The Network Talk Radio

“Your network is your net-worth”. Imagine having a network of experts and entrepreneurs in any field on speed dial. The Network, with Melissa Cizauskas, Adrienne Blumberg, and Lauren Essex was ‘Not Your Average Talk Show’. It was inspired by the Bay Club Women’s Network in San Diego, California ( This program took a fresh approach in bringing virtually every industry to YOU on air!

Our list of guests was phenomenal, giving you the expertise of entrepreneurs in many various given fields … from law, medicine, aesthetics, wealth management and real estate, tutors, therapists and life coaches … from marketing, fundraising, counselors, designers … to providers, media publications and television reporters … and moms like you and me!

And didn’t won’t stop there!

Our desire was to bring growth strategies that inspire and encourage you, help you discover what you are truly passionate about in life, and offered the opportunity to call and email your questions for our live stream show.

And although The Network Talk Radio program has been discontinued, most of the podcasts from each show are still available to listen to now. And soon, Melissa will be back with a brand new program called Melissa Rocks! Podcast. So enjoy these past podcasts, and stay tuned for great new material soon!


See below for a listing of past podcasts, descriptions, and links.


Melissa Cizauskas is a force of nature. She rocks the San Diego area as a dynamic and successful businessperson, a leader of woman entrepreneurs, and a tireless communicator and coach. Melissa has been featured in several publications, television programs, and has hosted her own radio program. Together, she and I hit the red carpet at the 5th annual viewing of the Oscars with the San Diego Film Festival. This episode is filled with interviews with powerful trailblazers & history shakers… and let’s not forget movie makers!

Aired January 15, 2016
Suzanne Doyle-Ingram
Book Writing Coach

Listen in for Content Marketing Strategies from Suzanne Doyle-Ingram, Best Selling Author and Writing Coach. “My purpose is to help entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals write a book and self publish it so that they can leverage it as a marketing tool for their business.”


Aired December 4, 2015
Debbie Kornberg
Owner of The Spice Way – The San Diego, The First Franchise in the United States

Debbie Kornberg is extremely excited to be the owner of the first The Spice Way store in North America.  While, having spent the last 20 years in education and in the world of non-profit, Debbie has always had a passion for exotic spices and herbs. In her spare time, she would often find herself in the kitchen cooking, experimenting with food and flavors. When asked where her passion for cooking began, she recalls it started with her grandmother helping her in the kitchen. ”Back in the 1970’s my grandmother was really ahead of her time, she was extremely mindful of eating healthy and would always cook with natural products. Things like paprika, garlic and honey were just staples in her kitchen. As a young girl, she would give me lots of nuts and seeds to snack on. Even back then, my grandmother just knew it was good for you. Amazing!  She taught me the basics of eating a healthy lifestyle.” Debbie goes on to explain that it was from these childhood experiences of cooking with her grandmother that created a passion for cooking and drive to experiment in the kitchen with flavors.

With Debbie’s many years of experience in education and working with people, it was a natural fit for her to be in a helping environment and teaching other people the beauty of using spices and herbs in their cooking.

As a full time working mom who cares about eating healthy and at the same time, needing to get dinner fast on the table, she knows the challenges of wanting to ensure the family is getting good solid nutritious meals that are satisfying and taste great! She has found The Spice Way really does have those solutions for people like herself who need to get dinner fast on the table without forsaking quality or living a healthy lifestyle.

As owner of the first store in North America located in Encinitas, California, Debbie is thrilled to be a part of The Spice Way team and is looking forward to sharing all of its healthy and delicious spices with the public. Supporting her in this new endeavor is her fantastic family, husband David and two teenage children Michael and Rachel.

To learn more about The Spice Way San Diego you can visit us at 260 N El Camino Real Suite B, Encinitas, California 92024 or go on the web at Contact us at (760) 634-9709.


Aired November 20, 2015
Cheryl Bassitt 
Author, Speaker and Creator of Kitchen Table Conversations

Inspired by her own family’s journey, Cheryl created a movement to Bring Families together.  This initiative was recently recognized as one of the Top 5 next Best Brilliant Ideas for Humanity.

