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CEO Mentors challenge your thinking about work and life, help you reach your highest potential, and find purpose and happiness in whatever you do. One of the most unique and popular radio shows on the airwaves today, The Mentors features three seasoned, successful and highly ethical CEOs—Tom Loarie, Ric Brutocao and John Phillips—who take turns hosting the show. Each episode, you’ll hear discussions with provocative, innovative CEOs and influencers on how to achieve YOUR highest potential and find genuine meaning and purpose, personal fulfillment and happiness in whatever you choose to do in career and life. Show topics include business success, challenges, overcoming obstacles, building brands, serving customers, radically exploding growth, sharing first-hand experiences and stories, and much more, based on life-changing principles of personal, ethical, professional and business growth and success. www.TheMentorsRadio.com

The Mentors Radio Show Ric Brutocao, Tom Loarie, John Phillips

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    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

CEO Mentors challenge your thinking about work and life, help you reach your highest potential, and find purpose and happiness in whatever you do. One of the most unique and popular radio shows on the airwaves today, The Mentors features three seasoned, successful and highly ethical CEOs—Tom Loarie, Ric Brutocao and John Phillips—who take turns hosting the show. Each episode, you’ll hear discussions with provocative, innovative CEOs and influencers on how to achieve YOUR highest potential and find genuine meaning and purpose, personal fulfillment and happiness in whatever you choose to do in career and life. Show topics include business success, challenges, overcoming obstacles, building brands, serving customers, radically exploding growth, sharing first-hand experiences and stories, and much more, based on life-changing principles of personal, ethical, professional and business growth and success. www.TheMentorsRadio.com

    Gratitude can Transform YOUR business, literally…with Guest Mentor Chester Elton

    Gratitude can Transform YOUR business, literally…with Guest Mentor Chester Elton

    In today's episode, Host Tom Loarie talks with Chester Elton about how gratitude can transform your business, work and life. It can boost employee performance and transform office culture. In fact, gratitude can transform any relationship, any environment in which you find yourself. The key is to show genuine gratitude and appreciation. But when it seems impossible or difficult to be grateful or to show gratitude... or even to make a difference, how? Chester is the co-author of Gratitude and of the best-selling books: The Carrot Principle, The Best Team Wins and All In.







    In this episode, Chester talks about eight (8) simple ways managers can show employees that they are valued, which boosts employee morale, efficiency and productivity. You'll learn these and other tips that can transform your business and life for the good!







    Listen below and Subscribe for FREE to the podcast here.







    SHOW NOTES:







    Chester Elton:









    * Bio: https://www.chesterelton.com/mission







    * Speaker, Coaching, and More: https://www.chesterelton.com







    * Books:



    * Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results, by Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick







    * The Carrot Principle, by Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick







    * The Best Team Wins: The new science of high-performance, by Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick







    * All In: How the best managers create a culture of belief and drive big results, by Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick

    • 53 min
    Insider Insights into the World of Investment Banking and New Ways to Bring a Company to IPO, with Guest Dan McClory and Host Ric Brutocao

    Insider Insights into the World of Investment Banking and New Ways to Bring a Company to IPO, with Guest Dan McClory and Host Ric Brutocao

    In this episode, The Mentors Radio Host Ric Brutocao talks with guest Dan McClory, the award-winning president and head of China equity investments for Boustead Securities, about Dan's career journey and more. McClory excels in bringing companies public, and in less time than it typically takes to get to IPO. With investment-related career experience spanning from the U.S. to Italy and China, he brings a wealth of sharp business growth and investor banking insight to any discussion. But knowledge alone doesn't close big deals; that's anchored in understanding people and business.







    In this episode, Dan talks about the irreplaceable value of understanding people, the power of what we can learn from failures, capital and investment strategies, how to satisfy the ongoing need for growth capital, the importance of always moving forward regardless of success or failure, and a relentless commitment to “getting things done.” He also lays out the criteria for a company to go public, what it means, how to get there, and how smaller companies now have a new option to get to IPO and to do it faster than ever before. Show Notes and Episode to appear here after Saturday’s first airing.







    Listen to the show podcast any time, anywhere and on any platform, by subscribing here!







