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01: Wellness with Chuck Gaidica

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Find out what Chuck Gaidica has been up to in recent years. An interesting discussion on how to live the 'second half' of your life to its fullest. Chuck Gaidica has multiple Emmy awards and was awarded the prestigious Silver Circle Award for broadcast excellence. He is one of the most trusted figures in Michigan. Chuck is now a frequent keynote speaker, podcast host, and spokesperson who looks to inspire people to a long life of wellness. 

Find out why Ken says, "When life gives you lemon sharks..." 

PurposeCity is presented by Executive Wealth Management and exemplifies our core values of trust, community, and compassion. www.ewmadvisors.com  

Host: Ken McMullen 

Co-Host: Kyrstin Ritsema 

Guest: Chuck Gaidica

Welcome to purpose city stories ofhumanity in action sponsored by executive wealth management, yes to apurpose city, do not necessarily reflect an endorsement of executivewealth management. Welcome to the very first podcast ofpurpose, city stories of humanity and action, and they got two people with me.One is one of the most recognizable and trusted icons in michigan, chakadee wow.That makes me sound, really old yeah. So i e and then kirton rizon, whois a chief compliance officer at executive, wealth management andbriefly kirsten what is a chief compliance officer. It soundsintimidating yeah. What is that? It's intimidating? That's my entire job! No chief compliance officer is the person within a registered investmentadvisor. Who is tasked with ensuring that thesecurities and exchange commission regulation is in place within theadvisor and that's why it's intimidating. You know, because there'slots of big words and regulation and you have to make people comply. Welycan't make people do anything. You can set it up. So there's bumpers in placeto make sure that they can stay within their lane right, which includes yourright. So elsa just you, can i don't have any control over chotas cause, i'mon the other side of the table. You know im o legs. I can really get sochuck. Yes, sir, so i know what you've been up to, but not everybody everybodydoes so. If the last they saw, you was well, it could have been live and the dcould have been right could have been previously well you're iconic with channel, for iwas with channel for full time for twenty seven years and then two yearspart time with live in the d. Okay and then you know lots of other programmingbetween their and different projects, and that was part of the fun of my job.I mean everybody kind of knows me for the weather, but ialso did the lottery show. I hope you know hosted live in the deer co hostedand then i also was part of all the specials, which was great thanksgivingday was never the same. You know for our for our household. I saw you, ithink i told you one time, thanksgiving you're running up and down. I was inthe thanksgiving day parade with high school students, and you know it looksfun on television, but it's kind of tough, it's early, it could be coldyeah, it's a really early call, and if there were there were years very fewyears where i had to wear the high tech long johns yeah for the most part. Myrunning, to be honest, my running is what saved me those mornings, because icould at least warm up right. You know some people had to ride a float all theway down and they were freezing yeah. So for me that was actually kind of asaving grace. It was a tradition. For me it was just great to be part of itfor actually part of part of the thanksgiving day parade for almostthirty years, wow yeah, the one time i did it. I thought it would be cool.They said you're going to be in this rock and roll tis thing or something iforgot. What station float? We were by walking so they costume you up and thenthey do all the makeup and i came out and i looked like a clown doing rockand roll in the s. It was terrible. So i kind of i wiped the makeup of a tooridiculous, but i was just the other turkey. That's all. I was just that oneyeah, that's right! So you know you're still, essentially ayoung man, and that was years ago, one at a well two thousand and eighteen iswhen you finished your second run right, yeah, actually, this summer i'll begoing from full time tv news, seven years, it's hard to believe how benlike a so. What made you choose to you know kind of buy out that early.What did you want it to do? Yeah i...

