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Through years of coaching, keynote speaking and educating, Matt Beaudreau knows the struggle of trying to navigate the world in the 21st century, especially for today's youth. He created this podcast to offer valuable insight and advice, but don't take it from him- take it from the successful people you already know. Join us for conversations with industry leaders and today's prominent figures where they answer today's essential 11 questions about how they obtained success and happiness, and how you can too.

The Essential 11 Matt Beaudreau

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Through years of coaching, keynote speaking and educating, Matt Beaudreau knows the struggle of trying to navigate the world in the 21st century, especially for today's youth. He created this podcast to offer valuable insight and advice, but don't take it from him- take it from the successful people you already know. Join us for conversations with industry leaders and today's prominent figures where they answer today's essential 11 questions about how they obtained success and happiness, and how you can too.

    Derek Woodske - Defier of the Hometown Mentality

    Derek Woodske - Defier of the Hometown Mentality

    The hometown mentality. It can either hold you back and keep you within the range of all you've ever known, or you can take a look around and decide you're meant for more. The latter is the case for today's guest, Derek Woodske. Derek has overcome tremendous challenges, injuries, and treacherous travels throughout his life. Today, he shares with the young men of Apogee his story and the importance of living life without regrets. 

    DEREK WOODSKE

    Derek is considered to be one of the premier lecturers on the topic of strength and conditioning and exercise sports performance currently working today. In the past eight years, Derek has spoken in more than a dozen countries and has influenced thousands of coaches and personal trainers around the world.

    Derek began his journey and passion into the world of human performance through his own athletic success as an NCAA All-American and National Champion in the sport of track and field. He went on to represent his home country of Canada on two separate occasions as a member of the Canadian National Team, breaking two Canadian National Records and winning multiple National Championships in the process. Derek also worked in both the NFL and NCAA as a professional coach.

    Since then, Derek has taken his experience as a professional coach and blended it with his educational background as both an interpersonal communications expert and therapist to create a holistic approach to teaching and understanding the complexities of not only performing human movement but also teaching it to others.

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    Instagram - @derekwoodske

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    THE MISSION

    Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students.

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    Frank Grillo - A Phenomenal Actor, An Even Better Man

    Frank Grillo - A Phenomenal Actor, An Even Better Man

    Tough and well-versed in fighting, today's guest has made a career for himself as a secret agent, a detective, police officer, lawyer, and more through acting. As you can tell, he wears a lot of hats- on and off-screen- father, boxer, jiu-jitsu fighter, producer, and actor. It takes massive discipline to cover all of those and do so successfully. Today, Frank Grillo shares with the young men of Apogee how he gets it done. 

    Today's sponsor is Discover Praxis. Right now, listeners of E11 can get a $1,000 scholarship + a free book! Simply follow the link: discoverpraxis.com/essential11

    FRANK GRILLO

    Frank is an American actor best known for playing Brock Rumlow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame.

    Grillo was born the first of three boys in a working-class family in New York City, and raised in the Bronx and in Rockland County, New York. Grillo began wrestling at eight years old and took up boxing at eighteen. In 1991, he started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in which he has studied under Rickson Gracie and holds a brown belt. 

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    Instagram - @frankgrillo1

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    THE MISSION

    Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students.

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    Danny Vega - A Fat-Fueled Mind

    Danny Vega - A Fat-Fueled Mind

    We've had him on before, but we couldn't resist having him on again to speak with the young men of Apogee. Today, Danny Vega talks to the young men about all things health, mindset, but most importantly, the consequences of not taking action and holding boundaries when you see tyranny taking place. With a family based in Cuba, Danny knows all too well what can happen when the virtue of freedom isn't maintained. 

    Today's sponsor is Discover Praxis. Right now, listeners of E11 can get a $1,000 scholarship + a free book! Simply follow the link: discoverpraxis.com/essential11

    DANNY VEGA

    Danny Vega is a 220-pound raw powerlifter with meet bests of 640 squat in wraps (610 raw), 400 bench, and 700 deadlift.

    A native of Miami, Florida, Danny received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in 2004, where he was a member of the football team and a three-time Dean’s List recipient. Danny earned his Master’s of Science in Human Performance from the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men’s basketball team along with women’s basketball, tennis, and golf programs.

