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Success is not a goal, it’s a lifestyle. Join Gary C. Cooper, who survived bankruptcy and a terminal diagnosis by letting go of everything he’d learned about success. His miracle story is inspiring entrepreneurs to re-think what success really is and become healthy and wealthy, like Gary is today. Learn how to surrender & win in business and in life, with Gary Cooper and The Success Paradox, a production of Forbes Books.

The Success Paradox Gary C. Cooper

    • Business
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Success is not a goal, it’s a lifestyle. Join Gary C. Cooper, who survived bankruptcy and a terminal diagnosis by letting go of everything he’d learned about success. His miracle story is inspiring entrepreneurs to re-think what success really is and become healthy and wealthy, like Gary is today. Learn how to surrender & win in business and in life, with Gary Cooper and The Success Paradox, a production of Forbes Books.

    The Coach and CEO: Joe Moglia's Playbook for Unconventional Success (Part Two)

    The Coach and CEO: Joe Moglia's Playbook for Unconventional Success (Part Two)

    In part two, Joe Moglia unveils the profound moment he realized he had truly "made it" as a football coach at Coastal Carolina, the culmination of his extraordinary journey. Baring his soul, he candidly unpacks the two greatest obstacles that define his path. With raw vulnerability, Joe shares how these experiences forged his unique philosophy that genuine success transcends accolades, finances, or records. His hard-won wisdom inspires listeners to cultivate resilience, courage, and purpose as true measures of achievement. Prepare to be deeply moved by Joe’s perseverance and redefinition of winning in life.

    About Joe Moglia: Joe Moglia is the former CEO and Chairman of TD Ameritrade, Chairman of Fundamental Global Investors and Capital Wealth Advisors, and Chair of Athletics and Executive Advisor to the President at Coastal Carolina University.

    In 2012, Joe became the Head Football Coach at Coastal Carolina and in his first five seasons his team went to the National Playoffs all 5 years and was Conference Champion 4 times. His overall record was 56-22 for a .718 winning percentage. In his last 11 years of college coaching, he was a part of 8 championship teams. He has also received multiple Coach of the Year honors, including the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award, was the recipient of the Vince Lombardi Award and was inducted into the Lombardi Hall of Fame. He was also selected to the Big South Conference All Decade Team. Based on his success at the FCS level, CCU was invited to go to the FBS.

    Joe has been a Football Coach for 25 years, but it’s not been a traditional 25 years. He began his career as a coach for 16 years, moved to the business world for over 24, and back to coaching in 2009.

    In the business world, he was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years before becoming the CEO at TD Ameritrade in 2001. When Joe stepped down in 2008, shareholders had enjoyed a 500% return. In 2009, he became Chairman of the Board and stepped down in 2020 when TD Ameritrade was acquired by Charles Schwab. At close, the combined company was worth $100 BILLION with client assets of $7 TRILLION. When Joe arrived, these numbers were $700 million and $24 Billion.

    Moglia has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Sharp Trophy for Leadership. He has been honored by the National Italian American Foundation, UNICO, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the Irish Arts Center, the American Institute for Stuttering and the Stuttering Association for the Young.

    He has been inducted into NINE Halls of Fame, is a member of the National Economics Honor Society, is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates and has given 8 commencement addresses. Joe has already had a book written about his life, and he is also the only author who has written books published on both investing and football. He is currently writing a book on leadership.  

    • 21 min
    The Coach and CEO: Joe Moglia's Playbook for Unconventional Success (Part One)

    The Coach and CEO: Joe Moglia's Playbook for Unconventional Success (Part One)

    Gary welcomes Joe Moglia to the podcast.  Joe’s extraordinary career spans Wall Street titan and NCAA football coaching champion. As former CEO delivering huge returns at TD Ameritrade and head coach leading Coastal Carolina to multiple titles, Joe redefines success through an unconventional journey. This riveting episode dives into his leadership principles of merging business and sports for a holistic vision of winning. Joe shares profound insights that challenge conventional thinking about accomplishment, fulfillment, and purposefully living. Prepare to have your mindset shifted on The Success Paradox with Gary Cooper and Joe Moglia.


