinary actions into extraordinary achievements. The Book I Wish I Had is an insightful collaboration by Geo Derice and Raquel Mora, two inspiring individuals who have embarked on a mission to share the knowledge and wisdom they wish they had possessed earlier in their lives. Drawing from their personal experiences and the lessons they have learned along their respective journeys, Geo and Raquel offer readers invaluable guidance, practical advice, and a roadmap for personal growth and fulfillment. This book serves as a mentor and companion, providing readers with the tools and mindset needed to navigate life's challenges and embrace their full potential. Through their honest and relatable storytelling, Geo Derice and Raquel Mora address various aspects of life, including relationships, career, mindset, and personal development. They share valuable insights, strategies for overcoming obstacles, and transformative exercises to help readers cultivate self-awareness and create a life that aligns with their true desires. The Book I Wish I Had is a remarkable resource that empowers individuals to take control of their lives, make informed decisions, and unlock the keys to personal and professional success. With its inspiring message and practical wisdom, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking guidance on their journey of self-discovery and growth. Tune in to The Leader's Edge on Thursday, May 9th, at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm on the East Coast, as Steve Steele and Ernelita Dacumos unpack the incredible journey of our guests. Discover how a few ordinary actions, driven by extraordinary goals, can make a profound impact. Don't miss this captivating episode on ‘The Leader’s Edge.

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From Chaos To Clarity with Mel Mason

4/25/2024
This Week on The Leader's Edge: “Chaos to Clarity:” Do you ever feel stuck, weighed down by unseen burdens? On this episode of The Leader's Edge, we welcome Mel Mason, The Clutter Expert, and author of her amazing e-book, Freedom from Clutter. Mel's story is one of overcoming chaos and finding peace through a unique approach to decluttering. She goes beyond just organizing your home; Mel will share her guaranteed, step-by-step process to declutter your entire life. Internal Clutter and External Clutter are closely linked, so when you experience clutter on one front, look for it on the other too. Living in a disheveled, unclean, or unsupportive environment can lead to physical and mental maladies. But here's the secret: clutter isn't just physical stuff. Mel dives deep into the concept of Internal Clutter. These are the limiting beliefs, fears, and past traumas that hold us back. Mel will show you how to identify and confront these inner roadblocks, using powerful tools like the List of New Beliefs. Through direct action and consistency, you can reclaim control of your mind and rewrite the narrative holding you down. As you address your internal clutter, you'll unlock the potential for lasting change and true leadership. Decluttering is more than just organizing; it's about creating space for the best version of yourself to emerge. Join us as Mel Mason reveals the power of Freedom from Clutter and empowers you to become the leader you were meant to be. So, join Ernelita Dacumos and Steve Steele with Mel Mason this Thursday, April 25th on “The Leader’s Edge,” 11 am PST, 1 pm CST and 2 pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel for a compelling episode on how to declutter your life and unleash your potential.

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Unveiling the Journey, Celebrating How it All Began

4/18/2024
Celebrating One Year of Leadership Excellence: The Leader's Edge Anniversary Special! ?? Get ready to join the party of the year as The Leader's Edge celebrates its first anniversary in style! Hosted by the dynamic duo, Steve and Ernie, this special episode promises to be a captivating journey through the highs and lows of their remarkable year. Unveiling the Journey: Steve and Ernie invite you to step behind the curtain as they reveal the fascinating story of how The Leader's Edge came to be. From the initial spark of inspiration to the challenges overcome, our hosts will share the intimate details of their entrepreneurial journey and the invaluable lessons learned along the way. Special Guests: It wouldn't be a celebration without some familiar faces! Joining Steve and Ernie on this momentous occasion are Carolina Zuniga, their beloved friend and steadfast supporter, and Producer Tacy Trump, the creative genius behind the scenes. Together, they'll reflect on the laughter, tears, and triumphs that have defined The Leader's Edge. Mark Your Calendar: Don't miss out on this unforgettable anniversary extravaganza! Tune in on Thursday, April 18th, at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST, exclusively through the Voice America Business Channel. Prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and entertained as we toast to one year of leadership excellence on The Leader's Edge! See you there!

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"Entrepreneurship Demystified" with Dodong Cacanando

