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Rare and Exclusive Interview with Prestige Watchmaker Vacheron Constantin

Rare and Exclusive Interview with Prestige Watchmaker Vacheron Constantin

October 14, 2019

Christian Selmoni, the Director of Heritage and Style for Vacheron Constantin, joined Bart in the studio during his recent trip here to the USA from his headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Christian has been a part of this prestige watchmaker for nearly 30 years and has been a pivotal figure in helping shape the evolution of the brand. Vacheron Constantin has been around since 1755 and is the oldest watch company in production. Through passion, drive and perseverance, the brand has successfully evolved over their 264 year history, while building an unbelievable legacy through the art of watchmaking. 

In this episode learn:
-How Vacheron Constantin's know how, sophistication and finishing of their watches separates them from other luxury watchmakers.
-Why the latest trend of larger men's wristwatches has broadened Vacheron Constantin's offering.
-How their bespoke watch capabilities are able to create one-of-a-kind watches for collectors who desire something rare.
-How the watch that took 8 years to produce through 3 watchmakers finally arrived to its owner in 2015.
-Why the shift happened from pocket watches to wrist watches and what it meant for the world of watchmaking.

To learn more about Vacheron Constantin, please visit: https://www.vacheron-constantin.com/en2/home.html

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

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Ocean at Main in Laguna Beach Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Ocean at Main in Laguna Beach Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

October 7, 2019

Chef Craig Strong of Laguna Beach's dining hot spot, Ocean at Main, joined us in the studio on the eve of his one year anniversary. Spending nearly 25 years in the hotel business, 15 of which were with the Ritz Carlton in Europe or on the East Coast, Chef came to Southern California in 2000 and found himself at Montage, Laguna Beach. His new home became their much acclaimed restaurant, The Studio, where he spent nearly a decade as their Executive Chef. With a desire to have a little more flexibility and creativity, Chef took a leap of faith and opened his very first restaurant last year called Ocean at Main. His restaurant is located in a building in Laguna which was the city's first bank in the 1940s. The menu offers a variety of dishes that draw on inspiration from the Mediterranean as well as a few savory dishes that are a nod to his French training. 

In this episode:
-Learn about Chef's career path which led him to opening his first restaurant.
-Get to know the inspiration behind Chef's menu at Ocean at Main.
-Understand how Chef fuses together the best of both French Cooking and Mediterranean Cuisine. 
-Hear Chef discuss the things he's learned over the last year in his first entrepreneurial venture.
-Learn how technology has and continues to change the restaurant business.
-Get to know why selling the experience imparts value which makes you priceless.

When asked what his Ultimate Lesson Learned has been thus far in his career, Chef notes that truly embracing the spirit of hospitality has made all the difference.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

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Exclusive Access to the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Exclusive Access to the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

October 1, 2019

Host Bart Zandbergen welcomed the Founder of the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival Stefanie Salem into the studio to talk about the much anticipated upcoming event taking place October 3rd - 6th, 2019. The event is back for its 6th year in a row and is even bigger and even better. Stefanie, a serial entrepreneur, talks about her career journey thus far which has taken her across the globe. She has successfully built 7 businesses throughout the world, and after taking a few years off to have her children, she decided she wanted to get back in the game. She spent time reading books and listening to other leading entrepreneurs share their stories in pursuit of deciding what she felt compelled to embark on this time around. Her contemplation led her to launching the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival, which after many years and countless hours of hard work, is now compared to the highly respected Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival.

In this episode, you'll hear guest Stefanie Salem share:
-Exclusive details on some of the special events taking place during this year's NBWF Festival.
-What some of her challenges were that she overcame as an entrepreneur and how she pushed past them.
-Why having "Grit" is key to being successful in any venture.
-How failing prepares you to be achieve success - but the key is to learn from the failure.

Stefanie is also candid about the fact that in any live event, no matter how prepared you are, there are always things that arise which are unexpected. The upcoming festival has several levels of access that have already sold out, but there are still some great ticket options available.

