Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday August 29th, 2014

Matias Dalsgaard9:39AM (PST) – Matias Dalsgaard, Author of newly released novel, “Don’t Despair”. He also has a doctorate in Philosophy and is an Entrepreneur

The title of “overachiever” often has a positive connotation — think back to your elementary school days, when being an overachiever basically meant being the teacher’s pet — but it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be. Overachievers are more likely to feel anxious. And their motivations for, well, over-achieving, often stem from the need to avoid negative judgment. The man you are about to meet is here to help you if you are an overachiever and it’s causing you problems in your life.

Matias Dalsgaard has a background in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. and postdoc degree in Philosophy. He has worked as an associate at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Today, he is the founder and CEO of a successful Danish tech start-up – GoMore, which focuses on online car-sharing concepts. He has always been drawn towards philosophy and theology – and the church and the arts. In particular he enjoys studying great thinkers, preachers and psychologists of Christianity – Paulus, Augustine, Luther, and Kierkegaard.

Tom Gagliano10:39AM (PST) – Tom Gagliano is a life mentor and author of the book, “The Problem Was Me”

Bullying is a repeated aggressive behavior where one person, or group of people, in a position of power deliberately intimidates, abuses, or coerces an individual with the intention to hurt that person physically or emotionally. Acts of bullying can be physical or verbal. Many young people can be unkind to each other during adolescence as they refine social skills and grow into adults. If you were a victim of bullying the scars can last a lifetime. The man you are about to meet is an expert in “bullying” and is here to share with you how you can protect yourself or your child from intimidation and fear.

Tom Gagliano has worn many hats throughout his career. As a young man, he soon became a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record in small business ventures in the greater New York area. About ten years ago, Tom started to spend less time in the business world and more time helping those who suffered from negative childhood messages. To pursue a dream of helping others, he returned to school to receive an MSW at age 51. His book, The Problem Was Me: How to End Negative Self-Talk and Take Your Life to a New Level, with Dr. Abraham Twerski, is one-of-a-kind Today Tom is a life coach, published author, and a key note speaker with a Master’s degree in social work. He was a bully as a kid and a recovering addict. He eventually went to addictions to medicate his problems. He realized at an early age he needed to fix what was broken inside of him. He then had two goals. One he wanted to give his children what his father couldn’t give me, A SAFE PLACE TO SHARE their FEELINGS WHATEVER THEY MIGHT BE as well as helping others silence that destructive inner voice they grew up with. Today he facilitates men and women’s groups as well as marriage consultations explaining the ways to give parents the tools to give their children the positive and loving messages that may have been denied to them in their childhood.

Gene Baur11:39AM (PST) – Gene Baur is co‑founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine

The man you are about to meet has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. For 25 years, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, he has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses documenting the deplorable conditions that exist.

Gene Baur is co‑founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. For 25 years he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. His book, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, was published by Touchstone in March 2008 and has appeared on the Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe best-seller lists.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday August 28th, 2014

Rich Roll9:39AM (PST) – Rich Roll is a world renowned plant-based ultra-endurance athlete, the #1 bestselling author of “Finding Ultra”, podcast host, in-demand public speaker, wellness pioneer, husband and father of 4.

One cool evening, the man you are about to meet was about to turn 40 years old. He experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly 50 pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us, when granted such a moment of clarity, look the other way—it seems too hard to change. But something told him he had to change or fate wouldn’t give him another chance.

Rich decided to plunge into a new way of eating that made processed foods off limits and that prioritized plant nutrition, and vowing to train daily. Rich morphed, in a matter of mere months—from an out of shape mid-lifer to endurance machine.
When one morning 90 days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house to embark on a light jog and found himself running a near marathon, he knew it was time to scale up his goals.

