PODCAST

reCHARGE® Your Life

Dr. Keri Ohlrich & Kelly Guenther

Join Dr. Keri Ohlrich (co-author of the book, The Way of the HR Warrior, CEO Abbracci Group) and Kelly Guenther (COO Abbracci Group) as we talk to everyday people who have made a decision that changed the trajectory of their lives. We have heard these empowering stories from friends, leaders, family and colleagues throughout our careers and found inspiration from them and know you will too! But wait there's more! While we love a good inspiring story, we want to take action on how we can change our lives too! In that spirit, we ask each of our guests to tell us their story as well as telling us which CHARGE quality they used to help them make decisions. CHARGE is based on Keri's book and the qualities are: (Courage, Humility, Accuracy, Resiliency, Goal-Oriented, and Exemplary). Lastly, our guests will provide us their top actions that listeners can take to reCHARGE their lives. We want you to feel empowered and have fun every other Wednesday in a succinct 30 minutes. Now, take a listen and reCHARGE your life!

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Ep59: Jackie Simmons reCHARGED
Ep59: Jackie Simmons reCHARGED
The journey Jackie Simmons took to become a coach is one uniquely her own. A profound difference in how she approaches engaging with her clients is by working with them on aligning who they are and how they best interact with the world themselves so they can create their village of people to best support them. Amazing! Her passion extends beyond that of helping others harness their potential, it also extends to helping people figure out how to live. Jackie shares with us the story of her daughter, Stephanie, who attempted to take her life 14 times. It was because of the struggles her daughter faced that Jackie, along with her daughters, decided to create the non-profit, Teen Suicide Prevention Society, to prevent teen suicide. As Jackie shared, "We've learned that people don't attempt to take their own lives because they're trying to die. They attempt to take their own lives because they haven't figured out how to live." May is Mental Health Month and we are honored to share with you Jackie's story.  Author and TEDx Speaker, Jackie Simmons, believes in tackling complex and challenging topics and making sense out of them.As the creator of Conscious Transformational Coaching, Jackie believes that you deserve to experience yourself as great, every session, every time. Jackie shares alternatives to get you unstuck, find out what’s true and what’s not true – spot the elephant in the room – so that you can have what you want and what you deserve.Life doesn’t always give us time to experience ourselves as great. Life often hands us the opposite.On April 1, 2020, Jackie and her 3 daughters co-founded the non-profit, Teen Suicide Prevention Society and launched the mission to make teen suicide a thing of the past. The mission has grown to include two books, 3 programs, and “The Talk that Saves Lives” which Jackie presented on January 16, 2021 at TEDx TenayaPaseo in Las Vegas.Connect with Jackie to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindsetisagame/TedX Talk: "The Talk that Saves Lives"Book, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorBook, Big Potential by Shawn AchorBook, Before Happiness by Shawn AchorBook, Cracking the Code by JW WilsonSign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Yesterday
40 mins
Ep58: Rusty Gaillard reCHARGED
Leaving a successful job at Apple to pursue his dream of coaching, Rusty Gaillard starts by sharing some sage advice, which is to, rather than constantly pushing ourselves, to instead allow ourselves 10 minutes to do nothing. He explains that this exercise has opened his creativity and afforded him the opportunity to open himself up to his best ideas!  Former Worldwide Director of Finance at Apple, Rusty Gaillard followed a traditional corporate path to success - from GE under Jack Welch, an MBA at Stanford, to 13 years at Apple.  He left the corporate world in 2019 when his external success no longer felt like personal success. Rusty now works as a coach for small business owners and executives looking for more success without more sacrifice.Rusty lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and 15-yr old son. He is a best-selling author, speaker, musician, and spends as much time as possible outside.Connect with Rusty to learn more about him and his background:Website: Silicon Valley DreambuildersSilicon Valley Dreambuilders with Rusty Gaillard on FacebookRusty Gaillard on LinkedInRusty Gaillard on YouTubeBook: Breaking the Code: Stop Looking for Answers and Start Enjoying LifeSign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
May 11 2022
35 mins
Ep57: Jennifer Alemany reCHARGED
