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Past shows
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"Positive Leadership" with Steve Gladis, PhD

6/12: "Why We Must Celebrate Fathers" with Christopher A. Brown & Vincent DiCaro

6/5: "Living Brave: Stepping Into Your Power" with Sandra Yancey

5/29: "What You Must Know About Domestic Violence" with L.Y. Marlow

5/22: "Tweak It: Fitting Work and Life Together" with Cali Williams Yost

5/15: "Higher Ambition Leadership: How Great Leaders Build Firms that Do Well by Doing Good" with Michael Beer

5/8: "Low-Tech Entrepreneurs - You Can Be One Too" with Asad Ali & Sammy Kassim

5/1: "Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today" with Dr. Tim Elmore

4/24: "Creating the Joy of Each Life Chapter" with Bob Danzig

4/17:  "Great Leadership Creates Great Workplaces" with Jim Kouzes

4/10: "Networking, Mentoring and Succeeding at Work and at Home" with Kristina Bouweiri

4/3:  "Future Proofing Your Kids: The New Rules of Parenting" with Michael Grose

3/27:  "5 Must-Have Communication Skills for Parents and Leaders" with Meredith Bell

3/20: "Quick and Nimble: Lessons From Leading CEO's" with Adam Bryant

3/13:  "Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond with Your Child" with Dr. Fran Walfish

3/6: "Balancing Work and Family in a Uncertain Market" with Ed Marinaro

2/27: "Set a Path for Success - and Stay On It!" with Catherine Corley

2/20: "3 Things All Businesses Need to Survive" with Marissa Levin

2/13: "The Path to Health and Success: Leading by Example" with Susan L. Johnson, PhD

2/6: "Light a Candle Instead of Cursing the Darkness?" with Isabel Gillies

1/30: "Gender Intelligence: Create Value in the Workplace" with Barbara Annis

1/23: "What’s Hot for Small Businesses in 2014" with Rieva Lesonsky

1/16: "The Role of Comedy in Building a Culture and a Business" with Steve Cody

1/9: "Autism Goes Social" with Cari DeCandia

1/2: "Effective Leadership... Regardless of Background or Experience" with Tasha Eurich, PhD


"2013 - A Year in Review, and an Appraisal of 2014" with Dennis Kimbro, PhD

12/19: "Demands on Working Mamas" with Amy E. Goodman

12/12: "Raising Kids Who Know Their Worth and Their Purpose" with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

12/5: "Leadership and Trust" with J. Dennis Hastert

11/21: "Values and Entrepreneurship in America" with Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD

11/14: "Busy at Work, Connected at Home" with Linda Sivertsen

11/7: "Women, Leadership and Power" with Jennet Robinson Alterman

10/31: "Benefits of A More Globalized World - Finding Opportunities in the Global Economy" with Nick Ramil and Tim Nybo

10/24: "Is Wealth Truly a Choice?" with Dennis Kimbro, PhD

10/10: "What Women and Men Need to Know about Breast Cancer" with Dr. Elizabeth D. Feldman and Cynthia de Lorenzi

10/3: "Internet Safety 101" with Donna Rice Hughes

9/26: "Work-Life Challenges - Finding Success as Women" with Grant Cardone

9/19: "Work-Life Challenges - Finding Success as Women" with Susan Smith Blakely, Esq.

9/12: "5 Things Businesses get Wrong on Social Media" with Ted Rubin

9/5: "The Pressures of Tweens & Teens of the Millennial Generation" with Lauren Galley

8/29: "Dads Are Finding Their Footing as Engaged Parents" with Doug French

8/22: "Mastermind the Work-Life Balance" with Pat Flynn

8/8: "Why and How We Need to Teach Kids How to Think" with Dr. Lynne Kenney

8/1: "The Making Of A Young Entrepreneur" with Gabrielle Jordan Williams

7/25: "The Cure for Childhood Obesity Is Sitting In Your Kitchen" with Aviva Goldfarb