Arthur Brooks10:39AM (PST) – Arthur Brooks, President of American Enterprise Institute

The Declaration of Independence famously states that our inalienable rights include “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Life and liberty are easy to understand, but that last phrase is less intuitive. How can people have a right to strive for happiness? And, just what is happiness? The man you are about to meet is an expert on happiness and is here to share with you how to find happiness in your life. He’s the President of the American Enterprise Institute and an expert on happiness…..

Arthur C. Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a nonpartisan public policy think tank committed to expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise. He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.
Immediately before joining AEI, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship.
Brooks is the author of ten books and hundreds of articles on topics including the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” (2012) was a New York Times bestseller. Among his earlier books are “Gross National Happiness” (2008), “Social Entrepreneurship” (2008), and “Who Really Cares” (2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.

Brooks is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimers11:39AM (PST) – Greg O’Brien, journalist and author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimers”

Hearing the dreadful words, “You Have Early Onset Alzheimers” would be, for some, the end of the world. Not so for the man you are about to meet, who is tough, funny, highly intelligent, and a “good looking Irishman”. When this disease came knocking on his door 5 years ago, at the age of 59, he knocked right back with everything he had.

GREG O’BRIEN has more than 35 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, investigative reporter, and publisher. In 2009, he was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. His maternal grandfather and his mother died of the disease. O’Brien carries a marker gene for Alzheimer’s. Over the years, he has contributed to, among other publications, the Associated Press, UPI, USA Today, Arizona Republic, Boston Herald American, Boston Metro, New York Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Providence Journal, Cape Cod Times, Boston Irish Reporter, and Boston Magazine, where he was senior writer. He is former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and Register newspapers, former editor of Cape Cod Life, and was a founding managing director of Community Newspaper Company in Boston. He is the editor/author of several books, has published 17 books by other writers through his publishing affiliate Codfish Press, has written/produced documentaries, and has been a scriptwriter. O’Brien is the editor and president of Stony Brook Group located on Cape Cod in Brewster, MA, through which he runs local, regional, and national political and corporate communication strategy campaigns. He and his wife Mary Catherine have three children: Brendan, Colleen, and Conor.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Jill Salzman9:39AM (PST) – Jill Salzman, founder of “The Founding Moms” — the world’s first and only collective of off-line meet-ups and online resources for Mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs by Forbes.

The woman you are about to meet had 3 businesses, 2 kids and 1 desire to have a cup of coffee with fellow entrepreneurs who also happened to be mothers. So she set up a get-together through She hoped that maybe four or five women would join her. The rest is history.

Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes. She recently launched her fourth, The Founding Kit, which helps startups get started.

A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, one of the Best Chicago Marketing Speakers in 2014, a co-host of the entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, host of the Tip Top Tips for Entrepreneurs video series, gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, and most recently was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.

Marcelo Gleiser10:08AM (PST) – Marcelo Gleiser, is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College, and author of “THE ISLAND OF KNOWLEDGE: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning”

Will humans one day know everything? Can science provide answers to all our questions about where we came from and what our place is in the universe? Or are there limits to how much we can know about the physical reality around us? The man you are about to meet is a renowned theoretical physicist who tackles these issues – and more – in his new book, THE ISLAND OF KNOWLEDGE: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning.

Marcelo Gleiser is the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. Gleiser received a Presidential Faculty Fellows Award, given by the White House and the National Science Foundation, for his research in cosmology and dedication to teaching. A Fellow and General Councilor of the American Physical Society, his research focuses mainly on the physics of the early universe and the emergence of complex structures in Nature, including life. The author of three previous books, The Dancing Universe, The Prophet and the Astronomer, and A Tear at the Edge of Creation, Gleiser lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Adam Witty11:39AM (PST) – Adam Witty, has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, an international publisher of business, self-improvement, and professional development books and online learning.

The man you are about to meet is an international publisher of business, self-improvement, and professional development books. He had one mission: to help his clients share their Stories, Passion and Knowledge and to help others Learn & Grow. He’s with us today to share his experiences of the Essential building blocks for a thriving work culture.

