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The Hero Academy

The Hero Academy

By David Diem
This Podcast is for people who have answered the call to help others, dreamers and side hustlers. Frontline workers who work a full time job but want to do more, have more or be more than they already are. The interviews will help you to stay happy in your hustle. We hope to Inspire, Empower, Entertain you and help you to make more money. Get your dream LIT.
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THA #27 - The Hero Academy - How to Be a Filthy Pirate - Dan Spencer
How to be a Filthy Pirate Ep. #27 of The Hero Academy Podcast 🇺🇸 Meet: Dan Spencer 👮‍♀️ Retired LEO & Marine Vet ☕️ Owner: Filthy Pirate 🏴‍☠️ Coffee Co. 🎙 Host: Talking Filthy Police Podcast
March 24, 2022
THA 26 : Meet (DNP) Doctor Nurse Practicioner Lauren Duroy
👩🏽‍⚕️ Dr. Nurse Lauren DNP 🎙Host of: The Nurse Practicioner’s Lifeline (Podcast) 💥 Pay special attention to her energy She radiates good vibes & knows her brand well. Enjoy !!! 😊
March 18, 2022
THA 25- How to Increase The Power of Your Network
The Hero Academy by David Diem presents Erik Lavigne Host of Two Cops One Donut Podcast. We discuss the Power of Networking, Brazilian Jiujitsu and staying prepared for all scenarios.
February 21, 2022
The Hero Academy presents - Greg Potapenko.
💽 2 Comma club Award-Winning 💻 7-Figure Marketer helping brands grow with paid ads. 🇨🇦 Army Veteran helping other Vets transition into 💲entrepreneurship. Father. Husband. 🏊🚴🏃 Athlete. 
February 06, 2022
The Hero Academy - Stephen Reverri
Stephen J, aka "the Good Lieutenant" is a man that has been in emergency services since 16 years old when he started to “play fireman” at his local fire department. He served in several leadership roles and that was the first place he was called “The Good Lieutenant”. Stephen J. became a Deputy Sheriff in one of New York State’s largest counties in 2000 and currently holds the rank of, you guessed it, Lieutenant. Stephen J is a leader in and out of law enforcement, serving on various community boards and organizations, many of which you will hear about on his podcast: Behind the Tin Behind the Tin is a podcast about the heroic men and women who wear the tin while protecting our community and hearing about the extraordinary things they're doing when their badge is in the locker. From creating a business to starting a not-for-profit, from coaching sports to being a mentor for children, Behind the Tin examines all the different things our heroes do when they are “off duty”.
January 21, 2022
The Hero Academy - David Metzger
Pediatric Oncology Nurse - Aka Nurse Papa. I’ll be honest … I had to Google what Oncology was. Remember gratitude this holiday season!!! He talks death & his book - Nurse Papa
December 23, 2021
The Hero Academy - Burnout Coaches
Introducing The Burnout Coaches. Their name says it all. Laughter, health & mindset coupled with real strategy. Enjoy.
December 23, 2021
The Hero Academy - Larry Forletta
Retired DEA agent Larry Forletta tells a great story of a drug deal gone bad.
December 10, 2021
How a hip hop cop Bridges the gap. - Bookem
Danny is a Sheriff and “rapper”. He runs a non-profit organization called, “Bridges”. Through Bridges, Daniel is able to connect with the youth of the community in-which he serves, by utilizing “Rap music” to build a bridge between them and law enforcement. I applaud & appreciate anyone who going after their dream and finding a way to serve more people.
November 28, 2021
Executive Coach- Nicole Coustier
High stress position? Maybe you could use a coach that can help you navigate through the stress.
November 24, 2021
Brian - EMS Universe
Brian has built his Instagram EMS community to over 76,000 people!! For him it’s all about serving a group of people he loves.
November 12, 2021
Tactical Medic - Todd Spence
I didn’t know what a Tactical Medic was before meeting with Todd Spence. He has a cool job. Enjoy
November 03, 2021
Tom Wheelhouse
My 1st international guest. Former Police Officer in the U. K. now helps others transition into another career.
