DERRICK Interview with Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado

January 24, 2013

RichSalgadoEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado who in 1988 founded Coastal Advisors, LLC. as a way of keeping his clients protected and making their lives better. After a strong college football career at the

University of Maryland, Rich understands the importance of athletes and corporate figures and safeguarding their lives, careers and families. The mantra that he tries to get across to athletes is that you need disability insurance now because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

With his stellar knowledge and relationships that have developed over the years, Rich has the ability to speak with GMs, NFL, NHL and MLB draft picks and veterans about disability and career ending insurance. In the last three years alone, Rich has seen a significant increase in insuring college players in their senior year. Within the past five years, Rich has insured more than 30 1st Round NFL picks for disability, career ending insurance, as well as life insurance and estate planning. Coastal Advisors not only insures players but also insures teams and the contracts that they offer their players.

A staple in the world of sports business media, Rich has become a regular on FOX News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox & Friends and the FOX Business Network, while also making appearances on ESPN, FOX Sports, NFL Network and Bloomberg News. Further, the Wall Street Journal, Sports Business Journal, NFL Network, Sports Illustated, Newsday, the New York Post and many other journalistic websites have profiled his business. Traveling more than half the year and attending more sporting events than most dream of, an average day includes texting Justin Tuck, Larry Fitzgerald, Reggie Bush and Michael Strahan, having pregame rituals with NFL owners like NY Giants’ John Mara and traveling with Scott Gomez to name a few. Rich’s comprehensive insurance strategies and ability to complete the loop of communication, is the major reason for his success.

In addition to the business at hand, Rich finds time to give back and support charities both within his hometown area of New York City and nationwide.  He supports his clients’ many philanthropic efforts such as Justin Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, The Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation and The North Shore LIJ Health System. Rich recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Nassau County Sports Commission. Currently in the 2nd year, the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic is a big fundraiser that supports the neurological studies at North Shore LIJ and to build children’s aneurysm center.

D is for Dream. What is your Dream?

My dream was to be a teacher and a football coach but my dream changed directions due to wanting to be a football player. I wasn’t good enough to be a professional athlete and I did go to school with players that went on to play in the NFL. One of those players was Neil O’ Donnell who was my roommate and played successfully for many years. Neil played on two teams that went to the Super Bowl, Steelers and Titans. I was able to land a career in the Insurance services business. In this business, I help athletes both on and off the field; protecting their careers and their families. My goal is to make sure that ALL athletes and business professionals understand the value of having someone like myself in their camp and part of their team. Professionals should stick to their profession and not pretend to know it all. As for what I have achieved, I’m not done achieving. My passion is to protect my friends, clients, and associates and educate them all.

E is for Encourage. What Encourages you?

What encourages me is that people now welcome me as a professional. I have some of the biggest and most successful names in sports, television and media that not only utilize Coastal Advisors, LLC services, but also refer me to their peers.  Ten years ago, I was some BIG GUY and nobody knew what I did. I believe I have changed that perception and that has given me the confidence to walk in any room regardless of who is there. I walk in proud knowing that I do so many things and work so many hours to build and gain confidence of clients. This encourages me and keeps me working hard for my clients. I have also survived an Aneurysm in 2008. I could not believe that happened to me and it was a lonely time in my life but prayers and great care from North Shore -Long Island Jewish Medical Center got me through it.

R is for resource. What Resource do you have that makes you stand out or unique?

The resources that I bring to the table is having 18 years of experience and a client list that speaks for itself. I wouldn’t be working with the clients that I have if I was not considered an expert in my field. Everybody in sports, media, agents, financial advisors, business managers know me as “BIG DADDY” because I stand out for my size.

This nickname has helped to brand my name. Most players in all sports may not do business with me but they are told that when they get to NYC, call Big Daddy. It is always a pleasure to help anybody regardless of the profession.

R is for Ready. When did you know you were Ready for what you are doing now?

I knew I was ready when I started because I had a niche market in place since I was a kid growing up. I had relationships that started when I was in high school. I owe a lot of people for helping me along the way. One of those people is Bill Hampton Jr who was my dear friend who passed away last year. Billy gave me the opportunity to work for him on occasion and introduced me to the players, media heads and executives. Billy later on became an executive at the NFL and then after became a VP of the Cleveland Browns. The second is Mike Newsome who currently works at Nike. He was my roommate for seven years, my best friend and my brother.

There is also Neil O’ Donnell, who was my roommate in college and post graduation when we lived in Pittsburgh. Lastly, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. I learned from Ronnie the importance of phone calls, extra cell phone batteries and networking!

