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Leaders Fuel Daily

By Rick Burris
Conscious leaders nitro boost and entrepreneurial empowerment
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Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 18: Andy Cox / Make Wise Move
Andy Cox Andy's passion for commercial construction started at the age of 16, working alongside his grandfather in the family’s Greenville-based construction company. His background in building, industrial water and sewer lines, as well as oil and gas mechanics led him to his career in commercial real estate. Andy has used his background in education and coaching to build a rapport with clients in order to best serve their needs.
April 27, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 17 Melissa Fossett - Influencing Creative Minds
Melissa Fossett My name is Melissa Fossett and I have loved education from a young age.  I was a diligent student and have always had a love for books and stories, adventure, and new ideas and figuring out concepts.  I love kids and desire to be a positive influence and make a difference in their lives. My journey to becoming a personal tutor was bred out of years of homeschooling my own 2 children.  I have 2 boys with completely opposite personalities.  Watching them both learn and succeed with the right tools according to their individual personalities, birthed a passion in me to want to help every child I can succeed in the same way.  I also worked for Greenville County Schools for approximately 3 years.  When Covid-19 hit and changed the landscape of the public school system, I launched my tutoring business anticipating that there would be a great need for children as they navigated the challenges associated with all of these changes. I have a degree in Elementary Education from North Greenville University.  I am qualified to teach children in grades K - 6th.  I specialize in creating an individualized and personalized plan for students based primarily on their particular learning style.  I would love the opportunity to chat and see if I can be of assistance to your student(s).  You can connect with me on my Facebook page- Creative Minds Tutoring, LLC or my website: (864) 905-2052
April 15, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 16: Natalia Williams - Called to Beauty
Natalia Williams I have been in the Beauty Industry since I was 16 years old. I started walking this path not knowing the places that it would take me. Over the years I have had the privilege of working with some of the best hair artists within the industry. I attended Virginia Farrell Beauty School in Westland, Michigan during my junior and senior year of high school. At the time I decided I wanted to have fun and enjoy myself after high school and I dropped out of beauty school at that time. Many years later I had a defining moment sitting in my cubicle in my corporate job. It was a moment that would act as a catalyst to re-enter the beauty industry. I then attended the Academy of Hair Technology for the nail technician program while still working fulltime and traveling to Manhattan for my job at that time. I finished the program in 5 months and my husband and I prayed and took the leap of faith and I left my corporate job in sales and I opened my nail salon. After several years of being a nail technician I decided to further my career and pursue becoming a Cosmetologist. I trained with Paul Mitchell the School and ended up becoming a Professional Development Coach for them as well as a Technical Coach. This opened up numerous opportunities for me to train with the best and prepare me for all that awaited me in this industry. I am currently still a licensed cosmetologist and a Senior Sales Consultant for Lemongrass Spa Products. I have the privilege of educating individuals and their families about taking care of the largest organ of their bodies. Your skin!! I educate and assist individuals make the ditch and switch to non-toxic skincare and body care! You can connect with me on Facebook in my VIP Group- Healthy Living with Natalia and my Facebook business page-Lemongrass Spa by Natalia. 704-507-5407
April 12, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 15 Kamber Parker - Multiple Generations Working Together
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Kamber moved to Greenville after attending Furman ('17) and currently serves as the Development Director for the Greenville Area Parkinson Society, where she has been building relationships with partners in her community since 2018. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, she started her company The YoPro Know in 2018 as well, which allows her to share stories through weekly interviews with young professionals across the country and help young professionals find the careers they want and need to succeed. Kamber is the author of the workbook "The Young Professional Guide: 7 Smart Career Decisions To Make Now To Maximize Your Young Professional Years". In her free time, she volunteers for the Greenville Chamber Young Professionals Advisory Council, Chairs the Pacesetters Program, loves running and is currently training for a marathon in April. Kamber Parker Owner, The YoPro Know 410-967-8809 |