7/18: "Fearless: Using Challenges as Opportunities" with Maimah Karmo

7/11: "Do Go-Givers Really Do Better In Today’s Economy?" with Bob Burg

6/27: "Making a Difference in a Person's Life at Work and at Home" with Tammy Darvish

6/20: "The Leadership Challenge of the 21st Century: Embracing the Genius of the 'And'" with Doug Conant

6/13: "All Pro Dad" with Mark Merrill

6/6: "Advancing Women to the Top" with David Chavern

5/30: "Trust Works - A Conversation with Ken Blanchard" with Ken Blanchard

5/23: "Becoming a Catalyst for Change" with Erin Gruwell

5/16: "Leadership on and off the field" with Ray Roberts

5/9: "The Secret to a Happy Family" with Bruce Feiler

5/2: "The Various Roles of Today's Grandparents" with Amy Goyer

4/25: "How Dads Can Better Balance Life and Work" with Wayne Parker

4/18: "Teaching Good Money Habits with a Virtual Family Bank" with Bill Dwight

4/11: "Shift from Average to Brilliant for Personal and Professional Success" with Simon T. Bailey

4/4: "The Importance of Women in Leadership" with Bettina Lawton, Esquire

3/28: "Kind Coaching Can Turn the Tide in the Family Room and the Workroom" with Dr. Beth Onufrak

3/21: "Living the American Dream" with Daniel Milstein

3/14: "Why Fatherhood Matters" with Vincent DiCaro

3/7: "Choosing the Perfect Career" with Nicholas Lore

2/28: "The 5 Pillars of Business - Making Your Business Work For You" with Ralph Quintero

2/21: "Detecting Deception and Nonverbal Behavior at Work and at Home" with Vanessa Van Edwards

2/14: "Personal Responsibility and Trust at Work and at Home" with Keith Ayers

2/7: "Return on Relationship (ROR): Why Social Media Marketing Mirrors Great Parenting Skills" with Ted Rubin

1/31: "Collaboration vs. Teamwork: Lessons from Thomas Edison" with Sarah Miller Caldicott

1/24: "Guide Your Children to Discover, Develop and Apply Their Full Potential" with Chris Ruisi

1/17: "Performance at Work Cures Ills at Home The Recovery of a Lifetime" with Chris & Mike Reis

1/10: "School Violence, Workplace Violence & Threat Assessment" with Mary Ellen O'Toole

1/3: "Cure the Fear, Embrace the Power: Public Speaking for You and Your Children" with Jan Fox


12/27: "What is your Parenting Style?" with David Benzel

12/20: "The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work" with Jon Gordon

12/13: "The Value of Curiosity in the Growth of Companies and Children" with Timothy Chi

12/6: "A Risk Management Approach to Raising Sexually Safe and Healthy Children" with Janet Rosenzweig

11/29: "Preventing Child Abuse – A Call to Action" with James M. Hmurovich

11/15: "Go from Good to Great in Business and at Home" with Meredith Bell

11/8: "6 Essential Rules to Reduce Bullying" with Dr. Michele Borba

11/1: "Competition, Camaraderie and Culture of Youth Sports" with Wayne Stofsky

10/25: "Three Steps to Becoming the "Ageless You"" with Tom Fabbri

10/18: "How to Empower the Developing Teen Brain" with Dennis E. Coates, PhD

10/11: "Be Your Better Self in the Boardroom and at Home" with Laurel Colless

10/4: "Do Not be your Child’s ATM-How to Make Children Financially Responsible" with Brian Fricke

9/27: "Single Parenting: Perils+Purpose+Profession=Cultural Impact" with Andrea Morisette Grazzini

9/20: "The Citizen Father Project: Changing the Culture of Fathering" with William J. Doherty, PhD

9/13: "How to Save Your Daughter’s Life" - Straight Talk for Parents from America’s Top Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

9/6: "Give your Child the Ultimate Gift: Self-Esteem" with Sue Atkins

8/30: "Stuck in The Discipline Trap? Five Ways to Get Your Kids To Do As Expected" with Dr. Lynne Kenney

8/23: "How to Run your Family as Efficiently as a Business" with Maria Bailey

8/16: "Empowering Youth: Reducing Risks and Increasing Opportunities" with Alexzandra Shade and Jamila Sams

8/9: "Leveraging Culture for Business and Family Growth" with Sandra Vu Le, Esq.

