Awakened Nation

Awakened Nation

By Brad Szollose
Regular People. Extraordinary Conversations.
A huge shift is taking place on planet earth; people seem to be waking up…tired of the way things used to be, they are creating something brand new, and changing the world we live in.

On Awakened Nation®, award-winning author and serial entrepreneur Brad Szollose interviews the next generation of idea makers, disruptors and the game-changers. You’ll hear from bestselling authors, professional athletes, activists, business professionals, rock stars, healers and others, who will share stories and the truths that will open your eyes.
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How to go from People Pleaser to Self-Assured Badass with Melissa Lynn
"This is where my power has come from..."  Health and Wellness Coach Melissa Lynn opens up about the difference between being strong and pretending to be strong, how a debilitating injury forced her to get focused and lose 115 pounds, and the driving forces that gave her the strength to leave 2 abusive relationships. This is a fun episode. Melissa Lynn's BIO: Melissa Lynn is a mother, an entrepreneur, a survivor of abuse, and a self-love advocate. Motivated by her own journey to reconnect with her authentic self, Melissa released 115 pounds of weight that was no longer serving her highest potential. Dropping the stories of her past she continues to make decisions that align with her own inner peace and happiness. She discovered how to truly find balance and live her healthiest happiest most abundant life possible. Melissa believes it is her soul's calling to mentor, support, and coach others in finding their own path to living a life filled with purpose wellness and happiness. Melissa is a certified Life Coach, Leadership Coach, as well as a certified Nutrition/Health Coach. Melissa is the owner of Lissa Lynn Coaching and Consulting, LLC, she practices a holistic approach to whole-body health and wellness. Looking at how all areas of life are connected and how each impacts the other. http://lissalynn.com/ About your host Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst  Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
44:03
December 26, 2019
Dishing on Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More! with Randall Kenneth Jones
What is it like to interview some of today's top celebrities such as Vanna White, Pat Benatar, Erin Brockovich, Sam Champion, Barbara Corcoran, Val Chmerkovskiy, Panache Desai, Janet Evanovich, Sara Evans, Lisa Guerrero, Dr. Judy Ho, Sonny Jurgensen, Hoda Kotb, Suze Orman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Vanessa Williams, Ginger Zee and many more? Only Randy can get them to open up and dish. Brad sits down with Randall Kenneth Jones, host of the always entertaining Jones Dot Show (Jones.Show). Funny, witty, and always a deep conversation, Randy talks about his relationship with his husband, his friendships with Barbara Corcoran and Pat Benatar, and his own personal growth professionally and personally.  This is a wonderful episode you won't want to miss. Randall Kenneth Jones' BIO: Modern-day renaissance man Randall Kenneth Jones has built a marketing and public relations portfolio that includes respected household names from the IT, healthcare, entertainment, publishing, retail and consumer products & services industries. His primary focus has been creative ideation, branding, content development, CRM and direct marketing. With a Foreword by Peggy Post (The Emily Post Institute) and an Introduction by Erin Brockovich, Jones’ best-practices book, “Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More!” was published in late 2016. “Show Me” has been described by New York Times Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich as “a bit David Sedaris, a touch Dale Carnegie, a dash of Janet Evanovich….” Barbara Corcoran of “Shark Tank” added: “Randy has created a literary ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Wickedly funny, yet profoundly touching! Show Me is ‘Shark Tank’ meets NASCAR meets Broadway meets ‘The Partridge Family.’” In 2018, Jones launched JONES.SHOW, a new podcast with his signature “look for the best in people” focus. Susan C. Bennett, the original voice of Siri, is the program announcer and recurring guest.  Between his book and his podcast, Jones has profiled Laura Benanti, Pat Benatar, Erin Brockovich, Sam Champion, Barbara Corcoran, Val Chmerkovskiy, Panache Desai, Janet Evanovich, Sara Evans, Lisa Guerrero, Dr. Judy Ho, Sonny Jurgensen, Hoda Kotb, Suze Orman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Vanessa Williams, Ginger Zee and many more. He has appeared on TODAY, The Hoda Show with Hoda Kotb, MARKETPLACE on Public Radio and CNBC.com. A uniquely entertaining motivational speaker, Jones is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. His ongoing mission supports positive communication, creative thinking & innovation and authentic self-expression. Host: Brad Szollose
1:09:26
December 25, 2019
The Art of Staying Motivated with Motivational Speaker Dave Sheffield
How do you stay motivated, as a motivational speaker, when life is knocking you down? Brad sits with long-time friend and speaking industry colleague Dave "The Shef" Sheffield to discuss life's ups and downs.  Dave Sheffield's BIO: Dave “The Shef” Sheffield has helped more than 620,000 people from 58 different countries unleash their leadership potential, motivate their teams, and discover their “Recipes for Success” via his dynamic live programs and his 5 top selling books. He also coaches professional athletes, authors, rock stars, and sales professionals. He specializes in helping people lead regardless of title, grow regardless of circumstances, and get out of their own way. About your host Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2    Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association  and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate      Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with  various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise      Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
48:09
December 24, 2019
Becoming a Side Hustle Millionaire with Tony Whatley
"Here I am making millions in my side hustle and I'm still working full-time in my day job in the oil and gas industry. My friends just couldn't understand why I wouldn't quit my day job..." Serial entrepreneur Tony Whatley of 365Driven sits down with Brad and shares his extraordinary journey from his teen years riding skateboard, to executive in the oil and gas industry, to creating a side-hustle business that generated millions. Tony shares the classic 'son of an immigrant' story and the tenacity that made him one of the country's top entrepreneur success stories. If you are an entrepreneur, THIS is an excellent episode. Tony Whatley's BIO: Mentor | Entrepreneur | Engineer | Car Fanatic Tony  Whatley is a business mentor, speaker, best-selling author, and podcast host. He is best known as Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind, with over 300,000  registered members. This business sold for millions in only five years after starting. Amazingly; it was just his part-time business! Tony once led a successful corporate career with over 27 years of experience in oil/gas, managing $100MM+ international EPIC projects. He has built and scaled project management departments, and consulted within Fortune 100  corporations on systems, processes, and leadership. Tony also has extensive experience in procurement and contract laws, as well as contract negotiation. In 2015, Tony decided to focus on building businesses full-time and left behind a multiple six-figure salary range to do what he loves. Tony earned a Bachelor of Science degree in  Mechanical Engineering, from The University of Houston. He is also a  Certified Project Manager, as well as serving as club president of  Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership training group. When he is not doing work to build his legacy, you can find him and his wife, Lisa, exploring the world or racing high-performance cars. About your host Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2   Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate     Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise     Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees     (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
55:08
December 24, 2019
The Birth of a Brand with Ugg Australia Founder Brian Smith
What does an accountant/surfer dude in the late 70s to do after quitting his job? He looks for signs from the universe! And THAT is how Brian Smith began his journey of bringing the Ugg Brand to America. Brian shares with Brad his wins, his failures and his secrets to building one of the most iconic brands in the world.  If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, in marketing or sales, THIS EPISODE of Awakened Nation is filled with the secrets to figuring out your marketing and customer.  Brian Smith Bio: Brian Smith, Founder of the world-famous UGG Australia Brand. Graduating in 1978 as a Chartered Accountant in Australia, Brian came to California looking for the next big opportunity to bring back to Australia. While studying at the UCLA Graduate School of Management he observed that there was no sheepskin footwear in the US. With only $500 in capital, he imported boot samples and over the next seventeen years built the UGG Australia brand into a multi-million dollar international enterprise. He sold in 1995 and the brand has continued to grow to exceed a billion dollars in annual sales for the past six years. Brian is one of the most sought after International business leaders in the country today. He is committed to teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage their most precious assets from within, and to recognize and pursue their passions to create a fulfilling and successful life. Brian has authored the book “The Birth of a Brand – Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul”, is a sought after Keynote speaker and mentors small business owners. He spends his time with his family and friends in Southern California and enjoys surfing and contributing to humanity. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate    Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise    Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees    (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