...started to feel in my probably in my sthat i got kind of a knock on the door of my life and it was what a lot ofpeople experience and now i've actually gone through a program that helps toflesh that out. I entered half time and half time is a very interesting waykind of a fun way of talking about your second half of life. Even then, you know, god willing. I've got anotherhalf right now the math doesn't work. I'd have to be the longest living guyright, but second half can typically mean just prior to or as your enteringretirement or you're in retirement. It really doesn't matter. In my case itwas in my forties. I was nowhere thinking about leaving full time tv youknow, and what those questions are that come into your mind and i'm sure theycome into everybody's mind. Think back when you're a kid you're standingoutside in the back yard. Looking up at the stars, one night and you're askingthose big questions. Why am i here? Is there a god what am m i going to dowhen i grow up? Who will i marry and you fast forward, forts fits beyondyou're asking. What do i do now? Why am i here? Maybe who will i marry? Next isjust a commentary on society right, just life, but you're asking verysimilar questions to the same ones. You ask when you were a little kid rightand for me those questions included like am i going to? Is this what i'mgoing to do my entire life and the answer started to come back, maybe notall right well at that age or that point of life that the things you'retalking about sounds like a constructive way. The destructive waywould be what's called the midlife crisis right, there's, probably some ofthat woven in there right right. I mean, i think it's o the same thoughts youhave. It depends what direction o depends on what you think the gap isbetween mid life, crisis and and a half time row well, yeah or how you handleit. You know how you focus your attention and what you do it's the samethoughts it i going to do this correct, even if you enjoy what you're doing tobe doing this another forty years, another twenty years, another yeah andthat's part of it and i think more people would assign to midlife crisis.The notion that well part of it is your mortality. Part of it is, i think, tobe fair. You start thinking, you know when you're in your s and s, andcertainly in your teen you're in invincible, right and then you get to apoint where you start thinking. Well wait a minute. The math, you knowdoesn't quite go that far and so for some people they run out, and eventoday you know, people sit plus divorce is increasing. Great divorce isincreasing. Some people run out and get a corvette. I mean you know, somepeople have an affair. Some people focus their attention on a new chapterand i would say, for a lot of people, there's confusion there. I used to tellmy wife, i noticed when i started speaking out loud we've got five kidsand i would say- and i think i'm going to i'm not going to resign my contract,you know- and i could see the kids over in the corner with susan, be on a apishand i finally looked at them, and i just said you know i'm having the mostfun being confused. I've ever had in my life, and you know what that day ittook the edge off the whole conversation. It wasn't like you know,dad's crazy, i don't know what's going on, but it really was helpful for meand it was helpful i think for them to say. Oh well, he's not crazy. You knowthere's just something going on well when you look at them when you'restanding in that living room and you're susan's. Looking at you like, okay,well, i've been with him this long. I guess i'm going to take this nextjourney to what do you think that triggering event was? What do you thinkthat what is it that that really made the decision? Easy just steer, made astep away. It was not an easy decision, because i love my. I love the station.I love my co workers. I was flying at a level that was really great. You knowprofessionally they'd always been very good to me and the audience was alwaysvery kind, and so everything was working. I think for me. I started tofeel like i wanted to do good and i know that's part of what you discuss onthe podcast, but i think for me i believe we're all charged to go out anddo good things, and so i've come to...

