It's Your Life Podcast

Salem San Diego

It's Your Life with Dr. James JC Cooley a motivational speaker here to equip you to strive for greatness and overcome adversity. Life is a series of circles and cycles, phases, and stages. These are the experiences that teach you the lessons of life. You can either ignore them or EMBRACE them. Dr. Cooley offers motivation and inspiration for life's challenges.

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Dr. Terry Spain- a Motivational Speaker, Author, CEO and Military Veteran
Feb 5 2024
Dr. Terry Spain- a Motivational Speaker, Author, CEO and Military Veteran
Leadership Reimagined! 🌟 Meet Dr. Terry Spain—a beacon of inspiration—is a treasure trove for aspiring leaders! ✨ From the trenches to the top, this Motivational Speaker, Author, CEO, and proud Veteran unfolds the secrets of Transformational Leadership. 🚀 Get ready to elevate your leadership game! 💼🎖️Points covered 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽*  What is Transformational Leadership?*  The Pillars of Transformational Leadership.*  Why Transformational Leadership is important.Dr. Terry Spain, the CEO of Terry Spain Consulting, LLC, is a highly experienced professional in the fields of diversity, leadership training, motivational speaking, and team building. In addition to his extensive background, he is also known for his expertise as a professional sports commentator. With a distinguished 21-year career in the US Navy, Dr. Spain retired as an Instructor for the Senior Leadership Development Branch at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) in Patrick AFB, Florida. Throughout his tenure, he made significant contributions to the development of senior leaders and shared invaluable knowledge on diversity and equal opportunity.Dr. Spain's exceptional skills have attracted attention from esteemed institutions such as the federal government, the White House, Camp David, and the Naval Academy, where he has conducted training sessions and provided insights on leadership, diversity, and team dynamics.His profound understanding of these subjects, combined with his engaging and motivational speaking style, has earned him great respect in the field. Through his consulting firm, Terry Spain Consulting, LLC, Dr. Spain continues to assist organizations in enhancing their diversity, leadership, and teamwork capabilities.Website: www.TerrySpainConsulting.com Brought to you by the J.C. Cooley Foundation, Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Black Girl Triumph
Jan 22 2024
Black Girl Triumph
Special Guest: Carolyn Ayers – Philanthropist, Public Speaker and MentorPoints covered 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽• Discuss the film "Black Girl Triumph."• Breaking free from pain and grief• Living the life God intended for us to haveCarolyn Ayers is a philanthropist, public speaker, and mentor. With an undeniable passion for empowering women, men, young ladies, and young men, it is evident that she is a born leader. Ms. Ayers is the founder of Women of Distinction Outreach, a Non-profit Organization. She is a published author who consults and mentors inspiring writers with their manuscripts through Reach the Press Publishing.For the past ten years, she has been La’Shaes, Organization LLC's underwriter in networking, community outreach, and motivating Business Women Expos.  Ms. Ayers gives Author showcases that expose authors and aspiring authors across the globe. She has hosted conferences encouraging men and women and promoting entrepreneurship as she travels.  Ms. Ayers has diverse career experience as a Dental scrub nurse, logistician, former DC Notary, and paraprofessional, and she served in the United States Air Force. Her career spans 40 years, 32 years as a federal government employee serving our nation’s veterans.  She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Ms. Ayers's new adventure after retirement, she wrote and produced a film entitled Black Girl Struggles Triumph. She wanted to tell her story and was inspired by the stories of women of color, many of whom have faced incredible obstacles. Carolyn wanted to create a space for women, not just women of color but anyone who needs to overcome adversity, to share their stories in a positive and empowering environment.Website: https://www.blackgirltriumph.comBrought to you by the J.C. Cooley Foundation, " Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."#NewEpisode #BlackGirlTriumph #Inspiration #OvercomingAdversity #CarolynAyers"Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Living Your Purpose
Jan 15 2024
Living Your Purpose
Special Guests: Businessmen Charles Gore, Billy J. Harper and James Spencer Sands Points covered 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽• The most effective leaders lead with empathy, passion, and strong communication skills.• The best leaders lead without benefit of their title.• If you connect with those you lead as a good human, you will earn high-powered performance.