W4CY & W4VET 6/9/2022

Our first guest today is Actress, writer, radio station owner, and personality Dreama Denver. Dreama shares her new Memoir, “Gilligan’s Dreams”, which recounts her almost 30-year marriage to Bob Denver. She recently received the prestigious Ella Dickey Literacy Award, given to authors who’ve preserved history through their written work. Her memoir is her love letter to Bob and her gift to Bob’s fans. In detailing Denver’s Hollywood years, their journey through autism with their son, and Bob’s courage during theGilligan's Dreams last 6 months of his life, Dreama allows Bob’s fans a personal glimpse of the man behind the iconic television characters he created. a new book of how she met her husband of almost 30 years, television icon Bob Denver (Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island, Maynard G. Krebs of Dobie Gillis), when she was cast as his love interest in the Woody Allen play, “Play It Again, Sam”. After marrying the popular television personality, Dreama continued her acting career, appearing in a Gilligan’s Island reunion movie with Bob, co-starring with him in a TV pilot titled “Scamps” and touring the U.S. and Canada successfully and happily with her husband for over a decade. 

The birth of Denver’s son Colin, diagnosed with severe autism, changed everything for Bob and Dreama, who retired from show business and moved back to West Virginia to devote the next two decades to Colin’s full-time care. During this time, the pair also founded The Denver Foundation, which honors their son and is dedicated to assisting special needs children and their families. “The Denver Foundation and Little Buddy Radio, a nonprofit radio station owned and operated by the Foundation, were Bob’s last and most important legacies,” Dreama says, “and making these two entities as successful as possible became my mission after Bob passed away. His desire to give back to West Virginia was huge. He loved this area, considered himself an adopted West Virginian, and was a tireless ambassador for the state. Since Bob’s death in 2005, Dreama has discovered new passions and new directions in which to take the foundation. Founding Always Free Honor Flight, WV’s first Honor Flight program, honoring WV veterans with free trips to Washington, DC to visit the memorials built to honor their service is especially close to Dreama’s heart, as is the Denver Foundation’s Always Free Walk of Honor, installed and dedicated as a poignant addition to the War Memorial and Museum in Princeton. Leading the effort to have John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” adopted, successfully and unanimously, as an official WV state song ranks as one of the proudest days of her life, rivaled only by being chosen as one of West Virginia’s Wonder Women by WV Living magazine.  For more information visit bobdenver.com/


Our second guest is Jotham S. Stein, Author of the new book, “Negotiate Like a CEO”, he asks in the book, “What does it mean to negotiate like a CEO?” How important are offer letters and employment agreements? How can you protect yourself and your family if the worst happens? These are all questions that Jotham Stein addresses in Negotiate Like a CEO, with the goal of equipping you with the tools you’ll need to safeguard you and your family in business and employment.

A great book wonderful read, Negotiate Like a CEO outlines how employees, executives, and entrepreneurs protect themselves, and will give you eye-opening advice on how to make sure you won’t get taken advantage of. This book describes best practices, common pitfalls, and sky’s-the-limit possibilities at any stage in your career, whether you’re just out of college or you’re going for that C-suite job.

Jotham Stein is the principal of the Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C. He has more than two decades of experience representing entrepreneurs and C-Suite executives running myriad types of companies, board members, venture capitalists, private equity principals, investment bankers as well as less senior employees of all size companies. Stein is also the author of Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees, a how-to guide for practitioners. Stein’s new book, Negotiate Like a CEO, is an engaging look at how all employees can protect themselves with lessons learned from top entrepreneurs and executives and how you can too. For more information go to: https://jotham.com

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