Awakening Innovations

Awakening Innovations

By Michael Barnes
On this podcast we speak with innovators, entrepreneurs, and "just cool people" with a heart to change the world. We talk to those who think differently and who leave "the box" behind. As Albert Einstein said, "We can't solve our problems using the same thinking we used when we created them."

We also speak with people who have gone through troubled times and come out the other side. As the quote goes, "I love people who have been through the fire and walk back in carrying water for those still going through it." (modified from Stephanie Sparkles)
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Ep. 18- Chris Albaugh
Today I spoke with my friend, Chris Albaugh. We have been friends for years and I am excited to speak with him about his passion for helping people heal and live their best life. Chris specializes in unifying the energies of mind, body and BE-ing, utilizing universal principles and integrating them into daily practices. He helps people who struggle with stress, anxiety, grief, trauma and being out of balance.  He offers the ability to be present and connect with unconditional love – self and others. His training and knowledge are derived from both ancient and modern teachings of reiki, tantra, meditation, cognitive behavior therapy as well as ongoing study and practice. As a student of life, he knows that every step and mis-step, every take and mistake. Chris has held an impressive number of jobs in a variety of fields’ -including sales, marketing, talent manager, business owner, actor, photographer, healer, speaker and talk show host. He has experienced great external success – he also knows what it is to lose everything. He has acquired real-world knowledge and wisdom.  His greatest desire is and always has been to help people. Chris is original founder and visionary for Enhancing Your World. Besides recruitment, relationship enhancement and overall leadership, Chris lives, breathes and facilitates the GAUGE Method (Gratitude, Awareness, Unity, Growth, Energy). Each principle stands alone and all work harmoniously together. Customized to you, GAUGE weaves mental, emotional and physical energies into alignment, providing support and encouragement to live an authentic, happy, healthy and harmonious life. Much love & gratitude for everything you are, do, and choose to be. Chris Albaugh 859-982-5607
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January 22, 2020
Ep. 17: Janet Mohapi-Banks
“I do what I do because I realize that life is awesome and there are very very few people who appreciate the life that they have because they’re existing rather than living.” Janet Mohapi-Banks Before becoming an International Best Selling Author, Speaker, and Superhero Coach, Janet was an award winning luxury cake designer at the top of her field. She was exactly where she wanted to be but she overworked so badly that she almost died after developing a life-threatening digestive disorder. After 5 years of being ill, and having prepared her will and arranged her affairs, Janet was thankfully fixed by a chiropractor so with this second chance of life it is her mission to help others awaken to the power they have to reach the levels of success they dream of and the abundance, happiness and joy that is our natural state to be in.  THREE TAKE-AWAYS:  We all have the Personal Power to create the life we want.  Our natural state is that of happiness and abundance.  We get to choose how we define who we are and the life that we live.  Connect with Mohapi: Website: https://janetmohapibankscoaching.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JanetMohapiBanks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetmohapibankscoaching Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmohapibanksuk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janetmohapibankscoaching Get Mohapi's Boo: Habits for Happiness (Book): US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0813RZ7KX AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B0813RZ7KX Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0813RZ7KX UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0813RZ7KX
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January 22, 2020
Ep 16-Tracey Maxfield-Mental Illness in Children and Teenagers
Tracey is a nurse, stop bullying/mental health advocate and educator. In 2015, she experienced an acute depressive episode due to workplace bullying and plummeted down the rabbit hole. Her book, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my life with depression, documents her journey. Tracey has appeared in podcasts, radio/TV shows globally, has a YouTube channel and on-line course: Mental Illness in Children and Teenagers: what you need to know Her philosophy is to Engage children and teenagers, to Educate them about mental illness/bullying and to Empower them to develop confidence and skills to continue to move ahead in their own life journey. She has received a silver medal for Best Author Website and her book was a top 10 finalist in the Non-Fiction category at the Author Academy Awards. Tracey has appeared in over 60 podcasts in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and UK, live radio shows and ABC, NBC and FOX News. Tracey has her own YouTube channel where she posts weekly videos and blog posts. In November she released her first on-line course: Mental Illness in Children and Teenagers: what you need to know Social Media Links: www.traceymaxfield.com https://www.instagram.com/imfirmier/?hl=en https://twitter.com/TraceyMaxfield https://www.facebook.com/escapingtherabbithole/?ref=bookmarks https://www.pinterest.ca/imfirmier/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFfywD2Ql-4gghgzQ7hNrOQ Book: Escaping the Rabbit Hole: My journey through depression
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January 13, 2020
Ep 15-Rustie MacDonald
Fantastic conversation with Rustie MacDonald who overcame the odds. Since her childhood traumas, she has turned herself into an inspiration for others "going through the fire." (as we say here on Awakening Innovations Podcast). Rustie is a multi book author, Celiac, Speaker, & Full time single mom. They live on the Gulf coast of Florida with two small dogs Rustie is internationally known for sharing her harrowing story of abuse, poverty, & Rape. She continues to inspire people all over the world to find gratitude even in the darkness. Tune in & let her make you laugh, cry, and appreciate what you have! To connect with Rustie, visit her website.