I is for individual. Can you name at least one Individual that we should learn more about and why?

WOW!  There are so many people that it is a challenge for me. Well, the one that comes to mind is Rick Bellando, who is the Chairman of the NY State Independence Party. He works at the Oheka Castle in Long Island. A couple was getting married there once and the person needed a kidney transplant. Rick was a match and he donated one of his. Such an INCREDIBLE STORY about one human giving up their kidney for another. Check out www.oheka.com to learn more about Rick and the wonderful place he runs.

C is for Continue. When things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to Continue?

Well, I have a self-motivating button. My business is very difficult and people run the opposite direction when it comes to talking about insurance. This business has a negative stigma on it and my job each day is to make people feel comfortable with my services and teach them why they need my services. I also have to make sure they are insured properly meaning that they have the right amount of coverage. There are a lot of sales made in the insurance world that only benefit the sales person and not the client. What makes me continue is that I want to be successful. I want to be a role model in this field as well as in the world of business. Being successful doesn’t mean being the wealthiest it means that I can be looked upon as person people can trust.

K is for Key. What Keys to success can you leave for others?

My key to success is working tireless hours, knocking on all doors and collecting every business card I could get a hold of. I currently use social media to endorse my company, to reach out to athletes, media, parents, agents as well as business owners. I have the good fortune for being on air to discuss my business and my company. You can go to www.youtube.com/bigdaddyinsures to see some of my on air shows as well as the publications that I have been featured in.  My website also, www.coastaladvisorsllc.com is very informative on my services.

I recommend meeting people of all races, businesses and walks of life. People sometimes think that I only work with athletes and that is far from the truth. I work with business owners, my old mailman and many others as you never know who one day might be working in the mailroom then later on is running the company. People in the world of football know whom I am talking about when you read this last sentence.

Visit Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado for information.


DERRICK Interview with Indra Public Relations CEO MJ Pedone

December 14, 2012

MJPedoneEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with MJ Pedone who has supervisory and strategic control over all functional disciplines of Indra Public Relations. MJ’s ability to present and articulate strategies and high profile events has always been recognized as exceptional landing her clients both national and international media attention. MJ’s friendships, relationships and roster of clients read like a “who’s who” of Professional Sports, Entertainment and Corporate America. MJ’s forward-thinking approach towards business strategies, has led to unique and successful cross marketing opportunities for her clients. Integrity is the foundation of her values and character and is inherent in the methodology that she has employed in forming her firm and trusting relationships.

MJ was awarded Puglia’s Award of Excellence for industry leaders and is a Member of the National Association of Professional Women. MJ is a contributing writer of Media Magnetism in which she wrote the Foreword and is small investor in the animation Henry & Me starring Richard Gere, Danny Aiello, Chazz Palminteri, Cyndi Lauper and the cast of the N.Y. Yankees which will be released to theaters Spring 2013.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dreams and aspirations change as I cross them off my list which allows me to set new goals. My business was a goal and working with  entertainers, athletes and nonprofit organizations on their PR campaigns, red carpet events and making a difference in the lives of others. I constantly set new goals that keep me motivated and challenged.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My encouragement comes from my parents who I admire and respect the most.  They have always instilled in me that I can achieve anything I put my mind to and that quitting is never an option. In 2006, my father was trying to convince me that I can win the NYC Marathon as long as I put my mind to it and not give up. Needless to say, I didn’t win but his words carried me through the finish line.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

I bring many resources to the table but the most outstanding is the network and contacts that I have been able to build through friendships and business relationships throughout the years and combining it with my experience and knowledge of the business.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

I was fortunate to realize that I would be running a public relations firm and working with professional athletes and organizations while I was a freshman in high school.  I knew I would be an entrepreneur with my own business and would be able to handle many different responsibilities that a “Superwoman” can handle. I have been blessed with such characteristics and abilities.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

I believe everybody can learn from the wisdom of the Buddha and incorporate his disciplines in their own lives. The name of my company, Indra Public Relations comes from a Buddhist word meaning the king of the gods; controller of the senses, and the beauty and splendor of heaven.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

Failure is the greatest part of learning and motivation.  Each of us fail at a certain points in our lives. I never looked down on myself and always figured out a way to turn a negative into a positive which makes me successful.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

The key to success is to keep an open mind and obtain as much knowledge and insight that you can.  Be open and honest in your dealings and have the confidence and faith in yourself.

