The Bear Essentials

The Bear Essentials

The goal of this podcast is to be positive, informative, interesting, entertaining and maybe even inspiring to some people.


October 5, 2022 41 min

Remi Adeleke is former Navy SEAL, author, actor and filmmaker.   

His acting credits include the films 6 Underground, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Ambulance. Remi was also featured on the TV series SEAL Team and the Amazon Prime original series, The Terminal List.   

Remi has written and directed a very important and gripping film, The Unexpected. This movie explores  the world of human trafficking, specifically, human organ ...

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You can’t be brave if you’re not afraid.  

Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Tony Blauer, is an expert in fear management, self-defense and is a mindset educator.   

Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades.   

He is one of the only Combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat related communities: self-defense...

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There is an old saying, it is better to give than to receive.  

Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, is Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver, a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller, that has sold over a million copies. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the Top 25 on Porchlight’s (formerly 800-CEO-READ) Business Book Bestsellers List. The book has been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Ma...

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Douglas J. Woods Sr. has been providing life insurance & Tax-advantaged retirement solutions to clients in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and 8 other additional states. He believes that putting his clients first and maintaining a high level of professionalism on their behalf is what makes clients eager to refer him to their family and friends. Douglas brings a high level of expertise to his clients and works diligently with the...

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The birth of your child, this day is field with so much joy as you imagine all the hopes and dreams of your baby boy or girl. Now fast forward a few years as something seems off, your child isn't developing accordingly and they tell you that the life that once held endless possibilities will eventually come to a premature end.  

In this episode of The Bear Essentials, I interview fitness expert, human movement specialist and ad...

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War isn’t uncommon for a two-star General in the US Army, but when the war is mental illness, the rules of engagement are different.  

Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Gregg Martin is a retired US Army General who suffers from bipolar disorder.   

Gregg F. Martin, PhD, Major General, US Army (Retired), served on active duty for 36 years, until May 2015. He is a combat veteran, Bipolar Survivor, Airborne-Ranger-Engineer qualifi...

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Remember when you were an athlete, how you looked, how you felt and the confidence that came along with it.  

Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Javen Palmer was a former world class athlete with the Crystal Palace football club. He then started working in the corporate world & had no time to prepare healthy meals like he did when he was a full-time athlete.   

Javen gained a fair amount of weight and did NOT like what he sa...

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Imagine getting to work and you get a call from the FBI to return home immediately as they have a warrant for your arrest.  

Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Craig Stanland, lived this experience.  

In 2012, Craig Stanland made a choice that would cost him everything. After exploiting the warranty policy of one of the largest tech companies in the world for almost a year, the FBI finally knocked on his door.  

He was arrested ...

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Did you know that you can lose up to 8% of your muscle mass per decade starting in your 30s.  

Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Bill Vogel joins us to discuss living longer and still kicking ass while we age.   

After experiencing his own “rock bottom” Bill became interested in low carb/low sugar about 10 years ago when he himself was 70 pounds overweight. During a regular visit, his doctor obviously noticed the weight gain an...

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Imagine if the choices you made had you facing a potential life sentence in prison.  

Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Ed Hennings, was sentenced to a 40-year prison sentence. After serving 20 years, he took his experience and used it to fortify his mind and will. Determining that when his release time came, he would be ready to dominate any destructive thoughts or behaviors that he encountered.   

Within 2 years of his releas...

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Today’s leaders have a responsibility to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.  On this episode of The Bear Essentials, we are joined by retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Oak McCulloch who has lived his life by this motto. Throughout his decorated 23-year career in the United States Army and various civilian jobs that followed, McCulloch has lived a life of servant leadership. In his new book, Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leade...

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Imagine leaving your stable corporate career to start a BBQ brand during a pandemic. Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, former USMC combat veteran, Greg Fischer, did just that.  

Greg shares his experience from the military and how that translated into his corporate life and ultimately into his current career as an entrepreneur and co-founder of the fastest growing BBQ brand in America, Burn Pit BBQ. A few of the topics we delve...

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Imagine your child walks out of your life for reasons out of your control. Would you feel shame, maybe guilt or just be emotionally broken. Eric Brooker lived with that shame until he had a realization, “I AM ENOUGH”.

In this interview Eric opens up about the situation regarding his daughter that led him to author the book, “You Are Enough”. The book is focused on letting parents know that they are enough and gives them tools to co...

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Would you have the guts to admit fraud? On the 9th of April 2021, the chief of Bellatorum Resources, a Texas-based energy fund, wrote an email to his stakeholders, admitting to having squandered millions of their dollars.

Chris Bentley was that man and today he joins me on “The Bear Essentials”. This interview is a brutally honest account given by Chris as he reflects upon his journey, explains his decisions, and articulates exactl...

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At a young age his parents divorced, and as a way of coping, he watched his mother turn to food abuse. Watching what his mother was going through, he had a decision to make, live in this environment and develop the same self-destructive habits or choose the gym. Thankfully for him and for all of us, he chose the gym.

Mark Bryce, The Body Transformation Coach, joins me today on “The Bear essentials” and shares his expertise and expe...

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In this episode I speak with Brad Ritter who started School of Grit after he graduated from SEALFit’s infamous Kokoro Camp, which is renowned as the world’s toughest civilian training. After graduation he wanted to find a way to serve others and help people take control of their lives and get unstuck. He accomplishes this through a proven system that focuses on your physical, mental, emotional, intuitional, and warrior spirit.   


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"Morning Coffee With The Bear" is a way for "The Bear Essentials" host Charles Wallace to connect more directly with the audience and will premiere weekly on Sunday mornings at 7:00 AM EST. These episodes will have an audience participation focus as Charles will look to answer your questions. Please send your questions to:  

This episode focuses on the following question:  

Are y...

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"Morning Coffee With The Bear" is a way for "The Bear Essentials" host Charles Wallace to connect more directly with the audience and will premiere weekly on Sunday mornings at 7:00 AM EST. These episodes will have an audience participation focus as Charles will look to answer your questions. Please send your questions to:  

This episode focuses on the following question:  

What a...

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In this episode, I speak with Ian Hill. Humanitarian. Business Leader. Award- Winning Social Innovator. Professional Development Pioneer. World Record Breaker. These are some of the words often used when referring to Ian Hill. Whether running a multi-million-dollar business operation with over 1,000 employees or spearheading first-of-their-kind, life-changing community projects, Ian Hill is recognized for being a catalyst for posit...

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Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®, and most recently his 22-Minute military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life. He has appeared on countless televisi...

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