March 26, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 14 Michelle Russ - Lead with Values / Know Your Numbers
Michelle Russ Michelle was born in San Diego California but raised primarily in Albany, Georgia, and has lived in Greenville, South Carolina for the past 26 years. She is the first daughter in a family of nine children. Michelle is married and has four children, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and western horseback riding. But her passion is helping develop others to reach their full potential. She sees the good and positivity in others, she inspires confidence and encourages those around her to be their best selves. She is a leader that leads by example and hard work. She created The Roofing Company in late 2018. With S employees and only a couple of months left in the year, she reached sales of $480,000. In 2019 she led The Roofing Company to 2.5 million in sales and in 2020 she closed out the year with S million in sales and 39 employees. Although she started The Roofing Company in 2018, she has been in the roofing industry for 16 years. She began as a full-time business bookkeeper for a prominent local construction company and also trained horses. While training, she sustained an injury that left her immobile and on her back for some time. This time allowed her to focus on herself, her dreams, and what her passions really were. She realized that the joy she felt from training these majestic creatures, she also felt when helping others see and reach their greatest potential. While healing from her injuries, she went to college and received an accounting degree. When she was fully recovered, she came back to the roofing industry with a passion and a drive that motivated her to be an incredible asset to the company she was employed for. She wore multiple hats, running a company that wasn't hers and making it into a vibrant thriving company, reaching 3 million in sales year after year. Company politics seemed to keep Michelle in a box where she couldn't allow herself, her staff nor the company to fully grow and reach their greatest heights. It was then that she realized that to accomplish her passion she needed to be in a position of leadership. So she started the first-ever, woman-owned, and operated roofing company. The Roofing Company now has 2 locations, 39 employees, and is still growing strong. She treats her employees with love and respect, empowering them to reach their potential and fulfill their dreams. The Roofing Company working culture has a true family feel, making employees and customers alike feel that they are a part of something great Michelle D. Russ The Roofing Company 2827 New Easley Hwy Greenville, SC 29611 Office 864-208-9415
March 23, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 13 Jordan Floyd - Know Your Worth
Dr. Jordan Floyd Dr. Jordan Floyd is the owner and founder of Limitless Therapy and Wellness, a concierge physical therapy practice serving Upstate South Carolina. He started Limitless because he is a disruptor at heart - he believes the status quo of American health care is unsustainable and simply doesn't allow providers to take great care of people. He and his wife Kirsten live in the Five Forks area of Simpsonville and they have 3 children, ages 11, 10, and 2. When he's not working, he enjoys coaching Little League baseball for his two sons and serving as a ministry leader at Grace Church. Dr. Jordan Floyd, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS Owner and Founder Limitless Therapy and Wellness, LLC Phone: (864) 251-5410 Fax: (864) 236-4918
March 19, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Special Episode: Welcoming Jen Chacon to the LFD Teaching Team
Jen Chacon is the Founder & CEO of Dare to Thrive; a health coaching company that helps people reach their fullest potential through healthy habits, lifestyle and mindset. Jen spent 20 years with the YMCA, 10 of those as an executive. In 2014 she became a certified coach, facing burnout realized she had become a workaholic and decided life was too short not to thrive! So she started her own business! Jen has been on a quest ever since to really learn how to thrive in all areas of life and share that knowledge and journey with others. Jen would love to connect with you! Facebook - Jennifer Rackley Chacon Free Facebook Group - Daring to Thrive Instagram - JenRackleyChacon Email - Calendly - Schedule a free 15 minute explore call Wellbeing Assessment -  Free Wellbeing Assessment Website -
March 10, 2021
Leaders Fuel Episode 12: Shannon Few / How Fast is Too Fast?
