Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday June 30th, 2014

LEW MARCHIONA9:39AM (PST) – LEW MARCHIONA is a Certified SCORE mentor since 2007, has served on the Executive Committee of his chapter for 7 years and has been Chairman of his chapter for the past 3 years

53 percent of Americans have considered starting their own business, and 2 in 5 Americans are motivated by a need for a secondary income. Many of you don’t know where to begin when it comes to starting your own business, but did you know there’s a FREE service you can contact that will help you with every facet of your business—whether it’s a start up or if you have been in business for some time, the people at SCORE can help you…..and the man you are about to meet is here to tell you how.

Lew Marchiona majored in Finance at Iona College. He earned a MBA in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He multi-faceted forty-one year career in the automobile industry with Mercedes-Benz USA. His areas of expertise include retail dealership operations, sales management, new product introductions, strategic planning, budget development and management, event management, sponsorships, trade shows. Lew serves as a free-lance consultant to the automotive and allied industries.

NELL BERNSTEIN11:08AM (PST) – NELL BERNSTEIN, is a former Soros Justice Media Fellow in NY and the winner of a White House Champion of Change Award. She is also the author of the book, “Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison”

Nell Bernstein has spent more than 20 years listening and bearing witness to the shocking stories of incarcerated kids. From abuse at the hands of guards, to the trauma of solitary confinement, to the simple loss of friends and family, each child in “Burning Down the House” has their own very moving story. An important and very moving piece of reportage “Burning Down the House” uncovers a brutal and counter-productive prison system, and reveals that there is no good way to lock up a child.

Tonight thousands of American children will go to sleep in jail. More than 2 million children are arrested each year—and demographers predict that one in three American schoolchildren will be arrested before the age of 23. The woman you are about to meet is going to take you into a very personal look at America’s hidden children.

Nell Bernstein’s writings have appeared in publication including Glamour, Marie Claire, The Oprah Magazine, Self, the Washington Post, etc. Her first book, “All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated”, won the PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Bernstein has addressed policy makers, grant makers, criminal justice professionals, and the public across the county about the impact of incarceration on families, and made numerous radio and television appearances.
Bernstein has worked for the past decade for the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership ( which conceived of and advocates for a bill of rights for children of incarcerated parents which has been adopted or replicated in at least 14 states.


According to Zen teacher Cheri Huber, we are conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy. “Life isn’t the way it should be and it’s my fault!” But, Huber says, no amount of self-punishment will ever make us happy or bring us control over life’s problems. The help we are looking for is really found in self-acceptance and kindness towards ourselves. By simply allowing ourselves to be guided by our innate intelligence and generosity, which are our authentic nature, we are able to compassionately present to what’s happening now. The book includes a 30 day program of daily meditation, contemplation, and journaling.

Most of you have struggled with self-discipline at some time in your life. The problem with self discipline is usually identified as a lack of willpower, and a lack of follow-through. The woman you are about to meet is here to share with you how you develop self-discipline and can “make change for good”.

Cheri Huber is a Zen teacher and the author of 18 popular books. She founded A Center for the Practice of Zen Buddhist Meditation in Mountain View California. She founded Living Compassion in 2003 a nonprofit group comprised of “There is Nothing Wrong with You Retreats”. She lives in Murphys, California.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday June 27th, 2014

Ann Dowsett Johnston9:39AM (PST) – Ann Dowsett Johnston, author, “DRINK: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol”

A seamless blend of candid memoir and no-holds-barred reportage, DRINK: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol (HarperWave; Paperback On Sale June 24th, 2014; $15.99), by award-winning journalist Ann Dowsett Johnston, dares to take aim at an alarming epidemic: the worrisome rise in binge drinking and alcohol abuse among girls and women. Bringing shocking statistical evidence to light, Dowsett Johnston reveals how dangerous levels of female drinking is on the upswing, precipitated in part by an unmitigated push by the alcohol industry to woo women drinkers from an early age. While closing this particular gender gap may not have been a feminist goal, Dowsett Johnston points out, many educated and professional women are now drinking at an increasingly risky rate. The results are manifold, including not only an alarming increase in women being arrested for DUIs, but a tragic increase in death due to alcohol-related behavior and diseases—not to mention the toll that excessive drinking can take on a woman’s personal life and career.