Often referred to as the “Common Sense Coach” she takes a practical approach to life, family values and healthy habits.  As past Executive Director for a major health care association, she has worked with individuals, organizations and families in the areas of personal responsibility, effective communication, goal setting and healthy lifestyle habits.

While her passion to connect may have started with her own family around our own kitchen table, the message is undeniable.  Without question, the importance of communication is universal and benefits employees, groups and anyone who recognizes that we need to take responsibility, live above the mark and have a conversation.  Kitchen Table Conversations is a breath of humanity in a world overwhelmed with technology, Kitchen Table Conversations is about reconnecting and strengthening.

Her own son’s testimonial:  One of the things I am most proud of in my life is my relationship with my family and friends. I can, with 100% certainty, credit that to my mom’s heartbeat for real communication.  Growing up and all through high school we held weekly family meetings. I thought everyone had the same relationship with their parents that I had with mine.  After leaving for college, I quickly figured out this was not the case.  A lot of students came from broken homes and had little to no relationship with their parents. Even students who didn’t come from a “broken home” still seemed to have a broken relationship with their parents.

My mother’s initiative goes way beyond just reconnecting families. The principles she shares are key to building any healthy relationship.  Her vision also goes way beyond helping families reconnect, but helping to build a better America. Building a stronger America starts at home.  She always talks about how ripples flow out, not in. I believe this is the positive “ripple” our country needs right now.

Cheryl is also the author of several interactive workbooks that teach individuals and their families the core values needed to live a healthier life.  Her most recent work includes the 101 Creative Ways to Save Money Workbook, and How to Hold a Family Meeting for Real, accompanied by an interactive Family Meeting Placemat that gives a simple, yet powerful tool to assist families in holding a meaningful family meeting through positive, fun and inspiring communication.

Find Cheryl Bassitt at


Aired November 6, 2015
Dr. Tasneem Patel
Integrative, holistic approach to healthcare

Dr. Patel began Mizaan Wellness with the hope of providing quality personalized health care for patients. The goal is to offer an integrative, holistic approach that really allows her to impact the health of her patients. She specializes in bio-identical hormone therapy to help restore deficient hormones that sustain health and vitality. The body and mind have an amazing capacity to heal themselves if given the right guidance. As an osteopathic physician, she knows how important balance is for the whole body and therefore take a holistic approach in the way she provides care.

A passion of Dr. Patel’s has been treating women with fertility issues. Unfortunately, a third of infertility cases are diagnosed as unexplained. But, she feels there is an explanation that just needs a more comprehensive investigation to be uncovered. She offers her patients a natural regimen to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Dr. Patel also offers treatment in the area of anti-aging, which she believes is the ultimate form of preventative health care. Its evidence and science-based medicine focuses on early detection and prevention of age related illnesses as well as reversal or stabilization of a current illness. As our hormones diminish we begin to age. Therefore, our goal is restoration of these hormones to improve the quality of our life.

  • Segment 1: Dr. Patel defines our bodies three main hormones and what it means to be deficient in any area
  • Segment 2: Men and their hormones
  • Segment 3: Do over the counter remedies help you or harm you
  • Segment 4: Children and hormones

Find Dr. Patel at


Aired October 16, 2015
Laurie Itkin & Melissa Cizauskas 
Biggest Investing Mistakes at Every Stage of Your Life

The importance of growing wealth in order to maintain a comfortable standard of living for ourselves and our families cannot be understated. Investing in the stock, bond and real estate markets is one way to get there. Whether we are single, married, divorced or widowed, growing and preserving wealth can be easy to attain or completely out of our reach. Why is it that some men and women succeed as investors and others make big mistakes that lose them money?

Join Laurie Itkin, Financial Advisor to FOX 5, Wealth Manager, and author of the Amazon best seller “Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment”, and Melissa Cizauskas, award-winning Real Estate Agent and consultant as featured on The CBS Show The Doctor’s and San Diego FOX 5,  as they reveal the top mistakes made in purchasing stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate, investors make at every stage of their lives.

