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Interview with Kurt VandeMotter – Episode 27

As an accomplished leader and hiring executive with over 25 years of experience, Kurt has demonstrated the ability to not only identify and attract extraordinary talent quickly, but match exceptional people to great teams – ensuring a win-win relationship for both the client and the individual. Additionally, he brings proven expertise from Fortune 500 and … Continue reading Interview with Kurt VandeMotter – Episode 27

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Interview with Rick Campbell Episode – 26

Rick Campbell is a true American business success story. In 1990 he founded Portacool, Inc and introduced the first generation of portable evaporative coolers. Working tirelessly to grow the company by getting such organizations as the Dallas Cowboys, the U.S. Olympic Corporation and scores of others worldwide to adopt the Portacool cooler Rick grew the … Continue reading Interview with Rick Campbell Episode – 26

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Interview with Abby Wright – Episode 25

It was a day like any other when I received a text alerting me my youngest daughter, Abby was being rushed to the emergency room. Like most any other parent my heart raced. Her mother informed me she found Abby in the upstairs bathroom lying on the floor feeling ill.  Abby had recently complained to … Continue reading Interview with Abby Wright – Episode 25

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Interview with Brady Smith – Episode 24

Brady Smith grew up in Houston, Texas and attended college at Stephen F. Austin State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. It was in college, on a fluke, that he was first introduced to acting. After graduation, Brady moved abroad to Europe where he traveled for six months and began … Continue reading Interview with Brady Smith – Episode 24

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Interview with Craig Keeland – Episode 23

Author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Craig Keeland is a 5th Generation Texan who graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. His lifetime passion has been about Leading Others to Better Health and a commitment to Helping Others Reach Their Lifetime Goals and Improve Their Character. … Continue reading Interview with Craig Keeland – Episode 23

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Interview with Luke Coffee part 2 – Episode 22

This week I continue my conversation with Luke Coffee. If you missed last weeks conversation please go back listen it will be well worth your time. After graduating from Baylor University with a BA in Film/TV, Luke Coffee moved to Hollywood to pursue his lifelong passion for film and storytelling. He spent five years working … Continue reading Interview with Luke Coffee part 2 – Episode 22

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Interview with Luke Coffee Part 1 – Episode 21

After graduating from Baylor University with a BA in Film/TV, Luke Coffee moved to Hollywood to pursue his lifelong passion for film and storytelling. He spent five years working long hours as the post-production coordinator on two primetime television shows for both Warner Brothers and NBC/Universal, while spending the TV hiatus working countless roles on … Continue reading Interview with Luke Coffee Part 1 – Episode 21

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Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton – Episode 20

Michael Edwin Thornton was born in Greenville, South Carolina and raised on the family farm near Spartanburg. Thornton joined the Navy upon graduating from high school in 1967 and completed the rigorous training to join the SEALs, the Navy’s elite sea-air-land special operations force. As overall American conventional forces were gradually withdrawn from Vietnam in … Continue reading Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton – Episode 20

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Interview with Dr. Ruth Simmons – Episode 19

Dr. Ruth Simmons is one of the most impressive people I have had the pleasure of sitting down with. It was such an honor to sit down and have a conversation with such an accomplished individual. Further, Dr. Simmons is more than just a preeminent professional in the field of higher education. She is also. a … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Ruth Simmons – Episode 19

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Interview with Nick Pencis – Episode 18

Nick & Jen Pencis took over the business in 2006 after the death of founder JD Stanley left his family unable to continue the operation. Nick & Jen have kept the spirit of JD’s recipes and methods alive, as well as adding their unique flair to the joint. They have been named “One of the … Continue reading Interview with Nick Pencis – Episode 18

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Interview with Thomas Wheat – Episode 17

Mr. Thomas Craig Wheat is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pediatric Home Healthcare, LLC, (PHH) an exclusively pediatric private duty nursing provider. PHH services pediatric patients from birth to 21 years of age and employs only skilled nurses, LVN’s and RN’s, to care for our patients. Mr. Wheat oversees the executive team … Continue reading Interview with Thomas Wheat – Episode 17

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Interview with Bobby Stroupe – Episode 16

Bobby Stroupe is the Founder and President of ATHLETE Performance Enhancement Center (APEC).  Coach Stroupe has directed human performance systems for nearly 20 years while expanding his influence as an author, consultant, speaker, and educator. His experience includes working with school systems, collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, corporate fitness and individuals alike. His coaching ranges … Continue reading Interview with Bobby Stroupe – Episode 16

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Interview with Holly Reed – Episode 15

HOLLY brings her love for Texas and for taking on big ideas to her role as Managing Director, External Affairs, for Texas Central. As a native Texan, she is passionate about bringing the train to her home state and sharing its benefits transforming how people think about travel, putting people to work and saving lives. … Continue reading Interview with Holly Reed – Episode 15

