121 episodes

The Carlsbad Chamber Podcast is a podcast dedicated to connecting San Diego North County leaders in business, education and civic engagement. Join us every week as we talk with people dedicated to all aspects of our quality of life and are dedicated to leaving a lasting impact.

Carlsbad: People, Purpose and Impact Bret Schanzenbach

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Carlsbad Chamber Podcast is a podcast dedicated to connecting San Diego North County leaders in business, education and civic engagement. Join us every week as we talk with people dedicated to all aspects of our quality of life and are dedicated to leaving a lasting impact.

    Styling Your Life with Gazelle Parsa

    Styling Your Life with Gazelle Parsa

    Are you ready to unlock the secrets of style that could transform your life from the inside out? In episode 121 of "Carlsbad: People, Purpose, and Impact," we sit down with the incredibly inspiring Gazelle Parsa, founder of Gazelle Fashion and Style. From her journey across the globe from Persia to the heart of Carlsbad, Gazelle's story is nothing short of remarkable.
    Ever wondered how a piano teacher turned into a style maven? Gazelle opens up about her pivot from teaching music to embracing the world of skincare and style, and how becoming an esthetician was just the beginning. Discover how a medical spa owner became a life coach and then a certified style coach, merging the realms of personal well-being with fashion.
    In this episode, Gazelle unravels her philosophy that styling is a necessity, not a luxury, for a joyful and stress-free life. Learn how she's revolutionizing closets with her unique 'shop in your closet' approach and how her monthly pop-up shows are paving the way for sustainable fashion. Plus, Gazelle offers a golden nugget—a free 30-minute consultation to elevate your style game!
    So, are you curious about how a well-organized closet can lead to a happier you? Want to know more about dressing for your body shape and lifestyle? Tune in to this life-enhancing conversation and take the first step towards a more confident and stylish you! Check out Gazelle's transformative work on Facebook, Instagram and at GazelleFashionStyle.shop and join us for an episode that's all about embracing the best version of yourself, one outfit at a time. Listen now to Episode 121 of "Carlsbad: People, Purpose, and Impact" and let's get styled with purpose and impact!
    Gazelle Parsa's Bio:
    I’m an expert at helping my clients optimize their closet and present themselves in a flattering and stylish way. My passion is fashion and my goal is to empower my clients from inside out.

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    • 23 min
    Mortgage Magic with Carl Streicher

    Mortgage Magic with Carl Streicher

    Are you ready to dive into the world of mortgages and discover how they're shaping our community? In episode 120 of "Carlsbad: People, Purpose and Impact," we get the inside scoop from mortgage maestro Carl Streicher, a wizard in the lending landscape and a dedicated board member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
    Ever wondered how an aeronautical engineering student pivots to business economics and becomes a linchpin in the mortgage industry? Carl shares his unique journey from UC Davis to UC Santa Barbara, and into the heart of mortgage lending during its most tumultuous times. We'll traverse through history, from the savings and loan crisis to the 2008 financial meltdown, and emerge into today's challenging yet opportunity-rich market.
    Think it's a bad time to buy a house with the current high interest rates? Think again! Carl lays out the long-term perks of homeownership, from sweet appreciation to the magic of amortization, and even spills the beans on how to build generational wealth. Plus, he'll reveal how he's giving back through educational seminars and local housing initiatives.
    And because we're all about the personal touch here, Carl opens up about his family roots and the exciting paths his children are carving out in their careers.

    Don't miss this treasure trove of insights! For advice or a friendly chat on navigating the housing market, reach out to Carl at 760-805-9338 or carl@streicherteam.com. Check out Carl's website, Facebook, Instagram, X, and LinkedIn to find out more. Tune in, turn up the volume, and let's unlock the secrets of the mortgage world together!
    Carl Streicher's Bio:
    With over 30 years in the mortgage industry, Carl Streicher has been responsible for helping more than 2,500 families obtain home financing and achieve the dream of homeownership. His “hyper-local” approach to lending aims to deliver a higher level of knowledge and education to homeowners, enabling them to make solid and confident financing decisions.

    Carl has been a local resident of Carlsbad since 1990 and has enjoyed raising his family and being an active part of the community. From volunteering as a coach for local youth sports, actively participating at the local St. Patrick Catholic Church, and being a member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Carl continues to make a positive impact on the lives of others. He and his wife Jean enjoy their leisure time on the beach and exploring the coast. Boating, wine tasting, paddle boarding, and biking are among their favorite activities.

