162 – Dan Quiggle: President & CEO of The Quiggle Group; Author of “Lead Like Reagan”

headshotDanDan Quiggle founded The Quiggle Group to promote and expand excellence in leadership. Through Leadership Retreats, Corporate Training and Keynote Speaking, meaningful, tangible educational components are introduced which add real-life value to the pursuit of leadership excellence – both personally and professionally. The premiere program, “The Reagan Experience”, is unique, customized training held at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA.

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Beginning his professional career in the Office of Ronald Reagan, Dan learned leadership personally from the master himself – Ronald Reagan. Politics aside, President Reagan was one of the most gifted leaders our nation has seen in a generation and Dan was right there to see up close how President Reagan used and applied his natural skills to not only impact the lives of those around him, but lead the Free World! Dan has spent his career emulating and refining the skills he observed directly from President Reagan and is passionate about sharing his experiences with a new generation of leaders.

Having successfully started five companies in fields as varied as retail distribution and medical technology, Dan has the hands-on experience to authentically communicate with today’s top business leaders. As a graduate of UCLA, Dan currently serves as President and CEO of America’s Choice Title Company, recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 2nd fastest growing title agency in America. He is a company founder and serves on the Board of Directors. Dan’s professional accomplishments give him the experience and credibility needed to successfully support the leadership growth of any professional.

Dan serves as Dean of Faculty for the Leadership Institute, based in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he speaks on public policy and leadership in cities throughout the country. The position also allows him the opportunity to meet with many of the Institute’s top donors, including some of the most successful and influential people in the country. Dan has also been a candidate for Congress in Florida and has served as the Florida State Chairman of Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy group committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens to participate in the public policy process.

Recently recognized as one of the top speakers for Vistage, a nationwide CEO think tank, Dan’s message will inspire and impact all who hear it. Dan has been speaking on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence throughout North America and Internationally for the past 20 years. Dan has shared his messages of business success and motivation with America’s top corporations and associations, including Genworth Financial, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, and Coldwell Banker. He has spoken in large and small settings for corporations and educational institutions, been featured on the Fox News Channel and has been covered by The Wall Street Journal. Dan is passionate about inspiring great leadership by sharing effective traits and principles exhibited by some of the most successful individuals in the nation.

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Lead Like Reagan uses the example of Ronald Reagan, along with prominent and influential business leaders, to demonstrate what leadership at the highest levels looks like, why it is effective, and how it can be successfully emulated. With experience from his work in the Office of Ronald Reagan following President Reagan’s return to California, Dan Quiggle applies Reagan’s leadership lessons to life and business in meaningful, memorable ways.Sitting at the feet of greatness and having a front row seat to personally observe what Ronald Reagan did and said, made an indelible mark on Dan’s own personal leadership style, shaping his thoughts about the key traits of great leaders; Lead Like Reagan reveals a unique leadership template, applicable throughout industries and professions.





161 – Dr. Shefali: Clinical Psychologist, Author, Speaker

Dr. ShefaliCLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: Dr. Shefali specializes in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy bringing together the best of both worlds in her work with clients. As an expert in family dynamics and personal development, Dr. Shefali works with a range of clients from children and couples to business leaders and corporations. Dr. Shefali has a private practice in NYC. If you wish to contact Dr. Shefali, you can reach her at: drshefali@globalid.com.

Visit her website: DrShefali.com

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AUTHOR: Dr. Shefali’s books address pivotal issues that effect our children’s future. Her books have been endorsed by leaders of both the psychological and wisdom traditions. Her first book is the multi-award-winning book The Conscious Parent – Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children. Forwarded by HH The Dalai Lama, this book revolutionizes the way we parent ourselves and our children. Her latest book: Out of Control – Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn’t Work and What Will teaches parents how to effectively create change in their families.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Shefali is a keynote speaker who presents at conferences and workshops around the world. Some of the venues at which Dr. Shefali has presented are: Wisdom 2.0, TEDx, Kellogg Business School, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and many more. She has had key collaborations with Goldie Hawn’s MindUp Foundation, Kids in the House and many educational and transformational centers around the world.

FOUNDER, GLOBAL Inner Disarmament: Dr. Shefali is spearheading a movement towards Inner Disarmament. She believes that it is only through a process of disarming our inner conflicts that we can manifest a conflict-free world in our other lives. The process of inner disarmament allows not only the individual to be free, but also transforms families, corporate cultures, and ultimately, entire societies.


consiousparentingTHE CONSCIOUS PARENT

Transforming Ourselves Empowering our Children

This innovative parenting style recognizes the child’s potential to spark a deep soul-searching leading to transformation in parents. Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents’ psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parent’s development.