4/11/2024
Join Ernie and Steve this week on The Leader's Edge as they take a heartwarming journey into the extraordinary life and deep-rooted connection to the land of Jose Feron, also known as Dodong Cacanado. In this captivating show, we invite you to witness the incredible transformation of Dodong, who went from being an assistant county manager for Hewlett-Packard's test and measurement division to becoming a successful farmer. Through Dodong's inspiring story, we explore the principle of Entrepreneurship Demystified. Discover the power of knowledge and its ability to be converted into practical skills. We delve into the notion that money is both crucial and dangerous in the hands of an untrained entrepreneur, while emphasizing the potential for it to multiply when wielded wisely. However, this show goes beyond business principles; it celebrates Dodong's unwavering spirit and the profound impact he has had on his community. Experience his determination to uplift his fellow Filipinos and guide them towards a better way of doing business. Through personal interviews and heartfelt stories, we uncover how Dodong's passion for sustainable agriculture has not only improved his own livelihood but has also become a beacon of hope for farmers everywhere. Prepare to be inspired as we delve into the remarkable life of Dodong Cacanado. The Leader's Edge celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the power of sustainable agriculture, and the profound connection between people and the land they cultivate. Witness Dodong's extraordinary journey as he owns and operates Moriah Farms, a bio-diversified farm that supplies natural, antibiotic-free, and pesticide-free produce. Learn how his success led him to found Semilya Sa Kinabuhi, a foundation where he shares his business principles to help others become fruitful. Don't miss this transformative exploration of a true leader's edge.

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Doing Business in Life with a Servant's Heart with Steve Ramona

4/4/2024
Tune in to The Leader's Edge this Thursday, April 4th, at 11 am PST / 1 pm CST / 2 pm EST on the Voice America Business channel. Join hosts Steve and Ernie as they welcome Steve Ramona to the show. With the insightful title Doing Business in Life with a Servant's Heart, Steve Ramona will delve into essential topics that resonate deeply with both seasoned professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. In this episode, Steve Ramona will shed light on the profound philosophy of serving before selling, emphasizing the importance of genuine care and empathy in business interactions. He will share invaluable insights on building authentic relationships in the competitive landscape of business, highlighting the significance of trust, integrity, and reciprocity. Moreover, listeners will gain valuable perspectives on the transformative power of networking, as Steve Ramona elaborates on the adage Your network is your net worth. Through engaging anecdotes and practical advice, he will demonstrate how nurturing meaningful connections can open doors to opportunities, foster collaboration, and fuel professional growth. Don't miss this enriching conversation on The Leader's Edge, where Steve and Ernie, alongside Steve Ramona, will equip you with the mindset and strategies to navigate the business world with purpose, compassion, and a servant's heart. Mark your calendars and tune in for an hour of inspiration, wisdom, and actionable insights.

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I’m Just a Crockpot Leader, it just takes time!

3/28/2024
On this episode of The Leader's Edge,“ join Michael McCathern, the Founder, Owner, and Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) at McCathern Enterprise & Consultants, LLC, on his radio show I'm a Crockpot Leader, it just takes time! as he shares his inspiring journey of personal and professional leadership growth. Michael's background is in telecom engineering, but his path to success was not a straight line. He initially studied criminal law and investigation, intending to become a police officer. However, life events led him down a different path. Growing up in a home with a single mom, Michael had a strong desire to fit in, not fully understanding his own value and worth. This desire to fit in led him to make a poor decision that resulted in losing everything he had worked for. But Michael didn't let this setback define him. Instead, he chose to fight for his name and reputation, spending two years clearing his name of false charges. During this challenging time, Michael's mindset and perspective on life began to shift. He realized that he was never meant to fit in, and he started to embrace his true worth. With a newfound determination, Michael changed his major to engineering and secured a job at a reputable engineering company. This opportunity marked a turning point in his life. It was not an immediate change, but a gradual process of personal growth and discovery. On this show, Michael shares his insights and strategies for personal and professional development. He believes that success is not just about achieving goals or financial gain but also about making a positive impact on the lives of others and leaving a legacy of leadership. You will learn from Michael's experiences and be inspired to change your thinking, embrace your true worth, and become the leader you were meant to be. Tune in to I'm a Crockpot Leader, it just takes time! to embark on a journey of personal growth and transformation with Michael McCathern.

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Earning Trust with David Goad

3/21/2024
Welcome to the Leader's Edge, the radio show that dives deep into the strategies and insights you need to thrive both personally and professionally. On our upcoming episode airing on March 21st, join us at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST on the Voice America Business Channel for an enlightening discussion on Earning Trust in Your Personal and Professional Life. Our special guest for this episode is none other than David Goad, a renowned professional speaker and coach. David will share his expertise on building and maintaining trust, a crucial aspect that forms the foundation of successful relationships in both your personal and professional life. In a world where trust is the currency of meaningful connections, understanding the dynamics of trust-building becomes essential. David Goad will guide us through practical strategies, real-life anecdotes, and valuable tips to help you cultivate trust in your interactions. Whether you're a leader striving for a high-trust team or an individual looking to enhance your relationships, this episode promises actionable insights for everyone. Tune in as we explore the nuances of trust, learn from David's experiences, and uncover the keys to establishing trust in various aspects of our lives. Don't miss the opportunity to gain valuable perspectives on leadership, communication, and the power of trust. Mark your calendars for March 21st at 11 am PST, 1 pm CST, and 2 pm EST, and join us on the Voice America Business Channel for a transformative episode of the Leader's Edge with David Goad. Together, let's unlock the secrets to earning trust and creating lasting connections.

