The Intentional Encourager Podcast
Episode 149 with Author and CEO of Founders Space Steve Hoffman

Episode 149 with Author and CEO of Founders Space Steve Hoffman

July 30, 2021

CEO of Founders Space and Author of Surviving a Startup, Make Elephant Fly and The Five Forces, Steve Hoffman, joins this episode and talks about:

  • How his life changed during COVID by not traveling.
  • Moving his business totally online and writing two books. 
  • The energy and excitement of travel being channeled a different way. 
  • Taking the advice he coached entrepreneurs to do.
  • The value in other perspectives. 
  • Working with his wife and the value she brings to their business. 
  • His time in the infancy stage in Interactive Television.
  • The legendary video game company he worked for. 
  • Watching his business lose everything in the Dot.com bust.

Connect with Steve at www.foundersspace.com

 

Episode 148 with Carolina Panthers Beat Writer for The Athletic Joe Person

Episode 148 with Carolina Panthers Beat Writer for The Athletic Joe Person

July 27, 2021

Longtime friend and Carolina Panthers Beat Writer for The Athletic Joe Person joins this episode and talks about:

  • Covering an NFL team in the midst of COVID-19. 
  • The NFL Owner's meeting that wasn't.
  • The moment he and his oldest daughter shared in his Home office. 
  • Covering a new coach and Quarterback he hadn't met in person.
  • Going on the road for the first time during the 2020 NFL Season and realizing he what he could do going forward to cover games. 
  • The newest Carolina Panthers quarterback and his expectations. 
  • The comparisons of Panthers Offensive Coordinator Joe Brady and his college quarterback, Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • His college teammate who is a Hall of Fame Head coach.
  • His first love in High school and why he chose to play football in College.
  • His first job after college and the towns the newspaper business took him. 
  • His parents divorce and how that shaped him. 
  • The power of forgiveness. 

Connect with Joe on Twitter @josephperson or to subscribe to The Athletic, go to www.theathletic.com

Watch this episode on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/KoXJGZphZR8

Episode 147 with Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist Adam Rosensweig

Episode 147 with Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist Adam Rosensweig

July 2, 2021

Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist Adam Rosensweig joins this episode to talk about:

  • His wife's Heart Attack in late 2019 and recovering from it at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Fear gripping their family when their son gets sick at the same time as his wife's Medical setbacks.
  • The power of attentiveness and the power of a phone call.
  • Sometimes needing a good cry.
  • The varying definitions of Emotional intelligence. 
  • The Non-verbal ways we verbalize emotions and how to leverage our emotions.
  • The EQI and the alignment with Intentional Encouragement.
  • Emotions are contagious.
  • The life crisis and person who changed his life.
  • Feeling hope for the first time in his life and becoming a better husband, father and person.
  • Working with his father and assuming he'd be a carpenter the rest of his life.
  • Contending with other people's mistakes. 
  • The lack of confidence. 
  • How valuable you are as a person.

Connect with Adam on Linkedin or adam@rrd-inc.com

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SAPJ4IaT3y4

Episode 146 with Marketing Strategist Islin Munisteri

Episode 146 with Marketing Strategist Islin Munisteri

June 29, 2021

Marketing Strategist Islin Munisteri joins this episode to talk about: 

  • Going to school with her son and having the time to help her kids.
  • The power of getting a nap.
  • The difference of ages and stages.
  • Working from home before most worked from home.
  • Scheduling time to be interactive with people. 
  • The definition of Cutting-Edge Growth marketing.
  • Getting to the root of the Customer problem and onboarding a customer correctly.
  • Being successful in school during her adolescent years and missing things she needed emotionally.
  • Having a massive breakdown at 28 while living in Alaska.
  • Being close to her Dad but having no relationship with her Mom.
  • After finishing a report, being anxious and suicidal and checking in to a Psychiatric hospital.
  • Continuing to work on her anxiety triggers.
  • Taking care of things inside you and getting help if you need help.

Connect with Islin on Linkedin or at islin@theiamarketing.com

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pv0W6FwlV5w

Episode 145 with Talent Acquisition Specialist and Colon Cancer Survivor Tabitha Cavanagh

Episode 145 with Talent Acquisition Specialist and Colon Cancer Survivor Tabitha Cavanagh

June 25, 2021

Talent Acquisition Specialist and Colon Cancer Survivor Tabitha Cavanagh joins this episode to talk about:

  • Her cancer journey teaching her lessons through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Living graciously and unapologetically. 
  • Living for the "living it up."
  • One conversation can change the course of your life and the conversation that changed her life. 
  • The reminder to breathe.
  • The things to bring to every conversation and the one thing she wants to bring to business.
  • First discovering Cancer symptoms while pregnant and ignoring them. 
  • Landing in the Emergency room the week of her wedding.
  • Having a polyp that needed removed but needing multiple surgeries, including a six-hour procedure. 
  • Being re-born through chemotherapy and the realization of community. 
  • What happens after cancer. 
  • Doing things now instead of waiting. 
  • Connect to your next career change.
  • Making her own decision to change her outcome.

Connect with Tabitha on Linkedin (Tab The Recruiter).