8/2: "Child Digital Behavior and Digital Parenting" with Hilary DeCesare

7/26: "Applying your Business Skills to the Business of Parenting" with David Blyer

7/19: "Bullies & Targets: Tips for Prevention and Intervention" with SuEllen Fried

7/12: "Money Management 101: A Family Business Affair" with Gordon J. Bernhardt

7/5: "Envisioning a Confident, Progressive and Thriving Workforce in 2030? Embrace Early Literacy Today" with Perri Klass, MD

6/28: "Challenge and Rewards Inherent in Growing a Business and Raising a Family" with  Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth

6/21: "Unplugged Play: Is it just for children?" with Bobbi Conner

6/14: "Developing a Culture of Championship Fathering" with Carey Casey

6/7: "Discipline 101: A Guide to Self-Control for Parents and Children" with Barbara Strom Thompson

5/31: "Using your Business Skills to Improve Personal Relationships" with Burrow Hill

5/24: "Single Parenthood and Blended Families – Part Deux" with Juliana Efessiou, Hilary Weigh and Persephone Efessiou

5/17: "Single Parenthood and Blended Families: Keys to Success" with Tom Watson

5/10: "Charleston College Families: New College Graduates Entering the Workforce or Returning Home: Managing the Change"

5/3: "From Parenting Children to Parenting Parents: Understanding and Preparing for the Shifting Paradigm" with Cynthia de Lorenzi

4/26: "Unopened Gifts" with James McPartland (aka "Mac")

4/19: "Negotiating with your Clients or your Children Using the Same Principles" with Dr. Matthew Cronin

4/12: "Be the Man Women Want and Need" with Scot Ferrell

4/5: "Leadership Styles at Work and at Home: Strict and Unyielding or Laissez Faire?" with Claire M. S. Meade and Kim Gladis

3/29: "Time Management Issues and Strategies at Work and at Home" with Arthur F. Lafionatis, Esquire

3/22: "Managers at Work & Parents at Home: Analyzing the Shared Characteristics of Each Role" with Tom Fabbri


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What Previous Guests Are Saying

"Chris and I had a great time talking about building trust when I was a guest on his show. He is a generous and welcoming host and has a true knack for bringing out the best in his guests, to the benefit of his listeners.
Thanks, Chris!"
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Trust Works!

"I've had the opportunity to be interviewed by many reporters, editors and talk show hosts. None have had a better grasp of the subject matter or listened and responded to my answers in a way that not only clarified my key points but also contributed to a better program. Chris is simply a great interviewer. Period."
Steve Cody, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Peppercomm

"Chris is a master of seeing the big picture and connecting the responsibilities of business to the responsibilities of parenting. My experience as his guest was excellent and included lively discussion about personal definitions of success and the challenges facing young women in today's demanding business environment. Hats off to Chris for his willingness to share his wisdom with his listeners."
Susan Smith Blakely, Esquire,

Author Best Friends at the Bar

"Being a guest on “Straight up With Chris” was truly a rewarding experience. Chris was so professional and talented as a radio show host, and I appreciated his amazing host ethics. His interview style is light-hearted, yet he ensures that the serious points of interest are discussed. Chris is truly about the guest and the listeners, and not himself. I highly recommend this show to anyone interested in business and/or family matters!"
Lauren Galley, President of Girls Above Society

"Chris is one of those rare interviewers who makes you forget you’re doing an interview. He is connected, present, authentic and creates an atmosphere where you feel as if you’re sitting on the couch having a chat. I have great admiration for him as a father, entrepreneur and game changer! Chris, you’re a gem!"
Maimah Karmo, President & CEO, Tigerlily Foundation

