The power of fire can warm, give, and sustain life or take and destroy. Today’s guest has been forged in the fire and is literally named for it. Todd Ignatius Gross Jr of Breaking Glass Ceilings opens up about social anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, even the will to live. About how learned associations and emotional attachments held him in place. Most importantly and actionably we talk about the tools and ways Todd has completely turned it all around in relationships, health, and business. Todd shares his mindset on progress over pursuit of perfection, how he tees up every single day to be outstanding, and the importance of coaches to accelerate change and enable LIVING YOUR MISSION.


  • Setting every day up to be outstanding
  • Progress over perfection
  • Learned meaning and emotional associations
  • Power and purpose of a coach
  • Reprogramming the stories we tell ourselves


Todd Gross Jr is a personal development coach and speaker. He’s a hand-to-hand and firearms instructor but teaches self-defense from a platform that starts with self-love and self-care. Todd is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, studied under Tony Robbins and applied personally in completely turning around and reinventing his own life, happiness, and success. Through his company Breaking Glass Ceilings, Todd offers his experience and expertise to enable you to “LIVE YOUR MISSION!”

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