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How a Former Model is Taking A Stand Against Bullying

How a Former Model is Taking A Stand Against Bullying

May 7, 2019

Bullied at a young age, Host Bart Zandbergen (who went on to have a successful modeling career before establishing himself as a wealth advisor over 25 years ago) is taking a stand against bullying which has become an epidemic. Bart has chosen Laguna Beach non-profit, the Ability Awareness Project, which has dynamic anti-bullying programs that work with the local school systems as the beneficiary of his upcoming inaugural fundraiser and benefit "Kindness Kures". The event will be held September 19th, 2019 with details to be released soon.

The Founder of the Ability Awareness Project, Shadi Pourkashef, joined Bart in the studio to discuss the state of bullying in the world today. During the episode, Shadi shares the latest statistics on bullying and discusses the programs her organization offers to effectively address bullying for a happier and safer environment. Sadly, less than 33% of children bring bullying to a parent's attention, so Shadi what signs to look for and how to open up a supportive conversation with a child regarding bullying.

In this episode you will learn:
-The various types of bullying that can occur
-Effective tips for parents to address bullying
-Why leading by example is critical in shaping a child's behavior throughout their life
-What programs are available to help stomp out bullying and how you can get involed

About Shadi Pourkashef:

Shadi Pourkashef in the Founder of Ability Awareness Project, a Laguna Beach nonprofit that provides bullying prevention education and kindness programs for children, parents and educators at schools and also for seniors at senior centers. Ability Awareness Project was the 2018 recipient of Best Education Center in Best of Laguna Beach, as well as the 2018 OneOC Champion of Changemakers, and won 1st place at the Patriot’s Day Parade with a song Ms. Pourkashef composed about a conversation between a child being bullied and her consoling mother. Ms. Pourkashef is also an Official Founding member of World Kindness USA and the Goodwill Ambassador of World Kindness for the city of Laguna Beach, a partner with The Charter for Compassion, a collaborator with The Kindness Evolution, a Raktivist with the Random Acts of Kindness, one of the 30 nation’s Kindness Leaders, and voted the Best Activist of Laguna Beach. Her programs focus on teaching non-judgement, empathy, friendship, compassion, tolerance and inclusion through thoughts, words and acts of kindness to lead our next generation towards greater social interconnection along a humanistic path. Ms. Pourkashef is the mother of a son, who is a junior in High School.

Learn More About the Ability Awareness Project:
https://kindandsafeschools.org/

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

 

7 Money Mistakes Millionaires Never Make

7 Money Mistakes Millionaires Never Make

April 30, 2019

Bart and Letitia were back in the studio to discuss a hot topic - 7 money mistakes millionaires never make. Pulling these key lessons learned and best practices from several influential leaders, Bart and Letitia discuss these 7 key points to help guide you towards making more distinct decisions to help build wealth.

In this episode, you'll gain insight into these 7 money mistakes millionaires never make and why:

1. Don't waste money on fees.
2. Don't ignore your credit score.
3. Don't spend impulsively.
4. Don't fall for marketing ploys.
5. Don't try to beat the stock market.
6. Don't have just one source of income.
7. Don't keep up with the Jones's. 

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 to Become a Masterful Speaker and Define the Greater Purpose in Each Opportunity

How to Become a Masterful Speaker and Define the Greater Purpose in Each Opportunity

April 27, 2019

Colin Boyd, a respected international speaker and business mentor, joined Bart in the studio to discuss how to become an authority on influence, persuasion and communication.

Relocating here to the USA from Australia with his wife and children, Colin has been able to bring his expertise to the masses through thought provoking coaching and training. From preparing to take the stage as a guest speaker to simply hosting a meeting or a Facebook Live Webinar, Colin shows people how to be effective, sell through serving and make the necessary mind shifts to go from good to great.

In this episode you'll gain access to:

- Understanding that speaking is selling- whether that is selling a specific idea, strategy or product.
- How to show up as the best version of yourself, which all starts with your thoughts
- How to define and connect with the greater purpose of your presentations for elevated results and impact

Learn more about Colin Boyd by visiting: https://colinboyd.co/ 

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 USC Grad Turned Private Investigator

How a USC Grad Turned Private Investigator

April 23, 2019

Maki Kudaka, who considers herself a professional "snoop", joined Bart in the studio to discuss her journey from USC to becoming a highly sought after private investigator. Maki has spent over a decade in the industry and founded her own company, Kudaka Investigations over 6 years ago. She works on a broad range of cases that always have more than meets the eye, and believes in the beauty of never giving up.

In this episode gain access to:

-How private investigators use social media research to discover key information
-How laws and limitations shape the work of a private investigator
-What the California law states on voice recording
-Tactics used to disarm individuals that a private investigator needs to attain information from
-Why approachability makes all the difference in the role of a private investigator

Maki also shares with listeners what her "Ultimate Lesson Learned" is:

T.O.A.D

T: Think outside the box
O: One step ahead of the game
A: Aggresive
D: Digg, digg, digg

For more information on Maki Kudaka and Kudaka Investigations, please visit:
www.kudakapi.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

Increase Performance and Elevate Your Influence - Follow These Steps for Success

Increase Performance and Elevate Your Influence - Follow These Steps for Success

April 16, 2019

Our need for connection goes from the cradle to the grave.

Dr. Lola Gershfeld, PSY.D, Founder and CEO of Level Five Executive, Inc., and a trusted authority in the field of emotional connection in business, joined Bart in the studio to discuss how to be more effective and influential while achieving new levels of success by mastering emotional connection.