• Trust is the foundation of strong teams.Charles Gore was born in Chattanooga, TN. Being involved with technology for over 35 years and as an enthusiastic lover of sports, live entertainment and people, Charles has a true passion for engaging in meaningful interactions and creating memorable experiences for all patrons. He strives to be helpful, engaging, and knowledgeable of all things Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena.Billy J. Harper was also born in Chattanooga, TN. He currently holds a leadership position with the State Agency. Billy has over 30 plus years in telecommunications. While working in sales as a senior account executive; he was awarded the “Honor Circle Award Achievement” multiple times. Billy is an accomplished State certified claims adjuster and claims producer. James Spencer Sands is Leading with a Purpose, Inspiring, Communicating, Motivating, and Reaching Back. Also born in TN, James trained bankers, and corporate controllers, Hotel Manager for Red Roof Inn, part of the Cellular Industry (Verizon Wireless) where he was an indirect account manager to establish wireless stores, government representative for Verizon Wireless to local government and municipalities.Brought to you by the J.C. Cooley Foundation, " Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."#GenerationalWealth #GivingBack #Goals2024 #AlwaysGrowingAlwaysLearningSupport the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happiness and Joy in 2024
Jan 2 2024
Happiness and Joy in 2024
Join us as we discuss unlocking the secret of true joy and happiness. It's not about constant bliss, but celebrating our achievements, embracing the challenges, and growing stronger 💪 It's about the positive habits and affirmations we incorporate in our life 🔄💫 Resilience is the jewel 💎 that creates the sparkle in our laughter and joy. Happiness is the journey, not the destination 🛤️ Let's navigate this journey together, one resilient step at a time 💃Thursday | Dec 28th "Happiness and Joy in 2024!!"Special Guests: Dr. Michael Mantell, Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Advisor:Joshua Goldsmith, Financial Consultant and Owner of Goldsmith Financial.Stacey Bulluck, Military Veteran, Television Host, Best-Selling Author, and Transformational Speaker; andTim Grant, Management and Business consultantKey points:- What Does Happiness and Joy Really Mean?- Celebration of Achievements and Challenges.- Habits and Affirmations to Incorporate in Life- Why is Resilience Important when it comes to Happiness and Joy?For nearly 50 years Dr. Mantell has been helping people of all ages and backgrounds disturb themselves less and create lasting positive change with his compassion-based rational emotive behavior coaching methods.Joshua Goldsmith is a financial consultant and owner of Goldsmith Financial. He is a retirement specialist and helps clients generate lifetime income from their retirement savings.Tim has spent the bulk of his career running businesses ranging from small private companies to publicly held corporations in distribution and manufacturing. His efforts frequently involved turnarounds and managing strategic growth.Stacey Bulluck is the founder of Power in Resilience Coaching Agency. She is the President and CEO of Ordered Steps Incorporated a nonprofit serving homeless women and formerly incarcerated women Veterans, a bestselling author, transformational speaker, certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach, a Civil Servant, and an ordained Evangelist.  Stacey is an Army Veteran having served a little under 18 years where she advanced to the rank of Staff Sergeant.Brought to you by the J.C. Cooley Foundation, " Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."#journeytohappiness #resilienceiskey #embracechallenges #celebratesuccess #affirmationlifeSupport the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"The Power of Authentic Harmony: Magical Conversations that Transform Our World." with Dr Pauline Crawford
Dec 25 2023
"The Power of Authentic Harmony: Magical Conversations that Transform Our World." with Dr Pauline Crawford
- What is Power? - What is "authentic" compared to false practices? - What are "magical" conversations? Dr. Crawford is a true visionary with over 30 years of entrepreneurial consultancy experience; she has dedicated her life to empowering leaders to create people-centric collaborative cultures that generate value. Her mission as The Conversation Game Changer has taken her across the globe, where she has worked with clients in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the United States. In 2011, on a visit to a conference in Budapest, she met Dr James Omps, President of the IUE International University of Entreprenology. This meeting led to both love and marriage and the fusion of entreprenology and gender dynamics intelligence to foster the education of future generations of enlightened business owners. With a Professional Higher Doctorate in Entreprenology, she is the Program Director and Board Member of the IUE and is focused on raising the credentials, opportunities, resources, and support systems for young adults to be entrepreneurs. Today, her mission is to elevate all who choose the path of entrepreneurship to reach the highest level, an experiential PHD that reveals their life story of success against all odds and positively impacts the lives of all around them.   Websites: www.iuenow.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqDGa0Xw7dU&t=31s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilCed3-26yM Book: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Authentic.../dp/1959471058   Brought to you by the J.C. Cooley Foundation, "Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"Say Yes, Be Happy". with Nathalie Botros – Psychotherapist, Author, Speaker, and Life Coach.
Dec 18 2023
"Say Yes, Be Happy". with Nathalie Botros – Psychotherapist, Author, Speaker, and Life Coach.
