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Meet the Mentor™ Podcast with Dr. Bill Dorfman is a weekly podcast that showcases mentors in many fields and industries that share their experiences with New York Times Best-Selling author and celebrity dentist, the founder of The LEAP Foundation, Dr. Bill Dorfman.

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Meet the Mentor™ Podcast with Dr. Bill Dorfman is a weekly podcast that showcases mentors in many fields and industries that share their experiences with New York Times Best-Selling author and celebrity dentist, the founder of The LEAP Foundation, Dr. Bill Dorfman.

    Meet the Mentor™ Podcast Rewind with Linda Van Kessler

    Meet the Mentor™ Podcast Rewind with Linda Van Kessler

    Most 8-year-olds don’t dream of working in The White House, but that’s exactly what Linda Van Kessler was determined to do. At age 19 she achieved that dream by becoming a Staff Assistant to President Ford at The White House and following his term in office, Linda moved to Palm Springs, CA with him and became the Director of Scheduling and Press for President and Mrs. Ford. She went on to become Director of Scheduling and Press for Dr. Robert Schuller at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA followed by 28 years with Dr. Billy Graham working in crusades around the world. Linda then opened her own public relations, booking and management company in Beverly Hills, CA representing some of the world’s greatest talent and authors.
    Today Linda is the CEO of Passion 4 Life Liquid Vitamins and Minerals (passion4lifevitamins.com) as well as the Executive Director of Passion 4 K.I.D.S. (Kids In Desperate Situations) non-profit charity (passion4kids.org), both of which she has started with her husband.

    Linda Van Kessler spends many hours working with children. This is the cause closest to her heart. Having a profound love for children, she opens her heart and arms to countless children who need love, attention, a listening ear and someone just to talk to. Always quick to give a hug or encouraging word, Linda’s own son calls her “the Pied Piper” as wherever she goes, even on vacations in other countries, it isn’t long before she has a group of children following her around. She can often be seen holding 2 or more children per hand as they clamor to be included in the “love”. 

    Linda and Charles are very hands on with the children they support. In an effort to bring fun and joy to their young, troubled lives, Linda and Charles take them on weekend outings bowling, to the park, to sporting events, restaurants, etc. They personally try to teach the children manners, ethics, morals and help them navigate the difficulties of life. Because many of the children come from devastating, unstable home situations, the Van Kesslers develop long-term relationships with the children and reinforce to them that they will be a constant presence in their lives for many years to come which allows them to build a level of trust that the children can depend on. With a background in media and public relations, Linda organizes all Passion 4 K.I.D.S.’ events and works tirelessly with the media to gain attention for these children in need.

    Linda is a Foster Youth Mentor for the County of San Diego as well as a tutor/mentor for foreign students at San Diego State University. She also served on the San Diego State University Parent Advisory Board. She also serves as a mentor for the Leap Foundation.

    Linda’s desire is to share with you how to set and reach a goal even when others say you can’t. She will also inspire you on how to make every day count for others by incorporating a cause you are passionate about into your daily life, business and school life while learning how to make the media an ally in your efforts.
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    • 33 min
    Dr. Sabrina Kay

    Dr. Sabrina Kay

    Sabrina is a veteran CEO, tech educator, board member, public speaker, and philanthropist. She is CEO of Fremont Private Investments, chairman of After School All-Stars and a board member of MannKind (NASDAQ: MKND) and Yellowbrick.co.
    She has a track record of identifying opportunities with impeccable timing and achieving aggressive financial growth before the exit. She was the founder and CEO of the Art Institute of Hollywood (sold to NASDAQ: EDMC) and Fremont College, founding vice-chair of Premier Business Bank (sold to NASDAQ: FFWM) and CEO of Dale Carnegie of Los Angeles.
    Dr. Kay’s charitable work was recognized by California Senate as Woman of the Year, by the United Nations, and as an inductee into the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools Hall of Fame. Dr. Kay received her joint doctorate degree in work-based learning leadership at the Wharton School and Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds double master’s degrees: an MBA from USC and an MSc in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania, all with the highest honors
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    • 30 min
    Meet the Mentor™ Podcast Rewind with Stella Hopkins

    Meet the Mentor™ Podcast Rewind with Stella Hopkins

    Stella Arroyave Hopkins is founder and CEO of Margam Films, LLC, an independent film company, based in Los Angeles. In 2007, Stella produced Slipstream, an Anthony Hopkins film. She was cast in the role of Gina Bonhoeffer, the wife of Felix Bonhoeffer (Anthony Hopkins). Stella is making her feature film directorial debut with Elyse (2019), which she produced and co-wrote. Stella was born in Bogota, Colombia. Her family migrated to New York City when she was 3 years old. At nineteen, following her dream of being a filmmaker, Stella moved to Los Angeles.  
    In 1980, Stella met Swedish film director, Gunnar Hellström while filming a cameo in Mark I Love You (CBS 2-hour movie of the week). Stella understudied Hellström on the production of Raskenstam (1983), a Svenska Filminstitutet film; this was her introduction to Swedish Cinema. She attributes her inspiration as a filmmaker to Sweden’s most accomplished director Ingmar Bergman, the auteur whose films gave way to Art House Cinema. Stella used this cinematic style to create Elyse.
    Refusing to be restricted by story, Stella developed complex characters driven by compulsive obsessions, fears, thoughts and dreams. Influenced by Bergman’s preferred cinematic quality of the use of close ups, she captured and magnified the painful horror of
    Elyse’s paralyzing mental illness. In collaboration with Margam Films, Stella is developing a documentary based on the life of Sir Anthony Hopkins. Stella currently lives in Malibu, California, with her husband and their rescue cats.
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    • 32 min
    Meet the Mentor™ Podcast Rewind with Kurtis Lee Thomas

