We have a treat for the final episode of Season 3. C3's Lindsay Bonfiglio joins Gabe as they chat with Christian Espinoza - a former Air Force veteran, author of the book "The Smartest Person in The Room," and a cybersecurity expert. On the surface his accomplishments of completing two of the seven highest summits in the world and competing in 24 Ironman Triathlons are sure to impress. However, it's his perseverance and personal growth that make him the best selling author, high-performance coach and cybersecurity entrepreneur who will expand your outlook and challenge your mind.
On Discover the Difference, we hear a lot of amazing stories, but this week we meet Tez Steinberg who holds the distinction of being the first person to row from California to Hawaii. The journey took 71 days and 2,700 miles of sleep deprivation, strenuous exercise, wildlife encounters and sheer perseverance. Sparked by a bout of depression and compounded by his father’s death, Tez set out to conquer the unattained and turn it into a passion for rowing across the ocean to raise money for great causes. When he’s not at sea, Tez is a public speaker motivating others to find their inner athlete. Enjoy our journey into the deep with Tez.
For episode 8, we chat with Kristen Willeumier who is a neuroscientist best known for her book, Biohack Your Brain. She explores the most impactful changes for enhanced brain health to keep it in optimal condition throughout every phase of life. A topic past guests, Joe Laude and Nick Hardwick, also appreciate. Throughout her career, Kristen studied athletes, specifically NFL players, and shares in her book how to nurse your brain back to health even after traumatic head injuries. Check out the full episode with Kristen Willeumier.
Joe Laude exemplifies what it means to live a life of service, resilience, and purpose. In episode 7 of Discover the Difference, Joe takes us through his remarkable journey – from his childhood calling to the military, to the heart-wrenching Afghanistan evacuation. As the founder of Operations Allies Refuge (OAR), Joe focuses on supporting veterans battling moral injury, a concept distinct from PTSD.
During episode 6, Jamie and Gabe chat with New York Times best-selling author Scott Mann. He's a 3X TedX speaker and now a playwright focused on storytelling through the lens of our heroic warfighters in America. Scott takes us through the journey of his life where he experienced the lowest of lows and the highest of highs. You're going to learn so much from someone who's been through it all in this inspiring and energetic interview.
For episode 5, Jamie and Gabe chat with legendary UFC fighter Frank Shamrock. You may know Frank as a UFC Champion or a Strikeforce founder of MMA, but you may not know the backstory of how he overcome adversity, childhood setbacks and 23 felonies before he was able to achieve his success. Frank's story is unique, inspiring, and one you won't want to miss. Tune in to learn more about the way Frank empowers those around him through his encouragement and symbolism behind what he calls the Warrior’s Code. Don’t miss Frank’s valuable advice and wisdom he has gained along his journey.
For episode 4, Jamie and Gabe sit down with Natalie Johnson. Natalie started her career with Google where she played a key role in the development of its DE&I program. While C3 is already proudly diverse, Jamie and Gabe enjoyed discussing how there is so much more to being a DE&I-thought-focused organization. It is not just about having a diverse group of employees but getting intentional about seeking out people from diverse backgrounds that round out your organization and bring their unique skills to the table. Natalie's path to where she is today is an incredible, must-hear story.
DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE S3E3: Dr. Alan Beyer For episode 3, hosts Jamie and Gabe sit down with Dr. Alan Beyer, the medical director and founder of the Hoag Institute. The entrepreneurial mindset is alive and well in the medical field. Dr. Beyer is proving that daily with his work at the Hoag Institute through his care for individuals ranging from elite athletes to everyday pickleball players and everyone in between. Learn how Dr. Beyer grew the Hoag Institute and his continued work in medicine today.
DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE S3E2: Jen Schroeder For our first guest of Season 3, you will have the chance to meet Jen Schroeder. You may recognize her from images all over Dick’s Sporting Goods. She is a former UCLA softball player, ESPN Analyst and entrepreneur. Her training facilities, The Packaged Deal, in Orange County are shaping the next generation of softball players both at the youth and collegiate levels. Her charisma is so infectious, she turned the tables and podcasted our hosts Jamie and Gabe. You won’t want to miss our conversation with Jen.
