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It IS possible to be healthier, more productive, and achieve YOUR version of success in Hollywood…without sacrificing your sanity in the process. Creative burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable. Hosted by Zack Arnold (ACE), award-winning Hollywood film & TV editor of Cobra Kai, Empire, Glee, and more, documentary director, American Ninja Warrior in training, and father of two. The Optimize Yourself program helps creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and even weekend warriors more effectively ...
 
Welcome to Manufacturing Happy Hour, the podcast where we get real about the latest trends and technologies impacting modern manufacturers. Hosted by industry veteran Chris Luecke, each week, we interview makers, founders, and other manufacturing leaders that are at the top of their game and give you the tools, tactics, and strategies you need to take your career and your business to the next level. We go beyond the buzzwords and dissect real-life applications and success stories so that you ...
 
Fantasy and science-fiction illustrators Micah Epstein and Tommy Arnold team up to talk about illustration and artistic development in this bi-monthly podcast. This is a podcast for illustrators, by illustrators. We don’t believe in anything except trying to get better and be happier, by any means necessary. Dignity optional.
 
We talk cartoons all the time on the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast. Hosted by Hector Navarro, the podcast gives voice to creators and talent from inside and outside of Nickelodeon who brought to life some of the most innovative, hilarious, and heart-tugging animation in the history of television. We talk with artists about their life stories, career stories, and the inspirations behind the stories of their iconic cartoons.
 
Renegade Real Estate Coach Glenn Twiddle and his Rebellious partner Naomi take on the problems of the real estate agent’s world, with ‘out of the box’ tactics bound to annoy your competition. Glenn Twiddle, author of the best selling book ‘Punching Above Your Weight’, has become synonymous with ‘Out of the Box’ marketing ideas for the real estate industry, constantly testing the boundaries of ‘attention getting’ tactics in order to help agents get noticed, get trusted and get hired. Having b ...
 
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As creative professionals, we constantly have to reinvent ourselves to stay relevant (and frankly just to survive the insanity of our industry). The pressure to come up with new ideas and be daring is stressful at best, and debilitating at worst. Many of us are under the illusion that this pressure we place on ourselves gives us our edge - that it …
 
James Novak is the CEO of Fiix Software, a company that provides an industry-leading cloud-based CMMS that helps manufacturers plan, track, and optimize maintenance. It's also worth noting that just over one year ago, they were acquired by Rockwell Automation, which brings us back to the premise of today's show…leading through an acquisition! Manag…
 
“Huge breakthroughs come in answer to prayer.” Yes they do! Today Stacy welcomes the President of National School Project, Mark Hopson to the podcast. Listen in as Mark tells his story from growing up on the mission field in the Czech Republic to his call to the mission field of public schools in America. You don’t want to miss a moment as Mark tes…
 
Today's guest is a man who both produced and performed with The Monkees and The Turtles. We also have a returning guest who has brought him to us: Charles F. Rosenay who has brought us the legendary Chip Douglas! Please note that this show was recorded before the untimely death of Michael Nesmith on December 10, 2021.…
 
Darrin Mitchell is the CEO of Mitchell Industries and the Chief Marketing Officer of Manufacturing Masters, an on-demand video platform featuring the world’s best manufacturing information. But before that, he was the CEO of a manufacturing company of his own for almost 20 years called Trout River Industries. In this episode, Darrin gives us a bit …
 
“There is never a need you are going to face that God has not covered in His word and even more in His character.” Today Stacy sits down with best-selling author, speaker, and Moms in Prayer mom, Jodie Berndt. She is here to share about the gift of praying God’s own words back to Him; how the whole Bible is meant not just to be read, but also to be…
 
From the outside it often looks as if the dominant factor that determines whether someone achieves their careers goals or not is luck (And you all know how I feel about “luck.”) From an insider’s perspective, having helped hundreds of people successfully make career transitions, I believe luck is simply when their hard work intersects with the righ…
 
Tanuj Thapliyal is an IT engineer and academic researcher-turned-entrepreneur. He's the Co-Founder and CEO of Spot AI, a video intelligence company that's helping manufacturers access and leverage video from their facility's cameras to make better business and operational decisions. It’s time to think about video security from a completely differen…
 