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

 Be the best role model to your children and raise them with good ethics.  Our children are our future leaders of the world. Also, do at least one kind act each day that you would want people to do for you and others. It can be as simple as saying good morning to a stranger on the elevator or holding open the door for somebody.  Kind acts are contagious! Aspire to inspire.

Visit MJ Pedone for more information.


DERRICK Intervirew with Celebrity Publicist Beatrice Davis

December 11, 2012

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Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Beatrice Davis who is a former tour & road manager with over 24 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Worked with many celebrities from music and politics, to the sports industry. Married without children, Beatrice has worked for the past 12 years as an Entertainment Consultant. Her clients reach from the cosmetology to the fitness industry with her passions being travel, martial arts and volunteering for charities.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My dreams are like commodities… as I trade them as I move forward in life! I had a great career in the entertainment industry and the honor to work with many famous and talented people. Presently I continue consulting. Striving to lead to the next level and setting new goals are just a ballpark of my personal development. I have so much more to accomplish, but there a few dreams yet to be fulfilled. Some of those passions would be to travel around the world with my husband and enjoy what life has to offer. Some of the activities are scuba diving and learning how to play the piano! Clients are amazing to work with and some of the ones I presently work with are; International Norwegian Celebrity designer Geir Ness; Celebrity fitness trainer Christopher Sasha; former Sumo World Champ Emanuel Yarbrough and Academy of Mutual Interest in Motion Pictures. Helping others to achieve their goals fulfills my desire to successfully complete their projects.

E is for Encourage. What encourages you?

My husband, friends and my clients! But most of all if my clients succeed and achieve their dreams it keeps encouraging me to push them further. Helping others and realizing I was able to make a difference in their life also encourages me.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

Knowing myself and my limitations combined with worldwide experiences and understanding the nature of the business is what makes me stand out.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

When I took the risk to move to the USA and start a new life by myself. Fear and worry set in. It took guts to take such risks; not knowing a single person or speaking the language was extremely challenging. Once I was on the plane to Chicago, I knew I was ready for my new life and work.

I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?

As a Buddhist I believe and live by the words of Buddha. I believe everybody can learn from his wisdom and apply his principals to improve their lives.

C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?

The power to succeed! Nothing is perfect in life and if you fail take the courage and realize you made a mistake. All you have to do get up and start over again.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

Never give up and be persistent. Believing in yourself is half the battle. You are your own destiny and future. Stay on the path you choose and don’t look back, only forward. Never stop learning and be open-minded. Be respectful and courteous, because we all have to work together. Strive to improve yourself every day and to be a better person than you were yesterday.

Is there anything that we did not touch on that you would like to inspire others with?

Life is a never ending journey until it’s over. Treat life with respect, dignity and courtesy and life will treat you the same way. Share your knowledge and help the less fortunate. Make a difference every day no matter how small the difference is but most of all keep believing in yourself.

Visit Beatrice Davis for more information.


Words Of Encouragement for Life Coaches

May 2, 2012

by Oshana  Himot

At times people change after we have completed our work with them  We may never know the positive influence of our work. We can see the results of our work with those who do the work conscientiously when we work with them.  We may not see the results with those who do the work after we have completed our work with them.

Encouraging every client to live according to their highest potential is truly a worthwhile endeavor.  Think of the people who believed in us, during a trying time in our life…. The work of a life coach is timely in a world that is changing quickly and one in which these changes can overwhelm people.  We have the opportunity to give the support that enables people to go forward, without fear and with confidence in themselves.

Oshana Himot Consulting

1299 So. Main St. #110

Yreka, California  96097 USA

480-353-7312

oshanaben@yahoo.com

I am an author, business and life coach and Certified Hypnotherapist. I work with groups and individuals to assist them to achieve greater joy and success in their life and work.  I have written a book about joy and now have a Joy and Success Product Line.


Words Of Encouragement For Coaches

March 23, 2012

by Shelley Campbell-Harley

As life coaches, we have a responsibility to model what we suggest to our clients.  All people have choices on a daily basis as to whether they are going to act or react to what is going on around them.  In each action, whether it be words or behaviors, it comes with a reaction.

Our goal is to help our clients be proactive and make positive changes in their lives that will allow them to move forward.  In doing so, we need to make positive changes that are proactive in our own lives.  Encouraging others in a positive way blesses them, others, and us as well!

The same holds true for reacting in negative ways, only then it becomes a curse to our lives instead of a blessing.  Since we all have a choice in how we talk and act, let’s encourage more positivity to flow and collect the blessings that follow!

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