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Ask Dr. Bunny. Why are numbers important in business? Mike McBain, guest

download-7-1Mike McBain joins Dr. Bunny to discuss why numbers are important in business & life!  Mike says numbers are important because they’re measurements of what we do in life!  And what does that mean for people in business?  The numbers for business people, in their own eyes, are what they require out of their business to provide what they need in their life.  Dr. Bunny and Mike McBain also discuss finding value in a service – and how to know when you’re really getting value!

Mike McBain is a fascinating and brilliant business man who can help business owners reach their goals & create success.  Tune in for an informative and interesting discussion that’ll leave you thinking of numbers in a whole new way!  And remember, you can be successful – even if YOU don’t love numbers!  Mike says “I want your numbers!  Bring ’em on!!”.

Fun facts about numbers (from Wikipedia):

Besides their practical uses, numbers have cultural significance throughout the world. For example, in Western society the number 13 is regarded as unlucky, and “a million” may signify “a lot.” Though it is now regarded as pseudoscience, numerology, the belief in a mystical significance of numbers, permeated ancient and medieval thought. Numerology heavily influenced the development of Greek mathematics, stimulating the investigation of many problems in number theory which are still of interest today.

Contact Mike McBain (805) 432-4228 or E-mail: mmcbain@montalvocenter.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. How has the restaurant and hotel business changed? Douglas Wood, guest.

Doug WoodDouglas Wood, General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura,  joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the restaurant and hotel business.  Douglas has extensive experience in this industry and this is a very interesting & informative interview!

About the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura, CA:

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach is the only hotel on the beach and just two blocks from historic downtown Ventura, making it easy for guests to explore all the area has to offer. Take a surfing lesson on the beach or enjoy a scenic boat ride out to Channel Island State Park, where recreational activities abound. From vintage shops to premium outlets, you’ll find it all within minutes of the hotel, and Ventura, California is only about 20 minutes from the numerous attractions in nearby Santa Barbara. Our hotel’s facilities include 19,000 square feet of space, much of which offers incredible views of the water and surrounding foothills.

About NOM Tequila Grill:

This haven is the first truly authentic Mexican restaurant in Ventura Beach.  NOM’s award winning Executive Chef Luis Martinez displays his culinary talents introducing traditional plates from his home county. The ambiance is friendly yet casually upscale, making this a perfect spot for a romantic date, special occasion or simply a leisurely business lunch. Fresh house made flour tortillas and dedication to authentic ingredients and flavors make this restaurant stand out from the pack for locals and visitors alike.

The Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) applies to all processes and activities related to the supply of agave, production, bottling, marketing, information, and business practices linked to the distilled alcoholic beverage known as tequila.

Contact Douglas Wood at (805) 648-2100

Also visit: http://cpventura.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

 

Ask Dr. Bunny. Tired of being tired? Terina Brandsberg and Leahna Loomis, guests.

Leahna Loomis and Terina Brandsberg

Terina Brandsberg and Leahna Loomis join Dr. Bunny to discuss health & energy – and how to get more of it!  We all have nutritional gaps – young & old, alike – learn how Thrive can help!

What is the THRIVE Experience?  It is an 8-week premium lifestyle plan to help individuals experience and reach peak physical & mental levels. You’re going to live, look, and feel Ultra Premium like never before! Results from the THRIVE Experience are high impact, and can differ slightly from person to person, depending on your 8-week goal, and which areas of your lifestyle need the most help. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in the best shape of your life, or simply be the best you can be, we know the 8-Week THRIVE Experience will get you THRIVIN’ in all areas of your life! Individuals on the Experience will enjoy premium support and benefits in the areas of:

  • > Weight Management+ > Cognitive Performance+
  • > Digestive & Immune Support+ > Healthy Joint Function+
  • > Lean Muscle Support+ > Calms General Discomfort+
  • > Age-Defying & Antioxidant Support+

+ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure or prevent any disease. Keep of out reach of children. Not suitable for individuals under 18 years of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a doctor before using this product. If you are taking any medication, or have any type of medical issue, consult with a doctor before using this product.

