A Climb to the Top

A Climb to the Top

By A CLIMB TO THE TOP
A Climb to the Top features a diverse cast of achievers from all walks of life. Overcoming adversity, career challenges, and life’s unexpected obstacles, it tells inspirational stories of how each climbed their way to to happiness and success. These are tales of human transformation and relate to anyone striving to reach the top of their personal mountains. Hosted by bestselling author and executive coach Chuck Garcia.
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014. Spencer Proffer of Meteor 17
This week on A Climb to the TOP, we spoke with Spencer Proffer, CEO, Music & Media Producer, and Strategist at Meteor 17. Spencer has been at the forefront of successful and inventive multimedia projects for years. Throughout an extensive entertainment career, he has consistently broken new ground with pioneering work on both creative and business fronts. Spencer Proffer possesses a rare combination of finely tuned entertainment industry expertise and outstanding creative skill, making him one of the truly unique individuals in the industry.
27:12
February 17, 2020
013. Michael O'Brien of Peloton Executive Coaching
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Michael O’Brien, founder of Peloton Executive Coaching and author of Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows: Winning at Work and in Life. Michael shares his transformational story of how he overcame being hit head on by an SUV while riding his bicycle to work and how that was the last bad day he ever had.
26:04
February 10, 2020
012. Scott Trager of Northeast Off-Road Adventures
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Scott Trager, founder and president at Northeast Off-Road Adventures. Scott shares his transformational story of pursuing entrepreneurship, overcoming organized opposition, financial impossibilities, legal challenges, and countless late nights to achieve his dream of creating and running a passion-based business.
26:22
February 3, 2020
011. Dr. Matthew Miraglia of CLPS Consultancy Group
Dr. Matthew Miraglia is Founder of TAP App Security and President of CLPS Consultancy Group. He is also an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security at Mercy College in New York. Dr. Miraglia is a former United States Marine and retired Police Detective. He holds an M.S. in Organizational Leadership, MBA in Management, Post-master’s Certificate in National Security, and Doctor of Education in Executive Leadership.
27:13
January 27, 2020
010. Tony Fiorino of FIO Entertainment
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Tony Fiorino, founder, CEO and executive producer at FIO Entertainment. Tony began his career in the late 80's as an executive recruiter in the technology, media and entertainment industries and helped build the management teams for companies like Amazon, eBay, Dreamworks PDI Animation and many others. After more than 20 years of success, Tony turned his attention to his true passion, TV and film production. Tony set forth to create, develop and ultimately implement a new business model for the entertainment business and so FIO Entertainment was born.
27:37
January 20, 2020
009. Natalie Telyatnikov of Better Postpartum
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Natalie Telyatnikov, creator and founder of Better Postpartum. Natalie's mission is simple: to help new mothers avoid the most common problems and health pitfalls of early motherhood, through "postpartum education." Since its creation in 2018, Natalie's online Postpartum education program, the "Fully Supported Mama," available on BetterPostpartum.com, has won the Maternal Mental Health Innovation Awards and helped thousands of mothers worldwide! 
28:46
January 13, 2020
008. Tom Hardin - Tipper X
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Tom Hardin. Tom shares his journey down the slippery slope into criminal activity and the impact it had on friends and family. He discusses the psychological traps which pulled him into a spiral of rationalization. Tom takes the audience on an authentic journey of opportunity and temptation, one that mirrors that of so many young professionals who have found themselves employed on Wall Street. It is a cautionary tale fraught with suspense, career destruction and ultimately finding a higher purpose.
28:56
January 6, 2020
007. Bea Wray
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Bea Wray, author and motivational keynote speaker specializing in executive leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and women in business. Bea Wray works with associations and conferences to energize audiences around collaboration, building personal brands, and leveraging networks to grow net worth.
