Defying the Odds: An Extraordinary Woman with Extraordinary Goals featuring Crystal Kelly



We are joined with Crystal Kelly, a shining example of someone who believes that anything is possible as long as you have a strong focus, drive, and dedication. Crystal is a motivational speaker, Amazon best-selling author, and a community organizer who started a foundation, Power of your Purse. The story behind all of these achievements showcase Crystal’s passion for personal and professional growth.

Her drive and dedication can be traced far back to her childhood. Conditions were not always the best, but Crystal found that with a supportive family and a never-say-never attitude, we all have the power within us to defy the odds.

Crystals foundation and book can be found through the links below:

Women Who Lead: Extraordinary Women with Extraordinary Achievements: http://: https://www.amazon.com/Women-Who-Lead-Extraordinary-Achievements-ebook/dp/B07BHQ95RF/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1535115753&sr=1-2&keywords=Women+Who+Lead


The Grind to Greatness with Keith Kefgen and David Mansbach



The Greek word ethos means the character that best describes a person(s) values. When listening to today’s episode, we understand the ethos/values that made AETHOS leaders, Keith Kefgen and David Mansbach, hospitality titans. Combined, they have more than 50 years’ experience in the hospitality space, published a book, and have lectured aspiring professionals.

Keith, Dave, and Anthony discuss the essence of great leaders, learning from obstacles, and along the way we pick up three pieces of advice for setting our own personal and strategic goals.

Find out more about AETHOS through http://www.aethoscg.com/.

 


The Child Leader Inside Us.



As Jim Henson once said, “the most sophisticated people I know — inside they are all children” How can we tap back into those childlike lessons of leadership? The ones that come so intuitively to us as kids, but that we lose sight of as we enter adulthood? On today’s podcast, we look back and explore those facets of leadership with our co-host and guest Ainsley, granddaughter of Anthony C.  Gruppo.

Ainsley Jane  is a kind, curious, and comical 10-year old. Through her love of Frozen and memories of building sandcastles with “Wolvie”, Ainsley’s perspective is vital to understanding not only the key leadership points that childlike wonder has to teach us, but also the universality across age and experience of the Roots of Leadership.

 


One on One with HeartShare Human Services Leader Bill Guarinello



One simple question was all it took to remind Bill Guarinello what keeps him going. Some 45 years ago, after his army career concluded, all he carried was a psychology degree. His parents worried. So Bill’s strong-willed Italian born mother intervened. She waved down their next door neighbor, who was the head of what is now HeartShare Human Services, and secured a job at the nonprofit for her son.

Guarinello still runs the company today through a distinctive leadership style, urging employees to think like managers. While answering tough questions about his day-to-day routine,  Bill demonstrates a passion for nonprofits that can turn anyone into a Bill Guarinello fan.

Discover more of Bill’s groundbreaking mission at HeartShare Human Services by clicking, https://www.heartshare.org/about-us/our-mission/


Jennifer Walsh – Inspirational Visionary



How would you classify someone who started their first business before their 30th birthday, sold it, and can say that business is now part of Amazon’s collection? We’ve run out of adjectives to describe Jennifer Walsh. Oh, and did we mention that Walsh also writes, advises on beauty, and appears on television regularly?

Like most of us, her life’s journey was not planned. She experienced many setbacks, some more personal than others. But through it all, she embraced change and picked up many important life lessons. Now she’s here and eager to share.

If you find yourself walking through the beauty of Central Park, you’re likely to spot Walsh in her latest venture, Walk with Walsh. Walk with Walsh is a walking interview format hosted by Jennifer where her guests discuss what makes a productive leader.

For now Central Park can wait. If you want to see more of Jennifer now, connect with her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BehindTheBrand or on her website at http://walkwithwalsh.com


Mindful Learning with Karen Mayo



Author, entrepreneur, speaker, and executive health coach Karen Mayo has a passion for improving the physical and mental health of everyone she meets. Today, she joins her Roots of Leadership co-author Anthony C. Gruppo to discuss how healthy and mindful eating every day can turn things around.  

 She founded a private health coaching practice specializing in effective diet, and lifestyle changes. Her goal is to increase your confidence in all aspects of life in addition to leading corporate workshops on nutrition and lifestyle for health and vitality.

 To Karen, “A leader’s discipline starts at the dinner table before they ever take a seat at the board table.” https://karenmayo.net

 


From The New York Jets to the New York Skyline featuring Steve Maneri



Listening to Steve Maneri’s podcast, you would think this is Monday Night Football. After all, where else would you expect to hear a former NFL tight end explaining how he mentally prepares to win a game? As it turns out, Maneri fits perfectly as a guest on The Roots of Leadership. Whether he is strapping on a football helmet at the stadium or adjusting his Windsor Knot tie in front of a mirror, Maneri knows that success comes from following a disciplined playbook.  

Anthony takes a special interest in the nonprofit, the Kids Dream Big Foundation, which Steve founded. The foundation mentors kids and teaches them how to build a successful mindset through sports.

Halfway through the episode, Maneri also shares some special advice he picked up from current New England Patriots Quarterback, Tom Brady.

The best way to connect with Maneri is through LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevemaneri/. If you would like to learn more about the Kids Dream Big Foundation, click http://kidsdreambiginc.org/.

 


One on One with Care for the Homeless Leader – George Nashak.



George Nashak is the Executive Director for Care for the Homeless (CFH), a New York –based health care and social services organization. Care for the Homeless provides quality healthcare to the most disadvantaged members of society. Building on a background in social services and mental health that stretches over 30 years, George’s mission is to eradicate homelessness. In his words, “we begin from the place we want to end up.”

The stories he shares reveal the passion that has made him a recognized expert in providing services to homeless individuals and families. In this podcast, you’ll also hear what George believes are the two biggest and most important components of a strong leader. George’s courageous leadership style, combined with CFH’s strong staff, could make their mission of solving the homelessness problem a reality.

Anyone who has listened to today’s podcast can discover the complete Care for the Homeless story by clicking Care for the Homeless.


Transformation and Leadership – Interview with Sarah Diane Post



What makes Sarah’s story so powerful is how this mother of five, who weighed 200 pounds at the time her fifth child was born, transformed her physical and mental state into a fitness professional.

She knew that simply wanting to change would not be enough. It would be hard, demanding a great deal of time. She also needed to surround herself with people who supported her mission.

Now her newest venture is a project with MMA to promote a new wellness and nutrition model, The Keen Model of Transformational Evolution (KMTE). This model could change the game as it relates to wellness and healthcare.

Listen closely to how her transformational evolution was based on leadership, and began just by adding an “extra step”.


HOW TO BE A FORCE OF ONE



Today’s podcast is about one thing – challenging yourself to succeed through new ideas. To my listeners, your goal after listening is establishing your own personal board of directors. This is a great leadership strategy and one that has benefitted me personally. This group is completely different than a professional board. A personal board of director’s mission is helping you achieve successful personal outcomes.

We explore the many reasons you should form your personal board as well as the types of people to include and exclude when forming your board. Today is the day to make a bold move. If not now, when? You can do it. I believe in you.