99 episodes

Each week, The Intentional Encourager Podcast shares inspiring, entertaining and enlightening stories of real people, their triumphs, tragedies and a piece of Intentional Encouragement.

The Intentional Encourager Podcas‪t‬ Brian Sexton

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Each week, The Intentional Encourager Podcast shares inspiring, entertaining and enlightening stories of real people, their triumphs, tragedies and a piece of Intentional Encouragement.

    Episode 93 with Advisor, Public Speaker and Founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises Brian J. Esposito

    Episode 93 with Advisor, Public Speaker and Founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises Brian J. Esposito

    Advisor, Public Speaker and Founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises Brian J. Esposito joins this episode to talk about: * Being afraid of having one egg in one basket.* Building an ecosystem and diving into diversification.* Not being Money-oriented, following the passion and protecting time and integrity.* Comparing Business leaders to Professional athletes and needing a team to win.* The value of practice, training and coaching as a Baseball player translating to business.* State of mind is critical to success.* Starting his first company in the Beauty business after seeing his father's success in the same industry.* Learning to communicate his success to his father without arrogance.* Staying in his lane for over 15 years but realizing he was missing opportunities.* The incredible life lesson he learned from a Car accident.* Seeing people accomplishing dreams is addicting.Connect with Brian on LinkedIn, Email: brian@eie.rocks and on Twitter @brianjespositoWatch this episode on YouTube: https://lnkd.in/dv74JrM

    • 58 min
    Episode 92 with Host of the Meet Me In The Field Podcast and South African Addiction and Wellness Specialist Freddie van Rensburg

    Episode 92 with Host of the Meet Me In The Field Podcast and South African Addiction and Wellness Specialist Freddie van Rensburg

    Host of the Meet Me In The Field Podcast and South African Addiction and Wellness Specialist Freddie van Rensburg joins this episode to talk about:
    The energy of the host and guest in recording a podcast.
    Growing up in a Christian home and moving away from God in his late teens and early 20's.
    Becoming addicted to drugs at 42 and entering rehab.
    Discovering his addiction began at 5 with perfectionism and at 13 with athletics and suffering with anxiety.
    Believing the way he thought was unacceptable and thinking he had to be perfect to be accepted. 
    Having a desire for greatness born from insecurity. 
    His parents buying a home in a town in South Africa called Triumph, a former area designed for relocated Black South Africans. 
    Being taught selective history in school and not knowing who Nelson Mandela was until he entered University and its impact on him.
    The greatest journey is the journey to self-love and creating a world of love. 
    Connect with Freddie on Facebook (Freddy van Rensburg) or www.freedie.org.za
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9eqfAoC8Lko

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    Episode 91 with Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker and Co-Author of the Go-Giver Book Series Bob Burg

    Episode 91 with Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker and Co-Author of the Go-Giver Book Series Bob Burg

    Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker and Co-Author of the Go-Giver Book Series Bob Burg joins this episode to talk about:
    * Being very fortunate that he tailored his travel schedule and doing speaking virtually before COVID-19.
    * His business partner being a genius and shifting their business proactively before COVID-19 and loving Virtual speaking.
    * The medium mattering less than the message and the difference between speaking Live and Virtually.
    * Noticing the people who weren't receiving the message when he first got into speaking, tailoring the effect they had on him and the message and correcting that behavior.
    * The early adopters of The Go-Giver series and the impact of his Co-Author on the series.
    * The anti-business sentiment in our society today.
    * The power of Third-Party credibility.
    * Growing up in the Boston area, becoming a Radio Sportscaster.
    * His hero in Sportscasting giving him Intentional encouragement.
    * Interviewing Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr and seeing how Orr       treated people empathetically.
    * The adjustment of moving from the Northeast to the Midwest and taking his "Boston accent" with him.
    * Transitioning into Sales, devouring books by Zig Ziglar and Tom Hopkins and finding a process that made him immediately successful.
    * Presenting Zig Ziglar with the first "Go-Giver Award" and doing an impersonation tribute to him.
    * Zig sharing with him about learning something new every day.
    * Having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), succeeding in spite of OCD and being overly empathetic.
    * Making your target about serving others and believing in your personal mission.
    Connect with Bob on LinkedIn; bob@burg.com or through his websites: www.thegogiver.com or www.burg.com
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/k21huhbOEkg

