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The Collegiate Empowerment® Show

If you're a future focused Higher Education Professional, a University Executive, or an Entrepreneurial Educator committed to the long haul of Higher Education, then this show is for you! Join your host Tony D'Angelo, the founder of Collegiate Empowerment, as he and his guests help you increase your professional Clarity, Confidence, Capability and Commitment, so you can Help College Students Get What They Truly Want & Need for success in the 21st Century.
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If you're a future focused Higher Education Professional, a University Executive, or an Entrepreneurial Educator committed to the long haul of Higher Education, then this show is for you! Join your host Tony D'Angelo, the founder of Collegiate Empowerment,  as he and his guests help you increase your professional Clarity, Confidence, Capability and Commitment, so you can Help College Students Get What They Truly Want & Need for success in the 21st Century. To learn more about Collegiate Empowerment please visit: www.Collegiate-Empowerment.org

 

Aug 15, 2016
Episode 136: The Most Empowering Thing You Can Do Between Aug 15 - Sep 11

If you're a Professional in American Higher Education then you know what it takes to get through the next four weeks. If you're looking for some additional support to help you make it through this time, then check out this episode in which your host, Tony D'Angelo, will share THE ONE THING you can do as well as The Eight Mantras to help you make it all happen. 

Jul 22, 2016
Episode 135: Interview with Shy Pahlevani, Founder of LifeSafe

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews Shy Pahlevani, the founder of the mobile safety app called LiveSafe. LiveSafe was born from a spirit of triumph over tragedy and the desire to empower everyone to help keep our communities safe. Shy Pahlevani, a victim of a violent robbery and Kristina Anderson, the most injured survivor of the Virginia tech shootings, collaborated and pursued the the idea of using crowd sourced intelligence to engage the community to help prevent incidents and improve overall safety.

To learn more about this empowering technology for your campus community go to: LiveSafeMobile.com. The LiveSafe app is available for free via the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Be certain to download it today and share it with your campus community. 

Jul 19, 2016
Episode 134: The Wisdom Cultivator

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, shares a powerful Collegiate Empowerment Tool called The Wisdom Cultivator to help you always make your learning bigger than your experience. 

Jul 9, 2016
Episode 133: Interview with Colin Cox: Theater for Social Change

In the interview your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews Colin Cox founder of Will & Company. Los Angeles based Will & Company has twenty years of experience creating and presenting diverse productions for college audiences. The ensemble’s work has been presented at more than five hundred colleges, and at more than 30 national conferences, including; NCORE, NACA, APAP, WAA, NODA, the National Conference of Social Justice, the International Conference of Fulbright Scholars, the National Conference of Suicide Prevention, and many others.

Also available in the Fifty Years On series are :

for Orientation, Welcome Week, FYE and Diversity Events – In It Together
for Black History Month – Soul of a Nation
for Latino Heritage – Latinos Shaping a Nation
for LGBT – Nothing Queer About It
for Native American Heritage – Wounded Body & Soul
for Women’s History – A Way To Go
and for Asian American Heritage – So Many Fronts

For information, pricing, and availability please email willandcompany@gmail.com or call Colin at 818-437-8223.

Jun 29, 2016
Episode 132: Interview with Dr. Tom Matthews, author of Building Leaders One Hour At A Time

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews a Higher Ed Pro legend- Dr. Tom Matthews. Dr. Matthews is the Associate Dean of Leadership and Service at SUNY Geneseo. He also serves as the Director of the nationally acclaimed GOLD Program – an initiative that received the “Program of Excellence and Distinction” by the National Association for Campus Activities and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. This certificate program has attracted upwards of 7000 participants in a single year.

Dr. Matthews recently released his first book, “Building Leaders One Hour at a Time: A Guidebook for Leadership Development” which outlines the entire GOLD curriculum. An authority on leadership curriculum, Dr. Matthews has chaired numerous committees, presented papers and given hundreds of program sessions throughout his career. He served as board chair of the National Association for Campus Activities and has been an active member in a variety of organizations including the Association of College Unions-International, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the New York State United Teachers, American Federation of Teachers, NASPA, and the American Association of University Professors.  He also served as the chief negotiator for two collective bargaining agreements for SUNY academic and professional faculty with United University Professions and the State of New York.

Dr. Matthews co-chaired the NCLP National Leadership Symposium for three years and was the founder of the New York Leadership Educator’s Consortium.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.  Dr. Matthews earned  his doctorate in Student Personnel & Higher Education from the University of South Carolina.