Adam Witty is the founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, an international publisher of business, self-improvement and professional development books and online learning. He has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals to help them write, publish, market and monetize books to grow their business. Witty has been featured on ABC and Fox, and was selected for INC Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list of “America’s coolest young entrepreneurs” in 2011.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday August 26th, 2014

Francis Battista9:39AM (PST) – Francis Battista, Co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society

Millions of pets end up in shelters each year due to divorce, foreclosure, a death in the family, economic problems, they have no I.D., or because of minor behavioral problems. Tragically, 4 million of these homeless pets are killed each year in America’s shelters. That means more than 9,000 pets per day are killed! The man you are about to meet is on a crusade to stop the senseless killings and he’s here to share with you how he is doing just that.

Francis Battista, a co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society, is today considered to be one of the foremost thought leaders in animal welfare. Born in 1945 and raised in the New York City metropolitan area, Francis has always been in the company of pets. He studied engineering and physics at New York University and SUNY Albany and started his career working in the family real estate business. In the late 1960s, his desire to discover a more purposeful life led Francis on a journey through the U.S., England and Canada with a group of friends, some of whom would become the other co-founders of Best Friends Animal Society. Understanding that kindness toward all — animals and humans — is fundamental to a spiritual life, Francis and his friends devoted their energies to healing our collective relationship with animals, beginning with the challenge of ending the killing of companion animals as a method of population control.

Today, Francis takes his crusade to the blogosphere and live speaking appearances. He is a prolific blogger for Best Friends and on the Huffington Post, as well as in animal welfare publications. He gave a TED Talk at TEDx Reno in 2014 and was a presenter at the 2014 Innovation Excellence Cities Tour in New York City and Boston. Francis will also be speaking at the Social Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding Conference on September 26.

Patrick Quinn10:39AM (PST) – Patrick (aka Pat) Quinn, who was diagnosed with ALS when he was just 30 years old, was one of the jump starters of the ALS ice bucket challenge where individuals pour a bucket of ice water on their heads, explain what ALS is and then nominate three more people. If they didn’t take the challenge within 24 hours then they would donate $100 to an ALS organization. It started in Westchester County, NY, where it took off with Pat’s amazing, large support group and grew to mutual friend, also ALS patient Pete Frates in Boston.

As a result, the ALS ice bucket challenge has raised over 70 million dollars!

Imagine you are only 30 years old, athletic, physically active, just moved in with your girlfriend and about to embark on one of the most exciting times in your life. Life is great until you feel some “twitches” in you arm, go to the doctor, and you eventually hear the scariest words you can imagine: “you have ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. The young man you are about to meet heard those very words, but instead of wallowing in sadness, he decided to fight…..and as part of his battle, he jump-started the wildly popular ice bucket challenge that is all over social media and to date has raised over $70 million dollars and counting.

Patrick Quinn, usually called Pat is 31 years old and was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. He was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2013, a month after his 30th birthday. In 2011, he began to feel twitches in his left arm (his predominant hand/arm) and wasn’t diagnosed until about a year and a half later. Pat was very active in sports, played basketball in recreational leagues throughout Westchester and played college Rugby at Iona College.
Patrick and Jenn ( Pat’s wife) were just married on July 5th.
Despite the difficult hand Pat has been dealt, at a very young age, Pat makes it his mission to spread awareness about ALS, explaining that the disease does not discriminate and there isn’t much known about the disease. Pat created “Quinn for the Win” organization which holds various fundraisers to raise funds and spread awareness.

11:39AM (PST) – “Rob”

Drinking in your late teens and 20’s is often seen as a “right of passage”. Many of you have done your share of partying but did not cross the line into a full blown addiction. The man you are about to meet did have an addiction to alcohol at 19 years old, and he’s here to share with you how he was able to stop and stay sober for over 27 years.

