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The Bear Essentials

The Bear Essentials

The goal of this podcast is to be positive, informative, interesting, entertaining and maybe even inspiring to some people.

Recent Episodes

Stratospheric Success: Be a Go-Giver - The Bob Burg Interview

Sept. 21, 2022

There is an old saying, it is better to give than to receive. Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, is Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver, a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller, that has sold over a million copie…

Wealthy Retirement - The Douglas Woods Interview

Sept. 14, 2022

Douglas J. Woods Sr. has been providing life insurance & Tax-advantaged retirement solutions to clients in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and 8 other additional states. He believes that putting his clients first and maintain…

Expedition Everest / Climb For The Cure - The Matthew Scarfo Interview

Sept. 7, 2022

The birth of your child, this day is field with so much joy as you imagine all the hopes and dreams of your baby boy or girl. Now fast forward a few years as something seems off, your child isn't developing accordingly and t…

Bipolar Warrior - The General Gregg F. Martin Interview

Aug. 31, 2022

War isn’t uncommon for a two-star General in the US Army, but when the war is mental illness, the rules of engagement are different. Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Gregg Martin is a retired US Army General who suffers…

Become The Athlete You Were - The Javen Palmer Interview

Aug. 24, 2022

Remember when you were an athlete, how you looked, how you felt and the confidence that came along with it. Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Javen Palmer was a former world class athlete with the Crystal Palace football…

Reinvention Architect - The Craig Stanland Interview

Aug. 17, 2022

Imagine getting to work and you get a call from the FBI to return home immediately as they have a warrant for your arrest. Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Craig Stanland, lived this experience. In 2012, Craig Stanland …

About the Host

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Charles Wallace

Husband / Father / Professional / Podcaster

My name is Charles Wallace and I hit my rock bottom 3 years ago at age 47. I am not a tall man, 5’5 and I was tipping the scales at 264 pounds. I was dealing with heart issues and on numerous medications that ultimately were just enabling me to continue with my self destructive behavior.

Finally, I decided to take control of my life and build healthy habits that have allowed me to lose over 75 pounds and be medication free.

I know that there are a lot of people out there who are in the same predicament I was, so I decided to start this podcast with the goal of changing people’s mindsets and helping motivate them to get their life back. I want people to know it isn’t hopeless and that they can do whatever they set their minds to.

Professionally, I have been in the healthcare data analytics field for 30 years. During this time I have developed a diverse skill set that has helped me be an extremely effective leader and build very successful teams. I am now looking to use those skills to help motivate, inform and hopefully inspire people.