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The Truths We Hide

The Truths We Hide

By Annette Whittenberger
Welcome to the all new podcast “The Truths We Hide” created by A Wild Ride Called Life. We share people's stories of triumph and how they how are overcoming them. Tune in every Thursday right here or over at for the latest updates.
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Season 3 Episode 142
Born into poverty to a drug-addicted mother, Rebecca Contreras had been a “lost girl” for almost two decades when, at age 19, she found herself to be a drop out, welfare-dependent teenage mother. As a high school dropout with substance-abuse and emotional trauma tendencies, she was well on her way to perpetuating the generational cycle of destruction and becoming a statistic lost to the system and her upbringing.   Her new book, Lost Girl: From the Hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur (Boss Media, released Oct 2021), recounts this journey from getting off welfare to advising a sitting U.S. president to eventually founding a thriving 100+ person company, her journey demonstrates that harsh beginnings or past mistakes do not need to define us; rather, we each have the power to forge our own pathways, especially when we have self-determination and the ability to recognize and accept helping hands along the way. When not sharing her empowering message or leading her consulting business, Rebecca loves to meet new people, making homemade salsa and her famous enchiladas, and staying connected to her community at her home church Shoreline Austin. She recently launched Lost Girl from Shoreline Austin, delivering a power-packed morning to over 5,000 in attendance and thousands more viewing online. To see this event click on Events | Rebecca Contreras to view other media coverage or learn more about Rebecca
June 30, 2022
S3 Ep 141 with Erin Michelle and special guest Trenton Hooker
Not only will we be digger deeper Into Domestic Violence with Erin Michelle, we will also have a special guest from our local news station here In Central Texas 25 News KXXV, Trent Hooker.  Trenton Hooker Executive Producer, 25 News KXXV Trenton is an executive producer at 25 News and helps lead a team of diverse multiskilled journalists in Central Texas and the Brazos Valley. 25 News recently produced an entire half-hour program focusing on abuse called, "Domestic Violence: A Crisis in Central Texas." Come join us on 14 April at 3pm CST for real stories and an opportunity for live questions and answers. Link to his news story -
April 14, 2022
S3 Ep 140 with Brian Big Country Conwell
BRIAN BIGCOUNTRY CONWELL is a retired Army SGT who llost his left leg on Ft. Riley KS, on January 7th 2014. His right leg contains 30 screws 4 plates and a 10 in rod. SGT BIGCOUNTRY is a Pro Athlete that competes all over the USA and other Countries! He has founded the first ever Tattoo therapy program, Branded Warriors Inc, The Dangerous Grounds Network, where he has vets own their own radio show. Now he runs He is also a Motivational speaker and helps with suicide prevention and talk downs. You can follow him at the following links.
April 07, 2022
S3 Ep139 with Frank Manteau
Frank upon graduating Union Local High School just six day later he entered Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, SC and is now a Veterans of the United States Marine Corps. He obtained the rank of Sergeant while on active duty and was honorably discharged after 7 1/2 years. After the Marines Frank returned to his home state of Ohio where he held multiple titles at a few of the major automotive retail and commercial companies he was even an armed security guard and a Private Investigator. He was also a volunteer firefighter serving his local community. Frank is a self taught Web designer by learning HTML where he started his own web design company in Ohio because he wanted to be his own boss and because of a computer class in high school it peaked his interest as the world was evolving. Growing up in the backwoods of Ohio he learned what hard work and dedication meant while working on the farms. It was on the farms that his love of making things started. It continued in scouting with the Boy Scouts of American, and why he took woodshop class in high school. So being disciplined and attention to detail isn’t new to him. It was when he decided to move out of Ohio in 2013 as a single father of 2 kids and move to California. After learning that all companies wanted a certification for a web designer to get a job and the industry was changing to not using only HTML but a new CSS code. He didn't want to go to college in his mid 30's. So he went back into the automotive industry where he became a Store Manager in 2 1/2 years after being with the company. When his kids' school needed parent volunteers for the programs his kids attend, he stepped up. His kids came first. It was there that he learned that the music department needed props built for half time shows and competitions. While he was helping make props, his join of woodworking came back to life. In 2017 he left corporate America he started Kamikaze Wood Werks as the Owner and Craftsman. When Frank was working on a project for the High School Color Guard team is when he finally figured out the recent joke of calling Marines crayon eaters just maybe true. He just learned about that nickname because of social media. Now when he was in the Marine he nor any other marine was called a crayon eater. There were called Devil Dogs, Jarheads, Grunts, Leathernecks, and bullet sponges. So when he was using crayons to finish the details by coloring it with crayons, he changed colors and put one in his mouth and started gnawing on it.  That is when it hit him is there truly an edible crayon out on the market. He learned it had to be made out of chocolate. He knew nothing about making things from chocolates, just that it tasted good. In Oct 2017 he reached out to a former team member Cassandra, he remembered she went to school to be a pasty chief and asked her if she knew how to make chocolate write? She said no but she would try to figure it out and she did. The journey started in September of 2017 and the birth of Crayons Ready-to-Eat LLC was born.  Frank is the CEO / Co-Founding Crayon Eater™ behind Crayons Ready-to-Eat™ LLC AKA "The CRE™ ".  He did it all with a PHD that didn’t exceed 13 years. Website- Facebook:
March 05, 2022
S3 EP 138 with Erin Michelle
Erin Michelle who been through hell and back yet still keeps smiling and has a heart of gold. Why has she decided to share her story even amidst off all her heartache? " I want to help women and men understand and process what they may be going through and encourage the healing journey by sharing my story. Provide that hope that their is a happy and healthy and to share resources." She shares her story of alcoholism, drug addiction and domestic violence. How did she come out of it ? How is she finding peace?  Listen here to find out more. 
March 03, 2022
Season 3 Episode 137
Jennifer Hobbs. is a combat veteran, wife of a combat veteran, and mother on a mission to follow my purpose to change the world, helping one person at a time. She shares her story of growing up in a single parent family home that came with challenges of its own to joining the military at 17 years old. Jennifer talks about being deployed, losing Soldiers and how her husband survived a roadside bomb. Writing a dual memoir, both her and her husband share experiences about military life all after a hard transition from a combat zone and learning how to live again. Find her book Calmed; Growth after Trauma here : And Find her at the following links : Email: Instagram : Website: Facebook: Contact Jennifer at
February 24, 2022
Season 3 Ep 136 with Keith McKeever
Keith McKeever was raised around the real estate industry. His parents sold log homes, were both Realtors, and held rental property as well as fix and flip homes. After losing his father to cancer at the age of sixteen Keith felt lost. It wasn't until enlisting in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces member that he honed his leadership skills and found his passion for volunteering that gave him a direction and passion in life of serving others. In 2013 he joined his mother in the real estate industry and immediately got involved in serving his local association. During the COVID Pandemic, while also pursuing his Bachelor's degree, Keith founded the Battle Buddy Podcast as a way to help others share their stories to give other veterans the inspiration and actionable steps to better their lives.
February 17, 2022
Season 3 Ep 135 with Avery Stenstrom
Avery Stenstrom is an 18-year-old high school senior who began her writing journey at the age of 14 one summer day while spending time with family on vacation in West Virginia. Avery's journey into writing came as she struggled to come to terms with her early childhood trauma and her struggles with her ADHD, Dyslexia, and anxiety. Heart of the Beast was created out of her pain, an escape from the chaos both internal and external. She vibrantly builds on her experience through sharing her struggles with each character representing the challenges between anger and joy, hatred and forgiveness, reluctance and determination. Avery graduates from The Lab School of Washington in 2022 and is planning to enter Hofstra University in the coming fall. As she begins this next phase of her life, one thing is for certain, Avery sees the power of expression through word and/or art as the foundation to whatever journey unfolds before her. Link to purchase her book "Heart of the Beast"
February 10, 2022
Season 3 Ep 134 with Shanique Dupree
Shaniqua Dupree is a Business Consultant and Income Strategist at Launching With Purpose, a mom of three, a United States Navy Veteran with 11 years of service. But most importantly she is a faithful believer in Jesus Christ. It’s because of her faith in Him that she decided to write her first book, I AM PROFITABLE. Her profound understanding of purpose and profit was the intent of its creation. When she began the journey of discovering who she was created to be and what she was created to do in the world, she realized that she was born to impact. And not only her, but everyone was created to impact. She began to understand that the biggest thing stopping people from being impactful and doing what they were created to do, was money, time, and the understanding of life’s purpose. In her book, she set out to help people realize that because of their experience alone, they are purposeful and they are profitable. To learn more about working with Shaniqua or how to invite her to speak at your next event, go to You can also follow her @LaunchingWithPurpose
February 10, 2022
Season 3 Ep 133 with Shawn Barksdale
Born into wedlock to Darlene Carden & Calvin Barksdale. Shawn was born April 19, 1976. Shawn was caught in a vicious cycle when his father was incarcerated while he was only 4yrs old. Although Shawn had gained a foundation of respect and a hard work ethic from his grandparents and great grandparents. The absence of his father led him down a dark path. Ultimately being incarcerated himself at the age of 24. While confined Shawn began to educate himself gaining his GED, college courses, and a host of trades. His heart gravitated towards Graphics Communication. Learning everything he could about the printing industry, at the same time he was becoming a parent at visiting room tables and through phone conversations. Today Shawn has been free for 5yrs and fathered two more children. He owns and operates his own printing company Press 4 Time Tees LLC. While still on a journey to find out what a real man is he poses the question what is your TEN MINUTES OF TRUTH.