THRIVE by Le-Vel is something that’s hard to explain, and challenging to describe… it’s something that can only be experienced.

About Le-Vel Brand:

Premium Level: Premium Lifestyle

Le-Vel was created and envisioned with a greater purpose, a premium plan. This plan is not to create a product, or a product line, but to build a global brand, a new icon. A brand that encompasses ultra premium products: premium product lines. The new brand, for the better lifestyle, premium-seeking consumers.

The largest and most successful companies in the world are extremely good at one thing. They build brands, not products. They are so good at this one focus, they can literally put their logo on anything and it is passionately accepted worldwide. As the Le-Vel vision is birthed with THRIVE, it will continue on with all of our brands and future premium products. Le-Vel will be a global giant; our logo will be on many different products, wherever you go, our logo will go with you. The quality, passion and efficacy with one product line, will flawlessly continue on to all product lines, because the true focus, our passion will always remain at its inception, The Brand: Le-Vel.

To build the Premium Lifestyle Company, we knew we had to look further than just a product, we had to envision a larger purpose, a deeper reason for what we were doing. We had to create the one and only Premium Lifestyle Brand.

Contact Terina Brandsberg at (805) 625-1820

Also visit: www.thrive4terina.le-vel.com  or Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LeVelBrands

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. What is an Education and Public Sector Ambassador? Peter Godinez, guest.

peter_godinez_picPeter Godinez, Ambassador of many things, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss specifically being an Education & Public Sector Ambassador.  Peter is a wonderful man who is a real inspiration!

Peter Godinez is a 35 year veteran in Xerox, which is so much more than what you may remember in copiers!

Peter Godinez represents the Power of Xerox in this changing global world. Peter asks, “are you ready to focus on your core business?” Peter’s mission is to help you get ready. He encourages small, medium and large businesses to “think outside the box” (Copiers) and start thinking “outside the box” (increase marketing response rate & making document workflow the last thing thing that distracts you from your core business).

About Peter Godinez:
Peter began his career on August 3, 1981 at the American Icon Xerox Corporation as Market Representative covering the geography from San Fernando Valley to San Luis Obispo California.

He is a self proclaimed “New Face of Xerox” and “An Ambassador to Xerox.

Peter’s specific areas of focus and expertise include promoting appropriate targeted buying behavior and timing, creation of positive client experience, self and brand promoting, community networking, media relationships, and social media.

Peter is an active member of Local Community Access Programing Television where he has produced content for his “Ambassador Showcase” which airs on local channel programing and internet programing.

The Pacific Coast Business Times featured Peter in the Who’s Who in Marketing, Advertisement and PR Edition. He uses these opportunities to connect with all the top leaders and influencers in the Tri-County. He has been a big fan and a subscriber since it started in the year 2001.

Five of the thirty-five year Peter experienced by a Director of Sales for Gospel Light Publication and Vice President of Franchise Sales for Realogy Corporation

Community, Education and Government Leadership are Peter’s passion.

Peter Godinez has a Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, focusing his study on Business Marketing. Peter held the Track and Field Decathlon School Record for 26 years. In 1981, Peter competed in the ESPN’ nationally televised Martin Luther King Jr. Decathlon Games.

Peter is married to Elaine Hammermaster Godinez, who is a Published Art Instructor and works at Ventura Missionary School. Together they raised a son, Jared and a daughter Cheyenne. They are very proud of both of their adult children.

Last but not least, Peter lives his life inspired by the action Jesus Christ performed on the Cross for all humans. It is not about Peter’s performance but the Grace.

