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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

Old Guy Talks To Me - The Orest Komarnyckyj Interview

March 22, 2023

Today's guest, Orest Komarnyckyj, host of the popular podcast, "Old Guy Talks To Me", is a former periodontal surgeon turned executive men's coach. Meet Today's Guest: Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj enjoyed a prestigious career as a …

Real Life James Bond - The Mike Bates Interview

March 15, 2023

Today's guest, Mike Bates is a former British Royal Marine Commando and covert counter terrorism operator who is often referred to as the real-life James Bond. Military: The day Mike stepped foot off the train at Lympstone C…

A Second Chance At Life - The Jack Pearson Interview

March 8, 2023

Today's guest, Jack Pearson, is an Australian born actor, singer / songwriter who has gotten a second chance at life after surviving a suicide attempt. Who Is Jack Pearson: Jack Pearson was born on September 3, 1989 in Strat…

A Life In Sports From Pen To Mic - The Glen Macnow Interview

March 1, 2023

Today's guest, Glen Macnow, is an on-air radio personality in Philadelphia for "Sports Radio 94 WIP". Additionally, he is seen on NBC Sports Philadelphia every Saturday night at 11 p.m. (EST). There, he co-hosts “What’s Brew…

The Warrior Within - The Rafa Conde Interview

Feb. 21, 2023

Today's guest, Rafa Conde, has dedicated his life to the resurgence of the warrior mind. With four decades of martial arts training under his belt, tutelage from Zen masters, experience as a DEA/Narcotics/SWAT officer, and a…

Protect And Serve With A Smile - The Banning Sweatland Interview

Feb. 15, 2023

Today's guest, Banning Sweatland, is a Marine Corps veteran and seasoned law enforcement officer with over twenty years of service, currently working as the Patrol Supervisor for the Sheriff’s Office in Jack County, Texas. H…

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.