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What do highly successful people actually do to succeed? For 35 years as entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach, Don Hutcheson has experienced and studied the proven career-building strategies that people around the world have used for literally decades to create lives of success, satisfaction and freedom. Monday through Thursday he interviews individuals from every career category and profession of every age and background. They share their real-world experiences and insights—what worked, what didn’t, and why—and any advice they might offer to help you jump-start your life and career to the next level. Every Friday Don chats with top experts in the fields of education, careers, life planning and personal development who offer tools and ideas for every stage of your journey—students, early career, mid-career, late career, pre-retirement and retirement. Get a summary of each interview here: Interview Don on your podcast, radio show or other media:

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What do highly successful people actually do to succeed? For 41 years as entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach, Don Hutcheson has experienced and studied the proven career-building strategies that people around the world have used for decades to create lives of success, satisfaction and freedom. Monday and Wednesday he interviews individuals from every career category and profession of every age and background. They share their real-world experiences and insights—what worked, what didn’t, and why—and any advice they might offer to help you jump-start your life and career to the next level. Every Friday Don chats with top experts in the fields of business and personal development who offer tools and insights for every stage of your journey. Select recorded interviews here: Interview Don on your podcast, radio show or other media:
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Helping Every Day to Reduce the Alzheimer's Pandemic

Ralph Sanchez is the author of "The Diabetic Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease," and "The Improved MIND Diet." Inspired by his own risk for dementia, Ralph has spent the last two decades in research on the prime risk factors and related causes of Alzheimer’...
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Expert-Don't Work Longer, Work Stronger

Pete Leibman is a consultant, speaker, and bestselling author who has been featured on Fox News, CBS Radio, and He's the creator of, and his latest book is an Amazon bestseller: "Work Stronger; Habits for More Energy, L...
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Professional Skydiver Jumps into a New Career

Melanie Curtis is the life coach for people who do not like life coaches. She went from investment banking to professional skydiving to life coaching, and learned a lot along the way. She now helps people overcome fear and employ courage while actually...
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Stop Smoking with the Cigarette Whispere

Rocky Rosen, known as The Cigarette Whisperer, is considered by many to be America's foremost expert on getting people free from nicotine. Rocky was a 30 + cigarettes a day smoker for 20 years, and had tried numerous ways to stop smoking. Although he w...
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Expert--How to Silence Your Inner Critic, with Susan Peppercorn

Susan Peppercorn is a thought leader in career management. She is the author of the best-selling, Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work: Evidence-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career, and is a contributor to Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Her...
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More Choices Than You Realize

Bea Wray has dazzled audiences for 20 years speaking on entrepreneurship, leadership, and women in business. At 27, she was CEO of a $5M Silicon Valley company, and launched several others. In 2018 she wrote, "What Harvard Taught Me But My Children Mad...
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Risking It All for What Really Matters

Nigel Bennett was shocked at a young age to witness the real impact of oil spills on our natural world. After almost being shot down by FARC guerrillas on the Venezuela-Colombia border and being forced to escape Egypt while working for his father's oil...
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The Power of Redefining Success

C.J. McClanahan is a speaker, author and executive coach. A few years after starting his coaching firm, he noticed that no matter how much success his clients achieved, few every seemed to truly enjoy the journey. It didn’t matter if they doubled their...
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785. A Real-World Doctor of Nutrition and Wellness

Dr. Ann Kulze is a one-of-a-kind real-world nutrition and wellness expert. With a degree in food science and human nutrition, she earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she graduated as valedictorian. Foun...
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Proving a Point VIA the Written Word

James S. Fell, MA, MBA, has bylines in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, TIME Magazine, and many other publications. His blog,, has millions of readers and he is the author of two books: “The Holy S**t Moment: How La...
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How Networks Actually Work

David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and buil...
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Not Making a Decision Is the Worst Thing You Can Do

Barbara Turley is an investor, entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of The Virtual Hub—a business she started by accident that exploded in the space of 12 months to become one of the leading companies that recruits, trains and manages virtual assistants ...
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Helping Others Destroy Back Pain

Jay Resio is the founder and CEO of BackerNation, a digital health and wellness platform developing innovative products and services to empower people with information, tools, and resources to overcome their back pain and spine conditions. Jay started ...
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Expert: Why Do You Want What You Want? with Malcom and Simone Collins

Malcolm and Simone Collins, founders of the Pragmatist Foundation and co-CEOs of Travelmax, a corporate travel management company, authored the bestselling Pragmatist's Guide to Life, a book intended to encourage critical thought and intentional living...
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ackling the IronManWorld Campionships at 44

