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Life Changes Show, January 4, 2016

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Guests, Jay Alan Samit and Musical Guest Will Arnold

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure

Disrupt Your Life in 2016 with Guest, Serial Disruptor, Best Selling Author, Innovator and Business Strategist Jay Alan Samit and Musical Guest, Violinist Will Arnold on The LIFE CHANGES Show

Guest, Jay Alan Samit

Guest Name
Jay Alan Samit
Jay Alan Samit
Guest Occupation
CEO of SeaChange International, Professor, Entrepreneur, Change Agent, Keynote Speaker
Guest Biography


Jay Samit, CEO of the world’s leading multiscreen video services company SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC), is a dynamic entrepreneur and intrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation.  Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry,” he has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, sold companies to Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends.

Everyone from the Pope to the President calls on Samit to orchestrate positive change in this era of endless innovation.  Samit helped grow pre-IPO companies such as Linkedin, held senior management roles at EMI, Sony and Universal Studios, pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile video, internet advertising, ecommerce, social networks, ebooks, and digital music that are used by billions of consumers every day.  Combining innovation with commercial success, Samit is the consummate dealmaker; his list of partners and associates reads like a who’s who list of innovators, including: Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, David Geffen, Richard Branson, Paul Allen, and Pierre Omidyar. A proven trend spotter, Samit accurately predicts the future because he is constantly working with those who create it.

An adjunct professor at USC, Samit teaches innovation at America’s largest engineering school and is author of the best-selling book Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation (MacMillan 2015). He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and host of its documentary series WSJ Startup of the Year.  Samit frequently appears on ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC and tweets daily motivation to the over 100,000 business professionals who follow him on twitter @jaysamit. An expert on transformational corporate change, Samit has been quoted in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Businessweek, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Variety, Fast Company and TechCrunch.

Samit is a change agent, who combines his bold vision and humor, to motivate audiences to become disruptors within their organizations.  Samit gets people passionate about innovation, overcoming obstacles, and teaches them how to think bigger and embrace change.  Samit motivates and delights audiences from Moscow to Mumbai, London to Las Vegas, Phoenix to Philadelphia, Berlin to Beverly Hills, Toronto to Tokyo, Seoul to San Francisco, with compelling keynotes that leave the crowd wanting more.  Samit provides disruptive  solutions for such corporate clients as American Express, AT&T, Best Buy, Clinique, Coca Cola, Disney, Ford, GE, Intel, Linkedin, McDonalds, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Unilever, Zynga and dozens more.

His keynote Disruption You! is a high energy presentation on how to create and embrace change in any field.  Designed to be as entertaining and inspiring as it is informative, Samit customizes each presentation to highlight the sales, marketing, and leadership goals of the audience before him. Samit delivers a speech that stays with the audience long after the conference has ended.

Guest, Will Arnold

Guest Name
Will Arnold
Will Arnold
Guest Occupation
Martial Artist and Violinist
Guest Biography


Will Arnold is a martial artist and violinist currently living in Los Angeles. Will began studying the violin when he was eight years old, and performed in symphonies and orchestral ensembles through college. After graduating from the University of Michigan, will began working full time at Bank of America’s global headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Early into his banking career, Will found himself overweight, depressed, drinking heavily, and desperate for a change. Seeking transformation, Will began studying the Russian martial art of Systema. Used globally by spies and special forces, Systema is an art form that teaches practitioners to occupy a flow state of consciousness by meditating through every breath and movement. Early in his training,

Will combined Systema with other forms of spiritual practice and physical therapy, releasing over 80 pounds of body weight and recovering from depression in under two years. Systema also led Will to reconnect with the violin, enabling him to improvise with any genre of music by intuitively feeling patterns and playing without having to think about notes or theory.

Will moved to Los Angeles in 2014 in order to share what he has learned and to help others bring about profound transformations in their own lives. Through his work with Systema, he has helped clients lose weight, recover from depression and PTSD, and has guided many people as they begin their personal spiritual awakening.

As a violinist, Will now plays in five bands and performs regularly around Los Angeles.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

BBS Station 1
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