The MisFitNation

Richard LaMonica

Welcome to The MisFitNation Podcast! We started out in 2010 as a band of MisFit Soldiers on a desert plain. In the years since our bond has stayed and we have grown. With this platform, we will share stories of courage, mindset, resilience, and battling those enemies within. We will also highlight the work of Veteran entrepreneurs, Small Business owners, Authors, Musicians, and other Podcasters. While we highlight Veterans we are for everyone. We hope you will be engaged by our work and continue to support us through your listening.

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Ioannis has well over 10,000 hours of consulting, training, and coaching to churches, businesses, and ministries.  He has been successfully assisting organizational and leadership transformations for over 20 years.  He is an ordained pastor and holds a degree in church leadership with a minor in psychology.  Ioannis' coaching style, much like his leadership style, is very relational; and it leans heavily on his faith and extensive experience.  He has led/co-led 7 organizations, which include 2 churches, an evangelistic ministry, and 4 businesses.   His leadership roles have spanned from start-ups and small churches up to larger churches and the Fortune 200; and include the titles of President, Senior Pastor, Director of Operations, State Training Coordinator, Performance Coach, Senior Associate Pastor, and many more. Ioannis was an award winning corporate trainer and coach with-in that Fortune 200 company. Ioannis started early in his career travelling the country as an evangelist and keynote speaker through the 501(c)3 that he started and ran.  Ioannis is married with one child, and lives in the Boise, Idaho Metropolitan Area. He spends most of his free time with his family, and as much time outdoors as he can. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Dec 6

35 min 42 sec

Capping a 25-year career where he served as a chief marketing officer and executive vice president of business development, Scott Jeffrey Miller currently serves as FranklinCovey’s senior advisor on thought leadership, leading the strategy and development of the firm’s speaker’s bureau, as well as the publication of podcasts, webcasts, and bestselling books.  Scott Miller is the author of the award-winning, multivolume Mess to Success series, including Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow and the forthcoming Marketing Mess to Brand Success (May 2021) and Job Mess to Career Success (January 2022). He is the co-author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, and the author of Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds (September 2021), which features insights from his interviews with the leading thinkers of our time. Visit Scott's website to find all of his books, hire him for a keynote speech, or purchase his career coaching course. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Dec 3

29 min 27 sec

Gramps Jeffrey’s children’s book, “I Don’t Want to Turn 3”, explores what goes through a toddler’s mind that parents are so desperate to understand. It is based on the true experiences he has had with his 6 grandchildren that were born 2 each to his 3 Millennial daughters. Gramps Jeffrey is the pen name for Marc Joseph whose first book “The Secrets of Retailing…How to Beat Wal-Mart” was written to help entrepreneurs and small businesses compete against the big guys. Arianna Huffington read his book and asked him to contribute to the Huffington Post. He has written over 100 articles about small businesses, education, the homeless and several other nonprofit topics dear to all of us. Gramps and his lovely wife Cathy live in Scottsdale, Arizona where 2 of his grandchildren live. 2 more live in Austin, Texas and 2 in Orlando, Florida. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Dec 2

31 min 53 sec

Milena moved to Israel from Brazil 3 years ago to pursue a change in atmosphere and find a position in a marketing organization. She has been on Instagram for about seven years and even has an account for pets with over 200K followers. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Dec 1

30 min 46 sec

Karin Freeland is a recovering corporate workaholic. After years in high-pressure leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, she’s traded the boardroom for the bedroom. In her hilarious tell-all book, The Ins and Outs of My Vagina: A Penetrating Memoir coming out September 2021, she recounts the mishaps and misadventures she’s had over the past 40 years with a special partner in crime: her vagina, named V. Women of all ages can relate to this raw and honest journey of firsts, long-term relationships, and finding pleasure.   Karin is also a speaker and certified Life & Reinvention Coach, focused on helping women transform their lives and achieve their dreams. Through her signature EDIT Your Life™ program, she offers one-on-one coaching, giving women all the tools and techniques needed to conquer fears and find their purpose.   Karin Freeland is married with two kids and resides in South Carolina. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 29

33 min 14 sec

Former litigator Shari Leid currently operates An Imperfectly Perfect Life, LLC, a professional mindset coaching business serving clients who are in those tricky middle-age years, helping them create the life of their dreams. She is the author of the Friendship Flow transformational book series, which includes The 50/50 Friendship Flow: Life Lessons From and For My Girlfriends and Make Your Mess Your Message - More Life Lessons From and For My Girlfriends. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 26

28 min 9 sec

Brent Cassity was an innovative CEO of Forever Enterprises a national company, which he grew from a regional company to operating in over 22 states. Brent was recognized by the national media; TIME, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, to name a few. HBO even did a documentary that spawned the TV series "Six Feet Under." Just when he thought he had it all he lost it all and found himself standing at the Gates of Leavenworth Prison to serve a 5 year sentence. He has coined the phrase "Nightmare Success" because everything you want in life is on the other side of fear.  So, what key will unlock the prison of your mind to set yourself free? Brent is an engaging storyteller who has a real-life transformational story. HIs 5 rules that helped him survive prison are tools you can use for life and business. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 24