Listen to our podcast with Nathalie Botros to learn about her lifestyle brand, The Bon-Vivant Girl, and her five-ingredient S.M.I.L.E. Happiness Cocktail!  Get ready to learn the secrets to living a full and joyful life.- Discuss the Brand name- the Bon-Vivant girl.- Discuss how Nathalie became the Bon-Vivant girl and her Happiness philosophy.- Nathalie’s Happiness Cocktail with her 5 ingredients to create a S.M.I.L.E. - Nathalie’s Happiness Cards - Nathalie’s future projects Nathalie, the Bon-Vivant girl is a psychotherapist, author, speaker, and life coach who lived all around the world before landing in New York. Her multicultural background gives her a unique approach to coaching. She guides women to find daily happiness, regardless of external factors, and empowers them to lead their best lives.Author of "If You Are What You Eat, Should I Eat A Skinny Girl?", and the creator of the “Happiness Cards”, Nathalie has been recognized as the "Top Happiness Coach of the year 2023" by the IAOTP and inducted into Passion Vista's "Hall of Fame 2023."Soeleish Magazine named her the "Top Coach in New York for 2023" and one of the "Top Women to Watch in New York."Nathalie's impact is felt through magazine covers, including "Passion Vista," "Soeleish, New York," "Best Holistic Life," and "Healthy Life." She shares happiness tips with millions of followers on social media, podcasts, and articles. As a global Happiness Ambassador, Nathalie spreads smiles and inspires individuals worldwide.Website: www.thebonvivantgirl.comBrought to you by the J.C.Cooley Foundation, Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"How To Ease Holiday Stress" with Paula Shaw, Life Transitions Coach and Grief Specialist, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Media Host
Nov 20 2023
"How To Ease Holiday Stress" with Paula Shaw, Life Transitions Coach and Grief Specialist, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Media Host
Tis the season for Holiday Stress! Don't let the expectations of the Holidays get you down. Check out these six tips to keep your mental health in check and get through the Holidays unscathed! -   Getting to know Life Transitions Coach and Grief Specialist, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Media Host Paula Shaw-   Why is Holiday Stress Real?-   How to Survive the Holidays Keeping your Mental Health intact.-   Six Tips To Survive the Holidays!Paula Shaw is a Life Transitions Coach and Grief Specialist. She is also a Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Media Host on her own show, Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw.For more than 25 years, Paula has been dedicated to helping people navigate the stress of Change and Challenge using mind/body tools and techniques. She is a founding member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.She has degrees in Education and Communications from Long Beach State University, as well as graduate counseling credentials in Grief and in Addictive Disorders, from Loyola Marymount University.Paula is the author of several books, including "Chakras, The Magnificent Seven", "Grief...When Will This Pain Ever End?" and her latest book, "Saying the Right Thing When You Don’t Know What To Say."Website:  www.changeitupradio.comBrought to you by the J.C. Cooley Foundation, "Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How to Stop Hiding Out and Start Standing Out on LinkedIn," with Rhonda Sher,  LinkedIn Strategist
Nov 13 2023
How to Stop Hiding Out and Start Standing Out on LinkedIn," with Rhonda Sher, LinkedIn Strategist
Looking to take your LinkedIn game to the next level? 💪 In this podcast we talk to  Rhonda Sher, who is here to talk about leveraging LinkedIn to amp up your profile and generate appointments with your ideal prospects and referral partners - all in a friendly, non-salesy way! Tune in to learn how to stand out from the crowd and make an impact on LinkedIn! - Introducing Rhonda Sher - LinkedIn Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Business Networking Expert- What your LinkedIn profile must contain to stay out of the "LinkedIn Witness Protection Program"- How to use your LinkedIn Profile as your personal website - even if you have a website. - How to generate appointments with your ideal prospects and referral partners on LinkedIn without being salesy or sleazy- Why recommendations matter on LinkedIn and how to give and get them.Rhonda Sher is a nationally recognized expert in business networking and LinkedIn. She is the author of 6 books including the international best seller, Convert Your Connections to Cash and Relationships to Revenue.Rhonda is the expert at teaching CEO’s, speakers, authors, small business owners and entrepreneurs how to leverage LinkedIn and convert relationships to revenue. Rhonda’s natural humor, interactive approach and 20 years of business experience has brought her into the forefront as a sought-after national keynote speaker and trainer. She teaches powerful, practical techniques and insider secrets to take your Profile to Profit using LinkedIn.Rhonda has given thousands of talks including clients such as Blue Shield, NAWBO, NAIFA, Vistage to name a few. She has appeared on multiple television and radio shows and is a sought-after guest on podcasts and radio shows.Rhonda is married and has two amazing adult daughters and lives in Carlsbad, CA.Website: www.theshermethod.comBrought to you by the J.C. Cooley Foundation  "Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
October 2023 Hot topic: "An Hour of Peace." A discussion about the Israel-Palestine War
Nov 6 2023
October 2023 Hot topic: "An Hour of Peace." A discussion about the Israel-Palestine War
