Deborah Butterfield – Author – Editor -Editor in Chief
Debra is the author of five books, which include Unshakable Faith, 7 Cheat Sheets to Cut Editing Costs, and Carried by Grace: a Guide for Mothers of Victims of Sexual Abuse. She is a freelance editor as well as the editorial director for CrossRiver Media Group publishing. She is a former copywriter for Focus on the Family.
She is a US Marine Corps veteran, enjoys the outdoors and, oddly enough, likes the smell of skunks. (Whenever they smell one, her kids always tell her take a deep breath.) Like most writers, she loves to read, usually not one book at a time either. She has lived in Hawaii and Germany and lots of places in between. Now living in Missouri, Debra has three adult children and two grandchildren.
Debra invites you to visit her website where you can download for free “5 Steps Every Manuscript Submission Should Include.” https://debralbutterfield.com/
Tony Woodall is the CEO of Motivated Action Group. He is a professional speaker, coach and author. His program for high performance goal achievement, Goal Getting™ is used by financial institutions, real estate firms and other high performance sales teams to train their sales teams how to get the goals they set.
Tony’s book, 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement talks about the 9 critical stops to goal setting success. Tony used these steps last year to achieve his goal to go from 300 Pounds to 185 pounds.
You can read Tony’s articles on The Good Men Project, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post.
Having been born into the slave labor camps during the Killing Fields of Cambodia, Mony and his family escaped when he was six years old, walking from Cambodia to Thailand. They lived in multiple refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines, until they immigrated to the U.S. and resettled in California in 1984.
Overcoming extreme challenges, he became a police officer and served the Livermore Police Department for 17 years. After earning a business degree from Saint Mary’s in 2004, he retired from the police force to establish a successful real estate office with Keller Williams in Livermore.
Mony truly believes in Saint Mary’s motto, “Enter to Learn and Leave to Serve” and became heavily involved in the community. He is founded the Mony Nop Foundation, focused on youth leadership, and the co-founder of Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance, dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local nonprofits. He recently authored the children’s book: Officer M.N.O.P and Me—How Police Officers Serve the Community On and Off Duty.
For his community involvement, Mony has been featured on CBS Early Show, ABC Extreme Make Over-Home Edition and awarded the Bay East Association of Realtors’ Good Neighbors Award in 2014, the National Association of Realtors’ Good Neighbor Award in 2017, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in 2018, and the St. Mary’s College Meritorious Service Awards in 2019.
img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-1590″ src=”http://1gx.bda.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Peele.jpg” alt=”” width=”232″ height=”249″ />Amy Peele, RN, Award-Winning Author, Director of Clinical Operations at UCSF
Amy S. Peele RN enjoyed a 35 year career in transplantation and retired from UCSF as Director of Clinical operations in 2014. Her recently published, debut novel, CUT: a Medical Murder Mystery, has received several awards including winning in the 2017 Independent Press Awards & First place in Chanticleer Murder & Mayhem book awards.
CUT reflects her knowledge of and passion for organ donation and transplant issues in a suspenseful, yet humorous story, set in the Bay Area. It has been referred to as a page turner, and a mystery with a mission and a side of humor.
Amy loves comedy and improv and graduated from Chicago’s famed Second City Players Workshop in 1985. In addition to killing people in her mysteries and using their organs for transplant, she enjoys practicing and teaching yoga and meditation.
Amy invites you to visit her website where you can read the first chapter of her book for free. www.amyspeele.com
Mike King – Chief Announcer at Sears Point Raceway!!!
Listen to an amazing interview I had with Mike King, who has dabbled in some incredible stuff in his lifetime, including being the chief announcer at Sears Point Raceway!!!
Michelle Peticolas, PhD in Sociology, Specializes in Grief Coaching
Dr. Michelle Peticolas is a national speaker and expert on the topics of loss, emotional wounding and unresolved grief. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology and over 18 years experience coaching people through major life challenges.
She produced the award-winning 3-part documentary series, Secrets of Life and Death and leads workshops and presentations for organizations throughout Northern California, including UCSF, JFK University, UC Berkeley, and The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.
She has appeared on Voice America’s Good Grief, KDIA’s Aging By The Bay, KPFA’s Women’s Magazine and BBM Global Network’s Courage-2-Overcome. She is a featured author in the soon-to-be-released anthology: Breaking Barriers.
Click here to go to her web site!
Charles Prickett, Author, Speaker, Attorney, Activist
Dr. Charles Prickett is an attorney and a civil rights activist who participated in the 1963 March on Washington, the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March.
He personally met Dr. King while working on the Selma to Montgomery March. His personal experiences in the civil rights struggle, including the Mississippi Freedom Summer, are riveting and illustrate the difficult and dangerous ongoing struggle for civil rights in our country.
His book contains nearly 80 pictures, mostly from a movie he helped make with Richard Beymer in 1964, “A Regular Bouquet” (YouTube). This movie contains the only film record of Freedom Schools and voter registration efforts from the Freedom Summer. PBS in their series “Eyes On the Prize”, and “Freedom Summer” have used these images.