41:33
November 29, 2019
The Difference between Medicine and Health with Sharon Ward
From political activist to health practitioner, Sharon Ward is working with remote healing and energy devices that are right out of Star Trek...all from her iPad. Sharon tells her extraordinary journey from healing herself to organizing Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty rallies to getting trained, and certified as a health practitioner. This is a fun episode and Brad gets to do his Bill Clinton impersonation.  Sharon Ward Bio:  Sharon has been studying and practicing natural health for over 30 years. In her early twenties (before the internet) she spent hours at the local library and book stores learning how to heal herself from debilitating fatigue, depression, panic attacks and headaches which were the result of a high sugar diet, mercury toxicity and lack of adequate nutrients. She realized the modern medical system was completely at a loss as to what caused her illness and at a loss as to how to correct it. Taking her life into her own hands she recovered from years misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Sharon has not been to a medical doctor to treat an illness in over 25 years. She is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Health Practitioner, is a graduate of Trinity School of Natural Health as a Naturopathic Doctor, a Certified Natural Health Professional and a Certified Health Specialist.  Sharon also practices remote bioenergetic harmonizing using a frequency generating device to relieve stress in the energy field. A long-time student of spirituality, the principles of liberty, free markets, Austrian Economics and health freedom led her to Ron Paul in 2007.  Sharon was the Wake County Coordinator for Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty in North Carolina. Due to her successful work with that organization, she was tapped to be the North Carolina director for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign. This was definitely outside of her wheelhouse but led to intense spiritual growth.  Sharon Ward, ND, BCHHP www.NatureHealsU.com  About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise    Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees    (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
1:04:30
November 28, 2019
Memories of Eartha Kitt and The Simply Eartha brand with daughter of the legendary actress, Kitt Shapiro
What kind of life can you expect when your mother is the legendary singer, songwriter and actress, Eartha Kitt? Extraordinary is the answer.  Kitt shares her extraordinary childhood, lessons from her always outspoken mother, Eartha Kitt, as well as standing strong during the civil rights movement, her role as the original Catwoman, being ousted by the Johnson Administration for her remarks about Vietnam, to her Emmy® Award-Winning voiceover work with Disney.  Brad and Kitt share some wonderful moments and a few miracles from their own friendship, as well as relaunching her mother's brand Simply Eartha. This is a wonderful episode if you love nostalgia. Kitt Shapiro Bio: Daughter of the legendary entertainer, Eartha Kitt, Kitt Shapiro has had an unconventional journey as she continues to evolve as a successful entrepreneur, wife and mother of young adults. Founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand, Shapiro uses her mother’s words, wisdom and beauty, designing a line of ‘accessories that SAY something’ made in the USA by local artisans. Shapiro has been in and around the fashion and entertainment business all of her life. She grew up speaking French and English as she traveled the world with her mother. After studying on the road as well as at Lycée Francais in Los Angeles and London, Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company. As president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years, Shapiro organized and produced Eartha Kitt shows and projects all over the world. Her behind the scenes work for her famous mother was highlighted by a Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.” When Eartha Kitt was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer, Shapiro became her mother’s caregiver and advocate. Eartha Kitt died Christmas Day 2008. She had never had a colonoscopy prior to her diagnosis. Shapiro has taken it upon herself to share her mother’s story and bring attention to the importance of screening and early detection. Shapiro recently served as a member of the board of directors for the Colon Cancer Alliance in Washington DC. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise    Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees    (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
54:44
November 27, 2019
How do you handle the death of your son? with Cal's Angels founder Tom Sutter
"I'd like to speak with mom and dad alone now" is a phrase no parent wants to hear from a doctor. And yet that is exactly what happened to Tom Sutter. Brad sits with Tom as he tells the heartwrenching story of his son Cal's battle with Leukemia, the miracles along the way, and forming Cal's Angels, one of the few charities that makes sure the money goes to treatment and families who are struggling during one of the most difficult times of their lives. This is a wonderful episode and we are blessed to get Tom on Awakened Nation. Tom Sutter's Bio: Tom Sutter is the original founder and a board member at Cal’s Angels (www.calsangels.org ), which he founded after losing his son, Cal, to Leukemia at the age of thirteen.  Cal’s wages W.A.R. on pediatric cancer by granting Wishes, raising Awareness, and funding Research through clinical trials.  He is continually inspired by the children that Cal’s Angels helps and their tenacity and strength of character.   Tom is a published author, father to a blended family of 7 children, and one giant ball of energy and humor who seems to live by the motto “growing old is a blessing, growing up is optional”.  While it is sometimes difficult to keep a straight face when sitting down with Tom, he will always have your best interests in mind when serving you. He also said that before he dies he’d like to collect the nacho batting helmets from each MLB stadium, that his secret talent is being able to walk and chew gum at the same time, and that his favorite place in the world is anywhere that serves pizza and beers.   Often reading books like Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich and publications like Fortune, Business Insurance Journal, Jeffery Gitomer’s Sales Caffeine, and the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s Yesterday and Today.   Tom has been in the insurance industry since 1993 and is not only a commercial insurance specialist, he is also responsible for training and developing the next generation of Insurance Professionals.  Crum-Halstead Agency. Tom is that he is a youthful, passionate, driven individual whose energy and zeal for life coupled with his knowledge and passion for improvement allows him to serve his customers at a level that inspires others to live and do better. Tom studied Economics, Computer Science, and Finance at Northern Illinois University.  About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate    Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise    Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees    (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
54:28
November 26, 2019
Creating The Conservative Business Journal with John DiLemme
"People don't know what to do when they say they want to save the planet but eat at McDonald's. I'm a Vegan and a Republican...they don't know what to do with that." John Di Lemme’s entire career has revolved around changing lives and turning around businesses. His strategic marketing consulting has generated over 100 Million Dollars in business for his clients and assisted them with building a loyal customer base by providing extreme customer service. But he began to see that there was a lack of accurate conservative news in The United States. From that moment on, John set out to launch the Conservative Business Journal and Podcast. His Keep The State Red has been growing momentum in Florida. If you are a Conservative, you will love this episode. John Di Lemme Bio: The  Conservative Business Journal is the brainchild of John Di Lemme that was birthed through his frustration and dissatisfaction of seeing businesses fearful of the repercussions they would face for standing on their conservative values and commitment to America’s free enterprise system. As a strategic business coach, international speaker, podcaster, and author for over 18 years, John knew that he had to take drastic action that would give conservatives the strength to stand firm and build record-breaking businesses. The  Conservative Business Journal will empower conservative businesses,  entrepreneurs, and professionals to keep fighting for their right to live the American dream and maximize our capitalistic society. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate   Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise   Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees   (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
