Season 1

Ep 194: (Behind the Mic) Do you have the guts to ask?

Aug. 11, 2022

Becoming more curious is the #1 skill we can develop but asking more and better questions isn’t always easy. Answers can be tough to hear and feedback, while helpful, is often hard. I’ve been asking my friends one of those t…

Ep 193: (Behind the Mic) Escaping My Own Self-Made Prison

July 28, 2022

When our tears break through, we often do as well. We all experience tough moments in life. The past few weeks of mine have been filled with difficult endings, new beginnings, and powerful realizations, but also of light and…

Ep 192: Become the inspired architect of your life with Author and Business Strategist Chad Nedland (Part 2)

July 21, 2022

In any situation in life, you can choose to be a victim or a victor. In every situation we get to choose our role. Topics for Pt. 2 of my conversation with Business Strategist, Coach, and Author Chad Nedland include: Chad’s …

Ep. 191: Become the inspired architect of your life with Author and Business Strategist Chad Nedland

July 14, 2022

Everything you do must be in alignment with your identity. It’s a simple statement with powerful ramifications. Do you know who you are? Do you know who you need to be? Chad Nedland, Business strategist and coach and author …

Ep190: Building Brand You with International Visibility and Leadership Coach Kym Hamer.

July 7, 2022

The biggest barriers to our success are the stories we believe about ourselves. Many fail or never even try because they can’t see what is possible. Not Kym Hamer. After being bedridden for 4 years as a kid, committing as a …

Ep 189: From Foster Home to Founder with Courtland Tyler, Founder of Unfocused Entertainment and Production Studios

June 30, 2022

Courtland Tyler, Founder of UEP Studios, grew up rough. Hard enough that I’m sure many others gave him little chance of success. They were wildly wrong. Despite not meeting his father until his late 20s and spending 10+ year…

Ep 188: Embracing life as a walking Venn Diagram with Sandra Bargman, Creator of The Edge of Everyday.

June 23, 2022

Sandra Bargman is a walking Venn Diagram and the Creator of the Edge of Everyday. She explains that her true ‘know thyself’ core lies at the center of her worlds as an actor and singer, interfaith minister, and presentation …

Ep 187 (Podcast Takeover) Personal Joy, Practical Leadership, and How to take over the world

June 16, 2022

I LOVE my guests and the relationships we build. This must be why I had the crazy idea to allow any of them who were eager for it to take over the show and ask me anything they like with nothing off limits. Episode 96 guest …

Ep 186: (Behind the Mic) Reflections on 25 Years of (Failed?) Marriage

May 19, 2022

Doing right is infinitely more important than being right. If I’d learned this a bit sooner, maybe things would be different. My ego wasn’t the only reason our 25-year marriage ended, but it certainly contributed. This week …

Ep 185: (Behind the Mic) Abundance vs. Lack: Are you available for the upside?

May 12, 2022

We’re surrounded by an abundance of time, money, and opportunity. Do you believe that? I didn’t for many years, but challenging my understanding in this area has changed my life in unimaginable ways. I grew up with a framewo…

Ep 177: Embrace who you are in your totality with Female Empowerment Coach and Shamanic Practitioner Claire Atyeo

March 17, 2022

Healing begins when we get out of our head, go into our heart, and learn to just be. Before becoming a female empowerment coach and shamanic practitioner, Claire Atyeo experienced many of the challenges faced by those she no…

Ep 161: Radiate Your Soul into the World with Cassie Clayton, Creator of Stargazers Unite

Oct. 21, 2021

Build something so unique to you that it radiates your soul into the world. I feel this so much. With the masses relentlessly focused upon copying and pasting their lives, it’s even more important for those of us who seek tr…

Ep 160: (Behind the Mic) Picking Up the Pieces

Oct. 14, 2021

The beauty of the finished picture is what inspires us to pick up the pieces when they fall. At some point, all of us will need to pick up pieces of our lives and future, decide to do something with them, and take action. Th…

Ep 159: (Behind the Mic) Why New Entrepreneurs Fail (and What To Do About It)

Oct. 7, 2021

Why do so many new entrepreneurs fail? Typically 1 of 4 common issues: They don’t treat their venture as a business including a strategic approach and plan for profit; they’re so captivated by a vision of the future that the…

Ep 158: (Behind the Mic) Calm. Clarity. Focus. Momentum.

