RISE ABOVE WITH RUDY

RISE ABOVE WITH RUDY

If you love the movie, you're going to love the podcast! Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger is the real-life inspiration for the iconic movie, RUDY. In this weekly podcast, Rudy continues his movie’s message of hope, perseverance, and self-reliance, by sharing the amazing and inspiring true stories of everyday people who are ‘Rudys’ in their own lives. People of all ages who are choosing courage over adversity, beating the odds, and making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Periodically, Rudy will feature celebrities and pro athletes telling their personal ‘Rudy stories.’ Rudy is joined each week by Joe Garner, six-time New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Echoes of Notre Dame Football.

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April 26, 2021 23 min

Our guest’s story is one of relentlessness and optimism, worthy of a movie or book. It’s the story of major league baseball dreams that first came true in 2008, when he got called up by the padres to serve as a fill-in for an injured player. He played in 19 games, starting in 11, and hitting .205.?? Like any professional player, he hoped to stay there. But instead, in 2009, he was back in the minors.?

But even as he was stuck in th...

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Our guest today, Phillip Stutts, author of the newly released THE UNDEFEATED MARKETING SYSTEM is the embodiment of perseverance and optimism.  He comes from the cutthroat world of political marketing. He has over 2 decades of experience working on campaigns, including 3 U.S. Presidential victories.  But six years ago, he was diagnosed with a condition that affects only 1 in 100-thousand, that eventually makes eating impossible.  F...

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Prepare to be inspired.  Our guest is Jay Samit, a digital media innovator and pioneer in the music, video distribution, social media, and eCommerce space.  International bestselling author and dynamic serial entrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation.  Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry,” he raises hundreds of millions of dollars for ...

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OUR GUEST IS A COMBAT–DECORATED NAVY SEAL SNIPER TURNED ENTREPRENEUR WHO HAS BUILT TWO BRANDS INTO AN EIGHT–FIGURE BUSINESS. AS A U.S. NAVY CHIEF HE WAS “HEAD INSTRUCTOR” AT THE NAVY SEAL SNIPER SCHOOL, WHICH PRODUCED SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST LEGENDARY SNIPERS. HE’S AN ENTREPRENUER AND NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BRANDON WEBB.  

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Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Rico Chiapparelli is a former amateur wrestler and mixed martial arts trainer. Known as the "Baltimore Butcher," he was Junior National champion as a senior in high school, he then was a standout wrestler for the University of Iowa where he became an NCAA national champion.  After college, he wrestled freestyle in the men's senior level, and went on to become the USAW national champi...

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March 22, 2021 22 min

Our theme today is about finding a win in a loss.  Our guest today is the former WBO world heavyweight boxing champion.  In his book Rocky Lives, David E. Finger called our former champ, who also happens to be the winner of four New York City Golden Gloves titles and five U.S. Amateur titles, and former captain of the US National Boxing team, “the most accomplished boxer in the history of American amateur boxing never to have made ...

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March 15, 2021 30 min

Known in the fitness community as the Mind-Body-Soul Connector and selected by Verywell.com as one of the top one hundred voices in wellness for 2020, Robert Brace is a celebrity wellness expert, motivational speaker, former soloist ballet dancer, and star of the Food Network’s weight-loss reality show “Fat Chef.”   In 2008, he founded what is now known as Brace Life Studios. As a visionary fitness expert, Robert believes that true...

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Our guest this week is a health innovator and entrepreneur.  He sees the world as his laboratory and transformation his specialty.  People look to him for the world’s next revolutionary products that lead to improved physical performance, stable mental health and nutritional wellness - for humans and animals.  Among his notable inventions is Muscle Milk, one of the most successful protein supplements in history.  He developed it in...

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On paper, our guest shouldn't have succeeded. He was born the mixed-race son of a drug-dealing pimp father and an orphaned, single mother on welfare. He was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, suffered incredible abuse and racism, and had multiple stints in the juvenile justice system. He barely graduated high school and has no college degree.

But he persevered.  Starting by scrubbing toilets, he hustled and worked his way int...

