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Two Dates and a Dash Podcast
An inspirational podcast, inspired by Matt Cubbler's "I Got You" Inspirational Speaking and Leadership Consulting Brand, that is dedicated to sharing the remarkable stories of selfless leaders who have lived truly memorable lives. This podcast will highlight their stories, share their journey's and inspire every listener to look into the mirror and ask themselves if they are putting everything they have into living out their "dash." Be ready to be transformed, uplifted and to feel the emotions in every episode!
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is a 8 time WTA Doubles/Mixed Doubles Grand Slam Champion, Gold Medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and now the creator of her own fashion line of clothing, partnering with the Lucky in Love Fashion Brand. Bethanie has achieved amazing success personally and professionally as a result of her ability to be mentally and physically unstoppable. She has had to overcome two potential career ending knee injuries - coming back stronger and more determined to reach the top once again. She is married to her husband, Justin and they reside in Arizona with their Mastiff, Ruger.
Tony Whatley is a best-selling author, business consultant, and serial entrepreneur. He enjoys taking on the challenge of learning new things, and inspiring people to become the best version of themselves. His hobbies include travel, fitness, and high-performance cars. For more information please visit www.365driven.com.
From beauty pageants to black eyes, Mistie Layne went from becoming a prominent surgeon to facing forty years in prison after her horrific cocaine addiction forced her to rock bottom, when she took the life of another. In prison, she found strength in writing and developed a four step C.O.P.E.= HOPE method which walks you through releasing TOXIC GUILT, SHAME and ANGER. She believes SELF-FORGIVENES and LOVE is the key to true joy and inner peace, NOT depending on others for validation. After her prison release, she HUMBLY rebuilt a career in nuclear medicine and speaks fervently with PASSION to finally SHOUT to the world her “RAW TRUTH” of ugly dark secrets she spent so many years hiding. Her mission statement is simple; “FIND, LOVE and BE yourself. PULL YOURSELF UP!” By sharing her story of redemption, she hopes to educate and inspire a movement to JUDGE less and MENTOR more.
Gary J. Byrne served in federal law enforcement for thirty years, in the U.S. Air Force Security Police, the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service, and most recently as a Federal Air Marshal. While serving as a Secret Service Officer, Gary protected President Bill Clinton and the First Family in the White House. His first book, CRISIS OF CHARACTER, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.
Mary is motivated to reduce student college debt through her organization Thriving Athletes (www.thrivingathletes.org) and her upcoming athlete combine in Rockford, IL on April 12-13th. The combine will be an intensive athletic combine mixed with inspirational speakers and people in the college education industry. Mary is relentless in finding creative ways to help kids across the country attend college and play collegiate sports with minimal accruing debt!
As a player Brandon was a three year starter at defensive tackle for Joe Paterno at Penn State, playing in the 1995 Rose Bowl, 1996 Outback Bowl, and capping his career as the Defensive MVP of the 1997 Fiesta Bowl. He spent the next nine years in the NFL, playing for the 49ers, the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe), Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Redskins. After retiring in 2005, Brandon went into college coaching, starting at West Chester University (DII) coaching outside linebackers and defensive lines for the Golden Rams over five seasons. He spent the next three seasons coaching defensive lines in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks, Coastal Carolina University, and Temple before leaving coaching to spend more time with his wife and three kids. Since leaving coaching Brandon has been busy as a broadcaster, hosting the DII Sports Podcast, The Obligatory PSU Pre Game Show, and as the game analyst for the Colonial Athletic Association game of the week on CBSdigital/College Sports Live.
Fox News Channel Anchor, Jillian Mele Jillian Mele is co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends First (weekdays 5-6 AM/ET) alongside Rob Schmitt. In addition, Mele serves as a member of FNC’s morning show franchise, FOX & Friends (weekdays 6-9 AM/ET) where she reports on the latest news headlines and contributes to daily segments. She joined the network in March 2017.