To learn more about the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival visit: 
https://www.newportwineandfood.com/

To purchase available tickets visit:
https://tickets.newportwineandfood.com/event/6th-Annual-Newport-Beach-Wine--Food

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

Investing 101: The Differences Between an Investment Banker and an Investment Advisor

Investing 101: The Differences Between an Investment Banker and an Investment Advisor

September 30, 2019

Letitia Berbaum was back in the studio and welcomed investment banker Austin King on-air. In this special episode, Letitia and Austin discuss how their roles as a wealth advisor and as an investment banker are unique and different. They also discuss how their roles can work together to help support their clients.

Here is what you will gain access to in this episode:
-Letitia and Austin breakdown the nuances of their respective roles
-Austin shares what the hottest investment industry is from his point of view at the moment
-Understand the importance of working with licensed, industry professionals
-The state of IPOs: This year is the largest year on record in history for IPOs

When asked what his ultimate lesson learned was, Austin shares that the above and beyond anything else, choosing to work with professionals is crucial.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How United Way is Impacting Orange County for the Better

How United Way is Impacting Orange County for the Better

September 23, 2019

Letitia Berbaum was back in the studio with a distinguished guest in the non-profit sector. Sue Parks, President of Orange County United Way, joined Letitia on air to discuss the distinct efforts their organization has in place. One effort in particular has been to engage more women in the process of giving back. Letitia shares with listeners why she as a woman chose to get involved with the organization, which began when her aunt became homeless. Like most people who fall into this situation, it usually begins with the loss of a job and then one or more life events in combination with it. Letitia wanted to be able to make a difference and was drawn to the fact that the organization is strategic with their efforts which makes them measurable.

Here are highlights from this episode:
-Learn more about their programs designed to get women involved.
-Understand how homelessness can happen to anyone.
-Learn about how Orange County United Way partners with organizations to drive results.
-Determine how you may be able to get involved or give back through either time, talent or treasure.

Sue Parks also shared her ultimate lesson learned with us. For her, having spent many years in the corporate world before moving into the non-profit space, Sue says it's imperative to wake up with purpose. 

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com 

Investing 101: How to filter through the noise to architect the right plan for you!

Investing 101: How to filter through the noise to architect the right plan for you!

September 17, 2019

Hosts Bart Zandbergen and Letitia Berbaum were back in the studio to discuss how to sift through the noise. Especially in our media driven world today, there are so many outlets that are ready to give advice but how do you filter through it to get to the heart of the topic at hand? In this episode, Bart and Letitia give candid perspectives on how to assess the information you read, see online or hear on TV.

This edition of The Zandbergen Report will highlight:
-The importance of only taking advice from a licensed professional who has a fiduciary responsibility to you.
-How TV commentators are entertainers as well, so it is something to keep in mind while listening to their perspectives.
-Why considering the source of any information you are given is critical.
-How discovering ways to save on the small things can add up in a big way each year.
-Why the best advice is custom tailored to your goals, lifestyle and needs.

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

From the Badminton Court to Acclaimed Interior Designer - Meet Dina Marciano

From the Badminton Court to Acclaimed Interior Designer - Meet Dina Marciano

September 9, 2019

Bart Zandbergen welcomed Interior Designer Dina Marciano into the studio to talk about her journey from Belarus to becoming a very successful entrepreneur here in the states. Dina came to the USA in 1995 to visit family, and although she had no intention of staying, she quickly decided to make our country her home. Growing up as a disciplined athlete (she played competitive badminton for years), Dina's refined work ethic was ingrained from an early age. She followed her passion for design and became a professional interior designer, founding her own firm, Dina Marciano Design. Her work has been featured by a variety of publications and she is an interior designer of choice for many developers to work with.

In this episode, Dina discusses:
-New styles emerging in the world of interior design
-How she approaches designing for her client's lifestyles
-Why less is more and has been proven to create the most impactful spaces

She also shared with our listeners her ultimate lesson learned which is simply put - to be yourself. Dina encourages others to be authentic, stay true to their vision and to move forward with bringing their goals to life. 

