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Overcomers Overcoming

Ron and Marty Cooper: Human Behavior and Leadership Trainers

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Learn how others are overcoming or have overcome a variety of life happenings. Everyone has a story that someone needs to hear. Let those stories inspire you to, 1) know you are not alone in whatever life topic you are experiencing, 2) know there are multiple solutions all of life dilemmas, and, 3) learn about critical thinking skills to make informed life decisions.
 
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Tricia Roos experienced dissatisfaction with her job leading to anxiety and stress in her life. She did not feel valued, which was the impetus to evaluate her life purpose and what brings wholesome satisfaction to her. She describes part of her life story in her book, “She also chronicles her journey in her book, “When Wishes Change: What If the Th…
 
The Karchner family (Rick – Dad, Carole – Mom, and Matt – son) worked through a season of Matt’s life when he had a dalliance with homosexuality. Through devoted prayer, fasting, and unconditional love, Rick. Carole, and selected other dedicated, God-fearing friends prayed Matt out of a season of his life such that he can now tell his ExGay prodiga…
 
Candace Mae Gruber chronicles her life of experiencing and overcoming several life traumas. The book “Powerhouse Women: Survivor to Thriver,” of which she is a co-author describes how she survived and is thriving these life traumas. She credits her transformation and new life of overcoming to her relationship with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.…
 
Linda Bjork chronicles her life experiences of the feeling of abandonment and low worth early in life. She has experienced many “mountains” in her life. However, through her perseverance and resilience, she has and will continue to overcome on her journey to significance. You can read about her life experiences in her books, “Crushed: A Journey Thr…
 
Eric Coon draws from his life experience while also illuminating financial principles from the book “The AND Asset: The secret way to save and use your money at the same time” by Caleb Guilliams. This episode aligns with Episode 4, where Eric discusses the “why” that helps define our need for our financial discipline. The “why” of our financial lif…
 
Confronting others is daunting to some people. Some “underdo” the conversation because they do not want to lose a friendship. Some people overdo the conversation by talking condescendingly to others. So, is there a right mix? Maureen Ross Gemme shares her life experience of helping others raise their standard of behavior by effectively confronting …
 
Eric Coon devotes this continuing podcast series to address the investor’s future goals related to your “why.” Defining a purpose and why customized to your financial goals will help you tailor and specify what you are working to achieve. We should compete against and work toward our future goals – not compete with someone else or a financial indic…
 
Cat Sharp has a very transparent testimony about her early life of depression, shame, anxiety, and the effect of toxic relationships despite being raised in a very religious home. She explains how her relationships with our Lord and human relationships helped her overcome her life “mountain.” She addresses her former binge eating habits and how she…
 
Rollins Walker lost his two-year-old sister to burns resulting from a firebombing. He later lost his mother from a homicide that was a follow-on to that firebombing. He was raised under the influence of drugs and alcohol. However, he knew intuitively and through critical thinking that that lifestyle “would not end well.” Despite the negative influe…
 
Juli Geske-Peer shares her life and leadership experiences and expertise to help the hiring manager and interviewee perform at their respective potential. Replacing an employee can cost $65K or more. The most effective interview is one in which the hiring manager and interviewee know if each is the best match to advance each other. Learn from her l…
 
Kimberly Bell advances her story of living a very dysfunctional childhood that includes having a biological mother who does not accept her. She is experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder because of this experience. However, through effective mentoring and other relationships, she is on a journey of overcoming and living with the past. She is pa…
 
Michelle became a widow at age 27 through her husband's aneurism. This was a devastating life event. However, life is a choice point. Become an influencer and join those who have the power to lead and set directions for themselves and others. Michelle earned her doctorate at age 50, 23 years after her husband's life-changing passing. She opted out …
 
Erin Diehl is an 18-year old at the time of this recording who had the temerity to ask her Dad for mental health assistance. Erin was very generous and inspirationally vulnerable to explain her anxieties that led to request help. Become One is a project designed to provide a safe place to listen while expressing care. Those with a passion to help t…
 
Juli Geske-Peer discusses an aspect of self-confidence as we work with those within our circle of influence. This discussion applies to parents, friends, associates, and those we supervise. We can overcome anxieties associated with confronting people by approaching them with an attitude of wanting to understand them to determine the reason(s) they …
 
Juli Geske-Peer relates in this second episode how she overcame a dysfunctional family relationship in which she felt inadequate with low self-confidence. It is through the value of encouragement from relationships that she “energized” her innate but latent determination trait. While she is on a continuous journey to overcome some reminiscent event…
 
