Today Marisa Molina joins us to talk about intuition and how our relationship with food can assist or drag the rest of our life and creativity down. Intuition is such a huge factor in being brave. Marisa Molina helps people to transform their relationship with food, their bodies, and themselves so they can eat, love and live freely. She teaches people how to use mindfulness and awareness to move past mental blocks that keep them from reaching their goals and to face challenges with ease.
Emilie Wapnick is a writer, career coach, blogger, and community leader. She is the founder and creative director at Puttylike.com, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. In today's episode, Emilie and I also talk about some of the imposter syndrome she's encountered during the book publishing process and everything that follows, she's got some really solid advice to offer us today and also in her new book. Get excited! Here's Emilie Wapnick!
After overcoming drug addiction, a diagnosis of PTSD after the war in Iraq, and a battle with alcohol, Akshay Nanavati has since explored the most hostile environments on the planet. I wanted Akshay to join us because we haven't featured a perspective of PTSD yet and I appreciated Akshay's particular experience and journey. Also, the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword to his book and I really wanted to know how that came about!
Today we have the privilege of hearing about Holli Margell's experience as a photographer and specifically as a daughter of someone who died from breast cancer. She has such a kind a generous spirit which I know comes through in her parenting, and life as a mompreneur and owner of Native Light Photography which is based out of the Seattle area. So let's jump into it. Take a deep breath 'cause this one's worth listening up for. Without further ado, I give you Holli Margell.
I'm pleased to introduce you to Laura Coe, who's a life coach and an author of the book "Emotional Obesity". She's also host of the podcast "Art of Authenticity." Not only do I love spreading love for other podcasts out there who are killing it these days, but Laura because of her experiences, she has some really poignant perspectives on the subject of authentically putting yourself out there.
Let's dig deep into the subject of Philanthropy today. We've got Jared Angaza with us who is a strategist and philanthropist. Jared lived and worked full time in East Africa for over a decade before moving to Costa Rica for the past year and a half. Now he and his family are living in his hometown of Nashville, TN as they prepare to launch a few of their latest philanthropic ventures. I'm really grateful that I get to share conversations like this with you, especially today. Our world needs more of this kind of bravery and I'm so pleased Jared joined us to talk about it all.
Today's guest is Nicole Holland who I know through the podcast scene. We talk a little bit about that today but mainly we're talking about why it is so gosh darned important to set up a velvet rope around your customer experience and why you need to put your own oxygen mask on first before putting yourself out there and crashing and burning. Hard. This conversation applies to artists and business owners alike, so even if the business-y talk is a bit strange. I'm urging you to stick this one out, because it applies to you, even if your don't own a business.
Today we are joined by fellow artist and writer, Jeff Goins. He just came out with the book "Real Artists Don't Starve" and I loved it so much, I wanted him on the show to chat about all of it. We chat about which parts of his new book didn't make the cut. We chat a little about the financial mindset required to become a thriving artist. Even if you don't classify yourself as an artist, this is gonna be a good episode for you to listen to because Jeff has some really valuable nuggets of wisdom to offer ALL of us today.
Today we have the joy of speaking with Sarah Jane, an artist who knows a lot about holding space for people to be tender and brave. I know this to be true because of my own experience with her. Sarah Jane is currently on staff at the arts organization where I had a 6-week artist residency just after I had been diagnosed with my essential tremor. Today Sarah Jane and I talk about all that. I'm so proud of her and her work and I'm really honored to introduce you to her today.
Today we get to talk with Joshua Spodek. I was super excited to jump into this conversation because Joshua is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of the book "Leadership Step by Step."
Today's guest Nina Ferreyra works with women entrepreneurs who want to get clear on their branding and business goals. I wanted to have Nina on the show today because she and her husband are doing something really brave. They're going to be living part-time in another country! Spain, to be exact. We talk about how important it is to have a balance between mind, body, and spirit - especially during these seasons of bravery.
Today's guest is Troy Anderson, who's the Founder and International Director of Speak Up and splits time between Bangladesh, Thailand and the USA. I'm so excited for you to hear all he has to say about bravery, and how brave the people he gets to work with are, and how much bravery education requires.
Kamila Gornia joins us today from San Diego! She's a digital marketing strategist for business owners who want to learn how to market themselves online. What I loved about this really honest conversation with Kamila, is that even though we were chatting about online dating, the topic of business was never far off. Because just like dating, running a business and being creative involves putting yourself out there in a big way.
Nathan Vass is with us today! He is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and he's balances all that with his love for another profession: Public Transit. Nathan is a bus driver for the City of Seattle! We talk about comfort zones and how to put yourself out there as an artist. Please join me in welcoming the beloved Nathan Vass.