“Our part is to rise up bold in the strength of the Lord, to move forward in prayer and then watch God unleash His power.” Today Stacy talks with Sally Burke, the president of Moms in Prayer International, about the great opportunity we have to impact an entire generation through prayer. What a vital topic to ponder as we enter a new year! Listen i…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
Samir Menon, the Founder & CEO of Dexterity, joins us on the show this week to share how his research on “Robots moving in a human-like manner” could contribute to the next phase of robotics. Dexterity is a company that delivers full-stack robot dexterity solutions for logistics, warehousing, and supply chain operations. But even before founding th…
 
“Prayer has never been out of our schools.” Hallelujah! Today Stacy welcomes the President of Teachers Who Pray, Tara Malven to the podcast. She is here with the awesome news that not only are moms praying but our Christian educators are praying as well. Listen in as Tara shares her testimony of how a fellow teacher to lead her to Christ. God is an…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
On today’s show, we have an artist, writer and clothing designer. She is an influential participant from the underground comix movement and has also written and drawn many mainstream comics including Wonder Woman. She is a member of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. She designed the costume for the iconic Vampirella. She has written a number of books a…
 
“Come as you are. The more you pour out what is going on, the more space you make for His grace to pour in.” What a beautiful reason to pour our hearts our before the Lord in prayer! On today’s episode Stacy speaks with Bible teacher, international recording artist, television host and bestselling author, Sheila Walsh. Listen in as Sheila shares ho…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
Jeff Winter is an Industry Executive for Manufacturing at Microsoft who helps manufacturers across the US digitally transform at scale. Plus, he’s seen a few things over the past 15 years through his involvement in the Industry 4.0 community and Smart Manufacturing-centric leadership within organizations like ISA (International Society of Automatio…
 
“There is nothing more dangerous to the kingdom of darkness than Moms in Prayer.” Wow! Today Stacy is joined by Greg Stier, the founder of Dare 2 Share, a ministry that helps youth leaders empower students to reach their world. How does Greg know the great power of prayer? By personal experience! He and his entire family were radically rescued and …
 
Today’s show features Douglas Wolk, a writer who has been published in Rolling Stone, The New York Times and The Washington Post. His book, Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, won an Eisner award. His current book is called All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told.…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the New Year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and write off the end of the year as a loss, putting our goals and intentions aside and telling ourselves “We’’ll start fresh again in January.” But then inevitably when the new year hits and we create resolutions, life still gets in th…
 
Justin Sherman grew up in the shadow of one of Boeing’s largest manufacturing facilities in Everett, WA. However, it wasn’t until he started his career that he was exposed to the realities of manufacturing careers, including the lack of diverse talent in this field. Now, as the Founder of Equity Machine Works SPC – a social enterprise committed to …
 
“Prayer is an eternal investment with life and death at stake.” Today Stacy sits down with Cathi Armitage, our Global Ministry Director. Cathi and her amazing team oversee Moms in Prayer groups in over 160 countries and counting. Listen and be amazed at all God is doing as she takes us on a journey around the globe showing us how He is answering th…
 
As 2021 winds down and we approach the new year it is so easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season and right off the end of the year is a loss, putting our goals and our intentions aside and telling ourselves, "We're going to start fresh again in January." But then inevitably, when the New Year hits and we create resolutions, life st…
 
Nan Li is a Managing Director at Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs reimagining every sector of the global economy. Nan leads the firm’s investments in companies harnessing deep tech to transform legacy industries like pharmaceuticals, protein therapy, industrial materials, and manufacturing. In this episode, we lea…
 
“Whatever story God is writing in your life be available and be ready to say yes.” Today Stacy continues her conversation with wonderful mom of four, grandma to fourteen, and founder of an international sewing ministry, Kathy Arnold. Listen in Kathie shares her amazing adventures with the Lord as she took His hand and stepped out of her comfort zon…
 
We’re back for Part 2 of our 2021 AMRs and Logistics Conference double feature. This time we’ve got 6 more interviews with leaders from across the robotics and logistics world. These conversations were recorded live at A3’s recent show in Memphis, TN, where hundreds of leaders from across the industry converged for a long-awaited reunion full of ke…
 
