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The Optimized Mind: Driven with Elliot Kallen

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Hosted by Dr. Kate Lund

In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks to Elliot Kallen, entrepreneur, author and founder of Prosperity Financial, which he has run for the past 30 years. The discussion focuses on Elliot’s recent book – Driven – which he co-authored with fellow entrepreneur Adam Torres (episode 43) in which they explore the many paths to entrepreneurship. Dr. Kate and Elliot explore the variables related to successful entrepreneurship through an authentic and human lens. They take a deep dive into the charity, A Brighter Day, which Elliot created following the tragic loss of his son to suicide in 2015. The idea of how we can all live our best lives, now, while making a difference and giving back is woven throughout this inspiring conversation. 


Elliot H Kallen is a leader who brings over 30 years of passion and robust entrepreneurial business ownership experience to his elite Financial Planning & Advising practice. He has built international organizations, been a CEO of two other companies before forming Prosperity Financial Group, Inc. and is a frequent keynote speaker to charities, podcasts and radio shows on motivation, leadership, charitable work, marketing, and various financial subjects.  


Elliot holds a BA degree in both Accounting and Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey and has served on various Boards, as an active member and/or President, including The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley, the American Cancer Society of Contra Costa County & Congregation B’nai Shalom, where he has been actively involved in raising millions of dollars for these organizations.  As President of Prosperity Financial Group, a top-tier Financial Advisory Firm, and Partner in Prosperity Wealth Management, he has led his organizations to be actively involved with many charities as this has been a lifelong theme.  


Elliot is also President of A Brighter Day Charity, the 501c(3) he began following the suicide of his youngest son, Jake, in 2015. This charity unites stress and depression resources with teens and their parents with the goal of stopping teen suicide.  The resources of A Brighter Day have touched thousands of families and are having a major impact on the lives of our teens and parents.

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