    SHOW NOTES:







    Dan McClory:









    * BIO







    * Boustead Securties







    * FlashFunders, crowd-funding for IPO

    • 52 min
    Guest Dave Liu, former Jefferies Managing Director of Digital Media and Internet Banking, shares Tips, Tricks and Smartcuts that will help you thrive in life and career

    Guest Dave Liu, former Jefferies Managing Director of Digital Media and Internet Banking, shares Tips, Tricks and Smartcuts that will help you thrive in life and career

    In this episode, host Tom Loarie talks with today's guest mentor Dave Liu, former Jefferies Managing Director of Digital Media and Internet Banking. Dave Liu shares his insights and the secrets he learned while becoming the first Asian-American to become a managing director at an investment bank...at the age of 32! Dave raised $16 billion for hundreds of companies—from start-ups to established corporations. He has worked with more than a thousand different individuals, including CEOs and entrepreneurs. David Liu's top-selling book, The Way of the Wall Steet Warrior, is a MUST-READ (or listen, if you prefer audible!).







    Listen to the show live in San Francisco or via live-streaming on iHeart Radio worldwide... You can also listen on ANY podcast platform, including Apple podcast, iTunes, Spotify, TuneIN, Stitcher, Google Play and all the others. Sign up for the podcast here.







    SHOW NOTES:







    DAVID LIU:









    * BIO: https://amzn.to/3fUHY3q







    * WEBSITE: Liucrative.co







    * BOOK:



    * The Way of the Wall Street Warrior: Conquer the Corporate Game Using Tips, Tricks, and Smartcuts, by Dave Liu



    * "Dave learned how to win in investment banking the hard way. Now he is able to share tools that make it easier for budding bankers and other professionals to succeed." —Frank Baxter, Former CEO of Jefferies and U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay







    * "A must-read for anyone starting their career in Corporate America. Dave's book shares witty and valuable insights that would take a lifetime to learn otherwise. I highly recommend that anyone interested in advancing their career read this book."—Harry Nelis, Partner of Accel and former Goldman Sachs banker

    • 43 min
    Courage and Character led now-suspended FBI Special Agent Steve Friend to become latest FBI Whistleblower, Learn His “Why” on The Mentors Radio

    Courage and Character led now-suspended FBI Special Agent Steve Friend to become latest FBI Whistleblower, Learn His “Why” on The Mentors Radio

    In this episode, The Mentors Radio host Tom Loarie talks with UND grad and suspended FBI Special Agent Steve Friend, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI and a SWAT team member. But this interview is not about the details of Steve's recent bombshell whistleblowing.







    This interview is about Steve's career, his journey, his character, his compass and anchor points...his "why"... The challenge he faced could easily apply to anyone, in any position, at any time. An excellent reminder that in work and in life—and in finding happiness and peace of soul—character counts!







    What would you do if the company leadership where you worked asked you—expected you—to do something unethical, something that went against clearly stated corporate principles, or against an oath you took (perhaps as a medical doctor, nurse or law enforcement officer, or in any kind of business position)?







    the This same question was faced by leadership and higher-level employees at the ENRON company many years ago. The same question was faced by a young Naval Officer at sea when the highest ranking commander on that ship refused to respond to an SOS call the young officer had received, even though their ship was the closest one to the cry for help plea. In each of these examples, some people stood up, respectfully, and endured consequences until the truth won out.







    At some point, we each have to answer this question in one way or another... many times during our lives. Steve Friend gives us an inside look at his "why."







    SHOW NOTES:







    Steve Friend:







    * BIO: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-friend-56aa65221







    Law enforcement professional with 12+ years of extensive law enforcement and national security experience. With a wide-ranging background in violent crime, child exploitation & human trafficking, public corruption, and complex financial matters.







    SPECIAL AGENT - Conducted complex criminal investigative matters including violent crime (assaults, weapons offenses, kidnappings, homicides, and fugitives), domestic and international terrorism (to include Sovereign Citizen Extremism, White Supremacy, ISIS, Al-Qaeda), Crimes Against Children (production, possession and distribution of child pornography).







    FBI Omaha SWAT team member - Conducted high-threat, high-risk operations covering a two-state area. Conducted covert site surveys, threat assessments, generated Operational Orders, and other pre-operation activity. Conducted dignitary protection duties for both the FBI Director and United States Attorney General to include site surveys, route reconnaissance, vehicle operations, close-protection duties, medical liaison, and reconstitution duties. Served as ballistic shield operator, and grenadier.







    FBI Daytona Beach Resident Agency Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) member concentrating on domestic terrorism, human intelligence, and special events security (Daytona 500, Bike Week, Coke Zero Sugar 400).







    Liaison with Volusia County, Flagler County, Lake County, and Putnam County law enforcement agencies to investigate child exploitation, child sexual abuse material, and human trafficking.