February 09, 2022
Season 3 Ep 132 with Ericka Kelly
Ericka E. Kelly is professional speaker, executive coach and trainer. In this position, she is a global professional where her leadership skills are utilized to add value and to develop companies in their effectiveness and production goals. She helps thousands of leaders to become better communicators, to establish trust, and credibility with others. Her coaching skills and mentorship allow individuals to realize their own potential and to achieve greater goals for themselves and the companies/organizations they work for. E. Kelly was also the 17th Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Reserve Command and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve. Under her role as a Command Chief, E. Kelly represented the highest enlisted executive level of leadership in the military. She advised the Commander on all issues regarding the readiness, training, welfare, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 74,000 civilians/enlisted/officer active duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen serving at more than 60 military bases worldwide. She also provided direction to the Reserve Forces and represented their interests at all levels of government, other military branches and in joint strategic and operational war-fighting environments. In addition to her personal business and military service, E. Kelly has more than 27 years of government management and law enforcement experience. She served as a Criminal Investigator for the Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection in the Office of Professional Responsibility. In this position, this position, E. Kelly was responsible for building relationships with local, state, and other federal agencies in order to manage criminal and administrative investigations. Background Information: A native of Guatemala and resident of California, she was 12 years old when she arrived to the United States from extreme poverty to a new successful future. E. Kelly earned a Master of Business Administration, Military Studies, Trident University;a Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice |Foreign Languages (Spa and Fr), University of Nevada;an Associate of Applied Science, Allied Health Sciences, Air Force Community College. She also holds the following accreditations: Professional Manager Certification (PMC);International John Maxwell Certification (JMT);and Licensed Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator. Among many acknowledgments, E. Kelly has received national recognition from the United States Congress. Some distinguish factors included: Exceptional leadership skills;public;community service;speaking/mentorship/training abilities;language (Spanish) expertise;physical fitness;and for being an outstanding performer in stressful military/civilian situations. Ericka E. Kelly can be found on: Twitter, @E_K_Enterprises;LinkedIn/Ericka-Kelly-Enterprises; Kelly Enterprises;and
January 27, 2022
Season 3 Ep 131 with Dr. Rob Garcia
Rob Garcia's last interview saw him returning from a Middle East deployment, losing his mother to cancer and living with his sister in his hometown as he figured out his next steps. A nervous breakdown would follow, culminating in him quitting his job and committing to entrepreneurship full time.  A failed marriage proposal, a huge new advisory position, a business award.. welcome to Rob the Warrior Strategist's life in 2022. Contact Rob at
January 15, 2022
Season 3 Ep 130 with Haeli Whittenberger
In this Episode my daughter, Haeli and I dig deep into what life is like as a military child and having a parent who struggles with mental health. Haeli talks about what she saw and how that changed her way of life.  This is a never before talked about episode in which we see through the child's eyes.  Listen as we dig into: - life with with dual military parents - growing up watching your mother suffer from her mental health struggles - using that trauma as lessons learned  and so much more. 
January 05, 2022
Season 3 Episode 129 Theresa Carpenter
Theresa Carpenter is an active duty naval officer and storyteller with 25 years of service. She overcame decades of trauma and self sabotaging behavior through acts of service and is committed to paying that journey forward. Her podcast S.O.S. Stories of Service features people from all walks of life who show up in service to their respective communities. Follow the link below to find out more about Theresa and her work.
December 31, 2021
BONUS EPISODE ...The Wall Between Two Lives
Come listen to this very special episode about a very special project happening this month.  I do not normally try and talk about myself but this one was needed.  Do not forget to follow us at for updates on everything that we are working on.  You can support the book at
May 25, 2021
FOCUS part 2 with Steve Sims
In this episode, Steve Sims shares why he chose to focus on small businesses and new entrepreneurs. He also shares how he started his Speakeasy events. They are exclusive and no one is the same. Listen here for more.  You can find more on Steve Sims in the May podcast guide at
May 25, 2021
FOCUS (part 1) a 2 part Series with Steve Sims
In this episode, Steve Sims shares how he balances life, work, and business. How do you Focus on all those things? Listen here to find out how he does it and why.  You can find about Steve Sims in the May Podcast guide at
May 20, 2021
Episode 128 with Michael Hsu
"As an emotional trauma healer I help others heal anxiety, anger and depression from the ground up through healing the emotional traumas that take place in our homes such as intergenerational and childhood traumas. I have written two books about this and I have had my practice Heal From the Ground Up for 11 years. I am one of the highest-rated mental health professionals on Yelp in California." To learn more about Michael please refer to the May Podcast Guide at
May 18, 2021
Episode 127 with Tara Ruby
Her Story: I began my formal education at the National Louis University in Washington, DC, where I concentrated on graphic design, website design, and photography. After that, my enthusiasm for photography had grown and I believe that my passion for the art shows in the quality of my work. I currently offer both in-studio portrait photography and outside portrait photography. I continued my education with the New York Institute of Photography, focusing in Professional Photography. I have active memberships to Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Media Photographers, and the American Society of Picture Professionals. In 2011, I collaborated with Freedom Crossing on Fort Bliss and expanded my commercial event coverage. Since then, I have worked with TAPS, USO, Operation: Love ReUnited, Operation Homefront, Wounded Warrior Wives, Homes for our Troops and other similar businesses. I have photographed some amazing professional talent like Chris Daughtry, the Eli Young Band, Pat Green, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gym Class Heroes and many more. Find our more about Tara in the May Podcast guide at
May 12, 2021
Episode 126 with Kerri Jeter
Her Story: I come from a family of all sisters, the youngest of 3! I had a semi-rough childhood, poverty and drug-ridden but my sisters were my constant. we had some undiagnosed mental health issues at home and For a long time I lived a life of fear. First a staturatory rape marriage then a domestic violence marriage and for as long as I can recall - I have been an overcome, wanting more, never satisfied. well FFW and I join the army served 12 years, 8 of which as a single mom. Advanced from E3 to O3 in 6 years. and I did a lot of different jobs. i found Jesus in 2009 and since then have cleaned up my life a lot. I walk in faith, and I have tackeld my own demons of mental health and insecurities and struggles. I have been dealing with depression and ptsd a lot longer than I have found the hope in Jesus. as a part of the whole process and becoming a podcaster, I shared my testimony first time ever about mental health in sept 2019, one day before i started recording for the podcast. there was breakthrough in my heart but i still suffered, one day i FROZE on the edge of my carpet in the closet and for 45 minutes literally couldn't move. I knew i needed more help. pills didn't work, stress and fighting wasn't working etc. so i came across a therapy called TMS transcranial magnetic stimulation and i began that journey. I have never felt better and more clear minded let alone feel anger in a healthy way. I am not perfect, but this therapy changed my life. I suffer from PTS, severe depression, the frozen episode wasn't the first and it is call psychosis paralysis. For more on Kerri please go to the May podcast guide at
May 11, 2021
Episode 124 with Randi Gleason
A small town girl born and raised in Louisiana, Randi who learned the true value of working hard and building a business. Working through the stigmas of building a multi-level marketing business has brought her on a path that has changed the opinions of many.  Listen to her story of believing in yourself and getting rid of negativity.  You can find more about Randi in the May Podcast guide at
May 07, 2021
Episode 125 with Rosalyn Kahn
Rosalyn Kahn is a College Professor Public Speaking Instructor at Los Angeles City College. She is also an Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian and Speech Coach. Ms. Kahn has been an educator for the last 20 years teaching Public Speaking, English as Second Language in colleges and high schools throughout Southern CA. Several years ago, she attended her first TedX conference in Pasadena. She was immediately drawn into the Tedx fever. She has published her first book Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World by Solutions Press released on Amazon. Her second Roses and Dogs –How to Reduce Stress in Today’s Troubled Times was released in hard copy and electronic format are sold on Amazon. MeMost recently, her third book is Message for Tomorrow’s Leaders. For more on Rosalyn please visit the May Podcast Guide at
May 06, 2021
Episode 123 with Crystal Miller
Crystal Miller is a Navy corpsman veteran, busy wife and mom of 3 children and owner of Swingin’ Fun by Crystal. She is creative, fun and loves empowering others with her story from veteran, to homeschooling mom, and finally to a small business owner. She learned to sew on a poodle skirt for a 5th grade event and is self taught in most every aspect but, with military tradition dictating anything done is worth doing right, she has found ways to improve her swings while maintaining a standard of excellence. The mission: “When tragedy hit my family, I found strength and love like I have never known in my sister in law and brother as they buried their second born son. They chose, in a time of incredible hurt, to find love and joy instead of sitting with pain and that spoke to my heart. My swings are my way of giving joy in a world full of painful tragedy because it’s not the breaths you take that matter but the moments that take your breath away.” For more on Crystal, visit the April Podcast Guide at
April 29, 2021
Episode 122 with Richard Capriola
Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He has treated both adults and adolescents diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse disorders. He recently retired from Menninger Clinic in Houston where for over a decade he worked with both adolescents and adults. He has turned his passion on adolescent substance abuse and has written a book The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse. Find more on Richard in the April Podcast Guide at
April 27, 2021
Episode 121 with Tyler Ornstein (part 2)
Tyler Ornstein loved the taste and smell of coffee from his first sip at 5 years old. But his father couldn’t tolerate it because it upset his stomach. One day, Tyler asked him if he could make a coffee that both of them could drink. So Tyler’s dad, Ian, bio-chemist, tinkered quietly behind the scenes until he did what no university research lab or mega- corporation could do— he created acid–free coffee that anyone can drink without digestive disruption. He created the world’s first-acid free coffee that is actually healthy to drink! Find more on Tyler in the April Podcast Guide at