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Interview with Dr. Robin Pinkley – Episode 14

Dr. Robin L. Pinkley is the Duchossois Endowed Professor of Management and Organizations at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and past Chairman of the Organizational Behavior Department and Director of the American Airlines Center for Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Pinkley is the founder of the M2M [Master … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Robin Pinkley – Episode 14

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Interview with Rogers Healy – Episode 13

Rogers Healy Bio: Rogers Healy was born to build, market and sell. Rogers was born in Corpus Christi, moved to San Antonio as a child, and then made his final Texas stop in Dallas in the early 1990’s. From day one, he’s always looked for opportunities to network, learn and work harder than anyone. Rogers’ … Continue reading Interview with Rogers Healy – Episode 13

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Interview with S.M. Wright II – Episode 12

About S.M. Wright II At the young age of 18 S.M. Wright became the Sr. Pastor of his father's church, the People's Missionary Baptist Church. In the midst of a mass member exodus and financial troubles Wright went to local Dallas business leaders and made the case for why his ministry was so vital and … Continue reading Interview with S.M. Wright II – Episode 12

Interview with Rogge Dunn – Episode 11

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I was honored to sit down with Rogge Dunn this week here is his bio: The Texas Connection Rogge Dunn is a fifth generation Texan and second generation Dallasite. Dunn and his wife, Cathy DeWitt Dunn, are active in charitable, political and civic causes. Recognized Trial Expertise Dunn was recognized in 2018 as one of … Continue reading Interview with Rogge Dunn – Episode 11

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Interview with Atlanta Braves Pitcher Josh Tomlin – Episode 10

Josh Tomlin is a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Josh is from Whitehouse, TX where he began his baseball career. Upon graduation he went to Angelina College then Texas Tech and was eventually drafted in 2005 by the San Diego Padres but did not sign. He eventually found his way to the Cleveland Indians organization … Continue reading Interview with Atlanta Braves Pitcher Josh Tomlin – Episode 10

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Interview with Gillea Allison – Episode 9

Gillea Allison is the President of D Magazine Partners, responsible for revenue growth and marketing efforts across D Magazine publications,  dmagazine.com , and People Newspapers. She has held roles as a digital strategist, marketing director, and community builder across political campaigns, private brands, and nonprofit & advocacy organizations. Before moving back home in 2016, she worked for Blue State … Continue reading Interview with Gillea Allison – Episode 9

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Interview with Chris Wallace Episode – 8

About Chris: Chris Wallace, IOM, CCE is President/CEO of the North Texas Commission, a unique public-private partnership that drives large impactful projects and legislative advocacy benefiting a robust 13-county region. Prior to joining the NTC, Wallace was President/COO of the Texas Association of Business, the state chamber of commerce. In this role, he managed TAB’s … Continue reading Interview with Chris Wallace Episode – 8

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Interview with Phil Burks – Episode 7

About Phil: Education- BS Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from LeTourneau University (1974), Longview, Texas Previous Employment – KHYM-AM, KFRO-AM, KLTV-TV, Motorola, Jecca Towers, Inc.  Current Employment (29 years) – Founder / CEO of Burks GenCore Co., Inc.; GenCore Candeo, Ltd.; GenCore International, Ltd.; GenCore, LLC; MBCG, LLC., Phirst Technologies, LLC HISTORY: Shortly after college, … Continue reading Interview with Phil Burks – Episode 7

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Interview with Vicki Spriggs – Episode 6

Vicki Spriggs is a dedicated advocate for children who has worked for more than 40 years in the child services arena. Known for her leadership on youth-related issues, she is a national speaker, a decisive leader and a fierce believer in the rights of all children, especially their right to a safe, loving and permanent … Continue reading Interview with Vicki Spriggs – Episode 6

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Interview with Britt Berrett – Episode 5

Britt Berrett served as the president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, an 898-bed hospital. In addition to his role as president of the Dallas hospital, Berrett also served at the system level as an executive vice president of Texas Health Resources. He oversaw strategic planning and operations for Texas Health Dallas, guiding the hospital … Continue reading Interview with Britt Berrett – Episode 5

Interview with Trey Bowles – Episode 4

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Interview with Trey Bowles, Chairman and Co-founder of Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Co-founder of the Dallas Innovation Alliance Trey Bowles is a serial entrepreneur, social capitalist, and educator. Trey cofounded the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), a central location for entrepreneurs to learn how to start, build and grow businesses through training, education, mentorship, promotion, and … Continue reading Interview with Trey Bowles – Episode 4

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Interview with John Wilding – Episode 01

John Wilding is a master networker, military veteran, corporate attorney and deal maker. John is the is the founder and host of the Last Tuesday Happy Hour at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas. He's also an active community volunteer and philanthropist. In the world of mergers and acquisitions John Wilding is definitely a Texas Titan.  … Continue reading Interview with John Wilding – Episode 01