June 3, 2019
Effective networking with Rick Itzkowich. Rick Itzkowich is globally recognized as an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and networking expert. Rick is a San Diego Vistage Chair. Vistage is the world’s leading executive coaching organization. In addition, Rick is CEO of three Mexico-based steel manufacturing firms–Regiopytsa, PYTCO, and Quality Tube. As an official member of the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council, Rick is a contributing author for Forbes on trending business industry topics. Rick’s goal is to help business people bridge the gap between the two worlds of face-to-face networking and online networking for lead generation success.
RickItzkowich.com serves as a portal website for his private coaching services and proprietary products. Over the last 12 years, he has created workshops and turnkey products that meet today’s demand for tools to increase profits through referrals. His products: QuoteActions; Link Power Now; Rock-IT! Referrals; and YIKES! Workshop have generated millions of dollars in revenues for businesses worldwide.
Rick’s goal is to help business people bridge the gap between the two worlds of face-to-face networking and online networking for lead generation success. His Amazon-distributed book The Referral Playbook: How to Increase Sales with Proven Networking Strategies explains “how to” bridge the gap between the two worlds of face-to-face and online networking. Rick helps take the work out of networking lays out an action plan to put your networking skills to best use. All proceeds from his book go to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in memory of his father who passed from the disease in 2018.
On a personal note Rick was born and raised in Mexico City. He speaks five languages and has traveled to 43 countries while facilitating learning vacations. He plays on a nationally ranked baseball team. Rick resides in La Jolla, California.
May 27, 2019
Richard and Julie Heldman discuss the Original 9, her career in tennis and her mother Gladys, founder of World Tennis magazine and engineer of the Women’s Pro Tour. They also talk about how the movie “The Battle of the Sexes” differs from the true story.
Julie Heldman was a member of the Original 9. Julie Heldman was 25-years-old when she got word that the USTA was threatening to ban the nine women who were prepared to sign a $1 dollar contract with Gladys to play the Virginia Slims Invitational at the Houston Racquet Club.
In the mid-20th century, the Heldmans were tennis royalty. Julie was a volatile and gutsy tennis star, twice ranked number 5 in the world. Her mother Gladys Heldman was broadly admired for her unique magazine, World Tennis, and one of the foundational figures in the formation of women’s tennis, engineering the women’s tennis revolution. No one guessed that Gladys’s hidden emotional abuse was the source of Julie’s powerful drive.
Julie Heldman won 22 women’s tennis tournaments, with victories over all the top stars of her era, including Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, and Martina Navratilova. Julie represented the U.S. on two winning Federation Cup teams and at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, where she won three medals, a gold, a silver, and a bronze. Her highest women’s rankings were number two in the U.S. (twice) and number five in the world (twice).
Julie’s book “Driven: A Daughter’s Odyssey” is a highly readable insider’s account of a pivotal time in women’s tennis history and an in-depth look at Gladys’s complex character, revealing the story of Julie’s interior journey, both on and off the court.
May 20, 2019
Richard welcomes Brenda Geiger of Geiger Law Offices to discuss estate planning and trusts.
Brenda Geiger is the Founder and CEO of Geiger Law Offices, P.C., a Trusts & Estates law firm which began in 2007 in North County San Diego. The firm has helped over 3,000 families to protect themselves and their wealth through innovative estate and asset protection strategies. It is also host to an annual Trusts & Estates Symposium that provides leading-edge education to allied professionals and the firm’s clients.
2019 Trusts and Estates Symposium
Brenda’s annual Trusts & Estates Symposium is being held on Thursday, May 23rd from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the beautiful Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Brenda Geiger, J.D. and her guest speakers are experts in trusts, asset protection, running successful businesses and in their fields are nationally known. This event is also a great opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get your 4 hours of MCLE or CPE credit. You can find more information about attending this popular symposium by visiting her website here.
May 13, 2019
Richard and Todd Lundbohm discuss the ever-changing world of film making, how movies get made, how movies get paid for, and the federal and state tax benefits and credits associated film financing.
Todd Lundbohm is an experienced writer with a demonstrated history of working in the motion pictures and film industry. He is skilled in Camera, Videography, Film, Documentaries, and Commercials and an arts and design professional with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) focused in Motion Picture and Television from Academy of Art University.
He is the founder of 828 Media Capital which provides “Hard Money” lending to the entertainment industry. 828 Media Capital works with filmmakers, producers, investors and sales agencies to fill out the capital stack needed to bring a project to light. They connect the dots and solve the problems that others may miss – always looking for those unique solutions. Their experience and expertise enable us to bring financial resources to projects that might otherwise be passed over by traditional lenders.
May 6, 2019
Joseph Metcalf is the Founder and Creative Director of Arise Design + Brand in San Diego, CA. Arise Design + Brand is a Visual and Web Design Firm that specializes in brand consulting and web design. They partner with ambitious companies to craft indelible brand experiences. They also help responsible, change-making organizations make their global impact by crafting indelible user-centric brand experiences.