Karen Brown had never run a marathon or ridden a road bike, and was a terrible swimmer. And yet, she had “a big, gargantuan, hairy, scary, outrageous personal dream” to participate in the Iron Man World Championships at age 44.
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How to Create and Live Your Miracle Life

Vince Kramer helps you uncover and share your authentic self to live your mission on purpose. He has brought spirituality and science together in a way that opens you to discovering your own path to living the life you are meant to live. He is co-found...
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Chris Butsch is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and globally-recognized authority on the Millennial generation. Known for his storytelling ability, high-energy stage presence, and immediately-actionable advice, he helps business leaders und...
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A Teacher With a Vision for a Worldwide Classroom

Julie Young was implementing a half-million-dollar technology program in her school, and loving it. Then, her husband got a promotion and transfer. Starting over in a bare-bones country school, she asked for a computer, a decision she never regretted. ...
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The Internet Company He Birthed at Age 15 Is Thriving 24 Years Later

Jeff Hall started working at age 7 doing door-to-door candy sales to help support his family. The company he founded in 1995 at age 15—Overflow Café—to help companies grow their websites, is thriving 23 years later. He has supported over 200 successful...
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Expert-Unconventional Strategies to Land the Job You Love, with Austin Belcak

Austin Belcak is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he helps people leverage unconventional strategies to land jobs they love without connections, without "traditional" experience, and without applying online. His strategies have been featured in ...
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Focusing on What You Can't Control Is Time Lost from Living in the Present

Cindra Kamphoff had just reached a personal best in the 2013 Boston Marathon. Exhausted but feeling on top of the world, she walked slowly back to her hotel. Suddenly her mind began racing as she started asking core questions about her life focus. As a...

Be Yourself. There Is Only One You.

Jay Lucas—accomplished businessman, author, leader and philanthropist—believes in the power of positivity, patriotism, and community engagement. His bestselling book is “American Sunshine: Rays of Hope and Opportunity.” He earned his MBA from Harvard B...
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Experts: Complementing Beats Competing—Women Supporting Women in the Workplace, with Paula Brown Stafford and Lisa T. Grimes

Paula Brown Stafford and Lisa T. Grimes are two former competitors who discovered how well they complement each other. In a rare dual guest interview, they explain: Complementing Beats Competing—Women Supporting Women in the Workplace. Fierce competito...
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A Lifetime Student Without a School

Brannon Beliso rebelled against his father by intentionally losing 17 martial arts matches in a row. He wanted to pursue his creativity. A hard punch in the face turned him around. Playing the hand life dealt him, he became a champion, first in martial...
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Food Beginning with Passion, Gratitude and Love–Hector Con Amor

Delani Gianna is a young entrepreneur residing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She comes from a long history of chefs, cooks, and restaurateurs. For the four years prior to this interview, she had dedicated her energy to creating Hecho Con Amor, a ca...
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Expert: What Makes You Jump Out of Bed in the Morning, with Charles Carroll

Chef Charles Carroll is an author, speaker and recipient of over 80 national and international awards. Competing on eight U.S. Culinary Olympic Teams, he travels the world sharing with chefs, culinary students, industry leaders and military personnel. ...
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Cyber Security Pro Goes With His Strengths

Adam Anderson felt right at home on computers at age six. He wanted to make them talk to each other so he could play games with friends. “Without knowing it, I was teaching myself the fundamentals of computer science and information technology. They ju...
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Writer's Rebound from Ballot Box Loss

Lori B. Duff thought she would be the voters’ obvious choice for probate court judge. She had a decade’s experience with a major metropolitan court, and her opponent wasn’t even a lawyer. Her unexpected loss was a stiff rebuke. At 42, she brushed herse...
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Expert: How to Think More Like an Entrepreneur, with Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark is the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she teaches at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and...
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Experiment, Measure and Repeat–Persistence Pays

Justin Shelby felt his campus interview with a Fortune 500 company had gone well. When he didn’t get a call from them, he made a friend inside the company and kept calling back–for 30 days. His persistence paid off, and he spent the next 9 years at Bla...
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Taking Her Time to Define Her Bull's Eye

Helene Segura had a clear plan as she left L.A.—to be a dual athlete playing soccer and softball for Texas A&M. “My plan got shot to heck when I was cut from the softball team.” If she was not going to be Helene, the Athlete anymore, she had to fig...
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Expert: Don't Buy a Duck–Five Crisis Points of Marketing, with Derek Champagne

Derek Champagne is founder and CEO of a full-service marketing agency The Artist Evolution and author of the bestselling book, “Don’t Buy a Duck.” Through his work, he has reviewed more than 1,000 brand audits and identified five commonalities found an...
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The Power In Seeing People Right Where They Are

