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May
24
277: His Family Lost to HIV, He Helps Others Grieve and Live Life After Loss

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Benjamin Allen saw the oncoming car speeding straight toward him at deadly speed. As his head crashed into the windshield—for a split-second—he felt indescribable peace. It was an out-of-body, near-death experience. He was 20 years old. Decades later, he’s still dealing with life and death. His life was devastated by the death of his wife and two children from HIV through a blood transfusion. Today he helps people learn to grieve and live life after loss.


May
23
276: A CEO Advisor's Low Tolerance for Suffering Keeps Her Focused on the Goal

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Susan Drumm was sure NBC television would be a good fit. She had a strong passion for drama, theater and entertainment, and solid consulting credentials. She quickly learned, "You may have the best process in the world, but if the culture doesn't accept it, you're dead in the water." Today she is a CEO advisor and leadership coach. For 20-plus years she’s been teaching companies like Viacom, Cisco, L’Oreal and KPMG to harness the power of leadership teams for multi-million-dollar growth. She has degrees from Harvard Law, Carnegie Mellon and a Master’s in Drama from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


May
19
275: Expert Interview: Facing Your Dragon, Facing Your Fears, with Brad Axelrad

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Expert Brad Axelrad sees fears as a dragon. “Facing your dragon is understanding how to find, face and ride your dragon; very simply, it’s about how to train your dragon. My approach is based on the quote, ‘The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.’ Our greatest fear is possibly our greatest gift and our money-maker. I challenge folks to look at what they're most afraid of.” Based in Costa Rica, Brad is a consultant, speaker and spiritual adventure tour facilitator. He supports coaches and consultants to leverage their fear, freeing them to create the lifestyle they desire.


May
18
274: Coach Uses Victory Over Pain to Build "Instant" Connection with Clients

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Greg Thredgold occasionally talks to old friends from school. “They'll say, ‘Boy, I wish I could go back to those days,’ and I say, ‘Not me. I hated school.’ Starting at age seven, I was molested, abused and even tortured. I'm sure that's where my mental illness came from.” Although his life has been filled with challenges, loneliness and pain—including the death of his son in 2014—he’s become an expert in surviving severe depression, panic attacks and anxiety. An international award-winning photographer and author, he is a sought after speaker and business owner.


May
18
273: Struggling with Depression, She learned How Masks Keep Us Down

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Debbie McIntosh recalls her new life in Manchester, England, as “a fabulous time.” She was pursuing her passions in singing and acting. Then, things started unraveling: her marriage broke up, her father died tragically, and she was spiraling downward into a deep depression. She woke up one morning with an empty wine bottle in her hand and her son asleep in another room. Finally, she realized she needed help. Through personal development techniques and behavioral therapy, she learned about the mask she was wearing, and how to remove it, and now she helps individuals around the world.


May
16
272: His Track Record Building Brands Set Him Apart from the Crowd

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Jim Gregory and his wife had rocked along in their ad agency on Madison Avenue for 20 years, enjoying the creative work and their clients, but they suffered from lack of differentiation from competitors. After much thought, they decided it was time to apply to their own business the best advice they gave their clients. Today as chairman of Tenet Partners, a global brand strategy and marketing firm based in New York City, Jim is a leading expert on measuring the power of corporate brands and their impact on financial performance. He has written 5 books on branding.