Once parents are learning alongside their children, power, control, and dominance become an archaic language. Instead, mutual kinship and spiritual partnership are the focus of the parent-child journey.

Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results from this, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunctionality.

In contrast, in Dr. Tsabary’s conscious approach to parenting, children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self.



Why Discipline your child doesn’t work… and what will

This breakthrough new book reveals why the disciplinary strategies we use with our children are ineffective. Dr. Shefali asserts that to parent effectively requires us to develop a deep connection with our children, so that we address the feelings that drive a child’s behavior instead of punishing them. Far from a laissez-faire approach, Dr. Shefali advocates for a high level of parental resolve that majors not in control and domination, but in helping a child develop a sense of personal responsibility. Filled with practical wisdom, this book lays a path to forge a new and empowered relationship with our children.

160 – Mark Divine: Former Navy Seal & Serial Entrepreneur

Mark_DivineBriefly About Mark Divine:

– NYT Best seller, WSJ Best seller and #1 Amazon for books
– Ranked the #1 trainee of SEAL BUDS/class number 170
– Served 9 years on active duty and 11 years as a Reserve Seal, retiring as Commander in 2011
– Founded NavySeals.com, the leading website for gear and information about the Seals
– Launched US Tactical, leading to increased quality of life for Seals and became the inspiration for

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– SEALFIT has helped thousands transform their lives, both online and on-site in Encinitas, California
– Mark is a highly sought after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss Seal way of life

Mark Divine is from upstate New York with a degree in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Mark’s first career was with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) as a Certified Public Accountant. Clients included luminous financial firms such as Solomon Brothers and Paine Weber.

Four years after joining Coopers, Mark left behind the corporate world to pursue his vision to become an elite Navy SEAL officer. At 26 he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on Active Duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.

Mark embarked on his third career as an entrepreneur in 1996 by co-founding the successful Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) and founding the web e-commerce site www.NavySEALs.com. He later sold his interest in CBC, but continues to run NavySEALs.com as the leading web site for gear and information about the SEALs. In 2006 he launched US Tactical, a government contracting business where he gained contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support and with the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. This latter program was credited with increasing the quality of Navy SEAL candidates and reducing the attrition rate at BUD/s by up to 5% and was the inspiration for SEALFIT.

Mark was an adjunct professor of leadership at the University of San Diego, where he left a PHD program due to the Iraq war Reserve call up. In Baghdad with the SEALs again in 2004, he conducted a special study for the DOD on the role of the USMC in the Special Operations Community. Upon return home he decided to focus fully on his business and family.

Mark is an accomplished martial artist with black belts in Seido and Goju Ryu Karate, a military hand to hand combat certification in SCARS and senior ranking in Saito Nijutsu. He is teacher trained in Ashtanga Yoga, and created the innovative Unbeatable Warrior Yoga program taught to his students.
After working with thousands of special ops candidates and professionals developing mental toughness, Mark self-published his first book Unbeatable Mind in 2011 and launched the at-home study program www.unbeatablemind.com. He is also the author of The Way of the SEAL published by Readers Digest and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT published by St. Martins Press.

SEALFIT is uniquely effective at developing elite level physical fitness and mental toughness. The program has helped thousands to operate at an entirely new level in their personal and professional lives, and is used by military, first responders and sheepdog-like professionals of all stripes worldwide.

Mark is a highly sought after speaker for corporations where his Unbeatable Mind program is helping to forge mental toughness among business leaders. He lives in Encinitas, CA., several blocks from the SEALFIT Training Center, the 20,000 square foot facility where he enjoys training with his family and team.

Certifications, experience, honors

• CPA, New York State
• BUD/s class 170 Honor man
• SEAL TEAM 3 Platoon CDR
• Commanding Officer, NR SEAL TEAM 1
• Commander, US Navy Reserves
• Colonel, Kentucky Order of Colonels
• Ambassador, SEAL (NSW) Foundation
• Ashtanga Yoga Instructor training
• Author, 8 Weeks to SEALFIT, Way of the SEAL, Unbeatable Mind
S.C.A.R.S. Military H2H instructor
• Seido Karate: black belt
• Goju Ryu Karate: black belt
• Saito Ninjitsu: brown belt
• Special Adviser to Women’s Olympic Cycling Team
• Warrior Yoga founder and head instructor
• Adviser, Spartan Race inc.
• Board Member, CSSP, Performance Psychology
• US Army Master Fitness Course
• Various special operations courses – advanced Free Fall, SDV Operator, Leadership

Lesser-known Fact:
Mark founded the always-packed Coronado Brewing Company, and was nicknamed Cyborg in the SEALs

About Mark’s Latest Book
In The Way of the SEAL, Mark outlines exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, greater intuition and inner strength. You’ll learn to approach your goals in life like a SEAL approaches his or her targets—with the utmost precision and never-fail determination. Way of the SEAL will act as a practical guide for businesspeople, athletes or anyone who wants to be an elite operator in his or her life, helping you tap into 20x your current perceived ability. For more about this book and to get it from Amazon, click here.