1:18:33
November 25, 2019
Shaman in the City with Sam Liebowitz
What do you do when you are raised in a strict Jewish household? You grow up to become a spiritual seeker and healing practitioner in the middle of a big city. Sam Liebowitz sits down with Brad and explains his life, awakenings, and creating a healing community in New York City. This is a fun episode as two long-time friends have a conversation on consciousness. Enjoy Sam Liebowitz Bio: Sam Liebowitz, known as The Conscious Consultant,  is a mentor, coach, speaker, healer, and serial entrepreneur. He has been in business since 1993 and has owned several successful businesses. His current ventures include The Conscious Consultant, a coaching and mentoring service which promotes sensible, ethical, moral and conscious ways to build careers and businesses, Talking Alternative Broadcasting, an Internet Radio Station which reaches over 100 countries worldwide, and Double Diamond Wellness a healing center in the Heart of Manhattan. In these various roles, Sam has inspired hundreds of people to live a life that is happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Sam has lectured in several venues in New York City, including being a featured speaker at  TEDxUpperWestSide in 2016. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate   Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise   Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees   (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
55:43
November 21, 2019
Creating the Next Generation of Wealth in the Black Community with Mark Jackson II
Author of Read Me, Or Stay Broke, Mark Jackson II sits down with Brad on this episode to explain his journey of starting out in the Air Force, winding up broke and making the decision to teach himself financial literacy.  His driving force; his two sons. Today Mark has created several successful businesses, completed dozens of real estate transactions and stands in an elite circle of highly sought after Black Leaders who speak on the subject of success.  In this empowering episode, Mark shares what it's like to be a bestselling author whose books are used as a curriculum for the next generation of financial literacy seekers.  Mark Jackson II Bio: Mark Sweeney Jackson II is a financial mentor, motivational speaker, student-teacher, and professional real estate investor. Jackson is a highly decorated Air Force Veteran. His knowledge and experience has taken him all over the globe, including residing in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to spending five years enlisted in the United States Air Force. Jackson continued his government career and service to his country with the U.S. Department of Defense for seven years. During this period Jackson re-interested himself in real estate while completing his B.A. in two years.  Through his company Sweeney and Sons Consulting LLC he's authored several best selling books and hosts financial workshops. His book Read Me or Stay Broke is changing lives and opening the eyes of people all over the world to the secrets of wealth building. He has been involved in a variety of real estate transactions totaling millions of dollars as he oversees all acquisitions for potential and current investments at M&C Real Estate LLC. He has also served as a financial consultant for many private companies including ManoCo International Public Relations.  As a proud father of two sons, and serves as financial advisor and treasurer at The Christ Experience Church in Oklahoma City. A passionate volunteer Mark is a well known YMCA Basketball and Baseball coach. Mark Jackson II is now at the cusp of his career. His keen mind and big heart have already solidified him as a source of inspiration to thousands. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate   Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise   Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees   (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
1:20:26
November 20, 2019
Connecting Beyond The Veil of Reality with Jennie Byers
What happens when your mother visits you after her death? Do you ignore her or listen? Jennie Byers works beyond the veil and helps people communicate with dead loved ones who have crossed over. Brad sits with Jennie as she broadcasts from her Spirit Reunions Sanctuary in the mountains of Tennessee. This is a touching episode. About Jennie Byers: Jennie Byers, is the founder of Spirit Reunions Sanctuary, a 15 acre educational center for healing and community located in the Cherokee Mountains of East TN.  The center features themed tiny houses for retreat, a native American tipi and medicine wheel, Reiki labyrinth, 700 sq ft Egyptian scale pyramid, and a team of healing practitioners.   Jennie communicates beyond the veil into higher vibrational realms and assists us with healing with our loved ones who have transitioned from the physical. Jennie’s background is in finance and she was the Controller of multiple professional race teams in Indianapolis, IN prior to moving to TN and opening the sanctuary.   About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2   Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate   Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique  management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise   Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees   (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
58:33
November 19, 2019
Reinventing Yourself and Starting Over with Jordan Harbinger
What happens when you leave a successful decade-long running podcast because you want to go bigger? Jordan Harbinger of The Jordan Harbinger Show tells us his extraordinary move to relaunch his own show, and go after the very best guests. We talk about his interview with Kobe Bryant, Chelsea Handler and Lisa Lampanelli...and his dream interview. This was fun and laid back. Jordan talks about being unfulfilled and wanting something that was closer to the heart. And Jordan gives some surprising answers to our mystery round... Enjoy. Jordan Harbinger BIO: Jordan is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk-show host, and a communications and social dynamics expert. He has hosted a Top 50 iTunes podcast for over 12 years and receives over six million downloads per month, making The Jordan Harbinger Show one of the most popular podcasts in the world. On The Jordan Harbinger Show, he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and practical insights with the rest of us. About your host, Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees  (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
1:01:31
November 15, 2019
Hope for Introverts, Creativity and Mental Health with Michael Alcée, Ph.D
What if you knew you were an introvert but said yes to life? Michael Alcée did just that. Michael shares with Brad his extraordinary journey of starting a club for introverts in college, to becoming a two-time TEDxSpeaker, and realizing he was an ambivert. In this enlightening episode, Michael explains the secrets to creativity and mental health. Michael Alcée Bio: Michael Alcée, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who loves to draw on his passion for literature, music, and art to help individuals, groups, and organizations find their newest creative forms.  A two-time TEDx speaker, podcast host of 'Live Life Creatively', and Psychology Today blogger, he is intrigued by—how introverts can solve our mental health crisis, how therapy can heal our polarizing divisions, and how each of us is truly an artist in the making. He is the 2019 winner of the American Psychological Association Schillinger Memorial prize for his essay on the link between jazz and psychoanalysis: "Reading the Changes: Freud's Improvisational  Art." He is currently working on a book entitled Developing a Therapeutic Voice: A Poetic and Practical Guide for Clinicians and Supervisors.  He currently works in private practice in Tarrytown, NY and as the Mental Health Educator at Manhattan School of Music. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees  (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
54:59
November 14, 2019
The Creative Direction of Soul with Renee Rotkopf
"[Soul] Branding is like intention work for me and it's a bit of alchemy...when you have that level of dimensionalizing your intention, and you're developing your [personal] brand, things start to happen." Renee Rotkopf is a long time Creative Director who combines here healing and NLP training with the branding process to bring heal, vitality, and intention to her client's life. In this wonderful episode, Renee shares with Brad her journey, training and her spiritual retreats. Renee Rotkopf BIO: Renee Rotkopf is is an explorer of the psyche, stars and everything in between. She is a creative life coach who helps people live a happier, more fulfilling life. With over 20 years as a creative director and brand expert in advertising, she empowers people’s creative consciousness using hypnosis, guided visualization, meditation, N.L.P., archetypes and astrology.  