Prior to joining FNC, Mele served as a co-host on Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia’s (CSN Philly) local morning news program, Breakfast on Broad where she earned an Emmy Award for her work. Earlier in her career, Mele spent seven years with WCAU-TV (NBC 10) in Philadelphia, PA and reported in various capacities, including as a news, sports and traffic reporter. She got her on-air start as a local news anchor for stations in Presque Isle, Maine, and Binghamton, New York. Additionally, while enrolled in college, Mele held an internship with CSN Philly. Mele received a B.A. in arts and communication from La Salle University.
Dr. Dale Comstock is the Vice President for Intrepid Global Security Solution's, Inc. Critical Infrastructure Protection Division. Dale regularly works as a contract security specialist applying his skills and knowledge on myriad of security challenges around the world for various clients.
Dale retired from the U.S. Army in August of 2001, after serving 5 years in the 3rd Special Forces Group (Green Beret) as the Senior NCO on an A-Team; 10 years with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta (The Delta Force) as an assault Team Leader and Explosives Expert; he served 4 years with the 82nd Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantryman in a Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon; and he served 9 years as a Security Advisor in Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT).
He has a Master of Arts Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management and a Post Graduate Degree in Alternative Medicines and Therapies. Since his retirement he has started several security companies specializing in nuclear, petrochemical, personal, and K-9 security.
Additionally he is a teacher for Henley-Putnam University in San Jose, California where he teaches Psychology of Violence, Technical Surveillance, Area Study Analysis, and Special Weapons; he is the Military Tactical Advisor for Falchion Enterprises, Inc.
Dale Comstock has studied the Martial Arts for 36 years. He has Black Belts in American Karate and Ju-Jitsu. Some of his achievements include: Professional Boxer; Tough Man Championships; Vale Tudo Championships; PKC Kick-boxing Championships.
Duche (Dutch) Bradley grew up without his biological father. Anger and loneliness filled the void. As he grew older, these emotions carried him from despondent child to street thug. Machine guns and shotguns, Saran wrapped crack cocaine, and bruised knuckles set the background for his life.
He consoled himself by swearing that though his father left him, he would never leave his son. Never. But as street pedaling drugs turned into a drug enterprise, his lifestyle caught up. A simple traffic stop turned into a gun to his head and a hog tie on the interstate and suddenly Duche Bradley was faced with decades in prison and a lifetime away from his son Bradley. His promise to his son would be broken.
Joe Battista is a former American ice hockey coach and sports executive. He is the author of “The Power of Pragmatic Passion - 7 Common Sense Principles for Achieving Personal and Professional Success.” From 2013 to 2015 he served as the Vice President of Hockey and Business Administration for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL) after 26 years at Penn State University. Since 2016 he has been the owner of Pragmatic Passion LLC consulting focusing on Keynote and Motivational Speaking, Success Coaching, and Business Development.
Battista graduated from Penn State University Smeal College of Business in 1983 with a degree in marketing. He has a total of 30 years coaching experience, with 512 wins and six ACHA national titles. Battista also coached Team USA in the 2003 World University Games. He is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Penn State Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Penn Hills Hall of Fame.
Battista has also worked in a variety of sports marketing and management positions with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Culver Military Academy. After his coaching days at Penn State, Battista served as Executive Director of the Nittany Lion Club for the University from 2006-2009. He was awarded the Division of Development and Alumni Relations "Ridge Riley Lion's Pride Award". Later, he became Director of Major Gifts at Smeal College of Business.
During his administrative time at Penn State, Battista was instrumental in securing the largest donation in the university's history, an $88 million gift from Terry & Kim Pegula for a new ice facility and to have Penn State Hockey become a Division I team. Battista, serving as Associate Athletic Director for Ice Arena and Hockey Operations, oversaw the building of the new double sheet Pegula Ice Arena and the development of the new Division I Men's and Women's programs.
After his successful years at Penn State, he was hired by the Buffalo Sabres, which is owned by Terry & Kim Pegula to become Vice President of Hockey and Business Administration. After 2 years with the Sabres, he left to become a private sports and fundraising consultant.
In 2016, Battista would become Executive Director and Chief Development Officer for the Lock Haven University Foundation.
Battista left the Lock Haven University Foundation to focus on his own business, Pragmatic Passion, LLC as a Motivational Speaker and Private Consultant. He also serves as the Vice President of Business Development for the National Athletic and Professional Success Academy (NAPSA) https://www.napsacademy.org
Daniel Gomez is the founder of Daniel Gomez Enterprises, a company devoted to developing and strengthening organizations and individuals.