Jun 20, 2016
Episode 131: Interview with Goldie Bloomenstyk, Author of American Higher Education In Crisis?

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews Goldie Blumenstyk, one of the nation’s most respected higher-education journalists and author of the bestselling book, American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know, (Oxford University Press)  

As a reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education since 1988, Goldie has covered a wide range of topics, including distance education, the Internet boom, bust, and boom, state politics, and fund raising. She is nationally known for her expertise on for-profit higher education, college finances, and the commercialization of academic research. She has reported for The Chronicle from China, Israel, Peru and several countries in Europe, and her stories have received numerous awards 

Goldie has been a frequent guest on public radio and public-affairs shows  and at events,  and her work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today.  She’s also a co-founder of the Chronicle’s new reporting project, “Re:Learning | Mapping the New Education Landscape.”

To learn more about Goldie and her work check out: 

www.goldieblumenstyk.com

Twitter: @GoldieStandard

www.facebook.com/TheGoldieStandard1

 

Jun 17, 2016
Episode 130: The Summer Focusing Show

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, helps you to regain your clarity and focus as the Summer Season begins. The summer is time to tend to what has taken root. This episode will help you grow over Summer so you can reap the harvest of the Fall. 

Jun 15, 2016
Episode 129: Interview with Dr. Anthony Altieri: Pathways To Student Self Authorship

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews Dr. Anthony Altieri the Associate Dean of Students at Lynn University in Boca Raton. 

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, he moved to South Florida in 2006.  Altieri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY), a Master of Science in college student personnel administration from Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), and a Master of Business Administration from Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL). In 2014, he completed his doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).  In his administrative role, Altieri provides oversight to many programs and services that focus on individual development and student success.  He has been instrumental in developing a competency based approach to delivering many of the services and opportunities offered under his purview. Altieri is a passionate educational practitioner who strives to enhance learning opportunities for students beyond the classroom setting. 

Apr 27, 2016
Episode 128: Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset As A Higher Ed Pro

While most Higher Education Professionals struggle to survive in the dynamic new world of American Higher Education in the 21st century, there is a bold and ever growing number of HE pros who are not only surviving, but actually thriving. In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, helps you to uncover the difference that is making a difference for these HE Pros: The Development Of An Entrepreneurial Mindset. 

Apr 22, 2016
Episode 127: Interview with Dr. Rebecca Kitchell on Grit, Resilience & Student Success

Call it what you will- Guts, Resilience, Initiative, Tenacity; put them all together and you've got GRIT! And that's the focus of today's show. Join your host, Tony D'Angelo, as he interviews Student Resiliency Expert, Dr. Rebecca Kitchell from The University of New Haven. 

Apr 19, 2016
Episode 126: Strategic Frameworks for HE Pros

Are you looking to silence the noise of the Crazy Busy World of Higher Education? Then check out this episode in which your host, Tony D'Angelo, imparts a series of strategic planning frameworks for you. Including: 

The 60 Year Career Plan

The 20 Year Transformation

The 10 Year Revolution

The 4 Year Quantum Leap

The 90 Day Seasonal Cycle

The Monthly Focus

The Weekly Game Plan

The Daily Intention

The Present Moment of The Now

Apr 13, 2016
Episode 125: Interview with Matt Weinstein, Founder & Creator of Playfair

In this episode join your host, Tony D'Angelo, as he interviews the founder and creator of the #1 New Student Orientation Program of all time, Mr. Matt Weinstein. 

Matt Weinstein is the nation’s foremost authority on the use of fun and humor in team building. Matt is the founder and “Emperor” of Playfair, Inc., an international consulting firm based in Northern California. He was elected to the Professional Speaker’s Hall of Fame by the National Speaker’s Association, and was honored by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.” Matt Weinstein’s television special “Fun Works!: The Power of Humor in the Workplace” was broadcast nationally on PBS. Matt is the author of many popular books including Managing To Have Fun, Playfair: Everyone’s Guide to Noncompetitive Play, and Dogs Don't Bite When A Growl Will Do.

PLAYFAIR, winner of the NACA Novelty Entertainer Of The Year Award is the #1 freshman orientation program on college campuses today. PLAYFAIR reaches out to audiences, celebrating the diversity of each and everyone of us in an atmosphere of non-competitive play allowing new students to meet one another in a very positive and supportive environment. It has been proven that laughter and play help the body stay healthy. Playfair has taken their college show and brought it into corporate America. Playfair has been featured in People magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and featured on a PBS special. PLAYFAIR is a great program to have outside, it works equally as well in a large indoor space. Give your incoming freshman class a gift they will always remember.

