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The Quiet Warrior Show helps seekers, top leaders, find their pathway to higher happiness and success. A combination of interview with leaders who tell their heroic stories of success and challenges/failures along the way makes this a show like no other. Hear leadership talks on how to find purpose in life, take action and create the life you deserve and desire. Your host Tom Dutta is the CEO of KRE-AT a Motive Leadership Company, #1 International Best Selling Author and International Speaker. Tom created a unique coaching and mentoring formula "The Way of the Quiet Warrior®" and received the William Shatner Moving America Forward award for helping leaders. Learn more about Tom visit: as see on Moving America Forward




The Quiet Warrior Show helps seekers, top leaders, find their pathway to higher happiness and success. A combination of interview with leaders who tell their heroic stories of success and challenges/failures along the way makes this a show like no other. Hear leadership talks on how to find purpose in life, take action and create the life you deserve and desire. Your host Tom Dutta is the CEO of KRE-AT a Motive Leadership Company, #1 International Best Selling Author and International Speaker. Tom created a unique coaching and mentoring formula "The Way of the Quiet Warrior®" and received the William Shatner Moving America Forward award for helping leaders. Learn more about Tom visit: as see on Moving America Forward








EP#245 SUDDEN IMPACT with Duncan Robinson Renaissance Man

When Host Tom Dutta asked Duncan Robinson about setbacks and tragedies that shaped him into the great man he is today, he wrote: "Never imagined the word Cancer in a child, never mind your son, but it happened, and then we went through the process of getting Michael better, but on the day he was supposed to return to school, the other word you never want to hear, is your son has relapsed, we’ll do all we can, however, we’ve used the most aggressive treatment plan out there, and then, all we can do now is manage the pain, your son will complete his life, soon @ the age of 14….those words still resonate. However, Michael gave me hope in his words, will you be okay, Dad, because I will…." This interview will take you on a journey of many emotions and leave you inspired with hope no matter what SUDDEN IMPACT occurs in your life: About Duncan: Duncan Robinson is a third-generation financial specialist specializing in generational wealth transfer and legacy building. Building on his father and grandfather's wealth of financial management knowledge, he forged a new career path by integrating strategies and solutions from traditional and modern practices. He rose to prominence in the insurance industry by working with prominent families with complex family wealth landscapes and different, sometimes competing, priorities and needs. Duncan’s patience and persistence in providing the best solution to the clients have always been seen as frank, straightforward, and sincere. Duncan advocates for educating the clients (both the current generation business owners and their successors) on wealth preservation for multiple generations. Duncan is a highly driven triathlete, motivational speaker and industry influencer who has written two books on the importance of planning and believes that life is perfectly imperfect, and that’s the perfection of it.


EPP#244 Mid-Flight: Not Just Provocative Storytelling

When Host Tom Dutta asked Lisa Wilkes about her back story before the interview, she said, "During early adolescence, I developed an eating disorder. I'd been a perfectionist my whole life. Still, that quest for so-called flawlessness has a dark side, especially for women under intense societal pressure to portray a particular image. I knew I was damaging my body, but the addictive side of my brain did not care. Maybe that was subconsciously part of my goal. I found healing through a deep connection to people and animals. It took me over a decade to get to a healthy weight, so I won't pretend this was an easy problem to fix. Therapy helped because it offered a nonjudgmental space where I could be honest instead of minimizing everything or pretending I was okay. Friendships helped. I turned to friends and family, baring my soul even when that was scary as hell. The first time I confided in a close friend, my hands trembled, and sweat dripped. It was so embarrassing to have this psychological aversion to something as simple and necessary as food. I felt like a failure, but all I received from my buddy was love. She didn't see me as a freak. She viewed me as a brilliant human trying hard to get back on track. And that made me believe maybe, just maybe, I was not beyond hope. Lisa Wilkes is an American author, licensed social worker (LMSW), flight attendant, and animal rescuer. Lisa has spent 13 years in the aviation industry, jetting across the globe and collecting inspiration for her writings. Her debut novel, Flight Path, is a fast-paced romance with serendipitous encounters. This book follows a daydreaming stewardess as she learns to navigate a new terrain: unconditional love. In her second novel, Mid-Flight, Lisa transports readers to 2038. A flight attendant begins to unravel after her best friend is killed in a plane crash. In the throes of unspeakable grief, she uncovers a political ploy to decimate one-fifth of the population. She must risk everything to combat this sinister plan, including her breathtaking new romance. Lisa’s writing is provocative and timely, focusing on societal issues and internal conflict. Flight Path’s readers will appreciate Mid-Flight's emphasis on hope and redemption, while newcomers to Lisa’s work will be drawn to the power of her storytelling.


