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Renee Horton Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? For me, my greatest accomplishment are my children and greating a legacy for my future generations. I wanted to break the cycle of teen pregnancy, I was a mother at 18 and with my kids my first grandson was born when his father was 25.  Not becoming a parent early has allowed them to focus on finding their passion and growing into the adults they need to be to leave an impact on the world. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? My current philosophy is to not allow setbacks or obstacles to emotionally affect me for more than 18 hours.  I don’t take it to bed and I don’t allow myself to be affected by it the next day. My greatest setback was the discovery of my hearing disability, it changed the trajectory of

Kristen Ulmer Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Figuring out the causes of anxiety and other emotional health issues. It truly has been a mystery for folks, and after 33 years dissecting it through real word experience and research with tens of thousands of client, I have come to some pretty astounding conclusions. Even better: once you know what’s causing people to feel anxiety (or other emotional health issues) then you can finally sort out the solutions. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? In order to be “fearless” as an athlete, I started suffering from injuries, PTSD and Burnout from my ski career. How I dealt with it is I quit my athletic career to figure out what was happening, which was that I repressed/ignored fear in order to ski the way I wanted. The impact that information had on me is

Robert Siciliano Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? My business revolves around security awareness which is the process of changing peoples behavior in their responses to threats perpetrated by predators and thieves.  What I do is help people take personal responsibility to protect their family, lives, privacy, data and possessions. Greatest accomplishment is preventing harm in people’s lives. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? As early as the ag of 12 I was a victim of a multiple attack situation. This singular event woke me up to the existence of predators. Shortly afterwards I met a young woman who confided her sexual assault victimization to me which had a profound effect on my life. In my early 20’s my small business was hacked. These significant life changing events shaped my view of the world. DO YOU SET ASIDE “ME-TIME” IN YOUR CALENDAR,

Kaitlin Roig Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? My daughter, definitely my daughter.  They say all the time you just can’t understand being a parent or a mother until you are, and it’s exponentially true.  She will be in 2 in June.  Since she was born . . . there is no greater purpose than being a mom. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? December 14, 2012, was life-shattering, and could have been for the rest of my life.  It could have been a moment that was insurmountable, I could have sat down and said I can’t function any more, I can’t be productive, this is so awful. But for myself, what happened in the aftermath of December 14, two things were really very much in play.  The first was that I did not recognize myself, who I was, because, prior to

Gary Player Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Really and truly, I have lived a blessed life. You probably expect me to answer this question with a golfing accomplishment. Maybe capturing the career Grand Slam on the Regular and Senior Tour as I am the only person who achieved both. Or becoming the first international player to win The Masters. Perhaps it’s more important to focus on the $66 million of charitable funds raised by The Player Foundation, which was founded by my son, Marc, in 1983. But above all, I have been married to my wife Vivienne for 62 years. Without her, my family and my faith, none of this would have been possible. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.  CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? Adversity hit me squarely in the face when I was just an 8-year-old boy with a big heart and bigger dreams.

Isabelle Ringnes Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? My greatest accomplishment can largely be contributed to luck, because my greatest accomplishment has been being privileged to meet and keep wonderful people in my life. Having been born into a loving and supportive family, meeting friends that enrich my life in every way possible, meeting a future husband that loves me for who I am, and a co-founder who’s wicked intelligence never stops impressing. Every one of the people I have met and been inspired by in life have contributed to or helped support me to accomplish anything else I have done. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I had a rough summer a few years ago. Norway encountered a horrible terror attack that I experienced close-up interning as a journalist at the time. It shook the country and left us all in tremendous

Pallone Q&A

YOU HAVE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? I have been very fortunate in my life to have two incredible professions. When I was growing up, all I ever wanted was to be a part of our national pastime, Major League Baseball. Then, at the age of nineteen, my dream came true, and for the next 20 years, I lived out my dream. This experience, not only was fulfilling, but also catapulted me into my next profession, which was to become a nationally known speaker. The thousands of people I met along the way, from high school students to the CEOs of major corporations, made the journey one that had  a profound impact on my life, and brought me peace within as well. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.  CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? All of us, no matter who we are, have setbacks in

Crash Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Building and getting a patent on The Cellular Influence Device, because it has the potential to modify human life. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? All of my setbacks have been due to my own doing. I have now learned to consider more deeply my actions. DO YOU SET ASIDE “ME-TIME” IN YOUR CALENDAR, AND WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME TO RELAX? Nope.  Nothing. WHAT’S THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE YOU’VE DISCOVERED WHERE YOU CAN GO TO CHILL OUT? Inside the deprivation chamber. DOES PHILANTHROPY PLAY A ROLE IN YOUR LIFE, TO WHAT EXTENT AND HOW? I feel as if I make a strong effort to contribute my resources towards all people, refraining from judgment as much as possible. WHO IS ON THE GUEST LIST FOR YOUR IDEAL DINNER PARTY, PRESENT OR

Paul Tasner Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? I have a large, happy relatively well-adjusted family, and to the extent that I am responsible for any of that, that brings me a lot more joy than a big sale to Google or something like that. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? My professional life has had many more setbacks than my personal life, some of which threw me for a loop at the time. Early in my professional life, I made the mistake, although I did not think it was a mistake at the time, of going to work with a family member of mine, someone who I had really admired enormously.  In fact, idolized may not have been too strong of a word.  Sadly, it turned out that getting a closer look at him and the way he carried himself, his

Mindi Abair Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? I feel like my greatest accomplishment is creating a lasting career for myself doing something I love.  It was my dream when I was younger to write, play, record and perform my own music with my own band.  That seemed llike a longshot at the time.  I don’t take what I do for granted for one minute of any day.  It’s amazing to stand on stage with the guys in my band every night and soak it all in. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.  CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I decided to go to college for music and went to audition at University of Miami, which was a few hours from where I grew up in St. Petersburg, FL.  I walked in so excited, but was met with “Girls don’t really make it at this school.  I’ll let