Shannon Few is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of LuciLife, a Greenville, SC based medical alert monitoring and personal panic button business. In addition, Shannon serves as the Director of Sales for National Accounts for one of the largest manufacturers in the connected home industry, where she is responsible for leading the efforts to win and expand relationships with their largest partners. Shannon has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, mostly focused in the security and custom electronics industries. She previously served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the Electronic Security Association where she was responsible for achieving the association’s revenue goals, managing all MarCom/PR efforts, events, special projects and positioned ESA as a visionary leader and valuable resource for the security industry. Prior to ESA, she served as VP of Business Development for AE Ventures. She has held various positions previously at Netsertive, EH Publishing, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur and Daniel Roberts. Prior to starting her career, Shannon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and an MBA in Marketing from Bentley University. Here is all of my contact information as well: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:
March 9, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Special Episode: The Powerplant (SOGR) / Troy Van Dyke-InCruises
Troy and I discuss the preface of the book, The Science of Getting Rich which we are studying in The Powerplant. Troy Van Dyke   Troy Van Dyke is the owner of Dream Destination Cruising in Greenville, SC.  He is a Founding Partner and Regional Director with inCruises.  Troy is married to Pam Van Dyke and has a son, Joshua and a daughter, Jordan.  He has been involved with inCruises for 5 years and has over 25 years of experience in the realm of Business Development.  He loves meeting new people and sharing with them how they can cruise for UP TO 50% less than the very best prices on over 5500 cruise itineraries on the top 15 cruise lines around the world. Learn more and connect with Troy Landing page: Facebook: instagram: Twitter: Youtube: Linkedin: Website:
March 5, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 11: Michael Barrovecchio / Bring Your Brilliance
Michael Barrovecchio Michael Barrovecchio believes that everyone possesses untapped brilliance. His passion is to help others become aware of that brilliance and engage it to enjoy increasing levels of personal and professional success. Michael understands that many Leaders are overwhelmed by competing commitments at work and at home. CAPO Leadership Consulting provides custom Coaching programs that help them clarify and focus on their true priorities, so they can lead themselves, their families, and their companies with less stress, more confidence, and less fear. Michael possesses more than 30 years of experience in the management and IT consulting industries, partnering with industry-leading firms to plan and implement growth and change in their organizations. Michael is a husband and father of two sons. Schedule a Coaching Consultation. Please contact Michael at: 732-713-1900
March 4, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 10: Brenda Baker / An Entrepreneurial of Service
Brenda Baker Brenda’s passion is all about helping people. One of her greatest achievements was working internationally in the field of adoptions for 18 years. She organized the placement for over 1,000 orphan children from Russia, Latvia, Moldova, Estonia, Romania, China, and Guatemala. During her tenure, Brenda was very instrumental in providing humanitarian aid to the children left behind. Brenda has seven children, five of whom are adopted. Brenda’s youngest son “Sasha” was diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia at the age of 11; he was on a first-grade educational level. Brenda was told Sasha’s chances to ever catch up would be, if possible, a challenging road ahead. Having tried pharmaceutical medication in Sasha’s early elementary days Brenda was very reluctant to try medication again, however, at the advice of Sasha’s pediatrician, they tried pharmaceutical medication for two years. The side effects were horrific. Then one day her son boldly stated, “No more meds,” which ultimately changed his and Brenda’s lives. Researching alternative methods to pharmaceutical medications lead Brenda on a mission to complete her studies in natural health. Brenda has over a decade of experience in natural health. She is a Board-Certified Drugless Practitioner and Board-Certified Alternative Health Medical Practitioner. Brenda is a traditional naturopath and graduated from Trinity College of Natural Health with a doctorate in Naturopathy. Brenda also holds specialties as an advanced Loomis Digestive Health Specialist, Enzyme Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Certified Iridologist, and Certified RECODE specialist (reversing cognitive decline). Brenda works with each client individually to determine their body’s strengths and weaknesses. Through a diagnostic screening and complete health evaluation, Brenda touches on the stress of the body then implements a nutritional plan to harmonize those stressors. Brenda is gifted in helping clients see their authentic self and empowers each of them to take control of their health, so they have the quality of life they desire and deserve. Authentic Health -
February 24, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 9: David Johansen / Generosity in Business
