Dead America

Ed Watters

Dead America Podcast We talk about people. We love finding new ways to learn and grow every day. Your story is important and we want to tell it on our next podcast. Find all of our great Podcasts on Our website: Dead America https://www.deadamerica.website Social media: We are mainly on Twitter, So lovers find us @freecircle3 We are STRONGER as ONE! Support this podcast: And all of our great Podcasts! Find us on Facebook @deadamerica This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

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Brian Debes
1w ago
Brian Debes
Brian Debes The interview with Brian was a great experience for me. Brian gave us a lot to think about in our own life. It was something about Brian that gave me a sense that we can make anything happen in our lives if we just do it. Coming from a past of being a small person and having people tell you not to try because you might get hurt to a place where people look up to you and seek your expertise; makes Brian is a well-rounded person with a lot of passion for what he does. I hope you enjoy this great conversation!   A little about Brian Brian Debes is a martial arts professional and anti-bullying advocate. He is the founder and owner of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Beaumont, a martial arts school developed by renowned instructor Eddie Bravo,where he coaches children and adults to overcome obstacles like shyness, anxiety, and bullying. Through the philosophies and practices found in Jiu-Jitsu, Debes instills confidence and self-esteem, preparing students with the know-how and strategies to defend themselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. After enduring relentless childhood bullying for his small stature and physical disability, which limits his motor skills, Brian pushed through the restrictive beliefs of others, including his family, who adamantly discouraged physical activity for fear of injury or failure, and pursued his childhood dream --Jiu-Jitsu. Never sharing his disability with peers to avoid labels and preferable treatment, Brian trained hard and flourished, mentally and physically. His success fueled him to build his own business, and today he uses his experience to show others that anything is possible, despite the opinions and confinements of others.   Through martial arts and his teaching of healthy habits, Brian has helped improve the lives of thousands of students. As a competitor, in 2013, Brian was listed as 10th Planet’s competitor of the year and was rated #1 adult grappler in North America by Ranked/NAGA. In addition, he has worked with several A-list celebrities and UFC fighters.  Links for Brian
Brian Debes
1w ago
Brian Debes
Brian Debes The interview with Brian was a great experience for me. Brian gave us a lot to think about in our own life. It was something about Brian that gave me a sense that we can make anything happen in our lives if we just do it. Coming from a past of being a small person and having people tell you not to try because you might get hurt to a place where people look up to you and seek your expertise; makes Brian is a well-rounded person with a lot of passion for what he does. I hope you enjoy this great conversation!   A little about Brian Brian Debes is a martial arts professional and anti-bullying advocate. He is the founder and owner of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Beaumont, a martial arts school developed by renowned instructor Eddie Bravo,where he coaches children and adults to overcome obstacles like shyness, anxiety, and bullying. Through the philosophies and practices found in Jiu-Jitsu, Debes instills confidence and self-esteem, preparing students with the know-how and strategies to defend themselves mentally, emotionally, and physically. After enduring relentless childhood bullying for his small stature and physical disability, which limits his motor skills, Brian pushed through the restrictive beliefs of others, including his family, who adamantly discouraged physical activity for fear of injury or failure, and pursued his childhood dream --Jiu-Jitsu. Never sharing his disability with peers to avoid labels and preferable treatment, Brian trained hard and flourished, mentally and physically. His success fueled him to build his own business, and today he uses his experience to show others that anything is possible, despite the opinions and confinements of others.   Through martial arts and his teaching of healthy habits, Brian has helped improve the lives of thousands of students. As a competitor, in 2013, Brian was listed as 10th Planet’s competitor of the year and was rated #1 adult grappler in North America by Ranked/NAGA. In addition, he has worked with several A-list celebrities and UFC fighters.  Links for Brian
Rachel Freeman
Apr 13 2022
Rachel Freeman
Rachel Freeman In an industry based heavily on aesthetics, I began to create and perpetuate an unhealthy image of myself. After undergrad and losing enough weight to resemble my 6th-grade frame, I faced my first major professional challenge. Ultimately, I had to either give up my dream of being a performer or live to tell about it. In the process, I learned to take the challenges I faced and turn them into strengths by motivating others who may be dealing with similar issues. Unhealthy and at a crossroads by my mid-20’s, I wrote a motivational piece through poetry. Although stressful at times, and still struggling daily with tantalizing old habits, I wanted to prove that I am more than my disease. Currently, I am writing a series of children’s books on tough subjects, including: cancer, separation, depression, body image, and disability awareness. This series is to help children learn strategies to cope and help them better understand the interconnectedness of the human spirit, no matter the age. If only this was around during the latch key kid era! I am a special education teacher by profession, with a focus on social and emotional learning. Personal family traumas, internal fights around recovery, and a challenging yet rewarding career path have provided me a unique story to share, advice worth listening to, and a personality that resonates with a television show binger (pun intended)! Links: ( link to my book: ( ( (Lilgrlbigapp.com) @lilgrlbigwrds SHOW LESS This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: AdBarker - - -
Luke Hohmann
Mar 16 2022
Luke Hohmann
Luke Hohmann is the Founder and CEO of FirstRoot, Inc., a Benefit Corporation devoted to creating great economic equality. Our unique go-to-market strategy supports all stakeholders as youth use participatory budgeting to invest real money in their schools. Youth learn the 5 C's of modern education: creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and civics as they experience true agency and stewardship over their futures, learning through their own experiences how money really works. We want to get $1K into 1M schools globally and watch what happens when youth control $1B in capital. Previously a SAFe® Framework Contributor and Principal Consultant, Luke was Founder and CEO of Conteneo, Inc. (acquired by Scaled Agile, Inc.) where he worked with an extraordinary dev team to create the Weave, Strategy Engine and Knowsy® decision agility platforms. The author of four books, numerous articles and cited as an inventor on more than a dozen patents, Luke is an internationally recognized expert in Agile Software Development. Luke co-organized the first Agile conference in 2003, has served on the Board of the Agile Alliance and in partnership with the Scrum Alliance produced the "Collaboration at Scale", the world's largest monthly webinar devoted to helping organizations with 10 or more Scrum teams in 2 or more locations scale agility. Luke is a highly sought after speaker has as keynoted such conferences as the Agile Alliance conference, Agile Australia, Lean-Agile Scotland, Agile New Zealand, the Austrian Innovation Forum, the CXPA and the SAFe Summit. Luke is the co-founder of Every Voice Engaged Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that helps citizens, governments and nonprofit organizations collaboratively solve problems that are unsolvable without civic engagement. EVEF has been a leader in the Participatory Budgeting movement, helping citizens prioritize hundreds of millions of dollars through Budget Games. In partnership with The Kettering Foundation (www.kettering.org), Conteneo created Common Ground for Action, the first scalable platform for deliberative decision-making. A former United States National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion, Luke likes playing with his four kids, his wife’s cooking and long runs in the Santa Cruz mountains. Luke’s an old school Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Instead of building companies to flip, he builds companies that make the world better! www.firstroot.co ( ( ( podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: AdBarker - - -