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Season 8 - Transform your self-expression with Andrew Prokopis - Episode 76

Andrew Prokopis is a licensed and practicing clinical psychologist in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California. He also provides professional and life coaching to clients. He has a wide-range of formal education and professional trainings. In addition, he has many years of practicing meditation and studying various mindfulness approaches. He has offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and provides services in-person, on the telephone, and through video-conferencing.

In his own words - his official bio includes the following milestones:

My formal trainings include:

  • I received my Doctoral Degree from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. I majored in clinical psychology. My practicums and internships focused on individual and couples counseling, as well as a family systems approach, and in forensic psychology. Those sites included a community mental health center and Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry, training in crisis intervention and group work. Other sites included Bridgewater State and Napa State Hospitals, both forensic mental health sites. I received training and supervision in Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to working with clients at that time.

  • I received my Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in Cambridge, MA, majoring in human lifespan development. I went on to study at the Clinical Developmental Institute, learning to apply developmental approaches to clinical work with clients. The primary training and focus was in developmental approaches.

  • My Bachelor’s Degree was completed at Lesley University, in Cambridge, MA, majoring in behavioral sciences and counseling skills. At that time, I trained at Emerge: A Men’s Counseling Center for Domestic Violence, learning group work with men involved in domestic and interpersonal violence. This approach took a pro-feminist approach to working with the men and this problem.

Show Notes:

Andrew Prokopis Website - Here

Blog - Here

Andrew Prokopis

Andrew Prokopis

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Season 4 - Winning in Business and Baseball with Earl Bell - Episode 44

Earl Bell is an author, consultant and success coach/trainer for business owners and leaders.  His expertise comes from the world of business, where Earl was CFO for a $17 billion Registered Investment Advisory firm AND the world of youth sports where he coached 22 baseball and softball teams over 10 years.  Earl is the author of Winning in Baseball and Business, Transforming Little League Principles into Major League Profits for Your Company

Show Notes: 

Earl Bell - Linked In Profile

Earl Bell - Website

Earl Bell

Earl Bell

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Season 4 - The Philosophy of Leadership with Toastmasters International President Balraj Arunasalam, DTM - Episode 43

Balraj Arunasalam, DTM, of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, is chairman/managing director of Gemtrans Engineering Company, a maker of industrial belts. Active in his community, he serves as President of the Iyyappan Temple management board, as Vice President of the Aarunadu Velalar Society of Sri Lanka, and is a member of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.

In 2011, Arunasalam helped establish an English course for Rural Voices Unlimited, a project designed to educate youth in rural Sri Lanka. The U.S. Embassy in Colombo recognized him for this ongoing work with youth. Arunasalam holds an advanced level General Certificate of Education from Trinity College in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and is earning a master’s degree through the Australian Institute of Business Administration.

A dedicated Toastmaster for 27 years, Arunasalam is a member of two clubs, including his home club Colombo Toastmasters. A distinguished leader, Arunasalam has held numerous offices from club through international level: He served as International Director 2011 to 2013 and Second Vice President 2014-2015 and First Vice-President 2015-2016, Toastmasters International. He holds the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters International.

“Toastmasters is a way of life,” Arunasalam says. “It helped me understand the philosophy of leadership, to give and receive respect, and to be humble.”

As International President, Arunasalam is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

Balraj Arunasalam

Balraj Arunasalam

Kaushal "Kal" Aras and Balraj Arunasalam

Kaushal "Kal" Aras and Balraj Arunasalam

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Season 4 - The Tao of Public Speaking and Presentation with Dr. Ali Binazir - Episode 42

Dr Ali Binazir is an author, speaker and clinical hypnotherapist and Happiness Engineer. He is the author of 4 books, including "The Tao of Dating: The Smart Woman's Guide to Being Absolutely Irresistible", the highest-rated dating book on Amazon for 4 years, and most recently, "Should I Go to Medical School: An Irreverent Guide to Pro and Cons of a Career in Medicine." He holds an honors degree from Harvard College, an M.D. from UC San Diego School of Medicine, and an M.Phil. from Cambridge University. Formerly a consultant at McKinsey & Co., he writes a popular column for Huffington Post and is based in San Francisco. He trains executive speakers with KNP Communications, and has given three TEDx talks by invitation: "Awaken Inner Creative Genius", "Love & the Empowered Woman", and "Happiness Engineering: A New Paradigm for Success."