I was raised in the small town of Ninety Six SC. My wife Evelyn and I love living in Greenville and have 4 children, Audrey, Lauren, Ryan, and Aaron. Over the years I felt a building need to create a business that did more for customers, employees, and the community than what I have seen for much of my career. Starting my own company has been even more fun and rewarding than I could have hoped. At Carolina's Choice Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning we take the time needed to thoroughly clean and get out every possible stain, while treating each customer as the life-long friend we hope to become. Seeing customers cheering us on and spreading the word about our service has truly been amazing! We are very good at cleaning the carpets, upholstery and rugs in your home or business! We have great success in removing stains other companies were unable to remove. From pet stains to food and drink spills, chances are we can get the stain OUT! We do NOT use any dirt attracting soaps or detergents and therefore your carpet stays clean longer. Additionally, our carbonated cleaning process uses less water than steam cleaning and dries much faster. Our attention to detail, along with some elbow grease, leave your carpets and upholstery looking and smelling clean! Just take a look at the reviews from our happy customers on Google and Facebook! Not only do we provide service to all price ranges of residential property, but the pros trust us with their carpets, upholstery, and rugs as well. We clean for several property management companies, a restoration company, and many businesses. We were recently asked to clean the rugs and upholstery for several homes in the parade of homes! Facebook: Carolina's Choice Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning | Facebook Google:;0,7&hl=en-us&hl=en-us&q=Carolina%27s+Choice+Carpet+%26+Upholstery+Cleaning,+LLC.&ludocid=11154195994871699887&lsig=AB86z5VQVuuqzhpLTxw0f-ytv1H0 -- Carolina's Choice Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning LLC David Johansen Owner 864-834-8123
February 18, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 8: Londina Cruz / Resiliency
Londina Cruz is an International Trainer, Resilience Coach, and Keynote Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and Certified Strategic Coach with Anthony Robbins. Londina is a part of Global Transformation with the John Maxwell Foundation, training thousands of leaders in Paraguay and Costa Rica to help transform the values and culture of these nations. Londina was awarded the John Maxwell “2019 Culture Award for Live Intentionally this award is given to the person that, set a daily course of acion that is consistent with their beliefs, values, gifts and purpose in life . She was chose from over 24,000 participants. And awarded the “2018 Leave A Legacy Award” this award is given in recognition of the impact her heart of giving has made; humbly and tirelessly serving members of the community through her consistent wiliness to help and volunteer. She has spent more than 30 years studying, coaching, and consulting in personal mastery and human performance techniques. These techniques include emotional and social intelligence trainings that elevate individuals, leaders and their organizations to excel well beyond current standards - offering a dynamic competitive advantage. Londina has taken a situation that would devastate most individuals, being hit by a drunk driver and sustained a traumatic brain injury and has turned it into her life force. By Mastering her limiting beliefs and overcoming all that doctors had told her, Londina has thrived physically as well. She has now turned this challenge into an extraordinary life of empowering others to turn their fears into freedom and reach their potential. She knows what it takes to take you and your team from where you are to where you want to be. Contact Londina
February 17, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 7: Craig Hill / Productivity
Craig grew up in a small town in the great plains of Kansas. He came to South Carolina for college and married his wife, Alicia, of 14 years after graduating with his liberal arts degree. He is the General Manager of Home Comfort Solutions Heating & Air, a growing HVAC in Greenville, SC. He resides in Greer with his wife and four boys and enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, technology, discovering productivity hacks and automation. You can learn more about his business at HC Solutions. Pro Craig Hill General Manager, Home Comfort Solutions Heating & Air O: 864.551.2925 | M: 864.210.1156 | E: Website: www.HCSolutions.Pro
February 16, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 6: Judy Benedict / Solopreneur Motivation
Judy Benedict  has lived in Greenville most of her life. After working for several different companies, she pivoted to solopreneurland to start her own web business. Over the past 21 years, Giraffe Web Development & Design has continued to help small and medium businesses and nonprofits with their online presence by creating impactful websites and visibility through organic search engine optimization. Her business is to help businesses grow and prosper. She has two daughters, one living in San Antonio working for TFA and the younger one is in grad school at UT Austin.  Her husband is the Director of the Masters of Real Estate Development program at Clemson.  You can contact her at email, phone 864-232-6363 or visit her website at Judy Benedict Giraffe Web Development & Design 329 West Stone Ave. Greenville SC 29609 864.232.6363 SEO Specialist Website | Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Snapchat
February 16, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily Episode 5: Michael Shamberger / From "Coach" to Coach
Michael is the owner of Masterpiece Consulting Solutions, LLC. He helps individuals, organizations, churches and ministries find solutions and discover pathways toward achieving their next goal or phase in life. Michael conducts individual and small group sessions along with doing workshops and seminars. Some of his workshops include Time Management, Leadership Development, and Improving Communication Skills. Michael was the Executive Director of a non-profit (Northern Moore Family Resource Center) in Moore County for 9 years. He was also an Associate Pastor for 6 years. Michael is the author of three books. His most recent book titled, Beyond the Pitch: Soccer Strategies for Winning at Life was published in January of 2020. It is a one month devotional designed to encourage people in their everyday walk with Christ. Michael has also written The Challenge, a discipleship program for teen-age guys and young men, and Rooted and Grounded Discipleship Curriculum. Both of these have been used by small groups in community and church settings in the US and Kenya. Michael has been married to his loving and beautiful wife, Dr. Cynthia Shamberger, since 1980. Cynthia is an associate professor at Fayetteville State University. They have 2 wonderful adult children (Kelly and Benjamin), who are both married, and they have 8 spectacular grandchildren. He earned his Master’s degree in Counseling Education from NC A&T State University and his Bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Michael also completed participation in The Dreamfire Experience and The Dreamfire Experience Plus conducted by the Lifeforming Leadership Coaching Institute. Additionally, Michael was a successful high school soccer coach for 19 years helping to guide boys into manhood and winning several championships along the way. email: For my book:
February 15, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily: Episode 4 - Joshua Crumley's Journey
Introducing Joshua Crumley I am proud to represent HealthMarkets Insurance Agency Insurance Agency in the upstate of South Carolina where I have lived for over 35 years.I am happily married to my wife of 7 years Laura. We have two great kids in Evan and Sloane. We are focused on serving the life, health, retirement and long-term care insurance needs of small businesses and middle-income families and individuals. I personally meet with my clients to understand their needs and provide objective guidance and solutions. I serve all counties of SC, NC, GA and TN. Please contact me today for a free consultation Josh Crumley Licensed Insurance Agent HealthMarkets Insurance Agency Life | Health | Medicare | Long-Term Care 409 Mills Avenue Suite 204■ Greenville, SC 29605 P (864) 320-7505 ■
February 15, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily: Episode 3 - Jimmy Sorrells/Ninja Networking
Introducing Jimmy Sorrells Jimmy is located in Greenville, S.C. He has been married for 17+ years with 4 kids. He loves helping people and connecting them with others who can help them. He loves music and collects all types of physical media and go to concerts often. He also loves art and helping local artists. Jimmy is on the leadership team in my Business Network International (BNI) chapter, Elite Networking. He is a co-host of the South Carolina Happy Neighborhood Project (HNP) as well as a HNP verified member. Jimmy is very well connected with many business professionals and can connect you with someone that will help you solve any problem you have. That is why he is the Ninja Networker. Jimmy’s business is in the Merchant Services space and offers credit card processing to small businesses with no commissions or credit card fees which helps them to keep more profits and stay in business. He specializes in online ordering for restaurants and food trucks with no commissions or credit card fees. Laigle Business Group 864-906-2386
February 11, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily: Episode 2 - Elizabeth Weaver/Authentic Connecting
Elizabeth is a happy wife, a mom to four, and a CBD expert. She loves helping people find relief for their pain, calm for their anxiety, and sweet sleep. Connection, Authenticity and Freedom are her favorite themes, and one or more of those will likely come up in every conversation. She fills her days with homeschooling, meeting with people, and lots of quiet time to refill. For fun, she's likely to be in the woods on a hike or in a hammock with a good book, and traveling the world whenever possible.  To follow along on these adventures or have a conversation, feel free to reach out on social media or any of these!
February 5, 2021
Leaders Fuel Daily: Episodes 1 - Troy Van Dyke/Core Four
Troy Van Dyke describes his experience with the Core Four program. Troy Van Dyke is the owner of Dream Destination Cruising in Greenville, SC.  He is a Founding Partner and Regional Director with inCruises.  Troy is married to Pam Van Dyke and has a son, Joshua and a daughter, Jordan.  He has been involved with inCruises for 5 years and has over 25 years experience in the realm of Business Development.  He loves meeting new people and  sharing with them how they can cruise for UP TO 50% less than the very best prices on over 5500 cruise itineraries on the top 15 cruise lines around the world. Learn more and connect with Troy Landing page: Facebook: instagram: Twitter: Youtube: Linkedin: Website:
January 29, 2021
The Heroic Entrepreneur
Defining Moments of Your Journey
January 29, 2021
How to Eat BBQ Rattlesnake
A metaphor for getting your groove back Learn the recipe to BBQ the inner "rattlesnakes"
May 28, 2020