Contact Peter Godinez by E-mail: PGodinez@socal-xerox.com
Also visit Peter on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeterGodinez

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Growing up in France, then becoming an American Entrepreneur? Sylvie Wilmot, guest

aaeaaqaaaaaaaavzaaaajgizmdbizwrllwm0njatndvhmi05zgq1ltrlywi2mjzmy2nmmgSylvie Wilmot, a very delightful French-American woman, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss growing up in France and then moving to America in her 20’s.  Listening to Sylvie’s gorgeous accent is a treat in itself, but you will be delighted to hear the story of her coming to America, and arriving on Halloween – a holiday she knew nothing about, until she showed up in Connecticut & found people dressed very ‘interesting’!  Tune in for a very fun and interesting interview!

Sylvie Wilmot is a Health and Fitness Performance Entrepreneur for Cellular Health:

With every great breakthrough comes massive opportunity!

The early pioneers of wellness were motivated by the sense that it was possible to create a better life than the conventional routes offered; that now equals better personal health. The ‘alternatives’ of yesterday have become the economic powerhouses of today.

The newest category of health science is Redox Signaling. This is where the paradigm shift in health and fitness performance opportunity is happening right now.

Want more info?  Contact Sylvie Wilmot at (818) 335-0225 or E-mail: swmag25@aol.com

Here are some fun statistics about the French language in America (from Wikipedia):

French language in the United States is spoken as a minority language. Roughly 2.07 million Americans over the age of five reported speaking the language at home in a federal 2010 estimate, making French the fourth most-spoken language in the nation behind English, Spanish, and Chinese (when Cajun, Haitian Creole and all other forms of French are included, and when Cantonese, Mandarin and other varieties of Chinese are similarly combined).

Several varieties of French evolved in what is now the United States:

  • Louisiana French, spoken in Louisiana by descendants of colonists in French Louisiana
  • New England French, spoken in New England by descendants of 19th and 20th-century Canadian migrants
  • Missouri French, spoken in Missouri by descendants of French settlers in the Illinois Country
  • Muskrat French, spoken in Michigan by descendants of habitants, voyageurs and coureurs des bois in the Pays d’en Haut
  • Métis French, spoken in North Dakota by Métis people

More recently, French has also been carried to various parts of the nation via immigration from Francophone regions. Today, French is the second-most spoken language in the states of Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Contact Sylvie Wilmot at (818) 335-0225 or E-mail: swmag25@aol.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. What 4 steps need to be taken IMMEDIATELY when someone dies? April Nixon, guest.

april-nixonApril Nixon, pre-need funeral counselor at Reardon Funeral Home, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss what a pre-need funeral counselor does, what 4 steps need to be taken immediately when someone dies, and why it’s important to be thinking about this now.  This is extremly important info that all of us need to know!

More about pre-planning services at Reardon Funeral Home:

Why are so many families planning their funerals in advance with Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service?

For Peace of Mind

  • To personalize their funeral
  • To reduce the emotional stress and financial burden of surviving family members
  • To provide for final expenses due to Medicaid regulations
  • To protect against the future costs of funerals

We offer a full range of services and prices to meet the needs of the families we serve. We realize families want the quality and value of our professional services at the time of need.

Our Advance Funeral Planning Services Include:

  • We can arrange consultations with no cost or obligation in your home or ours.
  • Recording of family information.
  • Recording of your wishes and desires.
  • Selecting services and merchandise.
  • Flexible funding options

April Nixon at 805-766-9970 (cell) or 800-799-7526 (office)

Also visit: Reardon Funeral Home  www.Reardonfuneral.com
Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Getting ready for college? Marni Brook, guest

marni-brook_048_webMarni Brook joins Dr. Bunny to discuss what’s involved in getting your teenager ready for college.  Marni shares her story about the process she’s gone through, and what she’s learned along the way, while preparing her teenage daughter for college.

Marni tells us about valuable information she learned regarding financial aid, special programs for out of state colleges, consultants that can help, and so much more.  This is a must-hear interview for anyone with soon-to-be college age kids.  Lots of great info for a very busy (and potentially stressful!) time in life – and great inspiration, too!

If you’re in California, you might want to visit https://secure.californiacolleges.edu/.  CaliforniaColleges.edu is the “Official Source For College And Career Planning In California”.

