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Carl F. Bucherer has Created the Most Unusual Watch Winder in Rinspeeds New Concept Care the XchangE

Possibly the world’s most exclusive watch winder.  Carl F. Bucherer in the new XchangE from Rinspeed.

The Driverless XchangE

This car does not stop at having a watch winder in the steering wheel. This is a driverless car. You can turn the driver and passenger seats around and watch a movie while the car takes care of the drive. There is an office desktop in the armrest so you can work on things while driving, and so much more…

The watch winder in the steering column has to be the ultimate watch winder for you watch lovers, like me, out there.

Just watch the video below… You will be AMAZED! and do not forget to check out www.carl-f-bucherer.com  – JW

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New York, NY, (March 3, 2014) – At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland’s creative custom automobile specialist Rinspeed will unveil its innovative new concept car, the driverless XchangE. Carl F. Bucherer is pleased and proud to support this latest project from Frank M. Rinderknecht and to acknowledge his central values – innovation, sustainability and passion – with the creation of one of the world’s most unusual watch winders.

Frank M. Rinderknecht is a visionary. For over 30 years, he and Rinspeed have developed new, forward-looking approaches to mobility, always with the aim of developing the ultimate vehicle. He is passionate not only about tuning and modifying private luxury automobiles, but also about designing and developing vehicles that have never been seen before. The production of these concept cars and limited series is based on sustainability and the kind of innovative ideas that will change the world of mobility.

The concept cars designed by Frank M. Rinderknecht are beyond all compare. Whether it is transparent bodywork, suitability for underwater travel, or the possibility of transforming the vehicle from a one to a three-seater in a few simple steps, every model from Rinspeed opens up new ways of looking at mobility.

Realizing a Vision

The fascinating new XchangE concept car will have its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. As usual, the new model serves as a showcase for Rinspeed’s forward-looking solutions. With an eye to the trailblazing technology that developments in the automobile industry have put within our reach, the XchangE is all about driverless mobility.

This, of course, opens up a whole vista of new possibilities for passengers because they can now use travel time productively. For total relaxation on the road, the interior can be reconfigured to provide comfortable space for sleeping or working on the road.

The smart design of the steering wheel enables it to be relocated to the middle of the vehicle and the seats moved to comfortable positions. This creates a comfortable feeling of space.

With the concept car, the driving time that used to be simply lost can now be dedicated to other things, which radically changes the concept of travel: sleep, work, live – and cover distance at the same time without exertion or fatigue. From now on, it is possible to travel through time zones.

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Carl F. Bucherer: Taking you through Time

Integrated in the instrument panel, the exclusive Patravi TravelTec automatic from Carl F. Bucherer is a striking statement of the meaning of time for travelers. A beautifully designed timepiece, it enables passengers to keep track of three different time zones at once.

The watch is blue in color – to match the car – and embedded in a luxurious, engraved globe, which is probably also the world’s most exclusive watch winder. When the car is idling, the sphere turns continuously, thus guaranteeing that the watch is always fully wound.

Effectively, this makes the entire car a watch winder, whose exclusiveness and sophistication boost the value of the entire concept car to over one million dollars. The watch winder allows travelers to keep track of time even if their journey takes them through different time zones.

The result is a unique masterpiece, born of the vision of two innovative companies and uniting technical perfection with passion.

Rinspeed Concept car

Partnership with a Future

The concept cars are the product of a creative spirit who refuses to be slowed by convention and resolutely goes new ways. Rinspeed shares this approach with Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the founder of the well-known Lucerne watch manufacturing company.

Outstanding technology, first-class materials and an unending passion for their own products are the factors common to these two innovative companies. For Carl F. Bucherer, the decision to support the new Rinspeed XchangE project, which impressively brings together the dimensions of time and distance, was an easy one.

About Carl F. Bucherer:

The name Carl F. Bucherer has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and passion since 1888. Founded in Lucerne, this modest Swiss family business has grown into the internationally renowned Bucherer brand with its own worldwide chain of stores.

The Bucherer Group remains family-run today and is currently in its third generation, managed by the owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jörg G. Bucherer. In homage to founder Carl Friedrich Bucherer, the manufacturing brand of the same name was repositioned in 2001.

Watches and their movements are developed and manufactured in the company’s own workshops in Switzerland. The breakthrough innovation was the manufacturer’s own CFB A1000 movement, which is driven by an external rotor. Bold design and technically sophisticated inner workings are the hallmarks of Carl F. Bucherer watches, which show more than just the time.

For additional information please log on to: www.carl-f-bucherer.com

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GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring The Nominees Presenters of the 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

GBK PRODUCTIONS AND PILOT PEN KICKED OFF GOLDEN GLOBES AWARD WEEKEND WITH A GLAMOROUS LUXURY GIFT LOUNGE IN HONOR OF THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINEES AND PRESENTERS

January 10th and 11th – Beverly Hills

The Lounge Featured a Wide Range of Luxury Products and Welcomed Guests on Nominated Shows/ Movies Such as: Sally Hawkins (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture), Helene Yorke (Masters of Sex), Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Shea Wigham (Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Kelsey Scott (12 Years a Slave), Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me 2) and Many More

Los Angeles (January 11, 2014) – GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Pen hosted a stunning pool-side celebration honoring the Nominees and Presenters of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous award shows – The 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The event took place on the rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a true first-class celebrity destination. Guests were pampered with gifts from participating lifestyle sponsors and enjoyed music by celebrity DJ, DJ Don P, and food from the event’s many gourmet sponsors.

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Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands including gifts from Title Sponsor, Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Award Nominees and Presenters received an assortment of their fine writing instruments including the Black Matte Vanishing Point, the Pilot MR Metropolitan Collection Silver Ballpoint Pen, and the FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink 8 Pack Pouch.

Other great gifts include some unique luxury items like premium bedding toppers from Presenting Sponsor, airweave. airweave is the number one super-premium bedding topper in Japan and is celebrating its launch in the United States in January of 2014. Lavish destinations have become a signature GBK Lounge gift, and this year the celebrities received certificates from some of the most luxurious destinations like The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, gifting a destination package to include 3 nights in a Deluxe Overwater Villa, daily breakfast and 20% discount to Miri Miri Spa by Clarins and Caribbean Living Magazine / Hard Rock Hotels, International, who gifted an all-inclusive trip to the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana.

Beauty products that are both deluxe and functional filled the lounge including gifts from Tweezerman, Sleep-In Rollers, hair rollers that are designed to flatten like a sponge; Minerva Research Labs, gifting Pure GOLD COLLAGEN®; a variety of eyelash, brown and skin products from The Crave Collection; Burke Williams Spa; Regeneca WorldWide, gifting their RegeneBlend antioxidant beverage blend; and Barbar Hair Tools.

A true highlight of any GBK lounge is the incredibly diverse and trendy fashion and accessory products. This year’s event featured products from Fiamma Jewelry, Threaded Creations, Luminita, gifting Leather / Beads Bracelet magnetic clasp; jewelry from Made By Survivors; Coordinates Collection, gifting their Gold Legend Bracelet; The Artisan Group®, gifting the celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography, and other handcrafted gifts; SPANX by Sara Blakely; cross body ipad covers and other accessories from Rolf Bleu™ by Caryn Sterling; and gifts from Planet.ECO.

Gourmet sweets and treats were sampled and gifted at the event from Kyra’s Bake Shop featuring delicious treats that are gluten free; Yoplait Greek; Bulgarini Gelato; Rollin’ Rib BBQ, bringing their slow cooked smoked BBQ flavor to attending guests; Sabra, the leader in refrigerated dips and spreads; SAAS Hot Sauce; and V Wine, gifting select Wine Club Membership to their tasting room with wine from over 22 California boutique wineries. Other food and beverage delicacies include Brownie Brittle, COMBOS Baked Snacks, Marathon Bars, Matt’s Munchies, Pasta Chips, popchips, and VitaCoco.

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Technology and unique finds included FLUXMOB, who was onsite gifting their BOLT – the world’s smallest battery pack and wall charger combination; Sir Ike Audio, gifting luxury Bluetooth Audio headsets; Shutterball, the remote shutter enabling the ultimate hands-free “selfie” with a smartphone; BLOW HOOKAH, a revolutionary electronic hookah; 100candles.com; The Love Architects, gifting an autographed copy of “Real Love, Right Now” and 1 hour of Love Whispering; EmergencyLink, an emergency ID network, donating $100 to The American Red Cross for each new celebrity member; and Global Women’s Empowerment Network, a non-profit organization transforming lives beyond abuse.

Charity beneficiaries included:

GUARDaHEART Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life. For more information, please visit www.guardaheart.org

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Lambda Legal – Lambda Legal has been making the case for equality on behalf of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV across the nation for 40 years. Their impact strategy combines groundbreaking work in the courts with innovative education and policy advocacy to change the hearts and minds of the public — and to teach people how to make sure that LGBT civil rights are respected. Lambda Legal’s mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy and their work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. For more information, please visit www.lambdalegal.org

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GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK,, please go to: gbkproductions.com.

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: TOLERANCE

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Looking back at the year, I could have written about certain business milestones or technology advances, but I think we should reflect on the betterment of mankind by trying to revisit tolerance and acceptance in our lives. Going into 2014, we should Continue reading

Your Chance to Meet Kelli Richards, Jacqueline Wales and Gary W. Goldstein

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On January 8th 2014

Can you imagine getting the opportunity to sit down with powerhouse Silicon Valley business consultant Kelli Richards, FBI, American Airlines to Citibank consultant Jacqueline Wales and billion dollar box-office movie producer for films like “Pretty Woman” and “Mothman Prophecies”?

Here is your chance!

“Innerfluence” Kick Off Event (Added Evening)

Wednesday, January 8th 

At the Private Residence of Jacqueline Wales.

Join coaches Kelli Richards and Jacqueline Wales who are your private and personal Think-Tank and Think-Big, and 100% committed to your massive growth, measured in productivity, reward and dollars. Also meet Gary Goldstein, Business Strategist, Advisor to CMO’s, Billion Dollar film producer of Pretty Woman who will bring his entire toolkit and proven strategies to amplify your mission and your results.

iNNerfluence Interview


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Okay some of you have seen me mention this before… about the kickoff meeting of Innerfluence on December 4th. I ended up getting very sick after the above interview and did not have appropriate time to get this message out to everyone in time.

The post went out late and I felt awful, but Jacqueline has added a very exclusive meeting to kick off The iNNerfluence Event.

This meeting will be held at Jacqueline’s private residence so she can only accommodate a very limited amount of people.

If you want to increase your InnerFluence in 2014?  If you didn’t get the chance to sit down in December with Kelli Richards, Jacqueline Wales, and Gary Goldstein then make time on January 8th to attend this life-changing presentation in Oakland, CA.

This is your chance to meet and work with three of the most incredible, highly sought after, success and business consultants including famed author of The Fearless Factor Jacqueline Wales, All Access Group CEO and media trailblazer Kelli Richards and Hollywood producer Gary W. Goldstein, producer of box office hits like Pretty Woman, Under Seige I & II and Mothman Prophecies.

Learn how you can massively increase your self-awareness, leverage superstar connections, and build a thriving business in less time than you thought possible with these three powerhouse individuals who are ready to rock your world.

This will be a one time, very intimate meeting in January with the possibility of working with these three for the next year!. Make this new year the most spectacular ever.

Chances like this do not come along everyday.

If you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you’re interested in attending as soon as possible. – JW

I got a call the other day from my great friend and mentor Gary W. Goldtein. Gary was extremely excited about a talk he is about to give in Redwood City.

Now Gary gets to speak at many events and lately he has really cut back on speaking since Gary is very busy with his consulting business.

Anyway, when Gary gets excited I listen. He went on to explain who he was speaking with and about what they were doing together.

I understood immediately why he was so excited. He would be speaking with two extreme consultants in business about a new program they would provide this next year called Innerfluence which is a one year, very intimate coaching program for a very small and unique set of business people.- JW

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Gary W. Goldstein

Producer of some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits, like “Pretty Woman“, with Julia Roberts “Mothman Prophesies” with Richard Gere and “Under Siege I and II” with Steven Segal, which have generated well over a billion dollars in worldwide sales and revenue. Gary’s productions have also received multiple Academy Award nominations, Golden Globe Awards and Peoples Choice Awards.

Gary advises a diverse set of corporations and sits on several boards helping companies and entrepreneurs alike, take their business and passions to exciting new levels. has a passion for helping entrepreneurs play at the same level, and with the same agility that drives an 8-figure film ‘startup’.  With his expert guidance you can accomplish in a few months what any other business might accomplish in 3-5 years.  His great gift is unearthing that singular story that powerfully elevates context, makes your enterprise the only solution, and utterly disarms your competition.

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Media traiblazer, super-connector and influencer across media, digital music, entertainment and technology, Kelli Richards literally & figuratively lives in the cross-hairs of Silicon Valley, forecasting trends and connecting decision makers to talent and one another.

Kelli is sought after consultant, mentor, producer and speaker,

Kelli and team consistently work their magic bringing business opportunities to life by bringing together best of breed tech companies, record labels, film studios, consumer brands, artists and celebrities.  Kelli envisions and executes on a very big scale.

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An astonishingly diverse list of important companies and organizations — from the FBI to American Airlines, from Citibank to Standard & Poor’s, the list is long — seek the counsel and consulting services of Jacqueline Wales.

Jacqueline’s retreats and mentoring programs are renowned for obliterating barriers & unleashing explosive human performance, for her pioneering work at the vanguard of leadership, marrying human technologies that exalt, instruct and inspire people in business, government and philanthropy to achieve well beyond what their history might otherwise suggest is possible.

For those who hunger to truly become the author of their life journey and legacy, Jacqueline is the short cut!

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Innerfluence

The INNerFluence(TM) Program helps you simplify the complex. 
We teach you how to explode your influence in the world.

We know you’re brilliant. We also know the hard truth… how vast the distance between success and mastery. Our sole mission is to teach a level of stewardship most have not even imagined.  Before 2014 is over, you will have broken your own mold, and exceeded all expectations for your life, and your business.
Please join us On January 8th, 2013 
Introducing InnerFluence, an unprecedented program connecting self-mastery and influence to shift your sense of what’s possible for your life, your business, and your legacy. If you love good wine, mouth-watering food, and enjoy connecting with great people, you’re going to love this event.  Join us for an evening of calorie-laden conversations that will expand your brain. 

Space is extremely limited so if you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you would like to attend as soon as possible.

YOU NEED TO KNOW…
More than ever, your personal success today depends on the right connections, cooperation and creativity with other high achievers and entrepreneurs (measured not just in millions of dollars in revenue, but in bottom line, impact and influence). 

Wouldn’t you like to learn how to :

  • Wipe out the distractions, become a Ninja, and stay laser focused on the 20% that takes you over the top.
  • Identify and master your strengths, and outsource your weaknesses.
  • Create a new story that makes people fall in love with you, your business, your mission and bring you surprising and disproportionate word-of-mouth influence.
  • Acquire major strategic relations to explode your results.
  • Think bigger ideas, deploy more powerful market-based strategies to surpass whatever you previously defined as ‘success’.  


Join coaches Kelli Richards and Jacqueline Wales who are your private and personal Think-Tank and Think-Big, and 100% committed to your massive growth, measured in productivity, reward and dollars. 
Also meet Gary Goldstein, Business Strategist, Advisor to CMO’s, Billion Dollar film producer of Pretty Woman who will bring his entire toolkit and proven strategies to amplify your mission and your results.

Beyond spectacular, you will also learn during the evening how you can join us at Jacqueline’s beautiful secluded home in Bali. This is a place where scents, sights and sounds conspire to connect you more deeply with yourself, and with your peers. Where you can unplug, reset, and rejuvenate to make a bigger contribution to the world at large.

Space is extremely limited so if you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you would like to attend as soon as possible.

Jann Klose Music Video for “Make It Better”

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Really loved this video. Jann’s PR firm sent me a link to Jann’s new video which made me sit back and stomp my foot and desk drums.

The music itself is fun and playful with a couple of interludes of a more soulful bluesy, laid back feel. The musicians and the music is first rate and the video is professionally shot and well done.

The message of the song is so wonderfuly upbeat and positive and so needed today and the video itself is so full of Continue reading

Ubuntu Bracelet Campaign – A Great Bracelet and A Great Cause

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Ubuntu (/ˈbʊnt/ oo-BUUN-too; Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]) is a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to “human kindness” Read More….

The Orphan Bracelet Campaign (OBC) helps AIDS orphans by equipping their primary caretakers – usually women – with the means to sustain themselves and improve their health.

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This includes training women to make bracelets to sell for an income and establishing community-based permaculture gardens. The OBC was founded by director Louise Hogarth, who was inspired by the women and children in her film “Angels in the Dust.” Continue reading

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: CASUAL DOESN’T MEAN HOMELESS

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

When you go to a business meeting today are you dressed for success or dressed casually? Do you look like you flew in on the corporate jet or were you one of the people washing it down before the flight?

7K0A0603Image consultants seem more concerned about social media tools today than they are real barometers of professionalism and success. Having a Smartphone with an obnoxious ring tone is not cool and won’t make any points unless you Continue reading

HYPERLOOP: THE NEXT LAYER OF INFRASTRUCTURE

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

Wake up America

Especially the politicians in California, Illinois, and anywhere else where they are considering implementing a high-speed train. High-speed trains are so “last century” and they are not cheap to build or maintain. If they are not used to their maximum capacities and there is only marginal ridership, they are a supreme waste of money and their residual value is just another money-wasting monument built to honor and perpetuate bureaucracy. Continue reading

LEARNING FROM LEADERS’ QUOTES

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

How can you learn from proven leaders’ wisdom? One quick way is to get an insight to their thought process by reading up on their quotes.

Years ago, a business acquaintance I had met in San Francisco while consulting on a high-tech real estate project for Santa Fe Southern Pacific in Silicon Valley got me started on looking at quotes from different leaders in various industries. Continue reading

CONDO BOARD PRESIDENT: YOU ARE NOT A LANDLORD

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By James Carlini

Views from a Condo Board President :

As more baby boomers retire and decide to go into condos or townhomes that have homeowner associations, they better realize that condo/ townhouse living is different than living in a single family home. Living within a set of rules after living on your own for several decades takes Continue reading

MUNICIPALITIES GONE WILD: EAST DUNDEE AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

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By James Carlini
We have all heard about the municipality in California that has paid some of its administrators with six-figure salaries as well as six-figure pensions, but we think that is a very rare occurrence and that our own municipality would never get that bad.

Look closely at your own municipality and its agencies. Are they gouging you on the price of services? Are you paying double compared to the Continue reading

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull on Thick As A Brick 2 Tour

logo Jethro TullIan Anderson takes a moment to discuss what ever happened to Gerald Bostock, the Thick As A Brick Tour and Prostate Cancer

Ian took a moment to talk to us while on a small rest period between dates. Continue reading

MUSEUMS: SETTING A FUTURE DIRECTION BY PRESERVING HISTORY

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

Any civilization in the last 5,000 years can only be understood and measured by what we can read and discover about them.  If they did not keep track of their accomplishments and cultures, chances are, we would know very little about them and their achievements.

  •  If you do not know where you came from, do you really have a good idea of where you are headed?
  • How do you build upon the accomplishments of the past or avoid the mistakes of the past if you are unaware of them?

These seem to be good questions to ask people who do not have a good grasp of how this country started and developed throughout the last 200 years.  As was pointed out by one museum curator, those in the last generation (the Great generation of World War II) seemed to have more Continue reading

Eyoälha Baker Photo Project on Jumping for Joy!

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Capturing the beauty of the human spirit in mid air around the world. A co-creative adventure focusing on the positive shift of attention to a perspective to joy.

Photographer, entrepreneur, avid traveler Eyoälha Baker speaks about Continue reading

Danielle Rios brings Interior Design From the Runway to GBK Oscar Gift Suite

Danielle Rios brings Interior Design From the Runway to GBK Academy Awards Gifting Suite

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Interior Designer Danielle Rios takes inspiration from Alexander McQueen, worn by Jessica Chastain and Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway’s Valentino for the design of GBK’s 2013 Oscar Luxury Lounge.