53 min 1 sec

Clay Smeltzer is the founder of the Purpose Infused Brotherhood which helps driven men to become the best version of themselves by Building, Battling, and Bonding together. - Getting men initiated into a family where they belong! Clay was 35 years old and living by what the world and everyone else told him he should be. He was the "responsible man" yet he was filled with worry, anxiety, anger, stress, negativity, shame, fear, and the list went on. Then the shit hit the fan with a full-blown anxiety/panic attack over a tv show and this is when he decided to bring death to the old self and out of those ashes give birth to the new Purpose Infused Man. This change gave birth to the Purpose Infused Brotherhood and helping other men make those same changes and become the best version of themselves every single day!! How to Connect with Clay and the Purpose Infused Brotherhood FREE Top 3 Ways to Become the Best Version of Yourself Video Training: Website: Podcast: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 23

30 min 44 sec

Ericka is a highly caffeinated coach, course creator, and entrepreneur with a certification collection that includes a registered yoga teacher, trauma release exercise provider, and nutrition specialist. She is the owner and founder of Elemental Kinetics online studio. As a refugee from the body brand nation and host of the podcast The Work IN, she offers mentorship and professional perspectives to help fitness professionals and wellness educators who want to set themselves apart using a creative, trauma-sensitive approach so that they can get lasting results for their clients and avoid burnout for themselves. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 22

46 min 13 sec

Bruce Sackman served as the Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Office of Inspector General, Criminal Investigations Division, Northeast Field Office until May 2005 when he retired after 32 years’ service. In this capacity, he was responsible for all major criminal investigations involving VA from West Virginia to Maine. During his tenure he was involved in hundreds of investigations involving allegations of fraud, corruption, false claims, thefts, patient assaults, pharmaceutical drug diversions, and suspicious hospital deaths. He was also responsible for supervising the successful investigation of the nation’s first homicide conviction in connection with pharmaceutical research. His cases involving medical professionals who have murdered their patients have been featured on the Discovery Health Channel, CNN, MSNBC, America’s Most Wanted, and on Home Box Office. He is the recipient of many awards for his investigations and for his efforts in encouraging the profession of forensic nursing. Mr. Sackman has lectured at several forensic-related conferences, State police organizations, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, universities, and medical-related symposia. He is the co-author of the book “Behind the Murder Curtain, Special Agent Bruce Sackman Hunts Doctors and Nurses Who Kill Our Veterans and the article “When the ICU becomes a Crime Scene” for Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. He is also the co-editor of the newly released textbook the Art of Investigations. He was recently featured in an episode of the CNN/HLN special Dr. Death. Mr. Sackman is a recently retired self-employed licensed private investigator in New York City specializing in healthcare-related matters. Under contract, he had directed major investigations for a large New York metropolitan regional healthcare system. He served as the President of the Society of Professional Investigators in New York City from 2010 to 2019 and is a board member of the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement. He is a frequent lecturer on the topic of medical serial killers having spoken through the United States, Great Britain, UAE, and Sweden. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 21

37 min 53 sec

Jay Shifman is a vulnerable storyteller, stigma-destroying speaker, podcaster, and event host. The survivor of two suicide attempts and an overdose, Jay holds a BA in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and has put in numerous hours of independent learning acquiring certifications in mental health, substance misuse and addiction, and drug policy. Jay founded his company, Choose Your Struggle, in 2015 with two distinct goals: ending stigma and promoting honest and fact-based education around the topics of Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Recovery, and Drug Use & Policy. For more information, visit: or find him on social media. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 19

32 min 23 sec

Tyler Jefcoat is the Founder & CEO of Seller Accountant where he exercises his passion for helping sellers maximize their businesses. Tyler provides financial coaching for sellers totaling more than $100 million per year in e-commerce sales. Tyler also leads the Sellers Roundtable, an exclusive mastermind group for seven- and eight-figure sellers. Before founding Seller Accountant, Tyler was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner for Care to Continue, a home health care company that grew from zero to 100 employees in four years.  Discussing how your Business Model Informs your cash flow management and KPI Tracking --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 18

25 min 43 sec

Chancellor K. Jackson (1995) is a Georgia native born to Native American parents. While growing up in Smyrna, Georgia, he played football for nine years on the high school and collegiate levels. After graduating with his bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies, Chancellor lived abroad in Beijing, China from 2018-2019. In China, he encountered some experiences that changed and shaped his life in ways he would have NEVER imagined. His experiences in China led him to write his first book, “14 Days in Beijing” which has ranked #1 over fifteen times on Amazon in multiple genres. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 17

49 min 45 sec

Mrs. Council has been an administrative professional for over 35 years. She has served in multiple facilities and considers herself an expert on customer service. She is a motivational speaker and corporate trainer who hold the national CEOE designation, Certified Educational Office Employee. She develops and implements professional learning opportunities for office professionals across the nation. She is well-respected and known for her open, honest and engaging brand of training. She draws upon her more than 35 years of experience in the field of office administration and management as she motivates and inspires persons to be lifelong learners who strive to become the best versions of themselves possible. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 11