Jennifer Alemany shares the journey that gave her the courage to speak her truth about the pain of losing her significant other. She speaks openly about her grieving process and "being okay with not being okay." She details how she's found her way through her expression of love, loss, and looking at life differently through her memoir, Mark My Love. Jennifer Alemany was born in Brooklyn, New York. Jennifer is Latin American with a background from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba. She was the first to graduate from college in her family with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Cobleskill and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. After losing the love of her life two and half years ago, she began to transform her life through loss and her first book, Mark My Love, was born. Optimal wellness is also important to Jennifer, who has been practicing yoga 13 years. Jennifer is a Reiki Master, a spiritualist and has been meditating for over 11 years. She currently lives in New York City with her dog Leo Luna. Connect with Jennifer to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferalemany/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer.m.alemany/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferMAlemany/ Website: https://jennifermalemany.com/  Book: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Mark-My-Love/  Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Apr 27 2022
29 mins
Ep56: Emily Sander reCHARGED
Emily Sander took the time during COVID to write her book and help others become better leaders. And you might think that the decision that changed her life, but you would be wrong. Emily shares her deeply personal story on being adopted from South Korea when she was 5 ½ months old. That marks the situation that changed the trajectory of her life.She talks about her wonderful parents who helped her during difficult times (aka kids being mean!). Emily's great advice is to rest your mind in gratitude and change up your surroundings!  Emily has spent more than fifteen years in the business world, but when she realized that her favorite role was mentoring leaders, she decided to pursue coaching. As a C-Suite Executive and ICF-Certified coach, she combines her experience and proven insights with a keen ability to understand each client’s unique personality and situation. She is the author of the book, Hacking Executive Leadership. Connect with Emily to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilysander/Website: https://www.nextlevel.coach/Creating a Family (website): https://creatingafamily.org/Adoption Council (website): https://adoptioncouncil.org/Before You Adopt (book): https://www.amazon.com/Before-You-Adopt-Questions-Should/dp/172939308XIn On It (book): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FV4PTW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1The Whole Life Adoption (book): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IDHWRY4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1Adoption the Grafted Tree (book): https://www.amazon.com/Adoption-Grafted-Tree-Laurie-Wishard/dp/0896660095Holt International (website).  https://www.holtinternational.org/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Apr 13 2022
35 mins
Ep55: Erica Kaufman reCHARGED
Many health benefits are derived from running, but Erica Kaufman had emotional benefits as well. She took up the challenge of a half-marathon and while training she had a breakthrough. She needed to rebalance her life. Erica made major life changes to her marriage, her career and they way she interacted with her children. Her advice for others: Constantly re-evaluate what is important to you and be open to new paths and options that come your way. Sometimes the path you have laid out needs to change! Erica  is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, leader, colleague and more. Her three children are 13, 10 and 9, and her step-daughter is 4. She and her husband divide time between their homes in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She enjoys traveling, cooking for her family and guests, and running. She has always been drawn to the water, where she swims, kayaks, paddleboards and always looks to advance her surfing skills. Additionally, Erica translates business strategy into people strategy, programs and processes as the Vice President, Human Resources for Day & Zimmermann’s Munitions & Government Group, which manufactures and provides munitions support services for U.S. Armed Forces and allied nations. She further serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy and also coaches leaders to cultivate insights to help them perform at their best and have meaningful, fulfilling careers.  Erica grew up in Gettysburg, a small historic town in Pennsylvania, where her parents were both small business owners. This firsthand view of the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship helped fuel her drive and persistence. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Muhlenberg College, she earned her Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She subsequently decided to apply her clinical training to business, where she could utilize her deep understanding of people, systems and change to shape her work with individuals, teams and organizations. She started her professional career in Consulting with Right Management, where she worked with organizations in multiple industries to improve leader and organization effectiveness. Erica continued to develop her skills at Exelon Corporation, and thereafter at Day & Zimmermann, leading people, processes and programs from Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development and Succession Planning. Erica’s passion is in creating healthy organizations and relationships. She is energized by helping people examine their situations to see new possibilities and enact change.Connect with Erica to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericafreedman/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Mar 30 2022
37 mins
Ep54: Dr. Denise Moore Revel reCHARGED
