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The Performance Enhancer Podcast features top leaders on performance and health.


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The Performance Enhancer Podcast features top leaders on performance and health.




What is Life Harmony? A Better Approach to a Great and Successful Life

Rear Admiral Scott Jones is an accomplished figure in the military, airline industry, and the world of coaching. He is currently the Commander of the Naval Air Force Reserve. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal, among many more. The majority of Scott’s career has been spent at United Airlines, where he has served as a captain for over 25 years. He founded IMJ Coaching and Consulting in 2008, focusing on...


Stress and the Unconscious Mind — An Expert Approach to Living Your Best Life

Daniel Hill has been a life coach, mentor, and therapist since 2006. He specializes in helping others master their psychology and emotional well-being, typically through online videos. He is dedicated to empowering people to conquer their mental and physical health issues, find meaning and peace in their lives, and achieve the results they desire. Daniel is highly skilled and experienced in a vast number of cutting-edge tools and practices that have positively assisted the unconscious minds...


Work-Life Integration, the New Balance

Jonathan Puskas has over two decades of successful leadership experience in both the US Armed Forces and the business world. Currently, he is the Vice President of EXOS, a human performance company that was recently acquired by Google. In this position, Jonathan leads a team of almost 400 employees to deliver health and performance services. In addition to this, Jonathan is a Commanding Officer for the US Navy, where he has served his country for over 27 years. Previously, he worked for...


Sleep Medicine and the Changing Future of Healthcare

Dr. John Cronin is a physician scientist who serves as the Chief Medical Officer in the Sleep and Respiratory business at Philips Healthcare. In this role, and in his 25 years of clinical practice prior, Dr. Cronin has been motivated by a desire to improve the health and wellness of patients who suffer from sleep and respiratory conditions. This is what led Dr. Cronin to help co-found Sleep Science Partners and implement a direct-to-consumer model of patient care for sleep apnea....


Sleep for Executive Performance - A Holistic Approach

Riley Jarvis is the Founder and CEO of The Sleep Consultant, an organization that helps entrepreneurs and side hustlers get more restful sleep and transform their productivity. Riley got his start in the finance industry, where witnessed firsthand the consequences of inadequate sleep and sought to help people like him achieve deeper rest. Since then, he has developed a state-of-the-art approach to restorative sleep health and modern sleep consulting. Riley is also the creator of MyTruSleep...


The Future of Sleep Medicine — A Discussion With One of the Trailblazers in Sleep

Dr. David White is an internationally recognized expert on sleep medicine and treatment. Currently, he is the Chief Medical Officer at Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care and a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. White initially served as the Chief Medical Officer for Respironics, Inc. He continued this role after the acquisition by Philips in 2008. In the past, Dr. White has also worked as the Editor-in-Chief for the journal SLEEP and the President of the American...


The Key To Anti-Aging Starts on the Inside With Your Mental Health and Wellness — A Discussion With a Master Surgeon and Aging Expert

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is an internationally acclaimed facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the Director of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California. His specialties have made him the choice of dignitaries, executives, celebrities, and other physicians. In addition to his practice, Dr. Azizzadeh is the Founder and a Member of the Board of Directors at MACRO Trials, an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA Health, and the host of the Smile...


Key Issues in Trucking and Sleep Apnea: Thoughts From an Expert Driver About CPAP Recalls, Medical Exam Requirements, and More

Bob Stanton is a long-haul, over-the-road (OTR) truck driver with almost 20 years of experience under his belt. He is an active member of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and is the Co-coordinator of Truckers For A Cause, a patient support group for truck drivers under treatment for sleep apnea. Since being diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2002, Bob has been a passionate advocate for other truckers struggling with the same issues. Recently, Bob joined the staff of Dedicated Sleep...


How We Help Keep Our Roads Safe: Perspective from An Expert in Commercial Vehicle Safety

Adrienne Gildea is the Deputy Executive Director at Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), an international nonprofit organization that encourages commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry, and policy makers. Adrienne has worked for CVSA for more than 10 years, serving first as its Director of Policy & Government Affairs before moving into her current position. She boasts more than 15 years of experience in the transportation policy...


Improving Health Outcomes Through Shared Decision-Making With the Community

Dr. Fred Schwartz is the President and CEO of Global Medical University, an organization that strives to disrupt medical education. Global Medical University reduces the time and cost of training for medical specialties in order to provide necessary services to underserved populations. Dr. Schwartz is also the Senior Advisor to the Dean of A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. He spent 15 years as a family doctor in Portland, Maine, and is currently a nationally...