36 min 51 sec

 Tom Kilgannon is the President of Freedom Alliance, an educational and charitable organization which honors and supports America’s military and advocates for a strong national defense. Freedom Alliance saves lives and military marriages by providing recreational rehabilitation to combat-wounded heroes and counseling retreats for military couples. The organization helps troops overcome the wounds of war by providing all-terrain wheelchairs to amputees; donating mortgage-free homes to combat-wounded veterans; and shipping care packages to troops deployed overseas, among other projects. In addition, Freedom Alliance has awarded millions of dollars in college scholarships to the sons and daughters of America’s heroes who have lost life or limb for our country. In 2017, Kilgannon was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. In its Final Report, the Commission offered Congress and the President 164 recommendations to improve the Selective Service System, civics education, and ways to foster a greater ethos of service among America’s youth.o improve the Selective Service System, civics education, and ways to foster a greater ethos of service among America’s youth. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 10

32 min 52 sec

A powerhouse, passionately pushy, and always enthusiastic as called by friends and clients, Tessa is a thought leader and no-nonsense Christian Holistic Transformational coach. She combines Neuroscience, Gene Activation, and Biblical insights to help women live their most abundant life mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially.  She helps Christian women fully understand their identity, purpose, and potential so they can have the impact they were created to have without any fear, (self) doubt, and unbelief. You can find out more about her at --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 4

35 min 56 sec

Lady Redneck" is a Country artist from Dallas, Texas.  She is Texas's own blonde bombshell.  She is high energy and fun and it comes through in her music. "Lady Redneck is making a mark in the Texas Country market, as well as among Americana listeners.  Texas country has largely been dominated by men.  Though she doesn’t necessarily look like a redneck, she has small town roots and little quirks that make her “Rednecky.”  Lady Redneck’s songs are real.  She writes about life." "Singer-songwriter “Lady Redneck” - Stephanie Lee brings her sweet, sexy, and fun vocals and songwriting to readers of the Boot with this exclusive premiere of her song, “Rednecky Inside.” This track is from her forthcoming album with the title, “Rednecky Inside.” Home of the "Fairy-Tale, Island Country Music" - sometimes sprinkled with a little "reggae." --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Nov 1

26 min 12 sec

Tracy Lamourie, a high profile international award-winning publicist, is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media Inc. a Universal Women's Network 2020 Woman of Inspiration Winner for the Women In Media award and the author of the upcoming book GET REPPED - Build Your Brand With Effective Public and Media Relations. Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, The Hollywood Times, NBC TV, and other major media, Tracy is an award-winning international publicist working across borders and across industries from major entertainment projects to small businesses. She is also a well-known long-time advocate on a myriad of important worldwide issues, passionate about amplifying important messages and being a voice for those who most need one. Recognized by media around the world for her 20-year campaign that ultimately helped free an innocent man from death row to her work getting clients major media attention. In addition to her Women of Inspiration award, she is the winner of the First Place, Platinum award Hamilton Spectator ReadersChoice for PR 2018, and for Diamond 2019. In 2020 she was both an RBC Women of Influence Nominee and a nominee for the internationally prestigious 2020 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize. Tracy has guested more than 200 times on panels, TV, radio and high profile podcasts around the world speaking on leadership, empowerment, and entrepreneurship as well as all aspects of media and publicity,  For Tracy’s media appearances visit: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 29

32 min 12 sec

Larry Freeland was born in Canton, Ohio.  Since his father was an officer with the United States Air Force he grew up on many Air Force bases across this country.   After graduating from High School at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico, he attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.  He graduated in 1968 with a degree in mathematics and a concentration in finance. He joined the U.S. Army and served one tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and a CH-47 helicopter pilot.  He is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal, with 10 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star, and various other military service medals. Upon release from active duty in 1973, Larry returned to civilian life and pursued a career in the Financial Industry.  During his professional career, he continued his education earning graduate degrees in Management and Banking.  He worked for 29 years in the banking business with Trust Company of Georgia, Citizen and Southern Corporation, now Bank of America, and Wachovia, now Wells Fargo.  After retiring from banking he worked as an independent financial consultant for 3 years in the Atlanta area and then worked as an instructor for 6 years with Lanier Technical College in their Management and Leadership Development Program. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 28

52 min 28 sec

Nate is a fitness and nutrition expert, coach, speaker, and writer who believes that being in incredible shape gives a massive advantage in business, focus, and relationships. He also happens to be a dad, husband, and the #1 bestselling author of The Million Dollar Body Method and  Passport Fitness. Nate helps business owners and entrepreneurs improve their physique, finances, and family time using fitness and nutrition as force multipliers. Find out how to get into the best shape of your life here:. Nate is a coach, speaker, and writer, whose work has been popularized in media outlets such as The Huffington Post, Testosterone Nation, Ask Men, Breaking Muscle, STACK Media, and Thrive Global. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 27

