Finding Your Soul in Success

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Leaders Sharing Their Inspirational Wisdom

The Power of Unlearning with Essraa Nawar
Sep 24 2021
The Power of Unlearning with Essraa Nawar
What a wonderful and inspiring conversation with my latest guest, Essra Nawar, Head of Library Development and Marketing and the Chair of the Arts, Exhibits and Events Committee at the Leathery Libraries at Chapman University. We talked about books, The poet Rumi, librarianship, change, and the power of unlearning. About Essraa Nawar: Essraa Nawar received her Bachelor’s degree in commerce with an emphasis in accounting from Alexandria University, Egypt (2002). She also holds an MBA from the American Management & Business Administration Institute, Cambridge, MA (2005), a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) from Brandman University (2015), California AND a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) at San Jose State University, California (2017). She plans to pursue her PDH in educational leadership. Essraa Nawar has been the Development Librarian - Head of Library Development and Marketing and the Chair of the Arts, Exhibits and Events Committee at the Leathery Libraries at Chapman University, California, since 2009 where she helped raise over 5 million dollars in support of the Libraries at Chapman University. She co-curated the exhibits “Empowering Muslim Women”, “Egypt the Revolution Continues” and a “ A Country called Syria”. Over the years Essraa has studied, lived and worked in many places, including the Gulf area (Qatar), Washington D.C., where she worked for The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, and Alexandria, Egypt where she worked for Bibliotheca Alexandrina. In 2009, she moved with her husband and family to Orange County, California in 2009. In June 2019, she is invited to speak to the MELCom International, the European Association of Middle East Librarians about her joinery as an “Accidental Middle East librarian” In Naples, Italy, and in October 2019 at the University of Austin, Texas to hold a workshop about diversity in academic libraries. In July 2017, Essraa has received an invitation from the Egyptian Government to participate in this conference that took place in Cairo from the 2nd to the 3rd of July 2017. This conference came under the sponsorship of the Egyptian President H.E. Abdelfattah El-Sisi. The Ministry of State for Emigration & Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs and the National Council for Women have included Essraa due to her strong academic and professional achievements. She was able to showcase the strength, power, and resilience of female Egyptian expatriates. In addition, she was honored as one of the top 30 Egyptian women abroad. Since then, Essraa has been working closely with the Ministry of State for Emigration & Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs and the National Council for Women on initiatives that will benefit the Egyptian economy, tourism, interfaith understanding and status of women.   Read more about Essraa Nawar
Brain Science - The Magic and Deception with Dr. Amir Raz
Aug 18 2021
Brain Science - The Magic and Deception with Dr. Amir Raz
On today's show, I am pleased to have Dr. Amir Raz, a leading cognitive neuroscientist, and educator share his insight and wisdom.  Dr. Amir Raz is a professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University in Montreal. He is also the Founding Director of The Brain Institute at Chapman University. We dived into what it is like to be a brain scientist, what is the next big thing in neuroscience, and his next book “The Suggestible Brain”. ABOUT DR. AMIR RAZ Dr. Amir Raz is a leading cognitive neuroscientist and educator whose work has been covered widely in the media (e.g., New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Globe & Mail).  He received a Ph.D. in Brain Science and Neuropsychology from the Interdisciplinary Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of the late Israel Prize Recipient, Professor Shlomo Bentin.  He then went on to a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Michael Posner, a member of the American National Academy of Science and recipient of the National Medal of Science at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he later took on a faculty position.  A few years later, Dr. Raz joined the faculty at Columbia University as well as The New York State Psychiatric Institute.  In 2007 he moved north, with his family, to become the Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.   Today, Dr. Raz is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Senior Researcher at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in the Jewish General Hospital and the Institute for Community and Family Psychiatry, and a member of the Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro)—one of the premier brain research centers of North America.  His position of expertise also extends to the other side of the continent, in Southern California, as the Founding Director of The Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences (The Brain Institute) at Chapman University.  With more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals, multiple research grants (most recently one of more than seven million dollars from the Templeton Foundation to research suggestion and free will), six academic books, and a long list of academic accolades and merit distinctions, Dr. Raz is a world-renowned expert on the science of suggestion. But before Dr. Raz became the accomplished neuroscientist and educator he’s known as today, he was first and foremost a professional magician and entertainer. Certified by the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis and with an award-packed CV, including the recent prestigious Erika Fromm Award for Excellence in Teaching of Hypnosis (2019), Dr. Raz is a natural showman comfortable in front of cameras and audiences of any size.  His ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple, yet captivating, style has won him a special standing as a speaker in high-demand (e.g., his TEDx talk, “When can deception be good for you?”).  He has been featured in documentaries (e.g., with the BBC, National Geographic, and the CBC), and has made countless media appearances demonstrating his skill in mentalism, hypnosis, and mind-control acts. Running busy research operations in both Southern California and Montreal, the (pre-Covid19) jet-set lifestyle of Dr. Raz keeps him personable and gregarious, but mostly productive.  His contributions to date have earned him a place of distinction, not only among his academic peers, both nationally and internationally, but also within widespread lay communities as a public intellectual and popular communicator of science.
Finding Your Natural Genius with Paul David Walker
Aug 6 2021
Finding Your Natural Genius with Paul David Walker
In this episode of, "Finding Your Soul in Success", join me and my guest is Paul David Walker as we learn how to find out "natural genius".  Paul David Walker is a senior advisor to CEO’S and helps them and their teams find their natural genius to: Invent their future, Grow their business, Improve leadership, Create high-performance teams, and Build and Focus Their strategy execution. ABOUT PAUL: "My fundamental vision of Genius Stone Partners is that each person possesses innate, deeply grounded abilities and strengths that will lead them to the future those strengths naturally create. • Change your team to be ready to go public, defining traits of a good CFO, hire the best HR people • Lead with strength and kindness, motivate millenniums, be authentic, deal with conflict • Building a personal brand, the BOD relationship, target and enter new markets, find the best strategy • Develop high potential leaders, get honest feedback, build innovation, build a service-driven organization • Deal with stress, align strategy, structure, and culture, lead change, achieve balance and happiness I help you find and manifest your best, and will be there to help you through the difficult decisions you face each day. I will inspire you to exceed your own expectations, and motivate your team to do the same. I am always on call. Using my experience working with CEOs for 30 years in growing their businesses, and my understanding of life principles to help you with issues like the following."
Tony Enrico - Success Driven by Honesty, Integrity and Care
Jul 27 2021
Tony Enrico - Success Driven by Honesty, Integrity and Care
I am thrilled to have my good friend, Tony Enrico, on this episode of, "Finding Your Soul in Success". Today's conversation, we will explore some of Tony's most profound experiences that helped shape his business and his soul. Tony Enrico has served as a President, a CEO, a COO and held multiple executive positions in Fortune 500 companies. As a fractional CEO, COO or VP Sales, Tony works with business owners and their executive teams in small to mid-market family owned and privately held companies typically grossing $5M – $100M annually.  Areas of focus and execution include business improvements, turnarounds and people development strategies that drive desired results. Tony believes there is a solution to every business problem and most companies have tremendous untapped potential. As the President and COO of the nation’s largest retailer and distributor of high-end treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and home gyms, Tony led a highly successful turnaround. Prior, Tony served as the Vice President of a boutique consulting firm advising premier companies such as Procter & Gamble, Frito Lay and Crayola Crayons on leadership development, change management, and sales effectiveness. During his successful 15-year career at Johnson & Johnson, Tony received multiple leadership and performance awards for growing and turning around multiple business units. He is the co-author of Championship Selling: A Blueprint for Winning with Today’s Customer. To learn more about Tony, visit