Your Career Revolution Podcast – Episode 202 (Tamara Loring and Mike Toper hosts)

Your Career Revolution Podcast – Episode 202 (Hosts
Tamara Loring and Mike Toper)

Featuring Cindy Ecleberry: Career Ownership Coach

image of Cindy Ecleberry and Mark Saunders

As a Career Ownership Coach with experience in counseling and consulting, I help people realize their dreams of self-sufficiency. Through a process of education, awareness, and discovery, I help my clients build rewarding careers, take control of their lives and create the financial freedom they are seeking. By helping my clients understand what motivates them, I help them facilitate a career transformation to put them on track to reaching their goals.

With entrepreneur Mark Saunders:

Owner & Director: Prep Academy Tutors of Boulder and Jefferson Counties.

Mark Saunders is a master business storyteller with 15 years of experience turning complex information into easy-to-understand narratives that engage audiences, build trust, and deliver strong ROI. Prep Academy Tutors is the at-home tutoring company that works around your schedule to teach your child, so you can start looking forward to those parent-teacher meetings.

We provide private tutoring services for elementary school, high school, and university prep in math, science, English, French, and every subject in between. Our goal is to make sure your child has the tools and confidence to score straight A’s—while enjoying the process!

Quotes from interviewees:

Mark Saunders:

Over the last 25 years, I’ve been either a college professor or a director of communications or an entrepreneur. I was the PR director for a major sports team in Denver, I was a college professor for about 15 years. And I’ve been involved in all kinds of entrepreneurial things from publishing my own books to being part of two health startups. And Cindy came along in my life at exactly the right time. I was looking for something and lo and behold. The company that I was with as the vice president and secretary as well as on the board of directors. The CEO of the company was, well, let’s just say not spending the money the way he should and I brought this to his attention. And shortly thereafter, I was asked to go. It was a complete and total shock to me because I co-founded the company. And so there I was kind of going whoa, all right. Now, what’s next? I was in the process of applying for a whole bunch of positions as communications directors for environmental companies. after exploring a lot of these opportunities and sending out 60 to 100 resumes, I only got a couple of nibbles. I began to wonder at 63 am I aged out? What am I going to do to secure my future for the next 10 to 15 years? And then I got a LinkedIn message from Cindy saying, “Would you be interested in taking a look at something Entrepreneurial?” And I thought, sure, I’ll give it a shot. Let’s see what happens. I jokingly told Cindy, that if she told me that I was going to buy a franchise, I would have said “ have a nice day.” I just didn’t see it on the horizon at all. And you could call it a total blind spot.

Cindy Ecleberry:

Mark was very easy to work with. From the very first conversation that we had; we had a connection. I try to put my clients at ease because a lot of them are skeptical. They’re not sure what you’re talking to them about. They’re afraid of what am I getting myself into? After I explained to him the program and what I did, and the coaching process that we go through and the different options that we look at. He said, Sure, let’s do it. So that just started the process. He did his homework; he did what he was supposed to do and he looked at different options. But this particular opportunity that I selected for him to look at was the one I had a feeling he was going to choose. And it was because of Mark’s background and because of connections that he had in Colorado, I felt like this was going to be the right thing. We did look at some other opportunities. But when he started looking at Prep Academy, he said that’s it. This is the one. We reviewed and evaluated because we want to make sure it is the right decision. It was! Even after our coaching processes was over and he has opened his business we still stay in contact with each other.


Tamara Loring HeadshotTamara Loring, Brand Ideology for The Entrepreneur Source

For over 20 years I’ve had the great privilege to work with Franchise Business Owners here at The Entrepreneur’s Source, helping them launch and ramp up their businesses and to equip them with the tools and resources they need to coach those who have a strong to very strong desire to be self-sufficient. I believe everybody has a dream worthwhile pursuing and a coach can help you explore what is possible.

The Entrepreneur’s Source helps individuals achieve their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals through Career Ownership. With almost 40 years of experience, we have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals explore self-sufficiency and reach a point of clarity about their professional future.

mike toper imageThe Entrepreneur’s Source, led by Visionary Founder Terry Powell captures over 33% of the billion-dollar coaching/advisory market. The Entrepreneur’s Source Career Ownership Coaches™ provide education, coaching and resources to individuals who have the desire to achieve their dream of becoming self-sufficient through career ownership. This allows our clients to explore career options that meet their goals, needs and expectations utilizing our unique Discovery Experience.

Mike Toper, Podcast Host
Syracuse-native happy to never shovel snow again since moving to Raleigh, North Caroline. Retired sports reporter who is enthusiastic about telling stories and helping companies stand out. “If we’re not discussing marketing and great PR, chat me up about hiking or craft beer.”



Your Career Revolution book coverAbout Your Career Revolution

Our mission is to help individuals explore self-sufficiency as an alternative career.

We help them define their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals and provide education on the best ways to achieve them. We don’t sell franchises – we help people achieve their dreams of self-sufficiency through business ownership. The approach is different, the experience is different. And it works.

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We dedicate this book to the tens of thousands of clients who have allowed us to guide then through their Journey of Discovery – courageous people who have made their dreams come true by taking the path less traveled. You inspire us every day. May you, the reader, also achieve your dreams and may this book empower you and assist you in your journey.
—The Entrepreneur’s Source Career Ownership Coaches


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