Doing it Right: The Stories that Make Us

Doing it Right: The Stories that Make Us

Welcome to 'Doing it Right: The Stories that Make Us', hosted by author and national news contributor Valerie Sokolosky. On the show, you'll hear fascinating stories from successful leaders who have lived life "doing it right", the journey to becoming a leader, and personal experiences that formed their character, drive, impact, and influence. Their stories of authenticity will inspire you!

Episodes

June 27, 2022 45 min
Confident under pressure, innovative, and able to switch gears on a dime. Three qualities that
allowed Dave Evans to excel as an Emmy award-winning television producer with Mark
Cuban & the Mavericks for over a decade.  
In this episode, Dave shares revealing insights of his roller coaster behind-the-scenes
experiences. We talked about how he has maintained his ‘cool’ as a television producer,
meeting challenges like producing one o...
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How does Cameron Colan come up with creative ideas for TikTok? We asked him to describe his process for thinking outside the box. One example is working with P&G to craft a campaign called Lead with Love.
https://clios.com/sports/winner/partnerships-sponsorships-collaborations/procter-gamble/lead-with-love-102347

Besides his work at TikTok, Cameron is a burgeoning artist and writer in NY whose work is being shown regularly in gal...
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Timmy Newsome is one of the top NFL players of all time. The moment we met, his wide smile and easy-going stride led to a down-to-earth conversation about his childhood, playing for the Dallas Cowboys with legendary coach Tom Landry, and being inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. From a stellar football career, his gift for computer science inspired Timmy to start his technology company - Newtech Business Solution...
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So, you want to hire a coach! But who can you trust? Will your information stay confidential?

The Global International Coaching Federation is the gold standard! They are the hub for all things coaching. Any coach who has been certified by this non-profit organization takes their role seriously. And it’s a difficult certification to secure.

Three of the ICF leaders elaborate on the stringent process to become a certified coach, thei...
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The movie is Miracle on Ice. Our guest is the one and only Mike Eruzione – captain of the 1980 Gold medal-winning U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team and player who scored the winning goal against the Russians in a game that truly was a miracle.

Now—42 years later—Mike’s tells the greatest American underdog sports story ever told; how a team of college kids and unsigned amateurs beat the elite Soviet hockey team on their way to winning t...
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Do you remember the song from Barney & Friends? “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family.” Carey Stinson, the purple dinosaur on Barney & Friends, shares how he created Purple Roads podcast featuring other famous guests from all over the children’s entertainment industry. We had a wiggly good time celebrating the 100th anniversary show highlighting his friend, the Blue Wiggle – Anthony Field.

Carey has inspiring stori...
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Her family fled Ukraine to America with nothing but faith and a future focus. Lorraine Snider-Hanley, first generation of Russian immigrants, co-authored Miracles on My Doorstep with her daughter Linda Kaye. Having just turned 90 and recently becoming blind, she and Linda discuss the demands of raising 9 children birthed in an 81-month period over a 13-year span.

Listen to Linda Kaye and Lorraine reveal how faith, family, & hop...
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Remember watching the Strong Man at the circus? That was before the Bodybuilding movement in America began in the 1930’s when men became interested in developing their physiques. Full length mirror sales soared!

Greg McCoy is an expert in training men and women for body building Olympian events. You’ll see him as a ‘normal looking’ body building enthusiast who believes that Discipline wins over Motivation.

Tune in Monday, 12:30PM Ce...
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Tom Hulsey defied defeat! Diagnosed on his 61st birthday with prostate cancer and then heart disease, Tom competed and finished the Iron Man 11 times & Mountain Man Winter Triathlons 6 times.

Tom’s story is a beacon of hope as he shares ways he turned fear into fearlessness & courage into confidence. His book, The Winning Mindset, applies his principles to our everyday life challenges.

Hope and Inspiration – that’s what you...
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Leaders –Pay attention. When Dr. Pete Fader talks….companies like Starbucks, Nike and others listen. He calls himself the “nerdy mathy guy.”

