Jamie Geller is one of the most sought after Jewish food personalities worldwide. But her career as a food personality was less than predictable as she began unable to cook. After years of hard work, dedication and devotion, she now runs Joyofkosher.com, a magazine and has published three cookbooks, all while juggling her responsibilities as a wife and mother. In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Jamie shares insights on how to set a vision and stay focused even through adversity. She imparts advice on dealing with criticism, finding the right mentors and partnerships, and feeling the joy in everything you do. She discusses how she has been able to balance her obligations at work and at home and how her family gives her the support and energy to achieve her dreams.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Saul Blinkoff shares his journey and how he became an animator for Walt Disney Studios working on the hit films Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, and Tarzan. Since starting at Disney, Saul directed and co-directed features for MTV, Disney and multiple national commercials. Saul shares his story on how he went from a kid with a dream to landing a coveted internship at Disney. He shares insights and advice for how to succeed even if your goal seems unreachable and you feel outmatched by your competition.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, I spoke with David Lieberman, Ph.D., a noted speaker and award-winning author whose techniques have been used by the FBI, the Navy and Fortune 500 companies. In this interview, Dr. Lieberman explains the concept of free will, how to make quality decisions and the impact those choices have on our reality. He charts a path to positive self-esteem, self-awareness and personal happiness.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie speaks with Jason Gelber, co-founder of BD Health Services. After receiving his master's degree in mental health and addiction, Jason did an internship in a drug rehabilitation facility. Jason saw the way the facility treated its patients and felt that he could create a better and more effective experience for people suffering from addiction. Gelber, and his partner, sought to open their own facility, but hit one obstacle after another. Everyone they turned to, discouraged them. They didn’t have the money, the space or the experience. But they had the vision and the self-confidence and that was enough to launch their first facility. Now, BD Health Services host four facilities, have helped hundreds of people, and have exceeded everyone’s expectations. Jason shares his thoughts on how he was able to overcome the odds, launch his company, and grow it to success.
On this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie spoke with Joel Mael, the Vice Chairman of the Miami Marlins. Joel shares insights on how to not only how to grow a company, but how to do so under the scrutiny of the public eye. Joel deals with staying focused against opposition and criticism. He shares his opinions about the value of natural talent, hard work and being passionate about what you do. He shares insight on what it takes to be a major league athlete and successful franchise. If you are a sports fan, you don’t want to miss this.
In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Charlie talks with David Tawil, President of Maglan Capital about his experience going from a prominent attorney to running an event-driven Hedge Fund. David shares his thoughts from how to pick an area to focus on when starting your own business to how most people cannot achieve success without stumbling and falling along the way. David shared a few of his theories on success and honesty and gave tips that every entrepreneur needs to hear to protect themselves. David trusted his instincts and his partner and used his experience to rise above adversity to achieve success. His story is truly unique and not to be missed.