Danielle Rios talks about her McQueen and Valentino Inspired Oscar Lounge


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Going to the many gifting suites in Los Angeles you will find that many are held in the some of the hottest and best known hotels in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. GBK is no different, except that GBK always goes one step further and does a complete design concept for each event.

It is always exciting to walk in to see what wonderful design concept they have come up with for each event and this year for the Academy Awards I was lucky enough to find out who was designing.

The following was my conversation with Danielle Rios designer and Nadine Jolson part of GBK PR all about the show and the incredible designs based on exquisite gowns from Valentino and Alexander McQueen, for this year.JW

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From Runways to Red Carpets to Oscar Lounges, Rios will showcase fashion-influenced vignettes, styled with an elegant, edgy display of furnishings and decorative touches at the lounge for Nominees and Presenters.  The celebrity-gifting event will be held at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday February 21st and Saturday February 22nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“I believe that there is always the possibility for style and unexpected glamour,” says Rios, “I am thrilled and honored to be working with the leader in luxury gift lounges, GBK.” – Danielle Rios

Rios, a former Tadashi model, takes her experience from the runway to interior design for high-end residential, hospitality and commercial designs. By infusing her knowledge and expertise from both worlds, Rios established a unique trademark in creating fashionable interiors. The mixing of fashion sensibilities and interior design is a collective approach that she takes with every job.

“Time-honored style and fresh avant-garde elements create dynamic groupings and spaces,” Rios says.  A modernist at heart, Rios adds a traditional twist into her designs.

Contributing manufactures and contractors are: Elitis wall coverings and Bergamo and Rubelli fabric by Donghia Inc., Gaetano fabric by Elan Collections, Leather by Moore & Giles Inc., Nolita Sofa from the Magni Collection, Kailash Table by Chista, Grand Facet by Gary Hutton, Sophia Floor Lamp by Fuse Lighting, Reborn Antiques, Ryan Gallery, and John Jory LLC. s

Rios received her Bachelors of Science for Architectural Interior Design from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is a registered Interior Designer and Associate for AIA in the state of Nevada and has offices in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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Danielle’s high expectations and personal drive have launched her into an exciting venture of design and construction development. Working on multi-million dollar estates, commercial properties and collaborating with Clientele has proven to be a successful endeavor. Since the commencement of her business, the focus has been on predominately high-end residential, hospitality and commercial design. This past year however, Danielle has expanded her creativity to antique furniture importation and renovation. Creating unique pieces into timeless furniture with an updated style and sense of elegance has expanded her savvy expertise in design.

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Prior to Danielle creating her own business, her formative years were rooted in hospitality design. She worked and cultivated her skill for two leading design firms in Las Vegas for six years. Soon after, those connections led to a joint design venture that launched luxury international hospitality projects. It was during those formative years that she realized that her enthusiasm for design was geared around creating alluring, exciting spaces and adjusting with an ever-changing world.

Danielle Rios was born in Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelors of Science for Architectural Interior Design from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is a registered Interior Designer in the state of Nevada. Danielle is currently operating out of Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Contact

Website: www.DRDS.net

Nadine Jolson 310 614 3214,  Email: jolsoncreative@mac.com

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Thanks to GBK Events – Gavin and his great staff. As always you host the best.

GBK, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK,, please go to: gbkproductions.com.

Kid President gives A Pep Talk

pic kid president shKid President from Soul Pancake gives the world A Pep Talk.

Let this short video pep you up and remember to share it out to a friend who needs a pep talk too.

This little video is cute, funny, inspiring, educational and Kid President is wise beyond his years. Enjoy….

Kid President

I first saw Soul Pancake on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. A show I rarely miss on Sunday morning. Their small skits always make me think, laugh and cry.. Thanks Soul Pancake – JW

Kid President’s very cool Blog, does not give his name it just states that he is the self appointed spokesman for his generation.

I love his sayings and his videos are awesome…

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Kid President Website
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Our brain batter of art, culture, science, philosophy, spirituality and humor is designed to open your mind, challenge your friends, and feel damn good.

Stacey Patterson – Fidget’s Folly

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Stacey Patterson on Her Newest Book – Fidget’s Folly

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This interview is with author Stacey Patterson who talks about her new children’s book “Fidget’s Folly”, a follow up to her first book “Fidget’s Freedom”. Fidget’s Folly is about two young peregrine falcons embarking upon their first adventures of freedom, incredibly illustrated by the greatest wildlife illustrator in Russia Vadim Gorbatov. Stacey also discusses her writing, publishing and marketing journey. Continue reading

Laura Atchison Are You Asking Yourself the Tough Questions?

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This interview with best selling author Laura Atchison could change your life. If you have issues that you can’t seem to resolve, you might be addressing them in the wrong way. Listen in and find out. Continue reading

Dr. Yvonne Oswald on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Yvonne Oswald Every Word Has PowerYvonne Oswald Discusses Her Treatment for PTSD Sufferers

Dr Yvonne Oswald is a National U.S. award winning pioneer in the field of personal growth. Voted a 2010 Woman of Influence and Inspiration by the Ministry of Government Services, Ontario, and Chair of the Board of Toronto Youth Day.

Dr Yvonne is a renowned and respected Communications Trainer and Keynote Speaker, a Certified Trainer of Hypnosis and a Master Practitioner of NLP.

Dr Yvonne is also a bestselling author of the book Every Word Has Power which is now translated into 10 different languages. Continue reading

Claudia Suzanne Author and Professional Ghost Writer on Promoting and Marketing Your Book.

Claudia Suzanne Ghostwriting

Claudia Suzanne famed Ghost Writer, with Over 120 Titles, and Teacher at CSULB in Ghost Writing, Talks to OPM about Publishing, Promoting and Marketing Your Book

audio interview With Claudia Suzanne on Promoting and Marketing your book

Claudia Suzanne Bio

The Business of Books – Claudia Suzanne

Ghost writer Certificate Training through California State University Long Beach (CSLUB)

GBK Productions Celebration of Music in Honor of 2012 AMA Nominees and Presenters

GBK Productions presents a celebration of music in the honor of the 2012 American Music Awards Nominees and Presenters

November 16th and 17th – Andaz West Hollywood

Featuring Live Music, Luxury Gifts and An Opportunity to Support
the American Red Cross and other charities focusing on Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.

Los Angeles (November 5, 2012) – GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2012 American Music Award Nominees and Presenters at the annual GBK Gift Lounge at the Andaz West Hollywood on November 16th and 17th from 11am to 6pm. Known for creating luxury experiences with a charitable focus, GBK has chosen the American Red Cross, and a couple other charities to help in any way possible. GBK and invited guests will support Hurricane Sandy victims and its ensuing crisis.

In addition to charitable focus, the lounge will feature an eclectic “rocker-chic” atmosphere with gourmet treats, signature cocktails and live music. This year’s lounge will showcase several talented musicians including Jared Lee, Stazz, Standley, Angelyna Martinez, Branches, Deqn Sue, DJ eTunes, J-Dub, Pullman Standard, Shotgun Radio, Mike Burke and, the world’s youngest DJ, 10-year-old DJ BABYCHINO, the world’s youngest DJ. Also adding to the fun, Action Flipbooks will be on site providing their mobile animated flipbook studio station allowing guests to create their own custom animated video flipbooks to take home.

An array of products and trendy gifts are expected to fill the gift lounge including some unique fashions and accessories. On site will be Barbara Conner Jewelry dba Swamp Dogs of LA, gifting necklaces, bracelets, earrings on leather and genuine Louisiana Alligator and Cowhide Dog Collars; The Artisan Group – gifting a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts; one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories made from semi-precious gem stones, Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, and precious metals from Sandra Mardini Jewelry Designs; Fly Watches – a new brand of colorful watches that uses color and versatility for personal expression; and iiJin – gifting fabulous styles from their luxury collection of Invisible Wedge Sneakers, Mukluk Boots and Sandals.

Guests will enjoy a selection of health and beauty gifts including RevitaLash – DramatEYE’s and beautify with the RevitaLash® family of conditioning and color cosmetics; Cindi Nails, the healthier way to beautiful nails, will be providing Cindi Nails Base and Top Coat and offering manicures on site; Freedom Quit Smoking System – America’s Nicotine Free & Natural Way to Quit!; SureThik Hair Thickening Products – cover baldness or thinning hair in 10 seconds with SureThik Organic hair thickening fibers; Oxis International, Inc. – providing their Reverge/Prograce, a cutting-edge skin care treatment system which contains EGT, the only intelligent antioxidant; and gifts from other luxury health and beauty sponsors including 16 Bottles and Rich Vitamins.

Guests will also be indulged with a 5-night, all-inclusive stay at Hard Rock Cancun, Punta Cana or Puerto Vallarta compliments of Caribbean Living Magazine; YumEarth Organic Gummy Bears and Organic Lollipops; pure soy wax candles in four fragrances from Harvest Glow; artisan chocolates from DeBrand Fine Chocolates; gift certificates from BestofLegacy.com, the Rolls Royce of scrapbooks for anyone in the media spotlight; and an interactive music product from Beamz Interactive that enables anyone to experience making music by touching laser beams and playing light.

ABOUT GBK:
GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to: gbkproductions.com.

Uncle Joe Benson US Veteran on Linkedin Shoutout

Legendary Classic Rock Historian and Disk Jockey “Uncle” Joe Benson Gives a Shout Out to US Veteran on Linkedin

Thanks to Uncle Joe Benson for taking a minute to thank US Veterans for their services and sacrafice.  – JW

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Playing music on the air since 1968, and on the Los Angeles airwaves since arriving at KLOS in 1980, Joe Benson‘s presence both on and off-air has made his voice and name one of the most recognized in Southern California broadcasting over the past three decades.

He hosts the extremely popular KLOS Five O’Clock Funnies daily feature, the nationally syndicated OFF

Joe Benson Talking with Maria Elena Holly about Buddy Holly's legacy.

Joe Benson Talking with Maria Elena Holly about Buddy Holly’s legacy.

THE RECORD with Joe Benson musicians interview program, and has published six volumes of UNCLE JOE’S RECORD GUIDES.

Since the mid-Eighties, J.B. has announced at every Southern California auto racing venue including the Auto Club Speedway since it’s 1997 inception — in the process interviewing every major race driver in America.

As a driver, Joe has won NASCAR oval races, NHRA drag races and SCCA road races.

His UNCLE JOE’S RACING cars have been used regularly for public appearances since 1989. If you were to ask him, Joe would tell you that he’s been very lucky to have worked with and met so many fine people, and to have touched the lives of millions of listeners. To Southland listeners, he is truly their Uncle Joe!

Def Leps Rick Savage & Joe Elliott w/J.B.

Having fun with Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage and frontman Joe Elliott.

Producer Ken Scott w/J.B.

Hanging with Beatles/Bowie/Supertramp producer Ken Scott on a sunny day.

Ol' buds Joe Walsh & Joe Benson.

It’s Joe Walsh!

J.B. & Glenn Frey.

Unc and Eagles mastermind Glenn Frey — the stories they could tell!

Steve Perry w/Unc.

Steve Perry and J.B. in the studio.

w/drumming bros. Carmine & Vinny Appice.

Getting choked up with legendary drumming gods Carmine & Vinny Appice.

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Talking rock & hot rods with Alice Cooper!

J.B. w/Nick Mason.

After catching up on Pink Floyd and fast cars, Nick Mason and J.B. shared a moment in the sun.

w/Chickenfoot's Michael Anthony & Joe Satriani.

Chickenfoot hand signs — yeow! Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani signing with their Unc.

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Uncle Joe Benson on Ken Scott’s Book – Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Legendary Classic Rock Historian and Disk Jockey “Uncle” Joe Benson about Legendary Music Engineer, Producer, Manager and Author Ken Scott and His Book Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust…

What a great night.. I got to hang out at The Grove outdoor mall next to the famed Los Angeles Farmers Market and the CBS Networks Studio to hear one of the most prolific classic rock interviewers of all time, Joe Benson.

I have grown up listening to Uncle Joe Benson and have enjoyed his radio show, interviews, his record guide, his specials like Continue reading

Joe Deninzon on Stratospheerius’ New Album The Next World

Joe Deninzon Violinist, Composer, Arranger, Singer, Mandolinist, Educator and  Founder of the Band Stratospheerius,

Talks to us about the band and the new album, The Next World…

Interview with Joe Deninzon Founder of Stratospheerius


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I was recently asked to check out a band I hadn’t heard of, but I really like the violin and jazz like Noel Pointer, Jean Luc Ponty and Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra).

I received a CD from Joe’s PR firm and took a long listen. I was not let down. Joe is brilliant and his band is exceptional. I really love instrumental and there are three great ones on this album (yes I said album).

Joe was a great interview. We got to talk at length about his early influences, the various musicians he played with on this album and on others. If you are a fan of rock, fusion, jazz and just good music, you need to take a listen to the the CD The Next World. If you already like Stratospheerius then you will appreciate the interview if you do not know the music or the band listen to both. You will not be sorry. – JW

Note: Watch their video on KickStarter. Stratospheerius is looking to fund the production of a very cool video to spotlight their music. You can help, but you can also watch the killer video they put on KickStarter. If this video is an indication of what id to come… this should be very cool. [To Watch CLICK Here]

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Joe Deninzon StratospheeriusJoe Deninzon

Joseph Deninzon has established himself as a versatile, on-demand electric and acoustic violinist, mandolinist, guitarist, singer and composer. A musician who transcends many genres, he has recorded and performed with a variety of artists including Sheryl Crow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Matthis, Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Jane Monheit, and recently with Bruce Springsteen at Madison Square Garden. Joe is also the co-creator and musical director for the off-Broadway hit show, “Spider Dance” with renowned percussionist, Alessandra Belloni. He has made repeat appearances at the Grand Canyon Music Festival with Harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio. Joe was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition with a song he contributed to the soundtrack for the film, What’s Up Scarlet (open City Entertainment). He has been featured in publications such as Jazziz, Downbeat, and Relix magazine, among others. An 11-time BMI Composer’s grant recipient, Joe’s music has been featured on CMT, VH1, ABC, Comedy Central, the Travel Channel, History Channel, Food network, and National Geographic.

Critics have hailed Mr. Deninzon as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin”, because of his innovative style on the electric seven-string violin and his compositions combining jazz and rock with Gypsy influences. In addition to his work as a sideman, Joe is the lead singer and electric violinist with the band, Stratospheerius. The group has released four CD’s to international acclaim, and were named “Best Jam Band” in the Musician’s Atlas Independent Music Awards. The group has toured extensively; sharing stages with Mickey Hart, John Scofield, Tim Reynolds, and Mike Stern among others, and has developed a reputation for their explosive live performances. Currently, Stratospheerius is mixing their new CD, due out next year.

Joe can be heard on over a hundred recordings as a violinist and string arranger, most recent of which include The Kin with legendary producer Jack Douglas, Erika Rose, and Sevenwiser. In addition to his many diverse projects, Joe Deninzon has recently made his debut with the New York City Ballet performing “Red Angels”, based on “Maxwell’s Demon”; a piece for solo electric violin and dancers written by Richard Einhorn. He has also performed at Symphony Space in New York with legendary percussionists Jamie Hadaad (Paul Simon, Dave Liebman), Gordon Gottleib (Steely Dan, Miles Davis), and bansuri flutist Steve Gorn (Paul Simon, Ravi Shankar).

Joe’s most recent original projects include “Headspace”, the  Stratospheerius CD, which has been described by critics as “…A spirited journey into outrageous creativity.” He new jazz trio with guitarist Steve Benson and bassist Bob Bowen has just released their debut CD, “Exuberance”, which combines original music influenced by the Gypsy jazz of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt with covers by Radiohead, Chopin, Steely Dan, and Alice in Chains.

In addition to being an active performer, Joe has taught privately since the age of 13, and has given clinics addressing string improvisation and using effects for electric strings at Berklee College of Music, The New School University, and the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, for which he received an award for “Outstanding contribution in Jazz Education”. He has been on the staff at The New School, International Studio of Music in NYC, and as director of the Advanced Jazz Ensemble at the Dwight School, which has performed at Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2010, he will be the new Rock Violin instructor at Marc O’Connor’s renowned String Camp in New York City. He is also currently working on a book, CD, and DVD for Mel Bay Publications, due out next year, which will address improvisation techniques for the violin in the genres of jazz, blues, rock, and funk, and also talks about electric violins, amplification, and working with effects.

The son of classical musicians, Joe was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. His family emigrated to the United states when he was 4 years old and settled in Cleveland, OH, where his father took a job as a violinist with the Cleveland Orchestra. Crowing up in Cleveland, Joe studied classical violin with his father and at the Cleveland Institute of Music. At age 12, he was seduced by rock n roll, and started listening to bands like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, U2, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Steve Vai. Joe taught himself guitar and bass, and started playing and singing with various bands in the Cleveland area.

At age 16, Joe saw Miles Davis on his final tour and was inspired to study jazz. His life was transformed when he first heard recordings of Stephane Grappelli Jean-Luc Ponty, and especially, Jerry Goodman of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Around this time, local singer/songwriter Michael Stanley had seen Joe perform and asked him to join him onstage the legendary Front Row Theatre in Cleveland. Having only improvised on guitar and bass while keeping a strictly classical repertoire on the violin, Joe found that translating the musical language of jazz and rock to the violin came easy to him. The concert was a critically acclaimed success, and set him on his path in life.

Joe received a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz and Classical violin at Indiana University, where he studied with the legendary violinist, Josef Gingold and jazz guru David Baker, and met his future wife Yulia Ziskel, who is currently a member of the New York Philharmonic.

In 1997, Joe moved to New York to pursue a Masters degree in Jazz at Manhattan School of Music. He currently lives right outside of NYC in Dumont, New Jersey with his wife and their son, Max, and keeps a busy schedule teaching, composing, recording, and performing worldwide.

“As at home in the world of Grappelli and O’Connor as he is in the world of Steve Vai and Jimi Hendrix, Joe Deninzon may very well be our next national violin treasure.” -Jedd Beaudoin (seaoftranquility.com)

Stratospheerius

Led by electric violinist/vocalist Joe Deninzon (www.joedeninzon.com), who has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Stratospheerius has showcased their  “frenzied mélange of alt-bluegrass, progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world. The New York-based group has opened for Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, and John Scofield, among many others. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that mix jazz, funk, rock with Gypsy influences. Stratospheerius was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, and was named “Best Jam Band” in the Musician’s Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz, among other publications. The group has just completed their fifth CD, “The Next World…”  on Steve Vai’s Digital Nations label.

“…Violinist/singer Joe Deninzon presents us with this gift of hot songs from his rockin’ live shows. Think a bit of Zappa, the Dixie Dregs or Blues Traveler, with the violin being the focal point. Joe’s talents are flat out phenomenal, and the progressive rock tapestry he weaves around himself is carried out to perfection by his amazing band.”

-www.musicmorsels.com

“Deninzon shows how he has earned the nickname the “Jimi Hendrix of violin” as he tears threw a distortion heavy solo that points more in the direction of Guns N Roses’ Slash than Yo Yo Ma.”

-Justin Scro www.cashboxmagazine.com

“Memorable hooks, gravity-defying instrumental prowess and a kitchen sink move toward rock… If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”

-David Budin, www.coolcleveland.com

Stratospheerius Discography

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The Next World..

Stratospheerius unleash their latest effort, “The Next World…” Fierce rock to heighten your senses and power your imagination, fueled by electric violinist Joe Deninzon and combining virtuoso musicianship with memorable hooks and intricate arrangements.
This CD is full of great jazz, rock, fusion, pop and country instrumentals with Joe Denizon’s impeccable violin playing and smooth vocals.
Super tight between the bass and percussion with precision guitar and violin seemlessly poured over the top and pulled together with great lead and background vocals make this a very enjoyable  CD to listen to from start to finish.
LISTEN TO A FEW TRACKS…

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Released 29 May 2012
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Aurelien Budynek-guitars/vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
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Headspace

Lead by electric violinist/vocalist/mandolinist Joe Denninzon, Stratospheerius unleashes their fourth collection of songs onto the world. Hot on the heals of their acclaimed CD, “Live Wires”, “Headspace” brings their live energy into the studio. Vocal rock anthems like “New Material, “Old Ghosts”, and “Today is Tommorrow”, shout alongside ripping instrumentals.
From the bluegrass punk of “Gutterpunk Blues”, to the psychedelic roller coaster ride of “Mental Floss”, and the bigger and louder sequel to the Heavy Metal Hora “Heavy Shtettle II”. The disc also features a unique cover of The Police “Driven to Tears”. This CD is filled with memorable hooks alongside the death-defying instrumental jams the group has built its reputation on. Influences range from Zappa and Zeppelin, to Dave Matthews, to Radiohead, to Jeff Beck, to Beck. Go ahead. Take the ride….

