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CEO Mentors challenge your thinking about work and life, help you reach your highest potential, find purpose and happiness in whatever you do




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How to Start Over Successfully, with Carol Fishman Cohen, on The Mentors Radio

In this episode, host Tom Loarie talks with Carol Fishman Cohen, founder and CEO of iRelaunch. Learn how to start again in your career, even after a long break! ...And learn how to start again, to re-enter the workforce, with success and doing what you enjoy. Anyone who’s taken a long break from their career — for any reason — knows it isn’t always easy to pick up where they were when they’re ready to re-enter the work force. This weekend’s guest mentor, Carol Fishman Cohen, knows the...


“Building a Future with Kids” with Presidential Medal of Honor recipient and retired Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Alan Page, and former Green Bay Packers, Mike McCoy

In today's episode, Host Tom Loarie interviews two stand-out mentors—Justice Alan Page in the first half of the show and Mike McCoy in the second half of the show—both are University of Notre Dame (UND) football and Professional National Football League greats dedicated to building our future by helping to influence and shape today's youth in positive ways. (scroll to bottom of post to listen to this episode, or subscribe to podcast here--on any podcast platform) First, Tom talks with...


Kristen Sousa shares Insider Insight on Career and Job Search Advice in today’s market

In today’s new episode, Host Tom Loarie talks with Kristen Sousa, seasoned executive search executive, formerly with Robert Half, Monster and Indeed, and now co-founder of Talent Squirrels, on up-to-the-minute career and job search advice—for job seekers as well as employers—in today's market, with a glimpse toward what to expect in the near and not-too-near future. Show Notes for Guest Kristen Sousa: BIO: From Robert Half to Monster to Indeed, Kristen Sousa has seen it all in the world of...


The Mentors Radio talks with Jay Elliot, Apple co-founder Steve Job’s great mentor and friend

In today's episode, Host Tom Loarie talks with Jay Elliot, Apple guru Steve Job's great mentor and friend. Jay is a person of exceptional integrity and good character—as are all our guests. It is evident in all he does and has done—as an author, a serial entrepreneur, former Apple Executive Vice-President, and in his more than 40 years of operations experience with such corporate giants as IBM, Intel and Apple. Jay Elliot is the founder and CEO of TigoHealth, Inc., a medical apps software...


How to find a job you LOVE with mentoring from Rob Barnett, formerly with CBS and now a Top Executive Search Professional

In today’s episode, Rob Barnett talks with The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie about how to find a job you LOVE! After a career in broadcasting that included serving as president of radio programing for CBS, Barnett transitioned to become a top executive search professional who has helped many hundreds of individuals find a job they love. His powerful and practical book, Next Job, Best Job, provides a guide for anyone facing a career transition. Rob Barnett, has real-time solutions that have...


Ethical Leadership: Dick Lyles, CEO of Origin Entertainment, talks with Host Ric Brutocao

In today's episode, The Mentors Host Ric Brutocao talks with Dick Lyles, CEO of Origin Entertainment, about ethical leadership—what it means, how to live it and why it matters. Origin Entertainment is a broad based film and television production company committed to making a positive impact on the modern world through transformative entertainment. Our mission is to produce films that evoke the audience’s desire for the heroic, foster a generosity of spirit, and inspire them to make choices...


Leading and Managing Your Business for Profitability in Inflationary Times, with Renown Global CEO Advisor Ram Charan

Today's topic is how to lead and how to manage your business for profitability during inflation and our guide will be guest mentor Ram Charan, interviewed by The Mentors Radio host Tom Loarie, who is himself a seasoned CEO in the life sciences realm. Ram is well-known as the world’s premier advisor to CEOs, business unit managers and boards of directors. He has an unparalleled, up-to-date view of how economies and leading companies work and it what it takes to succeed in an ever-changing...


Leadership from a CEO perspective: Six Mindsets that Separate the Best from the Rest, with McKinsey & Company’s Vik Malhotra

Vik Malhotra, McKinsey & Company's Chairman of the Americas, joins The Mentors Radio host Tom Loarie for a powerful discussion of leadership from a CEO perspective and the six (6) mindsets that separate the best from the rest. This is a not-to-miss show for anyone who aspires to lead, regardless of their walk in life and position. We are all dealing with massive uncertainty…and as our trust in the government, media and other players on the national local stage falters, the role of the CEO...


What You Don’t Know is Hurting You… And Your Career: In-depth interview with Award-winning Executive Career Coach Marion E. Brooks

Award-winning, nationally certified and internationally acclaimed executive coach Marion E. Brooks is a mentor par excellence for his clients, and for our listeners. He's a man who focuses on what you want to achieve and helps you get there as fast as possible. His work over many years with C-suite business leaders, managers, corporate teams, nonprofits, individuals and entrepreneurs at all levels continues to earn high praise and gratitude from those with whom he's worked. 100% of people...


Being challenged is inevitable, being defeated is optional: Interview with NO-hands Tennis Champ Roger Crawford

Roger Crawford was born without hands, yet he is a champion tennis player. Today, The Mentors Host Tom Loarie interviews our guest mentor Roger Crawford on how to achieve your dreams. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional,” says Roger Crawford, NCAA Division I Hall of Fame and International Tennis Association award-winning tennis player. Now he is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world, even inducted into the International Speakers Hall...


