Dojo Pro Black Belt Aaron Solow to face Ring of Honor World TV Champion Punishment Martinez

Photographer: James Reiman

Aaron Solow Pins Jeff Cobb

Photographer: James Reiman

Aaron Solow Wins Dojo Pro Black Belt

Dojo Pro Poster

This opportunity means so much. It’s my chance to show the ‘industry guys’ what they’ve been missing out on this whole time.”

— Aaron Solow

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, August 21, 2018 / — Aaron Solow made history winning the top prize, the Dojo Pro Black Belt, in the debut season of Dojo Pro – the new wrestling competition show streaming on Amazon Prime Video and FITE.

As part of his prize, Solow will now face the current Ring of Honor World Television Champion, Punishment Martinez, in a bid for his first shot a major professional wrestling title.

“This opportunity means so much,” said Solow. “It’s my chance to show the ‘industry guys’ what they’ve been missing out on this whole time A few years ago, I did the Ring of Honor camp. At the end, they tell you if they think you are ready to be in ROH or not. They told me no. Now, here I am – the guy they told no – coming after their TV Championship.”

South San Francisco native Aaron Solow entered Dojo Pro as the number 4 seed. In his first match he found himself squaring off against his tag team partner and best friend, Ricky Starks. That match was ended by the referee prematurely due to an injury Starks sustained in his prior match against notorious indie star “Bad Boy” Joey Janela.

Rather than just accept the Dojo Pro White Belt, the ticket to continue in the competition, Solow issued an open challenge to any other competitors to fight him for the belt.

Solow’s challenge was answered by none other than Ring of Honor’s own Cheeseburger, but Aaron Solow was victorious. Ultimately, Solow fought his way through four grueling matches in the gauntlet-style competition, including the Championship match against the colossal intimidator, Jeff Cobb.

Defeating Cobb was a herculean challenge, but Solow will now find himself facing another daunting, and even dangerous, competitor in Punishment Martinez. Martinez, the reigning ROH World Television Champion, has made it clear he takes no pity on anyone who comes for his title.

Solow has stated he increased his training regimen in anticipation of stepping into the ring with Martinez. Still, the Dojo Pro Champ seems completely confident about his chances.

“You know a lot of people out there think this match is too much pressure on me ,” said Solow, “but honestly the pressure should be a lot higher for Punishment. Imagine the position he’s going to be in with the company once he loses the TV championship to me – a guy who doesn’t work for ROH.”

This title match takes place Saturday, August 25th at Philadelphia’s famous 2300 Arena.

Dojo Pro Season 1 debuted on Amazon Prime Video in the United States and the U.K., and is available worldwide on FITE. Dojo Pro is 12 binge-able, single match episodes of high-octane, title-shot entertainment for busy fans and families. This is a new kind of wrestling show. This is Dojo Pro.

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Catie Garzarek
Dojo Pro
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Dojo Pro Season One Promotional Video

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Rudy L. Kusuma Releases RBID Home Selling System: An Online Real Estate Auction-Based Marketplace

Titanium Certified RBID Homes Super OpenHouse

Titanium Certified RBID Homes Super OpenHouse

Rudy Lira Kusuma Home Selling Team SOLD more homes

Titanium Certified RBID Auction Specialist - Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team

Titanium Certified RBID Auction Specialist – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team

Titanium Certified RBID Homes Super OpenHouse - Rudy L Kusuma Home Selling Team

Titanium Certified RBID Homes Super OpenHouse – Rudy L Kusuma Home Selling Team

Titanium Certified RBID homes have been certified by industry experts to be the best deals and the best homes available on the market today.”

— Rudy L. Kusuma, Award-Winning Real Estate Marketing Expert

SAN GABRIEL, CA, USA, August 20, 2018 / — As CNBC, ABC, and NBC continue to report today, the housing shortage may be turning, forewarning a pricing bubble on the horizon. Sellers, especially in the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles region, are not able to find the right buyers for their properties, leaving their listings on the market for far too long. More sellers are looking for a solution that can get them out of their real estate situation, which is where local firm, Titanium Real Estate Network – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team, comes into the picture.

Under the branch Rudy L Kusuma Home Selling, an exclusive hybrid RBID Home Selling System, the Online Real Estate Auction-Based Marketplace for Buying and Selling Homes, has been developed to give sellers – as well as buyers – some options.