Bringing Your Best Self to Whatever You Do: The Importance of Good Sleep and Treating Sleep Disorders

Dr. Pat McBride is a sleep clinician, author, and educator with more than 35 years of experience in the clinical dental and medical industries. Dr. McBride currently serves as the Director of Education for the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics. She is also a Field Clinical Representative for Inspire Medical Systems, the Director of Clinical Development and Private Consultant for Dental Sleep Medicine Consulting and Practice Management, and a Dental Sleep Medicine Clinician...


The Importance of "Pillow Talk" and Expert Advice for Couples to Improve Their Sleep

Wendy M. Troxel, PhD, is the Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist at the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit organization that helps improve policy and decision-making using research and analysis. Dr. Troxel is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in sleep medicine, and her research has been featured in esteemed scientific journals, media publications, and her two well-known TEDx talks. Dr. Troxel is also the author of Sharing the Covers: Every Couple's Guide to Better Sleep, a...


Expert Advice for Success in Transportation Brokerage

Chris Jolly is the Founder of Freight Coach Enterprises, a business that helps growing transportation companies enhance operations, sales processes, and efficiency. Freight Coach Enterprises provides one-on-one training to aid companies in overcoming barriers and paving the way for unprecedented success. Chris has more than 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, and his expertise includes freight brokerage operations, sales, and leadership. He is also the host of the Coffee...


How to Solve Customer Problems — Lessons from a Transportation Technology Entrepreneur

Tyler Robertson is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer at Diesel Laptops, a diagnostics company that provides commercial truck efficiency solutions for truck repair facilities. Diesel Laptops has been in the commercial truck diagnostic industry for over 10 years, and its specialties include dealer-level diagnostic tools, diesel technician training, technical repair information, and much more. Before his work at Diesel Laptops, Tyler worked in IT and Marketing for Carolina International...


Performing at Your Best: Lessons from a Servant Leader

Larry Green is the Global Service Delivery Lead of Health and Performance at Google. In this position, Larry is responsible for the global operations of the health and performance team’s programs, services, activities, venues, and experiences. His professional strengths include program management, critical thinking, strategy, analysis, and more. Outside of Google, Larry is also a Lecturer and Assistant Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.


Helping People With Health Insurance — Lessons From a Third-Generation Family Company

Zach Swartzendruber is the President of Benefits For Trucking, a third-generation benefits services agency. At Benefits For Trucking, Zach and his team focus 100% of their growth on assisting the trucking industry with traditional and non-traditional benefits. Zach is also a District Sales Manager at Colonial Life, an American insurance agency, and the President of Swartzendruber Solutions, an agency for Colonial Life.


Blue Zones Project — Understanding the Healthiest Places in the World

Ben Leedle, Jr. is the President of Adventist Health’s Well-Being Division, a section that is committed to impacting all dimensions of well-being, including health, sense of purpose, security, and prosperity. In addition to this, Ben is the President, CEO, and Board Director at Blue Zones, a well-being company that was acquired by Adventist Health in early 2020. Ben also co-founded the Blue Zones Project, a transformational initiative focused on improving the well-being, health outcomes, and...


How to Use Habit Hooks to Improve Stress and Employee Performance

Richard Hawk is a speaker, trainer, and health and safety expert with more than 30 years of experience under his belt. He specializes in helping leaders and employees improve their safety performance by decreasing stress and increasing focus. For the past three years, Richard has been a keynote speaker at the largest safety conference in the world. He is also the author of the bi-weekly publication, Safety Stuff, and has written four popular books about safety, including Spice It Up! and The...


The Future of Trucking and Transportation: An Industry Expert View

Donald A. Orr is a Truck Industry Analyst, Consultant, and Expert Witness at Orr Acquisition LLC in Phoenix, Arizona. After starting as a heavy truck mechanic in the US Army, Donald climbed to executive positions in some of the largest trucking companies in the world. With more than 40 years of experience in the transportation industry, Donald has worked as the President and CEO of Central Freight Lines, the President of Moyes Enterprises, the Senior Vice President of Comcar Industries, and...


The Secret to Longevity

Dr. Miles J. Varn is the Chief Executive Officer of PinnacleCare, a personal healthcare advisory firm that helps individuals and organizations gain access to better health care. In this position, he has propelled strategic growth and innovation for PinnacleCare’s portfolio business. Before his work as CEO, Dr. Varn served as the firm’s Chief Medical Officer for 14 years. He is also a Member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.