To learn more about Matt & Playfair check out: www.PlayFair.com

 

Apr 5, 2016
Episode 124: The Spring Focusing Show

Welcome to a whole new quarter- Spring 2016! In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, helps you to take advantage of this new season. Spring is about sowing and beginnings. Where there is nothing but a waiting field, the farmer sows seeds in the expectation that they will take root and produce a harvest. Here's to making great things happen for you this Spring!

Mar 29, 2016
Episode 123: Collegiate Empowerment Certification

 

Are you looking to raise your standards of what it means to be a Higher Education Professional? Are you looking to increase your professional skill set? Are you looking for a new level of professional certification and credentialing? Then be certain to check out this episode as your host, Tony D'Angelo, shares an overview of The Collegiate Empowerment Certification Program. 

Welcome to the Collegiate Empowerment Coaching Certification! Here's an easy way for you to increase your professional certification in an area that will impact not only your professional career, but your personal life and relationships as well. Even better than that is the fact that you are empowered and licensed to teach and share the concepts and tools of this coaching program with your colleagues and the students you interact with every day.

The word empower means “to give your power away so that others have the ability to make decisions and take action." Your power can be your time, energy, money, caring, and wisdom. We not only want to empower you to make a quantum leap in your life, but we want you to be empowered to guide others in doing the same! If you are dedicated to providing your campus with high quality tools and processes that will take them to the next level, then the Collegiate Empowerment Coaching Program is the most cost-effective investment to help you do that at just $995 for the certification (after two years of experiencing the coaching for yourself).

If you're a future focused Higher Education Professional, a University Executive, an entrepreneurial-minded educator, or if you’re just plain committed to the long haul of Higher Education, then this experience is right for you. Join a growing team of Certified Collegiate Empowerment Coaches as you increase your professional Clarity, Confidence, Capability and Commitment, so you can Help College Students Get What They Want and Need for success in the 21st Century.

This coaching certification is geared towards professionals who desire a deeper understanding of the what we call Collegiate Empowerment—not our organization’s name, but the movement of empowering college students and professionals. Collegiate Empowerment, it’s what brought you to us in the first place.

To learn more or to apply today please visit: http://www.collegiate-empowerment.org/certification/

Mar 24, 2016

In light of this week's passing of Andy Grove, a top Silicon Valley business leader and champion of corporate diversity, your host, Tony D'Angelo shares an X-Factor Insight inspired by Andy Grove and his work. The principle is Unity Comes from Diversity and Growth Comes From Conflict. 

Mar 22, 2016
Episode 121: 50 Things A Higher Ed Pro Needs To Know About PSLF

Like most Higher Education Professionals, you probably have Student Loan Debt. Yet one of the most overlooked and underutilized programs available to Higher Education Professionals is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, commonly referred to as the PSLF. In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, shares 50 common Q&As about the program and how you as a Higher Education Professional can take advantage of this program. Remember one of the most powerful things you can do as an educator is to eliminate your liabilities before increasing your assets. For many educators, student load debt will be one of the largest liabilities you will ever incur so it makes sense to crush that student loan debt as soon as possible. The PSLF program helps to make that easier for you. To learn more about PSLF and to download a copy of the PSLF Employment Certification Form go to: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/public-service-employment-certification-form.pdf

Mar 16, 2016
Episode 120: Interview with Don Koch: The Returning Adult Student

As we've discussed in previous episodes, by the year 2021 over 42% of all college students will be over age 25. With this in mind what are you as a 21st Century Higher Education doing to prepare for this new reality? In order to help you and your campus prepare check out this interview with Don Koch, someone who exemplifies The Returning Adult Student of today and the next 20 years. 