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    • 28 min
    From Navy to Caregiving Captain

    From Navy to Caregiving Captain

    Hey there, Carlsbad community! Are you ready to dive into the heartwarming world of caregiving with a twist of local pride? In Episode 119 of "Carlsbad: People, Purpose, and Impact," we have the pleasure of chatting with Navy veteran and compassionate entrepreneur, Matt August, owner of First Light Home Care of Carlsbad and La Jolla.
    Ever wondered what it takes to navigate the high seas of life after serving in the Navy? How does one go from ship navigation to steering a home care business towards success? Join us as Matt shares his incredible journey from veteran to healthcare hero, trucking business owner, and finally, to a leader in the home care industry.

    We'll explore how Matt's diverse career path, rich with leadership and team-building experiences, led him to provide non-medical in-home services that do more than just meet the basic needs—they aim to give clients their best day, every day. Whether it's running errands, preparing meals, or simply being a friend, Matt and his team are dedicated to enriching lives, especially those in our senior community and veterans in need.
    Curious about the different types of care available, or maybe you're a military spouse looking for a rewarding career opportunity? Tune in to discover the heart behind First Light Home Care and how you can get involved. Plus, get ready to smile as Matt shares a slice of his personal life with the "director of smiles," his granddaughter Addy.
    Don't miss this episode of "Carlsbad: People, Purpose, and Impact," where we celebrate the local heroes making a real difference. For more information, or to join Matt's team, visit firstlighthomecare.com/carlsbad. Connect with Matt on Facebook and LinkedIn. Let's make an impact together!
    Matt August's Bio:
    As a Navy Veteran with a steadfast commitment to service, I've navigated a diverse career path that has led me from the front lines of healthcare to the dynamic world of corporate operations. Armed with a Master's degree in business, my journey began with direct patient care upon leaving the Navy, where I witnessed firsthand the impact of compassionate support on individuals' lives.
    Transitioning into the corporate realm, I've dedicated myself to optimizing operations and fostering growth within various companies. Over the years, I've honed my leadership skills, building and guiding teams across diverse sectors. Yet, amidst the complexities of corporate landscapes, I discovered my true passion lies in empowering people.
    My career's pinnacle moment arrived when I embarked on a new venture as an owner of First Light Home Care. Here, I found alignment with an organization whose mission deeply resonated with my values: ensuring that every individual experiences their best day, every day. At First Light, I've embraced a philosophy rooted in simplicity, focusing unwaveringly on two key elements: our cherished clients and the remarkable Care Givers who support them.

    Driven by a genuine joy for working with people and witnessing their growth, I continue to champion a culture of empathy, integrity, and excellence in all endeavors. As I navigate the ever-evolving landscape of home care, I remain steadfast in my commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

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    • 25 min
    From Cleats to Finance: Christian's Playbook

    From Cleats to Finance: Christian's Playbook

    Hey, Carlsbad community! Ever wondered what it takes to transition from college football stardom to financial advising, all while making a lasting impact in your hometown? In episode 118 of "Carlsbad: People, Purpose and Impact," we get the inside scoop from none other than Christian Chapman, former SDSU quarterback and financial advisor at Strong Financial Network.
    Christian's story isn't just about touchdowns; it's a tale of resilience and dedication. From his nomadic childhood to his impressive tenure at SDSU, and his decision to hang up his cleats after an MCL injury, Christian's journey is nothing short of inspiring. But how did he pivot from potential NFL dreams to becoming a financial maven in Carlsbad?
    We dive into the nitty-gritty of Christian's comprehensive approach to financial planning and how he's navigated the tricky waters of advising during a pandemic. Plus, don't miss his candid thoughts on the evolving world of college football and NIL agreements.
    And if you think Christian's passion ends with finance, think again! He's also a dedicated community coach and the driving force behind the Carlsbad High Noon Rotary Club's scholarship efforts.
    Ready to be inspired? Tune in to this incredible story of local impact and discover how Christian Chapman is shaping the future, one quarterback and one portfolio at a time.
    For financial guidance or to join Christian's mission in supporting Carlsbad's students, reach out through the Strong Financial Network website, call 707-262-1880, check out the Facebook page or email ChristianChapman@jestrong.com.
    Christian Chapman's Bio:
    As an LPL Advisor, Christian assists clients with their financial planning and portfolio management needs. He resides in Carlsbad, California, and works in a virtual format with clients as well as regularly scheduled appointment times in our Lakeport office and now Vista, CA office. Prior to joining Strong Financial Network in October 2020, Christian spent a year working for a financial firm in Carlsbad.
    Christian graduated from San Diego State University in 2019 where he was a 3-year starting quarterback for the San Diego State football team and broke the record for the winningest quarterback in school history. In his spare time, Christian likes returning to his alma mater Carlsbad High School and coaching football. In addition to, being a part of the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club.