Here are some interesting statistics from the National Center of Education Statistics:

Question:
How has the college enrollment rate immediately following high school graduation varied over time?

Response:
Of the 2.9 million high school completers in 2014, some 2.0 million, or 68 percent, enrolled in college by the following October. This rate, known as the immediate college enrollment rate, is defined as the annual percentage of high school completers (including GED recipients) ages 16 to 24 who enroll in 2- or 4-year colleges in the fall immediately following high school. The immediate college enrollment rate increased 8 percentage points from 1990 (60 percent) to 2014 (68 percent) and 5 percentage points between 2000 (63 percent) and 2014. The 2014 rate was not significantly different from the corresponding rate in 2013.

The immediate college enrollment rate at 4-year colleges (44 percent) was higher than the rate at 2-year colleges (25 percent) in 2014, and has been each year since 1990. The immediate college enrollment rate of high school completers at 2-year colleges increased from 1990 (20 percent) to 2014 (25 percent); however, the rate in 2014 was not measurably different from the rate in 2000 and 2013. At 4-year colleges, the immediate college enrollment rate in 2014 (44 percent) was not measurably different from the rate in 1990, 2000, and 2013.

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Marni Brook is a Vice President and Commercial Sales Manager at Montecito Bank and Trust in Santa Barbara, California.

Contact Marni Brook by E-mail: mbrook@montecito.bank

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

 

Ask Dr. Bunny. 2 Great Auto Repair Businesses AND a Great Attitude? J.R. Luna, guest

jr_lunaJ.R. Luna joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how the positive foundation he has with his family helps him have two successful businesses – and a great attitude!  J.R. also shares how he got into the auto repair business, and how he worked his way up to becoming a business owner thru hard work & education.  This is a wonderful interview with a very inspiring man!

About Concours Motors:

PROVIDING AUTO REPAIR SERVICES IN VENTURA FOR MORE THAN 33 YEARS
Ever since 1982, Concours Motors Auto Repair has been providing our friends and neighbors in Ventura with dependable, trustworthy Auto Repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained service technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, which can save valuable time and money.

A COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
At Concours Motors Auto Repair, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality Auto Repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the Ventura area’s most trustworthy auto specialty shops.

A TRUE ALTERNATIVE TO THE DEALER
Looking for an affordable alternative to the high Auto Repair service pricing at the local dealership? Concours Motors Auto Repair can help. Owned and supported by a team of ASE certified mechanics who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we’re proud to be able to offer you dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing!

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE GET YOU BACK ON THE ROAD FASTER!
Our team of technicians strives to stay up to date on the latest automotive technology, and has professional, hands-on experience working with both foreign and domestic vehicles. We strive to use the most current diagnostic equipment available including original factory equipment, which means that we can often more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, it is our mission to be able to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong!

About Asian Auto Tech:

PROVIDING AUTO REPAIR SERVICES IN VENTURA FOR MORE THAN 33 YEARS
Ever since 1982, Asian AutoTech of Ventura has been providing our friends and neighbors in Ventura with dependable and trustworthy Auto Repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained service technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, which can save valuable time and money.

A COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
At Asian AutoTech of Ventura, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality Auto Repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the Ventura area’s most trustworthy auto specialty shops.

A TRUE ALTERNATIVE TO THE DEALER
Looking for an affordable alternative to the high Auto Repair service pricing at the local dealership? Asian AutoTech of Ventura can help. Owned and supported by a team of ASE certified mechanics who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we’re proud to be able to offer you dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing!

Contact J.R. Luna at jr@concoursmotorsventura.com

Concours Motors, 2237 E Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA   

(805) 641-3701

Asian Auto Tech, 1200 Callens Rd., Ventura, CA

(805) 639-8568
Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. How did you raise your gay son? Lulu Bravo, guest.

download-1Lulu Bravo, Legal Overflow & Translation Expert at DaviLu Enterprises, joins Dr. Bunny to explain how she knew her son was gay when she was pregnant.  Join Dr. Bunny as she learns about this very interesting topic, and so much more!