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released 02 March 2007
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Mack Price-guitar/vocals
Bob Bowen-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Benny Koonyebsky-percussion

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Live Wires

Stratospheerius is the bastard child of Dave Matthews, Frank Zappa, Bela Fleck and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Lead by electric violinist/vocalist/mandolinist Joe Deninzon, Stratospheerius has showcased their “psychojazz trip funk” at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US. Often referred to as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the violin”.
Joe has worked with artists ranging from Sheryl Crow, Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, Everclear, and Smokey Robinson. The New York-based group has been heavily involved in the jam band scene, sharing bills with groups like The Slip, Ekoostik Hookah, and John Scofield. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that melt the paint off of walls; while jazz, funk, hip hop, and world music are mixed to create a “stratospheric” musical experience. Having received heavy radio airplay and critical acclaim all over the US, Canada, South America, Japan, and Europe, they have just released “Live Wires”, which captures the energy of their explosive live shows!

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released 02 June 2004
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Ron Baron-bass
Jake Ezra-guitar
Alex Skolnick-guitar

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Links

Stratospheerius Site
Jon Deninzon Site
KickStarter Link

Publicity: Anne Leighton: 718-881-8183
Email: leightonmedia@aol.com

Contact: D-Zone Entertainment
917-648-8071
email: info@joedeninzon.com

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Kaya Redford Using NLP and Timeline Therapy to Change Your Life

Kaya Redford NLP Expert Talks About Using NLP and Timeline Therapy to Drastically Change Your Life.

Kaya Redford has spent his life studying NLP from the Masters and he shares what he has learned with thousands to help them get rid of fear, anger, anxiety, self sabotage and all the emotions that hold you back from having a fully realized and happy life.

Kaya Redford Audio Interview


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I first met Kaya about four or five years ago at an event he produced with Bob Proctor, to help people learn about the concepts of Napoleon Hill’s great book “Think and Grow Rich”.

I was invited to some of his classes to sit in and check them out and I was impressed with the depth of his teaching. He brought his classes through line after line of the book, not stopping till the class thoroughly understood what was being said and how it related to each of them in their own journeys to build a full, successful and better life.

Later on I heard Kaya, who had learned from the top NLP Masters, was teaching a course in NLP and how to use the science to help them in sales, business and again, in fulfilling their greatest potential.

I asked Kaya to let me into the class, which he always keeps small so he can give individual attention. He welcomed me in as that is the kind of person Kaya is. The class was, once again, amazingly full of great information and tools that he had everyone work out in class. Kaya never just speaks, he gets his classes fully involved. I learned a lot that day about the good of NLP as I was one of those that only thought that NLP was used to convince people to buy stuff they really didn’t want.

I have wanted to get Kaya to do an interview with me for the longest time, but we have never been able to get the two of us in sync with schedules so I am so happy that we finally got him to give us some of his very precious time.

The call quality is not what I would have liked, but I did not want to reschedule this one because I believe what Kaya has to say will help a lot of people.

Kaya thanks for your time and the wisdom you shared that made this a great call.  – JW

KAya Redford

IMDb Mini Biography By: www.LEGACYLIGHT.com

Kaya Francis Redford has been honored with the title “Award Winning Director” for “Homeless In America” a Hi-Def Documentary, he produced and directed, on the plight of the homeless with interviews from the Los Angeles Police Chief, Los Angeles Mayor, CEO of LA Mission, KCAL 9 News Anchor and a great cast comprising of star celebrities and homeless individuals. Homeless In America was selected at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival, and won the Best Social Documentary Award in September, 2004 in New York.

Kaya Francis Redford was born and raised in the USA and educated in several countries around the world including, Spain, France, Algeria & England and now resides in Southern California. Kaya attended one of England’s most prestigious private schools where he not only captained the RUGBY team but was a great student as well, finishing in the top 1% of the Nation. After 8 years of British schooling, he took a break from calling everyone “Sir” and went back into the American system, studying at Richmond in London and UCLA with a background in Marketing and Advertising.

Kaya is presently working on several media projects for film and television.

Kaya Redford studied NLP with the founders of NLP, Richard Bandler and John Grinder and has been teaching and speaking on the subject to many fortune 500 companies and organizations over the years.

The Next Event will be this weekend

LEAP NOW

Sat, Sept 29  11 am-2pm at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena, Ca
Tickets are $119 off but if you mention code: Kaya Experience, you get $100 off, so it’s only $19.

Limited seats left
Call now 310.871.6191

Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP)

From Wikipedia

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created in the 1970s. The title refers to a stated connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”), and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (“programming”) and can be organized to achieve specific goals in life.[1][2]

The founders of NLP, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, say that NLP is capable of addressing problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, and learning disorders.[citation needed] Their stated aim was in “finding ways to help people have better, fuller and richer lives.”[8][9] Bandler and Grinder claimed that if the effective patterns of behaviour of exceptional people could be modeled then these patterns could be acquired by others. NLP has been adopted by private therapists, including hypnotherapists, and in management workshops and seminars marketed to business and government.[10][11]

From Kaya’s Site:

WHAT EXACTLY IS N.L.P.? (Neuro Linguistic Programming) A way of thinking and a set of skills that’s easy to understand, which gives you more focus, self confidence, power to make good decisions, directions, ability to create wealth, productivity, less procrastination, faster progress and success in any area of your life.

It has been studied and used by the world’s top leaders including Former Presidents: Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama as well as Real Estate & Business Tycoons: Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson. Fortune 500 Companies: Bank of America, New York Life, Century 21, Keller Williams, ACN, Xerox, British Telecom (HDI-IT) as well as many private firms and law firms have received our Quantum Leap NOW N.L.P. Trainings and have achieved outstanding success as a result. It is a very powerful tool to create change in others whether in business, professional sports, as a parent or as a coach.

Timeline Therapy

I know nothing about Timeline Therapy, but I do know the power of the reactive mind and if Timeline Therapy techniques can help change the reactive mind, then I am interested. – JW

From About.com

The therapeutic process called Time Line Therapy is a methodology in which a series of techniques are used to bring about changes on an unconscious level and alter behavior. The intention of this therapy is to help individuals refrain from being reactive to present situations based on past experiences. Time Line Therapy is a reprogramming process that releases the effects of negative experiences and helps a person let go of past influences.

From Kaya’s Site:

Time Line Therapy allows you to go back to the “root” cause of a problem and heal an issue which is blocking you. Imagine for a moment that you had inside you a time machine that allows you to go backg, revisit & heal stuff from the past. When you heal the past through Time Line Therapy, you release all anger, sadness, fear, hurt, guilt, shame, resentment, jealousy, rage, irritation and any other negative emotions. All the while, you clear a path to go forward in your timeline & set goals that you’ll achieve in your future.

Also releasing issues from the past with Time Line Therapy allows you to change your limiting beliefs in the present moment to empowering ones that launch you to QUANTUM LEAP NOW IN YOUR SUCCESS! GREAT NEWS!!

The Prince of Wales, The English Royal Family and England is endorsing Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) & Time Line Therapy (the same techniques I use & teach) as the methods to heal soldiers returning from Afghanistan in emotional pain including including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Take a moment to read the link below, the UK is using the techniques that is Kaya’s expertise, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Time Line Therapy®.

As you know or perhaps did not know, Kaya was trained by the founders of N.L.P. & Time Line Therapy® and is continuously updated on new techniques by them, personally. Here is the article link: http://www.warriorprogramme.org.uk/files/newsletter_02-10.pdf “The 10th February 2010 was a historic day for The Warrior Programme as it played host to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. The Warrior Programme is a three day programme with ongoing monthly support meetings which addresses unresolved emotional pain such as anger, sadness, fear,hurt and guilt.The Programme uses well known therapeutic techniques including Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP), Time Line Therapy® and Huna.”

For a Complimentary 2 Hour Workshop, Call 310.871.6191 and register. So go ahead and take ACTION RIGHT NOW by calling 310.871.6191.

To contact Kaya or get more information:
www.KayaRedfordCoaching.com
Kaya on YouTube
Kaya on Facebook

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Personal Note from the interviewer:

There are many who challenge NLP as pseudoscience and I would not argue with many of the findings of the studies which have been done, but I always believe the often there is no black and white. The truth is often somewhere in the middle.

What I do know is that the masters of marketing are using and have used NLP for many years. I have been to many many conferences with some of the greatest speakers and sales people in the world and they care about the numbers they sell to. They are continually testing techniques to sell more or to build better rapport with their audiences and they throw out what does not work, but these speakers and marketers continually use NLP concepts and techniques over and over again so, to me, this points to the probability that there are NLP techniques that work and can be very powerful.

There is no mysticism about NLP and not all the techniques will work with everyone in every situation. It is a tool that systematizes our responses in order to better communicate to your audience, clients or relationships.

I am no expert so that is my opinion. I have used a few NLP techniques to help clients get to a comfort level with me very quickly. I use mirroring and have found that it works extremely well. I have also used the anchoring technique and found that it worked, but I do not use it as it is not a technique that feels natural to me though I know many that love that technique.

Kaya’s NLP course went so much farther into how people react to different situations and how you can use these reactions to open up communications to their fullest potential.

With all things, check out the facts, not the hype and try things for yourself. Do not let the noise of other’s opinions drown out who you are. Remember it isn’t alsways about what we know or about what we do not know, but more about what we do not know that we do not know. - JW

Randy Gage – Risky is the New Safe – Book Release

Randy Gage,  the Millionaire Messiah, Releases His Ninth Book and Most Controversial Ever!

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Randy’s Rants, His Blog, his speaches… Randy does not shy away from controversial conversations about religion, politics or especially about prosperity as Randy feels it is a sin to be Poor. His 9th Book Risky is the New Safe is his boldest yet and will surely be a classic for a new age.

Randy Gage Audio Interview – Risky is the New Safe Book


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I have been following Randy for many years, since I first heard him speak to around a thousand people at a conference. He is a great speaker, funny, inspiring, smart and wise.

I especially love his no fear, straight talk, sense of humor and his lessons in how to build sales, teams, community….. and about what it takes to have a successful and prosperous life.

I am elated to have been chosen by Randy to be one of a small few that got a chance to receive a gallery copy (pre-release copy) of his new book which is not being released till October 30th. This book is really what we need right now. I cannot say I agree with it all, but I am a Randy Gage believer and this book did not change my mind. It actually helped me clarify a few things I need to do and it put a real fire under my ass to do some things I was not doing.

The book, “Risky is the New Safe”, is the Randy Gage I so loved so much from his book “Why You’re Dumb Sick and Broke and How to Get Smart Healthy and Rich”.  The advance buzz on this book is ridiculous and amazingly huge. I believe this is a book you will be buying for your friends and family.

Many may describe this book as irreverent and very way out there,  and it is meant to be. Not for shock value, but because Randy believes the playing field has changed so much that we need to get real and be able to change our “out of date” thinking now or possibly peril. 

We have seen technology change things for the better and the worse in a very short time and Randy believes that, not only do we need to embrace the change, but we have to get extremely creative and change our way of thinking and looking at the world, if we want to be successful in it.

This book will be called many things. A game changer, a look at the future or even crazy talk, but whatever you believe you will be changed by this book as once a mind is stretched, it is hard to put back.

One thing I know for sure is that Randy Gage doesn’t say things he does not mean and he explains in great detail why he believes what he is predicting and what you need to do to take advantage of the incredible changes yet to come.

Get ready to Zig while others continue to Zag.

I can only imagine Randy’s schedule for this book release, so I so thank him for giving me some of his personal time to give me this interview. Randy tells it like it is, in his new book and in this interview. Thank You Randy – JW

Randy Gage - Risky is the New Safe 3dRisky is the New Safe

Is…. Brash, Controversial, Thought-Provoking

This is a different kind of book for a different kind of thinking.  It’s a thought-provoking manifesto for risk takers.  Disruptive technology, accelerating speed of change and economic upheaval are changing the game.  The same tired, old conventional thinking won’t get you to success today.

Risky Is the New Safe will change the way you look at everything!  You’ll view challenges – and the corresponding opportunities they provide – in entirely new and exciting ways.  You’ll recognize powerful new gateways you can walk through to create wealth.

In this mind-bending book you’ll discover:

  • How mavericks like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Mark Cuban, think differently – and what you can learn from them;
  • The six-month online course that could allow you to earn more than a Ph.D.;
  • How social media changes branding and marketing forever, and what that means for you;
  • What happens when holo-suites and virtual-reality sex come about, and how you need to prepare;
  • The New Religion of Ideas:  How to become an “idea generator” and declare as a free agent; and,
  • What will cause the Euro, precious metals, and oceanfront real estate to collapse – and how that can make you rich!

I’ll warn you up front, the book will be controversial to some.  Randy attacks anything that holds you back from success, including government propaganda, conventional wisdom, and other limiting beliefs.  He didn’t write Risky Is the New Safe to tell you what to think.  He wrote it to cause you to think.

I don’t expect you to agree with everything you read in there – and would be surprised if you did. It’s for people who love intellectual discourse, challenging ideas, opposing viewpoints and honest and respectful discussion of the issues surrounding what it takes to be successful today.

Check out the book and get more information from Randy by clicking the button above. You can also Pre-Order a Copy Now…

Here is what others that received a pre-release  are saying!

“Holy crap, I love this book! It’s smart, entertaining and best of all, made me re-think my life and my business.  That’s a winning combination I find irresistible.  Don’t hesitate to buy this book and put it to use in every aspect of your life.”
— Larry Winget
Five-time NYT/WSJ bestselling author, including the #1 bestseller, Shut Up, Stop Whining And Get A Life!

This remarkable, fast-paced book opens your mind and imagination to the incredible opportunities that appear around you when you change your perspective.” — Brian Tracy
Author, The Power of Self-Confidence

Risky is the New Safe is eye opening, mind blowing and gut real. It gives you a step-by-step blueprint for succeeding in today’s new world. If you are an entrepreneur, a business person or want to create wealth in your life you HAVE to read this book!”
— T. Harv Eker
Author, N.Y. Times #1 Bestseller, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

This is your go-to business page-turner! Randy’s forward-thinking concepts embody my own business ideals for driving success within organizations: take risks, no one’s going to die!” — Jeffrey Hayzlett
Global Business Celebrity,
Bestselling Author, Sometime Cowboy

Read this book. But, before you do, suspend what you already believe is true about the way the world is and operates. You are about to learn what ‘critical thinking’ is all about, why risky indeed is the new (and perhaps, only) safe, and how it can make you wiser and more prosperous. The good news is that – in typical Randy Gage style – it will be fun, entertaining, and just sarcastic enough to keep you riveted to every page. Get out your pen and highlighter…you’re gonna’ need it!”
— Bob Burg
Co-author of The Go-Giver
and author of Endless Referrals

Couldn’t take my eyes off this, great freaking book!  Risky is the New Safe is a combination of Buffet, Springsteen, Rand, and Patton. Randy Gage is the ranking intellect of prosperity in our time, and only Luddites will ignore him. He has, yet again, written of the promise of abundance, the appeal of change, and the vast value of new and emerging relationships. There’s nothing risky about buying this book except forgetting to do anything else while you’re engrossed in it.” — Alan Weiss, Ph.D.
Author, The Consulting Bible and Thrive: Stop Wishing Your Life Away!

Relevant, challenging and thought-provoking.  This book is a must-read for entrepreneurs.”
— Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D.
Author of A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement
and Success

I think I held my breath through the entire first chapter. Randy paints a vivid picture of an exhilarating future if we heed his warnings and a terrifying one if we don’t. Reading this book is the safest bet you’ve got.” — Kyle Maynard
2-time ESPY Award winner and author of NY Times bestseller No Excuses

Riveting! A homerun! Gripped me from the first pages and expanded my mind while entertaining me too. I love this gem!” — Joe Vitale
Author, Attract Money Now
and Hypnotic Writing

I couldn’t put it down! In fact, I found myself racing through each page because I couldn’t wait to find out what was coming next.  My next reading will include a highlighter and my journal so I can incorporate Randy’s life changing thoughts into my life on a daily basis.  This book inspired me, challenged me and motivated me to think differently and take my mission to a much bigger level.  I will be sharing it with all of my peers.” — JJ Virgin
Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert
Bestselling Author,
TV Personality & Speaker

No wonder this book has more buzz than any other this year!  It’s breathtaking, brilliant, and bold – a textbook for creating your prosperity and success.”
— Art Jonak
President, Network Professionals, Inc.

Once you read – and more importantly apply  – the ideas contained in Risky is the New Safe, it will be impossible to go back to your old ways of thinking. Randy Gage will free your mind from the shackles of outdated thinking and give you tools that will enable you to navigate the greatest paradigm shift we are now in with the deftness of a Jedi Master. This is an outstanding work.”
— James Trapp
President and CEO
of Unity Worldwide Ministries

Read More Testimonials…

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“I believe you were born to be rich, people are meant to be inspired, and conventions should rock.

I believe a blog can change the world and a speech can change a life.

I believe safe is the new risky, boring is criminal, and pitchers should hit.

Call me a philosopher, a Jedi Knight or the millionaire messiah, just don’t call me late for dinner. I like hot cars, warm beaches and cold Dr. Pepper. Quiet confidence and loud ideas are sexy. When I’m not prowling the podium or locked in my lonely writer’s garret, you’ll find me playing 3rd base for a softball team somewhere.

I believe in my work, because I believe in you.”

From Amazon

There is probably no one on earth better qualified to help you reach more success in MLM than Randy Gage. His Duplication Nation (formerly How to Earn at Least $100,000 a Year in Network Marketing) is the top selling training album in MLM, and his Escape the Rat Race is the #1 recruiting tool in the business. His resources have been translated into more than 15 languages and sold in the millions around the globe.

Randy helped introduce Network Marketing in places like Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Macedonia. He’s been a company VP of Marketing, and served as a consultant to numerous companies, designing compensation plans, creating marketing materials and developing duplicable systems for them. Randy has conducted training for the finest companies in the industry, and spoken in more than 35 countries.

Through his coaching programs and private consulting, Randy has helped the top income earners in numerous companies. He has arguably trained more MLM millionaires than anyone alive today. But most importantly, Randy teaches from real-world experience, earning millions of dollars as a distributor.

Randy has conducted thousands of training programs and presented thousands more opportunity meetings. Several years ago he dusted off his white board and starting from scratch he quickly rose to become the #1 income earner in his company worldwide. He knows what is working in the marketplace right now, and he’ll teach you exactly how to reach mega success in these conditions.

Randy has made his money, and continues to work only for the challenge and to support his personal enrollees. He has achieved the perfect balance between work and life. When he’s not drawing circles, you’ll find him playing 3rd base for the South Florida Carnivores, riding his bike, racing cars, or collecting comic books. His guilty pleasures are Sci-Fi, Krispy Kreme, and watching Project Runway. Randy splits his time between Miami Beach, Sydney, and Paris.

Why you are Sick, Dumb and Broke

And How to Get Smart, Healthy and Rich.

This groundbreaking self-help book reveals the secrets of manifesting health, happiness, and prosperity in your life—but not in a way you’ve experienced before. Blunt, outspoken, and brutally honest, Randy Gage shoots down the forces that hold you back and keep you dumb, sick, and broke, and shows you how to take action to get smart, healthy, and rich.

