About Extraordinary Ordinary People
In intimate conversations, Andy Kushner shows you the extraordinary in the ordinary and the ordinary struggles that even the extraordinary experience.
Extraordinary Ordinary People gets to the heart of the matter with fascinating people that we rarely get a chance to talk with.
About Andy Kushner
From the age of 18, Andy was drawn to charismatic and thought-provoking mentors including activist, author and educator Dr. James Haskins, award-winning writer, humanitarian, speaker, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, and celebrity vocal coach Isaiah Lurry.
Andy credits intensive psychotherapy and a lifelong search for meaning and connection with his ability to survive, and better yet “thrive,” after experiencing a major childhood trauma at the age of 13 when his 11 year old younger brother was murdered in Tampa, Florida.
Andy ended a successful 16-year career as a sales rep for IBM and account manager for Lexmark being awarded the “National Account Manager of the Year” award. He then went full-time into his already existing company, Andy Kushner Entertainment Design, in which he custom-crafts over-the-top experiences for weddings, corporate events and gala fundraisers worldwide, utilizing the powerful and emotional impact of music featuring celebrity acts and his own company formed and managed bands SoundConnection, Rhythm6, Marquise, SoundNation and PopCulture Strings. In time, Andy was able to develop a highly-skilled and passionate team of young professionals who continue to take the company to new heights.
Andy grew up entranced by great communicators with a message including Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Elie Wiesel. On the music side, enormous influencers include Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Miles Davis among many others.
Drawing upon his own joy for listening to a myriad of podcast shows and other interviews and conversations, he launched two podcast shows; Extraordinary Ordinary People, in which he uncovers the extraordinary in ordinary people with deep, meaningful and engaging conversation, and The Wedding Biz featuring in-depth interviews with event industry celebrities. Typical reviews include these quotes, “riveting!” “I laughed, cried and was moved to take action in my own life,” and “Andy’s interviews and conversations are a constant source of inspiration!”
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