“Right now, the supply of homes for sale is still down 5.3 percent when compared to this time one year ago,” said Kusuma. “With sales slowing in major markets, sellers are starting to panic, especially right here in Los Angeles County. I wanted to create a tool for these sellers to receive some peace of mind. Therefore, we are excited to share our new hybrid resource shaking the market.”

The best deals and homes available in each given market will receive a “Titanium Certified RBID” certification to let buyers know about their value and worth. By working through this new tool, buyers can work with select homes that come with a warranty against defects, as well as a free 12-month Home Owners Warranty. Additionally, buyers can work with a hassle free bid process, enabling buyers to preview the property, make inspections, initiate any and all proper due diligence, and secure the property under contract for a smooth on-time closing.

“While the real estate market continues to show signs of slowing, our team system is able to generate multiple offers that net our home seller clients more money in the process,” said Kusuma.

At this time, Titanium has 25,127 buyers in their real estate database, boast an average of 3.1% more money in sales compared to the average area agent, and have secured an average of 29-days to sell client homes when compared to the typical 87.9-days on market statistic. Titanium sells 20 times more homes than your average agent, with a 97% average of homes sold before the end of a listing term (compared to the 71% average released in 2015 MLS stats).

“Our team comes with proven results, proudly showcasing our reviews on our site for all interested buyers and sellers,” said Kusuma. “Spread the word on our new real estate tool, and consider using our team for a guaranteed home sale this year.”

To learn more about this new real estate tool, please visit:

To watch a sample video of this new tool in action and what it can do for you, please visit:

Rudy Lira Kusuma California Real Estate Broker License 01820322

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Rudy L Kusuma Sold Homes in 60 minutes with over 200 cash buyers

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Author Introduces Ella S. Pluck To The Younger Audience!

The Christmas Spryte Encounter: Picture with Santa

Author Introduces Ella S. Pluck To The Younger Audience!

WILLARD, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 20, 2018 / — Do you recall the children’s books that changed your kid’s life? What about the Christmas stories that your family enjoyed? Author Nanette Crighton writes another story, a new favorite that would pour into the hearts of the children and give a lesson about conquering fear – The Christmas Spryte Encounter: Picture with Santa.

The Christmas Spryte Encounter: Picture with Santa introduces the character of a young boy who encounters a dilemma each year, as he must get his picture taken with Santa. The growing uneasiness of the boy triggers a tiny elf to pay him a visit. Ella S. Pluck comes to rescue the boy and helps him conquer his fear. She extends help by giving the boy a list of things that he can do to divert his attention to reduce his anxiety. In return, the boy gets a valuable present from Ella if he focuses and thinks of her. The name “Pluck” suits Ella as she shows how she can effectively take away the boy’s fear.

Dr. Crighton’s new book teaches the younger audience that fear has no hold over anyone and that parents need to understand that they play Ella S. Pluck’s part in the lives of their children. Everyone is invited to a magical reading, a sensible journey of having enough courage to overcome fear. Another must-read source by Dr. Crighton!

About the Author:
Dr. M. Nanette Crighton often ends up in charge without intentionally seeking a position of leadership. Her big-picture thinking, endearing qualities and willingness to set an example simply compel others to follow.

“I can delegate tasks making people feel empowered rather than imposed upon,” says Crighton, the medical director and owner of Crighton Aesthetic Studio. “I make a point to recognize contributions by others in a genuine way, and I make certain that I do my share of the least favorable job.”

You can visit her website

Product details
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 6
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: AuthorCentrix, Inc. (April 3, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1641333235
ISBN-13: 978-1641333238
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

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Author Shares The Highlights Of His Life Being An Artist

Best of Ken Jackson

Author Shares The Highlights Of His Life Being An Artist

MADISON, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 20, 2018 / — Being an artist means healing ones injury and at the same time endlessly exposing them. Thus, musician and writer Ken Jackson brings his best creation to the readers – Best of Ken Jackson.

His book entitled Best of Ken Jackson discloses his triumphs, failures and everything in between in all those years. He shares his experiences when he started playing guitar and bass in high school and writing poems that flourished in his English class. Jackson’s write-up, “let’s blow up the rotten school and build ourselves a swimming pool” ignited a commotion as everyone thought of it as a threat – like a bomb threat at present, so to say.