Winner of five National Magazine Awards, a Southam Fellowship and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy (2011), Ann Dowsett Johnston is a gifted writer, editor and public speaker. A respected advocate in public policy matters, she has a distinguished track record in shaping a broad variety of dynamic publications. She was Editor at Large at Maclean’s magazine, and Vice Principal at McGill University, which gives her a window into the perspective of young women. Most recently, as an Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, she wrote a 14-part series on Women and Alcohol, appearing in The Toronto Star, which has garnered wide acclaim and was the genesis of this book.

Stacey Wilson10:39AM (PST) – Stacey Wilson is a Senior Editor at The Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles where she is currently overseeing its Emmy coverage for the fifth season since joining the magazine in 2010.

She is a native of Portland, OR who started her career at Microsoft, but felt the pull of New York City, where she eventually earned a masters in journalism from Columbia University and worked at such magazines as Us Weekly, TV Guide and Details. She also served as an editor at Portland Monthly magazine, where she wrote news features, profiles and covered local Northwest culture back in her home state.

Stacey has been awarded numerous commendations for her work including FOLIO, Society of Professional Journalists and L.A. Press Club awards, and is a frequent moderator of industry panel events, including for the Screen Actors Guild, PaleyFest and the Television Academy. She is also the booker and moderator of THR’s exclusive Emmy Roundtable series, which can be seen now on and will air on television beginning June 2014.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday June 26th, 2014

DAVID McCULLOUGH, JR.9:39AM (PST) – DAVID McCULLOUGH, JR., AUTHOR of the book, “YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL and other Encouragements”—a wry and affectionate examination of success and the role of education today. “You Are Not Special” is a guide to a truly fulfilling and happy life.

David McCullough is a high school teacher who has taught more than 4,500 students. McCullough notes how he witnessed, in growing numbers, teenagers becoming ever more preoccupied with success—often at the expense of important formative experience. “In this new culture of exceptionalish,” writes McCulloough, “to be average, just a regular kid—for most an unavoidable statistical fact—is thought to be inferior. To be ordinary is to be left behind.” Taking on entitled students, helicopter parents, questionable educational goals, club sports, college prep courses and other symptoms of privilege, “YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL” examines the intense pressure that today’s teenagers have to excel. Although opportunities are plenty, high school students today are so afraid of failure that they miss the opportunity to make—and learn from–mistakes.

In many ways adolescents have never had it better. Opportunity, at least for some, would seem nearly limitless in scope and number and wow factor. But for fear that left to themselves children will screw up their shot, many parents have stepped in to “fix” their kids problems. The man you are about to meet is a teacher, a father, a son, a former kid, a husband, and an interested observer of the human race is hear to tell us why that may not be a good idea.

David McCullough, Jr. started teaching English in 1986. After his controversial speech, he appeared on and/or was interviewed by such media outlets as CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS, NPR, ABC, etc. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and children.

 Cindy Feinberg11:08A (PST) – Cindy Feinberg is a recovery coach and addiction case manager in New York City. She is the Founder and President of The Recovery Coach NY. As a certified interventionist and Coach, Cindy helps to facilitate the actions necessary to aide an individual in remaining free from the chaos that drugs, alcohol and other addictions can create. The Recovery Coach is a private case management service that incorporates all phases of recovery for those suffering with addictions and mood disorders.

Cindy Feinberg is a recovery coach and addiction case manager in New York City. She and her staff are committed to helping addicts and their families move toward recovery and a better life. She coordinates on an ongoing basis referrals to treatment specialists (treatment centers, therapists, interventionists, sober companions, MDs, and the like), at the same time managing all other aspects of care appropriate for a client and the client’s family. I have been so consistently impressed with both her intervention and recovery coaching ability that I wanted to share a bit about her world with you.