Joseph is passionate about making a positive impact in the world by using design and branding as a tool to advance efforts ecology, human justice, and social equality and has woven those philosophies into the company’s values. To that end, Arise Design + Brand has introduced Thankful Thursday as an effort to support the organizations and communities that strive to make the world a better place. Every 3rd Thursday of every month Arise Design + Brand randomly select one of their clients to choose a non-profit organization to support. The clients choose one from Arise Design + Brand’s curated list of hard-working local and global non-profit organizations and a donation is made to them in the client’s name.
Outside of the office, Joe enjoys time with family and friends, travel and physical challenges like triathlon and aerial arts.
April 29, 2019
Since 1995, Anthony Lombardi has been developing and perfecting a business model whose primary focus is to assist leading CPAs and Attorneys to operate their practice more efficiently, to deliver maximum value to their very best clients, and to enjoy organic growth. One of Mr. Lombardi’s special and unique abilities is developing relationships and teaching “The Art of the Relationship” to CPAs and Advisors.
The Advanced Tax Planning Institute’s 19th semi-annual conference will help CPAs to serve wealthy families from all over the country to become more intentional with the life they’ve been given — while enjoying the journey of their affluence. The conference features speakers from among the most forward-thinking and brightest professionals in their field, and attendees leave motivated to transform their practices into businesses that serve their life, including your host, Richard Muscio.
The Lombardi Family Office helps clients make a significant impact on the lives of their best clients while helping them live the significant life they were created to live.
April 22, 2019
Jeff Severson owns Money Mailer of Northern San Diego a leader in direct mail marketing. Severson is a dedicated marketing veteran with over sixteen years of experience working for large advertising agencies, spearheading a number of experiential and multi-facetted campaigns for a wide variety of well-known brands including Gillette, PlayStation and Animal Planet.
According to a recent study by eMarketer, print coupons are still king, as almost 80 percent of U.S. internet users who were polled said that they use paper coupons. As small businesses continue to seek out the most effective ways to drive brand awareness, bring in new customers and increase sales with existing customers, Money Mailer of Northern San Diego is eager to partner with local businesses in the North County area to help them boost their bottom line. Money Mailer offers local businesses a unique portfolio of marketing solutions to reach consumers in the mail, online and on their mobile phones. The Money Mailer mobile application, which is available for iPhone and Android users, allows consumers to access endless coupons in just two quick finger taps.
Jeff grew up in Oceanside and cares a lot about our community. As part of his effort to help the local community Jeff is starting a new program offering free ads for local charities in his mailers. Contact Jeff at 858-276-8775 or visit his website for more information.
April 15, 2019
Since 1986, Michael J. Herman known as “Mr. Motivation” has been motivating and inspiring the world, first as a television sitcom writer-producer, but he has operated his company Third Eye Communications since 1986 with 13 years of growth to show for it. His unique style of leadership has been called “Extraordinary” by CEOs like Bob Crandle of American Airlines, and Jill Barad of Mattel Toys.
His leadership mastery stems back from his own motivational strategies developed when, as a five-year-old boy, Michael suffered a traumatic brain injury, resulting in paralysis, aphasia, and total blindness. Though it took more than 13 years, Michael’s obstacles seem minuscule when compared with the achievements he has amassed.
Michael has authored 14 books, penned and published more than 7,600 articles on more than 60 topics in more than 200 publications around the world. He has won more than 60 awards for writing/publishing and speaking, been identified by the Los Angeles Times as “The Next Big Thing!” and by USA TODAY as “Mr. Motivation.” Now Michael J. Herman, “Mr. Motivation” travels the world motivating, inspiring, and entertaining audiences on the topics of Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership, Positivity, and Success.
April 8, 2019
Since 2005, Karie Kaufmann has helped over 500 business owners and executives achieve their goals and take their businesses to the next level. Her clients have achieved double and triple-digit growth in profitability, accomplished through improvements in sales, marketing, team training, systems development, and strategic planning.
As both a Gazelles International Coach and an ActionCOACH, Karie belongs to a network of over 1,000 business coaches in 64 countries. With this network of brain power, along with her MBA, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing, and over 10,000 hours of coaching experience, Karie is skilled at breaking down complex issues into simple steps and has the tools to help her clients succeed. Her program is designed to help you reach the goals that you set out to achieve when you started your business in the first place. Karie’s YouTube channel has multiple videos of her coaching advice.
Karie and her husband, Scott, are the parents of two you children, Kenzi and Cole. As a family they are active in the community, having served together on the board of Kids4Tech and volunteered extensively at Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
April 1, 2019
Having steadily built her real estate business since 2001 Melissa Tucci became the “Offical Real Estate Agent of the San Diego Padres”. She is also the #1 ranked Coldwell Banker agent in California, San Diego Magazine 5-Star Winner Customer Satisfaction 9 years in a row and one of the Top 100 Agents in the nation for homes sold per The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends. Her personalized service combined with professionalism, knowledge, and enthusiasm is what differentiates her from the rest.
She’s even added TV to her repertoire, regularly appearing on a San Diego based program, The American Dream where they talk about real estate, the local market and what’s going on in the world financially.
Melissa supports several nonprofits, including the American Cancer Society and the YMCA Foundation. As a wife and mother of three daughters, Melissa still cherishes quality time with family.