Renee helps her clients think outside of the box of limiting beliefs to experience a positive change in their lives. Helping them break habits, release old patterns, heal the past and reimagine their future. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees  (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
47:22
November 14, 2019
Drawing Greatness out of Today's Youth with Geoffry McLachlin
What happens when you have a successful track record as a kindergarten teacher, but can't get a fulltime position?  You become a full-time speaker who has done over 800 speaking engagements in front of thousands of students.  Geoff shares his extraordinary journey and his love for the outdoors.  Geoff McLachlin Bio: Geoff McLachlan provides coaching, training, speaking and meeting facilitation services through INFLUENCE. Founder and CEO of Professionals at Play, Geoff has been a professional speaker for over 13 years and has made over 800 paid speeches for a variety of companies and organizations. Coaching and training is part of Geoff’s family heritage. His grandfather and father were both Washington State Track and Field Hall of Fame Coaches, and combined they had over 100 years of coaching experience! Following in their footsteps Geoff has worked with educators, youth, and private sector personnel, collectively and individually, with objectives to help teams increase their effectiveness and to help individuals make decisions and take action. Here's a few standout accomplishments. Geoff has provided coaching to a real estate client with a $200,000,000 budget, as well to as a USA Junior Olympic Weight Lifting champ. He has worked with hundreds of schools across the country to significantly reduce truancy and decrease suspensions. And he has a 70% client retention rate. Geoff joined the Influence team to continue his journey of helping people win in work and life. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees  (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
59:07
November 14, 2019
The Batman of Spring Hills, Jack Asbury
"Seeing a child's face light up is why I do this." As the Batman of Spring Hill, Jack Asbury is on a mission to bring hope and joy to children. He’s been featured in the NY Times, Inside Edition and countless other news sources for his good works. When he’s not being Batman, this father of two saves lives as an emergency medical technician.  About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees  (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
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November 8, 2019
What is Real News? with C-Vine News Network founder Linda Forsythe
What if you were so frustrated with the mainstream news that you started your own News Network? That's exactly what Linda Forsythe did.  With her army of Citizen Journalists, former NY Times journalists, and retired police and government officials, Linda has set strict guidelines for journalism that gets to the truth. News like the Military Tribunals taking place RIGHT NOW that is NOT being covered by the mainstream. C-Vine News is the only network that has access to daily court transcripts from Guantanamo. This is a controversial episode for sure! About Linda Forsythe Linda Forsythe is the founder and creator of the C-VINE International News Network. What started out as a "grassroots" movement between Patriot friends, has caught fire and exploded in a virulent manner globally!  C-VINE News has been placed in a Charitable Trust as a Foundation for Patriots around the world who have banded together to TAKE CHARGE of the news they receive. Now up to 45,000 active VOLUNTEERS are on assignment to investigate, vet, write news releases, and film breaking news stories from around the world. Many act as Digital Soldiers who help the news to spread on Social Media that has managed to beat the Conservative News censorship.  They also send a representative each month to cover the 9/11, KSM et al... Military Tribunals LIVE from GTMO via CCTV from Ft. Meade in Maryland. https://c-vine.com/ About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees  (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
1:26:40
October 23, 2019
Leadership, Communication, and Accountability with Jodee Bock
"...and that's where I get my heart broken all the time....when I want more for someone than they want it for themselves." Jodee Bock believes that leadership needs to be emotional, but it doesn’t mean what you might think it does. In this fun and engaging interview, Brad and Jodee talk about what it really takes to run a company.  Jodee Bock Bio Jodee Bock is an accidental entrepreneur who started her own business, Bock's Office Transformational Consulting, in response to a series of career moves that highlighted those elements she didn't even realize were missing. She says she left Corporate America as an employee to start her own business to help people stay and thrive. She is a speaker, author, trainer, facilitator and coach in the areas of Leadership, Communication, and Accountability. Her newest book, P.O.W.E.R. Tools at Work, was just released last week. About your host, Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
49:29
October 23, 2019
The Whole Method of healing yourself from the inside out with Rhonda Smith
“I have no problem holding the light while others move through their dark.” What happens when you start to confront the emotional trauma and try to heal? Brad speaks with Rhonda Smith on the problems of the New Age movement and how you can heal by fully embracing the darkness within.  Rhonda Smith Bio Rhonda Smith was born and raised in picturesque Northern California. She spends most of her time between the San Francisco Bay area and the Sierra Nevada mountains with her majestic little wiener dog, Saylor Love. Rhonda shares her message on stage, as well as through podcasting, coaching, and her work with sacred plant medicine. She uses all of these modalities to support people in remembering the truth about who they are. Rhonda believes that only when we embrace the darkest parts of ourselves, do we learn the lessons that lead to remembering and living our deepest truth. The greatest work of our lives is being willing to stand naked with all of our masks removed. The current state of our planet (living earth) and humanity is a catalyst to understand the way we've been living isn't working! This was the spark that ignited Rhonda's mission.  Her newest company, "The Expanded Hueman," is set up to answer the question "What comes next after personal development?"  It's an invitation for us all to stop the madness of endlessly seeking outside ourselves. Her book, The Whole Method, is about remembering how to journey back into ourselves and once there, discover everything we need. About your host, Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
54:35
October 23, 2019
Change your diet, change your life, with Vegan Advocate, David Benzaquen
“Just try different things and don’t judge yourself.” Could becoming a Vegan reverse your family's chronic diseases? David Benzaquen shares his journey and ways your family can bring more vegetables into your diet for better health.  David Benzaquen Bio David Benzaquen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ocean Hugger Foods, a company that manufactures plant-based seafood alternatives to address the overfishing crisis. The company has received innovation awards from Whole Foods Market and Sysco, and has been heralded in the New York Times, USA Today, CBS Morning News and more. David is an investor in plant-based food companies and a mentor and advisor to various companies in the space. About your host, Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
42:04
October 23, 2019
From Fear To Freedom: Find Liberation From The U.S. Income-Tax System with Kelly Alexander