Arjuna Ardagh11:39AM (PST) – Arjuna Ardagh, author, of “Better Than Sex: The Ecstatic Art of Awakening Coaching”.>/p>

Millions of people today, all over the world, are having glimpses of who they really are: beyond endless thought and reactive feeling. Such a moment of “awakening” changes everything, and unleashes a wellspring of energy, humor and love. The man you are about to meet is here to share with you an innovative and brilliant new way of reaching your fullest potential.

Arjuna Ardagh is an Awakening Coach, writer and public speaker. He has trained more than 1300 people to become facilitators of awakening. He is the author of eight books, including the 2005 #1 national bestseller The Translucent Revolution, featured in “O” magazine. His new book, Better than Sex, is the complete introduction to Awakening Coaching. He has been a speaker at conferences all over the world, including a recent talk at the United Nations. He has appeared on TV, radio and in print media in twelve countries. He lives with his wife, Chameli Ardagh, in California.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday June 25th, 2014


Do you feel frazzled and over-committed way too often? Sure, there are plenty of reasons: you have lots of worthy stuff on your plate and the world is complicated. But the way you’re living may well be sapping your vitality, cutting your effectiveness and even making you sick – and tired. If any of this sounds familiar, the woman you are about to meet will change your life.

After experiencing a fatigue melt-down, our next guest discovered a remedy that she and thousands of others have used to refresh, renew, and begin creating whole, healthy lives. In this must-read book, she outlines signs of trouble like aches and anger, boredom and rupturing relationships.

Linda Hawes Clever, MD, is a native of Seattle, Washington who earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Stanford University. Linda is known for “firsts,” which include: first medical director of the teaching clinic at San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Hospital; founder and chair of the Department of Occupational Health at Pacific Medical Center (now California Pacific Medical Center); first woman Governor in the American College of Physicians; and first woman editor of the Western Journal of Medicine. She is a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

In 1998, she founded RENEW, a non-profit organization that aims to help busy, devoted people regain—or maintain—their effectiveness and creativity. Linda has chaired the boards of KQED and San Francisco University High School, and served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees for fourteen years. She currently belongs to the board of Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services and chairs its foundation board as well. She is a dedicated walker and enjoys good company, good conversation, and good cookies.

Sherrie Campbell10:08AM (PST) – Dr. Sherrie Campbell, Life-Love Expert, and author of “Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person”

We all know self-hatred, anxiety and low self-esteem are bad for our health and can literally destroy lives. On the contrary, those with loving positive thoughts about themselves tend to engage in work they love, choose healthier relationships/friendships and manage their stress effectively by disciplining their mind and emotions. The woman you are about to meet will share with you how to embrace your pain, and see it as an opportunity for growth.

Sherrie Campbell, PhD is a veteran, licensed Psychologist with two decades of clinical training and experience providing counseling and psychotherapy services to residents of Yorba Linda, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton and Brea, California. In her private practice, she currently specializes in psychotherapy with adults and teenagers, including marriage and family therapy, grief counselling, childhood trauma, sexual issues, personality disorders, illness and more. She has helped individuals manage their highest high and survive their lowest low—from winning the lottery to the death of a child. Her interactive sessions are as unique and impactful as her new book, Loving Yourself : The Mastery of Being Your Own Person.

She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2003 and has regularly contributes to numerous publications, including,, and She is also an inspirational speaker, avid writer and proud mother.

Sharon-Lechter11:08AM (PST) – Sharon Lechter, Author, “Think and Grow Rich for Women: Using Your Power to Create Success and Significance”

The 13 Steps to Success originally championed by Napoleon Hill in his landmark bestselling classic “Think and Grow Rich” have changed the way countless professionals have approached their careers since its publication in 1937. The woman you are about to meet reframes Hill’s 13 steps so she can speak directly to modern women’s beliefs, attitudes and strengths about money.

