The Journey To Personal Triumph With Behind The Shades
Have you ever needed a voice for your pain? Have you ever felt that you didn't know the words to your life's song? Have you ever wanted a guide to walk hand in hand on your journey? Welcome to Behind The Shades. From Pain to Progress to Perfection. We discuss personal growth, self-improvement, and how to become the best version of yourself! Watch and tune in every Saturday at 1pm EST! Share your favorite episodes with your friends! Also, remember to follow our podcast to stay up-to-date on all episodes and topics.
Behind The Shades Episode 071 - Jachym Interview
With Season 2 we speak one half of a married couple, part 2 with his spouse will follow. Jachym joins us to speak about working on a marriage and not giving up. He mentions some of the challenges he experienced in his marriage were routed in his family experiences as a child. He works to identify and correct these engrained behaviours to strengthen his marriage. Both partners explored an open marriage and it revealed situations that neither were prepared for but ultimately learned how to navigate from. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 15, 2022
Behind The Shades Episode 070 - Nelson Interview
In celebrating Season 2, we have a touching story. Nelson joins us to discuss his journey being born out of a sexual assault. He called it the "unlucky sperm club" but it doesn't define him. Nelson has grown to be a successful father and husband. He is using his childhood experience to raise his sons in a loving and nurturing family. We talked about his goal of being married for 25 years and hopefully 50 years. The goal of helping the next generation turn childhood trauma into adulthood triumph. Nelson brings a lot of wisdom from his past to create a wonderful future. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 08, 2022
Behind The Shades Episode 069 - Sabastian Interview
Celebrating Season 2 with mental health. Sabastian joins us to speak about the downside of the last 2 years. He speaks about the struggle on his business taking a hit and the mental difficulty of dealing with it. We touch on how how the past can come back to haunt us in the form of "cancel culture". It was an interesting perspective as he is looking to turn around his business in a different way as well as his life. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 01, 2022
Behind The Shades Episode 068 - Wali Interview
With episode 68, Wali joins us to speak about the impact his parents had on him growing up. He also touches on how comedy and unite people through difficult times. Laughter may be a remedy to many of our issues and Wali and I discuss this. Wali shares his personal journey and the closeness of his family in his younger years. He mentions how his grandfather and father helped to cheer up others. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 25, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 067 - Daniel Interview
We spoke about issues impacting the world in episode 67. Daniel joins us to speak about the social issues happening in the world. We discuss his struggles with his daughter and how he had to overcome their differences. I mentioned human connection and how there seems to be a disconnect between each other recently. It was a conversation that highlighted the importance of connection and understanding. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 18, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 066 - Nigel Interview
In episode 66, Nigel joins us to speak about relationship and how it impacts our mental health. Nigel gets to the root of many dating myths and experiences. We speak about how some common beliefs are actually not common and how focusing on superficial items may not be beneficial. Nigel then expressed some concern regarding men not being able to express their emotions and what can be done to assist. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 11, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 065 - Mark Interview
It's episode 65! We spoke with Mark about mental health and the struggles of acceptance that many experience. Mark shares his own story about his mental health and how it has affected his relationships in the world today. As he approaches 60 years old he has a different view of the world and speaks candidly about it. He shares with me how he sees the world now versus years ago. He also shares what he is doing to help improve the experiences of others. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 04, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 064 - Purdeep Interview
Back with number 64! Purdeep speaks to us about empowering men and making sure positive examples of men are being promoted. We discussed the expectations placed on the family unit and the need of men to be role models in their communities. I highlighted the differences between our grandparent's social communities versus the social communities of today. The conversation touched on the importance of unity, understanding, and respect within the household. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 27, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 063 - Dai Interview
It's episode 63. Dai speaks to us about overcoming alcoholism and living sober for over 10 years. He explains the impact it had on him as a father and husband. It took years of self-reflection and honest conversations for him to overcome alcohol. Dai also lets us know how travel the world with his family strengthen the family's bond. The wonders of the world they shared together is inspiring. It shares his favorite moments of travelling with his family as well as what it taught him. He shares how the death of his father put his life into perspective and solidified the man he wanted to become. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 20, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 062 - Alejandra Interview
With episode 62 we talk about broken relationships. Alejandra speaks about coaching women to make better choices while dating. She speaks about creating dating boundaries for yourself and their importance. We discussed how pressure from friends and family members can negatively impact our decisions. These impact can leave us lost, frustrated, defeated while dating. Alejandra shares her personal experiences and what she has learned that helped her find a partner. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 13, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 061 - Rachel Interview
It's episode 61. Rachel joins us to speak about childhood trauma. Rachel experienced sexual abuse growing up from a trusted person. we discussed how many crimes are committed by someone you know or someone close to you. She also mentions her state of mind during the abuse and it's impact on her future relationships. We both shared how awareness of abuse within the home is important as well as the healing process. Children are vulnerable growing up and Rachel shares this and wants others to speak out against it as well. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 06, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 060 - Laura Interview