25 min 50 sec

As the owner of the largest podcast network in the world, the New York City Podcast Network, Influencer Bruce Chamoff sees hundreds of podcasts including what they do right, what they do incorrectly, and the difference. If you are a podcaster who wants more success, subscribe for success advice, special guests, tips, strategies, and more. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 26

28 min 28 sec

Angie is a true hustler when it comes to podcasting. Her show made the charts in the comedy genre around the world within a few months of launch. She is a selfless podcaster who wants to help others achieve their best while also not breaking the bank becoming a podcaster. If you want hints and tips just visit her site below --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 25

37 min 50 sec

Janice Burt, aka Spanish Janice, is a court-certified Spanish interpreter, voiceover artist, yoga instructor, author, and inspirational speaker. Having lived in Mexico City as a child, she acquired not only Spanish language skills, but a love and appreciation for a different people group and culture. When she returned back to California, she attended high school and college, graduating with Spanish as her major and Communication Studies as her minor. She lived as a people pleaser, always trying to find her worth through other people’s approval and validation. She also lived filled with fear. She wasn’t even aware that either of those was true about her until after her divorce in 2012. During her marriage, she appeased and enabled her husband to feel good enough. She lost any type of sense of self that she’d had and wore a mask to fit in and belong. She unintentionally lied and manipulated to be liked and approved of by people. Her life changed dramatically after her divorce. She hit rock bottom and was engulfed by sadness, anger, loss, and grief. She suddenly realized that she was going to have to take charge of her own life instead of blaming everyone else. She became aware of her subconscious beliefs of lack and limited possibilities. She vowed that she was going to put in the work to change these patterns… --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 22

28 min 24 sec

Stephen Murray is a Las Vegas author. Praised for his unique writing style and powerful character development skills, his books cross multiple genres and appeals to diverse audiences. Stephen was born in England, a far cry from the Nevada desert he now calls home. At age seven, his family relocated to the southern part of Africa, where he was raised in various countries and attended boarding school. The opportunity to experience other cultures as a child inspired a love of travel in him that eventually led to his love of the written word. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 21

34 min 37 sec

Jennifer Steil is an award-winning author, journalist, and teacher who lives in many countries (currently Uzbekistan/France/UK). Her most recent novel, Exile Music, won the Grand Prize in the international Eyelands 2020 Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Lesbian Fiction Award, the Bisexual Book Award, and the Annie Award. It explores an overlooked slice of World War II history, following Jewish musicians who flee Vienna in 1939 to seek refuge in the Bolivian Andes. The Jerusalem Post called it "one of the best novels I have read in a long time,” and the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle wrote, “In a sea of Holocaust literature, “Exile Music” stands out as wholly original and engaging.” Her previous novel, The Ambassador’s Wife, won the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Best Novel award, the 2016 Phillip McMath Post Publication book award, and was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Award and the Lascaux Novel Award. Her first book, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, is a critically lauded memoir about running a newspaper in Yemen. Jennifer has also published many short stories and essays. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New Orleans Review, Saranac Review, World Policy Journal, Mystery Weekly Magazine, The Week, Time, Life, Peauxdunque Review, The Washington Times, Vogue UK, Die Welt, New York Post, The Rumpus, Readers’ Digest Version,, Irish National Radio, France 24 (English), CBS radio, AARP The Magazine, and GRN Global Reporter Network Service She has taught creative writing in the MFA program at Rosemont College in Philadelphia, in the BA and MA writing programs at Bournemouth University in the UK, and she teaches online with the Center for Creative Writing. She has worked as a mentor with the AWP’s Writer-to-Writer mentoring program and mentors writers through Onward Literary Mentoring. She loves helping other writers to produce their best work. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 20

50 min 7 sec

Tarick Walton grew up in Spanish Town, Jamaica. A bright student with dreams of accomplishing big things, for himself and others. After being told he would never get into a prestigious American college, he was determined to prove that he could. Amidst life-altering setbacks, he persevered to successfully graduate from MIT with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After MIT, Tarick received an MBA from Georgetown University, and with a diverse group of friends, he later co-founded The Walton & Friends Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that brings together leaders of all industries (Business, Art, Science, Non-Profit and Community) to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) education among youth and engage in corporate social partnership projects that solve real-life problems. Whether in work or mentoring youth, Tarick lives by and encourages others with his motto, “Do not let the world dampen your dreams.“ He currently lives in the United States with his wife and two sons. Website: FB: IG: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 19

34 min 26 sec

Continuing on our episodes relating to domestic violence Our guest today went through the rollercoaster of abuse and then dependency on substances to hide it. She has come out on the other side and is stronger for it. She is a survivor and a certified advocate and mentor to many women she is an overcomer and a lady who is resilient, and she has a story of abuse to victory. She creates awareness in her community where none had existed before in a rural area in Alabama. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 15

