The Mentors Radio

Three remarkable CEOs challenge your thinking about life and work


Leave a comment

From Mattel Toys to Kids Meals

Ken Strottman

In this episode host Ric Brutocao talks with Ken Strottman, founder of Strottman International, a unique design and marketing firm that creates toys—from concept and design to final product—as part of powerful, unique, brand-experience marketing campaigns. His clients include firms such as Wendy’s, Lowe’s, and many more. Prior to launching his own firm, Ken was VP of Mattel Toys, but before Mattel, as he puts it, he literally started his career journey in the toilet! Quite funny. His journey—even his unexpected exit from Continue reading


Leave a comment

Nancy Duarte Reveals What You Didn’t Know About Creating Masterful Presentations

Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Communications

In today’s episode, The Mentors host Tom Loarie interviews Nancy Duarte, founder and CEO of Duarte Communications, the largest design firm in Silicon Valley and the fifth largest female employer in the area. As a multi-award-winning influencer, CEO, writer, speaker and author of three best-selling books, Nancy talks about what’s missing in most presentations and how to create presentations that engage, convince, and deliver meaning. We can learn a lot from master presenters such as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. Nancy talks about this, and then delivers more. You’ll also learn some of Nancy’s remarkable Continue reading


Leave a comment

Three Women Entrepreneurs Reveal Tips for Success – TM022

Heather and host Tom Loarie, Laura, Nola

In this episode, host Tom Loarie talks with three inspiring women CEOs and entrepreneurs—Laura Raynak of Executive Talent Scout, Heather Lerner, executive director of Happy Hollow Foundation, and Nola Masterson, a seasoned CEO, global executive and board leader serving on public company, venture-back private company and nonprofit organization boards—reveal their tips for success on “The Mentors” radio show this Saturday. Fast-paced, and fun, with lots of take-away insights! Enjoy!


Leave a comment

Sales: The Life Blood of Any Business – How to Master Sales Ethically

Jeff Motter

Host John Phillips interviews Jeff Motter, a seasoned sales professional and founder of Minutes To Sales (MinutesToSales.com). In this episode, John, who is himself a master of ethical sales and putting customers first, interviews one of the most sought-after sales professionals in the country.  Motter cut his sales teeth in the toughest sales industries imaginable—time shares and insurance—and segued that experience and success into sales leadership for such entities as the Edison Awards, and many more. Smarts, good training, honesty, and an inner motivation to always “do the right thing for the customer” led to his discovery of predictable patterns of human behavior that has opened many doors for him, and can do the same for you.


Leave a comment

Three Mentors, One Studio

If you don’t know much about the three mentors who host THE MENTORS radio show, then you don’t want to miss this episode! You’ll hear each of The Mentors—Ric Brutocao, John Phillips and Tom Loarie—reveal their inner motivations and learnings in life and business.  What changed them for the good? What mistakes did they make?  What advice would they give a young professional as he finds his way in life and career? The only way to find out these answers to these questions and more is to listen to the show. Enjoy!


Leave a comment

One Deal from a National Real Estate Firm – #TM019

Rand Sperry

Host and mentor Ric Brutocao interviews Rand Sperry, CEO of Sperry Equities and Sperry Commercial in Irvine, California. The two long-time friends dig deep into Sperry’s fascinating career, starting with just one real estate deal at age 20 and along the way Continue reading


Leave a comment

How to Grow Fast and Make an Impact, with Ram Charan – #TM018

Ram Charan

Renowned global consultant and prolific, best-selling author Ram Charan, Ph.D., reveals how any entity can grow fast and make an impact for good. Talking with mentor Tom Loarie, Charan shares his surprisingly profound observations from street vendors as a youth, the five basics to understanding business, and thought- Continue reading


Leave a comment

So, You Want To Find Purpose, Fulfillment and Happiness in Work? Here’s a start – #TM017

Tom Loarie in studio

The Mentors Host Tom Loarie gets Captain Thomas Foley, Chaplain, USAF, to share the secrets he’s learned over the years for finding success, purpose, happiness and a sense of fulfillment in life and in work, no matter what you do.  As we celebrate July 4 — Independence Day, and as Continue reading


Leave a comment

You Can’t Have Wealth Without Health -#TM016

Suniel Jain, NMD

The Mentors host John Phillips talks with guest, Suniel Jain, NMD, about the connection between wealth and health…   Continue reading


Leave a comment

Why You Need a Relationship with an Attorney -#TM015

Michael Flynn

Radio host and mentor CEO Ric Brutocao talks with Michael E. Flynn, (shown left) co-partner-in-charge at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Continue reading