Episode 60 features a well traveled person. Laura joins us to speak about her childhood trauma and the different ways it has impacted her life. Feeling like the "ugly duckling" in her family, Laura attempted to find a number of ways to be seen. This all lead Laura down a destructive path that came together in a difficult marriage. School was Laura's safe place and it brought her the joy she was seeking from her family. Her and I related on a number of topics and seemed to enlighten each other. Our early years shapes us in ways that many of us are not prepared for. Laura and I explore this through her experiences and education. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 30, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 059 - Beata Interview
Episode 59 is an episode of being reborn. Beata speaks to us about the pain she felt when her partner decided to end their relationship to much of her surprise. She shares how the man she loved fueled a journey of emptiness and self-doubt. We spoke about what she did to rebound and how a move across the world changed her life. With a fresh start, she had to relearn her life all over again. However, life changed when she stopped running from her past and when she began to come to terms with it. Beata's journey showcases how learning and falling in love with yourself is the ultimate form of self-care. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 23, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 058 - Heather Interview
In episode 58 we touch on the impact of marriages. Heather joins us and shares the difficulty she experienced in her marriage. Her mother expressed disappointment in her decision to divorce and this led her to feel isolated by the decision. We touch on the expectation created by family and friends. As an extrovert, she is always seen as someone that should be family despite the many times she's been unable. These expectations became a heavy burden. She was someone that helped others in need but who would help her when she's in need? Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 16, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 057 - Melissa R Interview
With episode 57 we talk about the different lens of parenthood. Melissa speaks about parenthood and all that she has learned. Melissa grew up with trauma from food and it's negative impact. She learned to control her life to break the generational trauma cycle so it didn't impact her children. We discussed the importance of helping the next generation avoid trauma and surround themselves with happiness. It was good to share perspectives from a parent and a non-parent. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 09, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 056 - Maggie Interview
It's episode 56 and Maggie has joined us. Maggie speaks to us about her childhood trauma and the different ways it has impacted her life. The impact is felt from her relationships with her parents to her romantic relationships. Maggie details the death of her mother and the incarceration of her father to us. She also shares how she had to manifest a better version of herself to start enjoying a better life. Both Maggie and I discuss how we all need to love ourselves first before we can ask others to love us. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 02, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 055 - Katherine Interview
With episode 55 we talk about fulfilling your dreams. Katherine stops by to speak about her family and how important they are to her. She shares how she had to overcome imposter syndrome to truly enjoy her successes. We opened up about giving back to the generation to help ensure they fulfill their dreams. Katherine then highlights why mentorship is beneficial and what she learned from past mistakes. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
September 25, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 054 - Elizabeth Interview
It's a return with episode 54. Elizabeth joins us to speak to about upbringing and the changes she made in her life. She wants to be a better person for her children as well as the next generation after her. We discuss what it takes to live out one's dreams. She has started a business, written books, and continues to assist the world through her vision. She details the start of her journey and the events that led her to where she is today. We explored the many reasons why people fulfill their dreams and why others don't. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
September 18, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 053 - Lucy Interview
Episode 53 is here. Lucy joins us to discuss her difficulty childhood and what she did to overcome it. Her MMA background has helped her to learn different forms of accountability and the positive impacts of it. She shares how she has learn just as much from defeat as she did from victory. She is a new mother herself that sees parallels between her former and current life. As a healthcare worker, she knows what it takes to be a nurturer and present provider. Lucy takes through the hardships of her youth and how it changed her. Also, discusses how being a mother and a wife has continued to change her growing perception of the world. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
September 11, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 052 - CJ Interview
We welcome you all back to episode 52. CJ joins us to discuss her struggles with self-confidence and her inability to gain weight. She details to us how out of shape and unhealthy she was in her younger years. She mentions how she couldn't walk up a flight of stairs or run for a bus. CJ started on a journey to improve her health when she started experiencing chest pains with early signs of a potential heart attack. These days CJ has improved her health by participating in "boxercise" workouts. She has even gained the confidence to pose for photoshoots. CJ is example of overcoming past fears and turning into future triumphs. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
September 04, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 051 - Gulsah Interview
With episode 51 we have Gulsah joining us. Gulsah speaks about her goal for the week and the importance of it. We discuss how important self-love and self-accountability is. We wanted to speak about the amount of importance each of us have. Gulsah shares some of her struggles with food, body fitness, and imagery. We highlighted how everyone has goals and the support needed to put those goals into reality. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
August 28, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 050 - Michaela Interview
We welcome Michaela for episode 50. Michaela speaks about her childhood disability, her early divorce, and the death of her 2nd husband just a few years ago. Growing up legally blind, she had to worker harder than many others to become the woman she is today. Michaela has written about her experiences in her books. Her books are a voice for her children and the other children out there who may have grown up with a disability. Having to deal with marital pain throughout her life, Michaela has used it to fuel her passion and desires to succeed in life. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
August 21, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 049 - Bilal Interview
It's episode 49 with Bilal. Bilal joins us to discuss a personal tragedy. He talks about his son getting hit by car and being near death. He details what he was experiencing as well as how the community pulled together to help the young child in need. Bilal has used this experience to give back to the community that has given so much to him and his family. This is a story about strength and a father's love to see their child recover and live a healthy life. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