EP#243 Life Strife Shaped Me Dr. Amin Sanaia

Like many of you, I’m no stranger to hardship. As a child, I was forced to migrate with my family from the Dominican Republic to New York City, where we faced seemingly endless adversity. My parents were both professionals in the Dominican Republic. In New York, my father worked as a floor technician and my mom in a sweat shop. My father had an accident and became disabled for life. It was only my mom working and we couldn’t make ends meet. Some nights we didn’t have dinner; my late brother and myself had to go to work as children. This period of time has shaped my life. I am driven to be successful because I promised myself that my family will never experience this again. Between language barriers and culture shock, I found it difficult to find my footing in such a foreign place and yearned for well-intentioned guidance. I worked hard in school and did very well. I started a career in healthcare as an executive. I yearned to impact people’s lives in a positive manner everyday. I continued my education and obtain a Masters in Healthcare Administration and now a Doctorate in Leadership. I just published my first book focusing on Leadership Attributes CRAVE (Communication, Respect, Authenticity, Vulnerability and Empathy). After leading hundreds of teams, I found that these attributes are vital for creating great leaders and successful teams. I now coach, train, consult and speak on leadership and leadership development. I have a coaching program designated towards leaders that I provide to individuals and organizations.


EP#242 Dr Martha Boone The Unfettered Urologist

Returning to The Quiet Warrior Show for the second time, Dr. Martha Boone brings her stories of talking vaginas and wonderful humour to the studio with her new book, "The Unfettered Urologist." A non-fiction tale of wisdom she never had time to share with her patients in their fifteen-minute appointments. About the author: Dr. Martha Boone is one of the first one hundred women board-certified in urology. After 23 years of education, she practiced academic urology for five years and private practice for twenty-four. She was named TOP DOC in urology in Atlanta for over a decade. Her first novel, The Big Free, fictionalizes her first six months at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Her current book, The Unfettered Urologist, is nonfiction and explains the pearls of wisdom she never had time to include in a short office visit. It was published on August 15, 2023. Her third book, Mother Charity, will be released in March of 2024 and is the sequel to The Big Free. Dr. Boone retired to write full-time and travel with her husband.


EP#241 Craig Bruce: From Burnout to Living My Best Life Now

Host Tom Dutta asked Craig to explain his traumas and maltreatment that led to his transformation in his life to serve through a higher source. He said: "For 25 years, I led the life of a busy global executive — 2.5 million miles on one airline and 1.0 million miles on another. I actually bragged about this status. Looking back, I was living, but I was not ALIVE. Life was great until it wasn’t. One day, my doctor ordered bed rest. My version of bedrest was my laptop, cell phone and conference calls from my bed. At that moment, I knew my current lifestyle had become my new normal, and something had to change! I had to become an advocate for my own health and lifestyle. " ABOUT CRAIG BRUCE: Craig is a former burned-out global executive who struggled with exhaustion, poor sleep, inconsistent food choices, and feeling confident in his skin. He was so driven that his global lifestyle started to impact his health. He has since transformed his health and changed his lifestyle through the use of science-based behaviours. Now, as a High-Performance Lifestyle Consultant, he empowers high-performing business leaders and entrepreneurs to achieve even more success in their careers without sacrificing their lives & critical relationships. Craig is an international speaker who shared the stage with Sharon Lechter, Les Brown, Bill Walsh, James Dentley and Noel Lee. He has also been featured on podcasts & stages across the US and Latin America and is releasing his book – Winning at the Game of Life and Business in 2023. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a business degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He previously worked as a partner at Hewitt Associates for over 25 years. He has also worked as a Health Coach and educator for the Equinox Sports Club Los Angeles and owns his own high-performance lifestyle business. He’s partnered with hundreds of clients to ignite their energy and live a life with even more clarity, intention and integrity.