Dr. Denise Moore Revel is on a mission to help people find their voice and we are all in for that movement! She shares her personal story of why this is incredibly important to her and why she wants to help others. Dr. Denise tell us about her "a-ha" moment when a person she just met the night before diagnosed her unhappiness at a conference in front of a group of people. She continues to help our audience by providing her excellent advice on finding your voice, making a decision and taking action. Dr. Denise is a CEO, founder, award-nominated-best-selling author, speaker, and personal development and business coach. As a speech-language pathologist, her job has been to help her clients discover their voices. A job she has enjoyed for the past 25 years.Dr. Denise founded “The Own Your Amazing Movement”, a personal development company, as an extension of her passion of empowering clients to find their voices. The “Own Your Amazing Movement” focuses on women who feel stuck and frustrated to dig deeper to find their voice and live their worth out loud. Through coaching, mentoring, and workshops, Dr. Denise ignites and energizes women to find the power to be authentic, to show up more powerfully, and create amazing lives they love. She earned her bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a doctorate in Human Services-Specialization in Multicultural Counseling & Coaching. She has owned and operated a speech therapy private practice for over 15 years, serving the metropolitan Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD areas. Connect with Dr. Denise to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-moore-revel-phd-14127a7/Own Your Own Amazing: https://www.ownyouramazingnow.com/Becoming by Michelle Obama: https://becomingmichelleobama.com/Instagram: @drdenisemooreSign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Mar 16 2022
40 mins
Ep53: Scott Jeffrey Miller reCHARGED
Scott Jeffery Miller has energy and advice for days! Scott starts off our fast paced conversation about finding your core values and having a personal board of directors. And this is all before we ask him the big question!The decision that changed the trajectory of his life is his marriage later in life to his wife, Stephanie. Not only did he have three beautiful sons but also he learned more about himself, gained self-awareness and achieved even more in his career. Scott discusses how vulnerability is a key to his success and how he had to learn this at an early age as he had a severe stutter. You don’t want to miss all the amazing coaching moments with Scott! Capping a 25-year career where he served as a chief marketing officer and executive vice president of business development, Scott currently serves as FranklinCovey’s senior advisor on thought leadership, leading the strategy and development of the firm’s speaker’s bureau, as well as the publication of podcasts, webcasts, and bestselling books. Scott also hosts On Leadership with Scott Miller, the world’s largest and fastest-growing leadership podcast, reaching more than six million people weekly. In addition, Scott authors a leadership column for Inc.com and is the bestselling author of the Mess to Success series.Connect with Scott to learn more about him and his background:Website: Scott Jeffery MillerPodcast: On Leadership Scott Jeffrey Miller on LinkedInScott Jeffrey Miller on InstagramScott Jeffrey Miller on FacebookScott Jeffrey Miller on TwitterBook Series: Mess to Success Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Mar 2 2022
44 mins
Ep52: Natasha Bowman reCHARGED
From being told at the age of 11 that she has six months to live, to attempting suicide one year ago, Natasha Bowman embodies a courageous spirit. She has been a fighter, advocate for better workplaces, and now a superhero for mental health awareness. We are honored that Natasha shared her story with us. She discusses the highs of writing a vulnerable post on LinkedIn about her mental health issues to the lows of family members not speaking to her because of said post. Through all of that, Natasha is helping companies and individuals de-stigmatize mental health and shining her bright light on these issues. For nearly 20 years, Natasha  has labored to transform the American workplace from the inside out. As a champion for employees, she’s worked with a broad range of organizations as a C-suite HR executive to create an engaging environment in which employees are respected, genuine leaders are cultivated, and top performance is achieved. Natasha is a modern-day pioneer of workplace equality, inspiring organizations to not just pay lip service to workplace rights but craft highly-engaged cultures where every employee is truly dignified and valued for their contribution. Because of her ability to diagnose workplace issues and provide proven solutions to organizations, she is often referred to as The Workplace Doctor.Natasha has developed a reputation as an expert consultant through her firm, Performance ReNEW and thought leader for organizations like 4A’s, Translation LLC, Freeman Company, Wiley Publishing and Manhattan College. Apart from her rich expertise and cross-sector experience, she brings an ardent intellectual commitment to the field by serving as an adjunct professor of human resources for distinguished institutions such as Fordham University and Manhattan College. She is a sought after international keynote speaker having been invited to share her knowledge with the New York Police Department, The City of Detroit, Ford Motor Company, The Employers' Association, Temple University, Microsoft, and the Society for Human Resources Management just to name a few. Her expertise is frequently quoted in national publications such as Forbes, Business Insider, U.S. News and World Reports and Bloomberg BNA.  