Fascinating People

Brett Snodgrass on Unveiling the Truest Sense of Your Legacy

Brett Snodgrass is a distinguished real estate investor with 15+ years of expertise. Brett is also a versatile entrepreneur excelling in flipping, creative financing, and business scaling. As the driving force behind SIMPLE QUARTERS, his team handles 250+ property transactions annually while also orchestrating 50+ creative financing deals for passive income. Seamlessly integrating faith and…

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Oakland McCulloch: “Leadership Begins at Home”

“Do the right thing even if it’s not in your best interest,” says today’s guest, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland “Oak” McCulloch. Our conversation is full of insights like this. With Oak’s stellar military background coupled with his work as a leadership coach and keynote speaker, today’s episode provides plenty of examples of how we can…

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Tyson Ray on How to Fund Your Contentment

Senior wealth advisor, philanthropist, and author Tyson Ray, based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, has over 25 years of experience in his field. As CEO and founding partner of FORM Wealth Advisors, Tyson is dedicated to helping clients live better lives. He seeks to add value by helping clients understand the future consequences of their actions,…

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Michelle LaBrosse on How to Complete Projects the Cheetah Way (in 2 Weeks or Less)

Michelle LaBrosse is a powerhouse in project management and innovation. As the Founder & CEO of Cheetah Learning, Michelle brings her dynamic expertise to the forefront, sharing insights from her incredible journey as an Aerospace Engineer and former Air Force Officer. Discover the secrets behind Cheetah Learning’s groundbreaking methodologies that have earned global recognition, including…

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John Miller on Transforming Your Business Conversations with Courageous Marketing

John Miller is the founder of Scribewise, a content marketing agency that helps B2B firms grow through demand generation and thought leadership. With a dedicated team of talented writers, designers, and strategists, John’s mission is to humanize complex business conversations. They develop and deliver captivating, audience-centric content that builds trust with Scribewise’s clients’ future customers.…

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Aaron Marcum on the Art and Science of Well-Being

Aaron Marcum has spent over two decades founding and scaling award-winning, multi-million-dollar enterprises that have left an indelible mark on North America. His journey began in the healthcare sector, where his leadership transformed the home care industry. Through his second startup, Aaron revolutionized the lives of countless entrepreneurs and millions of seniors receiving care. He…

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Anna Maria Ponzi on the Power of the 4 Ounce Pour

Anna Maria Ponzi is the former owner and past president of Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. From the age of four, she’s had the rare experience of working in every aspect of the winery. She helped plant its original vines, worked on the bottling line, hosted guests in the tasting room and has made…

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David Braithwaite on Navigating the Evolution of Leadership

Reflecting on his own path, David Braithwaite has come to realize that leadership isn’t just about titles or positions—it’s a dynamic journey that evolves with time and experience. From his early days in the Boy Scouts, where he first tasted leadership responsibility, to building and leading teams in his business ventures, every step has been…

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Linda Cohen on the Benefits of Leading with Kindness

Linda Cohen is an international keynote speaker, consultant, author, and trainer who considers herself a kindness catalyst. She shares the ROI of kindness with businesses and associations around the world through customized interactive programs for team meetings and conference keynotes with enthusiasm and expertise. Linda believes kindness is no longer a nice to have in…

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Tim Fortescue on Leading and Communicating with Authenticity

Tim Fortescue is an extraordinary communication coach who ignites transformation and drives success. With a background in basketball coaching and a passion for helping individuals grow, Tim’s journey has taken him from volunteer high school basketball coach to founding his own coaching venture, 40 Watt Coaching. His coaching philosophy centers around coaching the full human, not just a person’s speech…

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Jeff Bartsch on Building Confidence and Connections through the Power of Story

Jeff Bartsch is a visionary storyteller, communication strategist, and founder at Story Greenlight. With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and online business, Jeff has helped shape content for clients including ABC, NBC, Universal, Disney, Apple, and many others. Jeff’s commentary has been featured in major publications including Time Magazine, USA Today,…

