Discover Your Talent–Do What You Love
Summary: What do highly successful people actually do to succeed? For 35 years as entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach, Don Hutcheson has experienced and studied the proven career-building strategies that people around the world have used for literally decades to create lives of success, satisfaction and freedom. Monday through Thursday he interviews individuals from every career category and profession of every age and background. They share their real-world experiences and insights—what worked, what didn’t, and why—and any advice they might offer to help you jump-start your life and career to the next level. Every Friday Don chats with top experts in the fields of education, careers, life planning and personal development who offer tools and ideas for every stage of your journey—students, early career, mid-career, late career, pre-retirement and retirement. Get a summary of each interview here: DiscoverYourTalentPodcast.com. Interview Don on your podcast, radio show or other media: don@DYTpodcast.com
Benjamin R. Case is a professional fundraising consultant, who has served in the nonprofit sector for 41 years as an advancement professional, senior manager and leader. He has personally been involved in the successful solicitation of over $1.1 billion in gifts and worked for and been engaged by organizations that have raised $4.8 billion. His fundraising experience includes working with The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Duke University and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, among others.
Alexis Davis Smith is the president and CEO of PRecise Communications, an award-winning marketing communications firm. With more than 20 years of experience and a reputation as a trusted communications strategist, Alexis is a leader in Atlanta’s public relations industry and a national voice for multicultural marketing. She is responsible for creating breakthrough, strategic communications programs for major consumer brands, including Coca-Cola, Toyota and Pfizer. She is a graduate of Florida A&M
Lisa Phillips lost her job and then her home to foreclosure during the recession of 2009. She was left with a $35,000 condo and only enough money to renovate the place doing the work herself. She clearly had reached the bottom. She came upon a strategy of owning inexpensive rental properties for cash flow that was possible, even when a traditional mortgage was not. As her strategy started to show consistent results, she started teaching others about it on her platform, Affordable Real Estate Investments.
Shawn T. Kelly is a licensed, practicing Landscape Architect, Principal of Kelly Design Group, LLC, a design bid firm in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. He opened his firm 25 years ago. He is also a full time faculty member and Distinguished Faculty Associate in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and is currently the Immediate Past President, having completed his Presidency in 2019.
Kevin Van Eekeren is currently the CEO of Fulcrum Investing, but he started his career training SWAT teams nationwide. Recognizing a gap in the market in 2008, Kevin started Fulcrum Tactical, a realistic tactical training charity available to law enforcement only. When the time was right, he took it for-profit. In 2014 he sold the company to start Fulcrum Investing. The process Fulcrum Investing uses to vet startups is very entrepreneur-focused, with over 50 investments nationwide.
Keith Freund is a self-taught coder and freelance web developer based in New York City. His work receives over 70 million hits a year and includes projects for Switzerland’s Department of Tourism, American Express, IMG Talent, and Harvard University. He focuses on the WordPress platform, which powers 35% of the web.
Frances Castelli always dreamed of working with children, traveling, being a teacher, an artist and an author, and already she has accomplished all of these–although not in a traditional sense. With 3 children with anaphylactic food allergies, her kitchen became one big science experiment on what she could feed each child. This interview and her book “The Kitchen Alchemist,” share her family’s journey and her book is filled with delicious, allergy-safe recipes perfect for those living with food alle
Rob Kosberg is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling author and the founder of Best Seller Publishing. Through his trademarked Publish. Promote. Profit. program, Rob helps his clients to create their own professional, best-selling book (guaranteed) and then teaches them how to use that book to grow their income and impact via speaking engagements, free PR and media, and lead generation strategies. Rob’s latest book, Publish. Promote. Profit., was the number one business book on Amazon.
Leigh McCloskey is a modern Renaissance man, an artist, author, well-known actor and visual philosopher. His highly creative life has been devoted to exploring the symbolic, archetypal and hidden aspects of the psyche and inner self through his art, scholarship, books and experiences as a professional actor for many years. He wants to inspire people to understand that their creativity is their intimate key for self-discovery and a way of asking questions that cannot be asked with words.
Tami Goldstein is Diplomate certified in Upledger Craniosacral Therapy, an approved continuing education provider, and a Wisconsin licensed massage therapist. In 2004 she opened A Therapeutic Touch by Tami, LLC. She offers services as a therapist, advocate, international speaker and educator of bodywork, specializing in individuals on the autism spectrum and other neurodevelopment disorders. She’s the international award-winning author of “Coming Through the Fog.”
Jennifer Allwood has built her business in phases into what she considers a dream life. It all began with her fascination with HGTV, her love of decorating, and a trip to a Home Show. And yes, from being laid off her job as a software analyst. She is a passionate cheerleader of women, adding biblical truth to the modern day “dream big” mantra. Her no-nonsense approach to doing things you are scared to do and saying yes to God is helping women everywhere build the life and business of their dreams.
Dr. Lara Fielding is a Los Angeles based clinical psychologist and author of "Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become and Emotional Grownup." She specializes in teaching science-based mindfulness skills to young adults, who are working through the challenges of the transitioning roles of adulthood. She studied psycho-physiology of stress and emotions at UCLA and Harvard, and received her doctorate at Pepperdine, Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Laurie Warren, a Master of Science in Nutrition, realized that if she wanted to help people with their physical problems, she had to start talking about things like their belief systems, how they talk to themselves, and how they're managing stress. She is a change agent for empowered well-being in body, mind, and spirit. She works as a corporate consultant, wellness clinician, sought after speaker and is author of the new book, “Wild World, Joyful Heart: Unlock Your Power to Create Health and Joy.”
Hans van der Maarel is a professional cartographer from The Netherlands. He runs his own business, Red Geographics, and is a partner in another company, One Stop Map. Red Geographics focuses on map production for a wide range of international clients as well as reselling and supporting software products for the cartographic market. This also involves developing production workflows for clients and offering consultancy and training courses.
Mort Fertel tells us, “The real riches of life come in two places and in two places only. They come in our relationships, which don't take money, and they come in the way we use our life to contribute to the progression of the world.” He is the creator of Marriage Fitness, a relationship renewal system that's been used by millions of people in marital crisis. People from all over the world schedule private tele-sessions with him by joining the Marriage Fitness tele-bootcamp.