EP#240 Dan MacQueen Brain Injured Speakers Triumph over Adversity Life Hacks

At 28, Dan was leading a healthy, active life. After an optometrist appointment to identify the cause of his persistent headaches was cut short, he was handed a sealed envelope and told to go directly to the hospital. What followed was emergency brain surgery. On June 21, 2014, Dan's reality was shattered by a devastating brain hemorrhage. With no map to guide him on the gruelling path to recovery, Dan had to rely on his grit, perseverance, and resilience to relearn everything he once knew: how to walk, talk and even smile. ​ Dan has survived two emergency brain surgeries, weeks in a coma, and months in a rehab hospital. What he found out along the way might surprise you: there is nothing like a brain injury to refocus the mind! Driven by a positive mindset, Dan battled through excruciating rehab exercises to rebuild his life and return to a job he loved. ​ He’s grateful for the doctors who saved him and the friends and family who supported him. Now, he wants to pay it forward. The tools Dan used to build back his life can be used by anyone facing challenges. He will reveal strategies to help you or your team be #BetterThanYesterday and achieve your goals, one step at a time. His action-oriented life hacks will help you tackle anything you face. Through his talks, his audiences were moved and uplifted by Dan's story and ready to use his practical approaches to triumph over adversity.


EP# 239 Dont Get Pulled Into Someones Grave Dr. Clint Ladine Author, Coach,Executive

Dr. Clint Ladine is on a mission to help leaders utilize coaching techniques to unleash the power of their teams, optimize their leadership skills and drive performance to new heights. As a leadership/success coach and former professional basketball player, Dr. Clint knows the difference between bad and good coaches. A bad coach is self-focused, believes they are the only expert, and expects you to fall in line no matter what. A good coach unlocks hidden potential, nurtures natural abilities, and encourages people to fly. To that end, he has written Power Coaching, which many are calling a “must have” in their leadership toolbox. Dr. Clint Ladine is also the owner of Successfully Coaching, A leadership coaching business whose mission is to help leaders overcome obstacles to achieving success. Clint’s mission began with a life-changing encounter with coaching. While in the midst of his career, he was introduced to coaching, finding it to be transformative for him, his team and his organization. He quickly enrolled in a doctoral program to learn more about the psychology and methodology of coaching and has since become a sought-after writer, author and speaker on the subject of Leadership Coaching.


EP#238 From Job Hate to Career Love A Conversation with Chris M Wilson Entrepreneur Author and Coach

Chris M Wilson is originally from Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and moved to Vancouver, BC, in 2009 at 18 by himself. Early on, he knew he wanted to pursue an adventurous, dynamic, and different career. Previously a commercial helicopter pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer, and helicopter expert. Chris switched gears in 2022 to run his online career coaching business full-time. He is a forward-thinking entrepreneur, published author of 2 books (Optimal Wealth and Optimal Health), Career Coach, and creator. Chris enjoys helping others, scuba diving, snowboarding, and riding his motorcycle. Optimal Wealth - Optimal Health - Website - Coaching - (Giveaway) Career Jump Masterclass - The Work to Live Newsletter - Social Media YouTube - @chrismwilson Instagram - @iamchrismwilson LinkedIn - @iamchrismwilson


EP#237 Shy Kid to Scotlands Award Winning Public Speaker Talking about All Things KYLE MURTAGH

Kyle Murtagh returning to the Quiet Warrior show is an award-winning public speaker from Scotland. Kyle emerged from being a shy kid who endured some bullying in his younger days for his gift of dyslexia, to creating a legacy as a Champion Public Speaker, Author and Educator with his platform Hear Kyle pick up the story from where we left off last time...and see his right turn into stand-up comedy and a real live clip from an award-winning speech. Learn great speaking tips that you can apply right away as well as his answer to a question from a guest relating to speaking with emotion.