Sharon Lechter, CPA, is an international expert on money and entrepreneurship as well as a respected author, philanthropist, educator and international speaker. She is the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization. She served both Presidents Bush and Obama on the first President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday June 24th, 2014

Scott Schaefer9:39AM (PST) – SCOTT SCHAEFER, author of a new book– ROADSIDE MBA–Backroad Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners. Scott is also the Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

The story of their quest is told in ROADSIDE MBA: Backroad Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners, a book packed with authentic insights from small businesses from Alabama to Idaho that every executive or entrepreneur can learn from.

A chance visit to a Maine shoe store — where the trio was intrigued by an unusually pushy sales staff — led to a long conversation about the merits of the store’s secret shopper program. A light bulb went off. Instead of teaching the tried-and-true case studies from the likes of GE and Microsoft, what if they could instead uncover from back road businesses a more tangible way to learn about everything from pricing to brand management to team building? Why study Sports Authority when you can learn from Mike Bodart, the sporting goods king of Columbus, Indiana?

Regardless of the issue — whether it’s strategic positioning, pricing, growth, outsourcing, hiring, providing incentives, designing an effective organization, negotiating with suppliers — any firm faces a range of strategic options. Whether or not you have a real-world MBA, ROADSIDE MBA will sharpen your strategic reasoning skills with an MBA mindset to conquer any business problem you face, and to better understand the economic forces that cause them.

What can big businesses on Wall Street learn from small businesses on Main Street? This was the question that inspired three economist buddies to hop in a car, escape the ivory towers of b-school, and head out on a road trip through America’s heartland. You are about to meet one of them.

Scott Schaefer is the Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Finance at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Scott’s research focuses on the economics of organization, with an emphasis on understanding employment relationships and decision-making inside firms. He teaches economics-based MBA courses at the University of Utah, and makes regular guest-teaching appearances at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is co-author of the leading textbook Economics of Strategy and served as Associate Dean at the University of Utah’s business school from 2009 to 2012. Scott moved to Utah in 2005, and previously held the Richard M. Paget Chair in Management Policy at Kellogg. He has a PhD in economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Scott is the Roadside MBA driver, and insists that he follows Paul’s directions to the letter. He is also a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan, which is great because he frequently has a bit of spare time in October for extra blogging.

Jennifer Lahl10:08AM (PST) – JENNIFER LAHL, founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network is a dynamic voice for human dignity and the most vulnerable among us. She’s here to discuss the new documentary, BREEDERS, about surrogacy

Its latest documentary film — “Breeders: A Subclass of Women?” – completes a trilogy, including “Eggsploitation” (2010) and “Anonymous Father’s Day” (2011), about the ethics of third-party reproduction.

The CBC Network also uses writing, speaking, mainstream media and social media to bring diverse voices together to answer important bioethical questions involving medicine, health and wellness, science and technology, and law and public policy.

CBC Network Founder and President Jennifer Lahl noted that reproductive technologies are still relatively new and that stricter regulation will likely come when the public is more aware of their risks.

Jennifer Lahl, founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network is a dynamic voice for human dignity and the most vulnerable among us.
She has earned a reputation as a forceful yet civil communicator on issues that often prompt passionate debate. “Jennifer Lahl helps us find our way through the thickets of emotion and heated opinion to discover what is the case and what should be done,” said the late philosopher Dallas Willard.
Lahl has developed the surrogacy documentary film – “Breeders: A Subclass of Women?” – to complete a trilogy about the ethics of third-party reproduction.
Lahl served as executive producer, director and writer of “Eggsploitation” about the ethics of human egg donation and “Anonymous Father’s Day” about women and men created by anonymous sperm donors. “Eggsploitation” was named Best Documentary at the 2011 California Independent Film Festival.
She also worked on another documentary, “Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate,” as associate producer.
Lahl founded the CBC Network after 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, hospital administrator and senior-level nursing manager.
As the CBC Network chief spokesperson, she frequently appears on prestigious radio and TV networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS and NPR. She has written for various publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and American Journal of Bioethics.
Lahl is also called upon to speak to lawmakers and members of the scientific community, and serves on the North American Editorial Board for the International Journal of Ethics & Medicine and on the Board of Reference for Joni Eareckson Tada’s Christian Institute on Disability.