April 22, 2021
Episode 120 with Dr. Jen Welter
Coach Jen Welter is best known as the first female to coach in the NFL as an assistant LBs Coach with The Arizona Cardinals. However, what most people don’t know, is that Coach Jen broke into men’s professional football as the first female to play running back in men’s pro football. From that experience with the Texas Revolution, Coach Jen started her coaching career as the LBs coach with the Revolution.Dr. Jen Welter is a groundbreaking, barrier-busting force of nature. She is a female trailblazer, a sports pioneer, PhD, passionate leader, world-renowned speaker, entrepreneur and source of inspiration around the globe. Her relentless pursuit of individual excellence and success in challenging the status quo time and time again, fuels her current drive to help others achieve their best—in sports, health and wellness, professional pursuits and in life.She is driven by the belief that “Greatness is a choice you make over and over. And when you choose personal greatness—big or small—it becomes a part of who you are.” In every realm she tackles, Dr. Jen is a game changer, bringing vision, power and purpose to her mission of breaking the chains of what has always been and redefining what is and will be. More on Dr. Welter at 
April 20, 2021
Episode 119 with Maria Reed
Maria Reed is a proud military spouse of 18 years, mother of 2, filmmaker, interior designer and advocate for military families. She is a Cuban immigrant, Executive Producer and creator of the series MOVING WITH THE MILITARY, co-founder of MY ULTIMATE PCS app and Co-founder and CEO of the Inspire Up Foundation. As the creatively inspired fearless leader of MOVING WITH THE MILITARY, Maria created the popular series to honor military families with surprise home makeovers. MOVING WITH THE MILITARY is driven by the true emotion, and real life needs of military families. With every episode, Maria brings the loving touch that proves home is where the heart is, or as she puts it, home is where the military sends us. Find more on Maria in the April Podcast Guide at
April 15, 2021
Episode 118 with Perry Power
Actor, writer and sexual abuse survivor, Perry Power influences change through powerful storytelling. Ranking up 2.3M likes and 125k followers on TikTok, his message of helping sexually abused survivors break their silence speaks to the hearts of many people all over the world. Perry co-runs a charity called We Rescue Kids, where they rescue kids from sexual abuse and give them the support they need to heal and positively move forward. Perry's latest book, Breaking The Silence, reached the #1 spot on Amazon for Sexual Abuse and Mental Health. Perry has been seen on FOX, NBC, CBS, MTV, Sky and the Good Men Project. And is now working on his next project, which is 'Breaking The Silence' the movie, hoping that his story continues to impact the lives of those who need to hear it most. For more on Perry please visit the April podcast guide at
April 13, 2021
Episode 117 with Author C.O. Vault
"I am currently an elementary school teacher but I previously worked for the Department of Child Services on the sex abuse team.  My first book, For the Children With Love, Sadie's Story, follows a social worker as brings justice for the most vulnerable victims.  Delaney is fed up with people hurting children and getting away with it, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. This series has become my passion and mission.  Because of my books, people have shared their own stories of abuse with me.  I realized that the only way to stop child sex abuse is to get people talking and that is my mission.  We need to talk about sex abuse to our children, just like we do other topics, such as drugs.  As long as people are afraid to talk about it, pedophiles will continue to hurt our children. The second book, Nevaeh's Story, was self published in November.  Danielle's Story will be available in March and Aiden's will follow.  My website is and the links for my books are on there." For more information on how to contact C.O. Vault; please refer to the March Podcast Guide at
March 25, 2021
Episode 116 with Edith and Nicholas Miaskowski
The Miaskowski family story is the true American dream. After immigrating from Poland to America to save their daughter Samantha's life from a brain tumour, their son Nicholas also developed a stage 4 brain tumour at age 10. After a courageous battle, Nicholas was able to recover and is cancer free today. In 2015, the family started a successful business providing affordable housing by buying, fixing and selling mobiles homes. In 2017, inspired by the example of friend and Make a Wish founder, Frank Shankwitz, the family founded Golden Wings Helping hands: a registered charity that has provided care packages to thousands of homeless and free mobile home housing to veterans. For more information on Nicholas and Edith and their work please go to the March Podcast Guide at
March 23, 2021
Steve Sims Mindset Series Part 2
This episode is part of a series done with Steve Sims.  Listen and watch Steve Sims speak on Mindset in which we dig into the fear of the unexpected in the virtual new normal and how to adapt to rapid change.  You can find out more on how to contact Steve Sims in the March Podcast Guide at
March 18, 2021
Steve Sims Mindset Series Part 1
This Episode is part of a Series with Steve Sims and will focus on Mindset.  To find out more about Steve Sims please refer to the March Podcast Guide
March 16, 2021
Episode 115 with Charleson Gaines
Charlson Gaines is a Professional speaker, consultant, trainer - Emotional Intelligence skills to replace misery with happiness and thrive. HIs passion to help others replace misery with happiness is a blessing to so many.  Follow his journey and find out more in the March Podcast Guide. 
March 11, 2021
Episode 114 with Paige Pfeiffer
Army Veteran Paige Pfeiffer opens up about her lie that led her to where she is today. Growing up through childhood trauma did not stop her from working hard on herself both personally and professionally.  With a successful career, a beautiful family and the chance to start over, she brings us her story of hope, determination and her passion to help others fine their way out of that dark tunnel. She shows us that light in both herself and through her story.  You can find more about paige in the March Podcast Guide. 
March 09, 2021
Episode 113 with Dorothy O'Dell
Dorothy Graham O’Dell child of God, wife, stepmom and loving daughter. Dorothy is a bookkeeper by trade with over 24 years of experience. Dorothy just wrote her first book called The Overcomer. She shares her obstacles of overcoming being bullied in school for her weight, low self-worth issues, growing up with parents who were sick, the trauma of her uncle’s suicide, and leaving emotionally abusive relationships. To never give up because at the end there is true happiness. She hopes that this book will help others overcome their obstacles and know they are not alone in their struggles. She has also started a coaching business helping women overcome their struggles and obstacles and hopes to also branch out into public speaking. Her goal is to help hundreds of  thousands of people know they can do anything they set their mind to and know their self-worth and never to settle for less then the best, to always be who God created them to be. To live their dreams, not someone else’s. The link to purchase the book is. You can find Dorothy on social media at Or email @
March 04, 2021
Episode 112 with Pan Phyu (on behalf of Thae Ohu)
In this episode 2nd Class Petty Officer Pan Phyu shares her story about being a Military Sexual Trauma Survivor and the aftermath. Not only does she share her own struggles but she is now advocating for her sister Marine Corporal Thae Ohu who has been convicted of premeditated murder. The fight for justice for Thae has been ongoing and she will not stop until their voices are heard.  You can find more in the March Podcast Guide and at
March 03, 2021
Episode 111 with Sherianna Boyle
Author of nine books including Emotional Detox which features her revolutionary CLEANSE Method.® Founder of Emotional Detox Coaching® servicing clients, businesses, healthcare providers and educators worldwide, virtually or on site. Find out more on ways to contact Sherianna In the February Podcast Guide Also access her Freebies - Calm Your Mind audio at
February 25, 2021
Episode 110 with Ryan Hunt
His Story: Ryan served for over 20-years as both an enlisted Soldier & NCO and later as an Officer. His Army journey started as a fire support specialist (13F) and as an officer served first as a Field Artillery, then as a Multi-functional Logistician (90A) and later as a Simulation Officer (57A). During his Army journey, he spent time at the 10th Mountain Division, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Armored Division, the National Training Center, Cadet Command, and a few other places doing a lot of different and awesome things. He deployed to Iraq x 3 and the Former Yugoslavia. His main reason for serving for two decades plus was the horrible events of September 11th, 2001. Since transitioning from the military, Ryan has become an entrepreneur with a digital marketing company (, multiple e-commerce sites to include Mountain Up Cap Company ( and Teddy Bear Roast (, and he even sells life and health insurance. He is also the founder of the Veteran Social Summit ( To learn more about Ryan please go to the February Podcast Guide.  Thank you to our Season 2 Sponsor- The Authors Porch You can find them at
February 23, 2021
Episode 109 with Christina Kimbrough
I am a child survivor and witness to domestic violence and emotional abuse, those things ended up with me being diagnosed with bipolar and generalized anxiety disorder. Also, ended up with me abusing alcohol for years, but ultimately getting and staying sober! Find more about Christina in the February Podcast Guide and at
February 18, 2021
Episode 108 with Rachel Hollis
Who is Rachel Hollis? WE have looked up to her for years. We have seen her vulnerability on social media. We have read her books. WE have followed her family's life journey. But who is she behind all of that?  Take a listen to this episode and even watch on Youtube as we dive into the woman, mother and entrepreneur behind being a public figure.  You can find more in the February Podcast Guide. A big thank you to The Authors Porch for being our Season 2 Business Sponsor
February 17, 2021
Episode 107 with Amelia Zachry
"I'm a writer and blogger currently working on a memoir documenting my journey and the realities of mental illness in my life, with my husband and through parenting with mental illness. I was raped when I was younger, the trauma of which brought to surface bipolar disorder. Now I have a rewarding life with my beautiful children, through all the struggles and pain I fight on a daily basis." You can find more about Amelia in the February Podcast Guide
February 16, 2021
Episode 106 with Jennie Lee
Jennie Lee is the award-winning author of three books: SPARK CHANGE: 108 Provocative Questions for Spiritual Evolution; TRUE YOGA: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment; and BREATHING LOVE: Meditation in Action. She is also a certified yoga therapist and spiritual coach, who has counseled private clients worldwide for over 20 years. From her studies in yoga philosophy and spiritual psychology Jennie has a large toolbox of practices that promote optimal wellbeing and purposeful living. When she is not writing or coaching, she enjoys surfing with her husband near their home in Hawai’i. For more, visit the February Edition of the Podcast Guide at
February 11, 2021
Episode 105 with Steve Sims
Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andre Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice! Fine more on Steve Sim in the February Podcast Guide at Thank you to our Season 2 sponsor The Authors Porch for all of your support and belief in our mission. Follow them on Facebook for more information. 