EP#236 Strategies for a DRAMA FREE Workplace Leslee Montgomery

Leslee Montgomery is a sought-after facilitator, public speaker, content creator and consultant to the Construction Industry on Safety and Mental Health. What makes her story different from anyone else's, and why is she working in a male-dominated industry?: When Host Tom Dutta asked Leslee why listeners should tune in to her story, she wrote, "In 2010, when I decided to take my life, I was terrified but so focused on finding a way. The 2008 recession had kicked my ass; mentally, I was down and scared. A call to a colleague looking for work resulted in "leaving it to the universe," setting off a decision in my head to take my life. While eating my last meal, the universe did call with a job offer. That moment became more than getting back to work; it became the moment I understood my purpose. There aren't too many living heroes in the construction industry. It became my mission positively affect the mental health of the people I worked with. I started to listen to people, connect with them, support them, and it grew into a mission to eradicate suicide in the construction industry."


EP#235 Stepping Stone A romance journey of love, suspense, sexual healing, sexual awakening, and healing with Liv Arnold Romance Author

Liv Arnold is an author of colour writing diverse books on real issues like mental health and consent. Like many women, she has experienced sexual harassment which has affected her well-being. “I want to do right by my readers and show what is and is not acceptable. Enough people are silenced through shame, society’s perceptions, and sexism. There’s not enough awareness of mental health. I have found peace through prose,” Ms. Arnold says. As she has experienced anxiety most of her life, she will donate a percentage of the profits of her upcoming novel Stepping Stone (release date 11 July 2022) to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She turned to writing for therapy when medication, meditation, and counselling didn’t improve her symptoms. The novel’s main male character has PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Ms. Arnold drew the challenges from real life and was inspired by a friend who served in Afghanistan. She writes authentic characters with relatable issues, championing the heroine taking control of her life and sexuality.


EP#234 My Survival Mode to Financial Freedom Zeona McIntyre

My hero's journey started when my mom was diagnosed with cancer and then passed away, two years later, when I was 28. I lost my sole provider parent. This was right around the same time that I found Airbnb (renting out my extra rooms) as a side hustle which was leading me into a life of financial independence, that I didn't realize at the time but it would change the trajectory of my life. Now, I feel very strongly about teaching others about how they can achieve financial independence so that we can become free to focus on the things we truly value in our lives, and not have to be in survival mode. From 50k in debt to Financially Free in 2 years with Airbnb! Zeona McIntyre has been an Airbnb host since 2012. After 10 years of managing short-term rentals across the globe, she has transitioned to selling Real Estate to investors looking to house hack or live for free. She is an avid Real Estate Investor owning a double-digit portfolio of short and medium-term rentals. In the fall of 2022, she will release the book: “30-Day Stay. An Investor’s Guide to Mastering the Medium-term Rental '' coauthored with Sarah Weaver. She teaches listeners how to achieve Financial Freedom through Real Estate on her Podcast: Invest2FI, co-hosted with Craig Curelop. She has been featured on BiggerPockets, Mr. Money Mustache, NPR, Business Insider, and more than 50 podcasts. Zeona has been to 47 countries. She spends half the year in Boulder, Colorado, and the other half travelling the world as an international pet sitter. Learn more here:


EP#233 From Potato To Star Trek And Beyond Memoirs Of A Rocket Scientist Chester L Richards

