Travis Ogden President and COO of Isagenix is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. As president of this billion dollar company, he takes health and wellness seriously as an avid fitness cyclist, runner and participant in an array of adrenaline-charged sports. Ogden got his start with his father's trucking company while working as a CPA and moved into running his father's business when illness struck the family. He and David talk about what it takes to create success. "Learn through struggles and take on risk and challenges. Search and find opportunities to learn and grow."
Tanya Bakalov founder Better Skills is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Tanya discuss the modern ideal of focusing on employees for building great companies. Better Skills provides ways for companies to train and engage employees so they have clear career paths creating a stronger work environment and companies. Bakalov talks about what she did when she found out she won the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year honor. "You have to believe in yourself, and keep moving your goals to find success."
Chris Faddis creator of Beneplates is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Faddis experienced tragic loss when his wife was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer at the age of 31 and later died. Through extensive research and care, he learned nutrition to help his wife live longer than expected. Beneplates began as a promise to his former wife to help others facing illness, and those wanting to improve general health. Clean eating is key learn how in this interview with David Cogan.
Joe DeSena creator of Spartan Race and Spartan Fit is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Joe discuss what it means to be a Spartan. Joe also explains how 99% of food has sugar in it, sitting is the new smoking (a killer), and being active is the best way to live your best life. Joe learned from being around his Italian family in the 1970s that he yearned for more. "Deep down we're all Spartans, we were bred to be conquerers. Let no obstacle get in your way."
Alex Quilici founder of YouMail is interviewed by David Cogan of Elainces Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Quilici previously co-founded and was CEO of Quack, a consumer voice portal service (SIRI over a 1-800 number before smartphones), company he sold to AOL for $200Million. Alex and David discuss YouMail and its application WhoAreYou which is a caller ID and call blocking service on Android. The service publishes robocall activity to an index that tracks volume and extent of robocalls in the United States. "Problems need to be solved; do what you love, be excited and happy about it."
Lisa Roth (sister of original Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth) creator of Rockabye Baby Series CDs celebrating its 10th Anniversary is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Lisa talk about her experience growing up with Van Halen in her garage and home, and how she's making her own mark in music with her Rockabye Baby series of CDs she created from CMH Label Group. She tells David about the shopping trip that inspired the idea for the series, being disappointed by music choices for parents of new babies. Lisa decided to design compilation cds music loving parents could enjoy while rocking their children to sleep or playing. The series features bands like Radiohead, Metallica, The Beatles, David Bowie and more. "Always lend your honest perspective and ask questions. Be willing to be an apprentice because that's how you learn."
David Ciccarelli CEO Voices dot com is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and David talk about the massive voice over talent industry. Voices dot com provides a match making service for companies and projects looking for their own unique voice for radio, TV, movies, and more. Anyone can upload their voice to the immense database. Ciccarelli also tells Cogan about the most unique project he saw on the platform, a project requesting a voice for a rock. And listen to find out what the future of the industry holds along with the most requested type of voice today. "Consider and pursue a career of passion, be a problem solver, a doer."
Chris Gero founder of Yamaha Entertainment Group is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Chris produces shows and music projects with big names like Colbie Calliat, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh, Earth Wind & Fire, Amy Grant, and more. He's been nominated for a Grammy and won an Emmy for "The Gift" composition. David and Chris discuss the different projects including the UNITE to Face Addiction concert, the Yamaha 125th NAMM concert and the project in which Chris created and filmed Prince's famous purple Yamaha piano for the "Piano and a Microphone" Tour.
Cristi McMurdie Why mediation lawyer of McMurdie Law is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. Cristi is a Why consultant who uses the methodology to facilitate quick mediation in her legal practice at McMurdie Law. An expert in conflict resolution, mediation and limited scope representation in family law cases, knowing the Why (what drives you at your core, limbic brain) drives the discussion in a productive way. She tells David roughly 25 percent of the population is focused on contributing to a greater cause than their own self. "Children are separate from you, the goal should be to help them uncover their individual gifts and help them grow."
Dan Schweiker founder of China Mist is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Dan talks about how China Mist was born in the wake of a failed wholesale coffee business he and his partner endured. He tells David his favorite China Mist flavor. Dan and David also discuss the perfect color of iced tea inspired by liquor and the goal of providing a consistent product for the restaurant business. Dan also tells a secret about his education that is surprising. "I came from a family of lawyers, but found an idea and couldn't let it go."
Mark Blount NBA player with Heat, Celtics and more is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Mark talks with David about his 10-year career in the NBA and how the experience prepared him for post-player life in business. Mark diversified his focus post-NBA with real estate and owns franchises for Cinnabon.He also started his Seven Wellness organization designed to bring fitness and nutrition to underprivileged kids. David also finds out who Mark's mentor was in the NBA. "You have to keep an eye out for opportunities and don't be afraid to learn something new."