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January 7, 2020
Ep 14-Cyrus Parsa and the Threat of AI
This is a CAN’T miss episode of the Awakening Innovations Podcast. Listen as I speak with Cyrus Parsa of the AI Organization. How many people do you know who have sued FB, Neuralink, and Google? Will AI destroy us all? Visionaries such as Elon Musk have warned us about the possible threat of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today’s guest, Cyrus Parsa, has a background in International Security and homeland Security with special focus on China and Iran. He explains what AI is, the possible benefits and the threats of this new technology. In our conversation, we also slip into organ harvesting, Bio-Digital network, Bio-Digital Social networking and many other topics. Cyrus A. Parsa, CEO and Founder of The AI Organization & Loyal Guardian Security. Specialized in    Research & Analysis of AI, Robotics, Bio-Metrics, 5G, China and Iran.  With over 1,000 AI, Robotics & Bio-Metric companies investigated. Speaks English, Persian and Chinese. Cyrus A. Parsa is the Founder and CEO of The AI Organization, Loyal Guardian Security and The Social Programming Institute. All created to assist in making our society safer and better. Cyrus has a Bachelors in International Security & Conflict Resolution, and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security. He is an expert in China-Iran affairs, and has consulted on Human-Organ Tracking, Anti-Terrorism, Vulnerability, Risk, Asset Management and Emerging Threats to governments, agencies, people and organizations. He lived in the mountains of China with fighting monks as a youth. 20 years of hidden research, and development, with a network of thousands of Chinese and Westerners, allowed for great insight into the threats we face from China, Iran and the Western inter-connectivity. Cyrus’s discoveries have led him to coin the new concepts of “The AI Global Bio-Digital Network, The Human Bio-Digital Network, Bio-Digital Social Programming, Bio-Digital Field, Bio-Matter, Rape-Mind, Bio-Digital Hybrid Sexual Assault & Micro-Botic Terrorism” to explain how the dangers we face, and all the trouble we find ourselves in, are rooted in these almost imperceptible elements that are now connecting with AI, Society, Smart Phones, IoT, and Robotics through one platform. Within this platform, Cyrus found extinction codes. Contact Cyrus through his website: The AI Organization:  https://theaiorganization.com Books: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Dangers to Humanity AI, TRUMP, CHINA & THE WEAPONIZATION OF ROBOTICS WITH 5G
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December 26, 2019
Ep. 13-Bob Sager
The founder of SpearPoint Solutions, LLC, Bob’s professional background includes over three decades of experience in sales, leadership and training. He uses that experience and innovative thinking to develop business strategies that help organizations get unstuck. He also facilitates training on methods of thinking more creatively that can help any business or nonprofit thrive in the today's economy.  Among other accomplishments, Bob is the inventor of the innovative/creative thinking game, What's the BIG Idea?™, author of the personal achievement book, Discovering Your Greatness and the book of innovative strategies and how to create them, 101 Freaking Brilliant Business Ideas: And Ten Ways YOU Can Create Your Own. He is also the host and chief innovator of the podcast show that helps companies do the semi-miraculous, Out-THINK the Competition. Available on most major platforms and the main show site is: www.anchor.fm/out-thinkthecompetition Find Bob on LinkedIn at www.LinkedIn.com/in/bobsager
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December 16, 2019
Ep 12-Rajeev Mudumba
Rajeev has a podcast, Plan B Success. On this podcast, he talks to people who are on (at least) their second road to success. Often after a detour off what most would consider the road to success. Listen as he gives 3 tips for how to be successful. __________________________ Rajeev Mudumba is a dynamic entrepreneur, executive, business strategist, coach, and advisor. He is also an accomplished author, speaker and thought leader and a die-hard optimist. Throughout his professional life, Rajeev has built profitable, value-based businesses, nurtured strategic partnerships and built lifelong friendships. He has worked with organizations and individuals to remedy challenges and achieve results. Rajeev has achieved stellar results in international business, new business lines, and now, is focused on helping you succeed in your profession and/ or business and get the most out of your life. Rajeev hosts an award-winning popular podcast, Plan B Success where he shares insightful and thought-provoking personal and business growth strategies and interviews inspiring entrepreneurs and professionals. He is also the creator and coach of two coaching programs: Plan B Success REVEAL (focused on helping you meet your true authentic self) and Plan B Success BLUEPRINT (focused on enabling you learn the creative and technical aspects of launching your own online coaching business). All the information is available on Rajeev’s website. Rajeev also speaks and writes frequently on the topics of personal and professional growth, self-empowerment, life & career coaching among others.  