“Over my life, I just got little hints of things that says there’s more going on than what’s on the surface.” Benjamin Franklin said three things are inevitable: Life, Death and Taxes. Kelly Alexander begs to disagree. In this informative episode, Brad sits down with her to understand how the average person can pay less in taxes, legally.  Kelly Alexander Bio Kelly Alexander is the founder of  Great American Tax Remedy, which empowers American taxpayers like you to liberate themselves from federal and state income taxes through powerful, little known banking laws that anyone legally working in the private sector-United States, can leverage. Wanting to understand and become a more empowered citizen, Kelly embarked on a quest that, after a decade of research and some painful dealings with the IRS,  led her to uncovering secrets of the tax system and banking laws. What she unexpectedly discovered was a legitimate way to opt out of today’s usurious and misleading tax system. Sharing those discoveries and empowering others to apply them correctly is now her life’s calling. Kelly is the author of a soon to be released  upcoming book  From Fear To Freedom--Liberation From The U.S. Income-Tax System and has helped small business owners, W-2 wage earners, doctors, investors etc. cut their taxes by tens of thousands of dollars --  legally -- without complicated strategies, or scrounging for new deductions, while at the same time lowering the US national debt.   It’s truly possible and legal for YOU to pay modest or ZERO income tax -- Kelly shows you how!   About your host, Brad Szollose:   First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.
53:26
October 22, 2019
Building your legacy, Prosperneur™ and Empowered Fathers in Action with Christopher Salem
“It was the addiction to the anger...and the way that I medicated to escape and function was alcohol, drugs and sex.” How do you step forward from a life of dysfunction and addiction to one of healing and power? Chris sits down and explains his journey through anger and alcoholism, his relationship with his father and the work he is doing today as a Prosperneur™ and his non-profit Empowered Fathers in Action. About Christopher Salem Christopher Salem, CEO of CRS Group Holdings, LLC mentors and consults with entrepreneurs, business leaders, sales professionals, and companies to build and protect their brands by raising their level of influence as trusted advisors to maximize their results.  Chris is also an accomplished business & emotional intelligence strategist, corporate trainer, world-class speaker, award-winning author®, certified mindset expert, radio show host & media personality, and wellness advocate.  He works with individuals around the world including business leaders from organizations such as such as JP Morgan – Chase, Ralph Lauren, UTC - Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Microchip Technologies, Anthem, US Census Bureau, United Healthcare, Laticrete Corporation, Hubbell Corporation, Conning & Company, Foxwoods Casino, and NYPD Forensics Department including universities such as University of Hartford, Bay Path University, Worcester State University, and spoke on overcoming limited beliefs for peak performance at Harvard University’s Faculty Club.  Chris is the originator of the term Prosperneur™—an individual whose health and wealth are in alignment in a way that leads to true prosperity. His book Master Your Inner Critic / Resolve the Root Cause – Create Prosperity addresses this and went international best seller in 2016.   He also co-authored the recent edition to "Mastering the Art of Success" with Jack Canfield.  His weekly radio show Sustainable Success is part of the Voice America Influencers Channel.   
Chris is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Empowered Fathers in Action, a 501c3 organization dedicated to strengthening the father - son bonding process through a sustainable solution process to build future leaders in the home, communities, and business from a place of higher self-confidence & esteem.  This process resolves the root cause of limited beliefs for both for parents and their children as not to repeat the cycle over again that leads to dysfunction, miscommunication, and problems within the family, community, and businesses.    Websites:  www.christophersalem.com  www.efamovement.org About your host, Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate  Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise  Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation®.father-son
49:51
October 22, 2019
Season 1 Recap with Elizabeth Hamilton and Brad Szollose
”Whether you like it or not, or think we are all insane, it’s now part of the public zeitgeist.” What does it take to make a podcast? And how do we find all those wonderful guests? In this fun episode Brad and Elizabeth Hamilton, Executive Producer of Awakened Nation, review the highs and lows of season 1.  From understanding new social mores to aliens and natural healing, this season had it all.  About Elizabeth Hamilton:  As executive producer of Awakened Nation and Brad's business partner, Elizabeth Hamilton takes decades of book and marketing industry to help people build the platforms they need to get their message out. They understand what makes a book sell, from an Amazon listing to the importance of color on the bookshelf. Why When not planning campaign strategy, Elizabeth is known for an active and effective social media life. An influencer, both online and off, they have spoken at Social Media Breakfast Houston, Social Media Day Houston, and Comicpalooza. Every Friday night, they host a live stream radio show about David Bowie on Facebook. Elizabeth is also an accomplished writer, having been published in Military.com and Thrive Global,  among others. Their most recent book, Outline: Write Your Book Faster With a Plan, helps authors create an actionable plan to get started on their writing. About Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
1:09:07
October 22, 2019
Alien-Hybrid Programs, UFO Abduction and seeing how the universe really works with Geraldine Orozco
What if you awakened to one day and could see the Matrix right in front of your eyes? That's exactly what happened to Geraldine Orozco. Listen in as she describes our 5D Universe, being a part of 4 Alien-Hybrid programs, and supporting other mothers who have been a part of this program. THIS is our most controversial show to date. About Geraldine Orozco Geraldine is the founder of Bay Area Meditation & Space Meditation Studio in San Francisco, CA. She is also an international speaker, radio host, Pranic, Quantum & Shamanic Energy healer, She is an Akashic Intuitive, Psychic Meditation Expert, Qi Gong Master, Collective Trauma Researcher, and Archetypal Social Theorist. She is currently working on her first book DNA Origins and the Hybridization and Ascension Program.  On October 14, 2013, Geraldine experienced a vivid abduction from her home in CA. where she recounts being introduced to eight hybrid children. The next morning she discovers a powerful hypersensitivity to the human electromagnetic field and an ability to see the multidimensional bodies, energetic cords, contracts, and ancestral lineage, with manifestation to their earth grid connections. Geraldine undergoes several public regressions with Alba Weinman, Barbara Lamb, and Miesha Johnston. Traversing multiple dimensions of reality she maps out the structure of the universe. Identifying how the souls',  DNA plays a vital role in the sustainability of a massive Hybridization program.  Geraldine discovers that she has been involved in 4 different hybridization multiplication programs resulting in 24 + hybrid children. This discovery revealed a lifetime of documented experiences. Including implantation, gestation and retrieval. Resulting in several unexplained pregnancies and physical implications. These experiences prompted her to document and create HybridMother.com a support group for hybrid parents and Children that are experiencing current hybridization and abduction experiences Internationally. Her most recent experiences involve military laboratory (MiLab) in the US, in which she documents and researches through regression, the involvement of the governmental phases which carry out these terrestrial programs among us. Geraldine's understanding of the universe with relation to the human body, incites her to create a healing modality called DNA Reprogramming°. Replacing information at the cellular and vibrational level of the body. She believes the technology of the human is one the most advanced in the matrix multi-universe, with the ability to move and interact on multiple planes of dimensional existence. And as fractals of pure consciousness, she explains how it's possible to no longer maintain in the programmed survival cyclical reincarnation of the holographic matrix.