Randy Gage Site
Randy’s Rants
Randy’s Blog

Twitter @Randy_Gage
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Gilmore Bank Sponsors Golf Tournament for Westview School

Gilmore Community Bank Sponsors 2nd Annual Westview School Golf Tournament

At MountainGate Country Club Monday October 1, 2012

Listen to Jackie Strumwasser, Exec Director or Westview School and Cecil Adams, Senior Vice President of Gilmore Bank in Los Angeles talk about the event and the great work the school is doing for it’s students.

Interview with Cecil Adams and Jackie Strumwasser


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2nd Annual Golf Tournament

GILMORE BANK WANTS TO “MAKE A HOLE LOT OF
DIFFERENCE FOR KIDS,” PROVIDES PLATINUM
SPONSORSHIP AND OTHER SUPPORT FOR WESTVIEW
SCHOOL’S 2ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

Please call Ellen Retting, Director of Development
310.478.5544 or eretting@westviewschool.com

Event Tees Up At MountainGate Country Club At 9 A.MMonday October 1, 2012To ensure that Westview School will continue to “Make a Hole Lot of Difference for Kids,” outstanding corporate citizen Gilmore Bank has not only signed on as a Platinum Sponsor of Westview’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament but is also actively recruiting other sponsors, raffle prize donors and golfers as well as promoting the event.

Additionally, the bank’s customers are invited to play in the October 1 tournament at MountainGate Country Club. Gilmore Bank is as unique in its strong support of Westview School as Westview is in its work with bright students, grades six to 12, with learning differences.  Just one visit to the campus underscores the exceptional support Westview provides for these youths.  The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools.

Gilmore Bank is as unique in its strong support of Westview School as Westview is in its work with bright students, grades six to 12, with learning differences.  Just one visit to the campus underscores the exceptional support Westview provides for these youths.  The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools.

Sponsors, raffle prizes and golfers are sought for the event.  Contact Ellen Retting at 310.478.5544 Ext. 123.

About Gilmore Bank  

Gilmore Bank opened for business in 1955. Bank founder, E.B. Gilmore was a legendary entrepreneur who, with his father, A.F. Gilmore, established the largest petroleum company in the western United States, built Gilmore Field baseball stadium, and founded the original Farmers Market.

Still a family owned community bank, they have full-service offices in Los Angeles and La Canada Flintridge, plus a loan production office in Irvine. Gilmore Bank has been granted the status of Preferred Lender by the Small Business Administration.  For more information on Gilmore Bank, visit www.gilmorebank.com.

About Westview School

Established in 1990, Westview School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpublic school serving bright students in grades 6 through 12 with learning differences that benefit from a small, supportive learning environment.

It is the mission of Westview School to provide its students with a personalized educational program with individualized instruction, program flexibility within an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. Westview’s unique college preparatory program strives to prepare its graduates to successfully meet the challenges of adult life.

For more information: www.westviewschool.com or Facebook at Westview School Los Angeles.

All tournament proceeds will benefit Westview School
Established in 1990 Westview School is a nonprofit, nonpublic
school serving bright students in grades 6 through 12 with learning
differences who benefit from a small supportive learning environment.

Tournament Schedule

9:00 am – 10:15 am

• Registration
• Continental Breakfast
• Warm-up on the Driving Range,
(practice balls provided)
• Putting Contest

11:00 am

• Shot Gun Tee Off/Scramble Format
• Lunch on Cart
4:30 pm
• Cocktail Reception/No Host Bar
• Awards Ceremony
• Raffle

Tournament Location

MountainGate Country Club
12445 Mountain Gate Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310.478.6215
Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor $4,000
Includes: 3 Foursomes, Corporate Name/Logo on Thank
You Banner, 3 Tee Sponsorships and 12 Tee Gift Bags

Gold Sponsor $2,500
Includes: 2 Foursomes, Corporate Name/Logo on Thank
You Banner, 2 Tee Sponsorships and 8 Tee Gift Bags

Silver Sponsor $1,500
Includes: 1 Foursome, Name/Logo on Thank You
Banner, 1 Tee Sponsorship and 4 Tee Gift Bags

Hole-in-One Sponsor $500
Includes: Signage at Sponsored Tee
Driving Range Sponsor $250
Includes: Signage at Driving Range
Tee Sponsor $175
Includes: Signage at Sponsored Tee
*Foursome Package $900
Includes: 4 Entry Packages and 4 Tee Gift Bags
*Single Entry Package $250
Includes: Golf Cart, Box Lunch, Cocktail Reception and
A Tee Gift Bag.

*Early Bird Registration by September 1st.
Foursomes Receive 10 Raffle Tickets.
Single Entry Receives 2 Raffle Tickets.

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Dr. Louis Koster Happy No Matter What!

Louis Koster, MD lead an amazing life as a  doctor without borders and talks about how to be happy no matter what your circumstances

Dr. Louis Koster grew up with a bad stutter and he turned his life around more than once by changing the language of his life.

Dr. Louis Koster was introduced to me by my good friend Starley Murray of www.StarleyMurrayLive.com.  Starley was working with Dr. Koster and she new his incredible story is just the sort of thing I love to share.

Dr. Koster did not disappoint. His story was so wonderfully interesting. He started out with a horrific stutter which he worked hard to overcome. He became a doctor, but did not like being one where he was at so he moved to Spain to learn how to become a Flamingo dancer!  Dr. Koster, finally took a position with Doctors without Borders.

Both the horror and the deep love he witnessed helped Dr. Koster to learn the secret of being happy no matter what your circumstances so he wrote a book based on his findings and it was just released October 1st.

I want to thank Louis and I call him Louis here because although I highly respect his title and the work he has done, I want to acknowledge his human authentic presence that you cannot help but get from being around this wonderful man.

Thank you for sitting down with me Louis and sharing. I know that you had not done many interviews before I threw you in front of my camera. You were real and giving in your storytelling and it is evident that you truly want to help others JW

Dr. Louis Koster

Dr Louis Koster was privileged to have worked for over ten years as a medical doctor in war zones, in countries like Angola, Liberia, Sudan and Bosnia and worked with refugees in Pakistan and in Cuba. He has received numerous humanitarian awards for his humanitarian work.

Dr Louis Koster led transformational seminars and coaching for organizations and companies since 1998, first in Los Angeles and now in Australia, the place where he lives with his soul-mate and wife Francesca and his beautiful young daughter Carmen. He currently works as a doctor in Victoria.

A humanitarian, innovative thinker, facilitator, and caring at heart, Dr Louis Koster’s extraordinary career include:

  • Co-founding The International Trust for Children’s Healthcare in Russia on personal invitation by Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union.
  • Founding Strategic Humanitarian Developments, an innovative organization that brought together stakeholders of diverse communities to create partnerships and foster community building and address the most pertinent issues in these communities.
  • Creating A New Language for Life, a comprehensive teaching program to reveal the secrets of happiness and higher awareness.

A New Language for Life: Happy No Matter What!

A New Language for Life, Happy No Matter What! is a message of higher awareness, a message of oneness of being. A New Language for Life is a message of peace. A New Language for Life is a philosophy for life, a way of living your life as your true nature.

Awakening to a higher awareness is a growing movement that finds a platform in A New Language for Life.

A New Language for Life, Happy No Matter What! reveals that enlightment is available for everyone, who has a serious commitment to spiritual growth and development. Author Dr Louis Koster reveals a daily practice of “living The Choice and The Insight,” which unveils that the secret to happiness is found in an awakening to the oneness of being. A New Language for Life, Happy No Matter What! reminds you of your true nature that you have forgotten, and awakens you to the oneness of life.

Links

Dr. Koster Website

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Wouter Kellerman Talks to On Purpose Magazine

Wouter Kellerman 2010 SAMA Winner Tours America

Wouter Kellerman may not be a name you have heard of, but if you like great music you should.

Wouter Kellerman two time winner of the South African Music Awards (SAMA) including 2010 best instrumental DVD Jazz/Classical/Pop.  The SAMA is their equivalent of our Grammy Award.

Interview with Wouter Kellerman in Hollywood


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Wouter’s music has so many flavors, but is all wonderful, from slowly haunting tunes, African beats, Island grooves, Irish Marches and even urban rapping…

I had to drive Los Angeles traffic after hearing one tune by Wouter (pronounced Voter). I like music so I was happy to cover a musician, but was I in for a surprise. The venue was the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA. Very small and very Hollywood.

The concert was very intimate and Wouter was way too big for that room. His band tore up the stage. It started slow and he just kept it growing and growing and I was taken back to Ian Anderson, John Mayal scatting, and more and more..

Wouter and his band hung out afterwords and I got a chance to meet with them. If I was on the road with a band.. These would be the people I would choose. Nice, easy and talented. Thank you Wouter for taking the time to interview with me as I know you had another appointment to get to… . – JW

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Wouter Kellerman

Wouter Kellerman’s new album ‘Two Voices’ won the 2011 SAMA (South African Music Award, the SA equivalent of the Grammy) for ‘Best Instrumental Album’,  and reinforces his status as one of South Africa’s foremost flautists. A true crossover artist, he thrives on experimenting with the shades, textures and colours that his magic flute is capable of painting, and creatively blending this with other instrumentation and vocal sounds.

Watch Wouter Kellerman Music Videos 

The SAMA-winning flute wizard, who performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony to a global television audience of 700-million people, has spent the past couple of years cooking up several potent compositions with an array of top South African and African artists – and ‘Two Voices’ is the result.

His debut album, ‘Colour’, enjoyed rave reviews, topped the charts and was nominated for a 2008 South African Music Awards for ‘Best Instrumental Album’.

His show ‘Kellerman Colour Live’ won the 2010 SAMA (South African Music Award) for ‘Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classical DVD’.

Kellerman demonstrates in his shows why he is regarded as one of the country’s most musically adventurous world-music proponents, who keeps his sound fresh and progressive by incorporating a fusion of influences and styles into his music with vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers to create a fresh and exhilarating performance. He has been travelling extensively over the last two years, performing all over the world in places like Berlin, Shanghai, New York and Sydney.

2010 highlights include performing at the opening of MIDEM in Cannes, France. MIDEM is the world’s biggest music conference and festival and Kellerman was part of a Department of Arts and Culture delegation, representing South Africa. In March he travelled to the USA to perform at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, in Texas. SXSW is the biggest music festival in the USA.

In July Kellerman performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony. Concerts in the last few months included performing at the 2010 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in Johannesburg and two performances at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, China.

Wouter’s flute-playing can be heard on the soundtrack of the Emmy Award-winning film ‘Eye of the Leopard’. His albums ‘Colour’ and ‘Two Voices’ were mixed in Los Angeles by Grammy-winning engineer Husky Hoskulds.

Passionate about teaching and empowering young people, Kellerman has sponsored the living expenses of 10 children in the SOS Children’s Village in Ennerdale for the past 14 years, and has also financed the building of a house in the SOS Children’s Village in Rustenburg. For his continued efforts in helping give these children a better life, Kellerman was nominated by the SOS Children’s Villages for the Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy. He continues to facilitate the teaching of young dance and music students.

Wouter Kellerman started playing the flute at the age of 10, and in 1981 appeared as a soloist with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra. He went on to feature in several South African orchestras, scooping musical accolades along the way. Among these was winning the Perrenoud Foundation Prize during the 1997 Vienna International Music Competition.

Using his classical training as a foundation, Kellerman focused his attention on world music, exploring the versatility of the instrument and fusing classical and contemporary sounds, resulting in a potent and thrilling musical encounter. Kellerman is taking his crossover world music to a global audience, having gained a solid following in South Africa. He has already released the album in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and most recently in Australia, where he combined his release with a nationwide tour, which included a support slot on Johnny Clegg’s Down Under tour.

Wouter Kellerman Discography

Two Voices

Wouter Kellerman’s new album ‘Two Voices’ won the 2011 SAMA (South African Music Award, the SA equivalent of the Grammy) for ‘Best Instrumental Album’,  and reinforces his status as one of South Africa’s foremost flautists. A true crossover artist, he thrives on experimenting with the shades, textures and colours that his magic flute is capable of painting, and creatively blending this with other instrumentation and vocal sounds.

The SAMA-winning flute wizard, who performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony to a global television audience of 700-million people, has spent the past couple of years cooking up several potent compositions with an array of top South African and African artists – and ‘Two Voices’ is the result.

His debut album, ‘Colour’, enjoyed rave reviews, topped the charts and was nominated for a 2008 South African Music Awards for ‘Best Instrumental Album’.

His show ‘Kellerman Colour Live’ won the 2010 SAMA (South African Music Award) for ‘Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classical DVD’.

Kellerman demonstrates in his shows why he is regarded as one of the country’s most musically adventurous world-music proponents, who keeps his sound fresh and progressive by incorporating a fusion of influences and styles into his music with vocalists,

Colour

From Harmonious Living Reviewed by Ceri Balston

wouter kellerman Colour

South Africa’s premier flautist Kellerman (aka Wouter Kellerman) brings us his long awaited debut album, ‘Colour’. From the very first note this is one of those CDs that you just know will be glued to your CD player for months to come. Relaxing, fun, soulful and joyful throughout ‘Colour’ is destined to be a timeless classic.

You can tell that one of Kellerman’s passions, apart from music, is for the vibrant and diverse cultures that cover our world. Throughout the album he joyfully explores his own South African heritage (and Akrikaans roots in the final track ‘Al Le Die Berge’), as well as delving into the rich and passionate world of the Argentinean Tango, whilst Spanish and Irish themes also abound.

Highlight tracks include the beautifully seductive and sultry tango ‘Vuelvo al Sur’ which just oozes with South American passion, ‘Told U So’ a lively and cheeky South African number and ‘Quisas, quisas, quisas’ the Lila Downs song made popular by the film Tortilla Soup. Having chosen those tracks I do have to say that every time I listen to ‘Colour’ I keep changing my mind about my favourites, the CD is just that good with tracks appropriate for all times and moods.

SOS Children’s Village

What They Do

At SOS Children’s Villages we believe that children can only develop to their full potential if they have a supportive and protective family environment.  We work to make this a reality. 

At the centre of our SOS Children’s Villages programme is the individual child. We encourage children to actively take part in the making of decisions that affect their lives.

Preventing crisis leading to family separation

We work with disadvantaged families in order to prevent crises that can lead to family separation. We offer various forms of support to strengthen and stabilise families as much as possible so that children can grow up in their own families. The aim is always to build the skills and capacities of carers and of their communities so that children can enjoy positive and caring relationships.

Strengthening SOS families and foster families

We also strengthen SOS families and foster families, which provide stable and consistent care to children who cannot remain in their family of origin, and for whom family-based care is considered the best option. Short-term solutions may be offered in crisis situations.

Whether located all together or dispersed within a community, SOS families provide individualised care and promote the development, education and health of each child. We work together with communities to develop and improve local education and health infrastructure. In some cases SOS Children’s Villages runs kindergartens, day-care centres, schools and vocational training centres, as well as medical centres.

A leading voice for children

Building on our experience, we are also a leading voice for children who have lost their parent or whose parents cannot care for them.  We aim to make a change that will improve the lives and living conditions of all these children, their families and their communities.

SOS Children’s Villages is active in 133 countries and territories. The variety of this international work is brought together by the umbrella organisation SOS Children’s Villages International, which unites all of the autonomous national associations.

In all countries where SOS Children’s Villages operates, the aim is to form a national association which is its own legal entity, with its own statutes and Board of Directors. Common for all of them is membership of the international umbrella association and the fact that their Board of Directors work on an honorary basis. Each member association is obliged to comply with the international statute of the organisation. Practices in relation to education, child-care, financ and administration are also common to all member associations.

Each national association is registered and organised as a foundation, trust, association, non-profit company or society. As a full member of SOS Children’s Villages International, they have the right to apply for funding through the umbrella association and request services from the General Secretariat.

Links

Wouter Kellerman Website
SOS Childrens Village

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Wouter Kellerman Talks to On Purpose Magazine

Nat Faxon of Ben and Kate Supports Surfrider Foundation

Nat Faxon of Ben and Kate and Oscar winner for co-writing “The Decendents” Supports The Surfrider Foundation

If you don’t know Nat Faxon you soon will. He will be starring in the new comedy series on Fox Ben and Kate. Nat has also been in countless commercial great commercials and some of my favorite movies like Beerfest, Bad Teacher, Zookeeper and Walk Hard – The Dewey Cox Story

Nat has also been seen on many of my favorite shows like Reno 911, My Name is Earl and many others.

This interview is from the first of the year so Nat had not won his Oscar yet. This is one of those, I wish I knew what I was talking about interviews. I had no clue that Nat was the co-screenwriter on The Decendents movie and it is obviouse. Sorry Nat… It was great to see him win the Oscar as I have seen him at a few events and he is always very nice. Thanks Nat. – JW

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Nat Faxon (c) JW NajarianNat Faxon

From Wikipedia

Faxon’s early years started in the seaside community of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Faxon is a graduate of Brookwood School(Manchester-by-the sea, Massachusetts), Holderness School, and Hamilton College. As an actor, he is best known for his appearances in comedic films such as Orange County (2002), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), and several Broken Lizard films including Beerfest (2006). He co-starred in Darren Star‘s semi-autobiographical satire Grosse Pointe and had recurring roles in several television series such as The Cleveland Show, Joey, Up All Night and Reno 911!. He was also featured in a series of prominent Holiday Inn commercials featuring Joe Buck as well as an ad by Blockbuster.

Faxon is an alumnus of the Los Angeles-based improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings.

Faxon and writing partner Jim Rash, whom he met while performing at The Groundlings, most recently co-wrote the screenplay for the film The Descendants, starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne. On February 26, 2012, the screenplay for The Descendants won an Oscar.

He will star in the lead role on the upcoming FOX comedy Ben and Kate.

From TvGuide

  • Started a sketch-improv group called Bobby Peru while in college.
  • Worked in the main company at the Groundlings improv theater in Los Angeles for nearly a decade.
  • Pitched a variety of products in commercials for Swiffer Duster, Saturn, State Farm, Heineken, TiVo and Holiday Inn (for which he appeared with broadcaster Joe Buck in several spots).
  • Considered his role as evil German Rolf in 2006′s Beerfest as one of his favorites.
  • Married Meaghan Gadd, daughter of well-known drummer Steve Gadd, whose tours are titled Mission From Gadd.
  • Voiced characters on The Cleveland Show and American Dad! before landing a lead voice role on Allen Gregory in the fall of 2011.
  • Cowrote (with Jim Rash) the adapted screenplay for The Descendants (2011), starring George Clooney.

Nat Faxon Relationships:

  • Meaghan Gadd – Wife
  • Ruth James Faxon – Daughter

Nat Faxon Awards:

  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay – Motion Picture – Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – Winner (with Jim Rash)
  • 2011 BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay – Nominee
  • College:
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (BA in Theater, 1997)

Ben and Kate

SERIES PREMIERE TUE 8:30/7:30c SEP 25 on Fox

What happens when an exuberant, irresponsible dreamer who always says “yes” moves in with his overly responsible little sister to help raise her five-year-old daughter? BEN AND KATE is a heartwarming new comedy that follows a pair of odd-couple siblings – one an overly responsible single mom; the other, an exuberant kid-at-heart – and their friends as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into real life.

KATE FOX (Dakota Johnson, “The Social Network”) followed the rules all her life…until she got pregnant in college and dropped out just shy of graduation. After the birth of her daughter, MADDIE (Maggie Jones, “We Bought a Zoo,” “Footloose”), Kate put her twenties on hold. Now working as a bar manager to make ends meet and maximize her time with five-year-old Maddie, she’s uber-prepared for every possible catastrophe – except for the arrival of her older brother,  BEN FOX (Nat Faxon, “Bad Teacher”).

Ben and Kate Official Site

~ Nat Faxon is not on social media and does not have a website.

Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation

MISSION

A little over 25 years ago three people in Malibu, California found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Think about that for a second.

Think about something you love… something that gives you enjoyment. Taken away.

First Point, pictured to the right, the quintessential perfect California wave was about to be destroyed. Those three people organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were satisfied that their efforts to preserve that iconic wave would be successful.

This was the genesis of Surfrider Foundation.

Today, we are doing this same thing in about 18 countries around the world.

Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

You can think about that as three concepts. “Protection and enjoyment”, we don’t want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep off. We’re surfers, we’re beach goers, we’re watermen… we enjoy the coasts. We’re a user group. Next up is “oceans, waves and beaches.” Think coastlines, we’re engaged with environmental issues that affect our coastlines. “Powerful activist network” speaks to how we go about this mission. We are a grassroots organization. We’re local in many coastal regions.

We’re moms, we’re surfers, we’re kids and teens… we’re you. We’re engaged to protect what we love: oceans, waves and beaches.

We would love to have you join us, you can join Surfrider here.

www.facebook.com/surfrider
twitter.com/surfrider
youtube.com/surfriderfoundation

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Thanks to GBK Events – Gavin and his great staff. As always you host the best.

GBK Productions is a Marketing, Public Relations, Fundraising and Special Events company dedicated to providing high quality, tailor-made service to its individual clients. GBK is known for integrating the Entertainment, Luxury Consumer Products and Non-Profit industries to create unique and memorable high-profile experiences that maximize its clients’ brand-building efforts.

Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Event Production, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Though separate, each entity is interconnected allowing clients/brands a full range of marketing services and benefits.

Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French on Rocked The Extreme Leadership Summit with Twisted Business

John Jay Jay French is the Founder, Guitarist and Manager of Twisted Sister. Known for his savvy business and entrepreneurial skills and his philanthropic spirit, Jay Jay talks about learning the business of music and how its not that different than your business and about……

This Video shows how John Jay Jay French Rocked it in San Diego at Bestselling Author Steve Farber’s Extreme Leadership Summit where he spoke in August.

Our Audio Interview with Jay Jay French in New York as he Talks About The Music Business and The Extreme Leadership Summit


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The Video Interview

The audio Interview was done before Jay Jay’s talk from his office in New York. The video was taken at the conference after he had spoken to an excited group of entrepreneurs and business people.

I went to Steve Farber’s first ever Extreme Leaership Summit and now that it is over I can tell you it was a major success. NO Pitchfest, pure training, learning, networking and awesome entertainment. The message was important and Steve used his famous L.E.A.P. system to guide and help make the summit a wonderful experience. It was filled with speakers that taught Love of your business, client, worker and your product or service. It had speakers like Jay Jay French from Twisted Sister that were incredibly Energetic and Audacious and speakers like Simon Billsberry to give Proof of concept and implementation.

It was hard to get Jay Jay away from the throng of people that wanted his attention, but he stayed for the whole three days and made himself extremely available to the attendees. I grabbed him while he was signing autographs and got into the nitty gritty with him about his first talk on stage and about the music business and how what he learned creating one of the most successful bands in the history of rock, can help you and your business.

I loved Steve’s book so I knew the summit would be good, but I did not expect great and I got great. One night Steve and Jay Jay set it up so that Guitar Center and Epiphone Guitar supplied us with masses of instruments and a drum kit and we all got to go and play up on stage with Jay Jay. What a super honor. I played bass behind a couple of tunes… very cool. – JW

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The Audio Interview

This was written before the summit.

After speaking to Steve Farber, recently about his first ever Extreme Leadership Summit, I could see that this was going to be one of those life changing experiences that we just do not find in most conferences and summits nowadays.

Steve is cool enough, but he also offered to allow his speakers to interview with me before the event….  Great for me because, although I don’t do commercials or infomercials for people, I do love to create and share excellent and valuable content for you, and Steve and the speakers promised they would tell some cool stories and give me some great content and value to pass on to you. (And They Have!.. )

It is also great for Steve so that he can get the word out on this unbelievable summit. Steve has put together an Extreme Training Intensive… This is not another one of those sellathon weekends where speakers pitch you to buy at the back of the room…

Steve has brought his closest friends that have excelled in Extreme Leadership and he brings them to you so that you can learn what you need to know to accelerate your business and your life to never before foreseen heights.

I heard that Jay Jay and Steve had met at Liz Strauss’ SOBCon Event and was happy to hear that Jay Jay would be speaking at Steve’s Extreme Leadership Summit.

As a musician myself and a guitar player at that, it was sure exciting to get to speak with Jay Jay French the guitarist for the legendary Twisted Sister.

Jay Jay tells a great story and is quite candid and I found that there was really no question he was not willing to answer.

The big thing we discussed was how similar the music business is to other industries and how it takes the same qualities and systems and steps to place preparation into the path of opportunity.

Jay Jay, is a rock star that plays guitar in front of 70 to 80 thousand screaming fans at huge arenas and stadiums, but as the founder and also the manager of the band and others, Jay Jay is also a very savvy businessman, an entrepreneur and someone that has paid some dues.

Never thought I would say that some of the smartest business information I got came from a rock guitarist from a band with a name like Twisted Sister.

I want to thank Jay Jay for his time, for being a great guest and for spending some substantial time with me right after getting off his European Tour… Thanks Jay Jay. – JW

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Jay Jay French

Jay Jay French is a human enigma. His playing has inspired countless guitarists all over the world, and 30+ years after founding Twisted Sister, he is truly a living legend.

As a manager, he has worked with such diverse artists as Sevendust, songwriters Andrew Fortier and David Forman, blues guitar legend Johnny Gale, jam band heroes The Sound Of Urchin, underground new york legends The Step Kings, and Fred Sargolini–the “FS” of the world-famous new york DJ duo, Ming & FS.

In his combined roles as a guitarist, manager, and producer, Jay Jay has been responsible for the sale of over 12 million records worldwide and has 39 gold and platinum albums from 8 different countries.

Jay Jay has been in the rock’n’roll circus for three decades, and knows both sides of the stage and the microphone; yet, he keeps away from the gossip headlines and glamour nonsense that the industry is so infected with. He’s a New Yorker, but more so an international player that impresses on all levels. He’s tough when he’s on a mission, but his dedication, knowledge and trust is unheard of.  Jay Jay is the real deal – both as a musician, producer and manager, and he’s known by many as one of the most genuine people working in the music industry today.

“At the end of the day, Rock and roll is a business with universal business rules. You need to posses the ability to look inside yourself, be honest with what you see, re-invent, and then re-apply. And be fully prepared to be knocked down again.”

PinkBurst Project

Jay Jay French’s Pinkburst Project Donates Over $110,000 to The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation

A total of $110,000 is being donated to The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation for ongoing research, education and support for those affected by Uveitis and other inflammatory eye diseases.

All custom guitars and amps in The Pinkburst Project collection were auctioned for sale during the Skinner Fine Musical Instruments on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.

A benefit concert, “The Pinkburst Project: An Evening with Twisted Sister benefiting the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation” took place on Friday, April 29 at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Special guests included New York Yankee-great, Bernie Williams.

“When I embarked on the Pinkburst Project three and one-half years ago on behalf of my daughter Samantha and her struggle with her Uveitis, I did it at first to raise much needed money for research and a cure. I didn’t realize where that journey would take me.” stated French.

He continued, “The money raised of course is much needed but the media exposure and the realization that getting out the story could actually save people’s sight was something that I didn’t think about. Now I have come to realize that the combination of hard work, focus and the incredible help from so many people have created a social network of families who are fighting this disease and no longer feel like nobody in the world cares. People DO care.

The brotherhood of man has once again reached out to those in need and now the Pinkburst Project has given renewed hope to those afflicted that someday a cure may be found.”

“In spite of the fact that uveitis blinds thousands of patients every year, it remains “under the radar”, unknown by most and underappreciated even by many ophthalmologists as a cause of continuing misery and blindness. Raising awareness of this preventable tragedy among the public and educating eye doctors on the latest techniques proven to prevent blindness from uveitis is at the heart of the mission of the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. The passion of Jay Jay French and of Twisted Sister in helping the Foundation in this matter is stunning, and our gratitude to them for this cannot be overstated.” Says. C. Stephen Foster, MD, President and Founder of the Ocular Immunology Uveitis Foundation.

Jay Jay French and Twisted Sister Websites
JayJayFrench.com
Twisted Sister
FaceBook
Twitter
PinkBurst Project
PinkBurst on FaceBook

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What is Extreme Leadership?

If you haven’t already noticed, ‘Leadership’ has become just another one of those pseudo-pop-psycho-cultural buzzwords.

Over time, its meaning has been diluted to such a profound degree, that it’s just another one of those labels we use when we really mean ‘The one with the big office.’ 

True leadership doesn’t come from a snappy vocabulary, the books you have on your shelf, your place on the organization chart, or any other fabrication.

Leadership is intensely personal, intrinsically scary, and it requires us to live up to and beyond the point of fear—every single day. – Steve Farber

Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

Steve and his team have crafted The Extreme Leadership Summit to be something unique, something special, something…well…extreme. And it’s unlike any leadership or personal development “event” you’ve been to before.

The Summit is not a pitch fest (where a bunch of speakers try to sell you stuff), and it’s not a parade of talking heads, to mix a metaphor, where you passively sit, watch the show, take notes, and go home.

This is an experience, a process.

Informed by our brilliant thought-leader-speaker-coaches and with the help of your fellow participants (in small, focused MasterMind Teams), you’ll build a significant, personal Extreme Leadership Action Plan–a plan that you’ll begin applying to your life and business immediately, before The Summit even ends.

And–unlike other events–the vast majority of our speakers will be attending the entire conference. With you. We’re all in this thing together.

Speakers

Steve Farber

Steve Farber President and FounderThe Extreme Leadership Institute, Inc.

Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding PresidentSpaulding Companies LLC

Simon Billsberry Co-FounderKineticom

Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead Chief Fascination OfficerFascinate, Inc

Loren Slocum

Loren Slocum Founder/CEO/PresidentLobella International

Jay Jay French

Jay Jay French Founder/Manager/GuitaristTwisted Sister

Brian Mayne

Brian Mayne ChairmanLift International

Liz Strauss

Liz Strauss CEO and FounderSOBCon Business Conference

The Huffington Post named Liz to their Top 10 Influencers Alive List. Liz Strauss is a high energy master teacher, an über connector, an idea machine with bias toward action. Forbes named Liz Strauss to their Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers and Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers.

Agenda -Follow this link to get the full agenda [Click Here]

More Information………….

Steve Farber Steve Farber

A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.

Leading from experience.

In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since.

Steve was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce.

In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Social Profit Leadership, a non-profit organization formed to serve the leadership development needs of social entrepreneurs, and served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the world-renown, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.

A Universal Message.

“Approach the act of leadership as you’d approach an extreme sport: learn to love the fear and exhilaration that naturally comes with the territory.”

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education.

His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller.

His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”

And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His newest edition, The Radical Leap Re-Energized: Doing What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do, is in bookstores now.

Steve’s Books

book radical leap re-energized Steve Farber

The Radical Leap Re-Energized

is an expansion and revitalization of The Radical Leap, which was named as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Covert and Sattersten.

It’s a novel told in Steve Farber’s humorous, poignant, and original voice that takes the reader on a deep exploration of the qualities and practices of real, or Extreme Leadership, and how to apply them in daily life. Part One, The Radical Leap, explores the leadership elements of Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof;

Part Two, The Radical Edge, takes the discussion deeper into innovation, personal clarity and guidelines for changing the world. It sets a new standard for what it means to really lead in today’s business world and beyond.

Steve Farber’s masterwork, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, is an inspired opus on what it means to be a leader of substance and significance. You’ll find yourself coming back to it again and again.” –Michael E. Ventling, Global CFO, Ernst & Young
Steve Farber leaps again. I was into it the first time. This time, I’m leaping with him!” –Chris Brogan, President Human Business Works

book greater than yourself steve farber

Greater Than Yourself

Too many people assume the timeless principles of true leadership—of helping others achieve their full potential—don’t apply Monday through Friday during work hours or in any circumstance where a paycheck is involved.

In GREATER THAN YOURSELF, Steve Farber proves them wrong: in this powerful and inspiring story, Farber shows that the goal of a genuine leader is to help others—teammates, employees, and colleagues—become more capable, confident, and accomplished than they are themselves. Through the actions of a forward-thinking and extraordinarily successful CEO, Farber reveals the three keys to achieving this: Expand Yourself, Give Yourself, and Replicate Yourself.

Filled with actionable principles and innovative ideas, GREATER THAN YOURSELF is perhaps the most powerful message today’s business leaders can learn.

Steve Farber Keynote Speaker

Leadership speaker and author, Steve Farber, has worked with a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, government agencies and more.

And whatever the audience, Steve’s speeches are always deeply thought-provoking and eminently practical, as well as inspiring and entertaining—a combination of qualities that are a must for any successful conference or meeting.

These are just a few of the great programs Steve presents to different organizations.
Steve Farber can be Found At:
http://www.SteveFarber.com
http://twitter.com/SteveFarber
http://www.FaceBook.com/SteveFarber
http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/SteveFarber

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Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

August 17th – 19th
San Diego, California

Brian Mayne on Goal Mapping and Extreme Leadership

Inspirational Speaker, Author and creator of the world-leading achievement system Goal Mapping, Talks To Us About His System Born From His Incredible Life Story, his Books and….

About Bestselling Author Steve Farber’s Extreme Leadership Summit where he will be speaking in August 17th – 19th in San Diego, CA

Listen to Brian Mayne on His Book Goal Mapping and About The Extreme Leadership Summit


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Steve Farber is such a cool guy. I often report on conferences that….

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I think are exciting or that I really got a lot out of or just really think you should know about.

After speaking to Steve recently about his first ever Extreme Leadership Summit, I could see that this was going to be one of those life changing experiences that we just do not find in most conferences and summits nowadays.

Steve is cool enough, but he also offered to allow his speakers to interview with me before the event….  Great for me because, although I don’t do commercials or infomercials for people, I do love to create and share excellent and valuable content for you, and Steve and the speakers promised they would tell some cool stories and give me some great content and value to pass on to you. (And They Have!.. )

It is also great for Steve so that he can get the word out on this unbelievable summit. Steve has put together an Extreme Training Intensive… This is not another one of those sellathon weekends where speakers pitch you to buy at the back of the room…

Steve has brought his closest friends that have excelled in Extreme Leadership and he brings them to you so that you can learn what you need to know to accelerate your business and your life to never before foreseen heights.

I have to admit I had never heard of Brian Mayne until he was mentioned to me by Steve Farber, but what a treat he is.

I sat on the phone listening to Brian tell me about his past as a literal gypsy who did not learn to read or write till age 30! Then he wrote four, count them, four, very well received books. Amazing!

But what is more amazing is this formally illiterate gypsy devises a system of goal setting and achievement that rivals any system I have seen by far, and I have seen a few.

Brian realized that many of us get all the information we need to be successful, but some of us implement and others don’t. Brian incorporates all the sciences of the left and right brain in an easy to follow and understand program that allows you fully integrate, and if you choose, to apply his teachings into your life which will propel your success into the next dimension.

I was impressed at how simple, yet comprehensive Brian’s Goal Mapping program is.

I want to thank Steve for the connection to Brian, this was an eye opening interview that really gets me excited about going and meeting Brian and learning from him at the Extreme Leadership Summit. Also thank you to Brian for the time he allowed me and for how open and authentic he was in this interview. – JW

Brian Mayne

An inspirational speaker, author and teacher, Brian Mayne, creator of the world-leading achievement system Goal Mapping, shares eternal truths on success with simple language and from his own powerful life experience.

Born into a traveling fun-fair family with a nomadic childhood, Brian left school early with no qualifications and a poor education. When the family business failed in the UK recession of the late 1980s, he lost what seemed like everything–his income, his home and his marriage. He was 29 years old, a million pounds in debt, and still relatively unable to read or write.

Brian worked hard to teach himself how to read and write and started on a path to find discover how to be successful in order to get himself out of his great debt and get off the dark path he was on. After learning how to read, Brian read everything he could get his hands on, his favorite being personal development. One day Brian had an epiphany about how to map out his goals using words and pictures and he developed a seven step process he called Goal Mapping that allowed him to get himself out of debt, write four books and create a successful business showing others the programs that changed his life.

His core message of personal leadership through the practice of self response-ability and purpose led motivation have proven as effective and popular with the corporate world as it has with educationalists and the crowds who come to experience his public presentations.

As chairman of Lift International Brian is now actively involved in the process of developing and delivering the very finest empowerment material available. His seminars and workshops, like his acclaimed books Sam the Magic Genie and Goal Mapping are both clear in their message and practical in their application. Directed by a principle-centred philosophy, and clothed in the language of success psychology, Brian empowers his audiences with the very latest ‘human development’ technologies.

Amongst his many systems for success, Goal Mapping and Life Mapping have enabled him to help people create and steer change within their lives, winning him the gratitude of his audiences, and a place on the world stage of public speaking.

“One of mankind’s greatest fears is that of uncertain change. In reality, the only future thing, of which we can be absolutely certain, is that there will be continuing change to our lives. Learning how to steer the changes of life, towards the things that you desire, is my definition of success – teaching people how to do it, has become my passion and my life’s mission,”  Brian Mayne

Brian’s Books

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Brian Mayne’s Websites
Lift International
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What is Extreme Leadership?

If you haven’t already noticed, ‘Leadership’ has become just another one of those pseudo-pop-psycho-cultural buzzwords.

Over time, its meaning has been diluted to such a profound degree, that it’s just another one of those labels we use when we really mean ‘The one with the big office.’ 

True leadership doesn’t come from a snappy vocabulary, the books you have on your shelf, your place on the organization chart, or any other fabrication.

Leadership is intensely personal, intrinsically scary, and it requires us to live up to and beyond the point of fear—every single day. – Steve Farber

Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

Steve and his team have crafted The Extreme Leadership Summit to be something unique, something special, something…well…extreme. And it’s unlike any leadership or personal development “event” you’ve been to before.

The Summit is not a pitch fest (where a bunch of speakers try to sell you stuff), and it’s not a parade of talking heads, to mix a metaphor, where you passively sit, watch the show, take notes, and go home.

Register for Extreme Leadership SummitThis is an experience, a process.

Informed by our brilliant thought-leader-speaker-coaches and with the help of your fellow participants (in small, focused MasterMind Teams), you’ll build a significant, personal Extreme Leadership Action Plan–a plan that you’ll begin applying to your life and business immediately, before The Summit even ends.

And–unlike other events–the vast majority of our speakers will be attending the entire conference. With you. We’re all in this thing together.

Speakers

Steve Farber

Steve Farber President and FounderThe Extreme Leadership Institute, Inc.

Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding PresidentSpaulding Companies LLC

Simon Billsberry

Simon Billsberry Co-FounderKineticom

Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead Chief Fascination OfficerFascinate, Inc

Loren Slocum

Loren Slocum Founder/CEO/PresidentLobella International

Jay Jay French

Jay Jay French Founder/Manager/GuitaristTwisted Sister

Brian Mayne

Brian Mayne ChairmanLift International

Liz Strauss

Liz Strauss CEO and FounderSOBCon Business Conference

The Huffington Post named Liz to their Top 10 Influencers Alive List. Liz Strauss is a high energy master teacher, an über connector, an idea machine with bias toward action. Forbes named Liz Strauss to their Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers and Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers.

Agenda -Follow this link to get the full agenda [Click Here]

More Information………….

Steve Farber Steve Farber

A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.

Leading from experience.

In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since.

Steve was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce.

In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Social Profit Leadership, a non-profit organization formed to serve the leadership development needs of social entrepreneurs, and served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the world-renown, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.

A Universal Message.

“Approach the act of leadership as you’d approach an extreme sport: learn to love the fear and exhilaration that naturally comes with the territory.”

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education.

His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller.

His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”

And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His newest edition, The Radical Leap Re-Energized: Doing What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do, is in bookstores now.

Steve’s Books

book radical leap re-energized Steve Farber

The Radical Leap Re-Energized

is an expansion and revitalization of The Radical Leap, which was named as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Covert and Sattersten.

It’s a novel told in Steve Farber’s humorous, poignant, and original voice that takes the reader on a deep exploration of the qualities and practices of real, or Extreme Leadership, and how to apply them in daily life. Part One, The Radical Leap, explores the leadership elements of Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof;

Part Two, The Radical Edge, takes the discussion deeper into innovation, personal clarity and guidelines for changing the world. It sets a new standard for what it means to really lead in today’s business world and beyond.

