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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

Rock and Roll Team Building - The Ciaran Gribben Interview

Nov. 30, 2022

Ciaran Gribbin is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer who, in addition to working with world class artists such as Madonna, U2, Paul McCartney, Snow Patrol and Al Pacino, has toured the world as the singer of INXS. C…

See You At The Top - The Pete Koch Interview

Nov. 23, 2022

Today's guest on The Bear Essentials is former NFL lineman, actor and fitness trainer, Pete Koch. Born on Long Island, NY Pete began playing contact football at the age of seven and didn’t stop for twenty years. Along the wa…

Invisible Like Vapor - The Toby Rand Interview

Nov. 8, 2022

I've been vapor for years; a ghost trapped in my fears. When they see through me; only you can see me. These lyrics are from the powerful new single, Vapor, by today's guest, Toby Rand. Toby Rand is an Australian singer best…

Send Me - The Nick Palmisciano Interview

Oct. 26, 2022

What started as a mission of thirteen friends to save one Afghan interpreter quickly turned into one of the largest civilian rescue operations in history. Today's guest on The Bear Essentials is director, Nick Palmisciano. H…

Blind Descent - The Brian Dickinson Interview

Oct. 19, 2022

Imagine you just summited to the highest peak in the world, alone. One minute you are standing atop Mount Everest taking it all in, the next minute, you are experiencing snow blindness. What would you do? Today's guest on Th…

Protect, Serve and Uplift - The Eric McCants Interview

Oct. 12, 2022

Unfortunately, there is a lot of evil in this world and we need brave individuals who are willing to risk their lives to protect those who can't protect themselves. Today's guest on The Bear Essentials, Eric McCants, is one …

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.