100 episodes

On Fraternity Foodie, we will have some of the tough conversations in Fraternity and Sorority Life with the leading speakers and experts in the industry. We'll discuss topics such as hazing prevention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, recruitment, diversity, and any issue involving college students today to help make our campuses safer and stronger.

Fraternity Foodie Podcast by Greek University Michael Ayalon

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

On Fraternity Foodie, we will have some of the tough conversations in Fraternity and Sorority Life with the leading speakers and experts in the industry. We'll discuss topics such as hazing prevention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, recruitment, diversity, and any issue involving college students today to help make our campuses safer and stronger.

    Gabriella Pelosi & Danielle Vallas: What is the difference between anxiety and stress at college?

    Gabriella Pelosi & Danielle Vallas: What is the difference between anxiety and stress at college?

    Our next guests make up D&G Wellness Consulting! D&G Wellness Consulting fosters a culture of health and wellness to create long-lasting positive change in the office, at school, and at home. Gabriella Pelosi is a licensed mental health counselor, a school mental health counselor, and private practice clinician. Danielle Vallas is a licensed mental health counselor, a wellness educator and former school mental health counselor, private practice clinician, and graduate school professor. In episode 331 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what are some of the mental health challenges with college students today, what is mindful counseling, what benefits students would get from a mental health toolkit, the difference between anxiety versus stress, how students can create a healthy body image, what causes an eating disorder and where can students go for more support, healthier alternatives to dealing with stress, what should students do when they experience burnout, what are the warning signs of mental health issues for college students, and what should a fraternity brother or sorority sister do if they see these warning signs. Enjoy!

    • 43 min
    Wade Thomas: What is heart-based leadership, and how does it help organizations grow?

    Wade Thomas: What is heart-based leadership, and how does it help organizations grow?

    Our next guest is the author of “From the Heart: Achieving Epic Results Through Building a Heart-Based Culture of Compassion and Empathy”. For over two decades, Wade Thomas has served as a strategic talent executive who guides leaders to develop and shape organizations from the perspective of high-performance management coupled with compassion and empathy. In episode 330 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Wade chose Stetson University, what are the different types of entrepreneurs out there, what was the biggest business mistake Wade made, what is heart-based leadership, how students can make an impact as a leader, how we can lead amongst so much uncertainty around us, what skills a leader should possess, the biggest myth about business success, and what new things we will learn from reading Wade's book. Enjoy!

    • 31 min
    Brian Galke: What is Facial Feature Analysis & how can it help college students build relationships?

    Brian Galke: What is Facial Feature Analysis & how can it help college students build relationships?

    With over two decades of business coaching, speaking, training and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experiences, Brian Galke’s view on sales training is radically different. Brian appreciates, and shares with listeners, that finding a connecting point with your potential customer is key to successful selling and relationship building. He believe that finding a way to engage with every person you meet allows you to support in the growth of others. Early in life Brian was fascinated by the science behind body language, micro-expressions and Facial Feature Recognition. The science has been used in anything from jury trial selection to pre-defining a face on Facebook. Brian’s passion to effectively teach this technique and skill to everyone is a passion. Check out the QR code at the end of this video to connect with Brian for speaking or consulting opportunities!
    In episode 329 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Brian chose Texas Tech, how he was able to get over his own social anxiety, what is Facial Feature Analysis and why we haven't heard about it, how to sell more with Facial Feature Analysis, how college students can use it to build rapport with others quickly, how it can help to enhance relationships with large groups of people, how it can help you find a better dating match, and the importance of having a mentor for college students.

    • 29 min
    Brandy Wilson Edwards: How did alcohol push you away from who you were and where you wanted to be?

    Brandy Wilson Edwards: How did alcohol push you away from who you were and where you wanted to be?

    On the Fraternity Foodie Podcast today, we have attorney and motivational speaker Brandy Wilson Edwards! Brandy empowers you to be a zealous advocate for yourself and make courageous choices. She helps bridge the gap between personal and professional development, and she encourages you to embrace your uniqueness so you bring more of your personality into everything that you do. With her love for everything pink she is not your typical attorney. She is a multi-passionate creative, a published author, and is also certified to teach yoga and mindfulness. Brandy leverages her life experiences to help you take control of your life, follow your happiness and pursue your potential. In episode 328, we find out why the University of North Texas was the right school for Brandy, what was special about the members of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority that made her want to join, how alcohol was pushing her away from who she was and where she wanted to be, how practicing yoga, journaling, and meditating turned that all around, what happened when she stopped drinking alcohol, how she worked through imposter syndrome and gained confidence, what are 5 actionable steps students can apply both personally and professionally to take control of their lives, and how she become intentional and prioritized her happiness. Enjoy!

    • 32 min
    Tracy Rector: Why did you want to produce the film "No Ordinary Love" on intimate partner violence?

    Tracy Rector: Why did you want to produce the film "No Ordinary Love" on intimate partner violence?

    In episode 327 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we interview Tracy Rector. She is a speaker, an award-winning film producer, an author, and a survivor who uses her voice to raise awareness of gender-based violence. USA Today recognized her film, No Ordinary Love, as one of the "biggest summer movies" in 2021. She's spoken at events in the US, including Guam, Asia Pacific and the UK. Tracy served as board chair of the 2nd largest domestic violence agency in Texas. Her passion and energy are ever-present on stage. After the film's release, she launched PROJECT #RaiseAwareness to screen the film at colleges as a Title IX event. We find out why she decided to attend Texas Tech for her undergraduate experience, what was special about Tri Delta Sorority that made her want to join, why did she decide to produce the film "No Ordinary Love" on intimate partner violence, what was surprising about the reactions she got from people watching the film, what college students think about the film, what we can do to prevent intimate partner violence from happening in the future, how can Title IX offices be more effective on college campuses, whether fraternity or sorority members have an obligation to get involved, and Tracy's next steps in her mission. Enjoy!

    • 37 min
    David D’Orazi: How did mental illness in your family impact your life?

    David D’Orazi: How did mental illness in your family impact your life?

    In episode number 326 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we have David D’Orazi as our guest, an author. He’s taken all the information from his sister’s diaries and scrapbooks since the early 1960’s and wrote an incredible book with it. David graduated from UC Irvine, and then got his Masters in Business at Cal State Los Angeles. He’s also an award winning salesman for many years, and he tells the story of mental illness in his family and how that impacted his life. We find out the life story about Dave's father, influential twentieth century artist, in his first book “The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D’Orazi”, we hear about all the materials that Dave had to go through in order to write the book, how the mental health of his father impacted Dave's life, we hear about Dave's sister (the actress) Kathy O'Dare and her upbringing in his book "Is Everybody Happy?", why Dave ended up at UC Irvine for his undergraduate degree, how Dave credits his own success in sales to his father and sister, how our listeners can learn from mental health struggles in those we love, and the next book that Dave is planning to write.

    • 27 min

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hemingwayhalfdozen ,

Very informative and a fun listen.

Lots of good tips in a short period of time. Well worth a listen even for those with a short attention span. Great job!
Especially loved the episode with Dr. Thomas Hemingway you just did. Thanks for the great podcast!

eralbertson ,

Fun Fabulous and Informative

I loved being a guest on Michael’s podcast and I highly recommended it to college students who want to make the best of their campus experience as well as parents of college students who want to know how to support their kids. Michael is a fabulous host and interviewer who is always entertaining, fun, and informative.

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