Mark leads one of the world’s largest leadership training and employee engagement studies, and his work has appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post. Mark has also been a featured gust on programs including CBS News Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Fox Business News and NPR.

Mark’s leadership training and employee engagement surveys have yielded remarkable results for organizations such as Harvard Business School, Aflac, Charles Schwab, Microsoft, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, MD Anderson Cancer Center, FirstEnergy, Volkswagen and Johns Hopkins.

Mark’s best-selling books included Hiring for Attitude, Hundred Percenters, and HARD Goals.

Leadership IQ is a research and training firm that delivers employee engagement surveys and leadership development, which conducts one of the world’s largest leadership training and employee engagement studies. Among its key research studies are “Job Performance Not a Predictor of Employee Engagement,” “Why CEO’s Get Fired,” “Why New Hires Fail” and “Don’t Expect Layoff Survivors to Be Grateful.”

Leadership IQ’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post, and CEO. Clients include the United Nations, Harvard Business School, Aflac, Charles Schwab, Microsoft, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, Ocean Spray, Stanford University, Transamerica and Microchip, among others. Leadership IQ is based in Atlanta, with offices in Washington, DC.

Leadership IQ founder and CEO Mark Murphy is the New York Times bestselling author of Hundred Percenters: Challenge Your People to Give It Their All and They’ll Give You Even More. Murphy’s other books included Hiring for Attitude (selected as a top business book by CNBC), Hundred Percenters, HARD Goals, and The Deadly Sins of Employee Retention. Mark has been a guest on CBS Sunday Morning, ABC’s 20/20, Fox Business News, CNN International and NPR.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday June 23rd, 2014


Two years ago, the woman you are about to meet joined Season Sixteen of The Bachelor looking for love. A working model and newly single, she fit the casting call: she was young, beautiful, and a natural in front of the cameras. While she may have been there for all the right reasons, as the season unfolded and sparks began to fly something else was clear: she was not there to make friends.

Courtney quickly became one of the biggest villains in Bachelor franchise history. She unapologetically pursued her man, steamrolled her competition, and broke the rules—including partaking in an illicit skinny-dip that sealed her proposal. Now, after a very public breakup with her Bachelor, Ben Flajnik, Courtney opens up and tells her own story—from her first loves to her first moments in the infamous Malibu mansion.

Opening up about life before, during, and after the Bachelor, including Ben’s romantic proposal to her on a Swiss mountain top and the tabloid frenzy that continued after the cameras stopped rolling, Robertson shares her story of love and heartbreak, and the reality of appearing on reality TV.

A model and actress, Courtney Robertson has appeared in numerous print, runway, and television campaigns and in the pages of Vogue, Self, InStyle, and Fitness magazines. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


Where are you on your life journey? Do you want a different life, but aren’t sure how to find it? How do you discover your passion? How do you take charge of your professional future? If these questions are some that you ask yourself, you are going to want to meet our next guest who will share with you the lessons of contagious optimism that he has learned.

David Mezzapelle is the author of Contagious Optimism, an uplifting book series that contains real stories from people around the globe which demonstrates that every cloud has a silver lining. Mezzapelle was the founder of Goliath Technology, a global data center infrastructure company. Mezzapelle also orchestrated one of the most innovative internship programs ever created, a staple for organizations today. After selling Goliath, Mezzapelle launched several companies and philanthropic initiatives along with serving on various boards. Throughout his life, he has encountered great peaks and valleys all of which he is grateful for and has always kept his glass “completely full.” He lives in Jupiter, Florida.