In 2017, her best-selling book, You Can’t Do That at Work! 100 Legal Mistakes That Managers Make in the Workplace was published and has been adopted as a critical resource for managers in organizations across America.Connect with Natasha to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashabowmanjd/Performance ReNEW: https://performance-renew.com/The Power of One TEDx Talk:  https://www.ted.com/talks/natasha_bowman_the_power_of_oneThe Power of One by Natasha Bowman: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-power-of-one-natasha-bowman/1140558981Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Feb 16 2022
34 mins
Ep51: Kimberly Bell reCHARGED
Kimberly Bell is on a mission to help others discover themselves and live transparent lives. She has been through many trials in her early life. She's a survivor and wanted to share her story with others. In her new book, Kimberly speaks her truth regarding her traumas. While, it wasn't easy to write the book or share her stories, Kimberly wants others to not have shame associated with their stories and know that others are out there to help you. You don’t want to miss Kimberly’s story! Kimberly is a native of Salisbury, MD. She holds two degrees: One in Human Growth and Development, which is in the field of Psychology, and the other in Theology. She has served on the Ministerial Staff at St. James A.M.E Zion Church and completed 4 years of Conference Studies.  She is a passionate speaker, minister and author of The Epitome of Kimmy: Accept & Embrace It All. Through her work, she uses her personal life struggles to inspire others to never give up hope and she provides insight into the realities that lay hidden beneath the surface of our society. She is also an advocate for Mental Health Awareness. She covers topics like physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse as well as childhood abandonment, PTSD and healing from trauma.Connect with Kimberly to learn more about her and her background:Website: https://kimberlyannebell.com/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Feb 2 2022
38 mins
Ep50: Alli Trussell reCHARGED
Alli Trussel loves being surrounded by smart humans and her mentors…and, she also likes being around people in a white van. You need to take a listen to that story!  Alli was in theater in NYC and moving around in her jobs. She was a personal assistant and had a crisis of consciousness. She discussed the issue with her manager and after realizing the company did not match her values, she quit. She knew if she didn’t, the job would crush her emotionally. But then, what was she going to do? She took a job that she never thought she would have or want..corporate! Alli is now thriving in her new career. She talks about knowing yourself and your values. These guide you as you make decisions. She speaks highly of her mentors and now she can mentor others. You don’t want to miss Alli’s fun and insightful story!Alli is Chief of Staff at Wunderkind, one of the fastest-growing SaaS and Marketing companies in the United States. With proven experience in people management, talent acquisition and departmental development, Alli is at the heart of Wunderkind's extensive internal operations. She is passionate about employee success and has a professional mission to make "Career Pathing" the new "Performance Management."Alli is an expert in strategic assistance, PR and relationship management, having served as right hand to Wunderkind's CEO in the past. Today, she executes some of Wunderkind's most important strategic initiatives and is constantly innovating ways to harness and boost talent across departments.Connect with Alli to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alli-trussell-00142a173/ Wunderkind Website: https://www.wunderkind.co/Hardcore History Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dan-carlins-hardcore-history/id173001861Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Jan 19 2022
40 mins
Ep49: Glenn Danas reCHARGED
Warning: We swear a bit in this episode. You will not want to miss our first episode of 2022. Glenn Danas shares with us his story on reCHARGING his life when he became sober in 2005. Leading up to that crossroads, he lost his relationship with his significant other, lost his job at a prominent law firm, was broke, and had no relationship with his family. All of this occurred during a short window of time and his desperation and pain led him to do something about it. His recovery took over 9 months. As he said, he was lucky that he didn’t need to go back to anything. This gave him the freedom to tell himself “Okay, I am here to do what I need to do, even if it takes a while”. He pulled on his humility to learn from others on recovery and resiliency to bounce back. Glenn gives us his insights on why “you are the problem” and words of wisdom for families who have relatives or friends who are struggling with addiction. An inspirational story for the new year. Glenn  is an attorney practicing in Los Angeles, California.  He specializes in civil appeals and class action litigation. The Daily Journal has recognized Glenn as one of the “Top 20 Attorney’s in California under 40” in 2013, one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in California” in 2017, as well as one of the “Top Labor and Employment Attorneys” in California each year from 2015-2018. Glenn graduated from Emory University School of Law with honors and was a member of the Emory Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations. Glenn frequently presents on California appellate and employment law issues at conferences and seminars.Connect with Glenn to learn more about him and his background:Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenn-danas-4678556/Twitter - @GlennDanasPodcast - Making Sense w/ Sam Harris - https://www.samharris.org/podcastsCamille Paglia - https://www.amazon.com/Camille-Paglia/e/B000AQ3UWE%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareJordan Peterson - https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Jan 5 2022