Sept. 30, 2021

As entrepreneurs (and people), there are two things we crave. The ability to feel truly calm and the clarity to understand our next steps. When we’re in control of how we feel and we understand where to go next, there is spa…

Ep 157: (Behind the Mic) I Choose to Live. Will You Join Me?

Sept. 23, 2021

I’ve chosen to be alive many times. Today I choose to truly live. Will you join me? This question can hit in many ways depending upon your situation. That said, this episode isn’t about what keeps us alive, but rather what m…

Ep 156: Dream a New Dream and Reinvent Yourself with Christine Nielsen, CEO of Contrast Consulting

Sept. 16, 2021

What are you willing to open yourself up to? What are you willing to change? Christine Nielsen is a stunningly positive example who proves these key questions can empower you to dream a new dream and reinvent yourself. She’s…

Ep 155: Put Your Fear in Your Pocket and Go Forward! with Simona Spark, Creator of Spark Transformation Academy

Sept. 9, 2021

We live in a world filled with inaccurate, damaging labels. Simona Spark, Creator of Spark Transformation Academy, wants very much to change this paradigm. After growing up in Communist Romania with much work and little food…

Ep 154: (Behind the Mic) 5 Questions You Should be Asking Yourself Right Now

Sept. 2, 2021

Change isn’t constant, but it is relentless. It comes in waves that can be gentle and refreshing or tsunami-like with devastating force. Only when we recognize change isn’t the enemy, but rather the path forward, do we start…

Ep 153:Live a Healthy, Wealthy, and Fulfilled Life with MinkLife Motivation Founder, Monica Marie Henderson

Aug. 26, 2021

As a child of divorce, a survivor of long-term abuse, and formerly homeless mother, Monica Marie Henderson, Founder of Minklife Motivation LLC, has lived through the pain. But that was before she chose not to be a statistic,…

Ep 152: Your Message is More Important Than Your Fear with Entrepreneur, Strategist, and Television Host Jen Gaudet

Aug. 19, 2021

Difficult situations happen for us to help us be who and where we need to be. Multi-preneur, strategist, and TV Show Host Jen Gaudet has a laser focus, a heart of gold and a past that includes surviving domestic violence, li…

Ep 151:Asking ‘Why not?’ and ‘Who says?’ with Chief Crapologist and GOYA Life Founder Bruce Hultgren

Aug. 12, 2021

Many would have been satisfied with an 8-year professional basketball career followed by significant success in the world of sales, but not serial entrepreneur and Chief Crapologist Bruce Hultgren. Whether by sharing a Pocke…

Ep 150: (Behind the Mic) Don’t Allow Your Chronic Condition to Become Your Fatal Flaw

Aug. 5, 2021

What is your chronic condition? We may wish we didn’t, but we all have them. For some, it’s medical like arthritis, diabetes, or heart issues. For others, it’s lateness, attitude, or lack of growth. Whatever you choose not t…

Ep 149: (Behind the Mic) Mental and Emotional Health Matter: Celebrating the Example of Simone Biles

July 29, 2021

Simone Biles showed incredible courage and self-preservation by stepping back on the biggest stage. Mental and emotional health matters and these struggles are the largest pandemic we face. There are reasons it is hard to wo…

Ep 148: (Behind the Mic) Develop your #1 Skill: Ask More @#$$% Questions!