27:43
December 30, 2019
006. Phillis Morgan of Resilient at Work
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Phillis Morgan. Phillis is the founder and principal consultant for Resilient At Work.  She has three decades of experience as a labor and employment lawyer working in conflict environments all over the world including Afghanistan, Uganda and Nepal. She was awarded the NATO Service Medal, Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism, and Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award. Phillis has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation with teachers, mostly in Asia, for 15 years.  She is active on the American Bar Association’s Attorney Well-Being committee, is a certified executive coach and yoga teacher, and has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga in the U.S. and Asia to hundreds of people seeking to gain clarity, insight, and calmness in their lives. LINKS  www.chuckgarcia.com  www.resilientatwork.com  www.soulmatter.co  www.wabcradio.com
28:59
December 23, 2019
005. Karen Conlon of Karen Conlon Therapy LCSW PLLC
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Karen Conlon, a licensed CBT Psychotherapist. Karen is the founder and owner of Karen Conlon Therapy LCSW PLLC, specializing in the treatment of adult anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety management, and Clinical Hypnosis. Karen Conlon can be contacted at: karenconlontherapy.com Instagram: @karen_conlon_therapy Twitter: @karen_conlon Facebook: @KarenConlonTherapy LINKS www.chuckgarcia.com www.soulmatter.co www.wabcradio.com Follow us on Instagram: @Aclimbtothetop
28:42
December 16, 2019
004. Grace Vandecruze of Grace Global Capital
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Grace Vandecruze, mountaineer and founder of Grace Global Capital. Grace is twenty years into a successful career as an investment banker, focused on financial service industries. Grace is active in the community and has served on numerous philanthropic boards, is a licensed sailor and has participated in several Wharton Leadership Treks and the climbing of several mountains around the world. LINKS www.chuckgarcia.com www.graceglobalcapital.com www.soulmatter.co www.wabcradio.com
29:08
December 9, 2019
003. Dr. Joe Galati of Your Health First
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Dr. Joe Galati, host of Your Health First on KTRH and iHeart Radio, about Dr. Joe's transformation from failing the MCAT four times to becoming a thought leader and expert voice in the medical and personal health space.   LINKS www.chuckgarcia.com www.drjoegalati.com www.soulmatter.co www.wabcradio.com
28:19
December 2, 2019
002. Anthony Sicuranza of Google
Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Anthony Sicuranza about Anthony's transformation from working in a mechanics shop in suburban New York to becoming a Program Manager at Google. LINKS www.chuckgarcia.com www.google.com www.soulmatter.co www.wabcradio.com
28:41
November 25, 2019
001. Adam Connors of NetworkWise
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi, 13th century Persian Poet In a 24 x 7 world, success, happiness, and personal fulfillment are inevitably tied. We bring our work life home, and we bring our home life to work. The boundaries in the modern era are now fully blurred. This has massive implications on our happiness, health, and well being. Something is missing. While knowledge becomes more accessible every day, our ability to connect, collaborate, and cultivate relationships is under siege. Success, happiness, and the way we lead our lives is based on the relationships we have started, developed, and nurtured. BUT, NO ONE TAUGHT YOU HOW. You didn’t learn in it school. Most companies do not teach it. The power of human capital continues to diminish. More technology, more LIKES on Facebook and LinkedIn, less personal connection. Something is wrong! The world we live in: 35% of the skills demanded across multiple industries will change by 2020. 65% of children entering elementary school will have jobs that do not exist. The biggest gap in the U.S. is soft skills: Writing, speaking, collaborating, leading (Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn) 87% of employees are not engaged at work. Lacking valuable connections and and feeling unappreciated leads to social isolation and loneliness. “An employees’s work loneliness triggers emotional withdrawal.” Stress, anxiety, and depression are all around us. Many people are miserable at work, feel powerless, and bring it all home in the proximity of family and friends. “PROXIMITY IS POWER.” Tony Robbins Where does transformation begin? With the people right in front of us. We are the sum of: The paths we follow. The lessons we learn. The people we meet. How we choose to take charge of our ability to CONNECT, CULTIVATE, and COLLABORATE leads to more successful and fulfilling lives. How do we achieve professional and personal transformation in a world so driven by technology, social media, and rapid change? LINKS www.chuckgarcia.com www.networkwise.com www.soulmatter.co www.wabcradio.com
28:25
November 18, 2019
000. Introduction with Chuck Garcia
A Climb to the Top features a diverse cast of achievers from all walks of life. Overcoming adversity, career challenges, and life’s unexpected obstacles, we tell inspirational stories of how each climbed their way to to happiness and success. These are tales of human transformation and relate to anyone striving to reach the top of their personal mountains. Hosted by author and executive coach Chuck Garcia. LINKS: www.chuckgarcia.com www.soulmatter.co www.wabcradio.com
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November 18, 2019