He is currently an attorney in Santa Rosa, California, has been a pro tem judge in small claims and traffic court in California for over thirty years, and has served as a mediator for the Sonoma County Superior Court.
For more information about Dr. Prickett, click here.
Here is a fascinating interview I had with Dr. Prickett on February 28.
Trami is the founder of Chopsticks Alley, City of San Jose Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and author of VietnamEazy, a novel about Mothers, Daughters and Food. She is passionate about the emergence of the VietNow culture in America. She created Chopsticks Alley as a platform for the younger Vietnamese generation to have a space to express their point of views about news, business, art, food, and culture. She hopes this platform will also help to unite the Vietnamese Community all over the world.
Cathy Turney – Twitter Coach, Award-Winning Author – Radio Interview In October, 2017
Carlyn Montes De Oca L.Ac, M.T.OM., Dipl. O.M.
Carlyn Montes De Oca is an author, speaker, acupuncturist, and plant-based nutritional consultant. Carlyn has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today she is the owner of Modern Alchemy Acupuncture & Nutritional Counseling.
A passionate animal advocate, Carlyn speaks to small businesses, as well as national conferences on behalf of animals and holistic health. She was voted PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian over 50 and has been a spokesperson for In Defense of Animals’ Guardian Campaign. Today she is the founder of The Animal-Human Health Connection, which focuses on bringing awareness to the many powerful, meaningful, and unexpected ways that animals enhance human health and happiness.
Carlyn’s book, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse, An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy & Extraordinary Life! is an Amazon bestseller in multiple categories as well as an Independent Book Publishing Award winner and a Living Now Book Award winner.
Through her devoted attention to detail and unshakeable conviction in the transforming power of Love, Anasuya has offered thousands of hours in holding a safe and healing environment for the teaching and learning experience.
Anasuya began studying and teaching A Course in Miracles in January, 1980 and she maintains a daily meditation practice of more than 40 years. In 1973, Anasuya earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. At the age of 50, she received her Master’s Degree in Transformative Art,
Anasuya has designed and facilitated over 100 A Course in Miracles study groups and more than 40 retreats focusing on Trust in the Divine. Since 1980, she has been a spiritual guide and counselor to hundreds, including individuals and families, mentoring Self-love.
Anasuya is committed to helping you learn how to heal and love yourself. She teaches how to identify and let go of your fears, listen to and trust the Still Small voice within. She offers mindfulness techniques that access higher states of Awareness to effect real and sustainable change in yourself and in your life.
Anasuya can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-889-3510.
Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor
Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, is a job search expert, author, blogger and podcast host. As a Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Career Development, she has over twenty-five years’ experience working as a career strategist for jobseekers and career changers. Her book, Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 provides mature applicants with the critical information they need to successfully navigate today’s competitive job market.
Eileen is an active contributor to the Huffington Post, writing job search articles for Huff/Post 50. She is also the host/founder of the popular boomer blog and podcast, Feisty Side of Fifty.
Robert Ryan, CPCC – Business Coach – Ryan Business Design – www.RobertaRyan.com
In this interview Roberta and I have a lively discussion about what it takes to achieve success. She shares insights and stories from her three decades in business.
In her work, Roberta supports business owners who are passionate about their work but unsure how to maneuver the complexities of business. With compassion, practicality and decades of experience, her mission to help you trust what you feel called to do and design a realistic plan to make it real.
The End of Life Option Act of California
A Discussion from a Legal, Psychological, and Christian Perspective
Mr. Roy Johnston, Attorney
Dr. Rick Olcese, Psychologist
Pastor Ben Cunningham, Calvary Community Church in Rohnert Park
Courtland McPherson MSW, LCSW
Courtland McPherson is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to holding certificates in ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ and ‘Clinical Issues in Adoption and Foster Care’, he was a trainer for the Providence Men’s project. He is a clinical supervisor and case consultant.
Past speaking engagements include ‘The Art of Listening’ and have addressed such topics as trauma, overcoming fear, and pathways to a meaningful life. He is working toward a doctorate degree in psychodynamic psychotherapy with research focused on social connectedness.
He is a terrible guitar player, aspiring runner, avid adventure seeker and lifetime learner of all things fantastic. He owns and operates Little Red Telescope, a private psychotherapy practice helping people to rediscover the joys of healthy mind, body and living.
He can be reached at: Info@LittleRedTelescope.com or www.LittleRedTelescope.com
February 1 – Janet Caliri – Author of Me with Me
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January 25, 2017 – Elyce Kliein – Certified Master Health Coach – Adult and Senior Wellness
July 30th, 2014 – Collette Michaud from the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
On Wednesday, July 30th, Collette Michaud, the Founder and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County was my guest.
Collette’s mission is to inspire our children’s creativity by playing and exploring. We spoke about how the museum is doing just that, and where it is going in the future!