July 22, 2021

What’s the #1 skill you should seek to improve? Asking more and better questions. That’s right. Being more curious will build more relationships, open more doors, and take you further than you can imagine. It is such a frequ…

Ep 147: The Power of Collaboration over Competition with Side Biscuit Chef/Owner Jordan Balduf

July 15, 2021

It’s hard to believe what feels impossible is actually attainable, but once you see it in small increments, it becomes real. That’s the story of Chef Jordan Balduf, Chef and Owner of Side Biscuit. Jordan is one of the hardes…

Ep 146: (Behind the Mic) I’m Not a Fluffy Bunny! Real Talk About 10 Struggles All Entrepreneurs Face.

July 8, 2021

“Don’t be a fluffy bunny, Dan!” This sentence, shared recently by one of my clients really got me going. She knows my strength in helping people is sharing accurate and direct thoughts they need to hear. I’ve still been doin…

Ep 145: (Behind the Mic) What I’ve Learned: Reflections on 18 years as a Parent

July 1, 2021

I love my son more than I thought possible. This week of his 18th Birthday has been filled with memories, excitement, and reflection and has made me realize I’ve learned far more from him than I could ever have predicted. Fr…

Ep 144: (Foundations) Implement Your Personal Growth Accelerator

June 24, 2021

The best feedback flows from a generous heart and is never diminishing or demeaning. Sadly, this isn’t the experience of most, which is why so many hate even the idea of asking for feedback. Of course, we’re more than glad t…

Ep 143: (Behind the Mic) Taking Back Your Life (When it gets away from you)

June 17, 2021

It’s hard to accurately view any picture when we’re in the frame. At some point, we all realize our life has gotten away from us. During a moment of personal reflection last week, I didn’t like what I saw and knew I needed t…

Ep 142: Learning to Speak with Your Authentic Voice with TEDx Speaker and Best-Selling Author Rosalyn Kahn

June 10, 2021

Public speaking remains one of society’s greatest fears. Today’s guest has helped 1000s overcome this fear and share their messages with the world. Rosalyn Kahn is a Professor of Public Speaking, TEDx Speaker and Coach, and …

Ep 141: (Behind the Mic) Embrace the Discomfort of Failure to Inspire Your True Success

June 3, 2021

Failure isn’t a flaw and it’s certainly not evil. It’s the path to knowledge, preparation, and refinement. How we process failure is the key to persevering toward success rather than simply wallowing while we wish for a life…

Ep 140: Beyond Alcoholism: Discovering ‘Yo Authentic Self’ with Speaker and Authenticity Coach Yo Elam

May 27, 2021

Alcoholism is a real and powerful disease. During her incredible journey, Speaker and Authenticity Coach Yo Elam has overcome many challenges from alcoholism to suicidal thoughts, adultery, and more. After decades of struggl…

Ep 139: (Behind the Mic) Lessons From My Heart (Attack) Pt. 2

May 20, 2021

4 hospital visits, 3 heart procedures, 2 heart attacks, and 1 cancer scare in only 9 months. It feels like a lot because it IS a lot. Episode 94 shared the beginning of this story (though I certainly had no idea what was to …

Ep 138: Fear Ceases to Exist the Moment You Face It with Adventure Coach Berta Medina

May 13, 2021

Facing our fears frees our mind for growth. Adventure Coach Berta Medina encourages her clients to exit their comfort zone and finds they progress exponentially faster afterward. With an incredible family, Berta overcame sev…

Ep 137: Breaking the Silence to stop the generational cycle of abuse with Founder of We Rescue Kids, Perry Power

May 6, 2021

Sexual abuse in families is real and it’s far more common than any of us would care to consider. Perry Power is an actor, entrepreneur, and author who finally began to heal after he broke his silence. Today, through his work…

Ep 136: (Behind the Mic) Crazy Sales Stories Vol. 1: Lessons for Life

April 29, 2021

Life is full of two things: craziness and lessons. Today, I share stories from my time in straight commission direct sales and the lessons I (eventually) learned from them. These experiences feel in some ways like a differen…

Ep 135: (Behind the Mic) 7 Challenging Truths for Entrepreneurs (and everyone else)