Tricia Roos addresses how she confronts her women’s volleyball team to achieve higher performance standards. Confronting others can be intimidating and, for some, a reason to accept lower standards. Tricia adheres to having to reasoned “why” that a performance standard is needed. She explains some of her life story and personal standards in her boo…
 
Eric Coon, Financial Planner, explains how to overcome habits of near-term thinking to transition to long-term thinking for financial success. Statistics show too many people are not planning for long-term fiscal choices. That is, not enough people are saving for emergencies and retirement. This is a result of being fiscally out of balance. A budge…
 
Pastor Jamal and Sabrina Hyman chronicle their life together to overcome all of life’s adversities. Sabrina married Pastor Jamal in a state of needing encouragement from a combination of job failings, double open-heart surgery, an absentee father, and deaths in the family. By some measures, Pastor Jamal has experienced more life adversities in his …
 
Matthew Karchner chronicles his life of being raised in a Christian family. However, there was a period of his earlier life that he did not feel as masculine nor adequate as his male counterparts. That resulted in him withdrawing from others and “exploring” avenues of feeling better about himself. Through a brief exploration period, he entered into…
 
Alex Brueckmann chronicles his family move from Germany to Canada during a period of COVID, which introduced many vagaries. Complicating this series of events was his son’s birth and his father’s passing away. Because of COVID and the inherent global uncertainties that engendered, he was uncertain even as he boarded the aircraft to depart Germany i…
 
Kareemah Emordi returns for a fifth episode to discuss marketplace ministry. Some people think of marketing as strictly a business term that has no place in the church. People frequently want what we have or who we are. However, if we think of marketing as simply telling others about what we have that they might want, we are merely passing on a rec…
 
Jerry Fu chronicles his professional work life that includes making several pivots. Those pivots resulted in him viewing everything as an opportunity. Jerry explains that evaluated experiences are the best examples to fail forward. He has overcome some challenging life experiences. He explains the process, books, and mentors from whom he learned so…
 
Ron and Marty Cooper pass forward their life experiences of overcoming. What are the major areas of value we will deliver through this podcast series? You have value and worth We are here together to help you overcome any life encounter We care about you, and we want to advance you to reach your full potential You are not a failure You matter very …
 
Eric Coon, Financial Planner, talks with us about credit cards and financial discipline. Many people have a debt load through credit cards that place them in a high-risk category. Too many people make minimum payments on a credit card for items that might be a luxury rather than a necessity. That can lead to undisciplined spending habits. This podc…
 
Ron and Marty Cooper pass forward their life experiences of overcoming. Some of the frequent pain points we address are: I no longer know if anyone cares what I am experiencing I don’t fit in with anyone I feel isolated I look and/or act differently from some others I don’t feel accepted by anyone of my age or gender Truth: Everyone has a story som…
 
Ron and Marty Cooper pass forward their life experiences of overcoming. What are common questions we encounter? Why is this happening to me? Am I alone with what I am encountering? Does anyone care enough to share with me and help me through what I am experiencing? Can’t you see I am hurting? Do I have to ask you for help? Truth: Everyone has a sto…
 
Ron and Marty Cooper pass forward their life experiences of overcoming. Why do we do this? Why are we passionate about this? “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be expected.” (Luke 12:48 We apply this Scripture to mean we are held responsible and accountabl…
 
Ron and Marty Cooper pass forward their life experiences of overcoming. Why are we doing this podcast series? We want to: Let others know they are not alone in whatever life encounter they are enduring Help others determine with a resolve there are multiple solutions to any life encounter we are experiencing If what you are experiencing is a result…
 
Maureen Ross Gemme chronicles her early life of not knowing how and if she fits into others while uncertain of her identity. That led to a life of drug and alcohol addiction that followed a family tradition. However, through relationships through her mother, friends, and God, she determined her healthy identity and surrendered her life from the pas…
 
Juli Geske-Peer experienced an early life of profound family dysfunction that she carried for several years into her adult life. However, she chose to be a chain breaker through self-awareness and therapy. Through several years of treatment and counseling, she now has a very healthy self-awareness. While she can deal with her past, she knows variou…
 
Peter George overcame a lisp and stutter early in life through his sports prowess and Dad’s encouragement. He developed courage through his Dad’s relationship then while adding his wife’s encouragement through their connected relationships. While we may not aspire to public speaking, Peter encourages us to think about others in whatever we are doin…
 
David Richman is an ironman triathlete who speaks with and through his heart. He has a passion for reaching those who are battling cancer. David has more endurance than most people can even think about. His book, “Cycle of Lives” chronicles his passion to reach people in person to “hear” their heart. He wanted to speak with each person diagnosed wi…
 