ROB is from the 12 step recovery group in Manhattan called “Never Had a Legal Drink”. Rob got sober at 19 years old, and is currently 46 years old. He still attends the “Never Had a Legal Drink” meetings in Manhattan, which are one of the young person’s meeting cropping up all over Manhattan and the around the world. Rob still attends because he gets a lot out of attending young persons’ meetings, and he also goes to give hope to the young people to let them know that long-term recovery is possible, and you can “get through your late teens and 20’s, 30’s and beyond by staying sober.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday August 25th, 2014

Brian Carpenter9:39AM (PST) – Brian Carpenter is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Washington University and an expert in the “Art of Aging”.

So many of you are in the “sandwich generation”—where you are caring for your children, AND your parents. Since this is a somewhat new phenomenon because so many of us are living longer, how do you navigate the waters of relationships in late life. The man you are about to meet explores the ways family members work together to make decisions regarding older adults.

Brian Carpenter is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Washington University. His clinical and research interests focus on family relationships in late life, with a particular emphasis on communication in medical and end-of-life situations. Dr. Carpenter received a B.A. from Williams College and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University. After completing a predoctoral internship at the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center, he completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center and the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Keitt10:39AM (PST) – Jennifer Keitt, author of “Shake Up Your Life: 30 Steps to Powerful Brilliant Living”

Let’s be honest: There’s never going to be just one thing in your life that needs fixing. Relationships, self-worth, career, spirituality, mental health, physical health; there are a million things in your life that demand constant attention and, sometimes, focusing on one area can mean dropping the ball on the other. How can you improve your life without getting completely overwhelmed? The woman you are about to meet is here to show you how.

In addition to her long-standing role as a nationally syndicated radio personality and regular TV contributor, Keitt is also the founder/editor of Zakar magazine, where she continues to tackle real, relevant issues and helps women navigate innumerable challenges. She has also served as a public speaker at various U.S. companies and organizations, including Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia, CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Cox Radio, Fort Dix, University of Minnesota, The Salvation Army and numerous other women’s groups, organizations, colleges and universities. An advocate of higher learning and lifelong personal development, Keitt was recently inspired to create the Keitt Institute Inc., a multi-faceted organization that facilitates life-empowerment training, life classes, seminars, personal and professional development, and events. Keitt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Regent University and is a certified human behavioral consultant and life coach. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

Bret Baier11:39AM (PST) – Bret Baier the anchor of FOX News’ Special Report and the author of SPECIAL HEART.

Congenital heart defects are the number one birth defect in the US, and every other country. One out of every one hundred children born has some type of congenital heart defect and half of those will need surgery or another procedure. The man you are about to meet shares the intimate details of his son’s battle with heart disease during the first days of his young life. Known for his straightforward reporting style, the veteran journalist opens up to readers in a strikingly personal way, revealing details of the crisis that rocked his and wife Amy’s world hours after their first child was born.

Bret Baier is Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor and anchor of the evening news program, Special Report with Bret Baier (6PM/ET). Before assuming his role as anchor of Special Report in 2009, Bret served as chief White House correspondent for Fox News Channel. Previously, he was national security correspondent for the network. Bret and his wife Amy reside in Washington D.C. with their two sons.

The Marilu Henner Show – Friday August 22nd, 2014

Sasha McLean9:39AM (PST) – Sasha McLean is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Houston Texas. She is the Executive Director of Archway Academy, a high school for teens in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction.

Addiction thrives in isolation, and recovery is a process of hope and healing that thrives in positive peer communities. But what if you are a young high school student with an addiction, and you attend high school where drugs and alcohol are readily available? The woman you are about to meet is executive director of Archway Academy, a high school for teens in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, and she’s here to tell you all about these unique schools popping up all across the country, offering help and hope.

Sasha McLean is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Houston Texas. She is the Executive Director of Archway Academy, a high school for teens in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction.