Discover the Difference hosts Jamie Reid and Gabe Erle from C3 are joined by Wayne Partello from CUENTO as they take a look back and reminisce on the podcast's second season. From a 5X Olympian to a 16-year-old prodigy turned beauty empire to U.S. military officers and community leaders making a difference, we'll share our favorite moments and some of the best Q&A with our guests. You'll also get a preview of what you can expect from Season 3, dropping on May 18.
The final episode this season of Discover the Difference is with Manna Kadar. A prodigy who acquired her business at 16, leveled it up multiple times and built it into a beauty empire. Her spunk, energy and professionalism along with her incredible story will leave you inspired.
This week we sit down with William Branum, a former Navy SEAL turned successful business owner and leadership coach. He takes us through the challenges of becoming a Navy SEAL, transitioning out and finding himself without purpose or passion before discovering the CBD industry. Branum now owns a CBD company that manufactures the cleanest most elite product on the market. Learn how to overcome adversity, find success in life using his 5 Secrets of a Navy SEAL and other helpful tips.
We are full speed ahead this week with Denise Mueller. She holds the land speed record of 183MPH on a bike and is a multi-time national champion world record holder. She tells us what it takes to get to that speed and then abruptly come down from it and compares it to the ups and downs of business and life. We go deep on the value of mentorship and what it takes to run a successful security company and be a busy mom of three. Denise is full of energy and shows vulnerability exploring the challenges she’s overcome in her life as she’s found success along the way.
On Episode 7, we chat with Knight Campbell, a naval academy grad and Naval officer who focused his passion for the great outdoors into leadership development. As the founder of Cairn Leadership, Knight takes leadership teams into the wilderness to experience adventure and unparalleled teamwork. He has an innate curiosity and a unique ability to build strong leadership teams. Listen along as we talk leadership and adventure with Knight.
Episode 6 lands us with Justin Gray, a serial entrepreneur who has taken multiple companies from cradle to grave and successfully sold. He has a keen marketing eye for building organizations to be great for the benefit of selling or nurturing for a long time. Justin shares the lessons he’s learned along the way and factors to his success that you can apply in your professional life.
This week’s episode of Discover the Difference is full of inspiration. We talk to Dave Sanderson about his heroism the day the plane he was on crashed into the Hudson River and he was the last passenger off after helping others first in the freezing water - known as ‘The Miracle on the Hudson’. Professionally, Dave worked his way up as head of security for Tony Robbins until the day Tony told him it was time to move on and pursue his own dreams and passions. Prepare to be inspired.
On Episode 4 of Discover The Difference, we have the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Gale. The founder of JAMAH, an American luxury handbag company, and Ambition, a non-profit serving disadvantaged youth, shares her story of perseverance over hardship and how her success in both endeavors is intertwined. She is a self-described visionary who believes it takes the long haul to get good at something you believe in. Listen to her inspiring story about going forward despite setbacks and owning your life.
On Episode 3 of Discover the Difference, we chat with self-described social entrepreneur and CEO of Alder, Michael Davidson. Get ready to learn and grow your outlook on how you can positively impact society as Michael shares his perspectives on societal issues, world events and what it means to be a generational leader.
On S2E2 of Discover the Difference, we have the pleasure of speaking with the inspiring Jesse Smith. The 5X Olympian and former team captain of the US Water Polo Team proves that he’s not just an Olympian, but a force of energy, enthusiasm and insight. Jesse gives great advice about associating with people who are willing to help others up in business and in life. Hear more about Jesse’s post-water polo career and transitioning into the professional world on Discover the Difference.
Let's take a trip down memory lane. Discover the Difference hosts Jamie Reid and Gabe Erle from C3 are joined by Wayne Partello from CUENTO to talk about the highlights from the first season of the podcast. From a former NFL star to motivational speakers to entrepreneurs and community leaders making a difference, we'll share our favorite moments and some of the best Q&A with our guests. You'll also get a preview of what you can expect from Season 2, dropping on September 22.