The Basketball Game that Inspired Hollywood
Season 2, Ep. 37
Meet Coach Jim Johnson.His WHY is Trust.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).In his many public-speaking appearances, Rochester, New York resident Coach Jim Johnson relates his role in a basketball game that got Hollywood calling. He also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, delivering his talks with a heartfelt style that has brought audiences to their feet.Coach Johnson has developed winning high-school basketball teams for 30 years, taking over three losing varsity programs and turning them into winners in short periods of time. Coach Johnson was named Coach of the Year in 2006 by several Rochester-area organizations and was also presented with a National Sportsmanship Award. Coach Johnson has rolled his accomplishments and experiences into two speaking presentations, “Dreams Really Do Come True” and “Leadership Lessons from Half-Court”.Now that he has retired from full-time teaching, he will continue delivering these messages to various businesses, associations and educational organizations around the country. You should ask him about his favorite moment in basketball. It will probably have to do with a time when he had one of his autistic players go into a basketball game and then the kid ended up playing GREAT!
Do the Right Thing, and Good Things Will Happen
Season 2, Ep. 36
Meet Ron Pattison.His WHY is Trust.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Ron Pattison grew up in rural Montana. Ron graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1980. He specialized in Accounting. While there he was a walk on to the basketball team as a freshman. After graduating, Ron moved to New Mexico in 1982, where he began working in Public Accounting and received his CPA Certificate in August of 1984. After working for a national/international employee benefits firm, Ron opened Pattison Pension Specialists in Dec. of 1990. Ron has specialized in the design and administration of Defined Contribution Plans (DC), also known as 401 K plans, as well as many others. He is an avid sports enthusiast, as well sports fan and follows many different favorite teams.
Have you Made Your Personal Brand Powerful?
Season 2, Ep. 35
Meet Cara Parrish. Her WHY is Challenge. Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Cara's marketing agency helps people who have a story to tell grow their impact and monetize their story.As founder, she made the decision to pivot her focus to personal brands after she found success in a variety of markets from startups and small business to Fortune 5’s. Throughout her work with dozens of companies, she noticed that companies with C-suite executives who grew their personal brand had more brand loyalty, faster growth, and found business development opportunities with much more value. She then pivoted her company to helping those C-suite individuals become the personal brands their companies needed.Since then, her agency has grown. She now has custom programs for all avenues of personal brands including podcasters, authors, coaches, and consultants. She's a past and current client referral only company. If you'd like to work with her you will need one of her clients to refer you. She does this to keep her success directly linked to the success of her clients.She's not leading an average marketing company. She's your mentor's mentor's marketing company.You can find Cara at www.caraparrish.com.
A Better Way Forward
Season 2, Ep. 34
Meet Dale Armstrong. His WHY is Make Sense. Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way). Dale Armstrong was raised in rural western New Mexico and graduated from San Juan College in 1984. He worked in the plumbing trade while attending NMSU, and continued working in plumbing until 1987. In 1987, Dale started TLC Plumbing & Utility. Over the past 32 years Dale has grown the business from a one man shop into a thriving company that employs over 500 people that live and work in New Mexico.Dale has raised his family and grown his company in his home state. He knows New Mexico's potential. After a visit to Santa Fe during the2017 legislative session to testify as a business owner and advocate for bills impacting the business community, Dale became frustrated with how carelessly some politicians were casting their votes. To him, it appeared to be more of a competition between parties, rather than what was right for constituents.He came back from the experience discouraged by how he and other citizens were being served on common ground issues. As such, he decided to find a way to educate the public and encourage positive change. Ultimately, this led to the creation of Viante New Mexico.Business Philosophy:• Do the right things for the right reasons every day.• Develop leaders and allow them to grow.• Champion personal & technical development of the workforce.• Teach life skills to all employees.• Develop systems to benefit the client & employees.• Support the needs of the community.Professional Accomplishments:• NM Ethics in Business Award• Pinon Award - Quality New Mexico• Developed a 4 year Apprenticeship Program at TLC• Best Places to Work in New Mexico - Winner for 3 consecutive years• Top Performing CEO - State of New Mexico• The Safety-man Award for our commitment to our employee's safety• The Cooper Award for outstanding dedication to excavation law safety• The STEP Award for Safety Training Evaluation ProcessYou can learn about Viante New Mexico here: www.viantenm.org/dale-armstrong/.You can find out more about TLC Plumbing here: www.tlcplumbing.com, or email Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Better Way to Tell Your Story