    About Joe Moglia: Joe Moglia is the former CEO and Chairman of TD Ameritrade, Chairman of Fundamental Global Investors and Capital Wealth Advisors, and Chair of Athletics and Executive Advisor to the President at Coastal Carolina University.In 2012, Joe became the Head Football Coach at Coastal Carolina and in his first five seasons his team went to the National Playoffs all 5 years and was Conference Champion 4 times. His overall record was 56-22 for a .718 winning percentage. In his last 11 years of college coaching, he was a part of 8 championship teams. He has also received multiple Coach of the Year honors, including the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award, was the recipient of the Vince Lombardi Award and was inducted into the Lombardi Hall of Fame. He was also selected to the Big South Conference All Decade Team. Based on his success at the FCS level, CCU was invited to go to the FBS.Joe has been a Football Coach for 25 years, but it’s not been a traditional 25 years. He began his career as a coach for 16 years, moved to the business world for over 24, and back to coaching in 2009.In the business world, he was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years before becoming the CEO at TD Ameritrade in 2001. When Joe stepped down in 2008, shareholders had enjoyed a 500% return. In 2009, he became Chairman of the Board and stepped down in 2020 when TD Ameritrade was acquired by Charles Schwab. At close, the combined company was worth $100 BILLION with client assets of $7 TRILLION. When Joe arrived, these numbers were $700 million and $24 Billion.Moglia has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Sharp Trophy for Leadership. He has been honored by the National Italian American Foundation, UNICO, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the Irish Arts Center, the American Institute for Stuttering and the Stuttering Association for the Young.He has been inducted into NINE Halls of Fame, is a member of the National Economics Honor Society, is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates and has given 8 commencement addresses. Joe has already had a book written about his life, and he is also the only author who has written books published on both investing and football. He is currently writing a book on leadership.

    • 31 min
    Achieving Resilience: Dr. Theresa Larson's Journey to Thrive (Part Two)

    Achieving Resilience: Dr. Theresa Larson's Journey to Thrive (Part Two)

    In the second part of this enlightening episode, Dr. Theresa Larson delves into essential strategies for building resilience, emphasizing the paramount importance of establishing boundaries to safeguard mental and emotional well-being amidst life's demands. Drawing from her own journey, Dr. T shares profound insights on how setting clear limits can serve as a cornerstone for navigating challenges with strength and resilience. Additionally, she highlights the transformative power of gratitude, even amid limitations, underscoring how practicing gratitude can cultivate a mindset of abundance and possibility, empowering individuals to thrive despite obstacles. Through her compassionate guidance, Dr. T offers practical tools and profound wisdom to help listeners cultivate resilience and well-being in all aspects of life. Tune in to gain invaluable insights and inspiration from this illuminating conversation on The Success Paradox!

    About Dr. Theresa Larson: “Dr. T” as she is affectionately known, is a leading expert and advocate for well-being and strength across both personal and professional domains. She is the founder of Movement Rx, where she and her team help individuals and organizations optimize physical and mental health. In her work she draws from her own experience as a former Marine Corps officer who overcame severe trauma. She is passionate about helping veterans, business leaders and owners thrive in the face of challenges such as client attrition, employee retention, and scalability issues, which are often linked to compromised mental or physical well-being of leaders and employees.Dr. T and her team are dedicated to building a community of veterans, business leaders and owners who are resilient, healthy, and happy in all they do. Dr. T is on a mission to help over 100,000 veterans, business leaders and owners improve their longevity and retain their people by 2030 by disrupting outdated leadership culture AND truly prioritizing health and well-being within their organizations.*Movement Rx is a women-owned and service-disabled-owned small business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Movement Rx has been recognized with the Force for Good Award, a prestigious honor that reflects their unwavering commitment to promoting healthy leadership and organizational well-being.

    • 27 min
    Achieving Resilience: Dr. Theresa Larson's Journey to Thrive (Part One)

    Achieving Resilience: Dr. Theresa Larson's Journey to Thrive (Part One)

    Joining Gary this week is the remarkable Dr. Theresa Larson, fondly known as "Dr. T", the visionary founder of Movement Rx. Dr. T, a former Marine Corps officer who triumphed over severe trauma, has dedicated her life to advocating for well-being and strength in both personal and professional spheres. Through Movement Rx, she and her team empower individuals and organizations to optimize physical and mental health, particularly focusing on supporting veterans and business leaders facing burnout and challenges like client attrition and employee retention. Join Gary and Dr. T as they delve into her inspiring journey and how you too can embrace resilience, health, and happiness in every facet of life. Tune in now for this enlightening episode of The Success Paradox!

    About Dr. Theresa Larson: “Dr. T” as she is affectionately known, is a leading expert and advocate for well-being and strength across both personal and professional domains. She is the founder of Movement Rx, where she and her team help individuals and organizations optimize physical and mental health. In her work she draws from her own experience as a former Marine Corps officer who overcame severe trauma. She is passionate about helping veterans, business leaders and owners thrive in the face of challenges such as client attrition, employee retention, and scalability issues, which are often linked to compromised mental or physical well-being of leaders and employees.Dr. T and her team are dedicated to building a community of veterans, business leaders and owners who are resilient, healthy, and happy in all they do. Dr. T is on a mission to help over 100,000 veterans, business leaders and owners improve their longevity and retain their people by 2030 by disrupting outdated leadership culture AND truly prioritizing health and well-being within their organizations.*Movement Rx is a women-owned and service-disabled-owned small business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Movement Rx has been recognized with the Force for Good Award, a prestigious honor that reflects their unwavering commitment to promoting healthy leadership and organizational well-being.