23 min 59 sec

Ted Andre is an award-winning Producer and Production Executive, who has successfully developed and produced cutting-edge, critically acclaimed independent content for theatrical, television, and streaming platforms. He is also Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Black Market Entertainment, LLC (BME).  His creative background has a solid foundation in both filmmaking and music. Ted was born in Germany to a military Special Ops family, which meant constantly moving to different countries. This nomadic lifestyle led to an appreciation for a wide range of cultures and history, and an obsession with the creative spirit of the stories told through film, music, and graphic novels. My father was part of an elite special ops unit called MACV-SOG. One of their primary objectives was to rescue our troops from prison camps in Vietnam. Just prior to his passing, one of my dad's last requests was for me to look into the mysterious death of one of his closest friends – Israeli air attaché Joe Alon. During our final conversation, he provided some key information on the matter. Fred Burton is a former police officer, special agent, and New York Times best-selling author. He's served on the front lines of high-profile investigations like the hunt for and arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center bombing; the 1988 plane crash of PAK-1 that killed U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel and Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq; and the search for Americans kidnapped by Hezbollah in Beirut, Lebanon. His best-selling books include his personal memoir GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent's Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, and his fourth book, Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah’s War Against America. Beirut Rules was optioned by Sony, and Chasing Shadows continues to generate interest and awareness by way of several recent interviews with Fred Burton. Our CHASING SHADOWS feature project is a timely story rooted in the bestselling book, which explores this fascinating high-profile unsolved case from the 1970s. When author Fred Burton and I connected via social media, we began to uncover new details based on handwritten journals my father kept, and have now brought the story into the present day by way of this deeply personal connection.” – Ted Andre Book Synopsis: On a warm Saturday night in July 1973 in Bethesda, Maryland, a gunman stepped out from behind a tree and fired five point-blank shots into Joe Alon, an unassuming Israeli Air Force pilot, and family man. Alon's sixteen-year-old neighbor, Fred Burton, was deeply shocked by this crime that rocked his sleepy suburban neighborhood. As it turned out, Alon wasn't just a pilot – he was a high-ranking military official with intelligence ties. The assassin was never found and the case was closed. In 2007, Fred Burton – who had since become a State Department counterterrorism special agent – reopened the case. In Chasing Shadows, Burton spins a gripping tale of the secret agents, double-dealings, terrorists, and heroes he encounters as he chases leads around the globe in an effort to solve this decades-old murder. From swirling dogfights over Egypt and Hanoi to gun battles on the streets of Beirut, this action-packed thriller looks into the dark heart of the Cold War to show how power is used, misused, and sold to the most convenient bidder. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 12

27 min 54 sec

Sabrina Osso is the Founder and CEO of OSSO SAFE…Feel Safe Where You Live, Work, and Play.   She is a speaker, a TEDx Speaker, and consultant on promoting safety and preventing violence in the workplace, schools, and places of residence.  With her products and services, clients can save lives and bottom lines.  Her personal and professional experience with the subject allows her to bring a unique and holistic approach for employees, landlords, tenants, students, and teachers. She was honored and grateful to have been one of the featured TEDx Talk Speakers at New Jersey City University’s TEDx TALK Event on April 5th, 2018.  Her presentation was very well received and is now broadcast. Sabrina has long dealt with violence on a personal level.  She knows how difficult it is to live in such a chaotic environment.  Sabrina and Osso Safe want to make a positive impact in people’s lives, whether they’ve been directly affected by violence or not. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 7

39 min 29 sec

Virginia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor specializing in Military Issues and Combat-Related Trauma. She provides crisis intervention and evidence-based treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Moral Injury, Depression, Combat Operational Stress, and other diagnoses. Virginia is a certified clinician and Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy and has 20+ years of experience serving Active-Duty Military, Veterans, Military retirees and family members. She is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) and active American Group Psychotherapy Association member. Virginia is an Army Reserve Officer, Combat Veteran, and published researcher. As a therapist, Virginia Cruse was becoming frustrated with the rumors her clients heard about PTSD that kept them from getting better. Why did so many of them believe that PTSD had no cure? That they couldn’t have PTSD because they were not in direct combat? That they didn’t “deserve” to have PTSD, or didn’t “deserve” to get better? The answer hit a nerve with Cruse: no one had taken the time to explain PTSD to Service Members in a way that made sense. Soldiers were losing their resiliency and optimism in a culture that propagated misinformation and went against the facts about PTSD, facts that are necessary to know in order to recover good mental health and salvage important relationships. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 4

46 min 38 sec

Kevin Barnes is a veteran of the United States Army who served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). During this time he had the honor of traveling overseas with his Sisters and Brothers to fight in the Global War on Terrorism in Baji, Iraq. While he was growing up he was taught to be humble and this allowed him to keep pushing forward with positive momentum, never letting his feet stop forward progression. Kevin has shown true Grit as he attacked the grind of college life at Southern New Hampshire University where he graduated with a degree in business. Upon leaving school he followed that path and started to ascend the corporate ladder. Kevin then moved on to operate and manage a successful company. The company conducts background Investigations and Screenings. He also continues to inspire and motivate others through various non-profit organizations giving back to his fellow veterans.  You can contact him here: --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Oct 1