Are you waiting for your “real” life to kick in? Are you always busy making other plans while constantly striving to improve yourself? The woman you are about to meet is here to help you explore the pervasive human tendency to wait as life goes by and look outside ourselves for answers. As Wayne Gretzky once said, “you will always miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take”.

Kristen Moeller, MS, is a coach, speaker, author, and radio show host. She delights in “disrupting the ordinary” and inspiring others to do the same. Kristen first discovered her passion for personal development in 1989 after recovering from an eating disorder and addiction. After years of struggling with low self-esteem, she realized that recovery and joy is possible. Determined to provide this for others, Kristen immersed herself in the field of personal growth, earning a master’s degree in mental health counseling, volunteering and working in treatment centers while continuing to train and develop herself. Now, a highly popular radio personality, TEDx speaker and author, Kristen Moeller is an in-demand workshopper and visionary dedicated to providing people with the tools they need to find and live their passion. Moeller lives with her family in Colorado.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday June 18th, 2014

 Lori Bryant9:39AM (PST) – Lori Bryant-Woolridge, sensuality coach and author

Lori Bryant-Woolridge is a sensuality coach and advocate for healthy, sensual lifestyles. An Emmy award-winning writer, she has authored three best selling novels, including Weapons of Mass Seduction and The Dare Series, an erotic series written for women over 40 under her plume de nom, Eden Davis and her critically-acclaimed confidence primer, The Power of Wow: A Guide to Unleashing the Confident, Sexy You. She conducts sensuality classes and workshops around the nation, and has been featured in national and international media including, Working Mother Magazine, Essence Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Psychologies Magazine,,, and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows across the country. Lori is also a blogger on sensuality and relationships for the Huffington Post.

Jacki Mari10:08AM (PST) – Jacki Mari, Professional Psychic with a very high rate of accuracy with psychic impressions. She also use NumAstrology, which is her own method of combining Astrology and Numerology.

Jacki Mari is a Professional Psychic and Personal Consultant. She copyrighted method of Astrology, called NumAstrology, which combines Astrology with Numerology, to which she adds her Psychic Input.

She has been a guest on many radio shows and have appeared on television. Her accuracy in predicting on a “one-on-one” basis, and predicting world events is reported to be usually high.

Jacki Mari Services are confidential, and she does not tell death, lottery ticket numbers or sports results, nor does she give a health diagnosis.

She has written a weekly column in an area newspaper owned by the Sun Times. It has a wide and well-read circulation. Jacki also writes a column for the Village View Newspapers. Her columns are available online, and for publication in other newspapers or magazines upon agreement. She offers quite a variety of column ideas, some very innovative.

Jacki also successfully worked with Law Enforcement on numerous murder and missing person cases, both locally and worldwide.

You can contact her at and (708) 532-8400

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Avalon Brandt10:08AM (PST) – Avalon Sequoia Brandt, attorney and author of “Still I Love: Loving after Three Divorces”

After experiencing a divorce, you may want to move on and find love again—but that can be easier said than done. The woman you are about to meet offers advice to help you make peace with the past, reconnect with yourself, and start the process of finding love again.

Avalon S. Brandt, Esq., is the author of Still I Love: Loving after Three Divorces. She was educated in the Baltimore City Schools. In 1994 she graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law. She is currently employed with the law offices of Saul E. Kerpelman, which represents children for injuries resulting from childhood lead exposure. Prior to joining the Kerpelman firm, she was a partner with the law offices of Wilson & Brandt, providing legal representation in custody, divorce, child abuse, and criminal defense cases.

Avalon has a strong desire to help young people successfully achieve their educational and career goals. She has been a speaker for career day activities at various public schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Since 2008 Avalon has served on the board of directors for the corporation L.I.F.E. (Living in a Free Environment), which provides housing and daily activities for persons with physical and mental disabilities.