44:36
July 17, 2019
What kind of world will we leave our daughters? Founder of Nerdy Girl Success Christina Meade
"As teens, young girls who enter STEM curriculum are on track to work in tech jobs...but something happens along the way." Is there only one kind of Feminism? Feminist, Trainer and founder of Nerdy Girl Success, Christina Meade breaks it down for us on this empowering episode. About Christina Meade A self-described nerd girl, Christina Meade is the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Nerdy Girl Success. She used her expertise in education, business experience and passion for women's issues to launch the organization whose mission is to educate and encourage teen girls in the pursuit of business and political leadership positions.  The limiting beliefs of others can have a huge impact on how we feel about our own abilities. All it takes is one person believing in you and saying 'you can do it'. Christina is determined to bring that encouragement to women and teen girls by helping them develop into the strong leaders she knows that they already are. When she isn't working in her programs, you can find Christina sitting back with her Converse up, enjoying a hot coffee (or Southern Comfort), and reading a great book or plotting how to take over the world. About Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
51:29
July 16, 2019
Juicing for a healthier family with Parul Agrawal
How do you leave a cushy career as an engineer for a large company to become an internationally known health & wellness expert? Parul Agrawal did just that. On today’s Awakened Nation, Brad sits down to chat with this powerhouse to learn her journey of family, science and how she followed her beliefs to create a business that supports her lifestyle. About Parul  Parul Agrawal is an Author, Bestseller Launch Expert and host of  Corporate Wellness Podcast. She holds two Master degrees in Engineering from Arizona State University (ASU); worked as a Research Scientist at  ASU and Engineer for Intel Corporation. In an effort to help others address major medical issues and live more healthily, she pursued holistic studies and acquired her certification as a wellness expert.  After launching a successful Wellness Coaching business, Parul delivered the message of health through public speaking in various community centers and corporations. Parul’s life and business changed dramatically after she wrote a book on the benefits of juicing that became an International Bestseller in multiple categories. The book’s phenomenal success resulted in her being featured in major publications like the Huffington Post, Thrive Global,  Forbes and as a guest on ABC Arizona. Parul has not only continued her success as an author and  businesswoman, but she has paid-it-forward, by helping over 100 writers become bestselling authors, too! She is the founder of www.ParulAgrawal.com, an International Publishing Platform where she helps thought leaders in the areas of health, wellness and consciousness write their books, achieve bestseller authority status, and land in mainstream media - just like she did! Parul has also had the honor of being listed as one of the 30 change-makers in India for the year 2018. About Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
43:00
July 15, 2019
Conspiracy Theory or Conspiracy Fact? Anatomy of The Global Agenda with Michael W. Howell
”I stood in front of a mirror and I didn’t like what I was doing. I didn’t like that I was perpetuating this.” What do you really know about the world around you? Today‘s guest on Awakened Nation wants you to take a closer look at you think you know and what you don’t know. Michael W. Howell sparks a provocative and powerful  conversation with Brad that will have you wondering what is truth.  About MIchael W Howell: Michael W. Howell cuts right to the heart of the matter, using only facts with no "conspiracy theories" to show us exactly what the New  World Order Global Agenda IS and how it is being put into place right under the noses of the people of the world! This is without a doubt the  most comprehensive volume ever written about this subject. Learn how super-special interests pull the strings of world affairs for this  agenda using Secret Societies, puppet politicians, the Cloward and Piven social engineering strategy, the Communist Manifesto, wars and all  manner of terrible world events. What you do know is shocking, what you  don't know will blow your mind. How tightly the web is woven to attempt to exert complete global control! Diabolical and wicked, the plans of  these "leaders" for the common people of the earth is not benevolent, no matter how pretty their language sounds. Michael shows you, in their own words, exactly what their plans are and how they are playing their hand like master card players with an incredibly long view! Once you know the structure of a thing you are better equipped to deal with either fixing it or putting it down. This volume is the Cliff's Notes of the entire Global Agenda, certain to be hailed as a classic must-read! About Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
46:36
July 12, 2019
Creativity, starting over, Star Wars and the creation of #TableBoat with Tom Newmaster
“I didn’t know what I was going to do.” How do you create a life worth living? By pursuing the things that truly light you up inside. On this episode of Awakened Nation, Brad speaks with his long time friend, Tom Newmaster on creating a business with your spouse, letting your geeky interests influence your brand and the infamous TableBoat.  About Tom Newmaster: Tom Newmaster  is the founder and the creative director behind Force Packaging.Design, art direction, strategic guidance, client relationship... Whatever is needed to get the job done.He has been honored with over 45 design awards; Berks County Shining Star 2012, Project 2020 Finalist 2011 & 2010, Flexo Magazine Author’s Excellence Award 2006, and #16 in Fast Company Fast 50 2005. His company, FORCE pkg, is a new design and branding concept that combines real collaboration and real mobility. Built on a results oriented philosophy, the FORCE Crew delivers designs that impact the decisions consumers make at retail. Everything we do is supported by our "Relationships First" Model.We know how to listen, we ask better questions, and we know how to have fun. We enjoy our work and so should you! The FORCE crew has strategic and tactical design experience across numerous categories, including automotive, breakfast cereal, cheese, confectionery, fresh produce, frozen food, hardware, household cleaning, housewares, ice cream, nutritional supplements, meat, outdoor, OTC and snacks.Over the past 16 years, the members of the FORCE crew have 50+ package design awards to their credit.    About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
45:04
July 11, 2019
Perseverance, collaboration, creativity and Cirque Du Soliel: Zumanity with Stephan Choiniere
"When you have a dream, a powerful dream, and you realize it's never gonna happen, or the doors are closing, it's really hard to let it go." What is it like to be a dancer for Cirque du Soleil? And how do you get there? Stephan Choiniere reveals the dedication, imagination and collaboration it takes to become a featured performer for one of the world's most famous artistic experiences on this episode of Awakened Nation. This deep conversation reveals the years of preparation, waiting and belief in your dreams it takes to become one of the world's best dancers.  About Stephan Choiniere Stephan Choiniere  (pronounced Shwan Yare), dedicated himself to theatrical arts from training as an elite gymnast, acrobatic dancer, aerial artist, circus act choreographer, stunt man, and model. Among his most distinguished creations is being the designer and performer of two featured acts for Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas production of Zumanity. Stephan holds a degree in fine arts from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia while attending Temple University on a gymnastics scholarship. After his competition years as an NCAA gymnast, Stephan trained in a variety of dance disciplines in order to fuse more sophisticated choreography with acrobatics. About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
