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Episode 17 - Former Professional Basketball Player and Huffington Post Contributor with host Dave Swanson
Athlete. Entrepreneur. Author. Podcaster. Speaker. Playing overseas was one of the best experiences of my life. Through all of the ups and downs, I learned so much about who I was as a man and how to survive in a foreign country on my own. I gave so much to the game of basketball and it is still a huge part of who I am today. This is why I aim to give back to so many other athletes. Writing a book was never in the plan. Hell, I never even considered myself to be good at writing much of anything until my second year playing overseas. In my first couple of weeks there, all I had was a room, a computer (without internet connection), and a lot of time.  Entrepreneurship to me is all about taking a huge risk on your future for a vision only you can see. This is what I’ve done my entire life. I’ve sacrificed and believed in my vision despite other people who doubted me. It is also about patience, determination, and grit, things that I have prided myself on for as long as I can remember. Just like writing, public speaking was never something I saw myself doing. I learned how much I am able to impact others through words and that’s what it has been all about ever since. Through my experiences, and every time I have an opportunity to speak publicly, my aim is to change at least one person’s life for the better. Website Podcast Connect Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
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April 15, 2019
Episode 16 - Friday Night Lights and The Long Road Home Actress Kat Willis with host Dave Swanson
Actress Katherine Willis has built a career playing characters that are powerful, grounded and compelling. Kat is most commonly recognized for her work on NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” where she played Joanne Street, the mother of paralyzed quarterback Jason Street. She gained international attention for her roles on the Nat Geo miniseries “The Long Road Home“, and her starring role in Nicolas Sparks’ first television effort, the Civil War drama “Deliverance Creek” on Lifetime TV. She'll next be seen on AMC's "The Son", Showtime's "Kidding" starring Jim Carrey, Robert Rodriguez's feature "Red 11". She is currently filming season 1 of TNT's "Tell Me Your Secrets". Katherine started her acting pursuits in theater, and was a state and national champion in high school forensics and poetry reading, a division of Speech & Debate. She then studied Theater and Film at Brigham Young University. Born on the South Pacific island of Tonga, Kat's childhood was spent in rural Missouri on a 200 acre farm, she considers herself a tomboy with an edge.  IMDB Website Instagram Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
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April 8, 2019
Episode 15 - Transition Expert Scott R. Tucker with host Dave Swanson
WHAT I DO: I help active-duty military and recent retired veterans plan for healthy transitions to civilian life. Furthermore I also help individuals understand how to manage their financial opportunities as they relate specifically to veterans and military benefits. My deeper purpose, however, is to be a guide for fellow veterans in discovering their own purpose. Together, we clarify and embark on a new mission that leads to financial stability and personal life fulfillment. I do this because I believe that our military service may be complete, but our true service to the world is still ahead of us.  HOW I DO IT: I provide one-on-one consulting and coaching, online webinars/training programs, on-site workshops, speaking engagements and create content aimed at helping you discover your true purpose, how to achieve your financial goals, and the steps to achieving all of it. WHY I DO IT: After a number of successes and mistakes, trials and errors, I discovered not only the ins and outs of financial opportunities afforded to veterans, but more importantly my mission to help others discover the same—without all the turbulence I experienced in the process. I want to help as many veterans as possible to get here as well. This is my new life’s mission.  MY BACKGROUND: A former military officer, author and award winning entrepreneur, I combine realistic perspective, financial expertise, and life experience to help others prepare financially for the transition back to civilian life. Connect Free E-book Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
13:43
April 3, 2019
Episode 14 - Fighter Weapons School Graduate Tammy Barlette with host Dave Swanson
Tamara Barlette  retired from the Air Force in 2018 after 20 years of dedicated service.  During her last assignment she was an  instructor pilot in the T-38 Talon, the Air Force’s primary trainer for the fighter/bomber aircraft track. In addition to the T-38, Lt Col Barlette has flown the T-37 Tweet, the A-10 Warthog, the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper. She  is also a graduate of the prestigious US Air Force Weapons School. She  has more than 3000 total flight hours and over 1500 hours of combat  support time in both Iraq and Afghanistan supporting and protecting our  troops on the ground by providing real time reconnaissance and lethal  support.   Athena's Voice - Female veteran owned small business  providing inspirational speaking, keynotes, panel participation and consulting.  Website Connect Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