He has recently launched his book "My Inspiration: Quotes that shaped my self improvement journey" which is available on Amazon. Rajeev has delivered several keynote/ topical speeches at national & international conferences. He has made it his mission to extract from his experiences and share value to mentor individuals, current/ future entrepreneurs and executives, startups, scale-ups, and large corporations. Accolades include World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana's 2010 Global Visionary Award, Business First of Louisville's Forty Under 40 Award, Telehealth and Medicine Today's 2016 Publisher's Award & Indian Achievers Forum's 2017 Indian Achievers' Award for Healthcare and Education. Rajeev Mudumba's Website: www.rajeevmudumba.com Plan B Success Podcast: Available on your favorite platform including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play and Youtube LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajeevmudumba/ Facebook Plan B Success Page: https://www.facebook.com/planbsuccess.live/ Facebook My Inspiration Book Page: https://www.facebook.com/myinspirationbook/ Instagram: @hifromraj1 Twitter: @hifromraj
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December 11, 2019
Ep 11- Daniel Bruce Levin
Levin walked away from an opportunity to run a billion dollar business, to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace. He studied in a seminary five years and left one day before becoming a Rabbi and he has lived as a Monk in a monastery for 10 years. As Director of Business Development, he grew Hay House from $3,000,000 a year in sales to $100,000,000 a year in revenue. Levin is rare blend of businessman and mystic who sees what others do not see. He is the author of The Mosaic, a life changing fable that is touching hearts everywhere; and the Creator and Visionary behind The Mosaic Swarm, a movement that gives voice to the voiceless and allows us to solve problems better. Faster. Smarter. Together. Levin’s “Big Hairy Audacious Moonshot” is to as Buckminster Fuller said create a new paradigm that makes the old paradigm obsolete and end global suffering by eradicating problems that have existed far too long and should no longer exists. To find out more, please visit: https://themosaiconline.com/the-swarm/ It is our pleasure to introduce you to, Daniel Bruce Levin.
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December 2, 2019
Ep 9-Kat McLead
Kat McLead is the creator of Pinpoint Your Perfect Business: the proven framework for pinpointing your perfect niche for a high profit, high purpose, and high pleasure business while staying MOM first. Kat helped SEX WORKERS transition OUT of the Adult Industry into HIGH PROFIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP 13 years ago... AND that’s how she developed the PROFIT AND PURPOSE FRAMEWORK. It’s since been continually refined and is now designed specifically for Busy Moms. She started her first multiple 6 figure business 20 years ago, and hasn’t slowed down since — not even after having her son. A fun fact: That business’s profits meant that she had way more money than her husband when they first got married, and was able to pay the entire $450,000 down payment on their home. Not that he minded! Connect with her here: https://www.sahmentrepreneur.com
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December 2, 2019
Ep8: Alex Lopez - Military to Financial Success
On today’s episode of the Awakening Innovations podcast, hear Alex Lopez’s inspiring story. Military veteran, growing and crashing several businesses, and continuing to always push forward to become a leader in his current financial services business. Along the way, he paid off his debt, become a top producer, and went from living in his mom’s basement to getting his family their dream home in under 2 years. Alex Lopez 11.18.2019 480-331-5411 Alex.wfgaz@gmail.com Social media handles: Alevolve (his initials + Evolve)
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November 26, 2019
Episode 7: Melissa Buffington
Melissa Buffington is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, EMDR Certified Therapist, High Performance Mindset Coach, and Spiritual Guide who found her life purpose through a journey of personal healing and entrepreneurship. As Founder & CEO of SuccessFlow Academy, Melissa and her team of coaches and consultants guide clients across the globe through a transformational process of a spiritual awakening that empowers them to express full potential in the world. SuccessFlow Academy operates under the belief that not only can you ‘have it all,’ but that you were born to. Melissa’s unique and diverse background ranges from providing expert testimony for complex forensic psychology cases, helping gifted children heal through art, and founding Professionals United for Parkland (a non-profit aiding the recovery of the Parkland, Florida community after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) to conducting powerful psychic work with leaders and analyzing business metrics. She lives by a simple yet controversial personal motto, “There are no rules. Anything is possible.” CONTACT: SuccessFlowAcademy.com (currently beaheroathome.com) Book a complimentary breakthrough call at beaheroathome.com/talk (will be successflowacademy.com/talk) Melissa@SuccessFlowAcademy.com