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from M.I.T. & Professor of Marketing at Wharton, Dr. Fader is known worldwide as the expert’s expert. He applies his proficiency to analyze how customer behaviors affect long-term growth….and he does this so well, Nike bought his company!

A fun-loving and down-to...
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Let’s talk about ghosts! Ghost writing that is!

If you want or need a book to share your compelling message… but don’t have a clue how to write it – this episode is for you.

Ann’s name is a bit ironic….Ms. Lov – ett loves TO WRITE IT. Her gift is to listen deeply, find YOUR voice and then be the writer behind the scenes.

Tune in Monday, 12:30PM Central.

TPOV’S:
⦁To avoid writers block, write freely to allow your creative brain to do...
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Can you believe it? Research shows that those who volunteer are healthier and can even live longer. But what about those of us who tried it and the work was daunting? Or how about this? You show up ready and willing with a smile on your face only to be yelled at by another volunteer who’s a control freak.

Stacie Hyatt, founder of Society for Alumni Club Leadership, shares her solution for making any volunteer experience more rewardi...
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Pastor Neil Tomba embarked on an amazing journey across America bicycling from Santa Monica, CA to Annapolis, MD. That took 33 days covering 3,000 miles. His simple mission was to stop along the way to have intentional conversations with people from all walks of life and belief systems about the things that really matter in their lives—issues of faith, matters of the soul, experiences that affect everything people think about. The...
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Why do women consistently make poor choices in men? Do you think before you leap... into marriage?

Dr. Trillion Small tells her own experiences of how to make the right choices with the right expectations.

You won't want to miss her candid, sometimes humorous advice!

Tune in Monday at 12:30pm Central!

TPOVS:

-Do not marry potential.

-Set expectations from the beginning.

-Nobody has the same "Normal".

-To grow, you must be willi...
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Want to know the secrets to becoming a handbag designer? There are none – you must decide to decide and make it happen.

Stephanie Taylor, Founder & CEO Stephanie Taylor Handbags, was drawn to handbags even as a kid – the shape, the color, the designs. Her unconventional first design was a cardboard tote mockup with enough pockets to keep any busy woman organized.

As a successful marketing executive, Stephanie determined NOW was t...
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Has this happened to you? It’s near dinner – what to cook? Quick – run to the grocery frozen foods section. There are way too many choices. From personal experience, I suggest you find John Soules already cooked Frozen Fajita Chicken or Fajita Beef. You can’t miss them – the picture of the meat covers the entire package.

John Soules Foods began in 1975 when his dad sold hamburger patties to local restaurants. Today with John and his...
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People hope for a “calling” in their life! For Katie Norris it began with a phone call from a desperate woman needing help.

On our show we talked about how that call was a divine moment that launched her career as Founder and CEO of Fotolanthropy. From a photographer to a film producer, Katie’s deeply held purpose is to use film to capture and celebrate stories of hope from those who have defied great odds. Today she is nationally ...
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It ain’t easy. But did you know how un-easy it can be? Just listen to what it took for Kyle Waldrep to do what he did. Raise $4M to start his tech company – in the big, wide ocean of commercial real estate. After all – hadn’t the big players figured it out yet? Obviously the answer is NO. So, Kyle did, and the rest is history.

Tune in to hear Kyle talk about the hard parts of what it took to make it big. Monday, 12:30PM
Central.

TPOV’...
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Kevin’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. His blue-collar roots linked to streetwise aptitude instilled in him a ‘never quit attitude.’

With a best-selling, short little book called The Hero Effect®, Kevin has been traveling the globe spreading his simple philosophy: Heroes are extraordinary people who choose not to be...
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John Kinzer – the ultimate Entrepreneur in one of the most difficult industries – RESTAURANTS!

According to the National Restaurant Association, as of January 2021, there was a 65.91% year-on-year decline in consumers dining in restaurants in the U.S. as result of Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, John’s establishments survived and even thrived! Why?

Learn his secrets to success from a private equity executive to operating four bar & resta...
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