    He then went on to become the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for VCU basketball, helping the Rams to the 2007 conference champions and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. 

    In June of 2016, Danny discovered the ketogenic lifestyle and never looked back. Today he and his wife, Maura, run Fat Fueled Family, a podcast, blog, and YouTube channel meant to educate people on how to successfully lead a fat-fueled, low carb life. 

    MORE PLACES YOU CAN FIND DANNY:

    Instagram - @dannyvega.ms

    Blog - fatfueled.family

    Podcast - Fat Fueled Family

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    THE MISSION

    Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students.

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    Matt Schneider - The Cycle Breaker

    Matt Schneider - The Cycle Breaker

    Today's sponsor is Discover Praxis. Right now, listeners of E11 can get a $1,000 scholarship + a free book! Simply follow the link: discoverpraxis.com/essential11

    MATT SCHNEIDER

    US Marshal Fugitive Taskforce officer and swat operator. Matt never met his father which left a massive hole in the development of becoming a father and a husband himself- his mother having several marriages over the course of his childhood left him confused and unprepared for the challenges of fatherhood and marriage. Through the relationships he's made and the different challenges he's had to face, he's learned the virtues of honor, integrity, strength, and character. As an instructor for The Project, his role is now to teach men to become the sheepdog, training situational awareness, and how to use firearms for protection.

    MORE PLACES YOU CAN FIND MATT SCHNEIDER

    Instagram - @mattshneider_official

    Coaching - IgnitionYear.com

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    THE MISSION

    Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Urijah Faber - An Alpha Athlete

    Urijah Faber - An Alpha Athlete

    Today's sponsor is Discover Praxis. Right now, listeners of E11 can get a $1,000 scholarship + a free book! Simply follow the link: discoverpraxis.com/essential11

    URIJAH FABER

    Urijah is an American mixed martial artist who is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He competed as a bantamweight and formerly competed as a featherweight.

    Faber was an NCAA wrestler. With his base in wrestling, he later started Brazilian jiu-jitsu and quickly earned a brown belt under Fábio "Pateta" Prado. Faber won the WEC Featherweight Championship at WEC 19 on March 17, 2006, and held the title for over two years. He went on to challenge for the WEC Featherweight Championship two more times and challenged for the UFC Bantamweight Championship four times.

    Faber is widely regarded as one of MMA's pioneers for establishing legitimacy to lighter-weight classes. After his retirement on July 6, 2017, Faber was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame as a part of the Modern-era wing. He came out of retirement in 2019 and defeated Ricky Simón by first-round TKO.

    MORE PLACES YOU CAN FIND URIJAH

    Instagram - @urijahfaber

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    THE MISSION

    Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students.

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    • 22 min
    Todd Herman - The Impenetrable Mindset, The Alter-Ego

    Todd Herman - The Impenetrable Mindset, The Alter-Ego

    Split is one of Matt's favorite movies, simply for the concept of how our mentality can directly affect the physical manifestations that take place in our body and our life. If you've been listening to this podcast at all over the course of the past 120 episodes, you've definitely heard him talk about it. Today's guest is a man who knows all about the power of the mind, and how you can use your mentality (or rather the mentality of others) to achieve your goals. 

    Today's sponsor is Discover Praxis. Right now, listeners of E11 can get a $1,000 scholarship + a free book! Simply follow the link: discoverpraxis.com/essential11

    TODD HERMAN

    Todd is the author of the WSJ & International Best Selling Book, The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life, which has been translated into 11 languages. It’s the transformational book for people who want the tools elite people use to master their identity and make change happen fast – with a solid helping of science. Todd has built courses, training programs, software, and businesses that have transformed the lives of over 2,000,000 people.

    MORE PLACES YOU CAN FIND TODD

    Twitter - @todd_herman

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    THE MISSION

    Many of the young people who would thrive the most at Acton Academy (a school founded by Matt Beaudreau), simply can’t afford it. The Essential 11 was created to fill that gap. Our goal is to provide scholarships to as many Acton Academy students in need as we possibly can. 100% of all proceeds from this podcast go directly towards sponsoring young heroes here in the Sacramento area. We know and believe that a greater future starts with greater education for more students.

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