Chester L. Richards -- Bio Aerospace Engineer (Ret.), Inventor, Adventurer, Author, Storyteller, Romantic The philosophy developed by Chester L. Richards, aerospace engineer, adventurer, and inventor (19 patents), has indeed caused him to view all that comes his way as an adventure. Even a visit to the hospital! (Look for stories about these surprisingly entertaining forays into Deep Space Medical soon in his blog, "Stories.") That attitude took shape early. In college, a bit after those early escapes from being thoroughly roasted by The Great Potato's molten lead flinging tricks, Chester and friend Judy Burns co-authored a spec script for “Star Trek” on a lark. The story, “The Tholian Web,” became one of the series’ most popular episodes. A veteran writer advised the young man, “You should write….write your passions.” “But I have nothing to say,” Chester thought. That was the moment he decided the real message was to fill his life with adventures. And he did — adventures in surfing, learning, and performing music, travel to exotic places for river rafting, and his work as a rocket scientist. Along the way, he’s always met fascinating characters. He did write — essays (over 50 have been published so far). At the house in Thousand Oaks he and his late beloved Sarah once shared, he brought himself back from the brink of despair by writing the hair-raising adventures Sarah loved, and that continue to occur, though as the author says, he no longer has much hair. Visit the website for Chester L. Richards for more information.


EP#232 An Ancestral Journey SCOTT MACDONALD CEO Philanthropist Author

Scott MacDonald is a returning Quiet Warrior o talk about An Ancestral Journey he embarked on, culminating in a fascinating reveal... more than just facts, he shares how one can begin exploring their Ancestry based on his discovery. His newest book is the culmination of many years of ancestry research. Published this month by Ingram, Legacy, An Ancestral Journey through American History marries ancestry with early American history. The ancestors participated in virtually every significant event in America, including Jamestown, the Mayflower, and various wars and conflicts. The book presents history through the eyes of actual participants in the events. Ancestry research is believed to be the second most popular hobby in North America (after gardening). As far as Scott knows, no other ancestry-based book that connects ancestry research to history has been written or published. Visit Scott's website,


EP #231 Beyond "Thank You for Your Service" LtCol Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz USAF Ret

Retired LtCol Kathy Lowrey Gallowitz is a career Air Force Veteran who served as a Public Affairs Officer and Nurse. Masters degrees in Nursing and Political Science frame her practice and perspectives. It was her life’s calling to design and lead a never-been-done-before military outreach program in Ohio in response to 9/11, to educate and engage civilians in support of troops and their families. While not serving in uniform, Gallowitz established and managed Buckeye Sports and Orthopedic Specialists and was the President of the Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce. She has first-hand experience hiring Veterans. As the owner of Vanguard Veteran, she equips civilians to become Veteran Champions as the “Veteran-hiring Concierge,” “Military Ministry Builder,” and “Fallen Comrades Ceremony Producer.” She coaches volunteers on creating “Military Ministries” (in partnership with clergy) to foster connection, a sense of belonging and promote spiritual resiliency. Kathy serves as the Chair of the Arizona Governor’s Veterans’ Service Advisory Commission and the Southwest Veteran Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is the Veteran-hiring Advisor for the Arizona Society of Human Resource Management. Her husband, Ed, is a retired career active-duty Soldier with four combat tours. Together they have six sons, one daughter and three grandchildren.


EP#230 Real Raw Emotionally Magnetized Stories Sandy Gerber

Sandy Gerber will share the real challenges behind her successes and how she overcame them to transform and teach others how to have great relationships Sandy Gerber is a multiple award-winning author, communications and marketing strategist, and TEDx speaker. As CEO of NEXT Marketing Agency, she set a new standard for innovative communications, growing the company from her bedroom into one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in British Columbia. She's been named 2022 QW Literary Award Finalist and inducted into the QW Global Top 100 Book List, 2022 Bronze Medalist Independent Publishers Book Award Winner (IPPYs), Businessperson of the Year, Mompreneur of the Year, and a YWCA's Women of Distinction Finalist. She's enlightened thousands from the speaker stage and has coached hundreds of people in effective communication. Sandy lives in Vancouver, B.C., with her partner Kris, her two children, and their dog Router.