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Soaring to New Heights with Elizabeth McCormick

3/14/2024
This week on The Leader's Edge, join Steve Steele and guest co-host Dori LaMarra as they embark on an incredible journey with special guest Elizabeth McCormick. Elizabeth, a former Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, has transitioned her career into becoming a professional speaker. In this episode, titled Soaring to New Heights, Elizabeth will share her inspiring story of how she made the leap from being a pilot to becoming a sought-after speaker. She will reveal the challenges she faced along the way and the valuable lessons she learned throughout her journey. Additionally, Elizabeth will shed light on the upcoming Professional Speakers Celebration Day, which will be taking place in July. This special day is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the incredible contributions of professional speakers worldwide. Elizabeth will provide insights into the significance of this day and how it ties into the celebration of Women's History Month. Join us for an engaging and informative episode as we delve into Elizabeth's remarkable transformation and gain valuable insights into the world of professional speaking. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a true leader and be inspired to pursue your own passions and aspirations.

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She Fought For Me with Karen Robinson

3/7/2024
In this week's episode of The Leader's Edge, a story of resilience and self-discovery, a young woman's life takes an unforeseen turn when her father leaves when she is just two years old. Meet the amazing Karen Robinson! Though she has no recollection of that day or any details surrounding his departure, its impact unravels a series of unfortunate events that will shape her future. It is not a physical battle she faces, but rather a constant struggle of the mind, heart, and soul. Doubts, insecurities, and fears attempt to consume her, whispering that she is not enough and will never amount to anything. Yet, she refuses to surrender. Instead, she fights against the limitations imposed upon her, rejecting the notion that her worth must be validated by others. Armed with unwavering determination and an unyielding pursuit of her dreams, she refuses to be a victim of her circumstances. Every obstacle becomes an opportunity for growth and transformation. She discovers strength in vulnerability, courage in fear, and hope amidst despair. This battle she embarks upon is not one that can be measured in victories or losses, but rather a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-transformation. It is a battle that molds her into the person she is today and the person she continues to evolve into. Ultimately, it is a battle that proves to be worth fighting.

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Career to Calling with Yanick Hicks

2/29/2024
In this inspiring and uplifting show, The Leader's Edge Ernie and I will delve into the extraordinary journey of Yanick Hicks, a man who faced numerous challenges but managed to turn his life around and find his true calling. However, his life took a drastic turn when he was charged with driving under the influence, bringing everything to a standstill. But Yanick refused to let this setback define him. Despite facing rejection from 13 pharmacy schools, he found hope when one school gave him a chance. With newfound excitement for life, Yanick made the courageous decision to change the people around him and quit drinking alcohol, inspired by the words of Les Brown: You might be through with your past, but your past is not through with you. It was during this transformative period that Yanick was introduced to the teachings of John Maxwell. His message, particularly through his book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, struck a chord with Yanick. Despite graduating and struggling to find a job initially, he joined the Maxwell Leadership program and eventually secured a position as a pharmacist at Walgreens. However, it was a pivotal moment at a seminar, where Yanick heard Steve Harvey's story about how one's gift can make room for them, that he realized he needed to transition from a career to his true calling. When asked what advice he would give to someone on the edge of transitioning from one place to another, Yanick's response is filled with wisdom: Embrace the unknown and have faith in yourself. Trust that your gift will make room for you and guide you toward your true calling. Don't be afraid to let go of what no longer serves you and step into the greatness that awaits you. Join us as we explore Yanick Hicks' incredible journey from setbacks to success, and discover how you too can find your true calling and create a life of fulfillment and purpose.

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Look Up and Beyond (Equipped to Thrive No Matter The Adversity)

2/22/2024
This week on THE LEADER'S EDGE, at the VoiceAmerica Business Network Channel, delve into the transformative journey of Jessica Janniere, the visionary Founder of Look Up and Beyond Inc. What drives her mission to help individuals break free from the shadows of their past and embrace purpose-driven, fulfilling lives? How does she equip them with the tools to rise above adversity and find hope in the face of their struggles? Explore Jessica's relentless dedication to supporting individuals from all walks of life, offering a lifeline during their darkest moments. Discover her profound impact in preventing suicide and empowering inner-city youth to explore a world of opportunities beyond their neighborhoods. Uncover the three fundamental elements essential for living a life of influence, resilience, and purpose and the dynamic trio of Vision, Inspiration, and Purpose. Why is having a clear vision crucial for navigating life's challenges? How does inspiration breathe life into our journeys, and what tools can sustain that spark? Delve into the distinction between motivation and inspiration, and the transformative power of purpose in shaping a life of service and impact. Don't miss this enlightening episode as we unravel the threads of hope, resilience, and growth with Jessica Janniere, guiding listeners on a path to looking up and beyond for a life of fulfillment and purpose.

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