28 min 47 sec

When it comes to food, have you ever wondered "What is American cuisine?" Long Beach Island resident David Page covers that and more in his new book "Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes." Page, a two-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and the creator of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," shares the backstories of many popular dishes. "The idea for the book has been percolating in the back of my mind for quite some time and I finally forced myself to start researching and writing," Page said. "Food has been a passion of mine," he added, " ... starting when I was living in Europe and enjoying the remarkable foods of Europe, Africa and the Middle East." --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Sep 28

34 min 35 sec

Armed Forces Brewing Company is a Military tribute craft brewing company comprised of three brands that pay homage to our great American Military: both active duty and Veterans. Built by an experienced team that combines an award-winning Brewmaster, successful Veterans of the restaurant and hospitality industry, and Military Veterans including one of the most famous US Navy SEALs in the world, Armed Forces Brewing Company has successfully completed a test market run and is ready to expand to national and global distribution. Alan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Armed Forces Brewing Company, Inc. Alan is a 35-year veteran of the food & beverage industry and has a passion for craft beer and the Military. He has led, operated, and grown profitable multi-unit independent food & beverage groups in the Denver, Kansas City, and Charlotte markets. Alan comes from a four-branch Military family. His grandfather, father, brother, nephew, two uncles, and several cousins all served in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force. His cult-like dedication to Boston sports teams and Nebraska and Navy Football is annoying. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Sep 24

25 min 15 sec

Cathy is a high school English teacher, but her first love and passion is writing.  She created a blog called "The True Confessions of a Reluctant Bachelorette" ( a few years ago. Since that time she has gotten married and created a new blog website titled "Tighed the Knot: A Newlywed's Thoughts on Navigating the Married Life" ( where she shared fun and compelling stories of her married life. Hopefully, some people out there can find in these posts some relevance to their own lives! But most recently and much more importantly,  she started a new blogging platform where she discusses ideas that have resonated with her, helping her to keep a positive perspective on life despite her depression. It’s all about her desire to keep a positive mindset to achieve her own form of happiness. It is her belief that this will help many depressives who struggle alone. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Sep 21

36 min 47 sec

Barb Allen is head writer, commentator, and Co-Founder of American Snippets. Barb is the widow of Lt Louis Allen, who was murdered by a fellow soldier while deployed to Iraq. The tragic loss made her keenly aware of the cost of our freedom. She struggled for years to find her footing and raise her four boys. It was in those years that extraordinary people stepped forward to inspire, encourage, mentor, and support her and her kids. Barb has conducted over 150 interviews, has been featured on Fox News, The Today Show, Army Times, and in Taya Kyle’s book American Spirit. She is an award-winning author, with her third book set to release in June. Barb is a powerful and poignant Speaker on adversity and patriotism. She has shared the stage with Nick Vujicic and others. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Sep 14

38 min 34 sec

Christina Ray Stanton is an award-winning author and licensed NYC tour guide, and has been featured in print and TV many times in her 25-year career. For a decade she worked as Redeemer Presbyterian's short-term missions director, and she is the founder of the nonprofit organization Loving All Nations ( She and her husband, Brian, still live within blocks of the World Trade Center. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Sep 7

38 min 4 sec

Corie Weathers is a military spouse who has fully embraced the service culture.  She has devoted her mental health career to serve military and first responder families which resulted in being awarded the 2015 Military Spouse of the Year- representing all six branches and 1.1 million military spouses. 2015 was the beginning of an amazing journey that opened up her opportunity to reach far more families than she ever thought possible beyond her counseling office. She is an Author. A Speaker & Emcee, Journalist, Podcast Host, Licensed Counselor, Leadership Consultant, Curriculum Writer. Service Organization Clinical Consultant, Subject Matter Expert on Military Culture, and Military Family Advocate. If she could sum it all up, though… She is a Military & First Responder Clinical Consultant and she is looking forward to working with you --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Aug 31

45 min 6 sec

Through his tireless work, Sam continues to be committed to the betterment of communities as a speaker, educator, and storyteller. In 2016, Sam received the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Volunteer Medal as a past recipient of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. Also, in 2012 he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Rick Hansen Difference Maker medallion. Over the last 20 years, he has helped and supported 45+ not-for-profit organizations from establishing a strategic vision to engaging stakeholders to rolling up his sleeves and doing whatever work is needed. As a community activator, his passion is to inspire and motivate others in their personal and professional development through his many adventures and reflections on life’s journey. It is about helping people establish and build their personal autobiography through storytelling. As a writer and blogger, Sam published his book, Personal Storytelling: Discover the Extraordinary in the Ordinary to help others share their stories. His reflections on life help others vision and build their stories. Sam has mentored and coached hundreds of individuals in life and career. He is also an accomplished speaker and in 2011, spoke at TEDxSFU where he created the signature phrase, ‘Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary’. Sam has delivered countless keynote speeches, workshop facilitation, and panel discussions over the years. Since 2004, Sam has found his calling at the Beedie School of Business and Fraser International College at Simon Fraser University. His purpose is to help individuals in life and career and as a result, Co-founded GradusOne which recently merged with the League of Innovators. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Aug 24