April 22, 2021

If at least some people don’t hate you, you’re probably not speaking your powerful truth. Of the 7 similarly challenging statements covered in our conversation, this may be the most controversial, which I suppose is appropri…

Ep 134: (Behind the Mic) Building a profitable heart-centered business to $1 Million in 1 Year

April 15, 2021

I see so much need for hope and for skills that allow dreams to be achieved. We need different views about money vs. service, the importance of story, the power of authenticity, and more. My team’s goal is to provide tools t…

Ep 133: From Homeless Drug Addict to The Comeback Coach with Vertical Momentum Host Richard Kaufman

April 8, 2021

“Today, I decide.” These 3 words, according to Richard Kaufman, The Comeback Coach, are the most important in the English language. After being abandoned by his father, left with a drug-addicted mother, and becoming an alcoh…

Ep 132: Navigate from your headspace into your heart space with Activation Expert Tony Lucero

April 1, 2021

Recognizing we’ve been put on this planet for something beautiful allows us to get out of our head, escape limiting beliefs, and move from our current life to our desired life. Activation Expert and Creator of ‘Your Perfect …

Ep 131: You Can Overcome Anything! with Author and Real Estate Investor Cesar Espino

March 25, 2021

Cesar Espino, Author, Real Estate Investor, and Creator of “You Can Overcome Anything!”, is a master of finding positive in any challenge. Born in Mexico City to a poor family, never meeting his father, working from age 4, a…

Ep 130: Living authentically as The Naked You with Conscious Sales Coach Nina Concepcion

March 18, 2021

Our authentic story is the most powerful thing we have. Conscious Sales Coach Nina Concepcion is proof positive as she shares how she’s overcome a history of abuse and challenge to create growing success through her company,…

Ep 129: Pioneering the FreeMind Self Therapy Movement with Mental Health Revolutionary Tom Fortes Mayer

March 11, 2021

Can you engineer an epiphany? Can we understand the mechanics and magic of them? Tom Fortes Mayer, Mental Health Revolutionary and Creator of FreeMind Self-Therapy says ‘yes!’ We explore what happens when you live life fully…

Ep 128: Master the Inner Game of Mindset with High-Performance Business Coach Dan LeFave

March 4, 2021

The most critical aspect to gain control of is the inner game of mindset. This is how we open up the opportunity to create a life that’s enjoyable and fun; one that’s worth living instead of simply dying for. 7 Figure High-P…

Ep 127: Stop waiting for perfect! Take the leap with Travel Blogger and Author Jen 'Jen on a Jet Plane' Ruiz

Feb. 25, 2021

It’s okay to figure things out as you go. Once you take action toward something, it will reveal itself to you. Stop waiting and convincing yourself of reasons not to do something and be willing to take the leap! As a lawyer …

Ep 126: Escaping Self-rejection and Abandonment with Inner Bonding® Co-Creator Dr. Margaret Paul

Feb. 18, 2021

When we learn to love ourselves, everything changes. To stop rejecting and abandoning ourselves is a deep, frequently unmet need. Dr. Margaret Paul, Co-Creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, is forging …

Ep 125: There's no substitute for real empathy and authenticity with Copywriter and Marketing Strategist Daniel Lamb

Feb. 11, 2021

There’s no substitute for real empathy and authenticity. Copywriter, Marketing Strategist, and Holland Creative CEO Daniel Lamb proves this every day as he works with coaches and course creators, building marketing engines t…

Ep 124: Progress is achieved through flexibility of the mind with Personal Wealth Mentor Paul Counsel

Feb. 4, 2021

Being born as the son of deaf, mute parents, joining the military, and earning a Ph.D. in Pottery before changing his life from flat broke at 40 to self-made multi-millionaire business magnate is an incredible story, but pro…

Ep 123: Those who need you will hear you with The Communication Queen, Carmel Murphy

Jan. 28, 2021

Marketing is about sending the right message to the right person at the right time and if you can’t market yourself, you don’t have a business. From Ireland to the US and now Australia, Carmel Murphy, ‘The Communication Quee…