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“Sparrow In The Razor Wire: Finding freedom from within while serving a life sentence” is Quan’s story of transformation inside a place many see as the end of the road. Quan shares the journey of redemption and discovery that led to his ultimate freedom.

 

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Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfel...

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February 15, 2021 18 min

Our guest is a well-known and respected psychologist.  In her work she explores the many sides of human psychology. From the psychology behind anxiety, dealing with grief, body confidence and attitudes in the workplace & everything in between.  She has published more than forty academic articles and is the author of numerous books including her most recent books Unfollow: Living Life on your terms.  Meet Dr. Linda Papadopoulos

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Enjoy this encore episode featuring Jerry Schemmel, renowned sportscaster.  He spent a decade as the radio play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies, and prior to that, he served as play-by-play announcer for the NBA's Denver Nuggets. 

In this episode, Jerry is his harrowing yet amazing story of survival, which he’s chronicled in his book, “Chosen to Live.”

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Today, a...

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February 1, 2021 22 min

Our guest is a groundbreaking physician-scientist, and disease hunter.  But at the age 25 he went from being a beast-like college quarterback...to receiving his last rites while in medical school and nearly dying four more times battling an extremely rare disease. It would transform him  from a patient on the brink of death, whose illness stumped specialist after specialist, into one of the leading researchers in his field.  He’s n...

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If you’ve ever thought – "I can’t do that...I have no experience or background." Then you really need to pay attention.   Our guest became a legendary Women’s Gymnastics coach — with no background in gymnastics. She never tumbled, flipped, or played any type of organized sport. And yet she became Head Coach of the seven-time NCAA Champion, 22-time Regional and 18-time Pac-12 Champion UCLA Women’s Gymnastics team, she was in...

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January 18, 2021 17 min

We have a truly special guest today.  He knows a lot about leadership.  He also knows adversity—but overcame it. As one of six children, raised in South Jamaica New York by a single mom who cleaned houses, he and his siblings didn’t always know if they would come home to an eviction notice on the front door or food on the table. When he was 15 years old, he and his brother were arrested for criminal trespassing. While they were in ...

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January 11, 2021 33 min

RAY MANCINI, HALL OF FAME BOXER ORIGINALLY FROM YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, WHO WAS GIVEN THE NICKNAME “BOOM BOOM” BECAUSE OF HIS WHIRLWIND FIGHTING STYLE.  HIS FIRST WORLD TITLE ATTEMPT CAME AGAINST WBC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION, ALEXIS ARGUELLO. IT WAS CHOSEN BY MANY AS ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR BOUTS OF THE 1980S. SIX MONTHS LATER, HE CHALLENGED WBA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ARTURO FRIAS. AND TAKING THE BELT IN ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIRST R...

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Our guest is a retired Navy Reserve Captain and a Los Angeles-based 737 Captain for United airlines. You can say flying is in his DNA in that he was born into an Air Force family.  After graduating with honors from University of Kansas, he joined the U.S. Navy and flew as a Naval Flight Officer, and later transitioned to become a Naval Aviator (pilot).

He flew combat missions in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Afghanistan, the Far East, Mid...

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Steve Herz is one of the premier talent agents and career advisors.  Drawing on his years of experience representing major sports and celebrity clients, Steve has developed a philosophy which he’s put into a self-empowerment guide to help people achieve their fullest professional and personal potential.  You’re going to love the title, Don’t Take YES for an Answer.  In his book he explains why excessive positive feedback actually l...

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ROB DINERMAN IS CEO OF DINERMAN LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS.  HE TEACHES, TRAINS, AND COACHES INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS IN THE AREAS OF LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION. HE ALSO WORKS WITH THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM, THE LARGEST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD.

 

About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger

Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and he...

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Known in the fitness community as the Mind-Body-Soul Connector and selected by Verywell.com as one of the top one hundred voices in wellness for 2020, Robert Brace is a celebrity wellness expert, motivational speaker, former soloist ballet dancer, and star of the Food Network’s weight-loss reality show “Fat Chef.”   In 2008, he founded what is now known as Brace Life Studios. As a visionary fitness expert, Robert believes that true...

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