Rigo Durazo the creator of the Tacville Academy is interviewed by David Cogan of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. Durazo tells David how he provides much-needed training to those in law enforcement and military to make tough decisions and exercise their minds for intense situations so they work like a team. Keeping everyone safe is the name of the training games Durazo leads not only for those in the field, but for citizens alike. Discovered by well-known American Sniper, Chris Kyle, Durazo was inspired to start his own training center and academy with Kyle's initial help.
Frank Shankowitz the cofounder of the Make A Wish Foundation is interviewed by David Cogan of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about the one little boy who started it all and helped Shankowitz become known as Wish Man. Thousands of wishes later, he's still making dreams come true and in talks for a movie treatment of his life and the wreck that killed him. Find out how he came back to life.
Mo Vaughn the Boston Red Sox 3-time All Star is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Vaughn is known was known as the "hit dog" and by many as the nicest guy in baseball. He always brought a smile to fellow player's faces and remained positive. He has a line of clothing MVP Collections for big and tall men bringing class to casual for style and affordability in something he calls "athleisure."
Beth Ford COO of Land O Lakes and Purina is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about Ford's "supply forward" approach to better utilize valuable dairy products collected daily from supply chain resources. Ford also recommends cultivating excitement in children and coaching them to allow a non-linear journey on their career path. "The path isn't always linear," she says.
Ted Goldenvoice Williams is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Goldenvoice as he's known was homeless and discovered on a highway holding a sign requesting donations of support. A viral video later, Ted Williams was on a path to new adventures and a whirlwind of attention. He now launches a fit band inspired by a visit to the Dr. Oz show and more products and projects on the horizon.
Tami Butcher the original Origami Owl Designer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about Origami Owl's meteoric rise in popularity with their story lockets and programs to benefit anti-bullying efforts. Butcher is a proud supporter of ChildHelp which helps children get out of abusive environments and focuses on putting them on the path to brighter days.
Ezra Dabah, who was the CEO Chairman of The Childrens Place is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Dabah has developed numerous well-known brands in the industry like Gitano, an acquisition of Disney Stores, and grew Childrens Place to $1.5 Billion. He orchestrated the rapid growth of the retailer into the largest children’s pure play specialty apparel brand in North America. His new venture, KidPik focuses on girls clothing conveniently delivered to your doorstep.
Heather Hardy a champion UBF WBC boxer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm iHeart. They talk about the training both mental and physical it takes to reach the top of your game in the ring and in business. Hardy is known as "the Heat" and talks about the legacy she's building for women in all sports, not just boxing.
Dan Hill the CEO founder of Hill Impact is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio amfm iHeart. Hill protects his clients' reputations and often is called in to repair and run damage control in sticky situations. Heather Hardy is the top bantamweight boxer and a client of Hill Impact to help her make good choices when picking projects and more.
David Campisi President and CEO of Big Lots is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio amfm iHeart Podcastone. Big Lots has a lot of heart and made a 50 Million dollar donation to create a behavioral health facility dedicated to the treatment and research of children and adolescents from across the country with behavioral health conditions. The Company has been around for 50plus years in the non-traditional discount retail industry. Campisi also has held prominent positions at Khols, Fred Meyer, and May Department stores.
Curt Jones founder of Dippin Dots is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm iHeart Podcastone. They discuss how a project in the lab while teaching an unexpected group of students and Jones' love of ice cream lead to the invention of Dippin Dots. Coffee now received the same treatment and is just as delicious in 40 Below Joe.
"All entrepreneurs, when small, do what needs to be done"
Robert Jones the president of Communication Concepts AZ is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes amfm, iHeart, Podcastone. They discuss how CCAZ helps its clients do more with less and create an impact through sound and reliable technology solutions. With more than 25 years of experience, Jones truly loves supporting his customers and has found the key is excellent customer service.
"I believe we all are geniuses in some way."
Angie Hicks co-founder of Angie's List is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm, iHeart radio, Podcastone. She talks about the humble beginnings of the company knocking on doors to ensure homeowners can find reputable and recommended resources for projects around the house. "Dream Big and follow your dreams; try different avenues and accept opportunities."