Learn more about Dina Marciano's work here: https://www.dinamarcianodesign.com/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

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The Firm Behind Jennifer Garner, Drake and Jaime Foxx Shares Brand Investment Wisdom

The Firm Behind Jennifer Garner, Drake and Jaime Foxx Shares Brand Investment Wisdom

September 6, 2019

Filipp Chebotarev and Polina Chebotareva, General Partners at Cambridge Companies SPG which invests in better for you consumer product brands, joined Bart in the studio to discuss their lessons learned, career histories and brand passions. Their firm has over two dozen brands within their portfolio and works with brands led by famous faces and industry leaders like Jennifer Garner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Drake, and Jaime Foxx to name a few.

In this episode, Filipp and Polina share their perspective on working in their niche investment space and how they have handled unexpected twists and turns through their portfolio's growth.

They also share their ultimate lessons learned including why always being hungry to learn is essential for evolution, as well as how having the ability to shift perspective to develop alternative strategies can make all the difference. 

Learn more about Cambridge Companies SPG by visiting: http://www.cambridgespg.com/

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

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*This podcast and associated post are not an endorsement by Bart Zandbergen or Optivest Inc. of  Cambridge SPC nor its affiliates as a recommended investment.

Legally Bound: Criminal Attorneys Talk Love, Law and High Profile Cases

Legally Bound: Criminal Attorneys Talk Love, Law and High Profile Cases

August 27, 2019

Andrew and Katie Cherkasky, criminal attorneys and founders of Golden Law Inc, joined Bart in the studio for a bold conversation on love, law and politics. The couple is married with five children and manage operating their firm, representing their clients and participating in media opportunities weekly to discuss high profile cases. The duo met while working on a case together while they were both prosecutors for the Unites States Air Force. Katie is a national news personality focused on legal analysis of sexual assault, criminal law, Constitutional law, presidential authority, and military law. Andrew Cherkasky is the nation’s premier sexual assault litigation attorney, and is recognized as one of the most elite trial lawyers in America. Andrew focuses his case load on matters with Constitutional implications and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. 

In this episode you will gain access to:
-Katie's sought after approach to the law and her view point on case analysis
-The reasons why it is critical to ask tough questions in prepping for and executing a trial
-The reason why it is imperative to always be sensitive to allegations while understanding that the court of public opinion and the facts may present two different cases.

When asked what his ultimate lesson learned has been thus far in his career, Andrew shared that humility was most noteworthy. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but either way you learn. When asked for her ultimate lesson learned, Katie said hers was the reality that you are never too old to try something new. There are new opportunities that are always on the horizon!

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com

How a Forensic Psychologist Views Nutrition and its Impact on The Human Mind, Body and Spirit

How a Forensic Psychologist Views Nutrition and its Impact on The Human Mind, Body and Spirit

August 23, 2019

Letitia Berbaum was joined on air by Dr. Rupali Chadha, who is a highly sought after forensic psychologist. She is also Chief of the Medical Staff at Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles, being the only female to ever hold that position for the hospital which has been around for over 100 years. In this episode, Dr. Chadha talks about the connection she has seen between nutrition and mental health. Her advanced studies and extensive experience have positioned her as an expert in her field. 

Listen to this episode to gain access to:

-Macro-nutrients: How proper pairings of fat and carbohydrates can improve your mood.
-Meal prepping: Why this weekly ritual can make all the difference.
-Reducing stress: How changing your thinking can positively impact your stress levels.

Dr. Chadha also shares her ultimate lesson learned. For her, choosing to exercise for spirit, not ego, and choosing to make decisions for all the right reasons has drastically improved her quality of life.

To learn more about Dr. Rupali Chadha, visit www.rupalichadhamd.com

The Zandbergen Report, where wealth strategies and investment wisdom collide, is led by host Bart Zandbergen, and is LIVE every Tuesday at 2pm on OC Talk Radio. The show is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Spotify and Stitcher.

Interested in being a guest on The Zandbergen Report? Email podcast@bartzandbergen.com.

Learn more about Bart by visiting www.BartZandbergen.com