56:04
July 10, 2019
Miracle On The Hudson: Surviving a Plane Crash with Dave Sanderson
“When you think you only have one option in life, one way to get something done, if you’re resourceful and open up your mind, multiple pathways open up.” Dave Sanderson was the last person off US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger ditched the aircraft into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.  Dave not only survived the “crash” but also started to realize that the moments that made up his life—from childhood, to adulthood— prepared him for the events of that day. About Dave Sanderson: When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson not only survived the “crash” but also started to realize that the moments that made up his life prepared him for what was about to happen.After the incident, the lessons and strategies that he learned throughout his life were instrumental that day and the days following. He started to realize that one can actually grow from traumatic life experiences and set out on a path to not only share the lessons from that day but practical and implementable strategies anyone can use to not only survive their moment but grow and thrive. About Brad Szollose: First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
28:16
July 9, 2019
Free your Voice; Heal your Thyroid with Rosanne Lindsay
“Here I am, doing everything I can to prevent this and i end up with the most profound form of it.” Naturopathic doctor Rosanne Lindsay explains her journey to healing her thyroid through natural methods. For most of her life, hypothyroidism was a distinct possibility. So she took the right supplements, and made sure she would never get it. She got it. Listen into to this conversation on how she discovered her thyroid wasn't working the way it should, and the path she took to find doctors in the field to back up her findings. About Rosanne: Rosanne Lindsay, ND, is a Naturopath and a Tribal Healer with the Turtle Island Provider Network. She holds graduate degrees from Trinity School of Natural Health in Naturopathic medicine and from the University of Chicago’s School of Public Health in Environmental Health Science. Rosanne discovered her gifts as a healer through her own journey of reversing Profound Hypothyroidism naturally. 
Her mission is to guide others to heal themselves using body-mind-spirit medicine. She consults in person and online. She is a writer/blogger, speaker, and author of the books, 'The Nature of Healing, Heal The Body, Heal The Planet' and Free Your Voice, Heal Your Thyroid, Reverse Thyroid Disease Naturally.  She is president of the National Health Freedom Coalition (NHFC), to promote and protect the freedom to access natural health options as well as ensure the right of holistic practitioners to practice.  About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
1:00:22
July 8, 2019
Moving from Taking to Giving with Go-Giver Bob Burg
“People don’t buy because you want them to or need them to. They buy because they believe they will be better off by doing so.” How does one give value first in this business world? Bestselling author and good friend Bob Burg was gracious enough to join Brad on Awakened Nation and share his understanding of how giving results in better business.  About Bob Burg: Bob Burg is a sought ­after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President. Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go­Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, itself has sold over 850,000 copies and it has been translated into 21 languages. About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation™.
31:00
July 5, 2019
Reluctant entrepreneur, dealing with death and creating the Growth Now Movement with founder Justin Schenck
“Here‘s a spoiler for all you guys trying to reach a million dollars. You’re gonna reach a million dollars and you’re gonna go ‘How do I get 10 million?’ There’s no end, when it’s goals like that.” How does one move from grieving the loss of a parent to creating one of the top 10 podcasts and live events? Reluctant entrepreneur Justin Schenck shares his journey on Awakened Nation, revealing the losses and gains that made him into the man he is today. This is an empowering episode as Justin shares his deep relationship with his mother, facing sobriety, and waking up to his pain.  About Justin Schenk:  Justin Schenck is the host of the top-rated podcast the Growth Now Movement and founder of Growth Now, LLC which is a full-service podcast production and coaching company. He has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to follow by INC Magazine and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
40:29
July 4, 2019
Understanding The NEW Human with Julian Noel
”I’m sorry I used the word spiritual. It’s a horrible word.” As an actor, entrepreneur, inventor and founder of Shine International, Julian Noel is a force to be reckoned with. Join us on Awakened Nation to learn his insights into business and the human condition, and just how you can change your situation through the power of vision.  About Julian Noel:  Julian is the Founder of Shine, an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, facilitator and social change agent. He has coached and mentored hundreds of emerging and established entrepreneurs from around the world to improve their lives and businesses. About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
42:02
July 3, 2019
Losing it all. How changing your space can change your life with S. Lee Wright
“No matter how successful I got, my life was one-dimensional.“ In this episode of Awakened Nation, we visit with S. Lee Wright, who takes us on her journey of losing everything— a beautiful home, a strong career and so much more in New York City— led to her finding herself reborn on the coast of Spain. Listen and learn from this beautiful story of acceptance, clarity and love.  About S. Lee Wright:  Lee has a degree in Interior Architecture and Psychology, is a LEED AP, a certified Feng Shui specialist.  She combines these skills to provide her clients a unique holistic approach to creating spaces that support and reflect you. She operates in San Sebastian Spain, New York, New York and in London, England, offering project consultations, lectures, workshops, books and retreats.   About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
59:47
July 3, 2019
From broken nose Black Belt to financial advisor for the Hispanic Community with Aquiles Larrea