43 min 34 sec

Brittany Wagner is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and motivational speaker best known for her role as the breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary series, Last Chance U. Recognized for her compassion, encouragement, and no-nonsense attitude, Brittany guided many young men to academic and professional success despite run-ins with the law, extreme poverty, abandonment, and often a complete lack of academic preparedness. She has helped over 200 football players academically qualify for nationally respected NCAA Division I schools, and all of the students Brittany advised who are currently playing in the NFL, also hold college degrees. Brittany’s inadvertent stardom led to feature interviews with ABC’s Nightline, The Dan Patrick Show, GQ, The New York Times, The LA Times, and Sports Illustrated — to name a few. For the past four years, Brittany has traveled all over the country as a motivational speaker. In the fall of 2017, she launched her own company, Ten Thousand Pencils (10KP). Through 10KP, she is able to aid at-risk youth by working individually with high school and college-level administrators, counselors, and teachers to help them build relationships with these students and better support their emotional, social, and academic needs. Brittany’s first book: Next Chance You: Tools, Tips, and Tough Love for Bringing Your A-Game to Life is available for pre-order now and will be published on September 7th of this year. A new, scripted television series based on Brittany’s personal and professional life is in the making! Actress Courteney Cox will be portraying Ms. Wagner in this series. Michael Strahan is also an executive producer on the project. Lastly, she is an adjunct professor in the College of Business at The University of Montevallo and is a boxing coach at Battle Republic. Brittany earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sports Communication and Administration from Mississippi State University and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her daughter, Kennedy. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Aug 17

30 min 58 sec

Julissa is passionate about helping to support and create workplaces and corporate culture teams feel supported and inclusive. She helps mission-driven organizations attract and retain their top talent by providing progressive HR Strategy and People Operations Strategy & Support. She is on a mission to change workplaces for the better, where your strategic goals are met and your team is driving the mission. Veteran Podcast Awards --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Aug 10

39 min 45 sec

Tyler Jefcoat is the Founder & CEO of Seller Accountant where he exercises his passion for helping sellers maximize their businesses. Tyler provides financial coaching for sellers totaling more than $100 million per year in e-commerce sales. Tyler also leads the Sellers Roundtable, an exclusive mastermind group for seven- and eight-figure sellers. Before founding Seller Accountant, Tyler was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner for Care to Continue, a home health care company that grew from zero to 100 employees in four years. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Aug 3

32 min 53 sec

Claire Chandler helps ambitious, mission-forward companies scale with fewer growing pains and bottlenecks. She founded Talent Boost because she was tired of finding employees curled up under their desks, crying and disillusioned. She cures workplace misery by fixing the biggest impact on a company's culture: the behavior of its leaders. Claire uses a proprietary blend of humor and insights to pull leaders out of their silos and extract the fundamental DNA that makes their business unique. She turns siloed bosses into magnetic leaders who attract the right talent--and repel the wrong people--to accomplish the company’s mission. She's married to a Marine Corps veteran and has a talking chinchilla with his own YouTube leadership series. Claire only works with C-level executives who are: Ambitious: They want their company to be the market-dominating, profitable organization that attracts the right employees and customers. Self-Aware: They know they don’t have all the right people, processes, and/or strategies to reach their desired future. Open: They are not easily offended by a woman telling them they're wrong and are willing to do things differently to achieve the amazing results they want. Claire has worked within and alongside small and large organizations across a broad swath of industries, from mining and manufacturing to pharma and biotech, to turn growing companies into consistent magnets for talent. If joining a swath of magnetic leaders and companies appeals to you, schedule a call ASAP. You'd be surprised how many other leaders have already signed up for her unique brand of tough love. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jul 27

35 min 16 sec

Joan and Jane are the Therapy Twins. Identical twin sisters licensed caregivers and lifelong seekers who use their own brand of humor and vulnerability to tell revealing stories about their childhood, family, marriages, divorces, dating, and motherhood…and how they uncovered and overcame all their trauma. Their mission is to help people love more and fear less. We all know trauma. It comes in big packages – abuse, addiction, illness, death – and small ones – wrecked relationships, self-doubt, insecurity, miscommunication. Joan and Jane help people understand and heal trauma and get out ahead of the devastating impact it can have on relationships, families, and communities. Using the connection of their unique relationship, shared history, love of irreverence, and sense of humor, Joan and Jane find out the WHY behind trauma and look for the root emotions that surround the scenario. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jul 20

39 min 3 sec

Hermie Castillo is a Navy Veteran who has put his boots down and is now pursuing his career in the Entertainment industry.  With shows to his credit such as NCIS, Brooklyn 99, Mom, and others only time will tell how far he will go. He wanted to serve his country and was excited to start that journey with the US Navy. Then things changed as the Navy did away with his career field.  He took this as a calling to do something greater and pursued his current career in the entertainment industry. Check out his credits below and follow his career as he moves forward.  Check out his credits --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jul 13

