What Is Stopping You From Reaching Your Dreams
Season 2, Ep. 54
Meet Chris Strouthopoulos.His WHY is Better Way.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Chris Strouthopoulos is an international life coach & leadership trainer, TEDx speaker, Himalayan mountain guide, and Ivy League educated award winning Professor. His passion is helping people tear down the internal barriers that keep them stuck, enabling them to create next level professional success and personal fulfillment. Whether it a CEO taking their company from $50 to 100 million, a student preparing for final exams, or a climber tackling their first Himalayan peak, he noticed that it’s the exact same crap holding people back: self-doubt, fear of failure, fear of judgment, perfectionism, and a handful of other limiting beliefs. Obsessed with freeing himself and others from these self-imposed limits, Chris spent 20+ years discovering and developing a series of experiential activities that rapidly create profound personal breakthroughs. He loves facilitating this transformational process through 1:1 coaching and workshops for corporate leadership teams. Some other tidbits: he’s organized solar service projects for Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan, pioneered ski descents in Alaska, and is currently moving his family back to the USA after two years living in Luxembourg.
How To Use Tech And Data To Your Advantage
Season 2, Ep. 53
Meet Charles Rath.His WHY is Better Way.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Charles Rath is the President and CEO of RS21, one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States and the fastest-growing company in New Mexico. RS21 has grown 5400% since 2015. RS21 is a software, design, and data-analytics company that helps clients solve complex problems in impactful environments. RS21’s current portfolio of work includes innovative projects with Fortune 100 companies and cities around the world. The company is on the frontline of everything from fighting cancer to preparing for hurricanes, from fixing healthcare to reducing crime. Charles speaks globally on the future of technology with a particular focus on next-generation applications for data analytics and visualizations. Charles holds a master’s degree in public policy from American University in Washington D.C. and a bachelors degree from the University of Missouri. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Ava and two young boys, Leo and Teddy.
What Happens When You Make A Successful Company Culture
Season 2, Ep. 52
Meet David McGlennen.His WHY is Contribute.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).David McGlennen started his career in the insurance and financial services industry and worked his way through college. Achievement, high performance and self-development through success habits is his calling card. He has built several businesses by creating relationships and adding value with problem-solving. David has met those challenges through the power of working with others. Culture development and team growth have been instrumental in his success. As a part of several startups, his focus on intentional culture rapidly grows companies and has won numerous fast-growth awards. He helps leaders execute their strategy by forming their success habits, building up their people, and intentionally creating a winning culture.
What Will Make You Grateful, Inspired, And Positive
Season 2, Ep. 51
Meet Warren Rustand.His WHY is Clarify.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).The common thread that permeates Warren Rustand’s experience is one of vision, strategy, executive leadership, and achievement. He has created, led, and grown many successful private, public, and not-for-profit entities. He has a passion for family, entrepreneurship, public policy, and community. Warren’s background includes the following: CEO Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ) $2.1 billion in social services and healthcare company.Managing Director SC Capital Partners, an investment banking group Chairman and CEO of Rural Metro Corporation, a $500 million (NASDAQ) emergency services company. Chairman and Interim CEO TLC Vision (NASDAQ), a $400 million Lasik eye surgery company. Chairman/Director of more than 50 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations ranging in size from multi-billion-dollar companies to mid-size, early-stage, and startups. Selected as a White House Fellow following a nationally competitive process. Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce. Co-led the first-ever Executive Level Trade Mission to the former Soviet Union. Special Assistant to the Vice President of the United States.Appointments Secretary to the President of the United States Chaired the YPO/WPO public policy conference titled, “Public Policy and the Private Sector,” for 30 years in Washington DC.
Accepting The Rare Chance to Change Your Life
Season 2, Ep. 50
Meet AK Ikwuakor.His WHY is Better WayInterviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).AK Ikwuakor, also known as Coach AK, is a former professional athlete, entrepreneur, educational consultant and speaker who has traveled to 30+ countries working with students, professional athletes, coaches, governmental agencies, celebrities, CEO’s, employees of Fortune 100 companies, scholars, and community leaders from around the world through his entrepreneurial ventures. He has led an unorthodox path which began by narrowly missing the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China, to working at top educational institutions such as Phillips Exeter Academy and the St. Paul’s School, to now a founding a fashion company for athletes. AK has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Nike, Yurbuds, Women’s Health, Sony, Fox Sports, The Doctors, and Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader? with his triplet brother. (Unfortunately, they were not smarter than a 5th Grader.)
How To Find Clarity After Unexpected Opposition
Season 2, Ep. 49
Meet Robert Teschner.His WHY is Contribute.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Robert Teschner, callsign “Cujo”, is a retired Air Force fighter pilot. He was the top F-15C “Eagle” graduate in his class at the USAF Weapons Instructor Course—the Air Force version of “TOP GUN”. Cujo was asked to return as a Weapons School Instructor and subsequently became the Air Force’s subject matter expert on team accountability, something high-performance teams refer to as a “Debrief”. Cujo eventually commanded one of America’s very few operational F-22A “Raptor” squadrons. During his Air Force career, Cujo flew combat missions over Iraq, homeland defense missions in the United States, and deployed with his F-22 squadron across the Pacific. In 2014 Cujo was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. This adversity fundamentally changed his trajectory—he went from accepting a leadership position in the F-22, to retiring early and having to figure out how to provide for his family with a body that was broken. Cujo’s unexpected pivot out of the Air Force is a topic he tackles in his work with organizations looking to build resilience, develop team members with grit and the ability to overcome adversity. Cujo now teaches leaders how to embrace the tenets of high-performance teamwork in their businesses to achieve better performance, drive engagement and accomplish their missions. He has simplified and adapted the tactics, techniques and procedures high-performance teams use to help any organization win bigger and build teams that work. Cujo is the author of the national bestselling book Debrief to Win and is an increasingly in-demand keynote speaker.
Expert Advice To Identify And Reach Your Potential
Season 2, Ep. 48
Meet Daniel M. Bruder.His WHY is Better Way.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Daniel M. Bruder is the CEO of Fusion Dynamics Group, a Colorado-based strategy and leadership firm. Dan has an accomplished background in Executive Leadership, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Sales and Marketing Operations, Brand Development, Customer Service, and Corporate Finance. He started his career in banking, becoming President in his 20s; he later transitioned into hospitality leadership roles before moving into entrepreneurial ventures culminating in an international consulting practice. Dan is also a faculty member of Colorado State University’s Executive MBA program and the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Graduate Leeds School of Business. He holds a BS in business finance and an MBA, each earned at the University of Central Florida. Dan believes that businesses have the ability to substantially impact communities through their products and people. With this idea in mind, he created The Blendification® System, a signature series of workshops and keynotes addressing culture, strategy, and execution, to help companies realize their potential and spark communal growth.To learn more about Dan, book him for your next event, or activate The Blendification® System in your organization, visit: www.BlendificationSystem.com