Taylor Barton Author and Musician is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They discuss her book, Pedro N Pip which is an underwater odyssey featuring a rock n roll octopus inspired by Bob Dylan. Barton also talks about the fateful Saturday Night Live encounter between she and her now husband GE Smith the longtime Music Director for SNL.
Donny Most Ralph Malph from Happy Days is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Don talks about what it was like to work with such greats as Ron Howard, Gary Marshall, Henry Winkler and others on set. He since has continued to work in notable TV and film including most recently on the TV hit Glee. He has advice for not only children, but for his younger self that you have to hear. "We were there for each other...like a family. We travelled together often on publicity tours."
John Hewitt Founder of Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax is interviewed by David Cogan of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Jackson is a pioneer in the tax preparation field having created two of the top three in the industry. He discussed with David about keeping track of expenses and keeping good records to ensure accuracy in reporting. They discuss how the Federal Tax Code is roughly 74,600 pages long and takes 2 hrs. to read. Because of this, Hewitt stresses the importance of working with a pro to prepare your taxes. "I took a [tax preparation] course and found I loved tax, not just math!"
Bob Unanue President of Goya Foods is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Unanue helped build Goya Foods to a $1.4Billion company, developing over 2,500 products and employing over 4,000 employees in the US, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain. He also discusses with David about his post on the Boards of Directors for the Maestro Cares Foundation with famed latin start, Marc Anthony. Bob said about faith, "We are here for a short time...we have to work hard in this life to find salvation in the next."
Charlie Davis co-founder Davis Miles McGuire Gardner is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Davis tells Cogan how he realized the true value of what he does for a living, and shares the knowledge of beginning with what you know and building on it for having passion in career. Davis also helped his wife launch scrapbooking dot com, a successful scrapbook website.
Robert Pasin CEO Radio Flyer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Pasin is the Chief Wagon Officer who promotes a fun work environment and brings pre-launch ride on toys home regularly to see how kids interact with them. Innovation is key to staying current as the oldest wagon manufacturer in America and most loved. Cogan talks with Pasin about being born into the familly with a silver wagon handle as Pasin is the grandson of the Radio Flyer founder an Italian immigrant.
Tom O'Neil CEO of The Nerdery is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. O'Neil and his company believe that nerds drive the success of business worldwide. He leads 500 nerds who provide consulting for businesses on the move.
Jason Feifer Chief Editor of Entrepreneur Magazine is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Feifer has worked at some of the top magazines in the business and is now Chief Editor of Entrepreneur magazine. David and Jason talk about how he got his start going to ska concerts and writing about them. It lead him on the path of being a writer.
Christine Bailey the Executive Director for a business incubator is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Bailey and Cogan discuss business in their home state of Arizona and the ways to lead startup founders toward enduring success.
Gerry Gorman the founder of Lawyer and Mail dot com websites is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Gorman talks about purchasing one word domain names at the dawn of the internet industry and building businesses around them. David discusses with Gorman what it took to build mail dot com into a $1Billion NASDAQ listed platform. Gorman methodically creates companies and then moves on to the next domain name.
Rigo Durazo the creator of the Tacville Academy is interviewed by David Cogan of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart. Durazo tells David how he provides much-needed training to those in law enforcement and military to make tough decisions and exercise their minds for intense situations so they work like a team. Keeping everyone safe is the name of the training games Durazo leads not only for those in the field, but for citizens alike. Discovered by well-known American Sniper, Chris Kyle, Durazo was inspired to start his own training center and academy with Kyle's initial help.
Frank Shankowitz the cofounder of the Make A Wish Foundation is interviewed by David Cogan of the Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about the one little boy who started it all and helped Shankowitz become known as Wish Man. Thousands of wishes later, he's still making dreams come true and in talks for a movie treatment of his life and the wreck that killed him. Find out how he came back to life.
Mo Vaughn the Boston Red Sox 3-time All Star is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Vaughn is known was known as the "hit dog" and by many as the nicest guy in baseball. He always brought a smile to fellow player's faces and remained positive. He has a line of clothing MVP Collections for big and tall men bringing class to casual for style and affordability in something he calls "athleisure."
