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Perfect Media Experience: ABC15 Sonoran Living

The Perfect Media Experience

Terri Ouelette and Mamiko Odegard: ABC15 Sonoran Living (Live shots)

Connecting with the Media is an interesting and necessary part of business success. On occasion, an opportunity comes along that goes beyond expanding your visibility.  You quickly recognize it as something that deeply touches your heart. You go away feeling you’ve just had the perfect media experience!

Media connections are not always easy to make, thus a big thank you is being offered to co-hosts Terri Ouellette and Susan Carter, and the whole team at ABC15 Sonoran Living. This collective proved to be a dream team to work with: professional and warm, easily setting guests at ease, and it was obvious they personally wanted each guest to shine. Meeting Terri and Susan was like talking to old friends. I found them truly EXTRAordinary in the way they interview each guest, bring out what is unique – and – keep the show fun and sizzling.

Behind the Scenes

Live shot of ABC15 Sonoran Living

The ABC15 Sonoran Living experience was a marvel, where I watched a fine-tuned team of professionals work together and quickly record a live show. I found it amazing… just how quickly these two dynamic women moved from set to set… able to focus their complete attention on the next guest or episode. The behind-the-scene-action and getting filmed is a thrilling adventure to be experienced.

What a way to start 2018 by being on a premier live show! I hope your time comes to “share the spotlight.” When that time comes, work for a relationship with a media expert of whom you are a fan!  Knowing their responsibilities, sources, and following makes you a better guest. You understand their passion for bridging the gap between their audience and the experts who have important messages that provide transformation, impact, and influence. It is this point of congruence you will find your perfect media experience.

Straight Talk – November 20, 2017

CLICK HERE:  Interview with Nick Larence for Straight Talk on WEEU

Overcoming Self-Sabotage, by relationship expert, and international best-selling author, Mamiko Odegard, Ph. D., will change your life, as you learn: How To Jumpstart Your Love, Happiness,& Financial Success. No sugar-coating in this interview and book; just solid constructive and informative advice. You are guaranteed to be impressed by the knowledge and passion that Dr. Mamiko brings to the discussion. This is a must-listen and must-read, for anyone who wants to be healthier, happier, and wiser.


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Dr. Mamiko Presents: Becoming Irresistible, Invincible and Iconic

NFLPA: John A. Amos

As a peak performance expert working to help athletes’ achieve their ultimate game plans, it was a pleasure indeed to connect with John A. Amos, Jr. at the recent NFLPA event. Talk about a person who has figured out being EXTRAordinary – John certainly has!
There is much to be said about John and his career, but all of that can be seen online through various media pieces. What fascinates me is his playing full out in life – not just in his sports. A part of me would like to interview this remarkable young man and inquire, “What was the mental/emotional connection for you between sociology studies, college football, social work, and Golden Gloves boxing?”
And then… there is John’s further life journey that included writing, television roles – some a comedic take on life, and others drama-based such as The District and the 1977 miniseries, Roots.  The list of his television roles is lengthy, and his work as writer and producer of Hailey’s Comet gained international acclaim – rounded out by stints on Broadway. and the release of an album of original country music songs. This EXTRAordinary performer has the distinction of winning more TV Land Awards than any other actor.
On a more personal level, we see John’s standards of performance extending to being a veteran of the 50th Armored Division of the New Jersey National Guard and Honorary Master Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard. At the end of the day, all in all, I feel honored and grateful to have met this impactful man – and look forward to seeing just how many more ways he can think of being EXTRAordinary!

NFLPA Former Players Convention 2017 / Scottsdale AZ

Some might have called this a media-fest, but what I experienced left me in awe, and thinking, What an incredible convention! The event? NFLPA Former Players Convention 2017Imagine the collective of former players, who believe, “We are “One Team”, built around a fraternity of former NFL Players who are aligned, connected and engaged, working together in life beyond football” who met March 17-21 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. And guess who was there with amazing sports figures who took time out to reunite and network with teammates, hear from exciting guest speakers, participate in sports skills competitions for prizes, there was a never-ending feast. Between you and me, I was in good company with my appetite. Haha! And we all enjoyed myriad social events? All of this fun and developing powerful partnerships – life can’t get much better than this.

I was privileged to be in attendance when the 2017 Convention Speaker John Amos gave an awesome and funny keynote address to the attendees! He spoke about the poem he wrote called “The Turk” which was penned upon his being cut from the Kansas City Chiefs.

The organization, based in the District of Columbia,  develops and communicates the valuable programs and resources available to over 18,000 former NFL players.

Wade Manning

As I continue to focus on bringing others to being Irresistible Invincible and Iconic, I was blessed with the distinct honor to be among people who were outstanding in their field, yet remain the “salt of the earth” kind of individuals who continue to positively impact the world.

Imagine my delight… visiting with Wade Manning, President of the Denver NFL chapter and on our golf foursome team… or having “photo moments” with speaker, Anthony Brinkley!