Daniel is a Dynamic Motivational Keynote Speaker with 14 years experience in the arena of Leadership Development, Team Building, Sales Mastery, and Confidence Coaching. He is the International Best Selling Author of "You Were Born to Fly", a book written to inspire and give people the high-performance habits and confidence needed to be the leaders of their own destiny. Daniel is not just a motivational keynote speaker, he gives your organization the success principles, leadership skills, and champion's mindset to develop and build a winning team. He encourages them to "Be Original", to love and believe in themselves at all times, to value their own opinion, and to step out of their comfort zones.
Daniel knows what it's like to fear the unknown, having lost his mother as a child and facing death at the age of eighteen. He did not let his circumstances dictate the outcome of his life. His positive attitude and approach to life are what makes him very successful in his personal and professional life.
Daniel's energy and enthusiasm capture the audience's attention from the opening moments of his presentation. He engages and interacts with them throughout his presentation, his sole desire is to unlock the untapped potential in people's lives. Daniel loves connecting with his audiences and making it personal. He takes great pride in cultivating leaders and champions.
He raises the level of expectations in people's lives and helps them to change their limiting beliefs, giving them the tools necessary to succeed and live a positive life. What you can expect from Daniel is a highly energetic and engaging environment where he loves to include his audience in his presentations. You will receive a "Highly Motivated and Passionate Speaker" that speaks directly from the heart. Daniel believes in exceeding expectations, he customizes his presentations for each event.
What separates Daniel from other speakers is that he challenges his audiences throughout his talk to think, feel, and believe that it's never too late to begin something amazing! His authenticity attracts admiration from others, he believes in being truthful and from the heart. His vulnerability and honesty inspire transformation in people's lives. His unique way of relating and connecting with them is what makes your event special and memorable.
If you are an event planner looking for an authentic, motivating, and delightful speaker or presenter for your next conference or event, then Daniel Gomez is the speaker you have been looking for!
Sid Brumbach's life has been as unusual as his novel - "Unintended Consequences". He grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country where he trained for power-lifting ultimately setting Teenage American and World Records. Launching from that success he became a Registered Nurse; worked as a cut man for professional boxers logging 907 fights including 55 title fights; returned to college obtaining a biology education degree, and worked in pharmaceutical sales. He lives and writes in northern Idaho.
John McKenna is in his 18th season as Athletic Performance Director at Notre Dame High School, and has been a strength coach and football coach for over 32 years. At Notre Dame High School in his full time role he trains all physical education classes and teams in season and out of season. Coach McKenna was the first strength coach inducted into the New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame and just recently was honored by the National Football Foundation for his Contribution to Amateur Athletics, and was just inducted to The Sports Faith Hall of Fame in Chicago. Coach has received honors from the New Jersey National Guard and Trenton Fire Department for his service to these organizations. Coach also is the moderator for Notre Dames Catholic Athletes for Christ(Trenton Diocese). Over the past 32 years Coach McKenna has trained professional, college, and high school athletes. He has also developed the popular (Building Your Foundation Youth Program) for the development of younger athletes. Coach has been a featured speaker throughout the country as a Strength Coach and a Faith Coach. Coach McKenna was just recently named to The Board Of Directors, Region 8 Northeast(ME, VT, NH, RI, CT, NY, PA, VA, WV, MD, DE. And NJ of the National High School Strength Coaches Assoc.
Coach resides in New Jersey with his wife of 42 years Charyl , has three daughters, a son, and 9 grandchildren.
Coach bases everything off this saying: Strong Mind-Strong Body-Strong Faith=Strong Life.
“Irish” Micky Ward (born October 4, 1965) is a retired junior welterweight professional boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Micky is regarded as a working class hero, a blue-collar athlete who has overcome many difficulties in life and prevailed through determination and hard work. Ward won three New England Golden Gloves titles as an amateur before turning pro in 1985. He started off 14-0 in his professional career. Ward was known for his devastating left hook to the body and his ability to withstand punishment while waiting to land his trademark shot. A perennial underdog, he has been known to suddenly drop his opponent in the late rounds with a single shot to the body as he did against Emanuel Burton.