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November 25, 2019
Christy Ogle-Building a Business and a Life
Christy Kinney Ogle Sometimes Spouse Christy Ogle was born in Springfield, Missouri, the oldest of two children.  She graduated from Fort Scott Community College, with an Associates of Science.  Christy then attended College of the Ozarks, where she worked her way thru college @ Hard Work U.  While working three jobs she earned a Bachelors of Science degree, with a major in Psychology.  She has been married to her college sweetheart Max Ogle, for over 20 years.  She is the mother of three children.  Christy moved from Missouri  in 2007, and found her home in Texas 13 years ago.  Christy was a domestic engineer for 10 years, and then began passionately advocating for those with intellectual disabilities, for over eight years.  Christy was the statewide coordinator for a planning process for individuals with developmental disabilities for 4 years. Christy is the co-founder and CEO of 5 different companies.  Christy's biggest company is Sometimes Spouse, which she is the co-founder, and their are multiple franchises throughout 5 different states. Christy is a supporter of many charities all over the country.  Christy is also the co-founder of Sometimes Love, a non-profit that helps those diagnosed with Cancer to get help around the house.  Christy is dedicated to helping others, and putting family first. Christy enjoys spending time with her family camping, traveling, hiking, helping others and SUPing in her free time. Christy's number 1 priority in life is to put family first, and help other families to put their family first. sometimesspouse.com christy@sometimesspouse.com 254-315-1922
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November 21, 2019
Sandy Nagel-The Nonprofit Guru
Sandy has 25 years working in nonprofits as well as grant writing and consulting in the sector. She is known as the Nonprofit Guru because of her extensive knowledge of the industry and ability to answer any question...either by memory or due to excellence in research! She was partner with your's truly (Michael Barnes, your host) in founding Awakened Innovations. Listen to this edition of the Awakening Innovations Podcast to learn her top 3 tips for being successful in nonprofits, and any other aspect of life. To reach her: sn@mynpoguru.com
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November 18, 2019
The importance of MEE time with Aaron David Spiegel
Aaron is an expert in mindset work. The first work I did with him was simple "I am" statements. This work changed my life! He now is teaching MEE time:  Mantra and Exercise Everyday. Listen as he shares his wisdom. I guarantee he can change your life! https://www.facebook.com/gameoflifetraining/ https://www.facebook.com/aarondavidspiegel
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November 14, 2019
Dennis Pitocco--GoodWorks 360°
How to describe Dennis and what he does?   Over our many years of “hands-on” (time, treasure & talent) dedication to the very robust Tampa Bay nonprofit community, the desire surfaced to find a way to leverage our experience and our professional network for the benefit of good nonprofits worldwide, and to do so on a pro bono basis. This led to our launch of GoodWorks 360°  structured to “virtually" provide mission-critical services to good nonprofits located anywhere in the world. "We're not a FOR PROFIT enterprise. We're not a NONPROFIT enterprise. We're a "FOR GOOD" enterprise."
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November 11, 2019
Frankie Fihn-Finding Your Purpose with Sacred Plants
Problem: Many people don’t know what to do with their lives although they don’t talk about it Innovation: Psychedelic mastermind for entrepreneurs 1. Love what you do 2. Be really good at it 3. Listen to the marketplace. Use technology for this! https://sacredplantretreats.com/register
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November 1, 2019
Cincinnati Hacking Homelessness - Episode 1
Michael Barnes talks about his vision to collect the Wisdom of the Community to help solve problems. He is starting by modeling on finding solutions related to homelessness. His belief is that business must be a part of the solution. Their ability to help with social issues has been proven many times. Email: mbarnes4321@gmail.com The link to his website is:  https://cincinnatihackinghomelessness.com Links to other resources mentioned in this podcast: Matt Friedman, Where Were You?  https://youtu.be/rUR_yFYDtOo Muhamad Unnus and Grameen Bank:  https://youtu.be/MgYes4bA7oM Hot Chicken Takeover: https://hotchickentakeover.com The organization was misidentified and should be Nehemiah Manufacturing: https://www.nehemiahmfg.com
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October 25, 2019
Awakened Innovation Inaugural Episode--Cincinnati Hacking Homelessness by Michael Barnes
This podcast is about innovative solutions to some of society's and the world's biggest issues. We will be talking to innovators and change makers who are finding new and better ways to help us get ourselves where we want to go.
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October 14, 2019