Welcome to “The Horse’s Mouth” with Tom McManus, a cool, unique talk show where Tom’s guests sidle up to his bar to discuss sports, business and life. Today, Tom sits down Gabrielle Magid, Greg DiFanza, and Shane Grindle.

Integrative Med Group is a direct primary care clinic in Jacksonville providing a wide range of holistic healthcare options that deliberately take the needs of our patients into full consideration.

To learn more, visit https://www.integrativemedgroup.com.

Short company description: A primary care clinic that reinvents healthcare by making health insurance optional and not needed as it is too expensive for some families.

How do you define success?: How many lives did I positively impact today?

What Branch were you in and how long?: US Navy; 4 years

After your service ended, how did you spend your time? Did you go back to school? Immediately Enter the private Sector?: I worked retail until starting college about a year later.

Are you a member of any Veteran’s organizations? If so, which ones?: VFW

Stronger Than Stigma® (“STS”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Jacksonville, dedicated to mental health advocacy for millennials.

To learn more, visit https://strongerthanstigma.org.

How do you define success?: Achievement of a goal that brings happiness and a sense of accomplishment.

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: At my middle school, we spent every Friday morning doing volunteer work in the community. We were exposed to many different problems in our city and were made to feel like part of the solution. Delivering Thanksgiving supplies to less fortunate families who wouldn’t be able to celebrate otherwise and seeing their appreciation when we showed up at their doorstep will always stick with me.

What is a tip for success that you would provide someone in your same industry?: Persistence is the name of the game. If you believe in what you’re doing, you can’t stop when people tell you “no.” Let those “no’s” fuel you to make it happen.

What is the most enjoyable part of what you do?: I love connecting with people who “get it.” I also like being around for people’s “aha moments.” We’re all about creating meaningful experiences that allow people to bring their full selves to the table. And when I see that we’ve done that, it makes me giddy.

Greg does canine behavioural training, which means that he teaches people how to communicate in an instinctual and natural way with their dogs.

To learn more, visit https://www.kampk-9jaxbch.com.

How do you define success?: A happy customer who can immediately use the information or skill that I provide and have a happier outlook on the future!

What volunteer experience has impacted you the most?: Volunteering at the Dog Psychology Center (Ceasr Millan, the Dog Whisperer)

What is a tip for success that you would provide someone in your same industry?: Put in the work; you haven’t learned it unless you can teach it and demonstrate your skill every time

What is the most enjoyable part of what you do?: Duh, DOGS! And giving their owners hope and a path forward so that the entire family is less stressed