    Indian Country Crime Program Coordinator for the FBI Omaha Field Office.







    Supervisory Special Resident Agent and Principle Relief Supervisor for FBI offices in Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa.







    Led the Sioux City Resident Agency to Exemplary Performance Ratings for 6 consecutive years.







    2021 Recipient of Sioux City Police Chief's Citation Award.

    • 53 min
    Guest Anthony Walton—Grandson of a Mississippi share-cropper, Now Award-Winning Author and Professor—on the Power of Good Mentors and Good Education in life, work and happiness

    Guest Anthony Walton—Grandson of a Mississippi share-cropper, Now Award-Winning Author and Professor—on the Power of Good Mentors and Good Education in life, work and happiness

    In this episode of The Mentors Radio, Host Tom Loarie talks with Guest Mentor Anthony Walton, award-winning author and poet, professor and senior writer-in-residence at prestigious Bowdoin College, about the importance and power of good mentors, the art of writing and storytelling, and the importance of education in shaping our future and our role as a citizen.







    Born the grandson of a Mississippi share-cropper, who grew up in Illinois, Anthony was greatly influenced by a teacher, a nun, who was determined to get him into the University of Notre Dame (UND). Not only did he attend UND, after graduation he continued studies at Brown University, went on to receive the Whiting Writer's Award for his poems and essays, and became a respected college professor and writer. He is best known as author of a chapbook of poems, Cricket Weather, for his non-fiction work, Mississippi: An American Journey, and as co-editor of The Vintage Book of African American Poetry: 1750-2000. His poems and essays have appeared regularly in The New York Times, Harper's and The Atlantic, to name a few publications. FASCINATING interview!!







    Listen Live on AM860 in San Francisco (see right side for details) or live streaming worldwide on iHeart and TuneIn Radio, or Listen to the podcast of the radio show ANY TIME below, or on ANY podcast platform, including Apple, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and everything else... Learn More & Subscribe here. (podcast posts after show airs on Saturday)







    SHOW NOTES:







    Anthony E. Walton







    * BIO: * Bowdoin College Bio* Wikipedia* BOOKS:* Mississippi: An American Journey — by Anthony Walton* Cricket Weather — poems by Anthony Walton, woodcuts by O.K-Pastuchiv* The Vintage Book of African American Poetry: 1750-2000 — co-edited by Anthony Walton

    • 53 min
    Failing Your Way to Success and Happiness, with Guest Ken Strottman

    Failing Your Way to Success and Happiness, with Guest Ken Strottman

    In this episode, The Mentors Radio Host Ric Brutocao talks with Ken Strottman, Chairman and Founder of Strottman International, an innovative toy and branding company that prides itself on being passionate about making toys! In 35+ years the Strottman team has created more than 3.5 BILLION toys for retail and for some of the largest U.S. brands, all with a flawless safety record. Clients include Chevron (remember those adorable Chevron toy cars?!), Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Kroger, Red Robbin, Lowe’s, LeapFrog and many more brands.







    So, how did Ken Strottman find his way into the toy business… and into becoming an iconic brand name in creating toys for big brand promotions?







    His is a journey that could almost be called failing his way to success… Absolutely inspiring and a living testimony to staying true to your core life principles and perseverance… and a great sense of humor and humility!







    Find Show Notes here. Listen below to the radio podcast here… AND even better, sign up for the FREE radio podcast and never miss an episode!!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Anastasia Violet Lipske ,

So Glad I Discovered this Show!

I just discovered the show and went straight to the June 25, 2022 "A Rare Treat" episode and I'm so glad I did. In this episode you get to hear the backstory on the three hosts of this podcast which really helped me to better understand where they're coming from.

If you are new to this show, I highly recommend you start there! I did and now I'm listening to other episodes.

What I especially loved is the high integrity of these men and how they mentor others to hold to ethical values in all they do. This is a powerful message that I believe is lost these days. The fact that ethically based businesses have been found to be 8x more successful just goes to show we don't need to participate in the dog-eat-dog world to get ahead in business.

Thank you, Tom, John, and Ric, for lighting the way to mentor and lead from integrity!

K. Rachael ,

Thomas Loarie , A True Mentor

In a lifetime we have many people that come and that go throughout the years. And then there are those rare few that are a constant; a beacon of bright light, through the joyful times and the times of great sorrow. Thomas Loarie is that one in a million, A True Mentor. He is always wise and always supportive with a loving, non-judge-mental heart. I am forever grateful to have him in my life now for over three decades.

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