...learn. As i look back on this now thatoften a lot of people, even there are a lot of broadcasters tend to think thatdoing good means you need to go into ministry, and so i did go back for amaster's. I started my masters when i was fifty and then i want. I went part time. Iwas still working at full time, tv news and radio and an remind me and was it church administration? It was aministry and leadership is a masters in a ministry and leadership, and the partof that i studied. I lived in israel and jordan for a month. I took a monthoff sabbatical and i had great support from the station and at that point itstill wasn't in my mind, like i was going to change my life, so here i amat age. Fifty four i've got the masters and you know i look back and i think inmy life i always look at i'm a lifelong learner which i think is instructivemost of the time, but at my pace i'm going to get a phd when i'm ninety, youknow it's just not work. Well, what i describe you, i call you renaissancemay, oh well, that's nice, so yeah sort of back up a little bit which i didn'tknow so i recently read your bio is that you were actually looking to gointo health to be a doctor hideka. I did when i first i was at loyolauniversity in chicago and then you end up being the cuddle alert guy right.It's quite cita jump, so i know i'm moving backwards in the story, butthat's still interesting yeah. So what point made you switch from likemedical, you've kind of come full circle? Iguess like i have, because i'm working in health and wellness now for the most part, so i got kind of a free ride to loyolapremed predendo was either one you could pick a little later on and idropped out in the first half of my first semester. This did not go overwell at home. This was a great school north western said no loyola said yes,i went to loyola later on i did we do have my son charlie charles same name,you wound up going to north western it like well, they got me because it costmoney, but you know e. So i just thought i don't want to be adoctor, nothing against doctors, and i look back and i think i would have hada lot of fun being a doctor. I really enjoyed the process. So when i droppedout, i went to work at the waldren's drug store company as an assistant,store manager, training, and i had a great manager who i remember his nameto this day. I've tried to find him to thank him. I can't find him. His namewas mister vigon and mister vigon called me. I was in the store andbasically an assistant store manager. Training in those days was a stock boywith a key to the safe right you're. Not you don't really. I could open thestore, but there wasn't much. I could really do, and so he called me in theback and he said, pull up a you know some kind of plastic thing and sitthere for me, and i thought oh man i'm getting fired already. I mean you know.I just disappointed my parents with dropping out of college. He said sowhat do you think you want to do here at wal greens and i said well, you knowi'm in this management traine program and he said he said you know i am amanager you're looking at the highest, it's going to get. If you stay in astore like this, and you said, i think you can do that easy, but i thinkthere's more in you. I think you should maybe think about doing something else, and i that's the nicest way to getfired ever well. I didn't get fired, but you know what he did it was. It waskind of. I was a boy scout and it was kind of like the old days where the boyscout leader would say, sit on a log kid. I want to teach you some wisdom.You know m and i thought that was real wisdom and i just sat there thinking isthere something else he said? No, that's it. He said you'll do fine if you stay in waggreens, but i'm just telling you you're looking at the top. This is it this. Asfar as you can go, and i think you can go much farther it was at that moment.I went home and i thought well now. How do i take signs and math which i wasreally strong at and i did enjoy broadcasting? I did a little bit ofthat in college. I thought how do i combine us at oh tv meteorology, likethe light ball went off so this, mr vigon, you know when you think yourdario da yeah. He was yeah yeah sage right, yeah, interesting. Sothat's how that train track developed.

You know well and now, hopefully thisconnects up to him and he can get his gratitude from you and that i hope ihope he still wrong. I tried to look him up within the wall green systembecause i'm not sure he even remembers. You know that he did that. There'salways always someone or a couple people that help us change a path right, hope turn on alight, bulb yeah right. So if i get this right, your moto philosophy or it was- is to be a force for good and to help or encourage or to helpothers do the same. Yeah yeah is that kind of a later with your fortyishepiphany yeah, i would say so. I was always doing. We all do good things.You know, and i think i've come to learn that even i joined a staff at achurch. Actually, a couple churches i was on staff once is a pasture of manyand then i was also an executive director which is sort of like pastormade ceo. You know so that was that was an interesting journey as well, both ofthem rewarding in different ways, but i think i look at it now we're all we'reall ministers, we all go out. Every people are doing good things all thetime right and for me i was doing what i thought were good things from schoolvisits at elementary schools. You know when i was starting in my career to mcing events to charitable events, and that was always part of the job, thoughthat was part of it. It wasn't ever a mandate, but i always made it my ownpersonal mandy that i would do those things that was my way of giving backand and then, as time went by, i thought now. I've got to find some,maybe a hyper focus on a few things, and then maybe i could walk alongsidepeople encourage them. You can do it too. It's not that hardand, i think you're. A great example would go back to the mid life crisis.Thing is, that's a that's a fork in the road you can choose, and i think that, for it comes in a lotof cases, maybe where you were at where you, when you hit a pinnacle in yourcareer and it levels off, if you don't have that so when you're still striving to getwhere you want to be, maybe you're not thinking about it, want to do this, yousee another, but an you kind of hit that plateau this is bakhen. Can i dothe same thing? There's a lack of challenge there, there's a you see amonotony may be happening and then comes the sports cars or the extrarelationships or there's something else whatever or where you choose to use your timeproductively and use what gifts and talents you that have gotten you thatfar to help other people and i've met people that all of the above havehappened all at the same time, i've met people who are you know, i'm not uniquein the sense that i was. I was trying to describe my career in kind of a fastway. You know that i was really i was never feeling threatened like i had toleave. You know no one ever said. As a matter of fact, i thought i was kiddingwhen i said i'm giving you one year. Notice they're, like that's cute,that's really funny, but i think i've met a lot t of people,captains of industry moms who are staying at home. It doesn't matter. Imean a lot of people come across this notion of this half time moment likewhat am i going to do with my ears left so for me, because i guess i'm a kindof an analytical guy. I started actually running math in my head and istarted thinking. Okay, if i'm an average guy and i'm going to live toeighty two and a half, you know what, if i got twenty five or thirtychristmas presents to go, and i don't want this to be morbid because it's notto me, i just thought. Well, i should probably get going i'm doing goodthings. You know so that was part of the motivation. Well, when you went tothat half time moment. I know that you'd mentioned that some training thatyou did prior to this. What was the focus of it? What was thewas it? An internal self focus a kind of training, or was it putting it outinto the world like now? This is going to affect others at that point in time.So i read a book starting in my s. It's called half timemoving your life from success to significance the title resonates witheverybody: i've put on a conference...