Archway is one of 31 Recovery High Schools in the US. Sasha is the Vice Chairman of the National Association of Recovery Schools (ARS) and a huge advocate for recovery and education. Prior to Archway, Sasha was the Director of The High Road at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston where she ran the adolescent intensive outpatient program. Sasha is a sought-after presenter by many organizations and speaks nationwide about addiction/recovery, recovery schools, teen development, failure to launch and media influences on youth.

Tamron Hall10:08AM (PST) – Tamron Hall is the co-host of TODAY’s 9 a.m. hour and the host of MSNBC’S, NewsNation

Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year and three women are killed by a current or former intimate partner each day. Among these women was the woman you are about to meets sister, who was a victim of domestic violence. She was murdered in Texas in 2004 in a domestic violence case that, officially, is still unsolved. Here to shed light on this devastating epidemic is the co host of Today’s 9AM hour.

Tamron Hall anchors “NewsNation,” which airs weekdays from 11am-noon ET on MSNBC. “NewsNation,” which was launched in 2010, features high profile interviews and in-depth coverage of U.S., world and political news. “NewsNation” has covered countless important American milestones, including a live broadcast from Ground Zero after the death of Osama Bin Laden, where President Obama joined the families of 9/11 victims to mark the occasion. In addition, “NewsNation” presented live coverage of major events including the final space shuttle launch from KSC in July 2011 and Hurricane Isaac in 2012. In her popular segments, “Gut Check” and “We Just Thought You Should Know,” Tamron encourages viewers to give their opinions on some of the most controversial stories in the news via Facebook and Twitter.

Tamron is an award-winning journalist, and was the recipient of Temple University’s prestigious Lew Klein Alumni in the Media award in 2010. Tamron is involved with several charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness and illiteracy, as well as others that fight domestic abuse. She has been recognized by Day One, a New York-based advocacy group for victims of domestic violence, for her work and support of their efforts. She wrote a personal account of her sister’s death for in 2010, which garnered praise from several outlets for its honesty and attention to the often-overlooked issue of domestic and dating violence. In addition, Tamron is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. In addition, Tamron has been featured in several major publications and media outlets, including Ebony Magazine, Forbes, Uptown Magazine, Huffington Post, AOL Black Voices, Women’s Health, Marie Claire and others. Tamron is a native of Luling, Texas, and she holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University.

Daryn Kagan11:39AM (PST) – Daryn Kagan, former CNN news anchor, and founder of the website – a web’s one stop destination for inspiring news

Seems like it wasn’t that long ago that the big boss at CNN called the woman you are about to meet into his office. She thought he was calling her in to tell me what a great job she had done on breaking news that day. Turns out, he called her in to tell me that after more than 12 years, CNN would not be renewing her contract. She never asked why because something deep down told her this was about something bigger than just a boss who didn’t appreciate her talent and skills. And, she’s here to share with you what that bigger calling was.

Kagan launched, on November 13, 2006. She shifted her career from network news anchor to focusing on positive media company.

Kagan got married for the first time at age 49 and became a mom. She married a single dad whose first wife passed away several years ago. They married in 2012 and she adopted his daughter. Also, she is very active in Big Brothers Big Sisters and her “Little Sister” now lives with them pretty much full time. They all live in a small house with 14-year old rescue dog, 3-legged cat, and 7-chickens in backyard.

The Marilu Henner Show – Thursday August 21st, 2014

Jonathan Clements9:39AM (PST) – Jonathan Clements is the personal-finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal Sunday, a special section carried in 70 U.S. newspapers with a combined circulation of almost seven million. His weekly column also appears on and

Wealth isn’t about money, it’s about the freedom to do what you want. And the man you are about to meet is here to share with you how you can obtain that freedom by sharing with you the many ways you can achieve true wealth.