34 mins
Ep48: Andrew Davie reCHARGED
Imagine just turning 40 and having a ruptured brain aneurism. As you are recovering, COVID hits and you move back home with your parents. This was Andrew Davie’s life and his story of recovery, re-examining his life and starting a new chapter is one you don’t want to miss (it will warm your heart during this holiday season!). Before the aneurysm, Andrew was focused on teaching and writing. However, with the brain trauma and later, COVID, he had time to reflect and discover what would motivate him. He wanted to change his goals to live a more fulfilling life. In 2022, he will go back to school for a clinical mental health counseling program. Through his unique perspective, Andrew is poised to help people who have suffered trauma in their lives.What are the keys to managing through trauma? Resilience, being uncomfortable with uncertainty and taking risks. He is motivated to help others and knows even when he has a bad day, he will be helping others. He knows he is “playing with house money”. Andrew  has worked in theater, finance, and education. He taught English in Macau on a Fulbright Grant and has published short stories as well as crime fiction novellas with All Due Respect, Close to the Bone, Alien Buddha Press, and a memoir. He also co-hosts a music podcast/show called, "Happy Hour with Heather and Guest." Connect with Andrew to learn more about him and his background: Website: https://andrew-davie.com/Facebook: @adavieauthorInstagram: @adavieauthorTwitter: @adavieauthorHappy Hour with Heather and Guest Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/happy-hour-with-heather-and-guest/id1586447120The Secular Buddhist Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-secular-buddhist/id333093081Philosophize This! Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/philosophize-this/id659155419David Foster Wallace Books: http://www.davidfosterwallacebooks.com/about.htmlBrain Injury Services:  https://braininjurysvcs.org/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Dec 22 2021
39 mins
Ep47: Sam Thiara reCHARGED
Listening to Sam Thiara is just what you need as we wrap up 2021. Sam asks the tough “why” questions of himself and others. He asks these questions in a caring and empathic manner because he wants everyone to understand themselves and realize their dreams. Sam tells us about his decision to change up his career when he knew he was wearing a suit (aka career) that didn’t fit. He wanted to understand who he was and what would make him truly happy in his career. Not only has he helped himself but also his talks, blogs and just overall amazing personality has helped thousands of people figure out their 5 Core Elements. These Core Elements help them find the career that ignites their passion and drive. Sam’s interview is full of wonderful wisdom and advice. You don’t want to miss hearing about his journey as he was rejected over 80 times upon graduating and took a job as a janitor. He also tells us about his CARE model…Take a listen!Sam is a professional who has created a personal journey as a speaker, storyteller, writer, educator, coach, entrepreneur, problem solver and community activator. His goal is to help individuals realize their greatness.  Presently, he teaches at the Beedie School of Business and is also the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting.  He has become an expert in career coaching with over 5,000 conversations. He has authored two books and presented at two different TEDx conferences.His tagline - "Everyone’s life is an autobiography…make yours worth reading"Connect with Sam to learn more about him and his background:Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sthiara/Website – http://sam-thiara.comInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/samthiara/Twitter - @sam_thiara Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sam.thiara.siteBooks - http://sam-thiara.com/mywriting/The Element by Sir Ken Robinson - https://www.amazon.com/Element-Finding-Passion-Changes-Everything/dp/0143116738/ref=asc_df_0143116738/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312132072158&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14642330759443287741&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031050&hvtargid=pla-434712802722&psc=1Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Dec 8 2021
38 mins
Ep46: Tom Nehila reCHARGED