...where nine hundred people came and theyall say, that's the thing. I love this idea and then you read the book and itdoes describe this idea and then i eventually met some of the team down in d from dallas and they invitedme to be part of a three day intensive and then a year of monthly coaching inhalf time, and it really does focus inwardly to finding your purpose, we'redoing everything from briggs meyer to strengths, finder test to sitting with world class coaches,discussing how you can turn that energy outward and for many people there are alot more epiphanies that come along the way. I remember sitting across from aguy, a financial planner, a stockbroker, and he said my heart breaks. That's oneof the questions. They ask what breaks your heart? What would you do for freethe rest of your life? Because maybe that's the cool thing? You should doright and he said my heart breaks for humantrafficking. He was in la and i was out- and i actually went to this class thisweekend- intensive out an malibu at pepperton university and we're sittingat the table. Just the two of us in a break out- and he said you know i goevery friday and i go volunteer at this women shelter for a human trafficking.He said, i think i'm just going to sell my practice and quit it all and just go.Do that full time. I said. Okay, that sounds pretty dramatic. You know andhe's talking out loud. I don't know how this going to go over with my wife. Imean i'm relating to it because i'd already gone through this myself and isaid well, wait a minute. What, if you just did this every friday or everythursday and friday, and you told all of your clients that that's all you'regoing to do every fronda, don't call me: you've got my cell phone but lessthere's a fire. I've got staff, i'm doing this thing in my life everysingle friday, i told him. I said i would think you're the coolestfinancial planner right. I've ever met, because that's what you've done withyour time- and i saw light ball- go off for him and i had other light bulbs gooff for me. So it was inward introspection as well as coaching, andthen how do we turn that outward to literally to go out and do good things?It was really a great fun thing. So when we look at you know a lot of thepurpose city that guess that we're looking at we're looking at companiesright and we brought you on- and we talked a little bit- how chuk ga dicais his company? Is your company? Is this your son person or what are youdoing every friday? So for me it's i have probably i wouldn't call it afrustration, because everybody should have my problem and problems. You knowi've got five great kids, all of them, except one who's in manhattan lives.Here we've got three grand kids. I thought they were all great, except onno, no e o great they're all good to talk to her and then we've got anothergrandchild on the way. So my family life is very important to me, so itisn't every friday that i do things. But i have my heart breaks for multiplethings. I even i even try to sit and think deeply and pray about this. Iwonder, like you know, could you just give me one thing you know, and so it'sa bit of a frustration, because i do a lot of different things and that's finebecause i enjoy that. So i just was part of a couple of events. One wasfor a homeless shelter in downtown detroitthat serves people, and it's that kind of stuff that i enjoy doing is, alongwith serving i've actually been to that place and been one of the people that'shanding out stuff, so i don't mind being at all different levels of ofgiving back. But i don't have one thing. That's that's a very interestingquestion. I wish i could find it. You know i i mean some of the things. Ifyou term it is what breaks your heart, that's what you lean towards m.Sometimes it's not thinking about what breaks your heart. Things in life dobreak your heart and right you end up in that area. Yeah you have anythingthat falls along yeah, i'm involved with the al timer's association ofmichigan. My mom sadly had al simer, so...

