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

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

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

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

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


Leave a comment

The Art and Heart of Business -#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 business professor and former Nevada state legislator Valerie Weber, Ph.D. on “The Art and Heart of Business.”… Continue reading


Leave a comment

What Makes The Mentors Tick? -#TM008

John Phillips, Ric Brutocao, Tom Loarie & producer Karen Walker

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!  Continue reading


Leave a comment

What Pulls You Forward? -#TM005

Allan Cox, best-selling author of 12 books, top advisor to CEOs, teams and boards

The Mentors CEO host Tom Loarie interviews guest Allan Cox, best-selling author and renown advisor to CEOs, teams and boards. Continue reading


Know thyself -#TM002

Thomas Loarie-2

Tom Loarie

photo of Joe Cavanaugh III

Joe Cavanaugh III

On today’s show CEO host Tom Loarie talks with Joseph Cavanaugh III, president of Equip2Equip,  a company dedicated to equipping leaders to equip those they lead. An expert in strengths-based management and a master coach and trainer in Continue reading