Steve Farber’s masterwork, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, is an inspired opus on what it means to be a leader of substance and significance. You’ll find yourself coming back to it again and again.” –Michael E. Ventling, Global CFO, Ernst & Young
Steve Farber leaps again. I was into it the first time. This time, I’m leaping with him!” –Chris Brogan, President Human Business Works

book greater than yourself steve farber

Greater Than Yourself

Too many people assume the timeless principles of true leadership—of helping others achieve their full potential—don’t apply Monday through Friday during work hours or in any circumstance where a paycheck is involved.

In GREATER THAN YOURSELF, Steve Farber proves them wrong: in this powerful and inspiring story, Farber shows that the goal of a genuine leader is to help others—teammates, employees, and colleagues—become more capable, confident, and accomplished than they are themselves. Through the actions of a forward-thinking and extraordinarily successful CEO, Farber reveals the three keys to achieving this: Expand Yourself, Give Yourself, and Replicate Yourself.

Filled with actionable principles and innovative ideas, GREATER THAN YOURSELF is perhaps the most powerful message today’s business leaders can learn.

Steve Farber Keynote Speaker

Leadership speaker and author, Steve Farber, has worked with a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, government agencies and more.

And whatever the audience, Steve’s speeches are always deeply thought-provoking and eminently practical, as well as inspiring and entertaining—a combination of qualities that are a must for any successful conference or meeting.

These are just a few of the great programs Steve presents to different organizations.

The Radical Leap

Extreme Leadership at Work and Beyond

Based on the book named as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication, and fearlessness. In this wildly popular speech, leadership speaker, Steve Farber, shows you how to use the LEAP framework – Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof to radically improve your organization and your life.

Greater Than Yourself

3 Steps to Attaining the New Gold Standard of Leadership

The truly great leaders in life and work become so by causing others to be greater than themselves. In this program—based on his new book, Greater Than Yourself—leadership speaker, Steve Farber, shows that dedicating yourself to bringing others along so that they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity and create truly significant current and future leaders.

Radical Accountability

Making the Leap From Individual Contributor to Extreme Leader

Whatever the challenge at your company—improving customer service, coping with change, inspiring transformation, improving corporate culture, recruiting and retaining great talent, building teamwork, fostering innovation—it all comes down to this: someone has to do something significant and enlist others to help. Someone, in other words, has to take accountability. Someone has to lead. And it doesn’t have to be the boss. Leadership, ultimately, has nothing to do with the title on your business card or your position on the organizational chart. It’s about who you are and what you do to change things for the better—regardless of your “place” in the company.

Steve Farber can be Found At:
http://www.SteveFarber.com
http://twitter.com/SteveFarber
http://www.FaceBook.com/SteveFarber
http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/SteveFarber

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Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

August 17th – 19th
San Diego, California

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Tommy Spaulding on Return on Relationship and Extreme Leadership

Tommy SpauldingNY Times, USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author, Speaker, Consultant, Tommy Spaulding sits down to tell us about his Book and….

About Bestselling Author Steve Farber’s Extreme Leadership Summit where he will be speaking in August 17th – 19th in San Diego, CA

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Steve Farber is such a cool guy. I often report on conferences that….

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I think are exciting or that I really got a lot out of or just really think you should know about.

After speaking to Steve recently about his first ever Extreme Leadership Summit, I could see that this was going to be one of those life changing experiences that we just do not find in most conferences and summits nowadays.

Steve is cool enough, but he also offered to allow his speakers to interview with me before the event….  Great for me because, although I don’t do commercials or infomercials for people, I do love to create and share excellent and valuable content for you, and Steve and the speakers promised they would tell some cool stories and give me some great content and value to pass on to you. (And They Have!.. )

It is also great for Steve so that he can get the word out on this unbelievable summit. Steve has put together an Extreme Training Intensive… This is not another one of those sellathon weekends where speakers pitch you to buy at the back of the room…

Steve has brought his closest friends that have excelled in Extreme Leadership and he brings them to you so that you can learn what you need to know to accelerate your business and your life to never before foreseen heights.

I was so happy to get Tommy Spaulding on with me. His book “Its Not Just Who You Know” is a bestseller and for a good reason. The info in this book is priceless. I thought I was a great networker.. I learned so much about what I was doing right, but more importantly, what I was doing wrong and this will create a major shift for me…

Sit back and listen to this extraordinary interview with Tommy Spaulding and don’t forget to register for this once in a lifetime event. The event is the first of it’s kind by Steve and he is not promising another…. Also do not forget to check out the speaker list. Tommy is just one of several top of the top speakers for this event.

A big thank you to Tommy as we had some issues getting this call together and appreciate his patience and fun loving attitude throughout the process  – JW

Tommy SpauldingTommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding is president of the Spaulding Companies LLC, a national leadership development, speaking, training, consulting and executive coaching organization.  A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, schools, and corporations around the globe. His new book, It’s Not Just Who You Know (Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships), published by Random House, is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today national bestseller.  

Spaulding rose to become the youngest president and CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People (2005-2008).  In 2000, Tommy Spaulding founded Leader’s Challenge, which grew to become the largest high school civic and leadership program in the state of Colorado. He is also the founder & president of the Spaulding Leadership Institute (www.SpauldingLeadershipInstitute.org), a non-profit leadership development organization which runs the National Leadership Academy, a national high school summer leadership academy, as well as Kid’s Challenge, Global Challenge and Colorado Close-Up.

Previously, Spaulding was the Business Partner Sales Manager at IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

Spaulding received a BA in Political Science from East Carolina University (1992); an MBA from Bond University in Australia (1998), where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar; and an MA in Non-Profit Management from Regis University (2005), where he was a Colorado Trust Fellow.  In 2007, Spaulding received an Honorary PhD in Humanities from the Art Institute of Colorado.  In 2002, he received the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty under 40 Award.”

In 2006, Spaulding was awarded East Carolina University’s “Outstanding Alumni Award,” the highest distinction awarded to an alumnus of the university.  Spaulding is the Chairman of East Carolina University’s External Leadership Advisory Board and is the university’s first “Leader in Residence.”

book its not just who you know tommy spauldingIt’s Not Just Who You Know

#2 New York Times Bestseller
#2 Wall Street Journal
#1 USA Today

In It’s Not Just Who You Know, Tommy Spaulding — the former CEO of Up with People — has written the new How to Win Friends & Influence People for the twenty-first century. Success — in business and in life — is all about relationships. In this powerful guide, Spaulding takes Dale Carnegie’s classic philosophy to the next level, showing how, by developing deeper relationships through giving to others and putting them first, we benefit as well.

Tommy Spaulding learned at a very young age that he was not destined to be an academic star. He may have gotten a 4.0, but only if he added his high school and college GPAs together. The reason he found academics so challenging, Tommy discovered, is that he is dyslexic. But his dyslexia didn’t hold him back — in fact, it helped him to develop his innate talents. Tommy is a natural leader; he realized early on that he had the ability to connect with people, whatever their ages or backgrounds. As a teenager, he received a copy of How to Win Friends & Influence People from his father, and it quickly became his guide to building relationship skills.

Tommy developed into a leader in his school and community. His horizons expanded dramatically when he traveled the world as a cast member for Up with People, one of the largest nonprofit international leadership organizations in the world. After graduating from college and business school, he became an executive and eventually CEO of Up with People.

At every step, Tommy learned that the secret to achieving your full potential in life is reaching out for the support and insight and influence of others. None of us achieve success alone. We need the help of other people. In this candid, revealing, and deeply personal book, Tommy expands upon the principles that Dale Carnegie outlined seventy-five years ago and shows us how to take them one step further. To invite others to be partners in our lives and successes, Tommy notes, you first have to be genuinely interested in other people. Among the insights Tommy discusses in the book:

  • It’s not just who you know, or what they can do for you, but what you can do for them.
  • Motives matter.
  • Establishing a deeper connection is about authenticity, not manipulation; reciprocity, not selfishness.
  • Every relationship is a two-way street; we never know when a chance encounter can change the direction of our lives.

In the bestselling tradition of Dale Carnegie’s classic, It’s Not Just Who You Knowshows how each one of us can use the power of “netgiving” — of helping others — to expand our worlds and achieve our goals, and make a difference in our jobs, our careers, and our communities.

Tommy Spaulding’s Websites

www.tommyspaulding.com
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What is Extreme Leadership?

If you haven’t already noticed, ‘Leadership’ has become just another one of those pseudo-pop-psycho-cultural buzzwords.

Over time, its meaning has been diluted to such a profound degree, that it’s just another one of those labels we use when we really mean ‘The one with the big office.’ 

True leadership doesn’t come from a snappy vocabulary, the books you have on your shelf, your place on the organization chart, or any other fabrication.

Leadership is intensely personal, intrinsically scary, and it requires us to live up to and beyond the point of fear—every single day. – Steve Farber

Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

Steve and his team have crafted The Extreme Leadership Summit to be something unique, something special, something…well…extreme. And it’s unlike any leadership or personal development “event” you’ve been to before.

The Summit is not a pitch fest (where a bunch of speakers try to sell you stuff), and it’s not a parade of talking heads, to mix a metaphor, where you passively sit, watch the show, take notes, and go home.

Register for Extreme Leadership SummitThis is an experience, a process.

Informed by our brilliant thought-leader-speaker-coaches and with the help of your fellow participants (in small, focused MasterMind Teams), you’ll build a significant, personal Extreme Leadership Action Plan–a plan that you’ll begin applying to your life and business immediately, before The Summit even ends.

And–unlike other events–the vast majority of our speakers will be attending the entire conference. With you. We’re all in this thing together.

Speakers

Steve Farber

Steve Farber President and FounderThe Extreme Leadership Institute, Inc.

Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding PresidentSpaulding Companies LLC

Simon Billsberry

Simon Billsberry Co-FounderKineticom

Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead Chief Fascination OfficerFascinate, Inc

Loren Slocum

Loren Slocum Founder/CEO/PresidentLobella International

Jay Jay French

Jay Jay French Founder/Manager/GuitaristTwisted Sister

Brian Mayne

Brian Mayne ChairmanLift International

Liz Strauss

Liz Strauss CEO and FounderSOBCon Business Conference

The Huffington Post named Liz to their Top 10 Influencers Alive List. Liz Strauss is a high energy master teacher, an über connector, an idea machine with bias toward action. Forbes named Liz Strauss to their Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers and Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers.

Agenda -Follow this link to get the full agenda [Click Here]

More Information………….

Steve Farber Steve Farber

A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.

Leading from experience.

In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since.

Steve was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce.

In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Social Profit Leadership, a non-profit organization formed to serve the leadership development needs of social entrepreneurs, and served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the world-renown, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.

A Universal Message.

“Approach the act of leadership as you’d approach an extreme sport: learn to love the fear and exhilaration that naturally comes with the territory.”

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education.

His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller.

His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”

And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His newest edition, The Radical Leap Re-Energized: Doing What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do, is in bookstores now.

Steve’s Books

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The Radical Leap Re-Energized

is an expansion and revitalization of The Radical Leap, which was named as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Covert and Sattersten.

It’s a novel told in Steve Farber’s humorous, poignant, and original voice that takes the reader on a deep exploration of the qualities and practices of real, or Extreme Leadership, and how to apply them in daily life. Part One, The Radical Leap, explores the leadership elements of Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof;

Part Two, The Radical Edge, takes the discussion deeper into innovation, personal clarity and guidelines for changing the world. It sets a new standard for what it means to really lead in today’s business world and beyond.

Steve Farber’s masterwork, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, is an inspired opus on what it means to be a leader of substance and significance. You’ll find yourself coming back to it again and again.” –Michael E. Ventling, Global CFO, Ernst & Young
Steve Farber leaps again. I was into it the first time. This time, I’m leaping with him!” –Chris Brogan, President Human Business Works

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Greater Than Yourself

Too many people assume the timeless principles of true leadership—of helping others achieve their full potential—don’t apply Monday through Friday during work hours or in any circumstance where a paycheck is involved.

In GREATER THAN YOURSELF, Steve Farber proves them wrong: in this powerful and inspiring story, Farber shows that the goal of a genuine leader is to help others—teammates, employees, and colleagues—become more capable, confident, and accomplished than they are themselves. Through the actions of a forward-thinking and extraordinarily successful CEO, Farber reveals the three keys to achieving this: Expand Yourself, Give Yourself, and Replicate Yourself.

Filled with actionable principles and innovative ideas, GREATER THAN YOURSELF is perhaps the most powerful message today’s business leaders can learn.

Steve Farber Keynote Speaker

Leadership speaker and author, Steve Farber, has worked with a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, government agencies and more.

And whatever the audience, Steve’s speeches are always deeply thought-provoking and eminently practical, as well as inspiring and entertaining—a combination of qualities that are a must for any successful conference or meeting.

These are just a few of the great programs Steve presents to different organizations.

The Radical Leap

Extreme Leadership at Work and Beyond

Based on the book named as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication, and fearlessness. In this wildly popular speech, leadership speaker, Steve Farber, shows you how to use the LEAP framework – Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof to radically improve your organization and your life.

Greater Than Yourself

3 Steps to Attaining the New Gold Standard of Leadership

The truly great leaders in life and work become so by causing others to be greater than themselves. In this program—based on his new book, Greater Than Yourself—leadership speaker, Steve Farber, shows that dedicating yourself to bringing others along so that they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity and create truly significant current and future leaders.

Radical Accountability

Making the Leap From Individual Contributor to Extreme Leader

Whatever the challenge at your company—improving customer service, coping with change, inspiring transformation, improving corporate culture, recruiting and retaining great talent, building teamwork, fostering innovation—it all comes down to this: someone has to do something significant and enlist others to help. Someone, in other words, has to take accountability. Someone has to lead. And it doesn’t have to be the boss. Leadership, ultimately, has nothing to do with the title on your business card or your position on the organizational chart. It’s about who you are and what you do to change things for the better—regardless of your “place” in the company.

Steve Farber can be Found At:
http://www.SteveFarber.com
http://twitter.com/SteveFarber
http://www.FaceBook.com/SteveFarber
http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/SteveFarber

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Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

August 17th – 19th
San Diego, California

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Ken Scott – Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars

Legendary Studio Engineer and Producer Ken Scott, Author Bobby Owsinski and VP of The Grammy Foundation and MusicCares Scott Goldman all talk about the book Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust and…

The film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars as they honor the 40 year anniversary of the album

If you liked this interview come and spend an evening with Ken Scott at the Grammy Museum at LA Live on July 19th in the theatre to see his complete presentation where he tells the stories about the Beatles, David Bowie, George Harrison, Missing Persons, Supertramp, Lou Reed and on and on. Ken will also allow you to listen to the tracks of some of the most popular stars broken down.

This music has not been heard this way before and this is the only place where you will be able to hear it

Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust: The Talk
With Producer Ken Scott

Thursday, July 19, 2012; 7:30pm
Presented by American Express

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What a wonderful night it was in downtown Los Angeles. The weather was perfect at LA Live and huge crowds of people from the LMFAO concert and the incredible E-3 convention were all walking around the various restaurants and shops.

I was invited to watch music studio engineer and producer Ken Scott who co-produced and engineered 4 of David Bowie’s albums and also helped engineer the sound for the David Bowie movie, answer questions about David, the album and the movie after a showing of the movie in the Grammy Museum, Clive Davis Theatre.

It was so awesome sitting in the green room where I set up the camera as Scott Goldman, Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski sat and talked all about the backstage stuff.. Ever hear of being a fly on the wall? The pianist from the movie Mike Garson came in all of them talking made for one “Once in a Lifetime Experience”.

The movie is, of course, dated compared to what you see today, but it was excellently done with tons of backstage footage and dialog to really give you the feel of the whole experience.

Ken, Scott and Bobby were wonderful and gave great interviews. I would like to thank Devon Blaine of the Blaine Group and the guys for a wonderful evening. – JW

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Film

From Wikipedia

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a 1973 documentary and concert movie by D.A. Pennebaker. It features David Bowie and his backing group The Spiders from Mars performing at the Hammersmith Odeon, July 3, 1973. The DVD release was later retitled Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture.

Background

Bowie had taken the stage persona of Ziggy Stardust, a science fiction based, theatrical, enigmatic, androgynous character and produced two albums during this period.

The evening of July 3 was the last show in the English concert tour promoting Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane and the 60th gig in a tour of Britain that started on May 12, though an American tour was already being booked for the autumn.

Very few in Bowie’s entourage knew of his decision to drop the Ziggy persona and cancel performing for a while; in the band only Mick Ronson had been told a few days before the final night.

At the end of the evening, aptly just before the song “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide“, Bowie announced that, Not only is this the last show of the tour, but it’s the last show that we’ll ever do. The phrasing was deliberately ambiguous, but most of the audience and many London newspapers and magazines took it to mean that Bowie was retiring from music. In fact, he had killed off his Ziggy persona but not his music career.

Recording

Pennebaker had been asked to come to London and film just a few songs but when he saw the first of the two London shows he realized that “there was a full-length film here asking to be made”.

Though he had only scant knowledge of Bowie’s music, apart from Space Oddity, he was impressed by the star’s onstage charisma and the range of his songs and quickly prepared to shoot the entire second gig, without knowing that it would include a dramatic final coup.[1]

Jeff Beck participated on three songs (two of them forming a medley) midway through the concert but was edited out from the final cut at his own wish.[2] The expanded version of “The Width of a Circle” was shortened by a few minutes for the soundtrack on vinyl and CD.

Cast

Additional musicians:

Sound recording

  • Ken Scott and Roy Thomas Baker engineered the recording of the concert
  • The original film, soundtrack album and DVD was mixed by Tony Visconti.

Release

The film was shown a few times at festivals in late 1973 and provoked strong interest and favorable reactions, but then disappeared from view until 1983, when it was released on home video accompanied by a soundtrack double album.

Evidently it became a casualty first of Bowie’s rapid image changes which left Ziggy and glam rock behind and then of the rupture between Bowie and MainMan in early 1975; after that point Bowie was reluctant to release or promote any new recordings dating from before Young Americans as he would have to give half the income from any such recordings to MainMan up to the end of 1982.

Only in recent years has the film become available for regular cinema presentations; for many years it was a home video exclusive.

Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust: The Talk
With Producer Ken Scott

Co-author of Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust, Ken Scott will discuss his time with The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, and a who’s who of classic rock acts.

From behind-the-scenes stories to some never-before-heard breakdowns of some classic songs, the evening will be both entertaining and informative.

Having worked with worked classic rock acts including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, and many more, Scott has also played a big part in the world of jazz, being the first to integrate a more powerful rock sound into the genre.

Hear Ken Scott talk about the making of the Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust, as well as his prolific career. After the talk, Scott usually takes questions from the audience and will sign copies of his book.

For More Information on upcoming events: http://abbeytoziggy.com

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Ken ScottKen Scott

From Wikipedia

Scott started at the age of 16 working in the tape library at Abbey Road Studios. He became a recording engineer working with such acts as The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and Procol Harum.[1]

Scott moved to Trident Studios where he worked with such artists as Elton John, Harry Nilsson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, America and with George Harrison on the 6x platinum selling album All Things Must Pass.[2]

Scott went on to co-produce David Bowie‘s albums Hunky Dory (1971), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973) and Pin Ups (1973) before producing Supertramp, The Tubes, Dixie Dregs, Devo, Missing Persons, Kansas, Happy The Man and Level 42.[3][4]

More recently Scott has recorded a number of legendary drummers for a VST instrument called EpiK Drums – A Ken Scott Collection.[5]

Abbey Road to Ziggy StardustAbbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Ken Scott is releasing his first book co-written with Bobby Owsinski, Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust for the 50th Anniversary of the Abbey Roads recordings with The Beatles and the 40th Anniversary of Ziggy Stardust.

From Amazon

Ken Scott holds a unique place in music history as one of only five engineers to have recorded The Beatles, but his experiences as a producer may be just as profound. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust shares the intimate memories of Ken Scott s days working with some of the most important artists of the 20th century while crafting a sound that has influenced several generations of music makers.