Jonathan Clements is the personal-finance columnist for The Wall Street Journal Sunday, a special section carried in 70 U.S. newspapers with a combined circulation of almost seven million. His weekly column also appears on and

Born in London, England, Jonathan graduated from Cambridge University. He spent 18 years at The Wall Street Journal in New York, where he was the newspaper’s personal-finance columnist, before joining Citigroup in 2008. He worked at the bank for six years as Director of Financial Education for the U.S. wealth-management business, before returning to the Journal in April 2014.
Jonathan has written four personal-finance books and one novel. His latest personal-finance book is The Little Book of Main Street Money: 21 Simple Truths that Help Real People Make Real Money, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2009. The first edition of the Jonathan Clements Money Guide, an annually updated personal-finance guide, will appear in January 2015.

Jerry Reid10:39AM (PST) – Jerry Reid, went to University of Virginia as a full undergrad at the age of 70 and is now a college graduate of the University of Virginia.

The man you are about to meet was born March 16, 1944 in Clifton Forge, Va. He moved from Richmond to Charlottesville in 2009 to move forward with his first ever college degree at any university! In the Spring of 2011 he entered the University of Virginia and graduated with Distinction from the University of at age 70 in May of 2014.

Jerry Reid was born March 16, 1944 in Clifton Forge, Va. Moved from Richmond to Charlottesville in 2009 to move forward with my first ever degree at any university. Entered the U in the Spring of 2011, and graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia at age 70 in May, 2014.

Jon Gordon11:39AM (PST) – Jon Gordon is a husband, father, and author. His best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. He is the author of The Energy Bus, Soup, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, and The Seed.

When the man you are about to meet is not running through airports or speaking to businesses, hospitals or schools, you can find him playing tennis or lacrosse with his wife and two teenage children. He believes in keeping his bio short because his past accomplishments are meaningless. What matters most is that he says something today that will inspire you to take action tomorrow.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

When he’s not running through airports or speaking, you can find him playing tennis or lacrosse with his wife and two “high energy” children.

The Marilu Henner Show – Wednesday August 20th, 2014

Tim Brown9:39AM (PST) – Tim Brown – entrepreneur, community leader, devoted father and author of “Jumping Into the Parade”, an inspirational life-leadership book that is part self-help, part personal memoir.

By all accounts, the man you about to meet has led an incredibly successful life. A self-made millionaire by his early 30s, he began his career more than 20 years ago in sales management. He has been the founder and CEO of many companies, and he’s here to share with you how you, too, can achieve success in life despite your struggles. He’s an entrepreneur, community leader, devoted father and author of “Jumping Into the Parade”.

Tim Brown is a serial entrepreneur, devoted father and community leader. His business successes have spanned several industries, including everything from radio broadcasting, printing, high technology to oil and gas commodities. A long-time Colorado resident, he has served on various non-profit boards and two family foundations, including: The Colorado Meth Project, Man Therapy, Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, Colorado Uplift and Lead Like Jesus. Brown’s most recent endeavor is founding Three Creative – a leadership organization that aims to provide the motivation for each of us to focus on faith, family and friends at our core by delivering a simple message: for true success, you must live and lead from the inside out.

Marc Berman10:08AM (PST) – Marc Berman, Editor in Chief of TV Media Insights

The Emmy Awards are this Monday, August 25th, and there are so many questions and possibilities of who will win and possibly “sweep” the awards. The man you are about to meet has mined dozens of media resources, and researches and gathers the information that delivers to you the very information you are hungry for.

Marc Berman (a.k.a. “Mr. Television”) is the Editor-in-Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media from Cross MediaWorks. It launched in September 2011 with a daily email newsletter, interactive forum, iTunes podcast, daily videocast and much more.