Jennifer Johnson founder of Power of 3P Coaching is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm iheart. Her companies, Power of 3P and 6 Figure Sacred Sales, Cultivate Success. Sparkle (as she's known by her clients) educates about unleashing your own money warrior and improving every facet of your life.
Pat Bondurant President of the Bondurant Performance Driving and Racing School is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes amfm, iHeart. Pat talks about her rich history in fast design for performance vehicles including Tomahawk fighter jets and now the cars at Bondurant Racing School. She met and married her adoring husband in a karmic love story that's rumored to be turned into a movie. Along with family, she runs the performance driving and racing school started by her husband. Bondurant is passionate about her drive to end child abuse with her involvement in ChildHelp. Thanks to a nomination from Stacey Weber, President of ChildHelp, visit childhelp.org to learn more and get involved.
Bob Bondurant Hall of Fame Racing Legend is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm and iHeart radio. Bob talks about the crazy early days of his race car driving career and becoming the go-to racing consultant for filming movies with James Garner, Robert Wagner and Paul Newman. Now he heads up the Bondurant Racing School which has received much acclaim as the pre-eminent school for performance driving. Bondurant is a proud supporter of ChildHelp.com and was nominated by Phoenix ChildHelp President, Stacey Weber.
Ron Petty CEO Farleys Market Holdings is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm, iHeart. They discuss what it takes to effect change in large companies and how he's now working with his co-founders to bring big box goods to those without a warehouse club store nearby. Petty also explains how children need education, discipline, and a competitive drive to succeed in business.
Alexis DeJoria NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Funny Car Race Car Driver is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show. The discuss the incredible support she receives from family despite the dangerous nature of her career. Breaking down barriers in a male dominated sport Dejoria brings passion and a fighter's attitude to the track. She also shares lessons learned from her famous father, the co-founder of Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Spirits.
Dave Erickson founder of FreeConferenceCall dot com is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show. They discuss the middle-of-the-night inspiration for FreeConferenceCall and how he's able to keep the service free for customers. He tells David the importance of a great team, organic growth and not having to answer to anyone with the direction of the company.
Jimmy Osmond President of Osmond Entertainment is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show. They discuss what it was like for Jimmy growing up the youngest Osmond in such a prominent family of world recognized entertainers. Osmond now manages the family business and also took over operations and performance at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson Missouri. The Osmond children were coached and mentored by Williams best known for classic music hits. Osmond also was the only one in his family to score a #1 hit overseas.
Paul Penzone Candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show. They discuss what it takes to be Sheriff in Maricopa County Arizona, protecting the masses, and anti-bullying effort. Penzone a 20+ year veteran of law enforcement takes on Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the office. On retirement from the force, Penzone signed on as Vice President of ChildHelp, and organization dedicated to rescuing and protecting children from child abuse and neglect. The main goal is to put victims of abuse on the path to brighter days. Penzone was nominated by ChildHelp Phoenix President Stacey Weber. Visit ChildHelp dot org for more information.
Craig Ceccanti is co-founder of Pinots Palette, interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show. Craig talks about how the Pinots Palette idea came during a dining room discussion with co-founders. They built the business literally over nights and weekends while working daytime jobs until they decided to bite the bullet and jump in to it full time. The company has seen meteoric rise in popularity and spawned copy cats across the Country.
Bassel Osmani co-founder of Pita Jungle is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes in Business radio. They discuss the inception of Pita Jungle, the first vegan Arizona restaurant inspired by a co-op market in Tempe Arizona. Arizona State University graduates combined experience and dreams to create a healthier eating experience.
Chris Dull CEO Global Franchise Group is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show. They talk about the GFG craveable indulgence brands the company has, and its standards of impeccable customer service. Dull also discusses how the company supports its franchisors and his favorite indulgence brand.
Patrick Kennedy former Congressman is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show. Kennedy is the son of Senator Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy. He and David discuss the epidemic of Opioid addiction and the campaign to decriminalize those recovering from the addiction. Kennedy also talks about his own struggles with addiction, the family legacy of being a Kennedy and more.