...in two thousand, a d nineteen, a lostboth my mom and dad within four months of each other didn't see either onecoming dead was a brain tumor that he didn't even know he had, and within afew weeks he was eighty five and he decided to have brain surgery and hepassed and then my mom. We thought she had a few more years, but i reallybelieved that there was some broken heart syndrome in there. She knew theday he died and she was nobody told her. She knew so. I don't know how thatfunctions in the in the world, but it happened. We actually saw it so for me, brain health is reallyimportant and i think what i'm looking at now in my life is how to reachpeople my age and even younger. There's a new phrase. Im hearing banteredaround pre habilitation, not rehabilitation, don't wait till you getsick and you've and something's happened, and now you try to get better.I thought we try to get better and well and healthier before we get to thefreight train. That's coming! You know, and so i'm involved with al timersthey've moved their walk. They do a big walk. It happened virtually last year.You know because of coved, but this year, they're hoping to do it live backin the detroit zoo and year before last they had sixthousand people shot. So awesome, you know, do you find it at all difficultto be involved in something that is that close to you, because it triggers and to personal of thefeelings yeah? I have you watched the movie, the father with anthony hopkins.He won the academy award for it. Is there a movie without anthony a no, buti write it down. It's a tear, jerker and it's he's got al timers. That's youknow. I won't give much of the rest of the movie away, but it makes it hard towatch extraordinary performance of it was just. It was really bad for meright and i've got a two year old puppy. She she acts like a puppy. She is themost emotionally connected dog, so i'm sitting there and i'm crying on thecouch next to susan and this dog jumps up and she's chewing my ear and lickingmy face, and i just thought you know i don't know the dog spelled backwards,as god there's a reason that dogs are what they are. You know and yeah. Thatwas, i just want to clarify. So after a masters in divinity god and dog, somekind of oh, i on the connection, you can tell a lot about a person when yousee how they play or not with their dogs, so being a late person with altimers. As far as knowledge of it goes, it's one of the leading causes of death m.It's increasing, like i didn't know it to recently six yeah lar just causedeath in the us yea and and no cure right. So when you're involved incharities for all timers, is it looking for a cure? It's theresearch and or is it the comfort of these people and how tocare take for them in the family support it's all of the above. When wefound out that my mom had it. We were sitting at henry ford, west bloomfieldat a big family meeting. After all the tests. I mean that was a heavy day tobecause at that point she still obviously able to tell you know what'sgoing on in life, and she knows what the diagnosis means, but right after that and through herentire journey of about seven years or so, we called all timers association ofseveral times. Even when my dad passed, we didn't know, do we bring mom to afuneral, even though she'll forget she was there and then so they said no andthat's a that's a longer conversation we don't have to get into part of itshuge part is research. They keep coming up with drug therapies and they haven'tfound one. Yet they they about several that can take the edge off and maybesharpen a little bit make things a little brighter, but they don't work oneverybody and they just had a big fail. But you know what that's: what researchis? How how did we get to the vaccines right so and then part of it is comfortand a huge part of it is caregiving and...