In 1985, Kenneth Jackson recorded with a famous producer, the same person who produced Nirvana’s Neverworld. His timeline included a twenty-year sentence for a crime, but this did not hinder him from pursuing his passion. His poetry writing was honed by enrolling a course in creative writing, which at the same time served as his therapy while he was in the institution. When released in 1999, he put out a bunch of rock and roll albums and started recording his life through writing his own book titles.

The author shares his life experiences in detailed. Each section of his writing highlights events that people and artists like him can relate themselves. The author invites everyone to read his book as he shares positivity amidst the struggles that life gave him. Truly, the life of Jackson is an art and art is his life.

About the Author:
I started off as a musician in high school, playing guitar and bass. Coming out of high school, I knew some of my own songs as well as those of other artists. I didn't start writing poems for a while though-except in high school for English class, when I wrote a poem that said, "Let's blow up the rotten school and build ourselves a swimming pool," which raised an issue at school similar to bomb threats in this day and age. Then there was this dirty poem I wrote in my early twenties. But I was still writing songs then. I took some college courses in jazz, piano, songwriting, and creative writing. Back in 1985, I recorded with a famous producer. Butch Vig produced Nevermind by Nirvana, a number-one album of the year in the early nineties. Then, in 1986, I started a twenty-year sentence for a crime. That's when I started writing poetry. I took a course in creative writing from UW–Extension. I wrote a few poems and people liked them, so I wrote more. There came a time when I used poetry as therapy. I would write two poems for every two weeks. And that beats writer's block. A lot of that stuff is in the book Best of Ken Jackson. I was released in '99 and put out a bunch of rock 'n' roll albums. I was also participating in a monthly poetry group for a while. I wrote one section of this book using a variety of student researchers.

You can visit his website

Product details
Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (June 30, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1453520333
ISBN-13: 978-1453520338
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

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ROCKVILLE, MD, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — American Gene Technologies International Inc. (AGT)’s CEO and founder Jeff Galvin has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Tech Council, the largest Maryland technology trade association, representing over 600 companies across the breadth of technology and life science industries.

Galvin stated: “I am honored to contribute to the tremendous impact Maryland Tech Council is making in the state. It is an important enabler for biotech and technology — two industries that have huge potential economic impact for the state. It’s been a great experience to be a member for these past years, the Maryland Tech Council has made a positive impact on AGT. I see this appointment as an opportunity to give back to the important work Tami Howie and her team are doing to help build strong technology and life science companies in Maryland."

Galvin earned his BA degree in Economics from Harvard in 1981. He has more than 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience including founder or executive positions at a variety of Silicon Valley startups. Several of his companies were taken public and/or sold to public companies.

Galvin is a veteran member of the Maryland Tech Council and has been involved in its recent progress. He participated in various activities with the Maryland Tech Council, including: jointly testifying before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee against generic drug price control legislation that could curtail Marylander’s access to drugs (SB1023); participating as a featured member at Maryland Tech Council's BIO International Conference; and sponsoring or participating in its other events, such as TEDCO’s Innovation Challenge, MTC Industry Awards, East Coast VentureCON, and the Bio+Tech18 Conference.

Tami Howie, CEO of Maryland Tech Council, announced: “As a 12-year veteran in the biotech industry in Maryland having decades of experience in Silicon Valley in the tech industry, we are excited to have Jeff Galvin join our Board of Directors. His strong experience and success in both tech and biotech will be instrumental to the work we do to foster a healthy biotech and technology ecosystem in Maryland. His mission and experience are closely linked to what we are creating in Maryland and we see his participation as an asset for the Council.”

Howie is a key opinion leader in Maryland’s biotech and technology industries. For the past 20 years, Howie has helped technology companies grow in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationwide. She has been involved with the successful exits of over 150 companies and has represented technology companies, investors, SBICs and underwriters such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Howie and Galvin share a common passion for developing the tremendous potential of the biotechnology and technology industries in Maryland to dramatically increase the economy and business ecosystem. Maryland Tech Council published the following press release announcing 2018 appointments to the board:

About American Gene Technologies (AGT):

AGT is an emerging gene and cell therapeutics company with a proprietary lentiviral platform capable of broad applications including large and orphan indications, infectious diseases, immune-oncology, and monogenic disorders. AGT expects to take its patented, lead candidate for an HIV Cure into the clinic in 2019. It has pioneered a novel immuno-oncology approach of stimulating gamma-delta (γδ) T cells to attack a variety of cancers. Four key patents in AGT’s novel immuno-oncology approach have been granted. AGT has a diverse portfolio of patent filings surrounding key tools and components in viral vectors, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine.


