America’s Money Answers Man Jordan Goodman is Today’s Honoree

Jordan Goodman is known as America’s Money Answers Man because he has been answering Americans’ personal financial questions for about 40 years. You can see more about him at his website He was on the editorial staff at MONEY Magazine for 18 years, NBC News for 9 years, Marketplace radio for 6 years, covering every aspect of personal financial topics. He has written 14 books including Master Your Debt, Fast Profits in Hard Times and the Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms. He is a regular commentator on numerous radio and TV shows across America and gives practical advice on how to do better with your money along with specific resources to put his advice into action.

Previous podcast appearances:

Joe Fairless Best Real Estate Investing show; Jim Beach’s School for Startups;
Debt Free Divas; The Real Deal with Jason Silverman; Taming the High Cost of College with Brad Baldridge; Planet Boomerville; The Not Old–Better Show, plus the many media outlets mentioned in his bio!

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Filmmaker Joe Kowalski is Today’s Honoree

Filmmaker, podcaster, digital media creator, and artist, Joe Kowalski has written, directed, and edited two feature films, two short films, over 250 Internet shorts, and countless commercials/ promotional material.

Joe’s work has allowed him to collaborate with people such as the late Jonathan Demme(Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs), John Green (New York Times best-selling author), Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale), Henry Winkler (Happy Days)former child actor Mara Wilson (Matilda), Damian Kulash of OKGo, James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Chef Buddy of Cake Boss, and many more.

Joe’s adaption of I Am the Doorway was given the blessing of Stephen King. He has also created a film festival called PRISM Fest in which he features short films created from around the world that focus on the complexity of the human spirit. His work has been shown at many film festivals including Helios and NerdCon, and has been featured on and WKYC Channel 3.

Joe’s filmmaking efforts for both business and entertainment focus on strong story-based entertainment, often infused with humorous elements. He believes that making a connection with an audience or potential customer requires extreme thought and care, as well as a deep respect for the viewer.

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She’s a Boss Podcast Host Becky Bui is Today’s Honoree

She’s a Boss is a weekly podcast hosted by Becky Bui and available on iTunesStitcher Radio, and Soundcloud. Each week, Becky shines a light on an amazing female leaders in order to discuss her successes, her stumbles, key learnings, and practical advice for others.

Becky Bui is the founder and host of She’s a Boss Podcast. She is also the Head of Mobile Gaming for Facebook’s Global Marketing Solutions team, based out of the European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to joining Facebook  in 2011, she spent five years consulting brands on social marketing and community strategies at Powered/the Dachis Group (acquired by Sprinklr) and started her career in boutique advertising and digital marketing agencies in Austin, Texas.

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Behind Enemy Lines Radio Founder Gene Berardelli is Today’s Honoree

GENE BERARDELLI was born and raised in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A.  in Government and International Studies and his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law – at age 23, He is currently a successful practicing civil litigator with a seven figure settlement to his name.

A sought-after speaker on Election Law and politics, Gene served on the Kings County (NY) Republican Executive Committee (2007 – 2015) as Chairman of the Law Committee (2011 – 2015), where he worked with Republican attorneys to help grow the Party in the “People’s Republic of New York City” as part of a leadership team that pulled off near-impossible wins for seats in state and congressional elections. Gene also successfully tried the closest re-count in NY State Senate history! For his work with the Republican Party, Gene was honored as Brooklyn Young Republican of the Year in 2012, was Brooklyn GOP Counselor of the Year in 2014.

Gene is the founder of Behind Enemy Lines – he handles the bookings and all the technical nuts and bolts that make the show happen while trying to be the ringleader of what sometimes turns into a three-ring circus run amok!  He mostly moderates the debate, but can go off on a rant with the best of ’em!

Behind Enemy Lines is a national Award-Winning radio show / podcast broadcasting live out of the belly of the Democratic beast – “The People’s Republic of” New York City that airs on WJHC 107.5 FM as part of the Red Nation Rising Radio Network! The show is also available on multiple networks across the internet, with more being added regularly.

The show highlights national politics with a conservative spin from “insurgent” Republicans fighting for every scrap they can get! Guests from the world of politics – candidates, elected officials, journalists, authors, personalities, pundits and prognosticators – stop by to discuss current events. The show and its predecessor, Brooklyn GOP Radio, has been recognized as a legitimate source – even shows like The O’Reilly Factor and CBS This Morning have cited the show and its blog for original source material!

“a charmingly loose and gritty vibe”  – 

But it’s not all business on air – in fact, there’s rarely a dull moment, especially when the hosts put listeners on notice of the #TwoDrinkMinimumRadio requirement to listen.  Sarcasm is a second language on Behind Enemy Lines, as evidenced by the wildly successful “Buffoon of the Week”, where the hosts will nominate a public figure and hold him/her out for ridicule for some dubious distinction ripped from the headlines, culminating at the end of the year with “Buffoon of the Year” honors bestowed upon the truly deserving!

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ManTalks Founder Connor Beaton is Today’s Honoree

Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s health, wellness, success, and fulfillment. Connor is also an international speaker, podcast host, CEO, and leader of ManTalks mission to build a global brotherhood. business coach and lifestyle entrepreneur. Before founding ManTalks, Connor had a brief career as an opera singer and worked at Apple, leading high-performance sales and operations teams. Since founding ManTalks, Connor has spoken on stage at TEDx, taken ManTalks to over a dozen cities internationally and has been featured on platforms like Forbes, Influencive, HeForShe, The Good Men Project, UN Women, CBC, CBS, and the National Post.