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/v9hV8mJx1oU

Episode 144 with United States Army Desert Storm Veteran and Founder of Valor Pins and Coins Brent Casey

Episode 144 with United States Army Desert Storm Veteran and Founder of Valor Pins and Coins Brent Casey

June 23, 2021

United States Army Desert Storm Veteran and Founder of Valor Pins and Coins Brent Casey joins this episode and talks about:

  • Learning how to order groceries online to deliver to family in another state. 
  • Watching National events unfolding in his backyard.
  • The necessity of preparation.
  • The company he founded to honor United States Veterans.
  • The definition of a Challenge Coin and the emotion of designing one.
  • Starting a Non-Profit organization with his brother for his Grandfather, the last-surviving Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient from World War II, Hershel "Woody" Williams.
  • The event that changed his life and the mixed emotions that came with it. 
  • The memory of Desert Storm burned forever in his mind. 
  • His body coming home from war, but not his mind.
  • Not realizing he had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), how bad it was and his Grandfather's help for him.
  • The six-week education that gave him his life back. 
  • The power of not giving up and the plethora of resources available for those with PTSD.

Connect with Brent on Linkedin and Facebook and go to www.valorpinsandcoins.com to learn more about Challenge Coins.

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uWKjumMs62k

Episode 143 with the Oldest Surviving Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams

Episode 143 with the Oldest Surviving Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams

June 21, 2021

An incredible first "Live" episode with an American Hero, the Oldest Surviving Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Hershel "Woody" Williams. Williams was awarded on October 5, 1945 by President Harry S. Truman. 

According to www.woodywilliams.org:

"Williams enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division. During the battle, Mr. Williams displayed “valiant devotion to duty” and service above self as he “enabled his company to reach its objective”. Mr. Williams’ actions, commitment to his fellow service members, and heroism were recognized on October 5, 1945, when he received the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Truman at the White House."

Williams talks about: 

  • Growing up in Quiet Dell, WV and wishing he could join the military, but was too short. 
  • Getting the chance to enlist and being sent off to war.
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima and the two men who sacrificed their lives for his. 
  • Attacking Japanese pillboxes in the midst of fire fight.
  • His life since that day and his mission to honor families of fallen soldiers. 

Visit www.woodywilliams.org to learn more of this amazing man and find out more about The Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments. 

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/46oTwDVX2Y4

Episode 142 with Sales Leader and Coach Larry Long Jr.

Episode 142 with Sales Leader and Coach Larry Long Jr.

June 15, 2021

Sales Leader and Coach Larry Long Jr. joins this episode to talk about: 

  • Looking for the good, great and wonderful. 
  • The value of prioritization.
  • The degree of separation between players in College baseball and Professional baseball. 
  • His toughest conversation with his father.
  • The combination of relationships and experiences. 
  • Thinking he would play Professional baseball. 
  • Being involved at the University of Maryland in more than just sports.
  • Sales is not a Four-letter word. 
  • Being flexible, creative and grounded in your why.
  • Moving around a lot as a kid before settling in Maryland.
  • His Mom's theme sung to him.
  • His Dad being the only one in his family to graduate High school and college.
  • His Dad's advice to him.
  • Being with eight different companies in 10 different positions.
  • Preparing for the moment to help people.
  • Losing the inner greatness within us.
  • Faking the funk.
  • Losing his Dad in 2015 and carrying the baton left to him.
  • Living life with intention.

Connect with Larry on Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @LarryLongJr

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zUMW4dRtd7E

Episode 141 with Linkedin Growth Specialist and Chief Visionary Officer of ShedWool Cory Warfield

Episode 141 with Linkedin Growth Specialist and Chief Visionary Officer of ShedWool Cory Warfield

June 11, 2021

Linkedin Growth Specialist and Chief Visionary Officer of ShedWool Cory Warfield joins this episode to talk about:

  • Everything that happens to us is through the lens of faith.
  • The power of technology. 
  • The variance and challenges of restaurants.
  • Working two Full-time jobs to pay for a Destination wedding.
  • The reasons people should be nicer to Waitstaff.
  • The one thing celebrities treasure.
  • The toast made to him from a celebrity.
  • Overcoming homelessness and eating out of garbage cans.
  • The power of leveraging connections.
  • The real reason Linkedin exists.
  • The power of a compelling headline.
  • Growing up in the Chicago area and becoming suicidal as a teenager.
  • Wanting to be a rapper and entertainer and glorifying violence.
  • Getting hit by his family's new car while in West Virginia and being in a cast for six months.
  • Making money, getting beaten up and robbed and left with nothing.
  • Holding his Mom's hand as she died.
  • Being diagnosed with a Liver disease. 
  • His Dad being his Intentional encourager.

Connect with Cory on Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter @Cory_Warfield #CoryConnects and at www.shedwool.com

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/znwqPZ1-918

Episode 140 with The Romano Brothers

Episode 140 with The Romano Brothers

June 10, 2021

Host of The Sports Spectrum Podcast Jason Romano and his brother, Pastor Chris Romano join this episode to talk about: 

  • One of the best gifts Jason got for his sixth birthday.
  • Rooting for different teams and avoiding watching games together.
  • The first Fantasy Sport that became popular.
  • The value of teammates.
  • The impact of records.
  • Jason's trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • Winning is the ultimate return on investment.
  • The two types of people in a church and the role of a Pastor.
  • The most frustrating experience of the pandemic and the leadership decision that had to be made.
  • The power of adaptability.
  • The opportunities that come through adversity.

Connect with Jason on Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @jasonromano; Connect with Chris on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @cjromano21

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gcrc7JBdTeQ

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