  • Segment 1: Young Singles
  • Segment 2: Married Couples
  • Segment 3: Divorcees and Widows
  • Segment 4: CALL IN WITH YOUR QUESTIONS AT: 866.977.2342 x1

Find Laurie at:


Aired October 2, 2015
Palma Bellinghieri
Culinary Artist

Palma Bellinghieri is a second-generation culinary artist and chef. She was born and raised in Mexico City, and is a graduate of the prestigious Villa Pierrefeux Institute and Centre International de Glion, Hotel Management School in Montreaux, Switzerland.

Daughter of world-renowned Sicilian born chef and Mexico City restaurateur Alfredo Bellinghieri (“Alfredos” and “La Trucha Vagabunda” in the Zona Rosa), Palma integrates generations of family, international upbringing and restaurant recipes, into nutritious eating and healthy lifestyles.

Today, Chef Palma brings her years of experience, dedication and culinary excitement to San Diego, in the form of cooking classes, catering and office events, women’s gatherings, cooking birthday parties, healthy lifestyle food coaching, and as a personal chef for private parties.


Aired September 18, 2015
Jay Jones 
Publicity & Media Strategy-Focusing on Entertainment & Intellectual PR

Jay Jones is the founder of JJ Always ON PR, a boutique intellectual and entertainment public relations firm, with a focus on broadcast television exposure.

Jay is a 28 year TV industry veteran who’s booked thousands of guests on local, regional, and national television.  An Emmy nominated, multimedia consultant, Jones has been named “Executive Producer of The Year” and is a Senior Executive News Producer Awards recipient.

Jones has worked with such celebrity talk show hosts as Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jessy Raphael, Montel Williams, Tyra Banks, Russell Simmons, Steve Harvey, and Dr. Phil.

His extended list of network contacts includes: CNN, Bloomberg, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, Good Morning America, E!, FOX 5 San Diego, CBS, KUSI, KNBC, NBC 7 San Diego, KTLA, FOX 11, KABC, San Diego Magazine, as well as many other major media outlets.


Aired September 18, 2015
Sutton Porter
Standup Comic

Has worked as a producer for a “Big 3” network and One America News Network for The Rick Amato Show. Standup comic and Delegate at CA GOP. Regular guest on The Rick Amato radio and television show, Dr. Drew, HuffPost Live, Mike Huckabee radio show, KUSI news, opening act for Evan Sayet’s Night of Conservative Comedy, The Roger Hedgecock Show and radio appearances. Formerly was long time radio producer as well as regular political satirist to Rick Amato on 1170KCBQ. Contributing writer, to Washington Times Communities,, Politichicks and Jason Mattera’s Daily Surge.


Aired September 4, 2015
Walter Clark 
Development/ Business and Sales Coach

Walker Clark is an international sought-after success coach specializing in serving the top tier of high-performing individuals, couples and teams. His clients include entrepreneurs, professional athletes, physicians, attorneys, rock musicians, pop-stars and psychologists, as well as, award-winning actors and actresses on Broadway, on television shows and in major feature films. He recently, coached a husband and wife real estate team to achieve their goal of selling over 260 homes in one year! He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and in the best selling Book: WAIT: The Art & Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy, which was ranked as on of the top10 business books of 2012 and received rave reviews. Walker is a graduate of Duke University and draws from his experience at Prudential Financial in their Accelerated Development Program, a sales coach, Division 1 pole vaulter, professional actor and musician. He has worked on television shows such as “ER,” “Veronica Mars,” “Guilty or Innocent” and “Justice.” At a young age he learned to play drums, guitar, piano and alto saxophone and enjoys competitive table tennis. Walker’s mission is to help individuals, couples and teams bypass their habitual reactivity in order to access their natural and creative flow. Upon cultivating the ease necessary to accomplish their primary endeavor, they will live deeper, more meaningful lives.


Aired August 21, 2015
Linda Kennedy
Fitness Expert and Weight Loss Coach

Linda Kennedy, CSCS, SNC, FMS has been in the fitness industry for 22 years as a fitness expert, winning fitness competitor, public speaker and published author.  In her new book, LEANPower!® – Change Your Body, Transform Your Life, she empowers the reader to finally achieve their ideal weight with step-by-step actions for lasting lifestyle change, including motivational coaching tips, meal plans and fun fat-burning workouts which will ultimately help them feel great and lead a life they truly love.