Show Notes:

Dr. Ali Binazir - Profile and Website, Blogs

Book Recommendations: 

Why we sleep: unlocking the power of sleep and dreams" by matthew walker, ph.d.

The tao of dating: the thinking man's enlightened guide to success with women

Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential, by Matthew Kohut and John Neffinger

Steal the Show by Michael Port

Dr. Ali Binazir

Dr. Ali Binazir

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Season 4 - A supersoul conversation with Dr. C. Ronald S. Williams II - Episode 41

Dr. C. Ronald S. Williams II is founder and senior pastor of Mount Zion Fellowship in Highland Hills, Ohio. Dr. Williams founded Mount Zion on January 2, 1983 with 15 persons in attendance.  Today, Mount Zion has approximately 1,500 members. Dr. Williams has directed the development of numerous ministries that minister to those inside and outside the church. Dr. Williams is an accomplished gospel music composer, arranger, musician, and musical director. From 1977 to the present, he has recorded with The Messengers of Peace (1977–1982) and the Voices of Koinonia (1984–present). “My Soul Sings Hallelujah” is a piano concert by Dr. Williams, accompanied by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Voices of Koinonia. In addition, Dr. Williams has performed in concerts with such gospel artists as Donnie McClurkin and Kirk Franklin. He has performed at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square, and has appeared with Barry Manilow at Blossom Music Center. Dr. Williams has authored four books as well. Dr. Williams holds two doctoral degrees: Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Divinity. He has studied in the United States (Livingstone College, Ashland Theological Institute, Trinity Theological Seminary) and abroad at the institute of Holy Land Studies in Israel. Pastor Ron (as he is affectionately known) is a devoted, loving father to his two sons, Clifton and Christian.

Show Notes:

Dr. Williams Website

Recommendations: Gospel Music, YouTube Channel of Mt Zion Fellowship

Dr. C. Ronald S. Williams II

Dr. C. Ronald S. Williams II

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Season 4 - Winning the UK and Ireland Championship of Public Speaking with Simon Bucknall - Episode 36

Simon helps high-achieving professionals to connect, influence and inspire through the spoken word – when presenting, pitching and in key meetings.

A multiple, international award-winning speaker, Simon was a Finalist in the 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver, Canada – placing 2nd out of more than 30,000 speakers across the globe.

As a full-time speaker, facilitator and coach since 2008, Simon has helped professionals from all walks of life to be more impactful through the spoken word, including FTSE 100 & Fortune 100 executives, entrepreneurs, MBAs and academics as well as refugees, teachers, police officers, school children and the occasional prison inmate.

Clients include General Electric, HgCapital, TrendMicro, DPD, Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and Said Business School, London Business School, Cambridge University’s Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

His career background spans executive headhunting, blue-chip corporate brand strategy consulting plus a stint working in the House of Commons as Head of Office for a senior Parliamentarian. He has featured as an expert commentator on BBC World News, BBC London Radio, Channel 5 News and on international broadcast radio networks around the world.

Simon holds degrees from Oxford University and the London School of Oriental & African Studies. He is a Fellow of the UK Professional Speaking Association, the Royal Society for the Arts and Visiting Fellow in Professional Skills at London’s New College of the Humanities and Cambridge University.

In 2013, he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

Show Notes:

Book Recommendations: Dale Carnegie on Public Speaking, Bounce, Craig Valentine

Simon's FREE eBook  

UK & Ireland Champion of Public Speaking
Professional Speaker, Coach & Mentor
 

Simon Bucknall

Simon Bucknall

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