Anthony Brinkley
John Booty

Another great connection was a former player and now TV sports commentator and analyst, John Booty.  

It was difficult to not feel “dwarfed” by these NFL Greats… not so much by their size, but by the size of their hearts – such as Big Al Chelsey who gives so much to the world as a speaker and advocate for preventing sexual abuse against

Isiah Robertson,

Oh!  And how about legendary Isiah Robertson, Hall of Famer with six pro bowl appearances, Nfl defensive rookie of the year in 1971, and founder of The House of Isaiah, a long-term drug and alcohol recovery program for boys and men?


Never Give up – a Philanthropist’s dream

Mamiko Odegard enjoys the benefits of being a local philanthropistIn 2007, Jimmy Walker founded a program for the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix called Never Give Up. The outreach is held every Monday morning and attracts approximately 500-600 homeless men and women. Being a philanthropist and being part of making a significant difference in a community is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life. I am proud to participate in this program.

You see, in my three-plus decades of helping people become the best version of themselves, I have often seen how volunteerism and doing for others provides positive value to the volunteer. Being of service to others impacts self-esteem, enhances skills and capabilities, expands career paths, and provides healthy physical and mental outlet. Having an opportunity to see others in need also establishes a greater depth of gratitude.

My heart was filled when my friend sang boldly and beautifully before my presentation.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide weekly encouragement to numerous homeless people in attendance. Some of the speakers at the meetings have included Muhammad and Lonnie Ali, Governor Jan Brewer, Dwayne Wade, Danica Patrick, Jerry Colangelo, Doc Rivers, Norm McClelland, Lute Olson, Reggie Jackson, Dr. Robert Spetzer, Harvey Mackay, Meadowlark Lemon, Foster Friess, Phil Francis, John Graham, Mike Manning, Bryce Molder, Ed Robson, Dr. Jeff Trent, Jim Riggs, Melani Walton, Al Molina, Larry Fitzgerald, Tom Shrader, Leo Beus, Shane Doan, Anquan Boldin, Alvin Gentry, Linda Hunt, Ken Whisenhunt, Eric Crown, Roy Vallee, Pat McMahon, Brenda Warner, Steve Wheeler, Herb Sendek, Sharon Lechter, Tara Hitchcock, Jerry Hirsch, Don Henninger, John Bebbling, Tom Van Arsdale, Ken Lamneck, Mike Gallagher, Ralph Sampson, etc.

Each guest speaker shares personal experiences about hard times they’ve gone through, struggles they’ve had, times when things did not work out right, and how they Never Gave Up.


Media: Dr. Odegard Presents at Uintah Conference Center

Mamiko Odegard Keynote SpeakerJanuary 28, 2017
Uintah Conference Center

The Vernal Preparedness Expo


Keynote speakers include:

  • Allison Larsen– international speaker and host of the TV show “Spotlight”,
  • Mamiko Odegard– Ph. D.- the leading authority on love, relationships, and high performance
  • Tim Ralston– star of Nat Geo’s #1 TV show Doomsday Preppers,
  • Joel Skousen– nephew of Cleon Skousen and publisher of the World Affairs Brief,
  • Roger K. Young– best selling LDS author and expert on last days,
  • Presentation topics include:
  • A World Affairs Briefing—what are the real future threats? (Joel Skousen)
  • Conscious Eating: Fermentation Exploration – Heat Storage and How to Survive in the Cold!
  • Beyond Survival: Thriving with Mental, Emotional, and Physical Wellness Strategies (Allison Larsen and Dr. Mamiko Odegard)
  • The Best Off-Grid Cooking Methods
  • The Future of America (Roger K. Young)
  • Everything You Need to Know About Solar Energy
  • Securing Your Home (Joel Skousen)
  • Benefits of Investing in Precious Metals
  • The Basics of Emergency Survival and Preparedness (Roger K. Young)

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Dr. Odegard presents at ASU to FUSC Chinese Coaches

Speaking to the top 100 FUSC (Federation University Sports China) Coaches

Mamiko Odegard Presents to Chinese Coaches





November 7, 2016
ASU FUSC Presentation


Such a thrill and honor presenting at ASU to the FUSC top university coaches from China. Complete with an interpreter and a powerpoint in both English and Chinese!
The coaches and I laughed and had fun at this Global Educational Event.

Unique Coaching Experience!

Mamiko Odegard, Chinese Coaches, American ChristmasSome of the top Chinese university coaches in basketball, swimming, and track – and their five interpreters came to our home yesterday for a BBQ feast!  After our meal, they set up the first Christmas trees they have ever seen and decorated them… working efficiently and quickly as a team. They beamed with joy and pride to help me and to celebrate and early Christmas!

Mamiko Odegard, Unique Coaching Experience, Chinese CoachesSome more of the coaches and me at our home yesterday!

Fabulous group…
Truly memorable time!