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Category: Business

Welcome to the Opportunity Coalition Podcast where our Founder and CEO, Brian Watson, interviews some of the most accomplished and well respected influencers from around the world.

June 29, 2015

Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson.

Pete Hegseth serves as Chief Executive Officer for Concerned Veterans for America. Prior to this, he served America with distinction in military service. Pete appears regularly on Fox News Channel as a contributor—including weekly segments on FOX & Friends and The Kelly File. He has appeared on numerous CNN, MSNBC, The Blaze, and C-SPAN programs. He has written multiple columns in the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post; and is a frequent contributor to National Review Online.

Pete is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners. 

To learn more about Pete and Concerned Veteran's For America, visit their website: http://cv4a.org.

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June 5, 2015

Richard Martinez, President and CEO of Young American’s Bank interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson.

As President and CEO of Young Americans, Rich is responsible for managing and ensuring the success of the Young Americans Bank and the nonprofit programs of Young Americans Center for Financial Education. In this episode of the Opportunity Coalition Podcast, you’ll hear Brian and Rich discuss Young American’s and the extraordinary work Rich is doing with young entrepreneurs. 

Rich is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners. 

To learn more about Rich and Young American’s Bank, visit their website: https://yacenter.org

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May 29, 2015

Dr. Colin Weekes, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado and Director of the Pancreas Oncology Program, interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson

Dr. Weekes is a medical oncologist specializing in pancreatic cancer. Dr. Weekes focuses his time developing new clinical trials and new therapies for treating pancreatic cancer. In this episode of the Opportunity Coalition Podcast, Brian and Colin discuss the statistics of pancreatic cancer, what types of new and unique treatments are available, how to decrease your risk of cancer, if marijuana actually helps cancer patients, and what the University of Colorado and Dr. Weekes are doing to increase survivability of patients with pancreatic cancer.


Dr. Weekes is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners. 

To learn more about the University of Colorado Cancer Center visit: http://oprtnty.co/1Jd4WbE

To learn more about Dr. Weekes and his research visit: http://oprtnty.co/1HXU6EN

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May 21, 2015

Dr. David Bobb, President of the Bill of Rights Institute interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson

Dr. David Bobb is the President of the Bill of Rights Institute, a 501(c)3 organization that develops instructional materials and educational programs that engage students and teachers with America’s Founding documents and principles. This episode of the Opportunity Coalition Podcast takes an in-depth look at how Constitutional principles are being lost, what the Bill of Rights Institute is doing to educate the current generation of students, and how to support the Bill of Rights Institute.

David is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners. To learn more about the Bill of Rights Institute visit: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/


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May 14, 2015

Phyllis Hendry, President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson

Phyllis Hendry is President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus, a global leadership development organization. In this episode of the Opportunity Coalition Podcast, you’ll hear Brian and Phyllis discuss how Lead Like Jesus is impacting leaders and communities around the world, how every culture is suffering from a lack of leadership, and what Lead Like Jesus is doing to change the world.


Phyllis is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners. To learn more about Phyllis and Lead Like Jesus, please visit: www.leadlikejesus.com

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May 8, 2015

Kylie Stupka, Executive Director of Youth Entrepreneurs interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson

Kylie Stupka is the Executive Director of Youth Entrepreneurs, a non-profit organization that teaches business and entrepreneurial education in 41 high schools across Kansas and Missouri. In this episode of the Opportunity Coalition Podcast, you’ll hear Brian and Kylie discuss how students view the entrepreneurial spirit, how profit helps an economy, and what Kylie and Youth Entrepreneurs are doing to educate and inspire young entrepreneurs.

Kylie is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners. For more information about Youth Entrepreneurs please visit their website: www.youthentrepreneurs.org
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April 29, 2015

Evan Feinberg, President of Generation Opportunity interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s Founder & CEO, Brian Watson

Evan ran for Congress in 2012 in Pennsylvania. He is currently the President of Generation Opportunity which addresses the needs of young Americans. In this episode of the Opportunity Coalition Podcast, you'll hear startling statistics for young Americans: 14% are unemployed and over 30% have returned to living with parents. Evan and Generation Opportunity are working hard to fix those issues and many more by connecting and engaging young Americans online, on campus, and in their communities. Generation Opportunity is determined to create a better future for millennials.
Evan is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners. To learn more about Evan and Generation Opportunity please visit their website: https://generationopportunity.org/
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April 3, 2015

David Hammon, President and Co-Owner of Believe Group interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson

David is President and Co-Owner of Believe Group. In this episode of the Opportunity Coalition Podcast, you’ll hear how Believe Group evolved from a small record label to a major player in fundraising and spirit gear for schools across the country. 

David is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners.
To learn more about the Believe Group, please visit their website: http://www.believekids.com
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March 25, 2015

Helen Raleigh, Author, Business Owner, & Chinese Immigrant interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson

Helen Raleigh is an “American by choice”, an author, and business owner. After immigrating to the US she earned two Master’s Degrees. Hear her incredible story of becoming an “American by choice”, the struggle of leaving her family in China, and her perspective of the American Dream.

Helen is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners.
To learn more about Helen, please visit her website: http://helenraleighspeaks.com/
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March 13, 2015

Dwight Bain, Speaker, Author, & Certified Life Coach interviewed by Opportunity Coalition’s CEO, Brian Watson

Dwight Bain is a member of The Life Works Group in Winter Park, Florida. He is a nationally recognized public speaker, an author, and certified life coach. Even as a young man, Dwight knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. Listen to Brian and Dwight discuss the importance of having a life purpose, along with life goals, the steps of success, and Dwight’s favorite quote about fear of failure.

Dwight is interviewed by Brian Watson, Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition and Northstar Commercial Partners.

To learn more about Dwight and The Lifeworks Group please visit their website at: http://www.lifeworksgroup.org/

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