American Gene Technologies Contact:

C. Neil Lyons, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (301) 337-2269

Company Social Media:

LinkedIn –
Twitter – @americangene,
Facebook – @amerigene,
Instagram – @americangenetechnologies,

Media Contact: Sasha Whitaker
American Gene Technologies
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Affinitiv Announces “Revenue Rescue” Webinar Series

Free monthly webinars designed to help auto dealers maximize revenue potential

When faced with a recall, many dealers are unsure how to get the word out or make the most of the opportunity.”

— Scot Eisenfelder, CEO, Affinitiv

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — Affinitiv, a leading provider of innovative marketing and software solutions to dealerships, today announced a free educational webinar series for auto dealers. “Revenue Rescue” webinars will take an in-depth look at the solutions, strategies and safeguards proven to help auto dealers maximize their revenue potential from common challenges they face every day. Every month a new topic will be presented.

“The goal of this webinar series is to answer the questions we frequently hear from dealers,” said Scot Eisenfelder, CEO of Affinitiv. “Our experts will show dealers how to tap into overlooked resources that can help them recover revenue that’s often left on the table.”

The first webinar is titled “The Right Side of Recalls” and is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd at 1 p.m. EST.

“The Right Side of Recalls” will share recall management best practices that build customer trust and generate repeat business. In this webinar, Affinitiv will reveal the most effective strategies on how to alert customers and create a sense of urgency to drive them into your service lane. Webinar attendees will learn how to:

• Use events to support their recall strategy
• Create a multi-channel marketing plan to reach more recall customers
• Increase service appointments
• Convert recall ROs into loyal customers

“When faced with a recall, many dealers are unsure how to get the word out or make the most of the opportunity,” said Eisenfelder. “We want to take the stress out of recall events and ensure dealers see them as a chance to connect with customers, not as a burden.”

To register for “The Right Side of Recalls” or to learn more about Affinitv’s webinars, click on this link:

About Affinitiv:

Affinitiv is a leading marketing technology company serving automotive manufacturers (OEMs), dealership groups, and individual dealers. Affinitiv’s Connectiv1 Platform is designed to provide a 360° view of customer, vehicle, dealership and marketing campaign effectiveness all in one place. Connectiv1's advanced predictive analytics engine makes it easy for auto dealerships to leverage data and target customers with the right message at the right time on the right communications channel.
Affinitiv enables dealerships to produce, manage, measure and optimize omni-channel communications to drive brand loyalty and increase revenue. Affinitiv’s digital and analytic capabilities support a consistent customer experience through the entire ownership lifecycle. Affinitiv was formed in 2016 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Carter West Public Relations
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Januarie Wood to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — To live from a higher vibration means not only to live more authentically, but to follow your inner guidance and intuition completely. This creates an enticing life of joy and wonder where your highest self is invited to emerge!

Januarie Wood Is a HiVibe practitioner, clairvoyant, and international speaker. She offers individual mentoring programs, corporate trainings, classes and talks, Energy Readings, and MindMeditations.

“It's learning how to be embodied, authentic, fully present,” says Januarie. “It's time for us to connect to our core purpose of why we came into this earth and our core connection to one another.”

Januarie has appeared on ACB, NBC, FOX, and CBS news programs and has been featured in 417 Magazine, local Business Journals, Today’s Woman, and various publications for her work in stress management, weight release and related topics.

“Everything I offer is about raising your vibration and allowing you to express your soul's truest purpose,” explains Januarie. Clients are people from all walks of life who need a shift in their lives. They feel it, but they’re not sure what to do next.

Januarie’s has spoken for Wichita State University, Cal Poly University, Justice Jewelers, Los Angeles Circuit Courts, Kansas City School Board, Fort Belvoir, and various other companies in the States and internationally.

Individual clients come away with a deeper sense of purpose, more peace and clarity and much less stress. And they have a set of tools and exercises they can continue to use on their own.