Scott McLaine creator of Money Camp Rocks is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Scott directs participants in his program through talking about one of the biggest topics people like to avoid: Money! He shows David how "business gets better when the people in the business get better." Giving secret tips to maximize wealth includes spending less than you make and saving at least 30% of income. "Live your life in the making not just making a living."
Steve Smith Founder CEO of Shark Reach is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Steve and David talk about the meteoric rise of influencer marketing and the increasing push for social and millennial marketing to promote products. Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank fame and 'as-seen-on-TV' is a venture partner in Shark Reach. Steve explains that millennial marketing is a bridge between traditional media and the new social platforms were consumers are found. Facebook, Snapchat and others set the pace for advertising through the use of talent and gaming. "We focus on the high-growth areas of social media and digital marketing."
Kevin Harrington original Shark on TVs Shark Tank is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Kevin talks about how he launched over 20 businesses that he grew to over $100Million in sales each. Mark Burnett, creator for Shark Tank hand picked Harrington for the original Shark Tank show. "You've got to go for the gleam in the eyes and be a leg up on your competition."
Vishu Jhaveri CEO Trinnovate Ventures (investment subsidiary BCBS of AZ) is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Vishu and David talk about the future of healthcare, and changing times in the business of healthcare. The job of healthcare is to be a solver of problems and to share happiness. "We must use our experience as guidance."
Reeve Lindbergh daughter of Charles Lindbergh is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Reeve and David talk about the iconic flight of the Spirit of St. Louis in which her father Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris. Reeve and the Lindbergh Foundation are celebrating the 90th Anniversary of that flight, and looking to include the world in the celebration. They also discuss the "Project Air Shepard" in which the Lindbergh Foundation uses arial drones to watch elephants and rhinoceroses to guard against poaching. "We work with great organizations like the Guggenheim Foundation to work against the problem of aggression and violence."
Gary Shapiro President of the association that puts on the Consumer Electronic Show annually is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes. The Consumer Technology Association is the organization that allows the masses to experience new and emerging technology first hand at it's annual event over the course of 4 days in Las Vegas. David and Gary talk about the day-to-day of running the organization, and while you might think he gets to play with cool tech all day, it's not exactly the job. They also discuss what's hot in tech such as Internet of Things, and more smartphone technology to come. "Children should be taught to be innovative."
Carrie Martz co-founder of Clean Light Labs is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Clean Light Labs is the creator of the first UV sanitizer for adult toys. Martz previously was in business with the founder of GoDaddy, and to whom she eventually sold the company. Carrie and David get down talking about the Uvee cleaner, and how it works. "It's good clean fun!"
Jack McCauley founder of Oculus VR is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Jack talk about the tech industry and the growth of VR. Jack was the chief engineer behind creating some of the most-recognizable advancements in gaming like Guitar Hero, working for such well-known names as Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Atari, Microsoft, and Activision. And now he's blazing the trail in virtual reality. Oculus VR was sold to Facebook for $2Billion, and what does Jack do? Listen to find out what he's working on now.
Rachelle Pierce founder of Trius Creative is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. David and Rachelle discuss the challenges facing companies wanting to compete on a global scale, and those that need to grow globally to remain competitive in the marketplace. Rachelle also talks about the opportunities afforded everyone who remains open to cultural diversity in their business, and the value in finding community around us. Specializing in Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Indian dialects among thirteen languages.
John Montford Texas State Senator and Chancellor Texas Tech University is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. John in his tenure at TTU helped elevate the university's standing and raised funds and facilitated $1Billion in new construction and campus upgrades, guiding overall growth. As a State Senator for 14 years, he sponsored over 500 bills including groundbreaking work in civil justice. He talks with David about his consulting company in which he has served on over 20 boards. In his book, "Board Games Book" he helps inspire effective leadership and teaches about getting on a board when you're not a household name and more.
Gary Cohen CEO of EZLinks is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Gary is the founder of MusicNow which was sold to AOL and Circuit City. He continued in the music business as a pioneer of the digitization of music sales until joining EZLinks. EZLinks has an application TeeOff.com partnered by the Professional Golf Association. Gary and David talk about the business of music and golf, and Gary shares the secret to finding the perfect niche for growth. "Fun is a core value. We make sure to infuse fun in everything we do."
Vicki Lawrence known for her roles on Mama's Family and the Carol Burnett show is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Vicki and David talk about cellphone usage, and the hive condition that caused Vicki to take on the role of advocate for CIU awareness. For years, Vicki was known as the tough lipped grandma Thelma Mae Harper on Mama's Family. She tells David the business about how to conduct yourself at her dinner table. "I learned from the best and enjoyed it all."
Scott Woolley co-founder Aubio Skincare is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Scott is the long-time business partner of John Paul DeJoria (Paul Mitchell Systems haircare and Patron Spirits companies). They previously partnered on Emmy winning TV Specials and was a concert promoter for acts like Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, and Lou Reed. Aubio focuses on alleviating the struggle those with cold sores face using carnivorous plant technology. "Stay positive, and have focus to achieve all you want in life."