15:27
April 3, 2019
Episode 13 - Master of the Sword - Brigadier General (Ret) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D. with host Dave Swanson
Brigadier General (Ret) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D. First Woman Department Head, USMA; Former Executive Director, Feagin Leadership Program, Duke Sports Medicine Expertise Leadership development, wellness, executive coach  Experience Maureen spent 28 years in the U.S. Army, where she held various staff and leadership positions, as well as flying UH-1 helicopters in the continental United States and Europe. Most noteworthy was her assignment as the Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Education from 1997 until her retirement in 2004. Her position carried the unique title “Master of the Sword.” She was the first woman to chair a department chair at the U.S. Military Academy since it was founded in 1802. Upon her retirement, Maureen was advanced to the rank of Brigadier General. Recently, Maureen served as the Executive Director of the Feagin Leadership Program at Duke Sports Medicine.  "The first step in developing your leadership philosophy is to determine your values—it needs to be authentic and reflect who you really are." Brigadier General (Ret) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D. Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
15:05
April 3, 2019
Episode 11 - Professional Body Builder and Gym Owner Chad Kroll with host Dave Swanson
Chad Kroll is the Owner of Inspire Fitness in Cedar Park, TX. He is a  Certified Personal Trainer  and personal training is Chad's life's passion. With over 20 years of experience in cities such as Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and now Austin, he has had the opportunity to change and inspire many lives.  He has vast experience in many facets of fitness, including the psychology of making life changes, weight loss, strength training, cardiovascular rehabilitation and routines, fitness and bodybuilding shows, pre-natal/post-partum fitness, aqua sessions, nutrition counseling, and injury rehabilitation. His certifications include American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Health Club Association (NHCA), Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and CPR/AED through American Red Cross. He competed in the 2014 Adela Classic Bodybuilding competition (Light-Heavyweight division), and is an IFBB bodybuilding judge. Inspire Fitness Details www.inspirefitnessonline.com 512-260-1500 info@inspirefitnessonline.com 3621 E. Whitestone Blvd. Ste 400 Cedar Park, tx 78613 Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
14:16
March 27, 2019
Episode 12 - Joe Peppers - CEO of Kids Hope Alliance with host Dave Swanson
Joe Peppers is a 3X deployed West Point graduate with experience at several Fortune 500 companies and the current CEO of Kids Hope Alliance in Jacksonville, Florida. Joe knows the word perseverance from a young age, while struggling at West Point and dealing with the trauma of his deployments, Joe is a pillar in the community that is bringing hope to children and teens in the state of Florida.  Joe's ultimate goal is to help others reach their full potential. If I can do that, then I will have done my job. Kids Hope Alliance Donations to KHA Connect Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
16:54
March 27, 2019
Episode 10 - Principal and Podcaster Demetrius Ball with host Dave Swanson
Demetrius is a servant leader committed to professional development for the benefit of my school and community. West Point graduate and an MA in Secondary Education, Demetrius has been a leader in the Army and in his community. Currently at San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Demetrius uses Goat Wrestling Perseverance on a daily basis.  Connect with Demetrius  Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
14:12
March 22, 2019
Episode 9 - Leadership Guru Sara Canaday with host Dave Swanson
Sara began her journey working full-time while she earned an MBA. As she climbed the ladder of corporate America, she repeatedly observed a surprising phenomenon: the most successful people weren’t necessarily the ones with the highest IQ or best job skills. She recognized instead that career advancement was much more closely linked with how people applied their knowledge and talents — their capacity to collaborate, communicate, and influence others. Organizations have historically made heavy investments to help top performers and senior leaders gain tangible skills through degrees, professional certifications and technical training courses. However, companies that are giving equal emphasis to boosting intangible skills have discovered a measurable bottom-line impact and a distinct competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced, global economy. What are these high-value intangible skills?   •Influential leadership and compelling communications that inspire and motivate colleagues and co-workers •Powerful personal presence that others perceive as charismatic and persuasive yet approachable and supportive  •Strong emotional intelligence that builds solid connections with people at all levels of the organization •Collaborative behaviors and strategies that maximize team performance and results   When high-potentials successfully integrate these intangible leadership skills, their corporate employers reap the benefits: increased productivity, stronger market performance, and improved employee retention. Sara Canaday has an impressive track record for helping companies harness those distinct advantages. Keynotes Workshop  Resources Leadership Unchained You According to Them LinkedIn Learning Online Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
