Nick Cavalier is an award winning director of music videos, commercials and documentary content. A visual and character-focused director, Nick is known for his gritty guerilla filmmaking style and poetic hero centered themes. Nick has been honored with awards and selections at festivals such as SXSW, Palm Springs, Cleveland International and many many more. His work is featured in multiple national publications including New York Times, Devour, HYPEBEAST, Alternative Press, MTV, G4, Fast Company, Juxtapoz Magazine and more. Nick is more recently lauded for his award-winning film and character portrait on famed artist Derek Hess titled “Forced Perspective” available now through Gravitas Ventures & Redbull TV.
JERRI SHER is a 2 time EMMY Award-winning filmmaker. A member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) since 1998, she has completed 22 film and television projects. The pilot for her television series, LIVE LIFE screened at the Chinese Grauman Theatre, LA. This 12-part television series has been bought by Discovery Communications; stay tuned for air dates. Her short film STEP UP is part of a presentation SANTA MONICA CARES which she created for City/TV Santa Monica and the Directors Guild of America, and garnered her the 2 EMMYS. Ms. Sher was the writer and producer of the Retrospective Tribute Film honoring Kathryn Bigelow for the DGA’s 75th Anniversary Gala. She also wrote and produced a film honoring Betty Thomas, Mimi Leder and Patty Jenkins for the Women’s Steering Committee of the DGA. Her short film LIVE LIFE A-Z won the My Hero International Film Festival. Her documentary SOUL OF AN EMPIRE, about the rebirth of 42nd St. NYC, won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival and the Special Jury Award at The Savannah Film & Video Festival. Jerri produced THE AUTUMN HEART, staring Ally Sheedy and Tyne Daly that was in the Sundance Dramatic Competition, 1999.
A native from Fall River, MA, Jerri earned her BFA from the University of MA at Amherst and an MEd from Springfield College. She has taught at several colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad. Then, Ms. Sher entered the transportation industry and worked in sales and marketing for 18 years, learning the necessary skills to become a producer. Her third career of directing and screenwriting emerged when she wrote a novel about a woman in the trucking business, “THE TWIG PAINTER”. She is just completing the short film, SMILES IN TECATE and is in discussions about a documentary in Swaziland in Southern Africa. She is also a member of the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD).
Scott Mann is a retired Green Beret officer who has trained over 15,000 Green Berets, Navy Seals, and FBI Agents.
Since his retirement, he's made it his mission to teach other leaders in both the civilian world and government the "game changing" techniques he applied in combat, while also teaching veterans how to transition into the civilian world.
Scott is a regular contributor as an expert on major news networks, and his books include Game Changers, his treatise on how to defeat violent extremists, and Mission America: Straight Talk About Military Transition.
You can learn more about Scott and all he does at www.mannup.com.
Don Faul is the CEO of Athos, a tech company that makes smart clothing that detects muscle activation for better performance. Don served as a United States Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance officer and has previously worked for Google, Facebook, and Pinterest.
In this episode, Don gives amazing advice to veterans seeking to make their ways in the civilian world.
- How he made it through a rough transition out of the Marine Corps
- How he secured his first job at Google
- Where he found his greatest source of support in his quest to become a tech executive.
- Leadership tactics he uses as a CEO and what carried over from the Marine Corps.
- His personal practices and daily routine.
- Why veterans should be hopeful as they make their own transitions to civilian life.
You can find Don on Twitter at https://twitter.com/donfaul
You can find Athos at https://www.liveathos.com/
Brian Mackenzie is a human potential specialist. He has spent the last 2 decades in human performance learning about movement and physiology. He is the innovator of the endurance, strength and conditioning paradigm. He has studied performance, movement, hypoxia, breathing mechanics, principles and methods, along with heat and cold exposure. He has spent a lot of his time training and understanding in and around the water, desert and mountain environments. He finished Ironman (Canada 2004), has run the Western States 100 and the Angeles Crest 100 mile endurance runs with success in using methods he developed.
He co-authored the book Power Speed Endurance, NYTimes Best Seller UnBreakable Runner, and UnPlugged. Brian co-founded and created Power Speed Endurance (PSE), which specializes in movement & skill development in sport. He has taken on a quality vs quantity approach for every aspect of the coaching and programming he’s put out. MacKenzie’s programs have taught more than 400 seminars worldwide and provided programming for thousands of athletes from beginner to elite via the PSE platform and private consultation.
MacKenzie and his programs have been featured in Outside Magazine, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, Competitor Magazine, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, ESPN Rise, The Economist, Tim Ferriss’ New York Times bestsellers “The 4-Hour Body” & “Tools of Titans”, Scott Carney’s best seller “What Doesn’t Kill Us”, Men’s Running UK, LA Sport & Fitness, Muscle & Performance Magazine, and Rivera Magazine. Mackenzie has worked with professionals including Dr. Andy Galpin (CSUF Professor/Researcher & co-author of UnPlugged), Dr. Justin Mager (Health Incite, Marin CA), Dr. Brian Hickey (Florida A&M University Exercise Physiology Professor & PSE BIKE head Coach), and Dr. Andrew Huberman (Stanford Medicine Associate Professor at Huberman Lab). Mackenzie has also worked with athletes, special operators, and MIL/FIRE/LEO with the likes of Laird Hamilton, Jamie Mitchell (10X Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Champion and big wave surfer), Dusty Payne, Kai “Borg” Garcia, Pat Tenore (RVCA creator/founder), Oahu’s North Shore Lifeguards, UFC Light Heavy Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, CrossFit Games athletes including Rich Froning Jr (4X CrossFit Games Champion), and Annie Thorisdottir, James Newbury (2017), Olympic Gold Medalists Erin Cafaro (2X Olympic Gold Medalist in Rowing – W8+, Wife) and Taylor Ritzel (2012 Olympic Gold Medalist –W8+). He has worked with several other professional and elite level athletes in sports spanning from Triathlon, Running, MMA, Swimming, Cycling, Rowing, Surfing, Base Jumping, to invitations to work with Special Operations (US Navy SEALS, Army Rangers) and many other Military and Federal Units, and is working with Stanford Medicine / Huberman Lab on Research surrounding his work.