Groups and teams come away with a sense of their own motivations and ways of operating and how to become more genuine and effective. They learn how to engage with others on a higher level and how to use their Intuitive Intelligence to create peace and flow in their organizations.

“The bigger picture is this: We must learn to trust our inner knowing and engage our brains less. This leads us to less stress and struggle and abundant joy and purpose. It’s time to surrender to a better way of operating – That’s HiVibe Living.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Januarie Wood in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 22nd at 1pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Januarie Wood, visit

Lou Ceparano
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SANTUARI RESTAURANT Wins Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best New Restaurant- 2018”

“Live your best life by enjoying bold flavors from our slow roasted short rib, our divine pork belly, or one of our signature desserts.” ~Chef Brendan Mica

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — Nestled in the beautiful city of Toluca Lake, SANTUARI RESTAURANT, offering fresh Californian cuisine with delicious Mediterranean accents, wins Best of Los Angeles Award for “Best New Restaurant- 2018,” reveals BoLAA coordinator Aurora DeRose.

“After undergoing two years of upgrades and remodeling, our spectacular restaurant is now open to the public,” announces Santuari’s general manager Kim Gregory. “It’s an amazing space that features separate bar, lounge, and patio menus.”

The newly renovated bar and lounge are highlighted by a specialty cocktail menu, as well as fresh approaches to classic cocktails, craft beers, and a boutique wine list. However, the pièce de résistance remains the decadent, from-scratch menu created by acclaimed Executive Chef Brendan Mica.

“Live your best life by enjoying bold flavors from our slow roasted short rib, our divine pork belly, or one of our signature desserts such as baklava cheesecake with crispy filo, local honey and candied walnuts or our black forest brownie with chocolate ganache and market cherries,” Mica expresses.

“Santuari offers stunning dining and lounging areas and is the perfect way to treat yourself to an amazing lunch. I positively devoured the rib eye steak and paired it with a glass of Merlot. Delicious! This is will now be my go-to spot in LA,” raves Michelle P., a BoLAA member and satisfied diner from Los Angeles, CA.

“The newest winner amongst the 4,000 member “Best of Los Angeles Award” community, Santuari Restaurant truly celebrates the best people, places, and things in Los Angeles,” DeRose concludes. “This is what Los Angeles is all about— delicious diversity and excellence.”

Now open for business 11:30am to 2:00pm Monday to Friday, with a intended Happy Hour coming soon, highlighting specialty items and signature cocktails, Santuari is now open for business.

To become a free member of the “Best of Los Angeles Award” community, simply visit:

Santuari Restaurant
6711 Forest Lawn Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 902-9700

Aurora DeRose
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Psychologist Dr. Valerie Kendall to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, August 20, 2018 / — Psychologist Valerie Kendall, or Dr. Val as she is familiarly known, is an MA, PhD, Registered Therapist with numerous other credentials in her arsenal. She also practices a full complement of modalities, and for clients of all ages. As a certified Play Therapist in both Canada and the U.S.A., she works a lot with children through the medium of play. With many adults she counsels in the field of ADD or addictive behaviors, which include sex addiction, gambling, and The Internet. Regarded as a Substance Abuse Expert, she assesses and counsels people on the abuse of alcohol and drugs. With other adults, she functions as a couples’ counselor. Above all, she is someone who cares, who builds a true relationship with clients and offers the kind of unconditional love that lets them know that even when they feel they are at the most unlovable point in their lives, they still have value.

Dr. Val practices out of two localities 1) The Healing Space, Calgary, and 2) McRae St. Okotoks. She is affiliated with many professional associations in Canada including: CPA, PAA, CCPA, CFCH, (AB.), ACEP. She’s registered and certified with the American Board of Hypnotherapy and the Alberta Hypnotherapy Association. Dr. Val attends workshops and conferences offered by the Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute, where she did most of her child therapy training. This led to an invitation to write a chapter in the forthcoming book Turning Points in Play Therapy and The Emergence of Self. Her section recounts one case history that professionals and families will learn from, about when a child in play therapy reveals that first glimmer of hope and progress.

While some of Dr. Val’s therapies correlate to energy and that might seem edgy, she felt that if so many PhDs were involved in an organization like ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology), it must be worth investigating. Depending on the client, their interest and mindset, she might use a newer technique like EFT or a more conventional approach like cognitive behavioral therapy When she does apply Emotional Freedom Technique, she’ll introduce the concept of energy flow and tell clients energy is something that exists, but we don’t see it travelling across the air – like the key fob that opens a car door or a cell phone text message. This energy is inside us too, and Dr. Val might tap on acupressure points in the body to release it and rebalance the body.