Beth Ford COO of Land O Lakes and Purina is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about Ford's "supply forward" approach to better utilize valuable dairy products collected daily from supply chain resources. Ford also recommends cultivating excitement in children and coaching them to allow a non-linear journey on their career path. "The path isn't always linear," she says.
Ted Goldenvoice Williams is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Goldenvoice as he's known was homeless and discovered on a highway holding a sign requesting donations of support. A viral video later, Ted Williams was on a path to new adventures and a whirlwind of attention. He now launches a fit band inspired by a visit to the Dr. Oz show and more products and projects on the horizon.
Tami Butcher the original Origami Owl Designer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. They talk about Origami Owl's meteoric rise in popularity with their story lockets and programs to benefit anti-bullying efforts. Butcher is a proud supporter of ChildHelp which helps children get out of abusive environments and focuses on putting them on the path to brighter days.
Ezra Dabah, who was the CEO Chairman of The Childrens Place is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes show amfm, iHeart radio. Dabah has developed numerous well-known brands in the industry like Gitano, an acquisition of Disney Stores, and grew Childrens Place to $1.5 Billion. He orchestrated the rapid growth of the retailer into the largest children’s pure play specialty apparel brand in North America. His new venture, KidPik focuses on girls clothing conveniently delivered to your doorstep.
Heather Hardy a champion UBF WBC boxer is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm iHeart. They talk about the training both mental and physical it takes to reach the top of your game in the ring and in business. Hardy is known as "the Heat" and talks about the legacy she's building for women in all sports, not just boxing.
Dan Hill the CEO founder of Hill Impact is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio amfm iHeart. Hill protects his clients' reputations and often is called in to repair and run damage control in sticky situations. Heather Hardy is the top bantamweight boxer and a client of Hill Impact to help her make good choices when picking projects and more.
David Campisi President and CEO of Big Lots is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio amfm iHeart Podcastone. Big Lots has a lot of heart and made a 50 Million dollar donation to create a behavioral health facility dedicated to the treatment and research of children and adolescents from across the country with behavioral health conditions. The Company has been around for 50plus years in the non-traditional discount retail industry. Campisi also has held prominent positions at Khols, Fred Meyer, and May Department stores.
Curt Jones founder of Dippin Dots is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm iHeart Podcastone. They discuss how a project in the lab while teaching an unexpected group of students and Jones' love of ice cream lead to the invention of Dippin Dots. Coffee now received the same treatment and is just as delicious in 40 Below Joe.
"All entrepreneurs, when small, do what needs to be done"
Robert Jones the president of Communication Concepts AZ is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes amfm, iHeart, Podcastone. They discuss how CCAZ helps its clients do more with less and create an impact through sound and reliable technology solutions. With more than 25 years of experience, Jones truly loves supporting his customers and has found the key is excellent customer service.
"I believe we all are geniuses in some way."
Angie Hicks co-founder of Angie's List is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm, iHeart radio, Podcastone. She talks about the humble beginnings of the company knocking on doors to ensure homeowners can find reputable and recommended resources for projects around the house. "Dream Big and follow your dreams; try different avenues and accept opportunities."
Jennifer Johnson founder of Power of 3P Coaching is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes radio show amfm iheart. Her companies, Power of 3P and 6 Figure Sacred Sales, Cultivate Success. Sparkle (as she's known by her clients) educates about unleashing your own money warrior and improving every facet of your life.
Pat Bondurant President of the Bondurant Performance Driving and Racing School is interviewed by David Cogan of Eliances Heroes amfm, iHeart. Pat talks about her rich history in fast design for performance vehicles including Tomahawk fighter jets and now the cars at Bondurant Racing School. She met and married her adoring husband in a karmic love story that's rumored to be turned into a movie. Along with family, she runs the performance driving and racing school started by her husband. Bondurant is passionate about her drive to end child abuse with her involvement in ChildHelp. Thanks to a nomination from Stacey Weber, President of ChildHelp, visit childhelp.org to learn more and get involved.