February 09, 2021
Episode 104 with Patrick Burt
"It’s an interesting transition going from having everything taken care of for you to out on your own in the civilian world in the matter of a few days. The challenges are extremely steep, you don’t have anyone to rely on, and you don’t entirely know what to do. The only thing I really knew is that this was my opportunity to shine and I couldn’t quit and I couldn’t back down. Giving this my all in the early stages, I’d work seven days a week from roughly 7AM to 11PM at a Starbucks in order to maximize the amount of time I’d learn and grow I could achieve in a day. It wasn’t until recently that I was able to see the fruits of my effort ....." Find more about Patrick and how to contact him in the February Podcast Guide at
February 04, 2021
Episode 103 with Jacym and Natasha
Jáchym Jerie and Natasha Koo are the founders of They've worked with women all over the world and created The Cherished Wife Program which takes away the guess-work and puts your marriage back on track for more intimacy, love and connection. Head on over to the January Podcast Guide for more Information and to connect with them at
January 28, 2021
Episode 102 with Tyler Ornstein
Tyler Ornstein loved the taste and smell of coffee from his first sip at 5 years old. But his father couldn’t tolerate it because it upset his stomach. One day, Tyler asked him if he could make a coffee that both of them could drink. So Tyler’s dad, Ian, a genius bio-chemist, tinkered quietly behind the scenes until he did what no university research lab or mega-corporation could do— he created acid– free coffee that anyone can drink without digestive disruption. Find out more about Tyler in the Jan Podcast guide at
January 27, 2021
Episode 101 with Judi Miller
Judi was a highly successful CPA and corporate finance executive, who unknown to her co-workers, lived in terror of the night and the possibility of sexual assault. Happily married with children, her fears made life a modern-day nightmare, but worse—she had no idea why? There was nothing in her own personal background that would warrant this near constant state of fear. Through this, Judi was written a book and is sharing her story.  You can find more about Judi in the Jan. Podcast Guide at
January 26, 2021
Episode 100 with Jacob Thornton
Jacob shares about life living with High Functioning Autism.  He shares his struggles and strengths and how is able to live life to the fullest.  You can find more about him in the Jan Podcast Guide at
January 21, 2021
Episode 99 with Stephan Neff
Stephan Neff is an anaesthetist, author and alcoholic in recovery. After studying medicine in Heidelberg, Germany he travelled and worked in Europe and Australia before settling down with his family in beautiful New Zealand. As a retired pain physician, he developed a specific insight into human psychology. As a man trying to drown his sorrows, he found out the hard way that the critters can swim. But over the last 7 years he made every day a little bit better than yesterday. Today Stephan is an expert in living a life so fantastic, that alcohol has simply no role to play. He shares this passion through his podcast, YouTube channel, and other social media (all titled "my steps to sobriety"). In his book "My steps to Sobriety" he shares the lessons he has learned as a doctor and as a man. And the truth is simple - The past does not equal the future. Every alcoholic can turn his life around, one little decision at a time. This book shows how to do it. To find out how to contact Stephan please refer to the Jan Podcast Guide at
January 19, 2021
Episode 98 with Dorit Palvanov
Dorit Palvanov is a registered holistic nutritionist, cycle-syncing expert and femininity mentor.Through her work and podcast, Confident, Energized and Sexy Mama she empowers women to embrace their menstrual cycles as a framework to create flow in their lives and homes, align energetically and ditch the millennia-old story that women are destined to struggle, burnout and sacrifice their health, relationships and/or careers if they want to ‘have it all’. When Dorit isn’t being a typical mom by schlepping her kids to and from, you’ll find her curled up on the couch with her husband talking long hours about life or singing to his guitar. 
January 13, 2021
Episode 97 with Caitlin Thiede
Caitlin launched her brand, Storyspeak Enterprises, as a copywriting service in 2014. After a radical shift inward, she walked away from high-profile clients to support business newbies who aren't motivated by money. Since launching her signature program, The Legacy Brand Leader Journey in 2019, Caitlin has partnered with dozens of brands who are using money to heal the world. Her esoterical approach to business incorporates meditative practices, Taoist beliefs and Darma philosophy so business owners can become self-aware leaders who operate calmly under pressure, take effortless action and commit to the Journey instead of results. To find out how to contact Caitlin, refer to the Jan Podcast guide at
January 10, 2021
Episode 96 with Amber Gale
Amber is a corporate professional, business owner, advocate, speaker, wife, mother, writer, non-profit founder, time management consultant, and lover of music. When her second child was born with life-threatening special needs, it became clear to her that parents of medical and special needs children are often overwhelmed and under-supported. Tackling depression, using her experience from her corporate career, Amber developed a six-week goal setting and time management program for special needs parents. With a desire to make a bigger impact, Amber founded MORE for Caregivers, a non profit that provides personal development opportunities to parents of children with special healthcare needs in Iowa.
January 07, 2021
Episode 95 with Chip Edwards
What is your why?  I love to explore and teach. But Voice Assistants (like what's in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant) are starting to change how everyone uses computers. The change is not widely recognized (yet), but Amazon and Google (and other large firms) are investing heavily on this shift. My "why" is to educate early adopters about the changes so that brand owners can benefit. You can find more about Chip Edwards in the January Podcast Guide at
January 05, 2021
100 Episodes !
It is official!  With all of the bonus content and all of our recordings this marks 100 Episodes of recordings and I am claiming it a huge victory...  Don't be confused when you only "see" 94 Episodes.. Those are the ones we marked but that doesn't mean we didn't record more.  WE will continue back up with Episode 95 and counting for the rest of January and Season 1.  Stay tuned for Season 2 coming In Feb with all new stuff! Thank you for being on this wild ride called life with me. 
January 04, 2021
Episode 94 with Nicholas Rahn
I am an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran who battled with PTSD. I noticed an issue with the therapy system so I started Warriors Next Adventure to help veterans heal by using recreational therapy. We go on adventures such as mountain climbing, rock climbing, hiking and other outdoor activities to restore the camaraderie we lost after leaving the military. Through completing the mission and talking with fellow veterans, we help eachother heal." You can find more about Nicholas and how to contact him in the December Podcast guide at
December 31, 2020
Episode 93 with Alexandria Jeffert
Alexandra Jeffert is a breakup and female empowerment coach based in London, UK. She helps women feel empowered after breakup so that they can become the fierce and powerful woman that manifests all her dreams. You can find more about Alexandra in the December podcast guide at
December 30, 2020
Episode 92 with Kurt Ballash
Kurt Ballash Was born in Euclid OH and joined the Army in 2013. After 10 years of active duty service and multiple combat deployments he transitioned into civilian life. Through woodworking he found his purpose after service and started Ballash Woodworks. Seeing the value it was providing him he co founded The artisans outreach with his late wife Jamie. Find his website and contact info in the December podcast guide at
December 24, 2020
Episode 91 with Swadhin Jitti
Swadhin is a trauma survivor of domestic violence that induced her early diagnosis of depression and severe anxiety. She is now a mental health coach, speaker & author with credentials in therapy and life coaching.  She shares her  story to heal her self and everyone else that needs to hear that there is light at the end of the tunnel. You can find more on Swadhin in the December Podcast Guide at
December 22, 2020
Episode 90 with Russell Nohelty
Russell shares his story of experiencing some very bad book launches that left him suicidal. He has found ways to push through, recover and launch some very successful books which has gotten him back into the best place of his life.  To find more about Russell refer to the December Podcast Guide at
December 17, 2020
Episode 89 with Roy Samuelson
Roy is an award-winning hollywood voice over artist with over four hundred credits to his name. But his real passion is providing more higher quality describe programming for blind people like me. In case you aren’t familiar with AD, this is where actors off-screen will describe the action of a movie, tv show, or live program whenever there is a break in the dialogue. These are usually broadcast on the secondary audio channel on your tv or through specially designed radio headsets in movie theaters or at live events. They are critical to the blind and those with low vision being able to enjoy the same programs that you enjoy. But Roy wants to go even farther. In his opinion I have the right to have the same immersive experience that sighted people have when watching a truly life changing master piece. Find more about Roy in the December Podcast guide that can be found at 
December 15, 2020
Episode 88 with Tommy Walker
Tommy  shares his story on how he had been struggling for many years and feeling different, Tommy decided to make some necessary changes in his life.  He sought out and worked with a mentor, coach and spiritual guide. He has learned the tools to identify those limiting and negative false beliefs that held him back.  Tommy now works with people to unleash their true potential, let go of what they are hiding (false, limiting and negative beliefs) You can find more on how to contact Tommy in the December Podcast guide that can be found at
December 10, 2020
Episode 87 with Lisa Kipps-Brown
Lisa is the founder of the Colin Garrett National Awareness Campaign to combat veteran suicide through his racing. Lisa Is passionate about suicide prevention and shares her story about her grandfather who lost his battle with suicide and how her grandmother almost lost hers battle as well. She has lost several friends to suicide and understands how devastating It is to many generations of families. She is a huge mental health advocate and Is passionate about racing to combat veteran suicide. Lisa Is offering a 10% coupon code for her services at her website . Use code WILDRIDE For more on how to contact Lisa please refer to the podcast guide at
December 08, 2020
Tell Your Story for Impact Retreat 2020 with Brenda Adelman
Come join Brenda Adelman starting TOMORROW, 4 DEC for a once in a life time retreat that will be  a life changing  experience for all.  She will teach you how to tell your story in ways that you never imagined.  tickets are $147 but are eligible for a VIP upgrade which Includes laser coaching on material written during the Retreat plus training on How to Give Your Best Interview and How to Pitch.  1st 5 people get a private 1:1 with Brenda ($250 value Register at this link.  .  Learn more about the event here Event begins tomorrow 4 Dec and Saturday 5 Dec from 1-4 EST/ 10-1 PST
December 03, 2020
Episode 86 with Mark Daniel
Mark shares his story of going from feeling broken to overcoming one of the hardest and most difficult times of his life. The wheelchair that he thought was going to stop him from seeing the world has now paved the way for him to do just that all while helping his community. He hopes to change what people think they are capable of by offering them tools to change their perspective. To find more about Mark, to  contact him or follow him on  social media please refer to. the podcast guide located at YveynVlUENQtOdmMxQ4o
December 03, 2020
Bonus Episode with Joel Stewart, a sneak peak into his book, The Value Equation
Never been done before sneak peak into the author behind the upcoming book called The Value Equation! Come listen to Joel Stewart, a new up and coming Author.  link to purchase his private facebook group  - The Value Equation link to purchase his book on Amazon Access his website here
December 03, 2020
Bonus Episode with yours truly
It is December freaking first! How did that happen?  I am here to tell you to keep showing up.  It is ok to step back if you need to.  For December I want you to focus on making all those negatives into something positive.  I would love to hear your feedback on how you are going to kick December's ass. 