Linda has appeared on Fox 6 News and been featured in local newspapers for her LEANPower!® Exercise and Nutrition System, which has helped countless clients lose over 1000 pounds, 350 inches and still going.  Her clients have made measurable and lasting changes in their weight, fitness level, lifestyle and health, ceased using cholesterol and blood pressure medications, detected breast cancer and other diseases, and re-established hormonal balance due to her methods.

You can find her at: 


Aired August 7, 2015
Laura McGee 
Divorce Mediator & Divorce Coach

As a divorce coach Laura’s clients benefit from her unique blend of emotional support and legal expertise as she helps them communicate through conflict and think through their exit strategy. Armed with the wisdom of hindsight and years of professional training, Laura has become the resource that she and so many others could not find. Whether you are in the contemplation and planning stages of your divorce, are ready to file for divorce and need help with the paperwork, or need the support of our mediation services to reach an uncontested divorce settlement, Leave Strong has a plan that is a match for your specific needs.


Aired August 7, 2015
Jeanne M. Mann, CPA
Certified Public Accountant – Withers, Mann & LaManna LLP

Jeanne M. Mann is a partner with the San Diego firm of Withers & Mann LLP where her focus is helping small business owners, manufacturers, construction firms and not­ for-profit organizations be successful. She is a Certified Public Accountant by the State of California. Through her dedication to the accounting profession and small business, Ms. Mann has been the recipient of numerous awards – the highlight being the San Diego County’s Region IX Small Business Administration’s 1998 Accountant Advocate of the Year, the California Society of CPAs 2001 Public Service Award, the 2001 San Diego Metropolitan’s Forty Under 40 Award, and most recently she was a finalist in the 2003 San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business awards program.


Aired July 17, 2015
Dotti Berry 
CEO, Training2Transform Global Enterprises

Dotti Berry is a 30+ year visionary SocialPreneur and a recipient of both the ASI (Advertising Specialty institute) Small Business of the Year in the United States and the Lexington, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. I’m an International Business Consultant, Coach, Trainer & Speaker. Dotti is committed to connecting, engaging, empowering, innovating, collaborating, optimizing & leveraging your unique collective talents to create synergistic partnerships global. As on Online Marketing Thought Leader, Digital Marketing Consultant and JV Broker. she loves connecting people.


Aired July 10, 2015
JaDell Schadewitz
Senior Loan Officer

Discussing changes in the lending environment, what you can buy after a short sale and how soon can you buy after a short sale with loan expert JaDell Schadewitz.


Aired July 10, 2015
Adrienne Friedland Blumberg 
Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist

And featuring Adrienne Blumberg discussing what therapy means, the definition, common scenario with children that she counsels, children from divorced marriages and what they face, dealing with the information age, and depression.


Aired July 3, 2015
Judith Habert
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of San Diego Woman Magazine

Judith is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of San Diego Woman Magazine, the premier woman’s magazine in San Diego. She is also the author of two books and is currently working on her third.


Aired June 26, 2015
Katie Wilsey 
Founder and race director of the Carmel Valley 5K

Katie Wilsey is the founder and race director of the Carmel Valley 5K and owner of Wind at your Back, LLC, a company that puts on races aimed at giving runners…


Aired June 26, 2015
Lauren Essex
ToMarket Consulting

Lauren brings 25 years of experience creating consumer brands and marketing strategies for early stage and Fortune 500 companies in the wireless…


Aired June 19, 2015
Adrienne Friedland Blumberg 
Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist

Starting therapy is challenging. I truly believe that the only obstacle to overcoming challenges in life is a commitment to yourself to reach your goals, no matter how difficult or distant they might be.


Aired June 19, 2015
Laurie Itkin
The Options Lady – Financial Expert

I wrote Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment, an Amazon best seller in three categories, to demystify stocks, funds, and options, and inspire women of all ages to become successful investors.