Our Story

Connor Beaton founded ManTalks in March 2014 to bring people together to have real and open conversations about men’s issues. Thirty forward-thinking men and women attended that original event, forming the original ManTalks community. Many are still active in the Vancouver ManTalks community today.

Like many young men, Connor was disconnected in his intimate relationships and had no coherent life vision.

He was deeply dissatisfied, and his inner turmoil eventually led him to his personal low, living in his car for a time. Worst of all, he went through this experience alone.

Like so many men, he wasn’t actually alone. He had lots of friends and family members ready and willing to support him, but in his own mind he had to suffer his fate alone.

Finally, while staring at the stars through the back window of his 2007 Pontiac G5, he realized that he needed to make significant change immediately.

The first step was telling a close friend, who immediately offered to let Connor live with him until he got back on his feet. The situation led them to a new level of honesty and openness, and his friend soon confided that he had recently suffered depression and contemplated suicide.

Connor was stunned. Here they were, two close friends, and neither knew what the other was going through. It was then he realized that men are suffering in silence and feeling alone.

He immediately began building his tribe of likeminded men and diving deep into a personal study of masculinity, psychology, spirituality, relationships, and business.

He developed a drive and clarity of focus that he had never known before and began envisioning what would eventually become ManTalks. His vision was to build an international peer-to-peer community for men to support and challenge one another to be their best, perform at their peak, and become more self-aware and impactful.

Soon he launched the first event. Soon they were regular Monday night feature in the Vancouver scene. And soon the men attending asked for more. This demand created the next phases of ManTalks development.

Today, ManTalks has grown into in-person Mastermind groups, a free online community, live events in multiple cities, a podcast, a blog,  and much more.


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Wedding Planning Masterclass Founder Amanda Vodic is Today’s Honoree

Hey friends, I’m Amanda Vodic

I help couples like you get more joy from the wedding planning experience – while making it feel like it’s so easy you could become one of the pros yourself.


In my other day job I’m Principal Planner at We Heart Events, creating beautiful, meaningful, all-kinds-of- wonderful weddings.

I created Wedding Planning Masterclass to empower more couples, looking to create their meaningful weddings, with a transparent and informative wedding planning experience.

Because there is nothing like the lightning bolt of love, optimism and hope that comes with the momentous decision to get married.

Your engagement puts a spotlight on your big love, and the importance of family and friends coming together to share in that joy.

Yet the logistical realities of planning a wedding can take away from this precious time of joy and celebration. (That cake comes in many flavours. You may have already had a taste!).

I believe if you’re better informed on the pricing and value of services; better prepared for what is required to create the wedding day you envision; you’ll have the space to nurture your relationships with loved ones, sharing in a deeper level of love and connection.

This gives you a better chance to tap back in to the joy. The world will be the better for this.

more joy in the world is a good thing.

Wedding Planning Masterclass is here to contribute to a positive, meaningful conversation on what a wedding could mean, and should represent in our culture. I encourage transparency, kindness, humour and commitment.

If you’re here you’re probably on the same page too! I bet you’re also a teeny bit excited about throwing a shiz hot wedding that’s going to blow everyone away. That’s okay – stick with me, because you can totally have it both ways.

Wedding Planning Masterclass is about to change the way we do weddings, leading the industry in online wedding planning expert advice, services and products. It is the go-to online resource for couples and wedding professionals alike to access industry expertise.

I’m here so we can create a more joyful wedding planning experience for everyone.

I’m spreading the love via The Wedding Planning Masterclass podcast, blog and official online step-by-step program.

If you work (or want to work) in the wedding industry you can join me behind the scenes here for specifics on the business of wedding planning and styling.

When I’m not creating first-of- their-kind wedding planning products you can find me on my yoga mat, walking my fur baby or grossing out strangers with public displays of affection for the number one man in my life.

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Author and Philanthropist Germaine Moody is Today’s Honoree

Germaine Moody is a philanthropist, investor, entrepreneur, entertainment executive and best-selling author, revered as a global networking icon and one of the most connected professionals in the world. He has produced and hosted over 60 business networking events in more than 40 major cities across four countries and received numerous nominations for “Event Producer Of The Year” at BIZBASH Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards, competing amongst event producers from major brands and corporations including TARGET, Mastercard, Wells Fargo, GUESS, Toshiba, Rolex, Victoria Secret, Budweiser as well as Hollywood heavyweights including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Studios, HBO, OWN/The Oprah Winfrey Show, FOX, CBS, ABC, OSCARS, and more.

He is a dedicated volunteer, advocate and sponsor for multiple nonprofit organizations that assist the less fortunate. Through the developing Germaine Moody Foundation, he uses his time and influence to provide awareness and resources for Youth Entrepreneur Mentorship, Natural Disasters, Food Distribution, Books & Education, and The Arts.

Germaine is a member of The Recording Academy/GRAMMYS and on the Advisory Panel for Bloomberg Insight Exchange (BUSINESSWEEK Magazine) in New York. His current and developing ventures, investments and partnerships are in Publishing, Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Broadcast Media, Event Services, Real Estate, Entertainment, Consulting, Internet/Online, Advertising, Oil & Energy, Sports and Wine. 

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