December 01, 2020
Episode 85 with J.D. McCabe
J.D. McCabe Is a first time author who has opened up about his abusive marriage In the book titled "The Third Gift: My Dance with the Devil )and her mother). J.D. recounts the story of how one man's wife of twenty plus years and the mother of his children, changed their lives irrevocably. Danny was encouraged to share this personal and unbelievable voyage in rediscovering himself by the many people who witnessed and heard about his journey first hand. He is blessed with two beautiful adult children. J.D. resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, which he has called home since 2001. To follow J.D. and purchase his book, please refer to the November podcast guide at
November 26, 2020
Episode 84 with Justin Szerletich
I  do what I do because I love it. I have a passion for design, creativity and innovation. I specifically align myself with veteran non-profits and organizations because I want to equip them with tools necessary to stand out from the noise that consumes the non-profit industry. I want them to be as innovative and effective as possible because I believe in their mission. I joined the Marines after leaving community college. I joined because I was lazy and felt like I was letting my family down. I was also incredibly motivated by 9/11 to "do my part". I was an Infantryman from 06-10, deployed twice during OIF and was fortunate enough to meet my wife here in San Diego. After leaving the Marines In 2010 and after the birth fo my second daughter, I decided that I would be a stay at home dad. Within the year I decided to build full fledged digital marketing firm that became very successful. This In turn led me to currently becoming an executive with Knucklehead Media Group. I continue to run my first business SZERDS and now Knucklehead Media Group.and have not looked back since. For more on Justin, where to follow him and how to contact him please refer to the November podcast guide at
November 24, 2020
Episode 83 with Lisa Peranzo
Lisa got injured while training In the Army ROTC (Reserved Officer Training Corps) which left her suffering from a debilitating injury at the age of 19. Now a Navy Spouse, she has learned about resiliency and strength in the course of her recovery Lisa founded A Healthful Life in order to educate people how to incorporate simple and healthy habits Into their daily lives. BONUS gift at the end of the podcast interview! //For ways to contact iIsa and follow her please visit the November podcast guide at
November 19, 2020
Episode 82 with Maxwell Ivey
I am a 52-year-old blind gentleman who grew up in a family of carnival owners. All I ever wanted to do was to continue in my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business.As you can tell by reading this, that isn’t where I ended up. I did help in the business over the years, but couldn’t sustain it after the early death of my father (who had lung cancer). I then turned to helping people sell their amusement equipment. I do that on my other site, The Midway Marketplace.I started blogging to promote that site and met a lot of wonderful people in the blogosphere. They told me that I had an amazing story and many commented on how I inspired them. They finally convinced me that I had a bigger purpose in store for myself.So, I started this second blog, and in it I share more of my personal journey, struggles, and triumphs. I also got noticed by a lot of people and have appeared as a guest, an interview subject, and a motivator on many different sites. My Interviews and Articles page lists these places.I do my best to help others, and do so mostly by encouraging them to take steps towards their ultimate goal, or to continue on the path they have started.I am now offering coaching to help people who are stuck and frustrated with not being able to find their passion or follow their dreams once they have determined what they want in their lives.I am also available to speak to groups. I believe that by sharing the story of my personal growth and transformation, it will motivate and inspire anyone who hears it.In addition to starting a new business, I have also lost over 250 pounds through a combination of gastric surgery, diet, exercise, positive attitude, meditation, and prayer.I believe I can help you. If you have questions for me, just ask them via the contact form. If anything, I am known for being too forthcoming!I want to get to know you and become friends. I want to hear about your dreams and aspirations as well as your fears and concerns. I want to help you to grow to be that person you were meant to be. To contact Maxwell or follow him on social media then please refer to the November podcast guide at
November 17, 2020
Episode 81 with Adriana Gavazzoni
My name’s Adriana Gavazzoni and I’m a lawyer and professor of law. When I’m not practicing I enjoy spending my time writing novels and legal books and am a voracious reader. I’m a very active person and love to dance, exercise and travel. My favorite countries are France, Italy and USA. I speak four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and am currently studying Chinese. I hope to master it someday but it’s been a challenge! I absolutely adore animals and have two dogs of my own. Don’t tell them, but my love for dogs extends to all the rest! For more on how to contact Adriana and to follow her please refer to the November podcast guide at
November 12, 2020
Episode 80 with Phil Pelucha
My dream is to empower 1 billion entrepreneurs & that *Billionaires In Boxers* becomes the world's most recognized Entrepreneurial Influencer broadcasting network.I am a Digital Relationship coach, a business growth authority for service-based businesses. As someone who dislikes cold-calling and couldn’t figure out social media marketing, I found the business cheat codes to scaling my service-based businesses and I’ve been sharing it with my clients ever since! Yay! (Spoiler alert, it’s about relationship building).We guide our clients to achieve Influencer Status in their niche, becoming the ’go-to’ brand for the services they offer, whilst empowering them to spend more time doing what they are best at! It's a blessing to work with some of the world’s most respected & recognised mentors, professional/personal development coaches and inspiring businesses. Billionaires in Boxers is built on two things, LOVE, and Value-add. At BiB, everyone wins. Everything we do is to empower & enrich a billion lives and businesses. Entrepreneurs to our core, we love to share this value-add through our global entrepreneur broadcasting network - the ultimate value-add for any empowering business. For more information on how to contact Phil please go to the November Podcast Guide at
November 10, 2020
BONUS Episode with Molly Carlson
Molly is a 9 year old new to the podcast world. With her brother, she has a podcast called Small But Mighty.  Her tag line is, "We may be small, but we can do mighty things." Molly lives with this mantra every single day. She is a Positivity Leader at her school. She always has a smile on her face and is on a mission to spread kindness. During the quarantine, Molly decided the world needed a little bit of help finding joy and spreading love and kindness. She decided to create a 21 Day Kindness Challenge where she posted daily videos on how we can spread kindness and joy in a socially distanced style. She is full of ideas on how kids can make an impact in the world. She aspires to create a coloring book, kid's journal, write a book and create a charity! When Molly is not trying to save the world, she is in the 4th grade, plays softball and basketball. She has 3 brothers, loves riding bikes and anything to do with art. To listen to Molly's own Podcast called "Small But Mighty" click this link- Find Molly on her youtube channel - To contact Molly for future work email her mother Dr. Allison Carlson at
November 06, 2020
Episode 79 with Jay Main
After 30 years of alcohol abuse, retired Army Major Jason Main finally hit bottom. It was June 2015 when his young daughter knocked on the door asking for a bedtime story. Main looked in the mirror for the first time in a year. "I ended up reading my daughter that story and the next day I made a phone call". Jay has always known that he was an alcoholic. He was not In denial, he was in refusal. He knew he had a problem After sitting In the 12-step program meeting and sharing the story of his fledgling sobriety, he decided to start a non-profit what Is now called the LifeHouse Recovery Of Maryland. He owns a sober transition house supporting disabled veterans. Main wants to be part of the solution. he has made it his mission to help others struggling with addiction. He has spoken to thousands of patients, Soldiers and instructors at schools, rehab centers and intervention training programs. Find out more about Jay and how to contact him in the November Podcast Guide at
November 05, 2020
Episode 78 with Chris McPhee
Chris McPhee, PMP is a 21-year United States Army Veteran and former Green Beret turned Project Management Professional (PMP) and your neighborhood Camera Guy. After retiring from the Army in 2015 with a kit bag full of skills that he developed during his military service, Chris decided to go all-in on photography, video production, and podcasting. He is ready to TEAM up with you and help you with your next event photo or video project. Chris is available to help you PROMOTE your brand, INFORM, and INSPIRE your audience. You can find more on Chris in the November Podcast Guide at
November 03, 2020
Episode 77 with Hayley Kelly
Hayley is a clinical psychologist and coach. After losing faith in the traditional model of therapy, Hayley moved into coaching and now helps entrepreneurs with their mental health. Her therapies and coaching incorporates expertise in the human mind and psyche, body-based interventions, and eastern philosophical traditions such as mindfulness and meditation (plus a little sprinkle of woo-woo) to unlock people’s potential. You can find more about Hayley and how to contact her in the Podcast guide at 
October 29, 2020
Episode 76 with MG (R) Dana Pittard
MG (R) Dana Pittard was my former Division Commander while stationed at Fort Bliss, TX.  One of the things that I admired most about him was his authenticity. When he  was featured in the article "The General who went to war on Suicide", I had even more respect for him.  In this episode he speaks the hard truths on what he tried to do and did for Fort Bliss. He shares his personal story of struggle and why he was so passionate about doing more to save lives.  He is also the author of "Hunting the Caliphate ", a blend of military history and first person memories in the war against terror.  You can find more on MG (R) Dana Pittard in the podcast guide at
October 27, 2020
Episode 75 with William Graper
William Graper is a fashion stylist who has seen what it is like behind the scenes on how it is to compare our personal truths with other people's social masks.  Listen to this episode to hear how he has turned his life into wanting to help people style their life from the inside out.  You can find more about William and how to contact him in the podcast guide at
October 22, 2020
Episode 74 with Kierstyn Secord
Kierstyn is the creator of Dancing with Darkness and The Brave Space. She is also a mental health warrior who battled mental illness for the past 15 years.  In this episode she shares her real and personal stuggles with mental illness, suicide attempts and surviving major traumas.  Her episode will leave you feeling that you are not alone and there is hope.  You can find more about Kierstyn in the podcast guide at
October 20, 2020
Episode 73 with Lee Chambers
In this episode Lee shares how an unexpected turn of events in his life completely changed his mindset.  Lee has decided to dedicate his life in In wanting to help others as a Well Being Consultant, Workshop facilitator and Sleep Specialist.  Listen to his episode on how he has transformed his life.  You can find more on Lee in the Podcast Guide at 
October 15, 2020
Episode 72 with Cori Myka
In this Episode, Cori shares her reasons for why she founded the Orca Swimming School.  She is helping people all over the world overcome their fear in deep water.  You can find more on how to contact Cori in the Podcast Guide that can be found here
October 13, 2020
Episode 71 with Lindsey Kizer
In this episode, Lindsey shares her story of dealing with the symptoms of Narcolepsy, but didn't know what they were until finally being diagnosed after 15 years.  She wanted to share her story to help raise awareness of the rare disease and to show others that this illness does not have to define them and that they can still achieve their dreams. 
October 08, 2020
Episode 70 with Lori Wagner
In this episode, Coach Lori speaks on how she has have taken the philosophy of John Maxwell; inspiring others to unlock and live up to their full potential; remove perceived and actual barriers, allowing her clients to walk into their desired destiny and help them make their dreams their new reality. You can find more on Coach Lori in the October Podcast Guide at
October 06, 2020
Episode 69 with Tara Mollel
Tara shares her story of how a last minute trip changed the course of the rest of her life. She also shares about her burnout while running a business and having children.  You can find the more information and how to contact Tara in the Podcast Guide at
October 01, 2020
Episode 68 with Sean Romero
In this Episode Sean shares his story about discrimination and how he did not let it define him. He let his faith guide guide him into the direction that was made for him. Listen to his story about being Faithfully Led.  You can find more about how to contact Sean in the September podcast guide at
September 29, 2020
Episode 67 with Tyler Reiser
In this episode Tyler shares his story bout transition. Transitioning not only from the military but into a different lifestyle is one that takes a whole different mindset.  I love his appreciation for travel and for life. Take a listen to what he has to say.  You can find more about Tyler in the September Podcast guide at
September 24, 2020
Episode 66 with Mark Mazzone
In this Episode Mark shares his story for his love for helping others.  His servant heart led him to become the founder of his company called Verily.  He has found passion in serving and helping others in any capacity.  You can find more about Mark in the September Podcast Guide at
September 22, 2020
Episode 65 with Sam Unglo
In this Episode we talk about one of the most difficult truths especially being raised a Catholic.  Sam is using his voice for his brother who was a victim of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.  One can't imagine what happened next.  Please take a listen to this episode and provide whatever support you can to help end this.  You can fine Sam's contact information in the September Podcast guide located at www.
