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. Dr. Jain is a  naturopathic doctor and the founder/owner of Arizona-based Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics.  Dr. Jain specializes in wellness and healthy aging, and has been a remarkable influence in John’s life, and in the lives of many other professionals.  What is the interconnection between wealth and health? Listen to the show and find out! Business owners and entrepreneurs will benefit a great deal from this show. You’ll learn a lot about keeping your business’s most important asset running at its full potential, and that asset is you!


Why You Need a Relationship with an Attorney – TM015

Michael Flynn

Radio host and mentor CEO Ric Brutocao talks with Michael E. Flynn, co-partner-in-charge at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County, CA office. Although the legal firm was recently named Top Ten in the country and Top 16 in the world, Mr. Flynn delivers practical, down-to-earth tips and strategies for business owners, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in living the best life they can.  Listeners will learn how and why it is so important to have an ethical, trusted and sharp attorney in your back pocket, so to speak. Mr. Flynn shares useful information to help listeners avoid potential problems with government agencies, tax authorities and the business community, how to recognize signs that indicate it’s time to give that attorney a call and get some legal advice, and why online legal resources may not be as sufficient as many think. Young law professionals will find interesting Mr. Flynn’s passion and path to a legal career, a profession he truly enjoys, not to mention the role his father played in his decision—a story you’ll have to listen the show to find out. 

The Art and Heart of Business, Tom Loarie interviews Valerie Weber, Ph.D. – TM014

Valerie Weber
Valerie Weber, PhD

Most people don’t think of “heart” when discussing business, but that’s changing. On this episode of “The Mentors” radio show, host Tom Loarie talks with Valerie Weber, Ph.D. on “The Art and Heart of Business.” Listeners will learn what this phrase means, and why embracing it sets business owners and their businesses apart from the competition.  You’ll also learn about Dr. Weber’s varied career path, her experience serving as an elected Nevada state legislator, and her passion to teach and coach current and burgeoning leaders in the art and heart of business.

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Finances Matter: Build a strong financial foundation – TM013

James Tecca

The Mentors host Ric Brutocao talks with James Tecca, former president, now vice chairman, of Western Financial Bank about fundamental principles necessary to establish and ensure a solid financial foundation in life and in building a business.  Mr. Tecca brings a wealth of banking and financial expertise, and a banking insider perspective, to the discussion, which results in learning invaluable resources for developing your own successful financial strategy.

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Right Attitude, Right Values, Right Heart – TM012

Tom Loarie

“The Mentors” CEO Host Tom Loarie interviews Thomas Foley, Captain, Chaplain, USAF.  In this show, you’ll learn more about what it takes to be the best you can be, including some great stories and examples, that you’d learn in endless hours of study and research.  You’ll learn what defines winning attitude, values and heart behind every great enterprise, no matter what your work or career or circumstances. And those same principles enable each person to be the best he or she can be—at home, at work, in life.  You don’t want to miss this show!

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How to Attract and Keep the Best Employees – TM011

John Phillips

The Mentors radio host John Phillips talks about solutions to common human resource problems with Don Alix, a seasoned district manager with Insperity, Inc., a company that provides full service human resources services to complement small and medium business resources.  In this episode of The Mentors, business owners and entrepreneurs will learn how the right third-party human resource company can offer your employees attractive benefits that you alone could not have afforded, thus giving them yet another reason to stay and grow with you.

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Bean Counting and When to Hire a CPA – TM010

David Doran CPA
David Doran, CPA

“Let’s face it,” says “The Mentors” business radio host Ric Brutocao, “financial management and control is the key to a successful business and a family life that is not constantly in debt.” That’s why Brutocao’s guest today is David Doran, CPA, a managing partner and audit partner with the certified public accountants and consultants firm White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP.  Recognized as a “Distinguished Business Leader” (2009), among other awards, Doran has extensive experience serving privately held, entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses. His expertise spans several industries, including manufacturing, distribution, financial services, business and professional services and healthcare. Doran also directs the firm’s nonprofit practice and he has worked with numerous nonprofit service organizations and foundations. Listeners to today’s show will learn valuable insider perspectives about financial management in business, how a CPA can help fuel company growth and when is the right time, and best way, to work with a CPA.

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You are more powerful than you think! – TM009

From top: Nola Masterson, Laura Raynak and Heather Lerner at the studio

Shake up your thinking as three influential 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 a number of public, venture-back private and nonprofit boards (read more about these three guests here)—engage in a lively, inspiring and informative discussion with “The Mentors” radio show host Tom Loarie regarding the topic “You Are More Powerful Than You Think!” This show is fast-paced, insightful and fun… and you don’t want to miss a minute of it!

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What Makes The Mentors Tick? – TM008

Want a behind-the-scenes look at the superb CEO Mentors you hear each week as hosts of “The Mentors” show?  Now’s your chance!  Listen as producer Karen Walker interviews “The Mentors” CEO hosts Ric Brutocao, John Phillips and Tom Loarie in a way that reveals their inner motivations and principles in business and their personal reasons for reaching out to YOU by hosting the show. You’ll also enjoy some fun exchanges, and hear guest JW, a 26-year-old young professional, get mentored about career growth and life balance.

Harness the Power of Your Story to Increase Sales – TM007

Chris Smith, The Campfire Effect

On April 22, 2017, CEO Mentor Host John Phillips talks with Chris Smith, founder of The Campfire Effect, on effective branding and brand story-telling.  In a fun, dynamic back-and-forth, this episode delivers practical, down-to-earth, immediately applicable perspective for your business, division, or your career growth.  You’ll learn why it’s critical that any business owner or division head not only understands every aspect—features and benefits—of his company’s services and products, but also be able to effectively communicate this knowledge to the users and prospective users of these products and services.  Without effective communication, especially through excellent branding and story-telling, prospective clients won’t know to choose your company instead of the competition.  During this episode, John and his guest exemplify The Campfire Effect’s proven successful strategy by leading—live on the show—a new, young business owner through the process of clarifying her brand and story. 


  • The Campfire Effect
  • Chris Smith talks about “The Three Cs”: Clarity, Confidence, Connection
  • Chris Smith talks about “The Five Forces” (you’ll have to listen to the show, above)