After a 15-year pro career, the veteran Ward gained widespread fame in his May 18, 2002 fight with Arturo Gatti, broadcast live on HBO. In 2001, Ward´s battle with Emanuel Burton on July 13 had been named the Ring Magazine Fight of the Year and it served to set up the much-anticipated Ward-Gatti matchup. Ward-Gatti I saw both fighters withstand an amazing amount of punishment through 10 rounds of non-stop action. Ward, who dropped Gatti in the ninth round with a vicious left hook to the body, won the fight by majority decision.Ward-Gatti I was hailed as the “Fight of the Century” by boxing fans and writers, and Round 9 of that bout was called “The Round of the Century” by Emanuel Steward, who co-hosted the fight live on HBO. Ring Magazine named Ward-Gatti I the Fight of the Year for 2002.
In their rematch, Gatti neutralized Ward´s body punching power by boxing and staying low. In the third round, Gatti knocked Ward to the canvas with a thundering overhand right which landed on Ward´s ear. Ward sprawled into the turnbuckle and stayed down for the mandatory 8 count. Nobody, especially Gatti (who after the fight called it “the hardest punch I´ve ever landed”) expected Ward to get up, never mind finish the fight. Commentators noted that if it had been any other fighter than Ward, the referee would have stopped the fight in the third round. Ward and Gatti had a third fight, on June 7, 2003. Despite dropping Gatti in round six, Ward lost by a ten round unanimous decision. Ward-Gatti 3 was named Fight of the Year for 2003 by Ring Magazine, which meant that Ward had earned that honor three times. Before his final fight with Gatti, Ward had announced his plans to retire after the fight.
Micky captured both the WBU Intercontinental Light Welterweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title. He also won the respect and admiration of many fans worldwide. The song “The Warrior´s Code” by the punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is dedicated to Micky Ward, and his photograph appears on the cover of the album. Ward´s life is chronicled in a biography by Bob Halloran entitled Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward. Micky Ward´s trilogy with Arturo Gatti would become the cover of the video game Fight Night Round 3, on the PlayStation 2 and XBOX versions of the game.And to top it all off The movie “The Fighter” staring Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward and Christian Bale as his half-brother, Dickie Eklund recounts Ward´s climb to fame.
Jay Niblick is the Founder and CEO of Innermetrix Incorporated, a professional consulting and technology firm with offices on five continents specializing in helping professional business consultants and coaches build and grow a profitable consulting practice.
He is the Bestselling author of the Attribute Index diagnostic profile (over 600,000 copies sold worldwide), and What’s Your Genius – How the Best Think for Success (Foreword by Anthony Robbins). His latest bestselling book is titled, The Profitable Consultant – How to Start, Market and Sell your Expertise (Foreword by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith).
He has been a paid keynote speaker and lecturer to organizations around the world in the areas of: Consulting, recruitment/hiring, peak performance, executive coaching, leadership development and organizational development. Over 1,750 independent management consultants have paid to attend one of Jay’s international workshops or certification programs delivering best practices on how to build a successful consulting practice and increase profitability.
Jay also sits on the Board of Directors at the Robert S. Hartman Institute; A scholarly project at the University of Tennessee in the United States dedicated to the study of human nature, value and decision-making.
Prior to consulting, Jay worked in the surgical sales industry for Johnson & Johnson. Before that he trained and served in the Special Operations communities of the US Navy and US Marines.
About Jessica: I am passionate about helping people take their lives to new levels and push the boundaries of what is possible. We are on a mission to set people free - physically and financially. For 13 years, I enjoyed a successful sales career in corporate America. Two years ago - almost by accident - I started my own business in my spare time. I partnered with a 13 year old company that provides nutritional products based on cutting edge science that address energy and performance, weight loss and healthy aging. In just 27 months, we developed a global distribution marketplace across 6 countries, a team exceeding 11,000 people and created a 7-figure income. We are helping others on our team create 6- and 7-figure incomes and redesign their lives with physical and financial transformations.