Kareemah Emordi engages us in this Episode #4 about a biblical worldview of finances. Do we think of money the way God does? Do we have a healthy view of money? Are we in financial balance with our lifestyle? The more we have the more we can give. What is your reaction to that statement? We know the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. It is a ma…
 
Tricia Roos chronicles her journey of overcoming Annabelle’s death (their daughter) from Trisomy 18 after six days of life. She also chronicles her journey in her book, “When Wishes Change: What If the Thing You Feared Most Brings More Than You Dreamed?” which is available through Amazon. Some life events seem to bring life to a halt. However, thro…
 
Jerry Fu chronicles his life and leadership experiences of working with people to up-level their behavior. Some people are low performers because of habits that keep them from performing at their potential. But, how do we correct poor performance or bad habits of those within our circle of influence without alienating them? This podcast offers sugg…
 
Eric Coon, Financial Planner, helps others overcome the mindset of being financially undisciplined to develop new habits and disciplines to have a life of choices. It would be best to transition from thinking near-time (i.e., now) to long-term (i.e., then). Too many of us need instant gratification that is possibly driven, at least in part, through…
 
Kimberly Bell chronicles her early life of having her biological parents reject her from birth. She always wanted to be accepted and loved. That never happened with her biological parents. The acceptance she longed for did happen through her adopted parents and her relationship with Jesus Christ. Through self-awareness and being mentored, she is ov…
 
Kareemah Emordi joins us for a third episode to address faith in action to achieve the seemingly impossible. “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” (Hebrews 11:1) God frequently works growth in us that we sometimes do not see. Some “God-sized” projects involve other people through whom God is work…
 
Jerry Fu has accepted overcoming life's encounters as a lifelong journey. He has learned never to accept criticism from a person from whom he would not seek advice. That isn't easy to do when you are building self-confidence. Jerry increases his self-confidence through life experiences by associating with those who are where he wants to be in life.…
 
Lois Wagner was subjected to rape while losing her interest in a business in quick succession. Together, these two events caused her to harbor profound anger for 14 years. Her life was largely unsettled until she became resolved that she needed relief from the stress and tension from those years of harboring anger. She got her life back when she so…
 
Kareemah Emordi addresses connected relationships from a biblical perspective using the example of the relationship lessons of Boaz, Ruth, and Naomi. God’s account of their relationship can serve as a model for connected relationships. Finding the right life partner can seemingly be an arduous process. However, as we know what to look for from God’…
 
Casper Awad was born into this world as an albino. He had to learn to deal with life’s adversities with that characteristic while acknowledging he is unique but different from some others. Through Napoleon Hill’s book, “Think and Grow Rich,” he began to build self-confidence that helped him overcome several of life’s failings. He has learned throug…
 
Kareemah Emordi was raised in the nation of Islam, being surrounded by those of the Muslim faith. For much of her life, she knew only the Muslim faith while not having any need for “your Jesus.” It was through Rose’s life and Lee Strobel’s book, “The Case for Christ” that she questioned the Muslim religion. God spoke to her definitively to assure h…
 
Ron and Marty Cooper talk about mental health in the context of wellness and their life experience. Ron and Marty each were candidates for getting help with mental health issues. However, they didn’t know what the term was, nor did they know how to ask for help. Asking for help would have affirmed their thought of having a mental disability. Howeve…
 
Donna Tashjian joins us to discuss her Life by Design – Not by Default course. This 12-month course helps you know your spiritual intelligence. This course can help those who need to determine and focus on achieving their life purpose by employing their spiritual gift(s) and concentrating on their passion and purpose. This course will be taught wee…
 
Ben Baker is a skilled communicator who emphasizes several aspects of effective communication. Eye contact, body language, being in the moment, engaging with and similar terms are all part of effective communication. Do you possibly feel you are not communicating unless you interject your point in the conversation? Listen to this very conversationa…
 
Tyler Foley, a 17-year old aspiring stage and screen actor at the time of this reminiscent podcast, experienced a major medical anomaly on New Year’s day 1997 when he awakened. Even after several diagnoses, medical technicians could not identify the cause of what he was experiencing. Symptomatically, he was experiencing something similar to palsy. …
 
Sharon Hughes briefly describes a portion of her previous life where a “date” treated her as a valueless commodity. Seven hours after being drugged, a friend discovered her in a garage. Hoping for compassion, she did find what she needed in others. Through a committed relationship with the God of the Bible with whom she confirmed her value, she beg…
 
Anita Santoyo describes a part of her past life where she felt she could not express her true inner feelings candidly. Through a combination of life factors, she did not have the confidence to respond candidly to questions involving her inner feelings. Through a self-affirmation process and support from friends, she defined a life purpose through w…
 
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