Mar 8, 2016
Episode 119: Interview with Andy Altman founder of GigTown.com

Everyday the world of technology is radically transforming the way we work and live. For those of you in Higher Ed who book bands & musicians for your college campus this show is for you! In this show your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews the founder and grand poobah of GigTown.com, Andy Altman. Gigtown is a free app and online platform that empowers you and your students to discover local musicians, where they're playing, and even book them for gigs on your campus. After the show be certain to hit your favorite app store and download the GigTown App and be certain to check out: www.GigTown.com

Mar 4, 2016
Mar 1, 2016
Episode 117: Pay Off Those Loans BEFORE You Fund Your Retirement

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, tackles a topic that he is intensely passionate about: Financial Education, especially Financial Education for HE Pros, especially Financial Education those HE Pros who have debt... which sadly these days is the vast majority of HE Professionals in American Higher Education today. In this episode Tony covers the Four Stages Of Wealth: 

Financial Dependency: Economic Infancy

Financial Growth: Economic Childhood

Financial Independence: Economic Adulthood

Financial Abundance: Economic Maturity 

The key insight from today's show: Pay off your debt before you invest in your retirement. In other words, before you attempt to increase your assets, first focus on decreasing your liabilities. Over time, you will be able to transform your debt into wealth. 

Feb 25, 2016
Episode 116: Interview with Mary Ellen Hickes

In episode 108 your host, Tony D'Angelo, shared the biggest trend in American Higher Education that NO ONE is talking about... the coming tsunami of returning adult students (RAs) to the shores of American Higher Education. By the year 2021 over 42% of all students enrolled will be over age 25? With this new reality in mind, what is your campus doing to prepare for this new reality? More so as a Higher Education Professional what are YOU doing to prepare for this new reality? 

In this episode you will learn first hand from a 21st century Higher Ed Pro who is on the forefront of this trend and who is actually riding this wave. Mary Ellen Hickes is the Director of Admissions at the School of Adult and Graduate Education at Cedar Crest College. In this interview Mary Ellen will give you and your campus community insights and strategies on not only how to survive this new reality, but to thrive with this new reality. If you're here for the long haul, then you will not want to miss this episode!

Feb 23, 2016

In this episode your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews one of the nation's leading speakers on alcohol, sex and sexual assault, Elaine Pasqua. Since 1997 Elaine Pasqua has been presenting programs about the negative effects of high-risk behaviors to more than half a million students at over 500 colleges and universities across the United States. Her passion is to prevent students from altering their life goals as she has seen many lives that were changed by one inconsequential decision.

Elaine is a five time nominee for Best Speaker of the Year for the Campus Activities Readers Choice Awards. She provides player development training for numerous NFL teams including the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, and the Carolina Panthers, the NFL, NBA, and the Philadelphia Phillies. She is the columnist for Student Activities Magazine “Real Life on Campus,” and co-wrote, directed, and produced the video “Be Aware of the Risks of Date Rape Drugs” which has been viewed over 800,000 times on YouTube. Elaine recently released her book, #Mom I Got This: Building Your Legacy in College and Beyond.

To learn more about Elaine and her work, please visit: www.ElainePasqua.com or contact Elaine at: 

Office: (215) 348-5355

Email: elaine@elainepasqua.com

Feb 18, 2016
Episode 114: As You Think for College Students

In this interview your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews Marc Allen the author & editor of As You Think, an updated and revised edition of the classic personal empowerment book As A Man Thinketh. In this episode Tony & Marc discuss the book and how it's classic wisdom can be used and embraced by today's college students & Higher Education Professionals. 

In 1904, a relatively unknown Englishman named James Allen wrote a little book called As a Man Thinketh. The book has become one of the world’s greatest self-help books — “self-empowerment” is a better term — for it not only reveals to us that the keys to success are within our own minds, it shows us how to use these keys to unlock the greatest fulfillment we can imagine.

In this revised edition, author and publisher Marc Allen updates this classic, changing language that has become dated or obsolete, and honing the clarity of the message. He makes As You Think gender inclusive, showing how these principles are truly universal and apply to everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, beliefs, social class, or education.

As You Think is a simple yet powerful reminder that “all we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts.” We are the masters of our destinies.

(Producer Note: This IS episode 114 and not episode 112 as Tony mistakenly states at the beginning of the show. Don't worry we made him eat ramen noodles for an entire week.)

 

Feb 16, 2016
Episode 113: Interview w/Scott Talarico of Neon Entertainment

Would you like to gain inside information on the pulse of American Higher Education when it comes to what are the biggest & hottest trends for entertainment & activities on campus today? If so then check out this episode in which your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews Scott Talarico, the founder of Neon Entertainment. 

President and founder of Neon Entertainment for twenty years, Scott Talarico has been operating the agency with continued success.  A native of Utica, New York, Scott graduated from Alfred University and chose to base Neon in buffalo for its active entertainment scene.

 Scott oversees as an agent to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Scott may be eternally busy with Neon's roster of 40 musicians and comedians, but he never forgets why it's so important to stay dedicated:  he's helping artists create their own niche in the college entertainment market.

