21 episodes

Ever wonder how to make every day count? Well Jennifer and Phil want to inspire people to triumph through hard seasons, adversity or just everyday life and motivate them to live every day "MAKING It Count".

Make it Count Jennifer and Phil

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Ever wonder how to make every day count? Well Jennifer and Phil want to inspire people to triumph through hard seasons, adversity or just everyday life and motivate them to live every day "MAKING It Count".

    Giving Thanks (End of Season 1)

    Giving Thanks (End of Season 1)

    With Season 1 coming to a close, Phil and Jennifer reflect back on the Make It Count Podcast.  They talk about what they are thankful for, giving thanks, and what they believe will show up in Season 2 of the Make it Count Podcast.



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    • 27 min
    Doing Hard Sh*t!

    Doing Hard Sh*t!

    Phil and Jennifer talk with previous guests Brent and Tiffany as well as new guest Candice about conquering their 75 Hard challenge and the insights gained from the program.  75 Hard is described as  "not a fitness program, 75 HARD is a transformative mental toughness program" and an "Ironman for your brain" .  It was created by CEO and podcaster Andy Frisella.

    View more informaiton about 75 Hard at their website: https://andyfrisella.com/pages/75hard-info





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    • 39 min
    Making Peace with the Broken Pieces

    Making Peace with the Broken Pieces

    Victoria shares how she has made peace with her broken pieces from the past to propel her to the life she is living today.
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    • 54 min
    Defining Make It Count

    Defining Make It Count

    Phil and Jennifer dip deeper into what is making it count, the process to achieving goals, and the impact the people you surround yourself with have on your life development.

    They talk through some points from Joshua Medcalf's book, "Chop Wood Carry Water."  Sometimes the process of reaching a goal and becoming your better self is more important than the goal itself.

    Listen in as Phil and Jennifer talk through Make it Count.
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    • 28 min
    Living through the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship

    Living through the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship

    In this episode Jennifer and Phil sit down with Kirk Coco  who discusses the triumphs, hardships, and lessons learned being an entrepreneur.  How to Make It Count through the successes and failures of a business. 

    A little more about Kirk.  Kirk Coco is a native of New Orleans, who spent 11 years in the United States Navy serving as a Surface Warfare Officer.  During his commission he served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer of the USS CHOSIN, Chief Engineer of the USS PELICAN, Operations Officer of the USS CAMDEN and served onboard the USS RONALD REAGAN as Tactical Action Officer/Readiness Officer for Destroyer Squadron Seven.  Kirk chose to leave the Navy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to return to New Orleans and help in the rebuilding and renewal of the city. 
    After a short career with Capital One Bank, Kirk began his initial dream of bringing production and manufacturing back to New Orleans, founding NOLA Brewing Company in 2008. Since Dixie's departure from the city in 2005, NOLA Brewing was the first operating production brewery to open in Orleans Parish.  In May 2015 Kirk began work on NOLA Distilling Company, a craft distillery located just 8 blocks from NOLA.
    After selling his distillery and a controlling interest of the brewery’s equity, Kirk served as Director of Operations for Bellwether Technology, the largest Managed Service IT Provider in the Greater New Orleans area, and also served as Director of Operations for NORF Companies, A Louisiana based Opportunity Zone Equity Investment Fund.  He currently is the Director of Support for Susco, LLC, a custom software specializing in the Insurance Services industry.
    Kirk was a founding member and President of the LA Brewer’s Guild, an organization of brewers in Louisiana lobbying for a strong commitment from government for the burgeoning craft beer movement.  He also served as a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for Economic Development for the Mayor of New Orleans and as an Advisory Board member for the YAYA Arts Council.  He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Orleans and was a voting Delegate for their 2016 and 2020 National Conventions.  Kirk served as a Member of the Board of Directors for The Roots of Music, a non-profit organization committed to maintain the city’s homegrown musical heritage by putting instruments into the hands of New Orleans youths and educating them on their use.
    Kirk is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and his Juris Doctorate. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2003. 
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    • 53 min
    Battling Cancer, Life and Legislation (Julie Stokes)

    Battling Cancer, Life and Legislation (Julie Stokes)

    In this episode of Make It Count, Jennifer and Phil talk with Julie Stokes about her journey through politics, surviving breast cancer, and making it count through her cancer advocacy.
     Julie Stokes is CEO of Flame Consulting, CFO of Stokes & Associates, Founder of Ellevate Louisiana and Co-Founder of the Cancer Advocacy Group of Louisiana.  She is a CPA, a nonpartisan policy advocate, former state representative, a civic leader, and a speaker. Julie was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, and after a nine-month battle she was declared and remains cancer-free.  She turned her personal fight with cancer into a legislative mission by becoming an advocate for patients and survivors; she believes that we should never place a patient’s life in jeopardy because of bureaucracy. 
    Besides legislation she has helped to pass, Julie is Making It Count through the Founding of Ellevate Louisiana, which is an organization of women leaders around the state of Louisiana working together to make non-partisan solutions to build a better future for Louisiana.  For more information go to EllevateLA.org 
    Julie is also the founder of SCAN (Survivor’s Cancer Action Network).  SCAN is a private social network that unites cancer survivors, doctors, scientists and philanthropists to improve the patient experience and ultimately drive outcomes for cancer care in the state of Louisiana.  Go to Scan-la.org for more information

    If you or someone you know is struggling financially and has cancer, Julie can be reached at julie@stokesflame.com with resources that may help.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Simon's Momma ,

Hit my Soul

So far these topics have hit me in my soul. I wish a new episode came out every day cause I feel like I need this in my every day life please expand the brand. Make It Count is a gem.

ewewedd r55 ,

Make it count really hits home (run) for me.

I woke up earlier than usually this AM and this podcast link showed up. I thought phuck it, why not here what Phil and Jennifer have to say.

A LOT! They’re a great duo and Phil takes the lead sharing his cancer journey and he is a Stage 4 survivor of 7 years and counting! It really resonated with me because he was diagnosed the same age as me at 46 years.

Very good content and relatable with a good balance of info and humor.

I look forward to hearing more of the podcast and hope you enjoy it as well.

CrescentCityKirk ,

I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats

Phil DeGruy continues to reinvent himself and brings his experiences of life to help us all become better people. With Jennifer, he creates a humorous yet touching podcast that puts your own worries in perspective and helps refocus you on the important aspects of life. Highly recommended.

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