 ”Imagine fighting a karate match with your mouth...” Black belt tournaments are a defining moment for many. Aquiles Larrea, Fox Business News correspondent, fought through 17 matches with a broken nose to win. But that’s not his only win- as a financial specialist, he helps Latino families save more money with his books and radio programs.  Learn more about his fantastic story on today‘s Awakened Nation.  About Aquila’s Larrea: Aquiles Larrea is the CEO Larrea Wealth Management and acts as the personal CFO to help get Latino Executives and Entrepreneurs out of the office and enjoy the time with loved ones on their own terms. Aquiles has appeared on FOX Business, Spanish television and national radio programs. Together with his elite partners, he helps clients create their own "Empanada of Success.” He is author of “Your Money and You: Ultimate Wealth Guide for Latino Entrepreneurs and Executives: Helping you to create your Empanada of Success” About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation. As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches. Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design. As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture). Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
48:40
July 2, 2019
How falling to your death can change your life with Dov Baron
“You cannot hustle your way through the pain and, listen, there was nobody trying to hustle harder than me” What happens when you fall 120 feet to your death and survive? Dov Baron answers that question on Awakened Nation, revealing how 9 reconstructive surgeries repaired the damage done to his body but the true healing belonged to his spirit. By surpassing the culture of competitive trauma, Dov reclaimed his authentic self and rose to even greater heights in his career. About Dov Baron:  Twice cited as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, also cited in the Meeting and Event Professionals Guide to The Top 100 Motivational Speakers and Named as one of the Top 30 Global Leadership Gurus, Dov Baron has been sharing his wisdom and expertise privately and on international stages with professional leaders for more than 30 years. Dov’s influence has created a massive social media platform with over 200,000 followers via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, iTunes, etc. He has interviewed and worked with leaders featured on: Oprah, Ellen, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, Huffington Post, Larry King, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and many other top rated media. About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
45:01
June 24, 2019
Understanding LGBTQ & Transgender Issues with Leela Sinha
“Whatever someone’s gender experience is, it’s not a monolith.” Cis-gendered, transgendered, non-binary, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming... there’s a brave new world of expressing who people are. In this episode of Awakened Nation, Leela Sinha provides insight into an often misunderstood part of the LGBTQ movement- transgender people. You’ll learn how society has opened up to allow people to be themselves, why pronouns and names are so important and how to be supportive of the trans and non-binary people in your life.  About Leela Sinha: Leela Sinha (pronouns zee/zir/zim)  is an author, speaker, and executive coach, with a background in tech, bodywork, parish ministry, and sexuality education, among other things.  Zee believes that when people have to mute who they are it's bad for their health, their communities, and their bottom line. That could be gender, sexual orientation, race and culture, or something more amorphous like being 'too much'.  In 2016, zee wrote You're Not Too Much and shortly afterward founded The Intensives Institute at San Francisco, celebrating those big personalities and the companies that hire them.  Zee is most excited by the possibilities in tech and business when they overlap with diversity and inclusion. About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
31:09
June 24, 2019
Life in an RV with Demian Ross
”Living in the same city for my entire life, from birth to death, doesn’t sound like something I could do. And working for a company where I got a gold watch at the end and could retire isn’t something I could do.” What happens when you lose everything? Photographer, documentary filmmaker and RV nomad Demian Ross turned the loss of a job into a lifestyle that nurtures creativity and growth. In this deep, frank conversation, Demian shines a light into a life on the road and how to manage depression in your work and relationships. Join us on Awakened Nation for this important conversation on mental health.  About Demian Ross: Demian Ross is a Digital Nomad that has been traveling the country full­time since June of 2017. He has made a commitment to record 1000 videos in 1000 days where he talks about sales, marketing, parenting, traveling, depression and dealing with life’s struggles. He is also a father of four adult children.  About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
53:14
June 24, 2019
The Power to Heal is Yours with Robert Scott Bell
”Some people have adopted modern medicine as their religion, more powerfully than the religion of their youth.” Homeopathy is based on traditional remedies from folk wisdom, proven through centuries of effective use. Why have so many of them fallen out of modern use? Dr. Robert Scott Bell sheds light on this important discussion, that reaches into the economic, political and social reasons for dependence on the modern healthcare Industry.  You’ll also learn why silver is more than just something to make jewelry out of on this episode of Awakened Nation.  About Robert Scott Bell: Dr. Robert Scott Bell, D.A., Hom., is a homeopathic practitioner, author and an expert in silver therapeutics. As a keynote speaker, lecturer and educator, he shares his expertise and practical experience with a broad range of audiences from Health Care and Wellness Professional forums, to Natural Industry trade and consumer shows, addressing those who are seeking the depth of his knowledge, education and key insights from his years of holistic practice, supporting effective natural health and healing choices. He hosts the popular Robert Scott Bell radio show where he discusses everyday health issues from the perspective of alternative and holistic health care. About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
47:27
June 24, 2019
From 50 Cigarettes a Day to Triathlete with Nigel J. Wall
“You won’t live to see 50.”  Nuclear engineer and software designer Nigel J. Wall found himself overweight, smoking 50 cigarettes a day and in bad shape. After his doctor told him that he wouldn‘t live to see his grandchildren, he put on a pair of running shoes and began a journey to a whole new life. Listen in and learn how he made the journey from stressed out workaholic to running a half marathon in just 6 months on this episode of Awakened Nation.  About Nigel Wall: Nigel Wall is a recognized leader is his field, has numerous articles and a major book, Ask Leadership, in print. He has coached at all levels in companies ranging from small and medium sized enterprises to major Fortune 500 companies. In addition to coaching and facilitating service excellence, personal and organizational development, he has also developed a considerable reputation as a powerful motivational speaker working with professionals, companies and athletes.  About Brad Szollose:  First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us. From founding partner and CMO of K2 Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new generation.  As a creative director, he has been the creative force behind hundreds of high-end corporate events, personal and consumer brands, and website launches.  Brad is the recipient of the Corporate Identity Design Award and the Axiom Business Book Award along with various awards for website and print design.  As a C-Level executive at K2, his unique management model was awarded the Arthur Andersen New York Enterprise Award for Best Practices in Fostering Innovation Amongst Employees (Workforce Culture).  Brad continues to challenge the status quo with his new book, Liquid Leadership 2.0, and his new podcast, Awakened Nation.
47:05
June 24, 2019