October 05, 2021
Ro (Let’s Go) Davis
Former LEO to Motivational & Inspirational Speaker : Ro Davis.
October 05, 2021
Tony McNeil
Retired Police Officer , Creator / host of the Off Duty Podcast and CEO of the Everyday Heroes Podcast Network. He’s someone you should know about. Enjoy
September 19, 2021
Shannon Peel - Branding & Story telling
Shannon is a Marketing & Branding expert. Also a great storyteller. Enjoy
September 05, 2021
Detective Andy Mendez - Gamer
Andy Mendez is a Marine and a Detective. An expert on computers and video games. In this episode we discuss nostalgic games. What the future holds and the secret to making money on Twitch.
August 21, 2021
Terri Brinston - Author
Meet Terri Brinston Author ✍️ Nurse 👩🏽‍⚕️ Teacher 👩‍🏫 Mentor to teens
August 14, 2021
Project Mayday - Suicide Prevention
In this episode I talk w/ Bri & G about their Podcast & Company : Project Mayday. G was a Firefighter & Bri went the EMS Route. Both are on a mission to prevent the unnecessary loss of life of our First Responders. You can learn more at
August 05, 2021
From EMS to RN - Kasia
Kasia discussed going from a Life Guard to EMS , to becoming a RN. She still volunteers for EMS because of her love for it. Her Instagram is @Cfishbunny
July 23, 2021
Super Jenna - Guns & Hoses
•Female Fatale Firefighter 👩🏼‍🚒 •Jenna’s IG is on fire 🔥 right now. •She’s blowing up ⬆️ 💥 & still very humble. •Catch her @superjenna82 •Sorry fellas she’s married. •Ladies you will find her very inspiring. •She’s got gunz💪🏽 & guns - an overall badass with a servants heart
July 16, 2021
Paramedic Coach
Evan goes by the the Paramedic Coach online (Both YouTube & Instagram). Simple and go the point. He’s young and has a wealth of knowledge about marketing yourself and becoming a coach. Enjoy
July 09, 2021
Gina Scarda - Retired & Reinvented
I pride myself on my courage, & leaning into my fears. But this woman….Gina Gina Scarda takes being fearless to another level. She looks at scary things and dives off the building in a wing suit at her fears. :) Retired NYC Sgt. Turned Comedian, Actress, Speaker & Writer. In this episode we discussed * Her mindset when it comes to fear * Trying out new things * Going after your dreams * Reinventing yourself
July 02, 2021
Naked Ambition - Tom Antion
Tom Antion is one of the OGs of Internet Marketing. I attended his school for internet marketing & got a glimpse 1st hand of the hustle it takes. A Speaker, Comedian, Author and generally funny guy to talk to. He has stories for days. Give his Podcast a listen at Screw the Commute. He is also teaching disabled persons the skills they need to work from home. The man has a huge heart. Enjoy this episode
June 24, 2021
How to get things done from a Story Telling Master
I’m this episode we discussed- How to take action when you decide you want to do something. How to turn your moments into lifetime memories through storytelling. How to be productive. This man wears a lot of hats!! Enjoy You can look up Matt Dicks on YouTube & @ There’s power, money & impact in learning to tell your story!
June 18, 2021
Police Detective Sergeant finds his love.
From NYC to Long Island. From EMS to Police. From Homocide Detective to Sgt. , then Detective Sergeant, Tulio Serrata has seen a lot. Now you can find him on the water as a Captain Chartering Boat tours. You never know where your career will lead you. Book a tour on the water this summer.
June 11, 2021
How to Save Yourself by Medical Dr Rey - NYC EMS
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Our first Hero is a life saver. Dr Rey can be found on YouTube: NYC Streets MD and on Instagram: NYCStreetsMD. He’s a shining example of how serving others can completely set your life on a better path. Life Coach Dr Reynolds Kairus talks w/ me about his Journey.
June 03, 2021
The Hero Academy Intro
Intro for Frontline Heroes. Nurses, Police, Firemen, Paramedics, Military, EMS. ALL of heroes that make sacrifices. Heroes without capes.
June 03, 2021