Bottom line - everyone deserves to live life with a healthy body that they love, as well as experience financial freedom to do what they want, when they want, as much as they want. I believe - WITHOUT A DOUBT - that I have discovered the secret to achieve all of that and more. If you are serious about creating more freedom in your life, we deserve to connect. You deserve to have freedom, great health and unlimited wealth.
Justin Schenck is on a mission to teach the world that it isn’t about where you come from, it’s about the decisions you make today to catapult yourself to who you want to become. Justin has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by INC.com and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. What started out as a way to connect with top people and inspire others has become a way of life. Now getting played in over 100 countries every single week he is able to make a greater impact than he could ever imagine. He not only speaks to organizations on how to overcome adversity and utilize podcasting to grow your business but he helps others launch and grow their own podcasts with www.beginpodcastingnow.com. His vision? To teach the world how to live happy no matter where they are today. “It’s about the journey not the destination.”
Dubbed “The Boy Wonder,” the 22-year old promoted his first bout on Sept. 30, 1969, featuring Bennie Briscoe in the main event at the Blue Horizon. Since then, Peltz has become one of boxing’s most consistent promoters and is synonymous with Philadelphia boxing and, in particular, the Blue Horizon, where he promoted bouts for 32 years. Peltz also served as Director of Boxing at the Philadelphia Spectrum from 1973 to 1980.
The crowd of 16,019 for the WBC junior lightweight title fight at The Spectrum in l976 set the record for the largest crowd ever to watch boxing indoors in Pennsylvania history, while the 14,930 who saw Briscoe vs. Hagler in 1978 is the largest crowd indoors for a non-world championship contest.
Peltz has promoted cards at many other Philadelphia venues, including the old 7,000-seat Arena at 46th & Market Street, the Arts Palace at Broad & Pine Streets, as well as the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, his current home. In addition to Philadelphia, Peltz has promoted boxing matches at nearly every casino in Atlantic City.
Among the fighters who boxed on Peltz-promoted cards include Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts, Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, Willie “The Worm” Monroe, Stanley “Kitten” Hayward, Marvin Johnson, Alfredo Escalera, Mike Rossman, Billy "Dynamite" Douglas, Bernard Hopkins, Antonio Tarver as well as Hall-of-Famers Jeff Chandler, Bobby Chacon, Orlando Canizales, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, George Benton, Emile Griffith, Michael Spinks, Thomas Hearns, Aaron Pryor, Pernell Whitaker, Roberto Duran and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
Peltz was honored with the James J. Walker Award for “Long and Meritorious Service to Boxing” by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1999. Noted for his ingenuity for making great matches, Peltz follows in the great tradition of Philadelphia boxing promoter Herman Taylor.
In addition to promoting, Peltz is an avid boxing historian and archivist.
Danny Bader is a best-selling author and inspirational speaker whose life was transformed by a near death experience more than 20 years ago. He started his own company in 2007 that focuses on helping others truly understand themselves by creating a powerful vision for their futures. He wrote Back From Heaven’s Front Porch, Five Principles To Creating a Happy and Fulfilling Life, which would become a best-selling book and receive rave reviews from Success magazine and rank #1 on Amazon.
As one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers, he routinely gives workshops and keynotes to the biggest organizations in the nation including Marriott, Comcast, Merck and more. To date, he has spent more than 10,000 hours inspiring others to live their best lives.
David’s narrative as a youth speaker comes first hand; he grew up impacted by addiction in his family; he married and became a father of two children, his oldest is a special needs son; he is active in his church; he is a hospice volunteer who visits with terminally ill patients; and is on the board of K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. a non-profit organization which helps special needs children through sports and other activities. David attends meetings and participates in activities with The Anti-Bias Consortium Nassau County Schools. He is a member of The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
David’s life teaches him every day about dignity, understanding, patience, forgiveness, and most of all unconditional love. As a youth motivational speaker David has spoken in 31 states and Canada to over 350,000 students, inspiring them to look at people and things in a different way. His Facebook videos have received over 70 million views. He speaks with passion and conviction and through his humility, leaves his audience with so much to think about in their formative years as they move into their future.