    • 38 min
    The Journey from Hurt to Hope with Patrick Doyle & Amber Lyn (Part Two)

    The Journey from Hurt to Hope with Patrick Doyle & Amber Lyn (Part Two)

    After a powerful first half discussing the Pathway to Hope community, Gary shifts the conversation to exploring how trauma can impact people's professional lives. Since this is a Forbes Books podcast focused on success, Gary asks Patrick and Amber to discuss the business side of emotional healing. Amber echoes the reality that environments filled with manipulation, shame, and fear can cause further hurt and keep people stuck in cycles of victimhood. Tune in to the second half of this timely episode to hear straight talk on overcoming personal and professional trauma, with compassionate wisdom from Patrick, Amber, and Gary. There is light ahead, and you don't need to walk alone.

    Connect with Patrick and Amber at patrickdoyle.life.

    About Patrick Doyle: Patrick has over thirty years of working with people from all over in treatment centers, churches, and through his professional office. His authentic and transparent way of leadership has drawn followers from all over the world. Patrick’s own story of emotional and physical abuse has resonated with many. His personal story of pain and survival has filled others with hope. As a public speaker, Patrick takes difficult conversations head on, communicating hard truths with honesty and safety. He leads with wise counsel, compassion, empathy, and caring validation. His perspective comes from a place of personal experience. Patrick’s caring approach has transformed many. Patrick Doyle is passionate about connecting with people so that they may see their individual value and as a result, experience the freedom from the lies that destroy their wellness of spirit. His hope is that others will partner with him in helping others see, believe, and act on their intrinsic value.

    About Amber Lyn: Amber is a mom to two beautiful children. She loves being outdoors, writing songs, and creating music. She has experienced emotional abuse, both covertly and overtly, in her life. She grew up without a father and with an emotionally abusive mother. She not only went through Pathway to Hope personally, but she also helped create it. She currently works with Patrick through Pathway to Hope as the Community Relations Director. She is also a certified Life Transitions Coach. Through it all she has gained healing, clarity, and more confidence to live out of her intrinsic value. As a result, she is passionate about seeing others find the same.

    • 23 min
    The Journey from Hurt to Hope with Patrick Doyle & Amber Lyn (Part One)

    The Journey from Hurt to Hope with Patrick Doyle & Amber Lyn (Part One)

    This week, Gary shines a spotlight on an inspiring online community called Pathway to Hope in this week's episode. Patrick Doyle, a counselor with over 30 years of experience, and Amber Lyn, a certified life coach and director of the community, are Gary's guests. They share the mission behind Pathway to Hope - empowering women to break free from emotional abuse and rediscover their self-worth. Patrick brings a wealth of compassion to his work, having overcome his own story of abuse earlier in life. Meanwhile, Amber lends her firsthand experience of escaping an unhealthy marriage to create a safe space for women seeking clarity, healing, and support. Together, Patrick and Amber guide the members of Pathway to Hope on a journey toward confidence, purpose, and joy. They join Gary to discuss the success principles that underpin such an inspiring community. Tune in to hear practical wisdom that applies not just to those recovering from trauma but to anyone seeking to thrive.

    Connect with Patrick and Amber at patrickdoyle.life.

    About Patrick Doyle: Patrick has over thirty years of working with people from all over in treatment centers, churches, and through his professional office. His authentic and transparent way of leadership has drawn followers from all over the world. Patrick’s own story of emotional and physical abuse has resonated with many. His personal story of pain and survival has filled others with hope. As a public speaker, Patrick takes difficult conversations head on, communicating hard truths with honesty and safety. He leads with wise counsel, compassion, empathy, and caring validation. His perspective comes from a place of personal experience. Patrick’s caring approach has transformed many. Patrick Doyle is passionate about connecting with people so that they may see their individual value and as a result, experience the freedom from the lies that destroy their wellness of spirit. His hope is that others will partner with him in helping others see, believe, and act on their intrinsic value.

    About Amber Lyn: Amber is a mom to two beautiful children. She loves being outdoors, writing songs, and creating music. She has experienced emotional abuse, both covertly and overtly, in her life. She grew up without a father and with an emotionally abusive mother. She not only went through Pathway to Hope personally, but she also helped create it. She currently works with Patrick through Pathway to Hope as the Community Relations Director. She is also a certified Life Transitions Coach. Through it all she has gained healing, clarity, and more confidence to live out of her intrinsic value. As a result, she is passionate about seeing others find the same.

    • 28 min

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Carrie GB ,

Insightful and fun to listen to!

Genuine, deep conversations! Feels like you’re sitting together with Gary and his guests in a friend’s living room, listening to stories from amazing and successful leaders. Great podcast!

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Super insightful podcast! Gary does a beautiful job connecting his personal story of struggles and triumphs while interviewing inspiring leaders who have also overcome challenges. Everyone can learn from these purpose driven leaders and gain insights from their experiences. Highly recommend a listen!

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