16:59
March 20, 2019
Episode 8 - Former NFL Quarterback and National Champion John Bowenkamp with host Dave Swanson
College Football DII National Champion, former NFL quarterback - MBA from University of Texas. Amazing leader at a Fortune 500 company that has successfully made the transition from sports to the corporate world. Currently Director of US Sales at Stryker, John has taken his ability of goat wrestling perseverance to everything he has done. Director of US Sales Stryker Advanced Guidance Technologies Regional Manager 2016 Regional Sales Manager of the year 2014 Regional Sales Manager of the year  National Football League MN Vikings 2005 Rhein Fire 2006 Amsterdam Admirals 2006 Rhein Fire 2007 Connect with John Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
15:17
March 20, 2019
Episode 7 - FBI Agent Brian Oman with host Dave Swanson
Brian Oman is a lifetime leader of service to our country. From combat veteran to FBI agent - listen in on his biggest goat he had to wrestle as a Platoon Leader in Iraq during OIF III. How do you bounce back from days like that? Download this episode that you don't want to miss with some candid conversation about fear, death and overcoming obstacles in the true Goat Wrestling Perseverance way! Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
15:17
March 13, 2019
Episode 6 - Musician Jermaine Tolbert with host Dave Swanson
Jermaine Tolbert is a rapper/singer/songwriter & recent author of Remind Me To Think: The Genius Behind Crazy. Forced to walk away from a recording deal with Oscar & Grammy Award Winner Pharrell Williams once diagnosed with schizophrenia & depression, Jermaine's life work is mental health advocacy.   The goat I'm currently wrestling right now is building my non-profit 3rd Dimension Dreams Laboratory. www.gofundme.com/geniusofaschizophrenic  IG - @jermaine_tolbert Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
15:14
March 12, 2019
Episode 5 - Pro Boxer Dan "The Honeybadger" Hayes with host Dave Swanson
Daniel Hayes earned his nickname “The Honey Badger” (an animal known for its fearlessness) in the ring during a pro sparring session. His talent expands beyond the sports realm from Motivational Speaking to Entrepreneurship to being an On-Camera Talent.   Hayes started competing in sports from the young age of 8. He competed in Soccer, Basketball, Football, Baseball, to Swimming and Track & Field. By age 16 he was a certified lifeguard and it became obvious that Hayes was born to compete in the sports world with the rising demand for the young athlete. Hayes high school athletic career as a basketball player landed him several scholarship offers from NCAA division I and II schools. Hayes however decided to attend TRU where he and his childhood best friend were offered athletic scholarships. His chosen college major was Kinesiology until he was introduced to his first acting class where he instantly fell in love with acting and changed his major to Theatre.   Acting was a natural evolution of talent into a different form of artistic expression for Hayes who has never been camera shy since age 17 he had been a published print model in magazines. His new passion led him to study the art of acting at The Second City and Groundlings, schools that boast alumni like Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell. Hayes continued training at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio a recognized acting academy which has coached Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and many famous actors. In 2016 Hayes joined forces with a lifetime friend and professional basketball player turned filmmaker to produce The Honey Badger, a boxing documentary directed by KB Kutz. The Sport Documentary covers the life of Hayes as an athlete preparing for his professional fight in Mexico. Their project The Honey Badger has won numerous film festival awards in Hollywood, Toronto, New York, San Diego and Los Angeles. On December 3, 2016 Hayes came out of a winning fight with a fractured left hand that required surgery, during his recovery he gained tremendous life wisdom from his successes and losses which he now shares in his work as a Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur. His message is “I’m using this as an opportunity to be more accountable, I look in the mirror and say, you will be back and you will be better. Remember the times that you had the ability to do something and didn’t. I want to achieve more and I will. I’ll be better in a different way.” He continues his World Championship journey fighting out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.   Website - http://www.daniel-hayes.com/ Podcast - Life is a Fight Podcast Honeybadger Trailer Dave Swanson Website - www.goatwrestlingperseverance.com Book - http://bit.ly/TheDotontheLeft Dave Swanson Speaks Clothes - www.goat-wrestling.com Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book? - http://bit.ly/DOTLFree1stChapter Need more information - Text goat to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Twitter Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/goatwrestlingperseverance/ LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/daveswansonspeaks Coaching - https://www.fiverr.com/swan3267