...it seems like the the hardest partwould be the length of time. Isn't it i mean the toll on the family the years,it's not a quick right, and so that in itself, for people who are looking todo good, doing good doesn't have to be the big thing right. It doesn't have tobe the thanksgiving day parade big thing. It can be the care giving inyour family's life right, and so i have to temper my own self and again, i'mnot alone, i'm not speaking like i'm somebody special, but sometimes i justhave to say it's, not the big things being with my kids and my grandkids ispart of the big thing for sure you know, and so i yeah caregiving is a huge partof this. I saw take a toll on my dad. I've got two other siblings. We werekind of coming in around the edges. My sister was doing a lot more becausethat became sort of her full time job and then that creates your identityright. You know so yeah, it's a it's a difficult thing. So for me, as i nowlook at health and wellness, i'm looking at things like the simplicityof we've all heard about heart health in our lifetime. You know we used toeverybody wants to go jogging on read healthy brain health, equal sign, hardhealth, if you're thinking of what to eat how to be healthy about your heart,you're, actually doing your brain great favors, and i don't care if you'reforty, because there is earl i've met, people who are in their mid s early onset altier, it hits them really early. It's unbelievable to imagine how didyou see when you were going through this process with your mom? How didthat help guide you for this general wellness dry, because it's not justcare for the caregiver, it's yeah. How do you find time as the caregiver tostay well and healthy in order to be able to care for that person? That'swhat and your sister and your yeah that's a tough thing. You know that's atough thing and i've wondered even as i'm now, i've just become wellness coach through the male clinicprogram, and i've asked myself if maybe a niche shouldn't be trying to reachpeople who are caregivers. I remember trying to be a caregiver while i'mworking full time and thinking i wouldn't have had time to talk tosomebody about my own health that wasn't the that wasn't the priority.For me, it was mom and dad's health, but the other thing that i've come tolearn and this is applicable, i think in many walks of life when we're tryingto help other people, just like the explanation when you get on a jet liner,if, if just in case god forbid the you know, the cabin de compresses and theyellow oxygen masks drop down, they always tell you put yours on firstbefore you turn to even your own child or somebody next you to help them,because if you pass out, you can't help them, and i thought you know that's thebest analogy in life for being a caregiver. If you're not taking care ofyourself at some point, you can't take care ofthe people around you. You want to help right. You know exactly so where's chakadee going from here, gooman. I wish i need to hit a pinnacle by being the first on this podcast. That'sthat is a history bucks. Yes, yes right there! This is yep. This is a you knowand you've said that a couple times in jest, but it is a nice thing. I meani'm i'm honored to be here. This is really cool for that goad ank! You i'mexcited about this. Just to have these conversations, yeah people's wellnessget him thinking about taking care of themselves, taking care of others on abigger platform. You can do business and help your community and take careof the staff within you yeah more than just their paycheck sure, and- and ithink that's where companies are going anyway, but this is just kind of topull that out and talk about it yeah. I appreciate your time on that, but sohow do you see yourself sweet? What exactly? I guess it's a tofu questionis: what's it mean to be a male cliniccoach yeah? Did i say that right well, do well, let's go yeah, thank you, andand is that your direction, and if so he you use that it's a credential beinga lifelong learners and i look back and...