Christine Eilvig is with us today all the way from Denmark! She's a spiritual mentor with some radiant wisdom. This episode will be particularly good for you if you've got some part of you or some piece of work that you haven't yet revealed to the world and know that that day will eventually come. I really love Christine's soft and nurturing approach to doing brave things. I think you will too!
There is so much in today's conversation with author Ian Cron that I was kinda giddy to talk about. As Ian later goes into, The Enneagram is not the end-all, be-all for being brave or even knowing yourself. It is one facet. However, it is a fascinating facet - kind of like this conversation with author Ian Cron.
Today we have a global advocate for adoption with us. If you've ever felt somehow that you don't quite belong or don't quite have a voice in a situation, then this is the episode for you. I took the opportunity to ask her a few questions about our political environment today regarding borders and the media. Michelle has a super insightful perspective which I know you will enjoy immensely.
Today we get to talk with John Ruhlin of The Ruhlin Group. His company is trusted by all these top leaders of fast-growing companies (Chicago Cubs, San Antonio Spurs, Morgan Stanley, DR Horton, and more) to develop relationships and gifting strategies. Whether it's a hand-written note, or a small thoughtful token of gratitude or even a super fancy expensive gift, being generous with your gratitude always works. Always.
The story and the importance of advocating for the victims and survivors of trauma is near and dear to my heart. Anyone who has gone through what she has gracefully overcome is someone I want to talk with and in turn, someone whose bravery I want to share with you all.
Today we get to chat with Calvin Correli. He's the instigator of a software company called Simplero, which is a super rad tool for people who want to do what they do online in a streamlined way. Although it's a really great tool, today Calvin and I begin our conversation on the subject of "What is Spiritual Entrepreneurship?"
I am really excited about our guest today, because he's a good friend and fellow musical troubadour. Bradford Loomis is a powerhouse of vocal chords and an impressively well-spoken songwriter based out of the Pacific Northwest, which is how I first got to know him. I hope you get as much out of knowing him as I have.
This is going to be a fun day on the show. We've got the Australian fireball that is Amber Hawken with us today. You're gonna love this. She is the perfect person to talk about "How to be Unfuckwithable" because she's just released a book of a similar title: "the Unfuckwithable Life"
Becky Mollenkamp is with us today with a really powerful story and set of tools for us. Becky runs a business doing content creation for other small businesses and today she shares with us what it was like to lose a younger sibling to bi-polar disorder and a subsequent heroin overdose. Understandably, this life event ravaged her life and her business. But as you'll learn later on in her story, that experience prepared her for the other inevitable moments of bravery, like going through a miscarriage.
Michelle Lewis of Visibility Vixen joins us today to talk all about visibility, fear, and what to do when our world feels painfully small. She's got a pretty great story which overlaps similarities in my own story in some really wonderful ways. Michelle is such a joy to spend time with, I know you'll love this conversation.
Jonas Koffler is a kindhearted, badass, author whose life is the perfect definition of what it means to be a creative entrepreneur, in a non douchey kind of way. You are really really going to enjoy today's conversation.
Every portrait I've seen done by Danielle is full of so much message. I don't know how she does it, but somehow she uses her camera lens to drop the veil. It's no surprise that her workshops have a similar affect on the women who partake in them.
Bridgette Mayer is here on the podcast today. If you're not in the visual art scene then she might not be on your radar. In today's episode she and I talk about the role fear has played in her success. We talk about the importance of our decisions and attitude. She tells us a little about why her industry frustrated her and how she has strived to create a new version of it for herself and the artists she represents.
Marie Schaeller is an author from eastern Pennsylvania hoping to raise awareness of child sexual abuse in our communities and what we can do about it. Her first book is titled "Breaking the Chains of Silence" and is just one facet of these efforts to advocate for victims of this tragedy which unfortunately occurs in every community. In her own community, Marie has assisted in attempts to get the Pennsylvania House Bill 1947 passed. This bill would stop allowing predators to get a "time out" of justice, which as Marie explains later, would greatly benefit child victims later in life.
Today we get to talk with Thomas O'Grady. We start out today's conversation with a short story of the moment our guest broke Russian/Chinese Code. Thomas is a scholar and a supremely excellent mathematician. Now, before you roll your eyes and tell me how much you hate to do math and don't understand it, let me just tell you that Dr. O'Grady, explains it all so beautifully and in a way that anchors the math in so much meaning.
Today my super rad friend Erin Pearson is here to talk about why we don't do what we want to do. Erin Pearson is a fellow singer-songwriter, a fellow music teacher, and also a fellow writer. Not only that but she's a visual artist and jewelry artist. She is the definition of creative entrepreneur. and I am so proud to introduce you to her, her work, and this conversation.