About The Unbeatable Mind Program
This is the ultimate, at-home training program that guides you through the mental and physical transformation you need to attack your life like a SEAL. You’ll discover what’s currently holding you back, uncover your unique purpose and mission, build laser-like focus, master your mind, harden your body, and learn to perform at the highest level each day. This step-by-step monthly video coaching program features training from Mark and his team and can be taken and applied anytime, day or night, from anywhere in the world. Click here to learn more about how you can get started.

About Mark’s Bootcamp Intensives
If you really want to take your performance to the next level without compromise, then consider attending one of Mark’s live, hands-on training events at SEALFIT Encinitas, California. There, he and his team will take you through the ultimate transformation as you’re pushed beyond your limits, just like SEALS are during their training. You’ll arrive unsure, and leave with the confidence and know-how to get the most from every single area of your life. There are several different options, ranging from 1-day all the way to 3 week intensives. Click here to learn more about the different camps.

159 – Kary Oberbrunner: Transformational Leadership Expert, Author of “Day Job to Dream Job”

b_wkary-11-300x200Kary Oberbrunner left his day job to pursue his dream jobIgniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy.

Kary struggled finding his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others achieve their true potential. He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the non-profit community.

The author of several books, he earned his doctorate in Transformational Leadership. Kary also serves as a founding partner on the John Maxwell Team. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with 3 amazing children and live in Columbus, OH.



Like 86% of the population Kary felt imprisoned by his day job. He knew to break free from prison he needed a plan, just like Andy Dufresne. Rather, than just dream, he decided to turn his passion into a full-time gig. After “going pro” he put his 9 step plan in a book called Day Job to Dream Job.

Millions of people are squandering their talents and wasting their time in jobs they don’t love. They feel trapped and dissatisfied, afraid to risk their financial security to pursue their dreams. But anyone can make the leap from day job to dream job–with the right amount of knowledge, encouragement, and guts. Author, life coach, Day-Job-to-Dream-Job-3D2-300x2811and speaker Kary Oberbrunner shows readers how to launch their dream jobs and experience the freedom to go as they please, earn as they wish, and live as they like.

His nine proven steps will help readers “jailbreak” from their day jobs without relying on an MBA, investors, or a lucky break. They’ll will discover how to:

  • overcome self-limiting beliefs that sabotage success
  • start lean and stay lean by ignoring conventional thinking
  • build a dream team of experts committed to their cause
  • carve out a niche and get noticed in a noisy world
  • market beforehand to create critical momentum
  • monetize a message to its full potential
  • achieve personal clarity, competence, and confidence
  • earn greater influence, impact, and income in the marketplace

Through sharing his own story and the success of others who have followed his process, Kary shows readers that anyone can turn their passion into a full-time gig.


158 – Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie – A Journey To The Heart of Leadership

Terry StarbuckerTerry “Starbucker” St. Marie is a native Midwesterner now living in Portland, Oregon.  He’s been in the business world for over 32 years in various leadership positions, most recently as the SVP of Operations for Bresnan Communications, a cable TV operator in the Rocky Mountain west.

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Since 2010 Terry has been out on my own as a business consultant, strategist, coach and angel investor – see my “Terry’s Hire Me” page.  He’s also honored to have been recently named one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine

Terry’s career’s biggest passion has been the practice of what he calls More Human Leadership. It’s a philosophy that is unabashedly personal –  all about positivity, purpose, empathy & compassion, humility, and love.   Terry’s site centers on what it means to be a More Human leader, and the fantastic benefit that can spring from it, the Success Trifecta – a successful company, a happy team, and a fulfilled YOU. (To find out more, see Terry’s  “What is More Human Leadership” page).

Terry also talks about More Human leadership with some great authors and thought leaders on his More Human Podcast, available on iTunes.more-human-podcast

Terry started his career way back in 1982 as a CPA for a public accounting firm, and got my first taste of executive life in 1987, getting thrown into the deep end of the management pool at the age of 27.  Terry learned so much from that experience, and he summarized those lessons in his e-book “Leadership From a Glass Half-Full: The 5 Lessons You Need to Learn Before You Jump Into the Pool”  (click here to download).

Since then, Terry spent the better part of 23 years in the cable TV business, which has been yet another wonderful training ground, since it is so focused on people  – the people in the business who serve the customers, and the customers themselves.  It was by serving those people Terry discovered that to really hit the success trifecta,  HE HAD to go beyond the prototype of a typical “boss” and become a More Human Leader.