September 17, 2020
Episode 64 with Jes and Reid Richardson
Jes and Reid have an incredible story of survival. Jes is a sex trafficking and rape survivor who has completely changed her world around and is now a mother, author, coach and all around amazing human. As a patron you can catch her live interview in which you can see her smile and her radiance in her new found life. You can find all of her contact information in the Sep Podcast guide at
September 15, 2020
Episode 63 with Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is the author of Personality Isn't Permanent in which is talk about finding your true self without those limiting beliefs that often take over.  Get our a notebook and pen and be prepared to take notes. This episode will have you leaving with a whole new mindset.  You can find more on this guest in the September podcast guide that can be found at
September 10, 2020
Episode 62 with Sheila Heard
Shiela is an Army Retired Veteran of 22 years. In this Episode she shares her story of a traumatic experience that changed her life. She has now turned all of that trauma and helps others find light at the end of the tunnel. You can find more about Sheila and how to contact her in the September podcast guide at
September 08, 2020
Episode 61 with Gwyn Mais
In this Episode Gwyn speaks out about her experience with suicide and suicide prevention.  As someone who has experienced many losses, she has come forth to be a voice and continue her work through life coaching and being a part of in which she is participating in a 100mile run in order to raise funds and awareness during the entire month of September.  You can find more about her and where to donate in the September podcast guide at
September 03, 2020
Episode 60 with Cynthia and Shawn Hermosillo
In this episode Cynthia and Shawn talk about life with kids at age 39, surviving a house fire and miscarriages.  They have learned about hope , strength, commitment and love and through it all they started a family business that has changed them for the better.  You can find more about them and where to purchase their very own wine in the Podcast Guide at
September 01, 2020
Episode 59 with Claudia Taboada
In this Episode Claudia shares her story about finding her "aha" moment while she was struggling as a mother with a special needs son and a business professional.  She is now helping those of us who are burnt out and burning the candle at both ends, find our selves again.  you can find more in the podcast guide on how to contact her. Download the podcast guide here-
August 27, 2020
Episode 58 with Adam Cole
In this Episode Adam shares his story on how his. mission is to uplift the poor and the vulnerable. He lives to bring our fellow brothers and sisters in arms on the journey to serve others. His faith drives him to do for the lord and not ourselves.  What an inspirational story.  *refer to the podcast guide for more information on this guest and how to contact them. Go to
August 25, 2020
Episode 57 with Eston Swaby
In this Episode Eston shares about the struggles in his life with confidence which lead to suicidal thoughts.  He is now on a mission to turn his mess into his message and start his own business and help empower people to do the same.  **refer to the podcast guide to read more about this guest and how to contact him. Go to
August 20, 2020
Episode 56 with Alex Dumas
In this Episode we talk about reaching new levels of success in your marriage and your business. Alex and his wife are leading business coaches who used to work seprately until they decided they to shift together and create Abundance Daily, one of the best decisions that they could ever make personally and professionally.  **refer to the podcast guide to read more about this guest and how to contact them. Go to
August 18, 2020
Episode 55 with Colin Dingelstad
In this Episode Colin discusses how it is our purpose as human beings to figure out what works for us to raise our own energy and to raise that of the humans around us. He's now on a mission to show you how to have the right strategies and systems in 2020 for getting your calendar fully booked with your dream clients without having to spend a dime on ads. **refer to the podcast guide for more information and to connect with this guest at
August 13, 2020
Episode 54 with Russell Houser
In this Episode Russell shares a deep part of himself in order to admit that he is trying to heal. In order to heal he is trying to be open and honest about his struggles.  **you can find more about this guest in the podcast guide at
August 11, 2020
Episode 53 with Aparna Venkataraman
In this Episode Aparna talks about her stuggles with both anxiety and depression.  She found happiness during her volunteer work while bringing joy to families and teaching them to feel more connected to their inner self.  She also helps families feel more flow, joy and ease in their daily lives through consistent routines that feel GREAT to them!  ** Please refer to the Podcast Guide for further information and how to contact this guest at
August 06, 2020
Episode 52 with Citia Vlijt
In this Episode Citia shares her story about her mission which is to empower people to live an extraordinary life. Help people discover themselves to become their best version. Help them start a business doing what they love so that they can live a life of total fulfillment, true happiness, and freedom. **Please refer to the Podcast Guide to get more information and contact this podcast guest at
August 04, 2020
Episode 51 with Kamini Wood
Kamini Wood is the founder and CEO of Live Joy Your Way and the AuthenticMe® RiseUp program. An international best-selling author Kamini is driven to support both teens and adults struggling with perfectionism to let go of stress, overwhelm and anxiety. Kamini is a certified life coach, board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, trained in conscious parenting and conscious uncoupling. Kamini aims to meet her clients where they are supporting and guiding them on their journey back towards inner confidence, energy and empowerment to be themselves both personally and professionally. **Please refer to the podcast guide for contact and social media information. The guide can be found at **
July 30, 2020
Episode 50 with Griselda Beck
Griselda Beck, M.B.A.Entrepreneur, Expert Strategist, Motivational Speaker, and @LatinaBossCoachA proud Latina - 1st generation Mexican-American and African-American heritagePassionate about personal development, interpersonal communication and human beha​vior. This passion came from a frantic search for my happiness and desperate need to feel in control of my life and destiny.In my early 30s, I was that woman who “had it all”. Independent with a successful career...”what more could a girl ask for?”But, I wasn’t happy. I survived each day sustained by caffeine and adrenaline. Before I knew it, I was in a state of crisis that had attacked my physical health and left me vulnerable to a deep depression culminating in a medical emergency that brought my whole life to screeching halt! That is where my journey began to become the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m so blessed, loved and grateful to be alive each day!This ​experience had such a profound impact on me that I wanted to help other women by sharing my story and personal growth testimony. This purpose is what drove me to start coaching women on business and navigating life in between. In pursuit of this purpose, I founded Latina Boss Coach.Griselda Beck is an​ executive with 15+ years of corporate experience and ​the owner and lead strategist of the Beck Consulting Group, including its division, Latina Boss Coach. She holds a B.S. Business Administration from the University of California Riverside (UCR) and earned her M.B.A. with concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM at UCR), graduating with Summa Cum Laude Honors. She studied international business at the Institut National des Télécommunications (Télécom SudParis) in Evry, France and serves on the Board of Directors for MANA de North County San Diego **Please refer to the Podcast Guide for contact/social media information. Guide can be found at **
July 28, 2020
Episode 49 with CiCi Owen
I am an African-American female who retired after 31 years in law enforcement and corrections. Almost all my life, beginning at birth, was a series of unimaginable hardships, all of which created within me the heart of a warrior. My desire is to use my story to inspire others to never give up on life, no matter how difficult it may become. **Please refer to the Podcast Guide for contact information. Guide can be found at
July 23, 2020
Episode 48 with Shelley Knight
Shelley F. Knight is a once upon a time nurse, clinical hypnotherapist and writer who provides an eclectic blend of clinical and spiritual expertise in her specialist subjects of Positive Psychology, Spirituality, and End of Life. She is author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book (November 2018), host of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast, and is a freelance writer for international magazines.  **Please refer to the podcast guide for contact/social media information. Guide can be found at **
July 21, 2020
Episode 47 with Tanya J. Miller
Myles Munroe said: the greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without purpose. He also went on to say that: sight is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart. As a speaker, Tanya's beliefs and philosophies hold true to these same ideals and passion. Her message is clear, she believes that God placed in everyone purpose, and to leave this world empty after having spent their whole lives pursuing their passion, fulfilling their purpose, following their dreams, casting their vision, all to one day arrive at destiny.  Tanya as a speaker encourages, motivates inspires men and women, organizations and businesses, leaders and young adults - everyone and all ages to do this and more. She's passionate about what she believes and is unafraid to tell the world. Tanya is married and currently lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They are members of The Potter's House North Dallas, where their Campus Pastor is Pastor Sheryl Brady and Bishop Joby Brady. **Please refer to the podcast guide for contact /social media information. Guide can be found at **
July 16, 2020
Episode 46 with Jackie Coban
I am a survivor of different kinds of abuse and that trauma came up for me in PTSD, physical illness, mental illness, etc. and I make it my life’s mission to make sure that shame is not a factor in anyone’s story. I grew up with many different forms of sexual abuse, and was raped by a longtime boyfriend , and was so traumatized that I stayed with him. For about five years I had no recollection of the event and one day it just came back to me, a vivid memory while I was working with domestic survivors of sex trafficking as a career. I had to pull from my inner strength, and even seeing the strength of the women around me, to begin my healing journey. **Refer to the podcast guide for contact/social media information. Guide can be found at**
July 14, 2020
Episode 45 with Kip Brooks
Kip was suicidal as young as 8 years old..At age 14 he held a gun to his head with his finger on the trigger. When something snapped and he became angry he knew he didn't deserve to feel that way. He didn't believe anyone should ever feel that and promised himself and the Universe that if he ever found happiness that in exchange he would use his life to Demonstrate Possibility to others.It took him over a decade from that moment to finally be ok and then a few more years to figure out that he was worthy of helping others.It wasn’t until the loss of his daughter that he realized how precious life was. He promised her in her last breaths that he wouldn't let her die in vain and that he would make an impact by helping others.He’s since helped clients release phobias, PTSD, anaphylactic allergies, and many other mental and emotional blocks. I" know what it's like to feel the pain of hopelessness. Pain is necessary and in the proper context it's beautiful but NO ONE should experience the pain of hopelessness. I have a superpower and it's that I can see possibility in others that they can't see in themselves. I was put here to introduce them to it." **refer to the podcast guide on the podcast facebook page at for contact/social media information**
July 09, 2020
Episode 44 with Amanda Kingsley
Amanda Kingsley uses her experience and education, to support women in their reproductive health. She knows personally and professionally the unique challenges women face as they navigate their lives as women in the world. Following many years of focusing her attention toward pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, her specialty now  is in working with women after abortion. After her own decision to terminate a pregnancy she saw the need for more support of the 1 in 4 women who navigate abortion in their lives. **refer to the podcast guide for contact /social media information**
July 07, 2020
Episode 43 with Wendi Iacobello
Wendi Iacobello is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Master of Arts in Educational Media. She also has a BS degree in Early Childhood Education. Her professional career in education spans across nine years in the public education sector to include; middle and high school special education, adult education for incarcerated men, women, & youth, compensatory education, High School Equivalency instruction formerly known as GED, and community college instruction in Early Childhood Education curriculum courses. Wendi has been an Army Spouse since 2015 and became a first time mom in the fall of 2019. In addition to being a stay at home mom, she is a freelance writer and online education consultant. She has been published in multiple military affiliated websites and magazines such as; Fort Bragg’s In-Motion Magazine, Military Spouse Magazine, and Legacy Magazine to name a few. Her hobbies include; volunteering in the local community, gardening, teaching group fitness classes on the military installation, and encouraging the military community through her blog Strength 4 Spouses. She believes that inner strength is developed through four pillars; fitness, faith, volunteerism, and finding purpose. Strength 4 Spouses inspires and empowers military spouses to find and develop their inner strength to build the resiliency needed for military life
July 02, 2020
Episode 42 with Joe Yurick
Joe joined the Army in 2000, halfway through his Senior Year of High School. He completed his boot camp training at Fort Sill, In Lawton, OK. He then went on to Fort Bliss, in El Paso, TX for his advanced training in which he graduated as Honor Grad. He stayed at Fort Bliss until news of 9-11 hit In which he soon had orders to deploy overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Once Baghdad was secure, his unit prepared to return back to the states. Due to the needs of the government, he was stop- lossed. After fulfilling his full term, he was Honorably Discharged. Since then he has worked In many Industries. He is honored to be able to use his military and civilian experience to serve his local community with JDog. Nothing makes him prouder than to offer a home to his fellow Veterans.