In 2011 Avalon was appointed as an advisory board member of U2Can a non-profit organization that provides guidance, support, and training needed to empower parents to be their child’s first teachers of reading. U2Can encourages primary caregivers to be actively involved in their child’s education and to foster positive beliefs in academic successful outcomes.

B.J. GALLAGHER11:08AM (PST) – B.J. GALLAGHER, Author, “It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been: A Guide to Getting the Life You Love” is a clear path to getting the life you’ve always wanted. This book is designed for anyone who has let fear or busyness get in the way of achieving their highest goals and long-held dreams. No matter where you may be in your life, you will hear advice, step-by-step guidance, and pure inspiration.

There is a saying “It’s never too late to be what you might have been”, and our next guest believes just that and is here to share with you how you can become what you are meant to be, staking out a great future, undeterred by voices of doubt and insecurity.

B.J. Gallagher is an inspirational author and speaker. She writes business books that educate and empower, women’s books that enlighten and entertain, and inspire and inform. B.J. and her books have been featured on the CBS Evening News, The Today Show, Fox News, PBS, The Oprah Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, among others. In addition to writing books, BD also conducts seminars and delivers keynote address at conferences and professional meetings across the country. Her corporate clients include IBM, Chevron, Volkswagen, etc.

Adam Braun11:39AM (PST) – ADAM BRAUN, AUTHOR, “THE PROMISE OF A PENCIL: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change”

Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds in high school, graduated with a triple major from Brown, and landed post-college at Bain and Company, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But, on a trip to India, he encountered a boy begging on the street who would change his life. When Braun asked the boy what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered “a pencil.”

This small request became the inspiration for Braun’s award-winning “for purpose” organization, Pencils of Promise, which he started with just $25, proving that you’re never too small to accomplish something big.

The man you are about to meet chronicled his round-the-world adventure through dozens of countries in search of his calling and explains how you can unlock your own extraordinary journey to success and significance. You won’t want to miss his exciting story of an important lesson learned—lessons that everyone can apply—to discover your own sense of passion, purpose and meaning.

Adam Braun is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools around the world. In recent years he has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Wired Magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the World,” and was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s first ten Global Shapers. He has also been a featured speaker at The White House, United Nations and Clinton Global Initiative.

Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. He started his college career as a Division 1 basketball player, but while traveling abroad he met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When Braun asked him what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, “a pencil.”

This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization Braun would leave Bain & Company several years later to start with just $25 on his twenty-fifth birthday. Using his unique “for-purpose” approach, he meshed for-profit business acumen with non-profit idealism and in doing so created a leading organization in the global education space, proving that anyone can start a movement that matters.

Braun graduated from Brown University and is now a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges and Fortune 1000 companies. He avidly engages with his social media following of over 500,000 people and currently resides in New York City. His book The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.

Adam Braun is the founder of Pencils of Promise, an award winning non-profit organization that has built more than 200 schools around the world. In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and Wired Magazine’s 50 People Who Will Change the World. He is a graduate of Brown University and a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges, and Fortune 1000 companies. He currently resides in New York City.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday June 16th, 2014

ZHENA MUZYKA9:39AM (PST) – ZHENA MUZYKA, author, “LIFE BY THE CUP: Ingredients for a Purpose-Filled Life of Bottomless Happiness and Limitless Success”

The woman you are about to meet has been a single mom facing hard times through unique personal success as a socially responsible entrepreneur and inspiring motivational speakers.

Life by the Cup is Zhena Muzyka’s inspirational memoir telling how, as a single mom with a young son, Sage, in need of life-saving surgery and only $6 in her wallet, she used her knowledge of aromatherapy, her deep love of tea, and her Gypsy grandmother’s teachings to start selling custom tea blends from a cart on California street corners. Thirteen years later, Sage is healthy and Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is a thriving, purpose-driven, multimillion-dollar brand, whose goal it is to make a difference in people’s lives by offering premium teas and sustainable goods that benefit health, protect the environment, and support humanitarian efforts.