...i've got a bachelor's. I've got thismaster's in ministry and leadership. I've got a certificate from pepperdinein the half time institute and second half significance. So that's a coolcredential, but you know i'm still working on my own so but it's funbecause i can actually authentically speak to people about it. You know whoare kind of in that time frame in life, which means anywhere from your es toyour s. You know, or a hundred three of our months: okay and well rehabilitation. We can get startedearly in fact, and now this new credential. So i am focusing my work. Iwork a lot with blue cross blue shield of michigan. I have a podcast i've donesome video work, that's health and wellness. The journeywith my parents was health and wellness even going back to when you brought up.You know i started out as a you know, a doctor who dropped out. It's all been health and wellness, andactually this is an interesting place to bebecause, from your perspective, from your company's perspective and and manypeople who deal in wealth management, you know we've seen it. You can haveall the money in the world and, if you're, not taking care of self, ifyou're, not really thinking about it or illness, hit you right after you quote:unquote, retire and everything's been planned. All you, you know, you're allthe smart people and you've done all the work and it's all like okay way togo and something happens now. What do you do? So? I think health and wellness,especially if the coved year or whatever it's going to turn out to be,doesn't remind everybody. You need to really pay attention to this. It'simportant, so i think i'm a coach is an encourager. So i'll giveyou that kind of definition, a wellness coach is a listener, its reflectivelistening, its positive psychology, i'm not the expert you're the expert, andthat means that i let you tell me as a coach. What it is you want toaccomplish. I help steer you or kind of run you through the funnel of well,let's create a wellness vision and that wellness vision is future. Think, butit's something that's attainable and then think of it as smart goalss we'veheard about those for a long time in their corporate field. You knowsomething: that's attainable, it's not crazy and you could actually do it. Youknow i'd love to have a bentley, it's not going to happen right. I mean you,can don't set your goals where you you know, but i and then you walk with thatperson and you try to refine and you kind of hold their feet to the fire,but you do it in a way where you're letting them reflect back to you. Sothat's the role of a coach, i'm not a doctor, i'm not a nutritionist, i'm nota you know. I got a guy, though, if you want a personal trainer, i knowsomebody you know so i can. I can do that, but i think this is really for me.What i find exciting. It's not different than what mistervigon did to me and said to me at walgreens. It's whether literally orproverbially, i'm putting my arm around somebody. I'm say i'm going to walkwith you, i'm going to encourage you in your journey to me. I find great joyand thinking that at the end, you don't need to look at me. Sam man, you helpme lose twenty pounds. You could say: maybe your finger prints are on itbecause i'm not. I don't need to be that guy. So that's what i'm kind ofhoping and whether that manifest itself is personal, coaching or doing itthrough digital work, or you know, expanding the reach or something thepodcast. I do does that as well. So i don't know i'm having i'm havingthe most fun being confused. Can yeah well well you're a good example of a coach imean if people are just listening, you sound healthy. You sound perky. Ifthey're watching, oh thanks, you look great and he, if you're watching heinsists that he doesn't die his hair. I don't i don't we're taking bits o at he says he doesn't ever have okay,we're going to close with this. I found this on your website. So chucksadventures in life include i'm going to read a list. Okay reject anywhere. Youwant: okay, okay, penetrating the eye of hurricane diana, flew through theeye nine times and a twelve hour mission over the atlantic ocean. Wasn'tas scary as i thought, the briefing was scarier when the pilot said, underneathevery other seat is a yellow life raft.

If we go down in the ocean swim for oneof those unzip, it pull the rip cord, it will inflate get in and anyquestions, and i didn't want to be a smart alike. I said yeah you mean we'regoing out a hundred forty mile, an hour winds and fifty foot waves and we'recoming out in a little yellow life raft, and he said, oh no, we're all going todie, but i just have to tell you where it that's the scary pasig becomingscuba certified that was fun. That's fun, ye receiving a private pilot'slicense. I'm a pilot. Did you want to fly through a hurricane? No, i neverwanted to do it myself go! No! I can't you know they won't. Let you this one.I thought was super interesting till i realized only right half the sentence.I first read becoming an instrument. I thought really what instant it was amazing, but it goes on to saybecoming an instrument, rated pilot yeah, so i can fly through the cloudsyeah. I say: okay flying in and piloting a b seventeen bomber overmichigan right over pontiac. They let me fly it because the pilot who wasflying and at the moment it's a world war- two aircraft- he was a certifiedflight instructor. So he knew that as a pilot. I can't just sit in that seat,but as long as he were sitting in the right seat, i could sit in the pathcome and seat, and he let me fly the thing right over pontiac. It wasawesome well flying with us navy bloom angel, o ground zero to twenty thousandfeet and twenty seconds, if you make it through, i did without losel done i'lldine traveling on a ten day expedition tothe rain forest of peru yep dr bob ballard, the guy that discovered thetitanic was the guy who had this whole program going and i tagged along andthen two years later they called back and asked me to come on anotheradventure. Another adventure with door, bob m, which was going to the top ofmount kilauea in hawaii and studying the volcano burly standing right on thetop of kilawea broadcasting and that's one of the most active volcano. It isyeah, it's fun, chasing storms and tornadoes and oklahoma and texas m, andthen you mentioned a month in israel and jordan yeh swimming with lemonsharks. That was a cobol hall for a live shot for tv news and it was atethered dive, which means there's a big hose. You know like your aquarium,with your fish tank connected to matt and have scuba gear and i'm under water,and i've got a little microphone in my mask and i'm doing the weather underwater, but there's a cage behind me with these sharks that are not with me,but it looks like they're with me and the so i do the five o'clock and atfour four o'clock five o'clock and at six o'clock i get in the tank, the guy who's running the thing whilei'm live, pulls the rope and pulls the cage out and now the sharks areswimming around and they're literally doing the toe o doing this, and so iget out- and i said what are you thinking he said? Well, you look coolwith the sharks and the sharks look cool with you. So i thought why notyeah and he said hey when i i get eaten that freaked me out when life gives youlemon sharks. I don't know how that was a weather forecast there, you gowinsing up close a water spout on the that was just on vacation on a cruise shipand the whole team, everybody dressed in white, the captain and everybodythey're all out. Looking and i'm reading a book susan. I are sittingnext to each other and we're like what a water spouted my whole career. Iwanted to see one of these, and then you mentioned leading trips to the holyland. How many times have you done that i've been in israel the holy land threetimes and let a trip was part of two trips there: okay yeah, i led one trip,one thousand nine hundred and ninety seven haven't been back since one day,yeah yeah one day, soon yeah. Well, i wish you the best on your podcast. Idon't know if i helped- or i heard it- you know hey. This is the first or last.I think it was a good one. Now there's positive mental attitude.For i like it a crack. We really prove good to be with you things yeah. Thankyou, so mon yeah we're going to close by showing a little more of whatkarsten ritzema does as a compliance officer with executive wealthmanagement, hi, i'm carston, risam, chief compliance officer with executivewealth management. I joined this firm...

...in two thousand and fifteen afterspending about eleven years with one of the major waiter houses and i foundthat the registered investment advisor and the fiduciary space is really wheremy heart was at. As the chief compliance officer. My job is to ensurethat the regulations that are put out by the securities and exchangecommission are being followed by our firm. So the securities and exchangecommission places a baseline unto what they call the compliance program. Youhave to have a chief compliance officer. You have to have a business continuityplan as well as books and records type information. So it's always my desireto go well above and beyond the minimum that the securities and exchangecommission asks us to do because it's your lifestyle, it's your assets thatwe're dealing with and those assets are. What allow you to do, what you love andit's our job, to build. Defend and advance those assets and as a fiduciary,which i am registered to be an adviser along with several other licensesevaluating the world evaluating the risks to the client is part of my job.It's really my passion to ensure that your assets are safe, and i accomplishthis by working a with really great advisers, but that's the first step.You work with good people who are open and receptive, and if they're open andreceptive to you, they're going to be open and receptive to the regulationsthat the securities in exchange commission in parts on them- and thisteam here is very focused in building those relationships with their clientsand building those in a compliant manner and difficult questions. Theymay have or difficult situations that they may be placed in concerns about aclient, vulnerable clients, elderly clients who might be having a difficulttime with memory or maybe even a difficult time with somebody possiblytaking advantage of them. Those are the times when i get involved directly withthe client relationships. I valuate all your accounts. I know that the models that the reps are placing you inare within your risk, tolerance. There is a second eye on that and i thinkyou'll find in smaller, registered amassment of visor reforms. The chiefcompliance officer title might be given to your advisor that you're workingwith and who is that second person who's putting eyes on the informationand data and the investments that they're doing for you. So i feel likethat's where my job has the biggest impact and i feel really lucky to beable to work with the people and the clients that i do contact us. If youhave any questions at all, i'd be happy to answer them and if you'd, like somemore information, please feel free to visit our website at ew m advisers do t.

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