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Dave Newell on Leveraging the Five Facets of Business Framework™ for Alignment and Success

Dave Newell is on a mission to “align the misaligned” — connecting leaders with systems that foster outstanding work and personal fulfillment. If you’re feeling like any aspect of your current business is off-kilter, this conversation will help you find your bearings. Dave collaborates with small business leaders to implement the Five Facets of Business™…

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Emma Donovan on Owning Your Story in an Authentic Way

As we launch a new year, Emma Donovan shares timely and timeless ideas about choosing online platforms, owning your story in an authentic way, and driving the narrative about yourself and your brand. Emma Donovan is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in brand strategy and professional profiling. As co-founder of Dapper, she…

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Andy Hite on Leading with Heart and Purpose

Andy Hite is a recognized leadership coach who supports entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams with energy and enthusiasm as they navigate the world of building businesses and lives filled with prosperity, meaning, & freedom. Regardless of the setting—be it in front of an audience, within an intimate boardroom, or during individual client sessions—Andy’s background in…

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Jason Shen on Giving Up to Go Forward

Jason Shen is a former national champion gymnast and an executive coach with a focus on resilience and reinvention. As CEO of Refactor Labs, he coaches entrepreneurs and teams through crucial transitions and writes about creative risk-taking in his weekly newsletter Cultivating Resilience. He has been published in TechCrunch, Fast Company, and Vox and a…

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Dr Taylor Hartman on Making Your Relationships Work

Through The People Code (formerly published as The Color Code) and The Character Code, Dr. Taylor Hartman provides a universal message, simple and profound: life is about relationships. As an author, psychologist, corporate consultant and leadership coach, his life’s work has centered on providing an insightful system for improving your understanding of yourself and others…

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Mark Brodinsky on Why You Matter

  Mark Brodinsky is a writer, accomplished speaker, Emmy winner and a passionate believer in the power of your story. It is his mission to positively impact the lives of a billion people with his “You Matter” Movement. Mark worked many years in the TV industry as an Emmy-Award winning writer and producer. The creative…

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Bryce Henson on Growing Profits through Fitness

  Bryce Henson is the CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, the world’s fastest growing fitness boot camp franchise. Having nearly 20 years of Fitness Business experience and owning his own Fit Body location, his passion is spreading fitness to the world through business coaching. Through Fit Body Boot Camp’s World Wide growth, Bryce has overseen hundreds of gyms…

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Tim Yurek on Why the Best Leaders Question Everything

  Just about everyone knows that the American Dream as it was once presented is no longer attainable. It’s not that the dream itself is dead — it simply needs to be redefined. Today’s guest is Tim Yurek, a highly accomplished financial consultant veteran and thought leader in his industry who is leading the conversation…

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Luis Scott on Why Leadership Has to Hurt Sometimes

Answering the call to leadership comes with many benefits. Here on PYP, conversations often revolve around all the great results choosing leadership as a life path brings. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, leadership hurts sometimes. Today’s guest Luis Scott talks candidly about the painful side of leadership, while also shining a light on…

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Catherine Tindall on the Truth about Your Taxes

Catherine Tindall knows taxes and is committed to teaching people about how to maximize their money and minimize their taxes. Catherine is a CPA with the accounting firm Dominion Enterprise Services, and she specializes in strategic income tax approaches to help clients navigate tax codes and regulations including the Employee Retention Credit. In today’s conversation,…

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John Gumas on the 5 Step Process for Building Your Brand

A veteran of the branding, advertising, and interactive marketing industry, John Gumas founded Gumas Advertising in 1984. Today, the award-winning firm is consistently named one of the top branding and interactive marketing firms by the California Business Times. John is recognized as one of the country’s foremost authorities on Challenger Brand Marketing®. He is the…

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Mario Lanzarotti on Becoming a Conscious Leader

Get ready for the fun energy! My guest this week is Mario Lanzarotti and he exudes excitement and enthusiasm for all of life! From CEO’s to Olympians and mission-driven entrepreneurs, Mario Lanzarotti helps high-achievers all across the globe gain the mental clarity and focus necessary to achieve what would normally take years, in 6 months…