Celebrate National Gratitude Month and Thanksgiving with Tom Nehila. Tom shares his deeply personal story about his divorce and how it changed his life. Tom grew up on the East Coast with a focus on sports, competition and business. His mind was the most important, not his heart. He had the successful career, a wife and three sons, his life seemed “perfect”, but then he and his wife divorced. During this tumultuous time, Tom learned to listen to his heart. He asked himself how he wanted to show up for his family and friends. The answer? He wanted to be an active participant in their lives. He needed to deeply listen to them, be there for them and spend time with them. Tom offers advice to those who are going through a divorce as well as to those who are getting married. Overall, life is too darn short to not make time for friends and family. You don’t want to miss his heartfelt and vulnerable conversation. As CFO of The Global Trust Project, Tom Nehila is responsible for establishing the financial framework and governance for the enterprise, the commercial integrity of its’ solutions, and negotiating funding with its philanthropic global partners. It’s an early-stage, global and social enterprise start-up, that will deliver significant business and community impacts around trust, based on driving actions focused on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.The Mission is to define and solve the problem: "How do we define, build, scale and measure Trust?Tom spent 25 years in finance and sales operations within the Professional Services/Staffing, Telecom, and Business Information Industries. His passion is in building high performing/world class finance teams and leading organizations in the execution of technology and business transformations, restructuring, and the delivery of innovative and sustainable cross functional process improvements.He donates his time as a Board Member to the NJ-based, Embrace Kids Foundation; which exists to lighten the burden, maintain normalcy and improve the quality of life for families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell and other serious health challenges.He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Religion from Rutgers University and his MBA in Finance and International Business from Seton Hall University. Connect with Tom to learn more about him and his background:LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomnehila/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Nov 24 2021
38 mins
Ep45: Eileen Tarjan reCHARGED
Eileen Tarjan starts off explaining the need to tend to our inner child and why it is difficult for people to bring their whole selves to work. This premise propels her to help people be seen and heard. Why is that her work?  Eileen tells us the decision that changed her life. First, the decision was made for her: she was laid off from her corporate HR position. That night, she had the best night’s sleep! She woke up and realized that she needed do her own thing.  She needed to be herself! But really the decision that significantly changed her life was being sober for being 25 years. It is a fact that she didn’t talk about until last year. She was hiding her whole self. Eileen shares her incredibly personal story on how she became sober after witnessing the murder of her significant other. When she started in HR, she hid that story and became a “corporate” person and created a dual persona.  She was unhappy for over 10 years and being laid off was her gift. She now is studying to get her Master’s in Counseling. She is going to help others find themselves and live an authentic life. It is a beautiful story of taking tragedy, examining yourself and making life changes. Eileen, founder of EMTconnects, is a dynamic human with 20 years of proven success in corporate human resources, talent development and coaching. In 2018, Eileen took some of her own best advice and has since been working independently while pursuing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (in which she will be graduating December 2021). Eileen works alongside select clients in career and life coaching, training, and mental health counseling settings. She is an experienced facilitator of wellness, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. Eileen will tell you that the most rewarding part of her life is connecting people to possibilities and increased mental wellness. Working with Eileen gives you immediate access to her positive attitude, adventurous spirit, and proven strategies to deliver the results you need.Connect with Eileen to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eileentarjan/Website: https://emtconnects.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emtconnects/ Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Nov 10 2021
45 mins
Ep44: Gavin Doyle reCHARGED
Gavin Doyle started his own business at 13 years old. Yep, you read that right! He fell in love with Disney at 4 years old (when it wasn’t crowded BTW). He decided to take his passion and create a website which turned into a business and a book. This entrepreneurial spirit started at a young age with lemonade stands and selling wrapping paper. Following his passion at 13 changed his life and propelled him into the media and the best-seller’s list. Gavin’s advice for others is to create those meaningful connections with others and understanding and build your audience. Oh and he gives some great Disney advice! We couldn’t let him leave without it!Gavin Doyle has been a Disneyland enthusiast since his first visit at the age of four. His first memory of Disneyland is visiting on a rainy day where the park was joyously empty. The pure bliss of walking onto any ride with no line fed his initial love for Disneyland. This love developed over the years as he began to appreciate the