Dr. Val has lived in England and Canada and was in the education field before she became a therapist, as a resource room teacher and sports coach. She believes the one-to-one rapport she used with students is what helps her reach children today, and to create a sense of respect for people of any age. Being genuine, having positive regard, establishing trust, and empathy for the client are some elements of Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach that inspire congruence with patients. This Carl’s emphasis on the relationship revolutionized the American Psychological approach, which at the time emphasized psychodynamic and behaviorist method. It makes him one of Dr. Val’s idols. Another Carl that influenced her was Carl Jung. She embraces many of his concepts, such as archetypes (inborn tendencies resonating and driving basic human behavior), and his sense of connectedness across our big world– like when a butterfly flaps its wings in Japan and it is felt elsewhere.

Dr. Val says some techniques that work with children can also break through to adults. Someone might be nervous about opening up to a therapist, but when you toss them a ball, or hand them a musical instrument, it’s not formal or intimidating anymore. Still, she has to tell clients things they don’t want to hear, like own up to the consequences of an impulsive choice or negative behavior, or it’s to go off to rehab. She may have to be tough at times, but for the most part she likes to have fun, and loves bringing about change.

CUTV News will feature Dr. Valerie Kendall in an interview with Jim Masters on Wed, Aug 22 at 4:00pm EDT

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Lou Ceparano
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The Coach For Lawyers John Allison to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 20, 2018 / — The law attracts a certain type of person–driven, ambitious, competitive–but several studies have shown that more than 25 percent of practicing lawyers are stressed out and disillusioned. They are unable to find much personal satisfaction from their work, to say nothing of achieving the elusive work-life balance. They are not happy. In fact, according to a Johns Hopkins University study of more than 100 occupations, researchers found lawyers suffer dramatically elevated levels of clinical depression compared with the general population.

John Allison was fortunate to be one of the exceptions. After a successful and rewarding professional career as a trial lawyer and litigation manager, both in private practice and in-house with a Fortune 100 company, Allison has resolved to share what he’s learned as The Coach for Lawyers, so lawyers can experience the rewards and satisfaction the practice of law can offer.

“It’s easy for lawyers to work themselves to the point where they get totally burned out,” says Allison. “I had other interests outside of the law. If I was in trial, I would work long hours, but generally I would try to avoid working on weekends. I set boundaries around my professional time. I took vacations.”

Allison’s clients often seek guidance when navigating a transition. They might be unhappy in their current role and thinking about changing jobs or they might be wanting to shift from one practice area to another. Allison also helps lawyers deal with difficult people, whether they be colleagues, clients or adversaries. Allison coaches his clients through their process, giving them tools to deal more effectively with the situation they find themselves in.

“I especially enjoy seeing lawyers that I work with as a coach go from an unhappy place to a place where they are enthusiastic about what they’re doing and optimistic about their future,” says Allison.

Allison has also written three books about lawyers, the legal profession and the practice of law: Choosing Your Lawyer: An Insider's Practical Guide to Making a Really Good Choice; Transforming the Practice of Law: Reclaiming the Soul of the Legal Profession; and his most recent book The Art of Practicing Law: A Practical Guide for Lawyers.

“To satisfy your clients you have to understand what the client’s objectives are, how to develop a plan that is consistent with the client’s objectives, not what you want to have happen,” says Allison. “It’s about letting them know that you have their best interests at heart, you’re on their side, and you’re not letting your financial goals or other agenda get in the way. You’re really focusing on the client, I think that’s the key.”

A recent Pew Research Center study showed that 35 percent of the people in the United States believe that lawyers add little or nothing to the value of society. Allison is hoping to change that perception.

“I just really enjoy helping people be the best that they can be,” says Allison. “I can help lawyers enjoy the type of success and rewards that I did. And I’m not just talking about money. I’m talking about personal satisfaction. Practicing law can be a profoundly rewarding experience.”

CUTV News Radio will feature John Allison in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 22nd at 2pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on John Allison, visit

John Allison's three books are available on Amazon.

Lou Ceparano
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