Prior to TV Media Insights, Berman was the creator and editor of The Programming Insider, an online bible for trade magazine Mediaweek from 1999 to 2011 that reached more than 50,000 readers per day and focused on any – and all – information pertaining to television. Berman was also author of Mediaweek print column Mr. Television, the syndication reporter, and the creator of Berman on TV, a series of webcasts about television.
Berman has appeared on “Extra,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood,” “The Insider,” “Inside Edition” E!’s “The True Hollywood Story,” “The CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC and the Biography Channel. His Ph.D. Trivia Quiz appears in the current print edition of The Complete Directory to Primetime Network and Cable TV Shows; and his 2014 desk calendar, “Today in TV History,” is currently on the market.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary11:08AM (PST) – Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of the book, “The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves and Empowering Our Children”

The greatest gift you can give your child and the world is to be a great parent. But parenthood can be challenging, and it’s hard to navigate the waters. The woman you are about to meet will show you how you can be a better parent.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD, received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. Dr. Tsabary was exposed to Eastern mindfulness at an early age and integrates its teachings with Western psychology. This blend of East and West allows her to reach a global audience. Her ability to appeal to both a psychologically astute and consciousness-driven audience establishes her as one of a kind in the parenting field.
Dr. Tsabary has worked with a varied demographic: survivors of the Asian Tsunami, women from economically disadvantaged countries, inner city youth, suburban families, the elderly and the infirmed, and corporate leaders. She lectures extensively on mindful living and conscious parenting around the world in her private practice. She resides in New York with her husband and daughter.

The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday August 19th, 2014

Dina Kaplan9:39AM (PST) – Dina Kaplan, New York City-based tech entrepreneur

Two Years To No Lies

All of us lie at some point in our lives, and often we are unaware of it. The woman you are about to meet took a “vow of radical honesty”, which had her speaking everything on her mind. What happened when she didn’t lie will surprise and shock you.

Dina Kaplan is founder of ThePath and previous co-founder of Blip, the place for the best original series of the web. At Blip, Dina ran operations, including finance and accounting, business development, HR, public relations and marketing. Before Blip, Dina was an Emmy-award winning television news reporter for local NBC stations. Prior to reporting, Dina worked as an associate producer for MTV News and at the White House as Director of Research for the Office of the White House Counsel. Dina was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women of Web 2.0. She has written articles in Town & Country and Byline, the publication of the New York City Press Club.

Dina serves on the Board of Trustees of the St. Stephen’s school in Rome, Italy and has taught classes at Columbia Business School, Columbia Journalism School, NYU’s Stern School of Business and NYU’s ITP program for engineers and designers. She has spoken at SXSW, the World Economic Forum, the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, DLD, Cannes Lions, Monaco Media Forum and CeBit. Dina is an advisor to a number of start-ups including Zeel, Cliq, BrightCo and Moment.

Dr. Susan Schneider10:39AM (PST) – Dr. Susan Schneider, author of the book, “The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World”

Actions have consequences–and the ability to learn from them revolutionized life on earth. It comes in quite handy for everyday life too. While it’s easy enough to see that consequences are important, few have heard there’s a science of consequences, with principles that affect us every day and applications everywhere–at home, at work, at school. Ten years in the making, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics. The remarkable flexibility scientists have discovered means empowerment. And the woman you are about to meet is the author of the book, “The Science of Consequences”.

Integrating information across different areas helps make sense of a lot. Many years ago, John Brunner wrote about this activity in his scifi classic Stand on Zanzibar, calling his hero a “synthesist.” Schneider thought when she read it how cool that job sounded. She was right . . . Biopsychologist Susan Schneider, PhD, has an international reputation in nature-nurture relations and the principles of learning from consequences, and was a friend of positive reinforcement sage B. F. Skinner. Currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Pacific, Schneider has been a professor at St. Olaf College, Auburn University, and Florida International University. Reviewers have called The Science of Consequences “provocative, compelling, and rewarding,” and it was a selection of the Scientific American Book Club. Schneider’s book tour has taken her to 100 events across the US and Scandinavia.

Milk A-Z11:39AM (PST) – Robert Cohen, “The Not Milkman”

There are many millions of people who must be cautious about consuming milk and milk by-products. For this group, there are four principle reasons for their caution, and the man you are about to meet is here to tell us what those four reasons are.