Adding our voices to the dialogue, in hopes of better understanding this complex conflict that has taken a toll on so many innocent lives.October 2023 Hot topic: "An Hour of Peace." A discussion about the Israel-Palestine War.Discussion panel:Cognitive Behavioral Coach, Keynote Speaker, Author, and Advisor Dr. Michael Mantell; Financial Consultant and Owner of Goldsmith Financial Joshua Goldsmith; President/CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Director, Board of Palomar Healthcare District – The Honorable Laurie Edwards-Tate, MS.Discussion points:- Root Causes:The Israel/Palestine war has deep-rooted historical, political, and religious causes dating back decades. Territorial Disputes: One of the core issues is the dispute over the control of territories, including Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem- Role of Hamas: Hamas, designated as a terrorist organization by some countries, is a key player in Gaza and often criticized for its use of violence.- Violent Escalations: The conflict is marked by periods of violence, with both sides engaging in military offensives, rocket attacks, and airstrikes.- Civilian casualties: including children, have been a tragic consequence of this ongoing conflict.- International Mediation: Various international entities and countries have attempted to mediate and negotiate peace, but a lasting resolution has remained elusive.- United States: How this war has affected the United States with protests and conflicting opinions.- Humanitarian Concerns: The conflict raises serious humanitarian concerns, including access to healthcare, clean water, and education in affected areas.Brought to you by J.C. Cooley Foundation  "Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."#AnHourOfPeace #EndtheConflict"Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
WalletHub Study: California Ranks Among the Top 10 States with Bullying Problems
Oct 23 2023
WalletHub Study: California Ranks Among the Top 10 States with Bullying Problems
Christie Matherne – Personal Finance Writer and Editor at WalletHub.• Getting to know Christie Matherne – Personal Finance Writer and Editor at WalletHub• California is the state with the biggest bullying problems (ranks 1st). It ranks 1st for Bullying Prevalence, 5th for Bullying Impact & Treatment and 37th for Anti-Bullying Laws.• Discuss each category and some of the metrics where California ranks low.• Discuss California's anti-bullying laws.Christie has been a personal finance writer and editor at WalletHub for over 4 years. She enjoys hiking, crafting, and crunching data. Christie Matherne covers credit cards as a writer and editor for WalletHub.Christie entered print journalism as Entertainment Editor of a Baton Rouge college weekly at the start of a major rebranding operation in 2011. There, she honed story development, worked with freelancers and a wide range of sources, and interviewed celebrities like John Waters and Ice Cube.Her bylines can be found in 64 Parishes, Country Roads Magazine, Scalawag, The Advocate, Magazine, HuffPost Personal, DiningOut Denver and DiningOut Miami.Years of freelancing later, Matherne took further interest in all aspects of personal finance when she began shopping for her first home. As a freelancer, she faced a financing challenge in the real estate market, so she set out to improve her financial situation.Website: https://wallethub.com/Brought to you by J.C. Cooley Foundation "Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Debunking the Carrot Myth," with Dr. Rani Banik : Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Associate Professor, and Author
Oct 9 2023
Debunking the Carrot Myth," with Dr. Rani Banik : Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Associate Professor, and Author
Protect your vision this Fall! On our podcast, we are debunking common eye health myths and sharing seasonal foods to safeguard your eyes. Tune in for tips on protecting your eyes from too much screen time + which foods act as natural blue blockers.  Getting to know Dr. Rani Banik: Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Associate Professor, and Author • Debunking common eye health myths and sharing seasonal Fall foods to safeguard your audience's vision.• Provide tips on protecting your eyes from too much screen time. • Discuss which foods can serve as our natural blue blockers.• Discuss Dr. Banik’s book “Beyond Carrots”Website: https://rudranibanikmd.com/Dr. Rani Banik is America's Integrative Eye Doctor. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist with additional certification in Integrative and Functional Medicine. She focuses on the root cause of eye diseases and uses integrative strategies for conditions such as thyroid eye disease, macular degeneration, cataract, dry eye, glaucoma, and other autoimmune diseases of the visual system.  Her treatments are based on nutrition, botanicals, lifestyle modification, essential oils, and supplements.  Dr. Banik’s latest book, “Beyond Carrots - Best Foods For Eye Health A to Z’ has won high praise from medical professionals in both the fields of ophthalmology and integrative medicine. “Beyond Carrots” focuses on the 30+ nutrients and 40 foods that best provide complete nutrition for your eyes. She has a companion cookbook as well called, “The Beyond Carrots Cookbook”, which includes more than 160 delicious and nutritious recipes that will be a feast for your eyes (available via Amazon and Kindle in print and eBook versions).Brought to you by J.C. Cooley Foundation  "Equipping the Youth of Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow."Support the show: http://www.cooleyfoundation.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.