Lulu Bravo tells the story of how, when she was pregnant, her ‘witchy – poo thing’ instincts let her know, that she  was going to have a son and he would be gay. Lulu always loved her son but was scared and concerned and she feared society’s response.  In this interview, she talks about some of the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of raising Leo, which includes the time when he was 13 and considering suicide, when he ’came out’ and her humorous response; “As long as you don’t wear my high-heels, I am good with it.”

She is proud of the many successes that Leo has  accomplished, for others as well as himself. When he was a teen, Leo organized the first ‘Gay Rights’ group in his high school with the help with the  Rainbow Alliance.

Lulu raised her son to be a ‘decent and good’ human being and she is proud of the person he has always been and is, today.  Prepare to be inspired by a mother’s love!

If you, or someone you know, needs resources for the LGBT community in Ventura County, check the Diversity Collective website at : http://www.diversitycollectivevc.org/

The Diversity Collective is the proud parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura, and Diversity Gala. It is their mission to advocate for diversity, education, mental and physical health via community outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, as well as the general public.

Contact Lulu Bravo at (805) 795-9611 or E-mail: mssxtsy@aol.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit:  www.BunnyVreeland.org  www.VreelandCollege.org

Ask Dr. Bunny. How did you get your Ph.D.? Darrell Gooden, guest.

darrell_goodenDarrell Gooden, Certified Adizes Associate with the Adizes Institute, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how he got his Ph.D., and so much more! Darrell also discusses the Adizes Institute, and how it truly changed his life.  The Adizes Institute can also help small, medium and large businesses.  A truly inspirational interview!

About Adizes Institute:
Adizes enables ordinary people to transform the management of their organizations and produce extraordinary, sustainable results. Our work with all clients is guided by a strong belief in these values:
Mutual Trust & Respect
We believe that a strong and pervasive culture of mutual trust and mutal respect is what makes a business strong and allows it to become a dominant competitor over the long term. This kind of culture is what underlies the ability to consistently WOW customers, attract and retain exceptional talent, and generate superior financial returns. The reason is simple; when employees really know how to work well together and harness their conflicts constructively, minimal energy is wasted on infighting and internal politics, which allows them to devote maximum energy to competing in the marketplace. This kind of culture is an organization’s greatest asset. It is what customers are really buying, and the competitive advantage that is the most difficult to copy.

Collaborative Change
We believe that in every organization, in every market, in every country of the world, coping with a high rate of change in a complex and uncertain world is leadership’s #1 challenge. The ability to change faster, better and more economically than competitors is therefore the leading predictor of any organization’s long term success. Developing this capability to change is something best done “with” not “to” an organization. Trying to change people is hard. Instead, we focus on changing the environment; which unleashes the talents and productivity of people.

Constructive Conflict
We believe that meaningful change necessarily creates conflict. Harnessing conflict constructively creates the nuclear energy that drives superior performance.

Being Customer Driven
We believe that the primary purpose of every organization is to WOW customers profitably and deliver compelling value to them. Some organizations believe that making money is their primary purpose, which is a confusion of ends and means.

Complementary Teams
We believe that none of us is as smart as all of us. Close-knit complementary teams who work well together are the ultimate competitive weapon.

Decisive Leadership
We believe that the purpose of teamwork is to help leaders make better decisions than they would on their own.Management-by-committee or consensus decision making is not how decisions are made in high-performing organizations.

Simplicity
Transformation may not be easy, but we believe it must be simple. If people don’t understand something, they can’t implement it.

Shared Rewards
We believe that superior long term performance is realized by tying the achievement of results to shared monetary and non-monetary rewards.
By practicing these values, Adizes enables ordinary people to change the culture of their organization and produce extraordinary and sustainable results.

Contact Darrell Gooden at (805) 565-2901 or E-mail: darrell@adizes.com
Also visit: http://adizes.com
Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/

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