"What a great pleasure and honor to be on Chris' show. As a frequent talk show guest, it's easy for me to tell when the host has read the book, is prepared, and can gear the information to the interests of their audience. Chris certainly does that, and he also has a terrific way of engaging the guest that brings out their best. Chris is a pro - a true pro!"
Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver

"Chris Efessiou blends qualities rarely found in one professional: elegance and warmth, sophistication and down-to-earth presence. In radio, Chris has found a gift he now shares abundantly. To be his guest is to be honored with attentive listening, intelligent reflection, and gracious facilitation. Prepared and personable, Chris makes it effortless for the visitor to relax and reflect – so rare in media today."
Beth Onufrak, Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychologist,

"I thoroughly enjoyed being a guest on Chris’s show to discuss teaching kids good money habits. Not only does Chris have a comfortable and intelligent interviewing style, his preparation is top notch. Chris takes the time to fully understand what each guest is all about. In our case, Chris spent an hour touring and discussing FamZoo's online virtual family bank with me in a pre-meeting. It was a first class experience from start to finish."
Bill Dwight, Founder & Chief Dad,

"I was a guest on Chris Efessiou’s talk show Straight Up with Chris. I do hundreds of shows per year but what attracted me to Chris was his impressive reviews and reputation. I was not disappointed. He had done his research and made the conversation interesting. I could not have asked for a more attentive and knowledgeable host. Thanks for having me on the show, I look forward to speaking again after I write my next book."
Daniel Milstein, Founder & CEO
Gold Star Mortgage Financial, Author

"Chris Efessiou is one of the few genuine media personalities. His warmth, open-mindedness and knowledge comes through in his interviews and it is no wonder he has such a loyal following. Working with Chris and having a fascinating discussion for listeners was effortless due to his charisma. I hope to work with him again."
Vanessa Van Edwards, Author and Behavioral Investigator,

"I had the delightful experience recently of being a guest on Chris Efessiou’s radio show “Straight Up with Chris.”  Most organizations invest a lot in helping employees learn to communicate more effectively, resolve conflict and be better leaders.  It was a great experience for me to relate two of the most important attributes of great leadership – personal responsibility and trust building ability – to being a better parent. Chris is a great host and interviewer. His questions were very insightful and made it easy for me to relate my experiences to both business and parenthood. Thanks again Chris for a great experience."
Keith Ayers, Founder & CEO
Intégro Leadership Institute, Author

"Chris is a true professional who is a master of his craft. When being interviewed and interacting with him you feel at ease, comfortable and engaged. He does his homework and is a skilled and interested show host. What a pleasure to be a guest on his show. Anxiously awaiting my next opportunity to participate."
Ted Rubin, Chief Social Media Marketing Officer,
Collective Bias

"Chris, your show is a tribute to your knowledge and experience in the business world. Many kudos!"
William Storms, MD, Listener from Colorado Springs, CO

"It was such a pleasure working with you!  Bar none, your Tweets and FB posts are the best I've ever seen from a host. You did great research. You are a true professional.  Thanks again for a great experience on your show."
Sarah Miller Caldicott, Great grandniece of Thomas Edison, CEO Power Patterns

"It was such a pleasure being on your program. What I appreciated most, was the critical points that you brought out about reading people for signs of dangerousness and why it is so important to do it the right way. Talking with you is not an interview. It is a delightful conversation, in-depth and meaningful, that can go on for hours. I hope your wonderful audience felt that way as well. The time went by too fast. I only hope we can do it again."
Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole, Senior FBI Profiler (ret),

Author Dangerous Instincts

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a guest on your program. It was a privilege to be the recipient of your marvelous interviewing style. I was so impressed with the research that you did prior to the interview and the pre-show discussion that we had. You have spoiled me for all future radio interviews! The quality of your audience and their questions revealed a lot about your program."
SuEllen Fried, Founder


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