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    • 21 min
    Molding Future Leaders at Military School

    Molding Future Leaders at Military School

    Hey there, listeners! Have you ever wondered what it takes to shape the leaders of tomorrow? Or how a military school experience can impact a young man's life beyond just preparing him for armed service? Well, you're in for a treat with Episode 117 of the "Carlsbad: People, Purpose, and Impact" podcast!
    This time around, we sit down with an exceptional guest, Lieutenant Colonel Roland Miraco, commandant of cadets at the prestigious Army Navy Academy. Roland isn't just a decorated military veteran with tours in Iraq and Bosnia Herzegovina under his belt; he's also a proud alumnus of the academy and has been instrumental in nurturing the next generation of changemakers.
    In this episode, we'll dive into the academy's rich history, its mission to mold young men of character, and the diverse futures its cadets pursue—from Ivy League halls to innovative industries. Roland will share how the school's unique all-boys boarding model, small class sizes, and new programs like culinary arts and aviation are setting students up for success.
    But that's not all! Roland gets personal, sharing his own journey from cadet to commandant, and how his family is continuing the legacy. Plus, we'll bust some myths about military schools and hear heartwarming success stories of students who've thrived under the academy's guidance.
    Curious to learn more? Roland extends an invitation to explore the Army Navy Academy's offerings. Tune in to this insightful conversation and discover a community dedicated to excellence right here in Carlsbad. Don't forget to check out the academy's website or call the Admissions Department at 760-729-2385 for more info. You can connect with Roland on LinkedIn as well. Listen, learn, and be inspired—right here on "Carlsbad: People, Purpose, and Impact."
    Roland Miraco's Bio:
    Lieutenant Colonel Miraco graduated from Army and Navy Academy in 1990. After attending the Academy, he moved on to New Mexico Military Institute. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.
    Roland served in the United States Army for 29 years. He was an Artillery Officer in Germany, Bosnia, and Fort Sill. He taught ROTC at the University of Southern California and was an Academic Chair at the Naval Postgraduate School. As an Information Operations Officer, Roland served with the Department of the Army Staff, and the Undersecretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict at the Pentagon, Division Staff at Fort Bliss, TX, and Branch Manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He also completed two tours in Iraq, from 2005-2006 and 2009-2010.
    He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Long Beach. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, the Basic Cyber Planners Course, the Electronic Warfare Planners Course, the Military Deception Planners Course, and the US Army Command and General Staff College. Roland’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three stars, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Badge and the Army Staff Badge. He also earned the Joint Meritorious Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Superior Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster.

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    • 27 min
    Designing Dreams in Carlsbad

    Designing Dreams in Carlsbad

    Ever wondered how a graphic design guru shapes our visual world and impacts our local community? In episode 116 of the Carlsbad: People, Purpose and Impact podcast, I, Bret Schanzenbach, dive into the colorful life of Naila Sfeir, president of Calder Eames Design and a dedicated board member of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
    From a high school print shop to the corridors of Sony Electronics, Naila's journey is a masterclass in evolving passion into a thriving career. But what happens when corporate life gives way to entrepreneurial dreams? Naila shares her bold leap from a secure job to launching her own design firm with her husband, Barry.
    Discover how building relationships in the Carlsbad Chamber led to nationwide projects and why Naila believes trust is the cornerstone of business success. Plus, get a personal look at how her family values creativity and service, with sons Jordan and Brandon pursuing their unique paths in filmmaking and gemology.
    Ready to be inspired by Naila's story and learn how design and community go hand in hand? Tune in to this episode and visit calderames.com to connect with the visionary behind some of the most captivating designs in the business world. Don't miss out on this blend of art, impact, and heart!
    Calder Eames:Calder Eames is an experienced, creative, graphic design agency working with businesses nationwide — creatively crafting their brand’s story and developing marketing strategies that make them stand out. Calder Eames specializes in graphics, branding, and marketing solutions that provide our clients with a consistent and strong presence both online and offline.
    Portfolio: https://caldereames.myportfolio.com/
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    • 34 min

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