43 min 32 sec

Sgt. Brett D’Alessandro returned home from a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan to what he thought was the end of a long road. He learned very quickly that an even longer road filled with struggle and confusion lay ahead.  After a challenging deployment, Brett and those whom he returned home, were now facing the hardest part of the process; reintegrating into their civilian lives while battling with the hidden wounds of war. Following a face-to-face encounter with a homeless veteran on the streets of Rhode Island in the winter, something resonated with Brett. It wasn’t just him or those he was deployed with or this man on the side of the road…it was MANY veterans, nationwide, who had to deal with the trauma of coming home and not knowing where to turn. Brett took this moment as a sign to do more and be more for his fellow servicemen and women. That day, Brett distributed a backpack to this veteran filled with socks, t-shirts, and warming layers. From this simple act…Backpacks For Life was born. Since 2014, BFL has devoted its life to make sure that no Veteran has to suffer by providing him/her with the correct tools to recover. These tools include coaching services,  communal meals, making the veterans feel human, and letting each Veteran know that he or she isn’t alone. The recovery process is aided by countless hours of personal interaction and the physical distribution of backpacks. Backpacks represent the first line of defense, a symbol of hope, and so much more to the team at Backpacks For Life. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jul 6

39 min 58 sec

I am Cleveland born and Cleveland bred, raised in the suburb called Berea, home of the Cleveland Browns. For many years people would be embarrassed by that last fact, but I am proud of it. I'm not demonstrating a poor taste in football teams, but instead, my support of the befuddled Browns franchise should tell you something else about me- my loyalty and appreciation for the underdog. Just as the Browns have had their proverbial carousels of general managers, coaches, and quarterbacks over the last 20 years, I have had my share of carousels as well that have led me to where I am now. Allow me to explain. I have over 20 years of experience in various customer service vocations- retail management, restaurant management, even a 7-year stint as a mail carrier in Central Florida. The consistent between all these vocations was my desire to meet and exceed the expectations of my customers, which I'd say I was pretty good at. The other consistent across all these jobs was the lack of sense of fulfillment I had despite how good I was doing at each. None of them made me feel like I was fulfilling my purpose. I enjoyed making my customers happy, but the gratification in those types of jobs leaves as quickly as it comes and it's on to the next sale. Deep down I knew there was something more. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jun 29

36 min 29 sec

Gloria Grace Rand is the author of the Amazon #1 international best-seller, “Live. Love. Engage. - How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Start Being Yourself,” which details my journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening that began when my sister was diagnosed with stage four cancer. The idea for the book came about during my regular morning meditation, two months before my sister transitioned. The “divine download” contained four principles based on the word love, which helped me heal my old emotional wounds, and finally live fully, love deeply, and engage authentically. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jun 22

27 min 7 sec

John is a dynamic speaker, accomplished leader, and expert in managing people to peak performances during change or adversity. He has over 20 years of experience speaking for Fortune 500 clients and a broad swath of industries including healthcare, financial, insurance, retail, and the military, at hundreds of conferences, seminars, and retreats. At 22 years old John Davis' spine broke in half dashing his dreams of being a Stuntman, Fight Director, and Martial Artist. Doctors told him he may never walk again, and if he did he could never have a physical career. Using what he now calls the "Five Fs," John Overcame the limiting beliefs of others and brought himself back. He went on to perform over four thousand live comedy sword fighting stunt shows all over the world including performing more than one hundred shows on the most remote bases in both Iraq and Afghanistan on six USO tours. Free Gift for Audience: Social Links --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jun 15

42 min 35 sec

Allen Simmons is a United States Marine Corps veteran who has deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, and Marjah, Afghanistan. He is also the Founder of Live N Love Incorporate, Shop Persist, Brunch and Ties, Brunch and Heels, and AllenLeviSpeaks. Throughout his time Honorably separated from the Marines, Allen battled PTSD, addiction, and suicide. He overcame after years of struggles and victories, he decided to take action in his community. He understood that there are many people who struggle with their darkest battles one could go through. War was not just on the battlefield, it is in the minds of men, women, and children. Allen became more passionate about networking after coming out of his depression. He believed that networking would give him the opportunity to speak hope into someone else’s life. He wanted to give someone else hope so that they could also give another person hope. In order to do this, Allen has combined several life principles that will drive his listeners forward with power and faith. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jun 8

52 min 10 sec

In this episode, we have Andrene Low, or Andie as her cozy mystery readers know her, she has a love of writing instilled in her by her mother. Although, if her mum was still alive, she'd be smacking Andrene across the back of the head given the direction some of her writing has taken. Irreverent, cutting and reflecting her background as a stand-up comic, it's edgy with humor that can be very dark in places. She also enjoys a good bit of snark. Andrene lives in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand with Mia a tabby so keen on the local birdlife, she's going the right way to end up decked out in enough bells to be mistaken for a furry little Morris Dancer. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

Jun 1

38 min 11 sec