Kristen Ivy was a good student, but when her grades dropped, a teacher looked her in the eye and asked “Are you okay?” It was the first time someone was really seeing her. That instilled in her the need to see the whole person at any given moment.
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A Mindset that Overcomes Physical Limits

Michael McDonnell surprised everyone with his love of sports and active life, despite a disabling condition. “My parents saw that I was going to try everything.” At 16, a coach offered him an opportunity to coach tennis, which made perfect sense. “It w...
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Expert: Leadership Lessons from Mom, with Mark Villereal

Mark Villareal tells us “the lessons we learn growing up relate to us in adulthood and can be correlated to being a leader in business,” as he talks about “Leadership Lessons from Mom.” For 35-plus years he has been building teams within organizations,...
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She Brings Good Things to Life

Katie Cline never saw herself as an entrepreneur. But when the real estate bubble burst right after she earned her MBA, she learned from personal experience how to spot a need and fill it. She also learned how to live out her values with each new ventu...
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Creating a Path of Her Own in Medicine

Emma Nichols bought a medical dictionary with her own money as a teenager in London. “I don’t know where that idea came from. There were no doctors in my family. Back then, I didn’t even know medical writing was a thing.” She also knew she wasn’t someb...
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Expert: Helping People Step Outside Their Personal and Cultural Comfort Zones, with Andy Molinsky

Andy Molinsky, professor of international management and psychology at Brandeis University and author, knows that stepping outside of one’s comfort zone, both personally and culturally, is one of the hardest things people have to do. “But, you are prob...
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If I Could Only Remember

Thomas Dixon lost most of his abilities to remember his own life because of a car injury. Rather than accept suffering, he decided there had to be a digital solution to his loss. He envisioned an artificial mobile memory app and enlisted technical help...
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It Fell Off a Shelf and Changed Her Path

Pamela Gold is a Yale University graduate, so she knows her way around books and learning. But it was a book that literally fell at her feet off a bookstore shelf that set her on a different path in life, a Path With Heart. In her current life's work, ...
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Expert: Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Fitness for the Happy Life You Deserve

JJ Flizanes vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well-being. And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced...
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Rewired to Succeed

Regan Hillyer invested thousands of dollars in personal growth seminars, diligently applying what she learned. But change just wasn’t happening. When her mentor asked her, “What are you doing to rewire yourself to succeed,” she found herself staring ba...
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Mentors at the Moments That Matter Most

London Porter’s stutter, lisp and habit of talking too fast did not help his acceptance as a street kid in Yonkers, NY. But his speech therapist did not give up on him. “Your voice is a gift.” She became the first of many who helped him see his potenti...
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How to Overcome Overwhelm, with Terry Brock

Terry Brock believes, “There is so much NEW all the time that we begin to think, ‘I can’t handle it!’ We need to learn to be able to overcome that feeling of being overwhelmed, and learn principles that will work—and that won’t work—to help us overcome...
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The Coaches' Coach for Business and Health

Carolin Soldo knew she had hit a tipping point. “I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize myself! I didn’t feel like a woman anymore and just wanted to have myself back again. As with everything else in my life, I knew I had to do this all or nothin...
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"I'm doing what I Love," by Gary Kinder

Gary Kinder knows how few writers and artists succeed. Some say it’s as low as 1%. But he’s up at 5 a.m. every day writing his screenplay, before plunging into the editing software he’s creating. Asked why he does it, he says, “I’m doing what I love!” ...
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Expert: Turning a Paycheck into Purpose, with Jeff McManus

Jeff McManus grows things. As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants, people and ideas. Faced with a multimillion-dollar landscape beautification project, a demand for excellence, high productivity and a st...
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Cream Soda, Costco and a Knack for Business, with Danny Iny

Danny Iny compares the crash of his dream start-up to the painful breakup of a relationship. “As an entrepreneur, your identity is deeply invested in your work.” In hindsight, he can say, “Sometimes the rebound turns out to be the one.” He sees the iro...
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Hire This Woman or Else!

Katherine Denton had accomplished her goal of working as an ad agency account executive by age 25. She was a respected team member with all the perks of success—an office with windows, bonuses, free parking. But she was so miserable that she quit. She ...
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Expert- How Your Personality Can Be a Clue to a Job That Will Make You Happy,with Sarah E. Brown

Sarah E. Brown has had several careers, all of which she says took her full circle to what she originally set out to do right out of college: teaching, writing, and researching. Along the way, she has learned what she believes makes for a happy, succes...
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