Archive for November, 2021

Hear Again Don‘s Journey to Starting Pedego

Posted in electric bikes on November 29, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

No new show last week (due to Thanksgiving).  But feast on our first episode with Pedego Founder Don DiCostanzo on why he joined the eBike Revolution and how he built this fast growing, Orange County based Electric Bicycle company and it’s unique network of nearly 200 dedicated dealers.  then join us for our next live show this Thursday, Dec. 2nd at noon Pacific Time on as we talk with more of the entrepreneurs driving this revolution…and the love stories of those just riding along!

Shatner flies on his Pedego EBike

Posted in electric bikes on November 22, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Our Pedego Podcast is off for Thanksgiving week. But we thought we’d celebrate anyway with a “blast from the past”.  And what better to show our Thanks than to share our earlier episode with Star Trek’s famed Captain Kirk (otherwise known as actor William Shatner). Who talked to us about his passion for eBikes (and the pack of them he got for his extended family of 14 to ride).  From riding rockets into space to riding his Pedego eBike everywhere else, this 90 year old explorer continues to push the boundaries of what aging looks like today (for all of us!).  

On their first date, they discover they both lost their first spouses to pancreatic cancer.

Posted in charities, non-profits on November 22, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

What are the odds of going on your first date, talking, enjoying each others company.  You feel this amazing connection and in getting to know each other you ask the question “how did your spouse die?” Imagine the dismay they must have felt to realize they both lost their spouse to pancreatic cancer.

Lee and Dwaine are open and honest about their relationship, their relationship with their pervious spouses, their loss, how they found each other and their common passion to help others and how they keep fighting the world’s toughest cancer in honor of their spouses.

This episode is dedicated to Sally Reitler and Chuck Mattei

The power of storytelling and animation to communicate complex ideas with Karl Pontau

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on November 18, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Karl Pontau, founder of Squash and Stretch Productions joins me at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss the power of storytelling and animation to communicate complex ideas, simply. 

Karl’s mission is to improve the lives of people around the world by telling engaging stories that build empathetic connections and inspire positive change. 

You can find Karl’s LinkedIn profile here:

As a special free offer to Business Growth Cafe listeners, Karl is offering you a 30 minute Exceptional Brand Storytelling coaching session over Zoom. Click this link to schedule your session now!

Running 2 Businesses at Once

Posted in electric bikes on November 15, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Who says you can’t successfully run two businesses at once? Not today’s guest, Jordan Clark.  A hard charging corporate executive who found himself out on the road (as always). But stranded in his hotel down by the beach with an afternoon to kill. 

He spots a Pedego Electric Bike in his hotel lobby and on a whim decides to rent one and try riding a bit (not easy with his then 330 pound frame). And eureka!  He gets his own eBike epiphany and decides to buy a few for fun. Only to end up buying the whole store in Summerlin, NV and two more in Henderson and Lake Las Vegas. After dropping 80 pounds along the way from his new found passion for riding.

All while continuing to run his own corporate meeting business from his base in Las Vegas. 

Showing once again what can happen when people simply say “Hello Fun” and start pedaling along on a Pedego. And follow the path driving more and more entrepreneurs and enthusiasts to the eBike Revolution.  

Creating a world where consumption leaves no footprint, one single-use plastic at a time!

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on November 13, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Five hundred million plastic straws are used daily, and with many states and cities issuing bans on single-use plastics, what’s the alternative?  Well, it’s UrthPact! UrthPact is now the leader in compostable manufacturing focused on developing products from earth-friendly materials.

UrthPact CEO Paul Boudreau joins me at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss his mission to keep 25 billion plastic pieces from reaching the oceans and landfills by the year 2025 and how UrthPact straws can help, one sip at a time!

How to Write Your Book While Working Fulltime with Kanika Tolver

Posted in book publishing, Business on November 11, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

On this episode of the Pub Date podcast, Jen Dorsey and Vanessa Campos talk with Kanika Tolver, CEO and founder of Career Rehab LLC and author of Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work. Kanika shares:
  • How she side hustled a book while working full time
  • Her decision to date jobs in order to pursue her dreams
  • Tips for carving out time to write, edit, and market your book
  • When you know it’s time to divorce the job for the dream
Kanika Tolver is the CEO and founder of Career Rehab, LLC in Washington, D.C., where she helps clients transform their careers with coaching programs, events, webinars and digital resources to help people reach their career goals. An in-demand coach, consultant, speaker and thought leader, she has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS Radio, Yahoo!, Black Enterprise,,, The Washington Post and a variety of radio interviews and podcasts. Kanika is the author of the acclaimed title, Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work.
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Get a copy of her book here

Best Practices for Building Your Author Brand with Stephen A. Hart

Posted in book publishing, Business on November 9, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

On this episode of the Pub Date podcast we’re joined by Stephen A. Hart, founder of Isles Media, LLC, host of the top-rated Trailblazers.FM podcast, and creator of Brand In Demand™ as we discuss how authors should build their brand as they get ready to promote, launch, and sell their book.⁠ Stephen shares personal branding tips so you can:

  • Set yourself apart from other people in your field
  • Clarify who you are, what your message is, and who your audience is
  • Earn trust by being your authentic self


Stephen A. Hart is a marketer, podcaster, brand strategist, speaker and entrepreneur. He is known as the creator and host of Trailblazers.FM, but is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and leaders (just like you!) to design the personal brand and life you live and leave™. Learn more about him at

Connect with him on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and listen to his podcast.


90 and Still Going Strong

Posted in electric bikes on November 8, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Today we talk with former physician Erwin Bondereff who at 90 jumped on an eBike and kept going. Eventually convincing his son and daughter-in-law, David and Brenda Bondareff to ride along with him, after which they decided to leave their long careers in hospitality and find a new way to serve others by opening their own Pedego Electric Bike store in Bethesda, Maryland. Where dad serves as a living inspiration (and enthusiastic salesman), sharing his new found passion and purpose. And recruiting others to jump on a bike and join the eBike Revolution.

Exploring the world startup accelerators with Steve Hoffman

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on November 4, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

Steve Hoffman, CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators, with over 50 partners in 22 countries joins me on the Business Growth Cafe to explore and discuss the world of startups.

Founders Space was ranked the #1 incubator for overseas startups by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazines. Hoffman is also a venture investor, founder of three venture-backed and two bootstrapped startups, and author of several award-winning books. These include “Make Elephants Fly” (published by Hachette), “Surviving a Startup” (published by HarperCollins), and “The Five Forces” (published by BenBella). to download the 10 Commandments of raising venture capital