The Power of Story: How to Change your Life for the Better, with renown performance psychologist Jim Loehr

In today's episode, The Mentors Radio host Tom Loarie talks with world-renown performance psychologist Jim Loehr, PhD, about the power of story -- the power of YOUR story. How to find it? Are you following your story or someone else's Jim has coached some of the most elite professionals in sports, athletics, business, military and nonprofits. These are professionals who are so well-trained and high-level that what will give them "an edge" and what will give them a sense of happiness or...


Become an Expert at Navigating Uncertainty and Disorientation in Times of Crisis: Survival Lessons from Crashed F-16 Fighter Pilot Lt. Col. Peter S. Smith, USAF

Imagine experiencing spatial disorientation (you can't tell up from down) in an F-16 Fighter Jet while locked into a Death Spiral at 6,000 feet, traveling at 1,000 ft per second... ejecting barely 0.8 SECONDS before it was too late... and surviving. Few live to tell the tale. Former combat fighter pilot, Lt. Col. Peter Smith USAF (ret.) joins The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie to reflect on the OODA Loop training which contributed to his survival. He also shares lessons he learned on what...


Got a Job You Love? Madelyn Mackie talks about how to find a fulfilling career and greater happiness in life and work

This week on The Mentors Radio, Host Tom Loarie talks with seasoned, certified career management coach and trainer Madelyn Mackie. Madelyn believes that your career should have as much meaning, purpose and happiness as the rest of your life... and she has helped hundreds of clients make that happened. But it started with her own career and her own passions and interests, which you'll hear about in the episode. You'll also learn what she shares with her clients, which have included many...


Learn how Clint Severson transformed a company from bleeding millions of dollars of cash each year to a Two BILLION Dollar acquisition

In this episode, Host Tom Loarie talks with guest mentor Clint Severson, the former CEO of Abaxis, who transformed a company from bleeding millions of dollars of cash each year to a Two BILLION Dollar acquisition. Learn how he did it and apply to your own business and dreams. Clint Severson could be described as resilient, persistent, down-to-earth and practical. Little did he know as a young man starting out in business that one day he'd turn a publicly traded company from Death Spiral to a...


Do you have a Confident Mind? West Point Military Academy’s Director of Performance Psychology Dr. Nate Zinsser Talks about How to Develop Confidence and Success in Any Field

Have you ever wondered how people develop and retain their confidence in the toughest of circumstances? In this episode, The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie talks with Dr. Nate Zinsser, West Point Military Academy's Director of Performance Psychology, and author of best-seller, The Confident Mind. Dr. Zinsser shares insights and guides us on how to beat our biggest winning the battle in our heads! Not only has Dr. Zinsser prepared two generations of cadets for leadership in the U.S....


Ethical Leadership of Prominent Healthcare Executives Selene Burke, M.D., and Michelle Williams, RN, MSN inspire others

Are you too quick to make judgments about people? Then, I invite you to join Host Tom Loarie this weekend on the MENTORS RADIO SHOW. His guest mentors will be two prominent healthcare executives, Selene Burke, OD, and vice president of Clinical Affairs for Refocus Group, and Professor Michelle Williams, RN, MSN, who have cracked the code of success for women of color. Today they serve as an inspiration for thousands of women due to their consistent ethical leadership and dedication to...


Communicating In The New Era of Virtual Communications, with Patti Sanchez

Join The Mentors Radio host Tom Loarie this week when Duarte Communication's Patti Sanchez, author of Presenting Virtually: Communicate and Connect With Online Audiences shares her secrets of virtual communications with video conferencing platforms such as ZOOM. Patti Sanchez, the Chief Strategy Officer for Duarte, has over 30 years of experience as a communicator and consultant. She has led transformative communications initiatives for many brands including Cisco, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard,...


Hearst’s Michael Clinton on ROAR into the Second Half of Life Before It’s Too Late

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Creating a Culture of Excellence: Interview with Horst Schulze, founder of Ritz-Carlton, with The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie

Have you ever wondered how the Ritz-Carlton got started? Why has "the Ritz" an expression commonly used as an expression of excellence? TODAY on THE MENTORS RADIO, you'll find out the answers to these questions and more in a one-on-one, in-depth interview with the Founder of the Ritz-Carlton, Horst Schulze, with The Mentors Radio Host Tom Loarie. Horst shares his original vision, how he got started, the toughest nail-biting moments and more. Plus, you'll be able to immediately apply what you...


From the Boxing Ring to the Board Room with Hector Colón

In this episode, The Mentors Radio host Tom Loarie knocks it out of the ballpark in an absolutely inspiring interview with multiple award-winning boxing champ Hector Colón as Hector talks about his remarkable journey from the boxing ring to the board room. You'll hear first-hand, real-world experience on the power of self-discipline, focus, having a higher "why" and purpose, and on always—ALWAYS—putting others before yourself. Now president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin...