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Laban Ditchburn shares how asking for help allowed him to overcome childhood challenges and a life of addiction



In this episode, Laban Ditchburn shares how asking for help allowed him to overcome childhood challenges and a life of addiction. 

About Laban Ditchburn:
A child badly affected by divorce and dysfunction, Laban sought validation and escapism in all the wrong places. But through self-discovery, not being afraid to ask for help and a ton of hard work, he conquered the full gamut of addictions—alcohol, gambling, sex, drugs and negative self-talk. Today, he defines the word transformation. Six years free of addiction and now having reshaped his body by swapping sixty pounds of body fat with thirty pounds of powerful muscle and bone, he discovered a simple cure for his “incurable” auto-immune disease in the process. By learning and then reverse-engineering the root cause of why he needed to escape, giving up his addictions has been almost effortless. These days he gets his high from ultra-marathons, not taking no for an answer and scouring the planet for the world’s best steak! Now physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally in charge of his own destiny, Laban’s journey continues to inspire those ready to change their life. An exemplar and a revolutionary, he revels in unabashedly sharing what he’s learned: how to conquer the demons you don’t know you have, and how to be unstoppable in getting to where you want to be. Laban’s internationally acclaimed book “Bet on You” is a “can’t put down” must-read with its raw, real, hilarious, and inspiring message of hope. Known affectionately as The World’s Best Courage Coach, Laban shares his life with his smoking hot wife, the bravest person he knows, and the future mother of their children, Anna!


Josh Burkman shares his commitment to excellence from an early age, eventually leading to MMA success and becoming a champion



In this episode, Josh Burkman shares his commitment to excellence from an early age, eventually leading to MMA success and becoming a champion. 

About Josh Burkman:
Joshua Ray Burkman is a retired American professional mixed martial artist formerly competing in the Welterweight division. He formerly competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the World Series of Fighting, the XFC, and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 2.


Crystal Maggelet shares her fascinating business journey and climb to the top of her industry



In this episode, Crystal Maggelet shares her fascinating business journey and climb to the top of her industry. 

About Crystal Maggelet:
Crystal Call Maggelet is the CEO of FJ Management Inc., a diversified family business that includes wholly-owned subsidiaries: Maverik, a 381 c-store chain and Big West Oil, a petroleum refinery. FJ Management also has a minority stake in Pilot Flying J. Other family businesses include TAB Bank, a community bank, and Crystal Inn, a small chain of hotels. In addition to her current board role as Chairperson of the FJ Management’s Board, she is a director on the Pilot Flying J Board of Managers, a Director on the Savage Services Board, and serves on the Liv Communities Board, Intermountain Healthcare Board, Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games, and also the Zions Bank Advisory Board. She is actively involved in managing the family’s charitable giving through the Call Foundation which focuses mostly on education and scholarships. Crystal also co-chairs the Intermountain Healthcare Primary Promise Campaign and is a member of the Sundance Institute Utah Leadership Council. Crystal holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, from Pepperdine University. She also completed her college education with an MBA from Harvard Business School and has Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Business from Utah State University and Weber State University. In 2018, she was named the national E and Y Entrepreneur of the Year for Family Business. Crystal loves her role as a mother to her four children ranging in age from 21 to 26. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite activities are running, skiing, and traveling


Dan Young shares his fascinating business journey including crypto and many tech projects



In this episode, Dan Young shares his fascinating business journey including crypto and many tech projects. 

About Dan Young:
Dan Young is an entrepreneur, Ugly Unicorn Crypto hedge fund founder, mentor and real estate developer. He has been on the INC 500 list multiple times as well as being an Intel Board of Advisors member and AMD Gaming Advisory Council member. He has been involved with Crypto since 2014 and built the largest bitcoin mining facility in Utah. Dan has done over $600 million dollars in deals which have included PC Laptops, XIDAX.COM and many insane tech projects.

 

 


Andy Chudd shares his extraordinary life involved in music and how service before self is key to his success



In this episode, Andy Chudd shares his extraordinary life involved in music and how service before self is key to his success. 

About Andy Chudd:
Andy Chudd is a highly talented and accomplished senior executive offering proven experience in marketing, corporate communications, public relations, strategic business development, community outreach, and philanthropy.

 


Nick Lowery on the mindset of performing under pressure in one of the most stressful jobs in professional sports



In this episode, Nick Lowery gives a glimpse into the mindset of performing one of the most stressful jobs in professional sports. 

About Nick Lowery:
Nick Lowery is a former American football placekicker. In his career, he played for the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Jets. He played in college at Dartmouth College. Lowery was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and when he retired was ranked first in field goal percentage and also had the most field goals in NFL history. As of 2018 he was 16th on the National Football League’s list of all-time scoring leaders, and is the Chiefs’ all-time leading scorer, with 1,466 points in his 14 seasons with the club.


Michael Glauser shares his passion for building companies in retail, wholesale, and education



In this episode, Michael Glauser shares his passion for building companies in retail, wholesale, and education. He also gives an insight into his four best selling books, including his latest book, “One People. One Planet.” Presenting six universal truths to help increase happiness, improve relationships, and create greater civility in organizations. 

About Michael Glauser:
Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University Michael Glauser is an entrepreneur, business consultant, and university professor. He has built successful companies in the retail, wholesale, and consulting industries. He has worked with hundreds of startup ventures and large corporations. He is currently the Executive Director of the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He is also the co-founder and CEO of My New Enterprise, an online training, and development company. Mike’s great passion is helping people create successful companies, gain financial freedom, and live the life of their dreams.


Michael McHenry shares how he became a successful industry disruptor time and time again



In this episode, Michael McHenry shares how he became a successful industry disruptor time and time again. 

About Michael McHenry:
From selling his first self-built business at the age of 19, Michael has made one thing clear – a “good business only scales or sells.” Over the past decade, this 39-year-old industry disruptor has built a world-class team and honed skills in all aspects of experiential brand and concept creation, culture building and high-performance operations from start-up to multi-million-dollar enterprises. Michael’s dedication to “championing others to their fullest potential” is evident having created more than 2500 jobs, 7 viable brands and opening more than 65 restaurants. Michael has a gift for influencing others and creating one of a kind brands. National award-winning concepts under TMG’S crest have changed the course of the restaurant industry.


Jon Asbey shares his journey to become an NBA mascot as the original Utah Jazz Bear



In this episode, Jon Asbey, the original Utah Jazz Bear, shares his life and journey to become an NBA mascot. A journey which started as a farm boy in North Dakota.    

About Jon Asbey:
Jon Asbey has been named Mascot of the Year in the NBA five times and Best Mascot out of all sports nationwide twice and, just recently was given an award for the best video by a mascot out of all sports nationwide. He has been inducted into the YMCA Hall of Fame, the Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame, and the Mascot Hall of Fame.

 


Dave Seymour and his unabridged passion for teaching the art of business transactions and success



In this episode, Dave Seymour gives us an inside glimpse into his unabridged passion for teaching others the art for business transactions and success. 

About Dave Seymour:
Dave Seymour, a retired 16 year veteran of the Fire Service launched his Real Estate career over a decade ago, rapidly becoming one of the Countries top investors. Within his first few years, Dave transacted 10’s of millions of dollars of real estate and has become one of the Nation’s leading experts in commercial multi-family transactions. His unabridged passion for business and Real Estate put him on the radar of A&E television network as well as multiple news organizations like CBS, ABC, CNBC, and FOX News. “Flipping Boston” aired on A&E for multiple seasons. Dave has been sought after, as a no nonsense investor with zero tolerance for inefficiency and speculation. Dave is well-known for doing business alongside investors of all experience levels. He has helped accredited investors on their very first deal as well as guided some of the largest investment firms in the nation through complex transactions. Dave’s blue collar attitude in a white collar world is why investors seek his advice and want to invest alongside his team at Freedom Venture Investments. Dave has disrupted the Private Equity landscape allowing investors access to institutional quality CRE assets that have typically only been for the elite.