#EP229 HAND ON THE SHOULDER Raw storytelling with Grant Tate Author Coach Consultant

Host Tom Dutta asked Grant Tate what his real story was on the way to transformation in his life and career...he said, "I was a small-town kid who jumped on the corporate (IBM) fast track, advanced rapidly in the hi-tech rapidly changing environment, but eventually found his career stalled and his marriage falling apart. After hitting bottom, he moves to Europe where he found a new path to transformation." Grant Tate is a servant leader, transformational coach, and business consultant who helps people learn how to thrive in our chaotic world. He challenges leaders and emerging professionals to answer the questions: Who am I? What am I called to do now? Who am I going to work with to get it done? Highly sought after as a coach, Grant uses his writing and his role as CEO of Bridge Business Transformations as vehicles to develop strong relationships with clients and friends. Grant is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Syracuse, Stanford, and Pace Universities. He lives in Charlottesville, VA with his wife.


EP#228 Real Raw Storytelling with Dr. Gordie Hogg TEDx Speaker, Author, Former Mayor, MLA, MP, Rapper?

It was once said, "We will be remembered by what we do in private, not in public." What makes a career Politician likeable, relatable, and builds trust and rapport with the average person? When Host Tom Dutta invited Dr. Gordie Hogg to a live interview, he said, "Dr. Hogg, check your ego in the green room. We'll tell real and raw stories, showing the side of you that most people don't always know". Did Gordie show up in complete form? Watch the premiere interview; you decide. He even does a short "rap song" if you stay till the end. Gordie Hogg is an Author, TEDx Speaker, Ph.D. respected and Visionary leader focused on making a positive difference as a change agent, locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. and is currently a candidate for Mayor. Gordie has served as Mayor, Member of the Legislative Assembly in British Columbia, Member of Parliament for Federal Government, and works tirelessly on 5 Volunteer Boards to make a community impact.


EP#227 AGAINST ALL ODDS Escaping a Pakinstani Marriage at 17 MARIA MALIK

When Host Tom Dutta Challenged Maria Malik to share her whole story, she wrote this message to him: At 17, I was at my lowest. I was taken away from my home (Toronto, Canada) and sent to Pakistan to Marry a man I had never met before. Against all odds, against all family pressures, against all pressure from Pakistani society, I got divorced after a few years. That was only the beginning. I had to reinvent myself. At this point, I still did not graduate from high school. So I graduated from high school and university; I am now completing my masters. I became the first woman in my family to travel the world. I became the first woman in my family to get a job. And I am now the first woman in my family to start my own business. I help people overcome their fear of Public Speaking and use their voice! Many women in Pakistani and other cultures go through very similar situations, but unfortunately, many never get out. It's heartbreaking. With courage and luck on my side, I could beat all odds and live a life of my choosing. My parents have now become my biggest supporters, an even bigger win for me because of my family. means everything to me. About Maria Malik: Maria Malik was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She currently lives in Southern California. She is pursuing her Masters in Clinical Psychology and is running an online Public Speaking Coaching business. She helps corporate professionals overcome their fear of public speaking, give memorable presentations & excel at impromptu speaking in the workplace. She is very passionate about her work and firmly believes in using your voice for what matters to you! Linkedin Profile:


EP#226 EXTRAORDINARY Brad Schaeffer

Brad Shaeffer told Host Tom Dutta his father died by hanging in his garage on his 16th birthday. He turned his anger into Novel writing. Storytelling at its best in this Live taped interview. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brad Schaffer was born in Baltimore, MD but grew up in a suburb of Chicago. After attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he lived in Chicago where he embarked on his dual career as both a commodities trader and author/novelist. He currently resides in New Jersey. His prolific and eclectic writing can be found in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, National Review, Daily Wire, and other well-read publications. His interests, as reflected in his articles, encompass a wide swath from business, to science, education, the arts, history, politics, social issues, and general day-to-day living. He is also an accomplished guitarist and pianist and can be found playing in local New Jersey clubs with one of several rock bands in which he has played over the years. He is the author of Of Another Time And Place (2018), which takes place in World War II Europe. It studies the conflicts that good men confront when compelled by national loyalty and indoctrination to fight for morally reprehensible causes. His latest novel, The Extraordinary (2021), deftly tackles two sensitive subject matters -- autism and PTSD -- and the impacts they have on not just those with these conditions but also the families who support them. For more information, please visit: