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1-23-21: Transformational Coach ~ Anthony Haskins

What is a “Transformational Coach”? We are in the OSJ Radio Studio this week with Anthony Haskins ( who worked alongside Dr. Phil McGraw on the Dr. Phil Show for nearly 20 Years after going to Law School with Dr. Phil’s Son in Dallas, Texas … Hear Anthony’s Transformational Story that began in Jones, Oklahoma and learn how it’s your birthright to have a extraordinary life! This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM.

Anthony Haskins is a Transformational Coach. Anthony worked alongside Dr. Phil McGraw on the Dr. Phil Show for nearly 20 years and under the mentorship of the world renowned brain scientist, Dr. G. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. -Author of 17 Best Sellers who also appeared on the Dr. Phil Show countless times. Anthony has a Transformational story & was born in Jones, Oklahoma … Anthony has passionately focused his education, practice and now writings on spreading the power to understand, overcome and, in fact, harness the life stress that underlies much of mental illness and human suffering.

Anthony Haskins is the Father of two young girls and is a Dad who plays Barbie’s with his daughters regularly and Anthony’s two daughters asked their Dad to please bring Barbie & Ken to his Radio Interview and they dressed Barbie & Ken appropriately for their on Camera in-Studio photo! Anthony now lives back with his wife JoLynn and young two girls in Jones, Oklahoma after living in LA California for almost 20 years.

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1-16-21: Jeni Merrick-Baker, Au.D – clinical audiologist and owner of Ears of Oklahoma

In-Studio Hearing Test with Dr. Jeni Merrick-Baker, Au.D who is a clinical audiologist and owner of Ears of Oklahoma in OKC and Ardmore, Oklahoma! Dr. Merrick-Baker works in a profession that in part helps senior adults. What drew Dr. Baker to helping older Oklahomans ? I will ask Dr. Merrick-Baker this question and so many more to help you understand how correcting your hearing loss can correct many other health issues. Did you know hearing loss has been traced complicating dementia and Alzheimer’s… Which can be helped by addressing your hearing loss!

Jeni Merrick-Baker, Au.D is a clinical audiologist and owner of Ears of Oklahoma. She completed her undergraduate studies at Oklahoma City University, received her doctorate in audiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and completed her residency at the Hough Ear Institute in Oklahoma City. From 1999 to 2020, Dr. Merrick-Baker was a clinical audiologist helping patients with vestibular disorders and hearing loss. She recently opened her own practice in Oklahoma City, Ears of Oklahoma, which serves the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas with services including diagnostic testing, hearing aids and cerumen removal, hearing rehabilitation, hearing conservation, and concierge hearing services. In addition to her practice in Oklahoma City, Dr. Baker has a practice in Ardmore, Oklahoma that serves Carter County.


Phone number: 405-673-1327

Address: 3330 N.W. 56th Street, Suite 105

                         Oklahoma City, OK  73112

1-9-21: Full Circle Home Technologies’ Marlin Wilton and Bob Chamberlain

Smart Home Technology Can Help You Stay in Your Home Longer as “We Age in Place”This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: We are with the Local Founders with of Full Circle Home Technologies, Left is; Marlin Wilton and right is; Bob Chamberlain and they will explain how they can help with very easy tailored to your lifestyle  to use home technology that will make your life simpler as a caregiver or as a 50+ Demographic OKC community member!

Bob Chamberlain has an uncommon technology/construction background which positions him well as a partner/investor in Full Circle Home Technologies.  He has held senior management positions in technology, building material distribution, and new home construction. He is a current member of COHBA and NAHB, and recently attained the CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) qualification.

Marlin Wilton has been using smart home technology for the past eight years for security, energy savings and monitoring in his own home and investment properties.  He has a passion for finding solutions to problems using smart home technology and finding ways to make the various technologies work together to automate functions of the home.  Marlin previously had a 30-year career as a Reservoir Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry until 2016 when he left that industry to pursue real estate investing and re-development full time.

1-2-21: Dr. Cathi Neal, Author and Founder of Changing Course Foundation

Dr. Cathi Neal, Author and Founder of Changing Course Foundation a 501(3)c Non-Profit has been “Zoomed” in from Davis, Oklahoma to talk about Experiential Therapy (What it is & what are the benefits?) we will “Unpack” that and so MUCH More! …Tune-in this Saturday 1/2/21 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640 at 9:05am and discover new methods for the new year to empower you and your family!

Experiential therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses expressive tools and activities, such as role-playing or acting, props, arts and crafts, music, animal care, guided imagery, or various forms of recreation to re-enact and re-experience emotional situations from past and recent relationships. The client focuses on the activities and, through the experience, begins to identify emotions associated with success, disappointment, responsibility, and self-esteem. Under the guidance of a trained experiential therapist, the client can begin to release and explore negative feelings of anger, hurt, or shame as they relate to past experiences that may have been blocked or still linger.

Dr. Cathi Neal is the Founder and CEO Changing Course Foundation provides Professional Staff Development, Experiential Therapy, Business and Life Coaching, Individual and Family Counseling. Dr. Neal has worked in the Experiential Learning Field since 1997, holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Psychology, a Master of Science in Management with a Change Leadership Emphasis, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling. Dr. Neal is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, and holds Advanced Certifications in Crisis and Abuse Therapy, and Substance Abuse and Addiction Therapy through the National Christian Counselors Association.

She is a published author of the book titled Genesis: An Addict’s Viewpoint. Click Here to Order

Dr. Cathi Neal ~ 214-477-2673
Personal & Business Consultant/Author/Founder of Changing Course Foundation
Office: 580-368-3030

12-26-20: The Hughes Group – Larry Hughes, President & Founder & Beckie Hughes, Principal

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: Larry Hughes, President & Founder & Beckie Hughes, Principal of The Hughes Group….

  • When should a business owner start thinking about selling?
  • What should a business owner do to prepare their business to sell?
  • How do you value a business?
  • We are going to answer these questions and many more as we talk to the owners; Larry & Beckie Hughes of: The Hughes Group & Associate in Edmond, Oklahoma a Local Business Brokers!
  • The Hughes Group is the most experienced Professional Business Brokerage firm in Oklahoma and surrounding states.

Larry Hughes, President & Founder – Larry began his career after college with a National Office Equipment company rising to Branch Sales Manager. Then he and Beckie started a Practice Management business working with professionals in the Healing Arts and building that business over seven years and then successfully selling it In 1982. At that time Business Brokerage was an infant industry but after Larry’s experience selling his own business he realized there were many business owners just like him who needed help in selling their business. In March of 1982 he and Beckie Founded The Hughes Group and over the next 38 years have sold nearly 700 businesses and they have developed an expertise and a dedicated process to successfully sell your business and ensure you get the best value when you are ready to sell

Beckie Hughes, Principal – After graduating with a Business Degree from Baylor University Beckie accepted a position with the Comptroller of the Currency and moved to OKC as a Bank Examiner of National Banks. She and Larry have worked side by side in each of their businesses and Beckie’s expertise is Valuing and Appraising Businesses and is a Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Beckie’s main focus is working with the firms larger clients who may be prospects for Private Equity groups, family Offices, and synergistic buyers who want to grow through acquisitions. RR

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Larry Hughes CExP, M&AMI

The Hughes Group and Associates, Inc.

3805 Bent Tree Drive

Edmond, Oklahoma  73034

405-478-3800  Office

405-478-2482  Fax

The Hughes Group a Business Sell or Buy Brokers

12-19-20: Oasis Senior Advisors Adam & Betsy Dobrenz co-owners

Veteran Owned Oasis Senior Advisors is Popping up on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour this Saturday the 19th at 9:05am on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM and we will be talking about how this service can help you or your family member take the guess work out of finding the right senior community to fit your tailored lifestyle… And BONUS – Oasis Senior Advisers have a complete portfolio of all kinds of other resources that they will help advise you for FREE … There is never a cost to you or your loved one!

Adam & Betsy Dobrenz are co-owners of Oasis Senior Advisors which is a Senior Living Advisors Service that is FREE to their clients that help you or your family member to find senior housing that is tailored to your needs and lifestyle! Adam & Betsy are local in the OKC Metro and will help you with any other resources for seniors that you might need besides with senior communities.

Adam Dobrenz is a Marine Corps veteran living in Edmond, OK with his wife, Betsy and their 4 children. His concern for the elderly led him to want to make not only a community impact but a personal impact in the lives of seniors and their families. As a Certified Senior Advisor, Adam is ready to serve and is passionate about providing the highest level of service to the senior community.

Betsy Dobrenz – Betsy’s background as a certified nursing assistant and recently experiencing a close relative needing unexpected housing, solidified her desire to care for the senior population. Through these experiences, she developed a personal mission to respect, serve and guide seniors and their families as they transition in their housing and care needs.


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12-12-20: Sarah Rahhal the CEO of Sunbeam Family Services

Sunbeam Family Services is raising funds for all their programs till the end of the year … Sunbeam has a $25,000 match campaign happening right now you or your business or organization can donate to Sunbeam Family Services so this $25,000 match will be met !  >>>> Go Here To Donate:

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: We “Zoomed” our Special On-Air  Guest Sarah Rahhal the CEO of Sunbeam Family Services, Since 1907 into the OSJ Radio Studio and we will be Discussing all the Services that Sunbeam has to Serve our Community from age 0 to 100+! PLUS a Matching Fundraiser Campaign till December 31st of $25,000 … Every Dollar Raised up to $25,000 will be Matched! Businesses, Individuals and Organizations can get in on this fantastic fundraiser for Sunbeam Family Services !

(405) 528-7724

Sarah Rahhal is the CEO of Sunbeam Family Services.  Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; achieved the infant mental health endorsement; is a Trauma Informed Care trainer; and a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, certified therapist. Sarah was a Journal Record’s 2020 Fifty Making a Difference honoree, 2020 winner of the Povl Toussieng Memorial Leadership in Infant Mental Health Award, is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 30.


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