effort that went into the creation of the theme park. He became fascinated with the idea of becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer (people responsible for the creation of Disneyland), but decided he couldn't wait until after college to start working among the magic.At the age of thirteen, Gavin started DisneyDose.com, a website that focuses on educating the Disney enthusiast through exclusive interviews, reviews, and photos from the theme parks. The site also expanded to include a “New and Noteworthy” podcast that featured interviews with the Disney Imagineers and others that brought the magic of Disney to life. Gavin used the stories that he had gathered from exclusive interviews with Cast Members and Imagineers to write his bestselling book “Disneyland Secrets: A Grand Tour of Disneyland's Hidden Details.” Later, Gavin created MickeyVisit.com, the guide that helps visitors save money and experience more during vacations to Disneyland and Southern California. The site has been recognized by readers as the top resource for planning and saving money on their Disneyland vacations. He is also dedicated to philanthropy and has a special focus supporting Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, and Make a Wish. During COVID, Gavin helped to raise thousands of dollars for Disney Cast Members and community members in need. Connect with Gavin to learn more about him and his background:LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavdoyle/Pivot Podcast = https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pivot/id1073226719Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Oct 27 2021
38 mins
Ep43: Tricia Manning reCHARGED
Tricia Manning had us at “I love the CHARGE model”. But back to Tricia! After 25 years in corporate she had the hallmarks of success: office, promotion, salary. One day she scheduled appointments for her husband to go for a health screen and she thought, “I might as well do it too.” While she was at the health screen, they told her she needed open heart surgery. What the heck?She talks about her health crisis and how that was her wake-up call. It pushed her to review her career and make the decision to start her own business. She used Courage, Humility and Resilience during this challenging time. Tricia needed courage to face her fears and start on her own (even when people were saying, “Why would you leave a good job?”) She needed humility as she was starting from scratch. Lastly, when making any big changes, she needed to be resilient! Now, she wants to help others when they are in the same types of situations. Tricia is a certified executive coach and has been a student of human behavior all her life. At the age of 5, her father was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and her mom became the full-time caregiver and breadwinner. This early experience influenced Tricia's values, beliefs, and style as she rose through the ranks in corporate America to become 1 of only 2 female executives at the corporate table. After facing an unexpected health crisis in 2016, Tricia made the difficult decision to end her 25-year corporate career, but she wasn't ready to stop helping others. With a passion for growing influential leaders and fighting for gender diversity in the boardroom, Tricia began her own coaching practice and wrote the book, Lead with Heart and Leave a Legacy.  Connect with Tricia to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/in/tricia-manning/White Cap Coaching = https://triciamanning.com/Brene Brown = https://brenebrown.com/Wolfpack by Abby Wambach = http://abbywambach.com/books/wolfpack/Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Oct 13 2021
39 mins
Ep42: Phil Strazzulla reCHARGED
Phil Strazzulla starts off providing a few great ideas to help us focus on self care and make time for creativity. He continues to tell us the decision he made that changed the trajectory of his life: Middle school wrestling. Yep, you read that right! Trying out for a sport that he wasn’t good at and failing at it for a couple years changed his life. Phil tells us that he was a shy, skinny kid and he knew he wanted to boost his confidence and thought wrestling could help him. He wasn’t good at wrestling but also wasn’t a quitter so he pushed forward. Then Freshman year he started winning and he worked even harder. This confidence boost helped him throughout his career as well as his hard work. He reminds us that being resilient and working hard even when you may not think you have the talent or are told you have talent is one of the keys to success. We all need to work hard. His coaching to others: Think outside of yourself and be a third party especially during high emotional situations. Don’t take every piece of advice you hear. And, most importantly, believe in yourself. Phil  is a former venture investor turned HR Tech entrepreneur. He is the Founder of SelectSoftware Reviews, a website dedicated to helping HR professionals buy the right tools. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a self -taught programmer.Connect with Phil to learn more about him and his background:LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/in/philstrazzulla/SelectSoftware Reviews = https://www.selectsoftwarereviews.com/Invest Like the Best Podcast = https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/invest-like-the-best-with-patrick-oshaughnessy/id1154105909Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Sep 29 2021
37 mins