June 30, 2020
PTSD Awareness Day BONUS Episode
In the Mental Health Field, June is known as PTSD Awareness Month, with the day being recognized on June 27th.  I wanted to do a special episode to speak about this topic that is very near and dear to my heart as I, myself, live with it.  I invite you to take a listen and leave a comment if you resonate with this at all.  If you, yourself are suffering or know someone who is please do not be afraid to reach out. There are also several resources available.  You can find more information here at Treatment is also available through the Steven A. Cohen Foundation at www.cohenveteransnetwork.og
June 27, 2020
Episode 41 with Ben Killoy
Ben is a U.S. Marine Veteran turned blogger, life coach, speaker, and podcaster whose mission is to bring Military Veteran Dads home to their families. He resides in Janesville, WI, with his wife and three beautiful kids. Ben went through what most transitioning veterans go through, the feeling of needing to redefine their identity outside of the structure of the military and rediscovering your passion and purpose for life. A seminar changed it all for him and allowed him to discover his passion for leadership and helping other veterans and Dads be the best parents they can. Since then he has been on a mission to master leadership principles and use his passion for leadership to help dads understand who they are, develop their skills to overcome adversity, and to own their life choices to enable them to truly come home to their families..
June 25, 2020
Episode 40 with Misty Huffman
Misty is a Respiratory Therapist and Ex-wife of a combat veteran. Through all of her experiences, both positive and negative, of dealing with a veteran with PTSD/TBI, she has begun to understand how things fall through the cracks and where the care is lacking for the families Invloved with those who suffer. She started to do arts and crafts as therapy to help cope with the stress. It eventually evolved Into a desire to raise money for families of trauma survivors to help get access to much needed care. Since she travels for work, she hopes to spread awareness each place she visits. She will be teaming up with others in the future and can't wait o see where this journey goes. Crafting for a cause across america.
June 23, 2020
Episode 39 with Daniel Faust
A 20 year Air force veteran that wants to take the wrongs that have done to him and transform his life. Daniel loves to share his story of vulnerability to help others thrive. Currently he is growing his business and starting a digital tv network to help military/veterans/first responders transform their lives from the bedroom to the boardroom.
June 18, 2020
Episode 38 with Nancy Legare
Nancy is the author of a wonderful book, Life in the Shadows, which takes the reader through her emotional and psychological struggles of having suffered a rape at the age of 7 years old. Despite that, she has learned to accept and rely on the generosity, kindness, and friendship that people extended to her as she got better and recovered from that childhood trauma. Her story is a story of resilience and strength and inspires everyone to reach our best selves and live our best lives.
June 15, 2020
Episode 37 with Jennifer Fenton
Jennifer is a Psychiatric Nurse and has been in the healthcare field for over 26 years, focusing on being a Nurse for 18 of those years. She grew up as a military child with both of her parents serving. Jennifer decided to become a Nurse due to her passion of wanting to help people. Jennifer survived a toxic relationship that changed the course of her life and has used those lessons to help others.
June 11, 2020
Episode 36 with Jee Hae Choe
Jee Hae was born and raised in America Samoa, joined the Marines and immigrated to the states in 2008. She is an outdoor enthusiast, disabled service dog handler, dog trainer and domestic violence survivor. On her time off she enjoys hiking, kayaking exploring new places and has recently earned her open water and deep diving certifications.
June 09, 2020
Episode 35 with Kat McLead
Kat Mclead is the creator of Pinpoint Your Perfect Business: *the* proven framework for pinpointing your perfect niche for a high profit, high purpose, and high pleasure business while staying MOM first.Kat helped SEX WORKERS transition OUT of the Adult Industry into HIGH PROFIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP 13 years ago...AND that’s how she developed the PROFIT AND PURPOSE FRAMEWORK. It’s since been continually refined and is now designed specifically for Busy Moms.She started her first multiple 6 figure business 20 years ago, and hasn’t slowed down since — not even after having her son. A fun fact: That business’s profits meant that she had way more money than her husband when they first got married, and was able to pay the entire $450,000 down payment on their home. Not that he minded!
June 04, 2020
Episode 34 with Vismaya Rubin
Michele Vismaya Rubin, founder of Living in GRATITUDE Today, is on a mission to get people to exercise their GRATITUDE muscle in order to experience more love, joy, and prosperity in their life right now. Vismaya coaches people on the benefits of a Gratitude Practice, how to start one, and most importantly how to maintain it during difficult times. Vismaya’s journey began in the classroom of an inner-city school where she taught her students to find the beauty and joy in their life by shifting their perspectives despite adversity. Find out more about Vismaya on her website and on Facebook
June 02, 2020
Episode 33 with Jill Armijo
Jill Armijo lives in Lehi, Utah with her husband, Joe, and their two pooches. Their three boys are grown and they have a granddaughter, the cutest human alive.  Jill takes care of Joe, a veteran with schizophrenia, since 1997. She has been a physical therapist assistant for almost thirty years, and is also a health and life coach who helps caregivers of spouses with mental illness thrive and find happiness as they create the life they want while serving in a challenging circumstance. Jill also enjoys nature, fitness and nutrition, travel, reading and writing. She mostly enjoys spending time with her family no matter what they’re doing. Jill is the author of her book entitled "Home of the Unknown Soldier" which can be found on Amazon. She can also be found on her website ( and on Facebook (
May 28, 2020
Episode 32 with James McNeil
James Is an Army Combat Veteran, two-time suicide survivor, and a college student. He is also the author of the book entitled "Finding your Personal Mission" which launched 20 May 2020. His mission Is to provide veterans, their friends, and families with the tools to overcome suicidal thoughts and Ideations. James is also the founder of a T-shirt company called Coffee Tees and Inspirational Connection. You can find out more about James on Facebook and Linkedln. 
May 26, 2020
Bonus Episode The Year of Yes
This episode was inspired by two amazing women, Oprah Winfrey and Shonda Rhimes. I saw them both at the same time on a show called Super Soul Sunday and it will stick with me forever. Thank you for your wisdom and inspiration.
May 21, 2020
Episode 31 with Joe Stone
Joe Stone is Head of Audience Development for LA-based podcast production company Jam Street Media. He is also the founding member of What They Signed Up For a non-profit telling the stories of OIF and OEF veterans, and is a US Army, service-disabled combat veteran who served in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay. His 15-year, enlisted military career was ultimately successful, but tumultuous. He earned more than a dozen medals - including a Bronze Star Medal as a young Sergeant (E-5) during his first tour in Iraq. He also (twice) went through a divorce while in uniform, had friends who took their own lives or succumbed to their own chemical dependencies, and struggled with his own reintegration and coming to grips post-traumatic stress. Joe currently lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife Elizabeth and their blended family of four (plus two dogs and a cat). w. w. telegram joe_stone
May 19, 2020
Episode 30 with William York
William is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. During his time in service he spent so many years helping others through the numerous violent acts. He was able to recognize the signs and ensuring they received the help they needed. Although they had an emotional impact, they did not prepare him for the loss of his son to suicide in July 2018. Listen to his amazing story of strength and how he has created a space for others to seek the help they need. You can find more at
May 12, 2020
Episode 29 with LTC Olivia Nunn
Lieutenant Colonel Olivia Nunn commissioned as an ROTC Military Graduate through Radford University ROTC program in 2001. Through her 19 years of service she has served in various high level positions all while serving 3 tours to Iraq. She has served as an official Army spokesperson, executive to the Chief of Army Public Affairs and as the lead Strategic Communication Planner for the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She currently serves as the Director of Communications for U.S. Army Soldier for Life.
May 05, 2020
Episode 28 with Laura Yochelson
Laura Susanne Yochelson is an accomplished graduate of American University (AU) with a master’s in health promotion management. She is a committed mental health advocate who has written more than a dozen articles raising awareness about recovery and resources for NAMI, The AU Eagle, Project Heal, Active Minds, and others. After her graduation in 2019 from AU, she continued her on-campus involvement through collaborating with key health partners to make a positive difference.