    Meet the Mentor™ Podcast Rewind with Kurtis Lee Thomas

    Kurtis Lee Thomas is the #1 international best-selling author of the book, THE WORLD IS YOURS, THE AWAKENING – The Secrets behind “The Secret”.
    Kurtis Lee Thomas is a world-class keynote speaker and corporate mindfulness trainer who has dedicated his career to awakening the best in people by raising consciousness and productivity in the workplace. He’s spoken at the largest consciousness expositions in the world, some of the top colleges in the country, multiple fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s most prestigious casinos such as Foxwoods Resort and MGM Grand Casino.
    He’s been seen in photos with celebrities such as Beyonce, Oprah, Kayne West, Tony Robbins, Jessica Alba, Deepak Chopra, Sir Richard Branson, Snoop Dogg, and Steve Forbes – the founder of Forbes Magazine.
    Kurtis is a celebrity mindfulness mentor who has dedicated his career to the powerful communion of mind, body, and spiritual healing in the workplace.
    His mantra of “First you must LEARN, then you should EARN, so eventually you can RETURN”, led Kurtis to become a:
    ◊ Certified Life Coach
    ◊ Certified Breathwork Facilitator
    ◊ Certified Hypnotherapist
    ◊ Certified in NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming practitioner)
    ◊  Certified Life Reiki Master
    ◊  Certified International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) fitness professional
    In 2011, Kurtis had an amazing and eye-opening spiritual experience that changed his world forever.
    Kurtis discovered amazing abilities and mysteries about himself and the universe that he not only felt compelled to share with the rest of the world — but felt obligated to!
    “Breathwork is like 20 years of therapy in 1 night without saying a word.”
    BREATHWORK is a highly effective and powerful tool for accessing the subconscious mind and releasing any stored memories, emotions, stagnant energy, and trauma that might be trapped in the body.
    These energetic blockages hinder our spiritual growth, drain our energy, and affect our physical and mental well-being, which can eventually evolve from fatigue into dis-ease or illness.
    By oxygenating the entire body using a very specific Breathwork technique, we are able to tap into the unconscious parts of the body where these blockages reside in the form of stagnant energy.

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    • 26 min
    Dr. Michael Breus

    Dr. Michael Breus

    Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a double board certified Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Sleep Specialist. He is one of only 168 psychologists in the world to have taken and passed the Sleep Medicine Boards without going to Medical School.

    Dr. Breus is the author of three books with the newest book (2017) The Power of When, which is a ground-breaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your biological chronotype (early bird or night owl). Dr. Breus gives the reader the exact time to have sex, run, a mile, eat a cheeseburger, buy, sell, ask your boss for a raise and much more based on over 200 research studies. 

    He is an expert resource for most major publications doing more than 300 interviews per year (Oprah, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, NY Times, Wall Street Journal etc. Dr. Breus has been in private practice for 23 years and recently relocated to and was named the Top Sleep Doctor of Los Angeles, By Readers Digest.
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    • 35 min
    Dr. Tejumade St Matthew Daniel

    Dr. Tejumade St Matthew Daniel

    A vibrant, enthusiastic and passionate wife and mother, Dr. Tejumade St Matthew Daniel runs a successful and growing dental office in Orlando, Florida. All About Beautiful Smiles has been in operation since 2007 and Dr. St Matthew Daniel has created a delightful dental experience stemmed in a purpose driven and raving fans culture. Her compassion for patients, her passion for dentistry and enthusiastic demeanor in her work has translated into strong loyalty with both patients and her team. 

    Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Tejumade was raised by a single parent. She attended high school in Nigeria and then moved to America and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine . In addition, she attended Seton Hall University’s Advanced General Dentistry Residency, Misch Implant Institute, Caribbean Institute of Oral & Maxillofacial Implantology & Surgery in Jamaica and Cosmetic Dentistry at the Nash Institute in North Carolina. 
    Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel is a firm believer that excellence is not an accident. That’s why she has averaged nearly 12 times the annual requirement for continuing education. In December 2012, she earned a mastership in the International Congress of Oral Implantology - a prestigious accrediting body for advanced Implant training. This distinction is achieved by less than 5% of dentists worldwide. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Central Florida Dental Association, The Greater Orlando Dental Association, and The International Congress of Oral Implantology.  

    Tejumade also believes in 'giving back' and once a year offers a free dental day for members of the local community.

    "Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t - you’re right!" is one of her favorite quotes.

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    • 22 min

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