    • 53 min
    Episode 90 with Computer Scientist and Negativity Terminator Dimitry Ortiz

    Episode 90 with Computer Scientist and Negativity Terminator Dimitry Ortiz

    Computer Scientist and Negativity Terminator Dimitry Ortiz stops by this episode to talk about:
    Some people telling a singular story. 
    The power of perseverance and how to harness your actions.
    Having clarity about what you want. 
    The biggest difference between people and animals.
    Favoring collaboration over competition.
    Losing a 5-year old business at the beginning of COVID-19.
    Growing up in the midst of Civil War in Guatemala.
    Moving to the United States as a 10-year old and the one sentence he memorized.
    Relocating to Utah in High school, having a wonderful culture shock and learning to stand out, rather than fit in.
    Being a Full-time missionary and realizing the joy of serving.
    Learning that selling was the greatest skill he would develop. 
    Being separated from his son as his marriage was ending and being tempted with things that could destroy him.
    Using honesty as his best weapons.
    Being created to be creators.
    Connect with Dimitry on LinkedIn. or dortiz@scalethroughautomation.com
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tOl1IBlddpI

    • 57 min
    Episode 89 with Fractional CMO, Author and LinkedIn Strategist Monte Clark

    Episode 89 with Fractional CMO, Author and LinkedIn Strategist Monte Clark

    Fractional CMO, Author and LinkedIn Strategist Monte Clark joins this episode to talk about:
    His best food recommendation in the Kansas City area.
    Working on his business intentionally and treating LinkedIn as a Live networking event. 
    Knowing there's a plan from God and a foundation in life.
    Not having a One-sided conversation on Social media and building your own marketplace on it. 
    Engaging more authentically and how the more you give, the more it comes back to you.
    Being dependent on other people to be successful and deciding at some point to be more independent. 
    Transitioning from Graphic Design to Sales and believing in Relationship Sales. 
    Growing up a Pastor's kid and teaching himself technology.
    Having a unique relationship with God and holding on to authentic intentionality each day.
    Having 5 different companies fail and realizing the greatest learning comes from failure. 
    Facing bankruptcy and divorce that caused a crisis of faith and the decision he faced in it. 
    The dire need for authenticity. 
    Connect with Monte on Linked and Facebook or go to www.monteclark.com
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/V89x79GL8Ew

    • 59 min
    Episode 88 with Visionary Leader, Team Builder and a Man of Purpose, Jason Ricks

    Episode 88 with Visionary Leader, Team Builder and a Man of Purpose, Jason Ricks

    Visionary Leader, Team Builder and a Man of Purpose, Jason Ricks joins this episode to talk about:
    * The impact of COVID on his home state of Nebraska and limited access to beef.
    * What Nebraska was like with the prospect of no football in the fall and it's emotional toll on the state.
    * Being a 13-year old working for his Dad in the family business and replacing an employee who had a fatal Heart attack.
    * His Dad recognizing he was curious to learn and having a gift with people.
    * Leaving his Dad's business to make his own name in his work.
    * Becoming a People manager the day he graduated High school and learning the power of versatility.
    * Joining the United States Air Force after a change of leadership in his company.
    * Being in the Air Force during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist attack on the United States.
    * Leaving the Air Force to have a more stable life only to have his marriage implode.
    * Trying to be a Stockbroker, losing everything and crying out to God to help him do things right and make things count.
    * Understanding everything he went through would eventually make sense and there would be peace and opportunity after a hardship.
    Connect with Jason on LinkedIn, YouTube and at www.thejasonricks.com
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B15kPAyt9qw

    • 41 min

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