Ep41: Stephanie Hutchins, PhD reCHARGED
Stephanie M. Hutchins, PhD starts off our chat with one of her favorite mantras: “30 years of adventure rather than 100 years in the corner”. 100% yes!Stephanie shares her intensely personal story about her trauma and how it has shaped her life. She experienced trauma early on in her childhood and then, in her 20’s, she slipped into a dark hole after she found her significant other dead. She could barely get out of bed or shower. Through her mother's coaching and support Stephanie started to set small goals for herself, like get out of bed and take a shower. Those small goals led to her going to school, getting her PhD and starting her own coaching practice to help others recover from and thrive after trauma. She shares her insights and her advice: People have to want to change their story. You can start that path with small goals. And, be patient with yourself on your journey.Author of Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth, Dr. Hutchins helps individuals overcome trauma and cope with stress. She is a Certified Life Coach, Stress Management Coach, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and Yoga Instructor. She also owns Serotinous Life, a company that helps individuals overcome stressful and traumatic events.  Dr. Hutchins taught about the human body as a college professor for 12 years, and the capabilities of the mind and body continue to fascinate her. She guides others in harnessing the power of their mind and body to overcome tremendous hardship brought on by the inevitable stresses of life. She combines yoga principles, her knowledge of the human body, and her healing journey to empower others with tools to fuel massive personal and professional growth.Connect with Dr. Hutchins to learn more about her and her background:LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/serotinouslife/Website: serotinouslife.com  Facebook: facebook.com/serotinouslife/  Instagram: instagram.com/stephanie.m.hutchins/  The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library: https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Jim-Rohn-Library-audiobook/dp/B076PQ4MTSSign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Sep 15 2021
43 mins
Ep40 - Part One: Raymond Kemp, Sr. reCHARGED
Part One: You don’t want to miss this two-part episode with Raymond Kemp, Sr.! Why is it two parts? Well, at the 24:55 min mark, Raymond’s audio went out. Part 2 is filled with advice and insights into the current state of the Navy. Be sure to listen. In Part One, Raymond shares his story of walking into a Naval office to get his new assignment in the IT/technology department and the leader told him that he wouldn’t have “his type/n-word” working in computers. The leader placed all the Black sailors in the lower-level jobs. Raymond tells us how he managed through that time period. Yeah and BTW, Raymond retired after 33 years in the Navy, met many world leaders (including the Pope) and left as the most senior Black person in the Navy. His advice? Check out Part 2 of this podcast! Raymond is a highly experienced Senior Executive in Leadership and Human Resources. He is an accomplished, results-oriented, forward-thinking organizational consultant with over 10 years of experience at the highest levels of the US Navy improving organizational strategies, increasing operational excellence, and boosting the performance of teams and employees in a variety of organizations. He represented the US Navy at the NATO International Senior Enlisted Seminar, which included briefing over 200 military leaders from African and European nations on leadership development and the value of cooperative agreements. As an Inspector General, he mentored over 300 junior executives, monthly, in leadership best practices and ethics at the Naval Leadership and Ethics Command & Senior Enlisted Academy. He spearheaded the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” through face to face discussion with every crew member under his command for the purpose of building trust/resilience. Throughout his career, he has completed combat deployments in the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibilities and participated in operation Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Southern Watch, Continue Hope, Sea Angel II, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Fleet Master Chief Kemp's personal qualifications and awards include the Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare, and the Enlisted Information Warfare; two Meritorious Service Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a Combat Action Ribbon, and various unit and campaign awards.Connect with Raymond to learn more about him and his background:LinkedIn = https://www.linkedin.com/in/rdkemp/Kemp Leadership = https://kempleadership.com/Quote of the Day Show = https://seancroxton.com/quoteoftheday/As A Man Thinketh by James Allen = https://www.amazon.com/As-Man-Thinketh-Complete-Original/dp/1250780047/ref=pd_lpo_3?pd_rd_i=1250780047&psc=1Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done = https://www.amazon.com/Execution-Discipline-Getting-Things-Done/dp/1847940684Sign up for our newsletter at https://abbraccigroup.com/. Please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends about our podcast. Learn more about the CHARGE® model by purchasing the book, The Way of the HR Warrior. Let us know about the moments for you that changed your life trajectory. Drop us a note via our website.
Sep 1 2021
26 mins