The Intentional Encourager Podcast
Episode 152 with Social Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Founder of UP Academy Tanya Sheckley

Episode 152 with Social Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Founder of UP Academy Tanya Sheckley

August 10, 2021

Social Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Founder of UP Academy Tanya Sheckley joins this episode and talks about: 

  • Communication and community. 
  • The guilt of her school being open during COVID when most were not.
  • Staying true to their school's mission. 
  • The inspiration of her oldest daughter and the challenges of finding the right education with her special needs.
  • Finding a different way to be inclusive and do education different. 
  • The 2 ways to start a revolution and the 3 parts of starting their school. 
  • The conversation she'd have with the Education Director of the United States.
  • Selling beer for 10 years and the lessons she learned from it. 
  • Moving along with where the next thing took her. 
  • Becoming like the people she surrounded herself with.
  • Her daughter's birth without normal function, the battles with doctors and nurses around her care and how to advocate for her.
  • Losing her daughter suddenly at age six.
  • The different ways of handling grief and having grace and patience through it. 
  • Trauma changing her brain. 
  • Her daughter's words that became her biggest piece of Intentional encouragement. 

Connect with Tanya on Linkedin and Facebook or go to www.upacademysf.org

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

Episode 151 with Pastor Pascal Crites

Episode 151 with Pastor Pascal Crites

August 6, 2021

A walking miracle, Pastor Pascal Crites, pastor of Calvary Tabernacle in Accident, MD, joins this episode and talks about:

  • The challenge of pastoring in the midst of COVID and the moving parts of keeping a church going. 
  • The purpose of preparation and what he learned about it. 
  • The audience of one. 
  • The power of connection and the lesson he learned around it. 
  • The encouragement of his community.
  • Evangelizing versus Pastoring and not making Pastoring a career. 
  • Protecting your family as a Pastor and the people a Pastor cannot afford to lose.
  • Investing in hungry people. 
  • His grandmother's conversion and its impact on him and his cousin.
  • Being awestruck by preaching.
  • The transition he made to Sales, breaking numerous Sales records and ultimately, walking away from it. 
  • The hardest conversation he had with God.
  • The life-changing events of late 2016-2017.
  • A 1% chance of survival and the conversation between his wife and his neurologist.
  • Walking out of the hospital 2 1/2 days after a visit from two men of God.
  • The Lord truly cares. 

Connect with Pastor Crites on Facebook through the Calvary Tabernacle Accident MD page or at pastorpascalcrites@gmail.com

Watch this powerful episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KyuZrFyaGf4

Episode 150 with Entrepreneur Coach Tammy Collins

Episode 150 with Entrepreneur Coach Tammy Collins

August 3, 2021

Entrepreneur Coach Tammy Collins joins this episode and talks about:

  • The power of being able to thrive.
  • Purchasing a mountain during COVID. 
  • Knowing what needs to be done and how to do that. 
  • Being a massive problem-solver.
  • The definition of the box and the New American Dream.
  • Getting things at any cost. 
  • The definition of Attraction Marketing.
  • Meeting people authentically and interviewing her clients.
  • The Bee sting and the power of the truth.
  • Going back to college while launching her business.
  • Legacy is everything. 
  • The 15 biggest fears she had to overcome.
  • Listening to herself.

Connect with Tammy on Linkedin and Facebook or at www.tammylcollins.com

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m1h71CjlGCQ

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

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/b8J8fc2YTCQ

 

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

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