Scott brings a variety of skill and a high level of understanding of the business to his agency.  A musician in his own right (he plays the drums), he's had experience in everything from radio sales to programming and concert production.  At Alfred he served as President of his college entertainment board, a valuable commodity when considering Neon's main focus on colleges, developing relationships with student activity boards, and bringing students the type of entertainment they want onto their campus at an affordable cost.

 The most rewarding part of working in this field for Scott is being a first-hand witness to intense artist growth.  Neon gives new artists the chance to develop and widen their fan-base. "It is because of what Neon does that gives the artists the chance to play large-scale shows," Scott says.  "These opportunities give them great experience so they can develop their own style and image."

Scott is also the manager to that adorable little guidette you might know as Snooki! All that press, photos, appearances, and world-wide recognition can be traced back to Scott and Neon Entertainment!

Scott's Talarico can be reached at: 

Phone: 716-836-NEON (6366) 

Email: scott@neon-entertainment.com

Web: www.Neon-Entertainment.com  

Feb 11, 2016
Episode 112: Interview with Dr. Jarrod Spencer The Mind of The Athlete

Looking to increase your performance in your personal & professional life? Then check out this episode as your host, Tony D'Angelo, interviews Dr. Jarrod Spencer, founder of The Mind Of The Athlete. 

Dr. Jarrod Spencer is a Sports Psychologist whose passion is to assist athletes in attaining peak performance through sound emotional health. He is a trusted, leading authority on the mind of today’s athlete and is driven to educate others regarding how the mind works best.  Dr. Spencer’s teachings focus on the idea that a clearer mind leads to better performance.  Influenced by views in neuroscience, psychoanalysis, Christianity, and peak performance literature, Dr. Spencer has a heart to serve athletes by improving their overall well-being while nurturing their emotional health. 

Dr. Spencer’s communication style is positive, proactive, and results-oriented. His highly successful approach is a direct result of his warmth, insight, and dynamic teaching style. Desiring to take athletes one step further than they have gone before, Dr. Spencer uses a blend of the “outside in” and “inside out” learning methods to help athletes become unstuck and reach their true potential. It is this combination of learning modalities that provides a successful path, which allows athletes to excel faster and go deeper with long-lasting positive mental results. 

Dr. Spencer is president and founder of Mind of the Athlete, LLC, a sports psychology company committed to improving the emotional health of athletes. He is the creator of the Mind of the Athlete Program, a cutting edge video and audio sports psychology curriculum. This program, made up of sixteen videos, sixteen accompanying worksheets, and ten CD’s, is currently used worldwide in countries such as South Africa, Ireland, and South Korea.  He is also author of the book The Sky is Not the Limit: Discovering the True North for Your Life's Path.

Dr. Jarrod Spencer works with professional, Olympic, college, and high school athletes, coaches, and teams across the country. In addition to serving as the Sports Psychologist for athletic teams at such schools as University of Maryland, Old Dominion University, Lehigh University, and Lafayette College, Dr. Spencer also works individually with athletes from University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, Ohio State, Cal Poly, Princeton, and many more.    

He is a fixture in regional media.  Currently, Dr. Spencer serves as a frequent guest on WFMZ Morning News. He has been featured on “The Peak” TV show and is a monthly contributor to the show’s Mental Tip of the Week. Dr. Spencer has been heard on ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley, highlighting and explaining the psychology of current events in sports. He also starred in the TV Show “What the Heck Were They Thinking?!” with former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Larry Holmes. Additionally, Dr. Spencer  created and starred on the TV show Mind of the Athlete

Dr. Spencer has extensive training and experience in the field of health and sports psychology.  Before earning a Doctor of Psychology Degree from Argosy University, formerly known as The Illinois School of Professional Psychology, he earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology from Lafayette College. Dr. Spencer professionally trained at The Jersey Shore Medical Center, Northwestern Neuropsychological Association, and The Diamond Headache Clinic. He is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Dr. Spencer is also a member of The American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association. 

As an athlete, Dr. Spencer was an All-State high school wrestler who captained his team to back-to-back New Jersey State Championships. While in college, he was a record-setting tailback for the Lafayette College football team. Additionally, while attending graduate school at West Chester University, he played wing on their rugby team. Dr. Jarrod Spencer resides in the beautiful Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

Contact Dr. Jarrod Spencer directly via email at drjarrod@mindoftheathlete.com or phone at 610.867.7770.

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