Season 2, Ep. 33
Meet Paul Jew.His WHY is Better Way.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Paul Jew has been an Albuquerque, NM business owner for over 35 years. Paul has spent most of his career owning a school photography company that has photographed over 30,000 students per year.In 2015, Paul started Moji Cinema, a video production company that believes story is the universal language and a story told right has the power to change lives. At the end of May of this year, Paul sold his photography company to focus all of his time and energy onMoji Cinema.In addition to owning a business, Paul serves on the Board of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International and he also serves as the chairperson for the Albuquerque, Chinese American Film Festival. Paul has been married to Judy for 36 years. They have two sons, Brandan, 25, and Corban, 18. Paul obtained a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.You can connect with Paul on LinkedIn, on his website, www.mojicinema.com, or via email, using email@example.com
Let's Meet in the Middle
Season 2, Ep. 32
Meet Jeff Apodaca.His WHY is Contribute.Interviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way).Jeff Apodaca is the president of 47 LLC, a venture group that is incubating and developing newinvestments and businesses in New Mexico and the surrounding region. He is also connected with businesses such as FathomNM and High Desert Hemp, both company’s he co-founded and now serves as president of. He is also the co-founder and partner of Go-Station, a new green technology that is powering electric vehicles.In addition, he advises the APO Action Foundation (Advancement, Progress, Opportunity), a nonprofit group workingwith business, social, and political groups to advance economic and educational opportunities for New Mexico.He launched, produces and co-hosts a weekly TV Show called, “Lets Meet in the Middle”, where he brings political andbusiness leaders together to discuss ideas that will bring other together rather than divide them. The goal is to worktogether to grow NM. He is also a former gubernatorial candidate in the state of NM 2017- 2018.Mr. Apodaca was formerly a media executive, and has over 30 years’ experience, most recently as Executive Vice Presidentof Univision Television, Radio, and Digital properties. Prior to that, he was the SVP of Integrated Strategies and Newmedia for Univision Inc (Based in Los Angles & NY) where he started and lead his team in creating a newdivision for Univision. This division was valued at over $1Billion before the company sold it in 2008.In 1999 he launched AOL Studios, which was based in LA, and from 1987-1998 was with CBS Television Network (both inNY and LA) before returning to New Mexico in 2010.Mr. Apodaca started his broadcasting career inAlbuquerque with the NBC station, and holds a Business Broadcast Management degree from the University ofNew Mexico, where he also lettered in football.He sits on numerous Boards & Charities in NM, and has worked within the private sector, city, county and state leadersto enhance economic growth.A cancer survivor of 40 years, Apodaca spent 1983 as the American Cancer Society’s National spokesperson. He continues to work with children and teens fighting cancer. In 1999, Apodaca and his wife Jackie foundedthe Jeff Apodaca Celebrations of Life Fund, which has raised over $1.5 million dollars benefiting cancersurvivors. They also opened the Jeff Apodaca Multimedia Center at UNM Children’s Hospital, which is where he was treatedfor his rare sarcoma from 1979-1980. In 2000, he and his wife Jackie established the JACOL scholarship fundfor nurses and students at UNM. They are currently working with UNMCC to develop their AYA Program(Adolescent Young Adult Cancer survivor program), a first-of-its-kind program in NM.Apodaca grew up in Santa Fe & Las Cruces, New Mexico where he still has family and friends that he keeps close ties with. Today, Apodaca makes his home in Albuquerque with his wife Jackie Moss Apodaca and their twochildren, Asher & Gage.
Win on Purpose
Season 2, Ep. 31
Meet Jerry LujanHis WHY is Better WayInterviewed by WHY Institute Founder Dr. Gary Sanchez (Better Way)Jerry Lujan believes that when you find a better way to make a positive impact on people's lives, you have an obligation to share it and make a difference. As a 30-year veteran in the insurance industry, Jerry found a better way to quadruple his business while cutting his previous 80 hour work week in half. Due to this, he was named one of The 25 Most Innovative Agents in America.As founder of Elevation180, creator of The Win180 Success Program, and the author of Win on Purpose, Jerry is committed to coaching people in order to prepare them to win before they ever show up. He does this by helping them develop successful habits, cultivate elite performance, and maximize the freedom of time for each of his coaching clients. Many of Jerry's coaching clients report the having the best year of their careers when they work with him.You can connect with Jerry online at: www.elevation180.com or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.