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May 21, 2021

121. Finding Beauty In Tragedy. Judy Thureson 

Best selling author Judy Thureson opens up about her life on this episode of Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. She shares how trauma affected her life and what allowed her to heal. She talks about her son, famous rapper Hella Sketchy, and how he got started in music. The talented musician signed with Atlantic Records at only 17 years old. She shares what the boy behind the music videos and face tattoos was really like. She talks about the heartbreak she felt when he tragically passed away at 18 years old, and the problems of glamorizing drugs in the music industry. Why do so many musicians die from drug overdoses? Judy talks about her book and tells the Better Call Daddy audience stories she decided not to include in it. This episode will touch your heart, get the tissues ready! 


Judy Thureson has a genuine desire to see people live their most authentic life. In the last decade, she has helped hundreds of clients focus on their mental, physical, and spiritual health.


Judy specializes in high performance coaching. She helps her clients un-lock their supper power! She is passionate about helping her clients grow through adversity and build resilience and strength. 


In June of 2019, Judy experienced the tragic loss of her eighteen year old son, Jacob to opioid overdose. Her #1 Bestselling book, Beautiful Tragedy chronicles her experience and introduces the GIVE Principle. 


Judy is a trusted resource for grieving families. She shares tools on how to use healthy coping skills to navigate the storms of grief and uncertainty.


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Instagram: @judythureson 

Judy’s book: Beautiful Tragedy 


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May 12, 2021

119. From Mess to Success. Scott J. Miller 

If your team hated you and let you know it, would you stay?  Today’s guest did!  This is the first repeat guest on the Better Call Daddy show and it’s because he’s that good!!!

Capping a 25-year career where he served as a chief marketing officer and executive vice president of business development, Scott Jeffrey Miller currently serves as FranklinCovey’s senior advisor on thought leadership, leading the strategy and development of the firm’s speaker’s bureau, as well as the publication of podcasts, webcasts, and bestselling books.


Miller hosts the FranklinCovey-sponsored On Leadership with Scott Miller, the world’s largest and fastest-growing leadership podcast, reaching more than six million people weekly. Miller also authors a leadership column for and Utah Business and previously hosted the weekly iHeart Radio show Great Life, Great Career.


Miller is the author of the award-winning, multivolume Mess to Success series, including Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow and the forthcoming Marketing Mess to Brand Success (May 2021) and Job Mess to Career Success (January 2022). He is the co-author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, and the author of Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds (September 2021), which features insights from his interviews with the leading thinkers of our time, including Seth Godin, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, General Stanley McChrystal, Liz Wiseman, and many others.


In addition to supporting FranklinCovey’s global thought leadership efforts, Miller has designed and launched the “Ignite Your Genius” coaching series to help leaders take their careers from accidental to deliberate. He also moderates FranklinCovey’s series with world-renowned authors, launching in April 2021.


Before his roles as chief marketing officer and executive vice president of business development, Scott served as general manager and client partner in FranklinCovey’s Chicago and U.K offices. As a highly sought-after speaker and podcast guest, he has presented to hundreds of audiences across every industry. He loves to share his unique journey as an unfiltered leader thriving in today’s highly filtered corporate culture.


Miller began his professional career in 1992 with the Disney Development Company (the real estate development division of Walt Disney Company) as a founding member of the development team that designed the town of Celebration, Florida.


Miller and his wife, Stephanie, live in Salt Lake City, Utah, with their three sons.

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May 3, 2021

115. The Doctor Is In! DR. ROBERT SHPRINTZEN 

Robert J. Shprintzen is the President and Chairman of the Board for The Virtual Center for Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome.  He has not one, not two, not three, but four different syndromes that are named after him. He’s an accomplished professional in the world of genetics, and he’s sharing the story behind the discovery of VCFS on this episode of The Better Call Daddy Show: The Safe Space for Controversy. Do you know your lineage?  What story changed Robert’s perspective on what he was doing as a doctor? Tune in to find out! 

Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) was discovered by Robert J. Shprintzen, Ph.D. in 1976 when he recognized a shared pattern of anomalies in clinical findings involving a dozen patients. This put America on the map as the global leader in the treatment of this common genetic multiple anomaly syndrome.


VCFS is the most common genetic multiple congenital anomaly disorder in humans. It is caused by a microdeletion of DNA from chromosome 22, typically encompassing approximately 40 genes.


VCFS, also known as Shprintzen syndrome, and 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome among others, is the most common genetic multiple congenital anomaly syndrome and the most common genetic cause of psychosis. About one third of people with VCFS develop psychosis and 1-2% of all patients with schizophrenia have a 22q11.2 microdeletion.


VCFS causes congenital heart disease, palate abnormalities and the most significant genetic cause of psychosis. Recent data shows it is the most common multiple anomaly syndrome in humans, occurring in one of every 1000 pregnancies.


There are approximately 200,000 people in the United States with VCFS and about 30% of cases are not accurately diagnosed.  This impacts their quality of life and will likely affect long-term outcomes.


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