13:18
March 11, 2019
Episode 4 - Startup CEO Ben Pitts with host Dave Swanson
Ben guides the vision and strategic direction of the company. He leads  business development efforts at My Financial Answers and is continuously building new partnerships. Has a twin brother and is constantly seeking new challenges. Listen to his story of taking on a start up while working a full-time job! Education US Military Academy, BS UVa Darden School, MBA Demo video:  http://myfinancialanswers.com/video-demo/ Find out more at http://myfinancialanswers.com Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
15:21
March 6, 2019
Episode 3 - National Public Speaking Champion Melvin Banks with host Dave Swanson
Melvin is a servant leader whose primary focus is to coach, encourage and ultimately help others uncover their God ordained purpose in life. As a young man I began my own search for purpose and meaning which led me on a journey of growth and development that began over 15 years ago and continues to this day. Through trial and error, personal implementation and years of research I have uncovered that the key to living a successful life is, intentional living! As a certified coach he works directly with clients to develop life strategies that will enable them to clarify their personal vision, gain a deeper understanding of their unique mission, establish foundational values by which to live and set personal expectations that will help them to live up to their potential and maximize each moment of their life! In addition to keynote speaking and personal coaching, he offers engaging and interactive, live workshops; in which I walk participants through step by step on the path of personal discovery and empowerment. My live workshops serve as a catalyst for change. Once you’ve attended a live event you’ll never look at life the same again! Are you ready to embrace life for the journey that it is and begin to truly live up to your God given potential? If so he wants to be your guide! Website - https://melvinbanksinspires.com Book - http://bit.ly/TheBlueprintDesignYourDreamlife Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
15:24
February 19, 2019
Episode 2 - Forbes 30 Under 30 AJ Armstrong with host Dave Swanson
Aaron (A.J.) Armstrong is a leader, engineer, entrepreneur, manager, veteran, investor, international business and life strategist, and author. He is a former D1 football player and graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Systems Engineering. He and his wife are the owners and founders of three start-up companies: Armstrong Ventures LLC, Armstrong Real Estate Group LLC, and Marissa’s Fit Boutique LLC. He is currently working toward his MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Northeastern University and plans to have a book published this summer.  He worked for a Fortune 400 automotive defense contractor as a Systems Engineering Manager while simultaneously growing his real estate business.  He is the founder of Armstrong Ventures, a Consulting & Equity service. He is the host of “Winners, Wallets and World Views” podcast. In this podcast, he coaches leadership through storytelling.  Website - www.armstrongventuresllc.com Podcast - https://www.armstrongventuresllc.com/all-episodes Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
14:47
February 15, 2019
Episode 1 - Viral Rapping Cop Matt Cubbler with host Dave Swanson
Matt Cubbler is a servant leader who has spent his entire life serving and helping others.  Matt’s passion and purpose was born out of his relationship with his older brother, Andy, who was autistic and stuttered. Tragically, Andy died in a car accident in 1989.  Since his death, Matt served 4 years active duty in the US Army in the intelligence field including a deployment to the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War.   For the last 26 years, Matt has served in various law enforcement capacities - patrol, SWAT and as a member of the elite counter-terrorism agency known as US Federal Air Marshal Service.  Matt is also an entrepreneur, inventor, author, youth mentor, inspirational speaker and the host of the Two Dates and a Dash Podcast. Matt is married to his beautiful wife, Lauren and they have two children - Rebecca and Andrew.   My goat is one that will be with me forever - the loss of my brother.  After 13 years of severe depression, in 2002 God showed me His grace and allowed me to begin to heal. Since then, I have been tirelessly working on multiple platforms in order to share Andy’s story and inspire others to live a life of selfless service worthy of remembrance.   Website  Book - A Brother's Love Contact Info  Dave Swanson Website Book  Goat Wrestling Perseverance Clothes  Free Chapter of my Bestselling Book?  Need more information - Text goat (lowercase) to - 737-214-1040 Social Media Facebook  Instagram Twitter  LinkedIn Coaching 
14:03
February 12, 2019
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