Zhena’s message to women is that no matter where they are, they can change their circumstances and live their dreams–they can transform limiting beliefs and ideas into possibility. She tells her story in 15 chapters, organized by her 15 inspirational life lessons. Each chapter corresponds to one of her signature tea blends and closes with a mouthwatering tea-based recipe. The message throughout: To be audacious in your dreams and committed to your values no matter how messy the path may become.

Zhena Muzyka is the Founder and Formulator of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea ( In the year 2000 Zhena created Zhena’s Gypsy Tea to fund her son’s life-saving operations. Celebrated for her work in fair trade business practices, Zhena’s tea products have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Woman’s World, O, The Oprah Magazine, The LA Times, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and on Dr. Oz and Good Morning America, among others. Zhena is a Country Living Women Entrepreneur Honoree and has received the Enterprising Women of the Year award, The Socially Responsible Business Award, Pacific Coast Time’s Fastest Growing Businesses’ Award, Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies, and Coco Eco’s 20 most inspiring women. Zhena lives in California with her family and is also founder of the Robin Hood Laptop Project (supplying refurbished laptops to the kids in the tea fields). She coaches women in business and speaks nationwide to entrepreneurs.

Mike Finley10:08AM (PST) – MIKE FINLEY, AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, “FINANCIAL HAPPINESS” is here to discuss the Top 10 Ways People Go Broke, Self-Made Millionaire Shares Common Mistakes to Avoid. Mike Finley shares his “secrets” in this enlightening and entertaining tale that will help you see the connection between money and that elusive thing we call happiness.

Throughout history, many of our most brilliant entrepreneurs, artists, architects and scientists were initially seen by many to be “crazy”. It seems almost inevitable that those who bring forth ideas challenging the conventional wisdom are considered out of touch with reality. Well the man you are about to meet doesn’t shy away from being unconventional.

Adam Carolla10:39AM (PST) – ADAM CAROLLA…from his wildly popular podcast, to MTV’s Loveline, to Comedy Central’s groundbreaking The Man Show—not to mention the NY Times bestseller list (twice!)—Adam Carolla’s outrageous humor has made audiences laugh out loud, gasp in shock, and whether they want to or not, think. Now, he’s ready to get our country out of the toilet, or at least give us something to read while we’re there. Hey, he never promised to be politically correct. He’s here to talk with you about his new book, “PRESIDENT ME: The America That’s in My Head”.

Whether he’s setting the Guinness World Book record for the most downloaded podcast; dropping truth bombs about life, love and sex with Dr. Drew Pinsky, or trapping deadbeat contractors in “Catch A Contractor”, the man you are about to meet has never backed away from the outrageous.

Adam Carolla is a radio and television host, comedian, actor, NY Times bestselling author, and the host of the Adam Carolla Podcast, which holds the title as the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Most Downloaded Podcast”. Carolla is well known as the co-host of the radio and MTV Show, Loveline, the co-creator and co-host of The Man Show, and as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday June 13th, 2014

Russell Hannon11:08AM (PST) – Russell Hannon, is travel writer and founder of ‘Break the Travel Barrier’

Russell helps travelers overcome financial barriers that may be holding them back from traveling without compromising on lifestyle. He calls it ‘ultra-economical travel’ and is joining us today to help newlyweds who may be feeling they will need to scale back on their honeymoon this summer because of high wedding costs.

Russell Hannon is a passionate traveler who, until a few years ago, personified someone feeling unable to afford to travel. He developed systems to overcome those barriers which have completely surpassed his expectations.

Russell is an ultra-economical minded traveler who thrives on minimizing the cost of travel without compromising on lifestyle. He has pulled off trips to some of the world’s most expensive cities for less than his everyday cost of living at home. He now wishes to help travelers overcome financial barriers that may be holding them back from seeing the world.