April 28, 2020
Episode 27 with Sarah Ankney
Sarah Ankney is a Pinterest Account Manager. She wants to empower your business with a bit of magic to help you get visible. Sarah creates graphics and descriptions as well as manages your Pinterest account so that you can do all the things you need to do and drive traffic to your business. This is a powerful tool for podcasters, youtubers, coaches, and bloggers. Sarah is a single mom of 3 amazing girls who loves horror movies and murder mystery tv shows. If you need assistance in your business to get traffic to all your sites, please contact Sarah Ankney to add another powerful marketing tool. Feel free to send any questions or inquiries to
April 21, 2020
Episode 26 with Jennifer Pasquale
Jennifer Pasquale, founder of Pride & Grit. Jen is a 13-year military spouse and former corporate professional turned volunteer and military spouse advocate. Jen created Pride & Grit as a place for connection and conversation among military spouses about the challenges of military life. Over the years, Jen has watched seasoned military spouses struggle, silently, believing that supporting their Service Member meant sacrificing their authenticity. Through telling the stories of military spouses who are struggling but still thriving, Jen hopes to inspire others to carve their own paths and rediscover their voice. Website: Facebook, Instagram: @prideandgrit Twitter @prideandg
April 14, 2020
Episode 25 with Gems Collins
Gems is a remote Project Management Consultant who specialises in online courses and content creation, as well as providing 1-1 business coaching to small business owners. With a Masters in Global Management and a 15 year career in Project Management, Gems started her own business when she married a US serviceman and her career trajectory changed. Now, she is able to combine her love for writing, coaching and message sharing with her expertise in Project Management, to help others to tell their story, sell their course or grow their business. Find more at
April 07, 2020
Episode 24 with Tammi Moses
Tammi is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of Homes Are For Living, LLC dba The Hoarding Solution which is a Veteran Woman Owned & Operated Business locates in Oak Harbor, WA
March 31, 2020
Episode 23 with Jillian Ganci
Jillian Swanson Ganci is an artist, wife, and mother of three. Having been a military spouse for 13 years, she has had to adjust her own career path many times. Like many military spouses cultivating new skills and adapting to a new job or career is par for the course. Jillian has been a producer, actor, hairdresser, makeup artist, student, fitness instructor, and baker. Since moving to the D.C metro area Jillian has returned to her entertainment roots and has jumped into a new documentary project focused on living with PTSD.
March 24, 2020
Bonus Episode with Justine Evirs
   Justine Evirs is a Visionary, Serial Entrepreneur, Navy Veteran, and Military Spouse who is no stranger to a road less traveled. She is currently serving as the President and Founder of The Paradigm Switch (TPS), which is a digital nonprofit that teaches military spouses how to work anywhere in the world. Recently, Justine has started a public conversation around mental health, addiction, and recovery. Her authentic leadership style - paired with her passion for building psychologically safe and inclusive environments - are the secrets to the energetic and high-powered organizations she builds and leads. Email- The letter that was shared publicly yesterday (19 March 2020). This letter provides insight into what people can expect from TPS moving forward. The letter that was shared publicly on December 19th regarding the reality of TPS  Alcoholism Web Series in partnership with InDependent Part One  Part Two Part Three is scheduled for March 26th Part Four will be in April
March 20, 2020
Episode 22 with Donnell Johns
Donnell is a Husband, Father, Veteran Advocate and Army Retired Command Sergeant Major. He has founded Avision Worldwide Leadership Consulting Firm, Co-founder of Veterans Grow America and Founding Organizer for 1 Million Cups. You can get more information at
March 17, 2020
Episode 21 with Sybil Jones
Sybil is the owner of Mamas and Coffee, where she delivers a real, raw, and random discussions about life to empower women to live life to the fullest, She has also recently started sharing her message about self love and body image from the skinny perspective over we Her entire work and mission are to empower others through her Know You Be You Love You message. * This podcast is sponsored by Nicole Smith of Navigate Your Freedom.
March 10, 2020
Episode 20 with Marshal Gillen
MEET MARSHAL! The #1 Transformational Storyteller In The World & Authority On Becoming A Top Paid Speaker.  Marshal Gillen is recognized as one of the most requested, in-demand storytelling and transformational keynote speakers and business consultants in the world.  He was featured on ABC, NBC, CW, and FOX, and was an award winning storyteller and Thrive: Make Money Matter “Mastermind MVP of the Year.”  Marshal has delivered over 5,000+ hours of presenting, training and speaking for corporations, associations, business groups, colleges, universities and youth organizations worldwide.  As a speaker business coach and consultant, Marshal is the behind-the-scenes, go-to brand builder for many top speakers, authors, influencers, trainers, celebrities, sports coaches, pro athletes and entrepreneurs and is recognized as “The World’s #1 Top Paid Speaker Trainer and Coach!” *This Podcast Episode is sponsored by Nicole Smith of Navigate Your Freedom*
March 03, 2020
Episode 19 with Rosalee Davis “Eat the Chicken, Be a model”
This is part II of Ms Rose Davis’s journey. Listen to how her life did a complete 180 from where she thought it would end up. Find out more at and
February 25, 2020
Episode 18 with Travis Johnson
Travis Johnson is an amazing human being. He shares his story about his life growing up in Fosters Homes. He has shown such strength and gratitude in his life that in turn has made him an outstanding Naval Officer and the founder of two business. Take a listen to his story as I am sure you will have a whole new perspective on life.
February 18, 2020
Episode 17 with Aaron Hale
Aaron Hale is a 14 year veteran who has overcome some of the most difficult obstacles in his life. He talks about how he refused to accept defeat and finding his passion again. With his wife McKayla at his side he has found a sense of happiness for happiness and for others around the world. You can find more about him and order some of the most amazing desserts at
February 14, 2020
Episode 16 with Hope Bradley (Part II)
In this episode we bring back Erika Hope Bradley for a part II as she shares her story of her own battle with PTSD as a survivor of domestic violence. She is a military wife of 11 years, community advocate, non-profit founder, and mother of 3. As a survivor of domestic violence she encourages military spouses to be unapologetically transparent about their struggles. Encouraging kindness, self- care, and community involvement as a coping mechanism for the unique challenges of their lifestyle. She believes raising awareness by Boldly sharing the military community's stories can help bridge the gap between our service families and the American public.
February 12, 2020
Episode 15 with Richard Kaufman
Richard is a survivor. He is a veteran, father and husband. He uses his recovery from addiction to help others find their way back. He is the founder of the Comeback Coach and has saved many just by being open and honest.
February 11, 2020
Episode 14 with Cathy Murphy
Cathy is a military spouse, mother of two, certified health coach and wellness educator. She is the founder of Healthy Living Navigator. Take a listen to her powerful story of how she is creating a wellness community with a mission to educate, inspire and empower caregivers to make self care a priority.
February 04, 2020
Episode 13 with John Krotec
John is an entrepreneur, writer and army veteran. John went to work in corporate America until he decided he wanted to do more. He successfully served for three years and went on to help run a business for 23 years with his wife. When John hit rock bottom and survived a traumatic brain injury, this forced him to unleash his demons. He has now created his own healing system for coping with trauma and saving his marriage in the process. John is also the founder of GreenZone Hero in which he helps to improve businesses. You can find more at
January 28, 2020
Episode 12 with Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith shares her story as a Newly retired Coast Guard Veteran turned into Life Coach and Mental Wellness Advocate. She silently fought a battle while serving and is now helping others find their purpose. Listen more on how she helps you navigate your freedom.
January 21, 2020
Episode 11 with Amanda Huffman
Amanda Huffman is an Air Force Veteran, a mother to two boys and a Military Spouse. She is also the creator of a Podcast called Women of the Military and a blog called Airman to mom. Visit her site for more information at
January 14, 2020
Episode 10 with Anissa Hudak
As a yoga therapist and the founder of the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program, Anissa works with women who have been sexually traumatized to help them heal their PTSD (and other trauma related issues) with yoga therapy. As a 2 time rape survivor she intimately understands the needs these women face and help them navigate their healing journeys. You can find more information at
January 07, 2020
Episode 9 with Jason McClaren
Jason is a former Air Force Firefighter turned safety and emergency preparedness consultant, who after following his goal to be an Airman was thrust into a tailspin after a tragedy struck his family.
December 10, 2019
Episode 8. Raising a son
I have shared with you most of life. I have shared the good and bad days. What I haven’t shared behind my smile or tears is my son. Being a teenage boy living this Army life is not as easy as we think. We may see the smiles, but we forget to see the inside.
December 04, 2019
Episode 7 with Rose Davis (Part I)
Rose Davis is a Navy Veteran and Houston, Texas native. She is a healer, mother and health coach. Listen to part I of II of her amazing life journey.
December 03, 2019
Episode 6 Family
Last month we lost a family member. Our cousin, friend, brother, husband and father. This past weekend we got together after 10 + years to celebrate his life. No matter what, our family shows up and we need to try and focus on that.
November 19, 2019
Episode 5 with Erika “Hope” Bradley
Erika "Hope" Bradley is a military spouse of 11 years, advocate, volunteer and nonprofit founder. Currently studying digital marketing and social work with a background in healthcare and property management.  Dependastrong was created to raise awareness of the mental health challenges dependents face and combat them with community. We aim to encourage spouses to take an active role in their well being thru physical activity, creating community and encouraging advocacy regarding the issues that effect our community's quality of life. Our largest initiative is Semper Fortis military child recruitment.  This program aims to help military-connected student athletes obtain exposure for collegiate scholarships.
November 12, 2019
Episode 4 with Combat Veteran, Daryl R. Walker
This week’s episode is with my brother in arms, a very good friend, retired combat veteran, father and author. We Served together at Ford Hood. TX and were deployed to Afghanistan together in 08-09.
November 05, 2019
Episode 3-Bonus Episode!
Happy 3 year retirement anniversary to me.
November 01, 2019
Episode 2 with Melinda Lanier
Melinda is a mother to 5 children, military spouse and business owner.
October 29, 2019
Episode of 1 of The Truths We Hide
Hello everyone and welcome back. This is an all and new podcast called the Truths We Hide. I am Annette, creator of A Wild Ride Called Life. You can get more info on
October 21, 2019