The Beatles Sitting on Abbey Road Steps While Filming Famous Walk Across the Abbey Road

Ken’s work has left an indelible mark on hundreds of millions of fans with his skilled contributions to Magical Mystery Tour and The White Album, and as a producer and/or engineer of six David Bowie albums (including the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars), as well as other timeless classics from a who’s-who of classic rock and jazz acts, including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, Missing Persons, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke.

Funny, poignant, and oh, so honest, Ken pulls no punches as he tells it as he saw it, as corroborated by a host of famous and not-so famous guests who were there as well. Plus, you’ll be privy to several exclusive stories, facts, and technical details only available in Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust.

National press campaign planned around 40th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust release on June 6, 2012 Includes never-before-told stories of The Beatles, David Bowie and Elton John Many never-before-seen photographs.

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Epik Drums

DRUM KITS AND GROOVES

epikdrumsboxEpiK DrumS – A Ken Scott Collection

“EpiK DrumS – A Ken Scott Collection” is a Sonic Reality virtual instrument/plug-in for drum kits and grooves with the authentic sound and feel of timeless classic albums. Expanding the Drum Masters series with high resolution vintage drum sounds, EpiK DrumS features drum kits and grooves of 5 of the world’s best drummers all recorded and mixed by legendary producer/engineer Ken Scott.

In this first massive volume from the Ken Scott Collection, Ken has recreated the drum sounds in the style of multi-track studio sessions he recorded with David Bowie, Supertramp, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dixie Dregs, Missing Persons, Elton John and The Beatles.

These authentic classic sounds were achieved by using the same rare recording equipment, drum kits, percussion and expert technical assistance from Ross Garfield “The Drum Doctor”, advanced programming by Sonic Reality and collaboration with the original legendary drummers Bill Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Woody Woodmansey, Bob Siebenberg and Rod Morgenstein.

All together it is one the most EPIK productions ever done for a software drum and groove instrument.

Listen to these EpiK DrumS Audio Demos : Bozzio Dimi, Cobham Existence is Monopoly, Cobham Meters Hence, Cobham_Fowl A Flame, Morgenstein Adventure, Morgenstein Frozen Pastries, Morgenstein Manic Habits, Siebenberg Did i mention it, Woodmansey Little Curious Friend

Epik Drums EDUEpiK DrumS EDU– Ken Scott Mentoring Sessions

EpiK DrumS EDU is the best tool for anyone interested in learning how to record and mix real drum kits.

With today’s technology, sampled drums are used more and more, but every engineer and producer needs to know how to record and mix a real drum kit.

This package contains everything you need to learn from the masters.

You get grooves played by five of the most iconic drummers of all time:

  • Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons),
  • Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra),
  • Rod Morgenstein (Winger, Dixie Dregs),
  • Bob Siebenberg (Super Tramp), and
  • Woody Woodmansey (David Bowie).

Every groove is included as a full multitrack session for both ProTools and Logic in addition to .wav files for each track.

A video is included with words of wisdom from legendary producer and engineer Ken Scott, who has worked with The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, and many other top artists.

Ken explains how he recorded and mixed these grooves, and there is also behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the drummers that provide intimate insight into the sessions.

And last but not least, for those who wish to delve further, additional sessions will be available online for easy download.
“Scott’s excellent DVD should be of great interest to anybody involved in recording drums, at any level.
5 Stars!”
–Drummer Magazine

Ken Scott’s Discography

Engineered:

America
America

The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour
White Album
Abbey Road

Jeff Beck
Truth

David Bowie
Man Of Words, Man of Music (Space Oddity)
The Man Who Sold The World

Duran Duran
Thank You
Pop Trash

George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

Elton John
Madman Across The Water
Honky Chateau
Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player [Grammy Nominated]

Lou Reed
Transformer

Mahavishnu Orchestra
Birds Of Fire

Harry Nilsson
Son Of Schmilsson [Grammy Nominated]

Rick Wakeman
The Six Wives of Henry th VIII

Pink Floyd  
Apples and Oranges
Corporal Clegg

John Lennon
Give Peache a Chance
Cold Turkey

Ringo Starr  
It Don’t Come Easy

The Rolling Stones  
Sticky Fingers

All Kooper
New York City (You’re a Women)

Joan Armatrading  
Whatever’s For Us

The New Seekers
I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing ( Coke Ad )

Lindisfarne  

Procol Harum
A Salty Dog

Produced and Engineered:

Jeff Beck
There And Back

David Bowie
Hunky Dory
Ziggy Stardust
Aladdin Sane
Pinups

Billy Cobham
Spectrum
Crosswinds
Total Eclipse
Shabazz

dada
Puzzle

Dixie Dregs
What If
Night Of The Living Dregs

Stanley Clarke
Clarke
Journey To Love [Grammy Nominated]
Schooldays

Kansas
Vinyl Confessions

Level 42
True Colours

Devo
Duty Now For The Future

Patrick Swayze & Larry Gatlin
Brothers

Mahavishnu Orchestra
Emerald Visions Of The Pure Beyond [Grammy Nominated]
The Lost Trident Sessions

Supertramp
Crime Of The Century [Grammy Nominated]
Crisis, What Crisis?

The Tubes
Young And Rich

Jeff Beck
There and Back

Hellion

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Steve Farber Extreme Leadership Summit Aug 17th – 19th in San Diego

Bestselling Author, Speaker, Consultant, Steve Farber sits down to tell us about his new Leadership Summit.

Steve Farber is extremely well known for his knowledge of what it takes to be a leader and for how to teach people how to be Extreme Leaders.

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I heard that Steve was doing this Extreme Leadership Summit and I said, Sign Me Up!

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I met Steve Farber through Liz Strauss and Liz said “JW you need to interview Steve…” Well when Liz tells me to do something, I listen. She is one smart lady and she never says anything just to hear herself talk.

I had not read Steve’s book at that point and so the interview was from the view of… “o what’s your book about Steve?”

I was intrigued by what Steve was saying and after reading his book I get it. Extreme Leadership is more than being able to tell a couple people what to do and order some people around… it is about  Stoking Your Business, Amping Your Life and Changing the World.

Marianne Wiliamson said “Your playing small does not serve the world” and this is your chance to network, meet and play full on with people that will change your life.

Steve Thank You for putting this together, thank you for your time and thank you for wanting to share at a deeper level. – JW

What is Extreme Leadership?

If you haven’t already noticed, ‘Leadership’ has become just another one of those pseudo-pop-psycho-cultural buzzwords.

Over time, its meaning has been diluted to such a profound degree, that it’s just another one of those labels we use when we really mean ‘The one with the big office.’ 

True leadership doesn’t come from a snappy vocabulary, the books you have on your shelf, your place on the organization chart, or any other fabrication.

Leadership is intensely personal, intrinsically scary, and it requires us to live up to and beyond the point of fear—every single day. – Steve Farber

Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

We’ve crafted The Extreme Leadership Summit to be something unique, something special, something…well…extreme. And it’s unlike any leadership or personal development “event” you’ve been to before.

The Summit is not a pitch fest (where a bunch of speakers try to sell you stuff), and it’s not a parade of talking heads, to mix a metaphor, where you passively sit, watch the show, take notes, and go home.

Register for Extreme Leadership SummitThis is an experience, a process.

Informed by our brilliant thought-leader-speaker-coaches and with the help of your fellow participants (in small, focused MasterMind Teams), you’ll build a significant, personal Extreme Leadership Action Plan–a plan that you’ll begin applying to your life and business immediately, before The Summit even ends.

And–unlike other events–the vast majority of our speakers will be attending the entire conference. With you. We’re all in this thing together.

Speakers

Steve Farber

Steve Farber President and FounderThe Extreme Leadership Institute, Inc.

Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding PresidentSpaulding Companies LLC

Simon Billsberry

Simon Billsberry Co-FounderKineticom

Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead Chief Fascination OfficerFascinate, Inc

Loren Slocum

Loren Slocum Founder/CEO/PresidentLobella International

Jay Jay French

Jay Jay French Founder/Manager/GuitaristTwisted Sister

Brian Mayne

Brian Mayne ChairmanLift International

Liz Strauss

Liz Strauss CEO and FounderSOBCon Business Conference

The Huffington Post named Liz to their Top 10 Influencers Alive List. Liz Strauss is a high energy master teacher, an über connector, an idea machine with bias toward action. Forbes named Liz Strauss to their Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers and Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers.

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Steve Farber Steve Farber

A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.

Leading from experience.

In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since.

Steve was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce.

In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Social Profit Leadership, a non-profit organization formed to serve the leadership development needs of social entrepreneurs, and served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the world-renown, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.

A Universal Message.

“Approach the act of leadership as you’d approach an extreme sport: learn to love the fear and exhilaration that naturally comes with the territory.”

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education.

His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller.

His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”

And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His newest edition, The Radical Leap Re-Energized: Doing What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do, is in bookstores now.

Steve’s Books

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The Radical Leap Re-Energized

is an expansion and revitalization of The Radical Leap, which was named as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Covert and Sattersten.

It’s a novel told in Steve Farber’s humorous, poignant, and original voice that takes the reader on a deep exploration of the qualities and practices of real, or Extreme Leadership, and how to apply them in daily life. Part One, The Radical Leap, explores the leadership elements of Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof;

Part Two, The Radical Edge, takes the discussion deeper into innovation, personal clarity and guidelines for changing the world. It sets a new standard for what it means to really lead in today’s business world and beyond.

Steve Farber’s masterwork, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, is an inspired opus on what it means to be a leader of substance and significance. You’ll find yourself coming back to it again and again.” –Michael E. Ventling, Global CFO, Ernst & Young
Steve Farber leaps again. I was into it the first time. This time, I’m leaping with him!” –Chris Brogan, President Human Business Works

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Greater Than Yourself

Too many people assume the timeless principles of true leadership—of helping others achieve their full potential—don’t apply Monday through Friday during work hours or in any circumstance where a paycheck is involved.

In GREATER THAN YOURSELF, Steve Farber proves them wrong: in this powerful and inspiring story, Farber shows that the goal of a genuine leader is to help others—teammates, employees, and colleagues—become more capable, confident, and accomplished than they are themselves. Through the actions of a forward-thinking and extraordinarily successful CEO, Farber reveals the three keys to achieving this: Expand Yourself, Give Yourself, and Replicate Yourself.

Filled with actionable principles and innovative ideas, GREATER THAN YOURSELF is perhaps the most powerful message today’s business leaders can learn.

Steve Farber Keynote Speaker

Leadership speaker and author, Steve Farber, has worked with a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, government agencies and more.

And whatever the audience, Steve’s speeches are always deeply thought-provoking and eminently practical, as well as inspiring and entertaining—a combination of qualities that are a must for any successful conference or meeting.

These are just a few of the great programs Steve presents to different organizations.

The Radical Leap

Extreme Leadership at Work and Beyond

Based on the book named as one of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

In this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication, and fearlessness. In this wildly popular speech, leadership speaker, Steve Farber, shows you how to use the LEAP framework – Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof to radically improve your organization and your life.

Greater Than Yourself

3 Steps to Attaining the New Gold Standard of Leadership

The truly great leaders in life and work become so by causing others to be greater than themselves. In this program—based on his new book, Greater Than Yourself—leadership speaker, Steve Farber, shows that dedicating yourself to bringing others along so that they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity and create truly significant current and future leaders.

Radical Accountability

Making the Leap From Individual Contributor to Extreme Leader

Whatever the challenge at your company—improving customer service, coping with change, inspiring transformation, improving corporate culture, recruiting and retaining great talent, building teamwork, fostering innovation—it all comes down to this: someone has to do something significant and enlist others to help. Someone, in other words, has to take accountability. Someone has to lead. And it doesn’t have to be the boss. Leadership, ultimately, has nothing to do with the title on your business card or your position on the organizational chart. It’s about who you are and what you do to change things for the better—regardless of your “place” in the company.

Steve Farber can be Found At:
http://www.SteveFarber.com
http://twitter.com/SteveFarber
http://www.FaceBook.com/SteveFarber
http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/SteveFarber

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Extreme Leadership Summit 2012

August 17th – 19th
San Diego, California

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Film Director Brett Leonard on Hyperinteractive New Tech FragFilm(tm)

Brett LeonardInnovative Film Director Brett Leonard and International Christoper CreberHigh-Tech Entrepreneur Christopher Creber on New FragFilm

If you’ve wondered where the film industry is headed, you’ll want to listen to this interview of the co-founders of PFL Transmedia.

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Award-winning Hollywood director Brett Leonard (Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity, T-Rex:  IMAX 3D) and high-tech and international entrepreneur Christopher Creber talk about

  • The PopFictionLife concept/lifestyle
  • What’s a FragFilm?
  • How PFL Transmedia will change the film industry
  • Their business model
  • PFL Transmedia proprietary technology
  • Their first film, The Other Country
  • Micro-budget films

PopFictionLifePFL Transmedia

PFL Transmedia is a company positioned under the PopFictionLife brand name, with its new genre of interactive digital content called a FragFilm™, set to be as disruptive to the film industry as iTunes is to the music industry, and as indispensable for sharing and discovering video as Instagram is for photos.

FragFilm

Originally developed to monetize music content, a PopFictionLife FragFilm delivers engaging entertainment for the hyper-interactive generation that is no longer content to passively watch content but rather seeks to engage at a deeper level in collaboration with friends on social media.

Overwhelmed with vast quantities of low-quality user-generated video, they expect content quality that was previously available only at high-priced movie theatres.

Targeting the intersection point of these major trends, a PopFictionLife FragFilm delivers engaging entertainment.

A FragFilm is a unique entertainment experience, focusing on story, character, and emotion while adding engagement, interaction, and collaboration.

PopFictionLife is leveraging existing social media and distribution networks, and has developed innovative proprietary technology to deliver a unique experience for consumers and a robust revenue model for independent content creators.

PopFictionLife believes that is the solution to the needs of digital media consumers, content creators and brand managers.

FragFilm is a high-quality piece of independent feature-length digital entertainment content (used to be called a “movie”), produced without a big Hollywood budget (under a million bucks), designed to be initially distributed to you, the digital entertainment consumer (also known as the “audience”) in frags (short for “fragments”) through the Internet and the best part is….

FRAGS ARE FREE!!  Read More…………

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I am a big nerd. I have a degree in electronics, I love Sci-Fi and technology, I have worked in the computer industry, I am a musician, I make videos, I run an investor site where I get to talk to investors struggling with new technologies and I am a social media geek. So you can only imagine my surprise that I was able to get one of the most innovative, digital media film directors Brett Leonard and international high-tech entrepreneur Christopher Creber on the same call.

And to talk about new media creation, proprietary technologies and marketing strategies based around social media, music, film and new paradigm technologies, was absolutely amazing.

Thank you to Brett and Christopher for working me into their busy schedules and for staying with me and answering all my questions. The talk was fun and the content was full of these two guys brilliance. – JW

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Brett LeonardBrett Leonard

Brett Leonard is considered one of Hollywood’s most innovative film directors, and is known as one of the entertainment industry’s digital media visionaries. Mr. Leonard directed and co-wrote the hit motion picture The Lawnmower Man, starring Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Fahey.

The film is considered a cult classic, way ahead of its time in the use of groundbreaking computer graphics and the portrayal of a networked data culture. The Lawnmower Man is one of the true progenitors of the “cyber genre” and was the number one commercially successful independent film of 1992, costing under $6 million and earning over $200 million worldwide.

In 1993 Mr. Leonard was a key participant of the Sony 2000 think tank, a small group of media visionaries assembled to discuss the future of media. He also directed Peter Gabriel’s Kiss That Frog, the first all computer graphic music video/ride film. Kiss That Frog toured the world as a wildly popular theme park attraction, and won Mr. Leonard a 1994 MTV Music Video Award.

In the ensuing years, Mr. Leonard has continued to push the envelope in his feature film work, establishing himself as a pioneer of digital visual effects and cutting-edge independent film. He stepped into the third dimension with his IMAX 3D work, and directed T-Rex in IMAX 3D, which was the No.#1 hit 3D movie in history for over ten years, having grossed over $100 million worldwide on IMAX screens alone.

Mr. Leonard is also known for having a keen eye for new talent. He was instrumental in bringing Russell Crowe to American film audiences, giving Russell his first lead in a Hollywood film, Virtuosity, starring Denzel Washington, directed by Mr. Leonard. He did the same for Alicia Silverstone in his film for Tri-Star, Hideaway. 2 Rising star, Alex O’Loughlin (lead in the CBS series’ Moonlight, and Three Rivers, the recent hit feature The Back-up Plan and his current role as Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett on CBS’s Hawaii Five-O), was given his first break by Brett, and has appeared in Mr. Leonard’s films, Man-Thing and Feed.

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Christoper CreberChristopher Creber

Christopher Creber has over 25 years experience in technology as an entrepreneur and business executive.

Early in his career he worked internationally as a strategic consultant, for clients such as the UN.

In the mid 1990’s, he started a software and consulting company, Aphelion Informatics, which was a key partner in developing the Strategies website for a Canadian government department, and at that time was Canada’s largest website.

In 2001 Christopher divested of his company and moved to Russia purely out of personal interest.

Later he accepted a position at IBM UK based in London. As part of the Emerging Business Opportunity (EBO) unit he was responsible for IBM’s Linux strategy for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He went on to lead the Linux Desktop business and then the Autonomic Computing Business in EMEA.

After leaving IBM in 2005 he went to China and developed an emerging technology venture capital incubator.

Returning to Canada in 2008 he began developing a conceptual framework for interactive and immersive video, which lead to the formation of PFL Transmedia. 

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Christopher has traveled and worked around the world. He has an interest in freelance journalism which has taken him to the Balkans and Iraq.

The Other Country

Check out “The Other Country” – Burlap To Cashmere – FragFilm 01 on Youtube…

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Shameless Star Shanola Hampton on The Art of Elysium

Actress Shanola Hampton of Shameless Supports The Art of Elysiumg

Shanola was soooo fun to talk with and to meet. I really love the show Shameless on Showtime and was excited to get to speak with her about one of her passions. – JW

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Shanola Hampton

Shanola Hampton

From IMDB

Shanola Hampton was born May 27 in Long Island, NY, to a Car Salesman and an IRS agent.

She was raised in Summerville, South Carolina with her four sisters.

In college she earned a degree in Theater, with emphasis in Performance from Winthrop University along with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from University of Illinois.

She moved to Los Angeles in 2001, and began appearing in commercials. Later, she made her first guest appearance in Ryan Murphy’s “Popular.” Her hobbies include, traveling back to South Carolina to spend time with family, Pilates, and swimming. Her hope is to one day open a Performing Arts School.

From Wikipedia

Hampton has appeared in several television series, such as: Reba, Popular, Scrubs, Related, and Miami Medical. She has also had roles in the movies: The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, The Hanged Man, and You Again.[1]

She has face modeled for the videogame Left 4 Dead 2.[citation needed]

She is a graduate of Winthrop University (with a degree in Theater), and also holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois.

Shameless

In Summer 2010, Hampton was cast as a series regular on the Showtime dramedy Shameless as Veronica Fisher, a role for which she has received critical acclaim. The second season premiered January 8, 2012, with Hampton remaining part of the main cast.[2]

The Art of Elysium

MISSION

The Art of Elysium, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1997, encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. We provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.

VISION

The Art of Elysium is dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children. We believe that there is a powerful and mutual exchange of hope and appreciation that occurs when artists share their time and talent with children battling serious medical conditions.

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The lives of these children are largely filled with suffering, loneliness, fear and regimen. Artists have the unique ability to help children in need find a creative

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voice and discover a sense of individuality and self-efficacy, even in the midst of overwhelmingly difficult circumstances.

In return, those same artists, who have been taken outside of their normal scope of work, are stretched and enriched in ways they never imagined.

Through this inimitable exchange between artist and child, the artist experiences the power of giving and the child experiences the power of their own artistic journey.

GOALS

• Create The Art of Elysium Center, a place where children can learn and artists can showcase their work. During the day, the center will be open for children in need to be taught acting, art processes, comedy and music. In the evening, the facility will be used for participating artists to present their creative work.

• Provide musical instruments, compact discs, videotape, art supplies and makeup for various pediatric facilities we serve.
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• Fulfill special requests for medically challenged youth, including but not limited to providing individual, continuing lessons in the arts after discharge from the hospital.