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Marybeth Gregg on How to Soar with a Broken Wing

Marybeth Gregg is the President and Founder of the International Center for Women’s Leadership. Throughout her 30+ year career, she has worked in human development for several global corporations in addition to her extensive individual coaching work with clients in the business and not-for-profit arena. In 2012, Marybeth founded what is now The International Center…

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Nate Osborn Builds His Championship Season One Book at a Time

Kick Off! Nate Osborn specializes in real estate law, but he also frequently helps entrepreneurs and small business owners with various legal issues including business formation, contracts, and disputes. When Nate isn’t practicing law, he’s writing books specifically tailored to the interests of boys like his own, ages 5-12. Sure, being an attorney can be…

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Jane Leslie Shares How Follow Your Dream into the End Zone

Kick Off! New York pianist and composer Jane Leslie has been honored with several ASCAP Awards for her original music. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School and a Doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Blending elements from classical and popular music, Jane Leslie has created her own signature ‘crossover’…

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Kelley McElreath on Surviving Survival

Kick Off! Have you survived a tragedy in your life? Kelley McElreath, The Survivor Coach, has suffered the loss of two children, drug and alcohol addiction, the loss of both parents, breast cancer, infidelity, divorce and an attempted suicide, to name a few. She says that when a person endures such things in their lives,…

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Dan Kimble Is A Leader Worth Following

Kick Off! Dan Kimble is the CEO of Resonance Executive Coaching. He is a thought leader, executive coach, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and a twenty+ year veteran of Silicon Valley. He dabbles in many things such as winning motorcycle road-races, improv theater, screenwriting, singing, and his latest addiction: playing guitar. Dan is the creator of The…

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Rob Barisoff Is the King of Consistency

Kick Off! Rob Barisoff is co-founder of Bidsy.com and the host of Bidsy’s Small Business Society podcast. Rob’s journey through personal adversity fuels his fearless approach to seizing every opportunity, both personally and professionally. He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada, plays drums in a couple of bands and is dedicated to healthy living through fitness and…

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56: The Best of Team PYP 2015

What a Year It’s Been! Thanks so much for tuning in to this special end of the year episode of the PYP Podcast. Like everyone else at this time of year, I’m sitting here thinking to myself, Wow! Where did 2015 go? It’s been such a great year here at PYP. 23 guests graced us…

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53: Either Evolve or Evaporate — with Nick Onken

Kick Off! Nick Onken is a photographer, podcast host, and creative entrepreneur. A former graphic designer hailing from the soggy city of Seattle, he now resides in the concrete jungle of New York. Nick has photographed personalities such as Justin Bieber, Usher, and Jessica Alba as well as print campaigns for brands such as Nike,…

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51: Transforming the Internet Experience from Everyday to Extraordinary — with Micha Mikailian

Kick Off! Micha Mikailian has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 22 years, with 8 companies under his belt. He most recently Co-Founded Intently, a software platform that leverages virtual real estate to transform people’s experiences with technology. It is a vision boarding application that deeply connects its users with their goals and intentions…

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42: Pretty Dresses & Drinking Champagne Wins Games — with Mary Louise VanNatta

Kick Off! Mary Louise VanNatta, CAE has consulted with organizations and nonprofit associations since 1986 as owner of VanNatta Public Relations (VPR) and more recently its sister company, Spire Management. As a popular social columnist, she writes the weekly “Out and About with Mary Louise VanNatta” for the Statesman Journal newspaper in the Capitol City…

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41: Andrea Lake on Why We Can’t Compare Our Behind the Scenes to Other People’s Highlight Reels

Kick Off! Andrea Lake is the Founder and CEO of Lessons.biz and Co-Founder of Mentor Mojo. Both are e-learning platforms to help hyper accelerate entrepreneurs on their journey to success. She has founded 14 companies since she was 18 years old, including StickerJunkie.com and YogaJunkie, as well as Delinquent Distribution which owned the merchandise sales…

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