Robert Cohen performed research in the 1970’s on the hormonal effects on the brain and behavior. Twenty-five years later, this father of three became concerned about the most controversial drug approval in FDA history, the genetically engineered hormone that is now in our milk supply. Along the way, Cohen discovered that milk is implicated in causing breast cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, and chronic childhood illnesses. Cohen’s skills as a researcher, and his passion for the safety of his family, led to his single-minded pursuit to expose the truth about milk. Based on his exhaustive and comprehensive research over the past six years, Cohen predicted the Mad Cow Disease outbreak. His dogged determination has set the American dairy industry on its ear. To insure that all citizens of the world learn the truth, Cohen founded and is executive director of America’s Dairy Education Board, a group of nationally prominent doctors dedicated to dispelling the myth that milk is nature’s perfect food.

The Marilu Henner Show – Monday August 18th, 2014

Kathleen Peddicord9:39AM (PST) – Kathleen Peddicord, Author and Publisher of “Live and Invest Overseas”

Can you imagine a place where you can enjoy free medical care or health insurance for $50 a month or less? Where you can employ a full-time maid, a gardener, and even a driver on a Social Security budget–a place where you can live like a king on $1,200 a month? Well, the woman you are about to meet is here to tell you how. She’s the author of “Live and Invest Overseas”.

Kathleen Peddicord has covered the live and invest overseas beat for more than 25 years and is considered the world’s foremost authority on overseas retirement. She has traveled to more than 50 countries, invested in real estate in 17, established businesses in 7, renovated historic properties in 6, and educated her children in 4.

Joanie Gamill10:39AM (PST) – Joanie Gamill is a leading interventionist and author of “Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity: Real Solutions for Long-term Recovery from Opiate Addition”

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse the total number of prescriptions for opiate pain relievers in the United States jumped from 76 million in 1991 to 210 million in 2010. And, Americans are more likely to die from an overdose of medication than to die on the highway. These astounding facts along with real-life solutions to the nation’s painkiller abuse epidemic can be found in the first book ever to address this problem from the inside out: PAINKILLERS, HEROIN, AND THE ROAD TO SANITY: Real Solutions for Long-Term Recovery from Opiate Addiction, and the woman you are about to meet wrote this life saving book.

Joani Gammill, a recovering alcoholic, was struggling with a back injury and the pain it caused. After surgery, she was prescribed a cornucopia of opiate-based drugs including Oxycontin, which her doctor said was a non addictive painkiller used especially for recovering addicts (information that came straight from the drug company). She got hooked and ten years later, with the help of Dr. Phil, who performed and televised her intervention, Gammill found sobriety again, this time from alcohol and opiates. She has gone on to a successful career as a professional interventionist who helps everyone from celebrities to executives to moms get into treatment. She has appeared regularly on Dr. Phil, where she has led interventions that have inspired millions of viewers. Before her career as an interventionist, she worked as a registered nurse in medical facilities, including a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. She is also the author of The Interventionist.

Suzanna McGee11:08AM (PST) – Suzanna McGee is a former Ms. Natural Olympia drug free bodybuilding champion, and the author of, “The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle”

The woman you are about to meet gave her mom the gift of life. She can confidently say her plant based lifestyle inspired her mom to clean up her habits and turn back the clock, looking half of her nearly 70 years of age. She has a passion to share this gift of vitality with friends, clients, and now you.

Suzanna McGee is a former Ms. Natural Olympia drug-free bodybuilding champion and currently a competitive tennis player, athletic fitness trainer and writer. She is also a performance enhancement and injury prevention coach, with a certificate in plant-based nutrition from eCornell University. McGee is also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist. Born in Europe, she has two Masters in computer science and speaks 6 languages. McGee has been living in the U.S. since 1996 and currently resides with her chocolate Lab in Venice Beach, California.