• Now that The Art of Elysium has opened in New York, further expansion into additional cities such as Memphis and/or Nashville.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, JENNIFER HOWELL landed in Los Angeles shortly after graduating Emerson College with a B.S. in Mass Communications/Film Focus. It was Jennifer’s love for film making that brought her to Hollywood but it was her deeper love for children that led her to her mission: The Art Of Elysium.

howell1.jpgIn the middle of December 1996, Jennifer’s close friend, Stephen Hatten, was in the midst of one his worst bouts with the Leukemia he’d been diagnosed with years earlier.

Stephen shared with Jennifer the story of a young boy he had recently met at a treatment center.

A young boy who was by himself for the majority of his time spent there, on his own because both of his parents had jobs that they could not abandon.

Although one could interpret Stephen’s story as well, just a story, Jennifer heard his message loud and clear. And the message Jennifer heard was this: No child should ever be alone during treatment.

And so it was. Jennifer started by gathering some friends, getting clearance from the children’s hospital and bringing her world into their world.

With her Southern lilt and a spirit that was and is boundless, Jennifer and her friends brought the kids a respite from their reality, a little bit of laughter and a smile that found its form more quickly each time.

Jennifer’s friend Stephen passed away in 1998, but his story turned message turned mission has caught on. Along with her team, Jennifer’s The Art of Elysium continues to bring singers, artists, actors and writers into children’s hospitals and pediatric care facilities where they bring their talents, and of course their hearts, to the kids.

What was once Jennifer and a few friends is now a community of people who share the idea that no child should go through medical treatment alone.

Site: http://www.theartofelysium.org/
Twitter: @theartofelysium

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Boo Boo Stewart Talks About ChildHelp.org

Boo Boo Stewart talks to us about his favorite cause ChildHelp.org

I met Boo Boo Stewart the GBK Events Gifting Suite for the 2012 Golden Globes, as he was walking around helping support the various presenters and causes.

I wanted more time with Boo Boo to talk about the Twilight Sagas, his music and new projects, but got rushed a bit.

Boo Boo was very nice and we so appreciate all he and his sister Fivel is doing for Childhelps.org. Child Abuse is a very serious matter and five children die in the U.S. every day due to child abuse. Please find out how you can help too. – JW

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Boo Boo Stewart

Standing out amongst his generation as the next breakout movie star, Booboo Stewart is sure to build a lasting career similar to the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio and Johnny Depp. Between his good looks, charms and many talents to boot, he is consistently listed as one of the “Faces to Watch” amongst the hottest in Hollywood.

BooBoo Stewart (born Nils Allen Stewart, Jr.; January 21, 1994) is a singer, dancer, model, actor, and a black belt Hall of Fame martial artist. He has appeared and starred in several independent and TV films including episodes of “Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge,” “ER,” “Dante’s Cove,” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” Building his resume as a versatile actor, he has done stunt work on several films including the 2006 film, Zoom, as well the 2007 film, Beowulf, and hosted six episodes of children’s show Blue Dolphin Kids in Hawaii.

During 2006-2008, he was member of Disney’s musical group, T-Squad. He toured in Camp Rock Freestyle Jam, and with “Hannah Montana”/Miley Cyrus in her Best of Both Worlds Tour featuring the Jonas Brothers. He recorded the opening theme from Disney Channel Games 2008 “Let’s Go!,” and in 2010 “Under the Sea (from The Little Mermaid)” for the Disney recompilation disc DisneyMania 7.

Currently, he is touring with his sister Fivel Stewart, and they are set to release their album “Change” in the spring of 2011. His imagination and creative talents also brought him to illustrate a new and exciting comic book entitled “Millennium Man,” which will be unveiled this year. In 2008, he was featured in various campaigns, and was “the most in demand male model under 18 in the country.

Booboo is best recognized for his portrayal of Seth Clearwater in the The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, third installment of The Twilight Saga film series. Booboo’s character becomes much more prominent in the 2011 and 2012 films The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

In his free time Booboo likes to give back. In 2010, he was named a Celebrity Ambassador by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He participated in MDA’s “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” PSA campaign, featured in print and TV ads. He also supports the Los Angeles Mission, various children’s charities and has traveled to Perth, Australia for the Channel 7 Telethon, raising money for children at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Child Help

The story of Childhelp is about two young Hollywood actresses’ “chance” encounters—one with 11 homeless orphans abroad, and one with Nancy Reagan—and how they led to a lifelong commitment to helping children in need.

The Childhelp Story

Yvonne (left) and Sara – 1959

The Beginning of a Lifetime Commitment to Children…

Eleven half-American, half-Japanese orphans wandering homeless in Tokyo following a typhoon sparked a mission that has spanned internationally for nearly 50 years and impacted the lives of millions of children.

Hollywood actresses Sara Buckner (O’Meara) and Yvonne Lime (Fedderson) first met on the set of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, when they played the girlfriends of Ricky and David Nelson. Their mission for children began in 1959 when they were sent on a government-sponsored goodwill tour to visit troops in Japan.  Read More………

Child Abuse in America

Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving 6 million children; that’s because reports can include multiple children. The United States has the worst record in the industrialized nation – losing five children every day due to abuse-related deaths.

Statistics Graph Number of Child Deaths Per Day Due To Child Abuse and Neglect

For More National Child Abuse Statistics [CLICK HERE]

What is Child Abuse

Although there are many formal and acceptable definitions of child abuse, the following is offered as a guide for information on child abuse and neglect.

Child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Child abuse includes any damage done to a child which cannot be reasonably explained and which is often represented by an injury or series of injuries appearing to be non-accidental in nature.

Forms of Child Abuse

Physical abuse

Any non-accidental injury to a child. This includes hitting, kicking, slapping, shaking, burning, pinching, hair pulling, biting, choking, throwing, shoving, whipping, and paddling.

Sexual abuse

Any sexual act between an adult and child. This includes fondling, penetration, intercourse, exploitation, pornography, exhibitionism, child prostitution, group sex, oral sex, or forced observation of sexual acts.

Neglect

Failure to provide for a child’s physical needs. This includes lack of supervision, inappropriate housing or shelter, inadequate provision of food and water, inappropriate clothing for season or weather, abandonment, denial of medical care and inadequate hygiene.

Emotional abuse

Any attitude or behavior which interferes with a child’s mental health or social development. This includes yelling, screaming, name-calling, shaming, negative comparisons to others, telling them they are “bad, no good, worthless” or “a mistake.” It also includes the failure to provide the affection and support necessary for the development of a child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual well-being. This includes ignoring, lack of appropriate physical affection (hugs), not saying “I love you,” withdrawal of attention, lack of praise and lack of positive reinforcement.

Additional information regarding signs and symptoms of abuse (PDF).

What do I do if I think someone is abusing a child?

If a child discloses that he or she has been abused by someone, it is important that you LISTEN to them most of all.

  • Ask ONLY four questions
  • What happened?
  • Who did this to you?
  • Where were you when this happened?
  • When did this happen?
    Asking any additional questions may contaminate a case!

DO NOT

  • Investigate
  • Ask leading questions (a question that suggests the answer or contains the information the questioner is looking for – That man touched you, didn’t he?)
  • Make promises
  • Notify the parents or the caretaker

DO

  • Provide a safe environment (be comforting, welcoming, and a good listener)
  • Tell the child it was not his/her fault
  • Listen carefully
  • Document the child’s exact quotes
  • Be supportive, not judgmental
  • Know your limits
  • Tell the truth

If you suspect abuse, but a child has not disclosed to you, call 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Or counselors can talk through the situation with you and help decide what the best course of action is.

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Learn Business Strategy and Funding at Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit Jun 7,8,9 in Anaheim, CA

Maria SimoneNot Just Another Summit. Learn from the Best and Actually Pitch to Investors!

Maria Simone, successful business women, has had several successful businesses and has raised over $4Million for business, puts on the most comprehensive business summit I have attended for the Entrepreneur.

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I met Maria at the first Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit, which was really a great affair and I heard that this year it was bigger and better so I checked it out and had to get Maria on to tell you about it…. Come meet me there.

Thank you Simone for sharing a moment with me. I know your are crazy busy and I cannot wait to see you at the event- JW

Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit

Register Today for the Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit

June 7-9, 2012
“Bringing Business & Consciousness Together To Create Sustainable Success!”

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Have you ever felt like you had to choose between having a successful business and living an “enlightened” life?

It had always been “either or” for me until some years ago. I found myself working VERY hard for all the success I had, yet noticed there were others around me who seemed to attract what they wanted with ease.
The operative word being ATTRACT.

I finally realized that these people were tapped into a higher consciousness and used this knowing to create the life of their dreams. Over the years I’ve sought to create that same ease of success and in doing so have not only completely transformed my personal life but ALSO I’m experiencing more sustainable success in business.

There is a quickening of this awareness on the planet and it appears the ways of doing business have changed for all of us. As we experience this new awakening, I wanted to share the essence of what has been particularly helpful to me in moving forward as an Enlightened Entrepreneur:

The ways of doing business have dramatically evolved as it becomes clear how truly connected we all are. – Maria Simone

Register Today for the Enlightened Entrepreneur SummitWe invite you to participate in a 3 day experience, June 7-9, 2012, where Enlightened Entrepreneurs will discover how to succeed by forming profitable new collaborations, creating deeper connections with customers, and by having a positive impact on your community.

WHO WILL YOU MEET?

World-class business leaders, innovators, thought leaders, marketers, social media experts, market influencers, breakthrough specialists, and potential investors.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

We’ll share profitable cutting edge business practices as well as creating a space for inspired joint venture partnerships amongst the participants. Every attendee will have the opportunity to contribute and shine during our facilitated networking sessions. We’ll help YOU achieve YOUR BUSINESS GOALS better and faster than you ever imagined.

This is for you if:

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The quickest path to success is to align yourself with like-minded individuals who have the skills, talents, resources, and connections you need to achieve your goals.

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    Charles Barkley

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    Don Miguel Ruiz

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Can We Reverse Aging?

Can We Reverse Aging? New Innovations Bring Us Closer Than Ever.

If you are over 30 or have health issues or know anyone that does you need to watch this video now!

A very good friend sent me this video and I just had to check this out. Watch it for yourself, You decide. – JW

Go to the Protandim Website [CLICK HERE]

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Why Do We Age?

Aging is a term used to describe the deterioration of any entity. In a human’s case it is the process of deterioration of our bodily systems over time.

The truth is that everything in the Universe ages and we do not have specific knowledge on why that is. In the human there is no consensus as to why we age. We do, however know how it can be sped along.

What is Anti-Aging?

The health community and other groups have come up with many meanings for what Anti-Aging means. And the words are used very freely especially when talking about products.

I will define it here as slowing the aging process. Many would say that you can add preventing and reversing here, but since we all die at some point, I hope we can agree, for now, that we cannot stop aging, but we may be able to slow it down.

NOTE 2/4/2014

As it turns out there are several species of jellyfish who live forever! They go from being old to changing back into being young! To read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/12/common-myths-not-true_n_983785.html#s375832&title=Can_anything_live

What is Reverse Aging?

Reversing aging to me, is just what it says. We can turn back the hands of time. So far this is an impossible feat, but read ahead, because recent studies show that we may be able to reverse some bodily processes which will make create great changes in how we approach anti-aging.

If you have not watched the video, now would be a great time to do so, but if you would rather read….

What are Free Radicals

Without going into the full breakdown of the atom lets just say that atoms have a nucleus which determines the number of electrons (negatively charged particles) surrounding the atom. Stability of the atom depends on an even number of electrons orbit the nucleus. Often atoms will bond with other atoms by sharing electrons in outer orbits.

Free Radicals are formed when weak bonds split in a way that leaves an odd unpaired electron. This is called a Free Radical. The atom can be left with an odd number of electrons turning into a Free Radical itself, thus a chain reaction is set off causing the disruption of a living cell.

Free Radicals production is normal, but if it becomes excessive than cell damage can occur.

The cell does produce Antioxidants Glutathione, Catalase, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), and some others which work to gobble up unwanted Free Radicals naturally in the cell, but due to Oxidative Stress, the body may not be able to produce enough of these enzymes, especially as we age.

What are Antioxidants

Antioxidants are capable of counteracting the damage caused by Free Radicals oxidation in the cells.

We see this very well when we cut into an apple or avocado. Oxidation starts to turn the fruit dark as it breaks down the cells, but if you add a bit of lemon juice just after you cut into the fruit will retard the Free Radical growth and allow the fruit to stay light in color much longer, because lemons contain flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant properties. Rust on metals is also caused by oxidation.

Can the body make enough antioxidants to stop oxidative stress? Yes, absolutely the body is capable of protecting itself. As our environment becomes more toxic and as we age, our bodies may have a harder time making the needed amounts of the enzymes needed by the body to counteract the assault of free radicals on the cells.

Oxidative stress is when Free Radicals are produced at a rate the cell cannot counteract. Oxidative Stress can be triggered by diet, excessive exercise, emotional stress, smoke, alcohol, sun exposure, drugs (illegal an prescription) and many other environmental issues.

A diet of antioxidant rich foods may help reduce Oxidative Stress, by giving our cells extra antioxidants to help counteract Free Radicals and the harmful oxidation they can cause.

Many conditions, diseases  and illnesses are linked, in some way, to oxidative stress. Search on the web and check it out for yourself.

As We Age Oxidative Stress Increases

In the journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (that’s a mouthful!) there is a paper that shows their study on the increase of oxidative stress and age http://www.fasebj.org/content/19/3/419.full

The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, in a recent article said: http://www.pnas.org/content/98/18/10469.long

“The oxidative stress hypothesis of aging (or the free radical hypothesis as it was first proposed) is currently one of the most popular explanations for how aging occurs at the biochemical level. The basic tenet of the oxidative stress hypothesis is that the age-related loss of physiological function and aging are because of the progressive and irreversible accumulation of oxidative damage (1).

Over the past decade, the oxidative stress hypothesis of aging has gained wide acceptance because numerous studies have shown a strong correlation between increasing age and the accumulation of oxidative damage to cellular macromolecules (2, 3) and because the increased survival observed with dietary restriction has been correlated to reduced oxidative damage (3, 4)**.

It also appears that certain types of pathological lesions that arise with age are associated with increased levels of oxidative damage to cellular macromolecules (5, 6).”

** This hypothesis has been questioned in a 2002 MIT study, but does not make other finding irrelevant.

And thus derived, in summary:

“In summary, our data clearly demonstrate that oxidative damage to DNA increases significantly with age in rodents. [science lingo left out]~ Thus, although the steady-state levels of oxo8dG are relatively small in the genome of rodent cells, the de novo formation of oxo8dG lesions is considerable, suggesting that oxidative damages to DNA that arise from normal cellular metabolism could be highly relevant in aging and diseases associated with age.”

Alkaline vs Acidic

Many of you may have questions about your body being in the proper Ph level as to also help slow down the aging process. I will not go into detail about the process, but you should know that the Ph scale goes from 1 to 10. 10 being highly alkaline and 1 being battery acid. A neutral ph level is considered a 7.

The body preforms best at a slightly higher alkaline level and not as well in the acidic realm. The ph of the blood in the healthy human varies from 7.35 to 7.45.

Most of the things including just breaking down nutrients for use in the cell, tend to make the cell more acidic and the body tends to break down if overly acidic. It is believed that by increasing the alkaline level of the body, increases oxygenation of the cells which is good for the cells, but also sets them up for oxidative stress. So what is more important having an alkaline body or reducing free radicals?

It turns out that both would seem to be important here. To increase alkalinity in the body, you need to eat more green vegetables and stay away from heavily acidic foods. I say a balance slightly toward alkaline makes the best sense.

At that point controlling free radicals as we age becomes more and more important to keep ourselves at top levels of health.

A note on SIR2 which is the age inhibitor gene that is found in the body. It was reported by MIT studies in 2002 that the gene was turned on when we reduced our caloric intake overall.

Since then the same scientist believes, that based on 20 year studies on rhesus monkeys and caloric reduction, that by reducing calories alone, we cannot extend the lifespan, but we can heavily reduce, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other life threatening diseases.

So in conclusion, eat right, eat less, take Protandim and you may not reverse aging, but you will have a much high quality of life going forward.

Can you Increase the Amounts of Antioxidants Your Body Makes Naturally?

Watch This Video for More Info

This is where the reverse aging thing I mentioned earlier comes into play.

Although I do not believe we can turn back the clock, studies show that there is a supplement formula that is showing great promise in reversing the increase in the oxidative stress with age. This supplement can reduce oxidative stress by an average of 40%.*

Protandim

Protandim offers you a better way to fight the free radicals that cause aging!

PROTANDIM is the only supplement clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress by an average 40%, slowing down the cell aging process to the level of a 20-year-old.* Protandim is not a conventional antioxidant supplement. Each Protandim caplet contains a unique combination of phytonutrients that signal the body’s genes to produce its own antioxidant enzymes, which provides thousands of times more antioxidant power than any food or conventional antioxidant supplement.*

Protandim is patented and has 11 peer reviewed studies on its use and effectiveness.

  • To view current peer reviewed published clinical studies go to the US National Library of Medicine website: www.pubmed.gov (search: Protandim)
  • Protandim is approved by the Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) for use in all sports including the US Olympics
  • Protandim is protected by: US patent # 7,241,461 US patent # 7,384,655 & US patent # 7,579,076

Your Body’s Ability to Battle Aging Decreases As You Age

The aging process is nature’s way of limiting the population of every species. It’s good for the species, but not so good for the individual. When you’re young, your body fights free radicals effectively by producing its own antioxidants. But as you grow older, your body produces fewer antioxidants to fight the battles of aging and disease.

Antioxidant-rich Foods & Supplements Can’t Keep Up With Free Radicals

Protandim provides you with thousands of times more antioxidant power than any food or conventional supplement.* In fact, you would need to consume the antioxidants found in 375 oranges, 87 glasses of red wine or about 120 vitamin C tablets (500mg) a day to neutralize the amount of free radicals your body produces every single day.

fruitsHere’s why:

Not all antioxidants are equal. Conventional antioxidant supplements (such as vitamins A, C and E) are known as “consumable” antioxidants because they are used up as they neutralize free radicals on a one-to-one basis.

The unique blend of phytonutrients in Protandim signal your body’s genes to produce special antioxidant enzymes (SOD and CAT) that work together as the body’s first line of defense against free radicals.*

These enzymes are “catalytic,” which means that SOD and CAT are not used up when they neutralize free radicals. A single daily caplet of Protandim creates a cascade of your body’s natural catalytic antioxidants that are able to destroy millions of free radicals per second on a continuous basis–24/7.*

OK… Now might be a great time to watch the video if you haven’t yet….

It is said that Protandim could alleviate the need to eat antioxidants since it allows the cells to counteract oxidative stress naturally, but I believe that you still should eat your fruits and vegetables. You still need to get the extra antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and more, that fruits and vegetables offer you.

I am taking Protandim once a day as well as my antioxidant drink and with all the stress I am under daily, I feel secure that I am giving my cells exactly what they need to stay healthier longer. I believe this Protandim offers so much more than any of the traditional oxidative stress preventative programs out there now.

This is a smart product that to me is a NO Brainer, but what I love even more is that there is science, not pseudo science, but real science behind this product. Protandim has peer reviewed clinical studies that show that this product does more than empty your wallet.

I see so many products come across my desk to check out and so many of them are health related supplements. I am not big on testimonials because so many product experiences are not valid science and the placebo effect can be as high as 30+%

Want More Information? Watch the Video Above or go to the website and check out this amazing product there.

Go to the Protandim Website [CLICK HERE]

“OK JW Looks like you are Selling This Stuff… Yes I Am, I think Protandim is amazing and when I find something I like I want to share it.

I like this product so much I have become a distributor and if you would like to work personally with me to start your own business promoting this product, I would love to talk to you further. If you only want to buy this product that is wonderful and I wish you Good Health.

BTW – You do not have to join my team to get a discount. Just mark your purchase Wholesale and that will put you in autoship which charges you less per bottle. – Cheers!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.