One of the most challenging things we deal with as freelance creative professionals is the constant feast & famine cycle of either always working or always looking for the next gig. I’m sure at some point you’ve had the experience of agonizing for hours, days, or weeks debating a job opportunity (or multiple opportunities). You may have also agoniz…
 
We’ve got not 1, not 2, but TWELVE interviews for you this week on Manufacturing Happy Hour in a special two-part episode. A3’s 2021 AMRs and Logistics Conference in Memphis, TN brought together robotics and technology leaders from across the industrial world and we had the opportunity to speak to 12 of the individuals that are leading the way in t…
 
“Please Lord, give me strength to be your missionary and live for you every day.” You will be amazed how God answered this prayer from the heart of a young college student the night she gave her heart to Jesus. Who was this college student? Our dear Moms in Prayer sister, Kathie Arnold! Today Stacy welcomes this wonderful mom of four and grandma to…
 
"There are two kinds of people in the world - people who are burned out, and people who know they are burned out." - Greg McKeown There is an epidemic of exhaustion and burnout in not only Hollywood but globally across countless industries. The culture of overwork and exploitation specifically in the entertainment industry is beyond toxic at this p…
 
What’s it like to be in the business of “selling smiles”? Jake Kilcup, Chief Operating Officer at Rocky Mountain Construction, fills us in. Rocky Mountain Construction or RMC is a roller coaster manufacturer based in Hayden, Idaho. If you’ve ever taken a ride on Goliath at Six Flags Great America, the Lightning Rod at Dollywood, or Twisted Colossus…
 
“All we had was a map but God had the destinations.” Today we complete our “Empowered” series as Stacy welcomes our amazing Moms in Prayer New York State Coordinator, Jill Falletta to the podcast. You won’t want to miss a moment as Jill, a gifted story teller, expounds on the final I AM statement of Jesus, I AM the true vine. Listen in as she share…
 
Hello to all of my Optimizer readers & listeners. Today’s episode is gonna be a little different in that I’m not the host, I’m the guest. This is a recent interview I did with Michael Bauman on the Success Engineering podcast. You will hear me talk very candidly about the identity crisis I suffered several years ago while seemingly at the height of…
 
Dana Mantilia is a cybersecurity expert specializing in security and employee training, as well as identity theft protection. She’s the Founder of Identity Protection Planning, where she assists small to medium-sized businesses through her security products and services. Plus, she’s built a great name for herself in the security space through her v…
 
“In Jesus we have true life and this is something all mankind is longing for.” Today Stacy sits down with our wonderful Moms in Prayer Regional Director of Central West Europe, Martina Kersten. We are continuing to focus on the I AM statements of Jesus looking into John 14 where Jesus says, “I AM the way, the truth and the life.” Listen in as Marti…
 
There are turning points throughout our lives where we have a choice to either accept the status quo and continue being “comfortable” or take a stand to affect real change. Whether it’s change on an individual level or even on a larger scale, to take a stand requires courage and “brave honesty” (to borrow a term from today's guest), and most import…
 
Joachim Hensch is a master tailor and for years dreamed of opening his own shop. In reality, he did that on a much larger scale during his 24+ year career at HUGO BOSS. There, he moved from product development to becoming the Managing Director of their massive Izmir, Turkey facility, where he led a best-in-class digital transformation. Now, he’s he…
 
“Jesus made his power visible showing us that He is more powerful than the forces of death.” Wow! Today Stacy welcomes our wonderful Moms in Prayer Regional Director of our Nordic and Baltic Countries, Randi Anita Helvig. We are continuing to focus on the I AM statements of Jesus looking into John 11 where Jesus says, “I AM the resurrection and the…
 
In an ideal world, being a creative professional means you love what you do and your passion for your work fuels a meaningful and fulfilling life that also has a positive impact on the world. Whether you write, direct, produce, edit, or work on set - that's the dream we all set out to achieve when we join the industry. In the real world, however, y…
 
How many times have you worked on a project that set an impossible schedule and you felt responsible for meeting ridiculous demands? How many times have you met those demands hoping you would be rewarded for the amazing feat you accomplished...only to be asked to do it again tomorrow except faster, better, and cheaper? These situations have unfortu…
 
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