In this episode, Dr. Gershfeld discusses:

-How to build team bonds

-Why emotions are a trigger point and how to speak to emotion in order to connect with the person 

-How learning to communicate in a way that shows people they matter can make all the difference in conflict resolution

-Why in leadership, the primary goal is to create secure bonds with others (and yourself)

-What A.R.E. is and how this acronym can be turned into a tool to increase your influence

To learn more about Level Five Executive, please visit: www.LevelFiveExecutive.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

 

How to Prevent Fraud in Your Daily Life With These Simple Steps

How to Prevent Fraud in Your Daily Life With These Simple Steps

April 13, 2019

Bart and Letitia were back in the studio discussing the dark world of fraud, and how the devices we use such as smartphones, tablets, computers, electronic appliances ( yes!) and more can be portals for predators. 

Learn how to protect yourself, your family, your finances and your identity.

Here are some important topics discussed in the new episode:

-How to use special apps to create and protect your passwords.

-The downside of using "Free Wi-Fi" in public spaces.

-Common tactics of modern predators and how to avoid them.

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 To Positively Impact Foster Youth Through CASA with CEO Regan Phillips

How To Positively Impact Foster Youth Through CASA with CEO Regan Phillips

March 18, 2019

Bart was joined in the studio by CASA of Orange County's CEO, Regan Phillips, and their Chief Communications Officer Matthew Wadlinger to discuss the impact CASA as an organization and their volunteers are having on children in the foster care system.

As a former lawyer, Regan's passion for CASA was ignited early on in her career through a series of events that led her to getting involved in various roles with CASA of Orange County before accepting the position of CEO last year. Dedicated to being an agent for change, Regan and her CASA team of staff and volunteers stand behind CASA's mission: to provide a powerful voice for youth in the child welfare system through a unique one-on-one relationship with trained and supervised court appointed volunteer advocates. They work to ensure that these youth are safe, have a permanent home and an opportunity to thrive.

With over 3100 children of all ages in the foster care system in Orange County, CASA is proud to have over 500 CASA volunteers actively working with the youth. However, just over 250 children are still on a wait list to be matched with a CASA.

In this episode, you'll gain access to:

-Understanding what CASA is and what being a CASA means

-How you can get started to become a trained CASA to work with children in the foster care system

-How you can help in the fundraising efforts for this organization that is 95% privately funded

-Learn more about CASA of Orange County's largest fundraiser of the year, The CASA Black and White Ball, that is coming up April 27th, 2019 in Irvine. https://www.casacelebrationofchildren.org/

For more information on CASA, please visit: https://www.casaoc.org/

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

The Making of a Million Dollar Car - Pagani Newport Beach Talks Hypercars, Drift Cars and More!

The Making of a Million Dollar Car - Pagani Newport Beach Talks Hypercars, Drift Cars and More!

March 17, 2019

Tyler Lee from Pagani Newport Beach joined Bart in the studio to talk about Pagani - one of the world's most distinguished hypercar manufacturers. With just over 40 vehicles on the road in the USA, Paganis are all custom ordered with a base price starting at $1.1 Million Dollars.

In 2012, Top Gear Magazine recognized the Pagani Huayra as the Hypercar of the Year and since then, the elite automotive brand has continued to set records and raise the bar for excellence in the automotive industry. Pagani Newport Beach was the first standalone dealership in the USA and now they have a second location in Beverly Hills.

In this episode, you'll learn the following:

-How a former Lamborghini executive chose to branch off and launch his own brand, Pagani

-The defining factors that separate Pagani into a league of its own

-What automotive drifting is, and how drift cars are unique 

Plus, Tyler Lee, a car aficionado at heart, shares his journey into the world of high-end automotive. His passion and sheer grit for attaining his current position with Pagani is a great example of how someone who is driven by determination, ultimately wins the race.

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

The World’s Largest Asset Management Firm Joins Us in the Studio

The World’s Largest Asset Management Firm Joins Us in the Studio

March 5, 2019

BlackRock is the world's largest asset management firm guiding individuals, financial professionals and institutions in building better financial futures. The firm has over 130 Billion in assets under management. Sean Carney, Head of Municipal Strategy for the BlackRock Investment Strategy Team joined Bart on air to discuss Municipal Bonds, the Salt State intricacies and his ultimate lesson learned thoughout his career. He is also a member of the firm's Investment Strategy Team, a Seven-member committee led by Peter Hayes and tasked with setting the strategic direction of BlackRock's tax-exempt product suite.Mr. Carney has 16 years' experience in the industry, having joined BlackRock in 2007 as a municipal bond trader on the Private Investor platform and previously working as a municipal bond broker at Chapdelaine & Co. in New York City.

In his current role as Head Municipal Strategist, Mr. Carney monitors market developments on a daily basis and offers analysis and interpretation of technical and fundamental developments for BlackRock's broader municipal bond organization. He is a frequent commentator on the market and is a lead author of the firm's monthly municipal market review and outlook.

In 2017 Mr. Carney received recognition as the industries top Municipal Strategist by Smith's Research and Grading covering over 80 buy-side and sell-side firms. Mr. Carney holds a bachelor's degree from Moravian College and served six years as an infantryman in the U.S. Army National Guard.

To learn more: www.blackrock.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

 

Budget Blinds: From a Shuttered Business to a Window Covering Empire

Budget Blinds: From a Shuttered Business to a Window Covering Empire

February 9, 2019

Todd Jackson, one of the founders of Budget Blinds, joined Bart Zandbergen in the studio to discuss his entrepreneurial journey that was anything but easy. Following the abrupt closing of his father's family business, Todd Jackson's path aligned with the individuals that became his business partners for over 25 years. In 1994 when most of Orange County, California was filing for bankruptcy, Todd and his partners launched Budget Blinds,which today is a household name. Listen to this special episode that is rich with lessons learned from a respected entrepreneur who refused to give up.

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