August 14, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 048 - Jason Interview
Welcome to episode 48. Jason talks to us about suicide awareness and how it has affected 3 generations in his family. Jason had a troubled childhood with both his parents. From abuse to in the home as well as addiction and alcohol dependency, Jason persevered through it all. After surviving his suicide attempt, Jason started a new life with his fiancé ready to turn around all his problems. This 1st step was a heart to heart conversation with his mother at her grave site. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
August 07, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 047 - Todd Interview
It's episode 47 with Todd. Todd speaks about his journey into writing and how it helped him to overcome a speech impediment. Todd shares with us the impact our thoughts have own are lives. Todd uses the art of writing to express himself as well as his struggles to the world. Our discussion today is finding out how are talents and help us to find what is important in life. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
July 31, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 046 - Thomas Interview
Episode 46 is with Thomas. Thomas joins us to talk about giving up on himself early in his life. He lost a childhood dream of his as he didn't believe in himself to obtain it. Thomas shares how he was able to achieve his dream and how the journey made him a better person. He is feeling fulfilled when looking back on his accomplishments and is proud that he went to obtain his dream. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
July 24, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 045 - Chris Rabideau Interview
We welcome episode 45 with Chris Rabideau. Chris joins us to speak about his battle with obesity and homeless. Chris has been fighting at a young age to turn his life around. He went from rock bottom with physical and mental health issues to helping others solve theirs. It was great to hear such passion and dedication from Chris. He is someone that wants to pay it forward and ensure everyone becomes the best version of themselves. It's amazing to hear such a journey and how with the right people and mindset we can accomplish our life goals. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
July 17, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 044 - Frank Interview
Episode 44 is here. Frank joins us to talk about suicidal thoughts and the struggle of dealing with this daily. We discuss his suicide attempt, what led him to this moment, and how he deals with it today. Many of us suffering from mental illness and weakened mental fitness and Frank's perspective is unique. We dive into the moments before the attempt, the attempt itself, and what we can do to assist those with similar thoughts. Today, Frank speaks about mental health and raises mental awareness. Using comedy and with the support of his spouse, Frank is helping to make the world more aware. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
July 10, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 043 - Jase Interview
In episode 043 we talk with Jase. Jase opens up about his life as a long distance runner and the day he realized he was experiencing burnout. Jase grew up loving sports with his brothers and all 3 were competitive. His love for running helped him to excel in many areas of his life. He remembers the day he experienced burnout from running as he ended up hospitalized. With his then girlfriend who became his wife by his side, Jase recovered and started running again. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
July 03, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 042 - Elliott Interview
Number 42 is with Elliott! Elliott discusses with us how becoming a coach helped him to be a better husband and father. He turned around a marriage that was heading in a direction he didn't want. Elliott also discusses the importance of high performance and why we should strive to become the best version of ourselves. We had such an open and honest conversation about the pitfalls of life and relationships. He mentioned what we all need to do to identify behaviours that may be holding us back. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
June 26, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 041 - Haelee And Dedrick Interview
Welcome Episode 41. We wanted to celebrate Father's Day with a father and daughter duo. Haelee and Dedrick join us to discuss their relationship. Haelee is a young entrepreneur that uses her experiences to fuel her success. From being bullied to being inspired by her father, Haelee has overcome a lot in her life. Her father Dedrick is such a strong man. His grandmother was a big part in her life before her passing and he had to learn about life in such a different since. He has become a great father, leader, and a source of strength for Haelee. Dedrick has a done a lot of self-reflection in his life in this honest conversation today. Both join us to share how together they are conquering the world. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
June 19, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 040 - Jon Interview
With number 40 Jon joins us. Jon discusses how his childhood experiences have motivated him to help other improve their lives. We discussed how he uses physical and personal training in his life and his clients. Jon mentions that without his support system he would not be where he is today or as successful. It's a great journey for Jon as he continues to help the world get better and more successful. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes
June 12, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 039 - Yolunda Interview
Episode 39 is special. Yolunda came by to have a open and self-reflective conversation. Yo, as she is affectionately known, has recovered from alcohol dependency. She opens up about her relationship with alcohol and how strong of grip it had on her life. It's been quite a journey to the road of recovery for Yo. She found and expanded a strong support system which has helped her. From her spouse to her friends, she found the strength to become successful. Living a clean and sober life is one of her biggest accomplishments. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
June 05, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 038 - Danni Interview
And with number 38 we have Danni to talk to us about feeling overwhelmed. Danni discusses a topic that many of us have experienced but didn't know how to handle. From family conflict, to a broken heart, you uncertainty at work we all have felt overwhelmed and powerless. Using her own personal childhood experiences, Danni helps us to move on and move up from what may be holding them back. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
May 29, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 037 - Edoshka Interview
Edoshka joins me for episode 37. Edoshka talks about the impact of depression and how it caused her to have panic attacks. Throughout all of this she found love in fitness, specifically through training with tires. Edoshka lost her father and sister at a young age and she discusses how she misses them both daily. To listen to the pain of loss and the joy of discovery from Edoshka is heart felt and amazing. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
May 22, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 036 - Sonia Interview
Sonia joins us for episode 36. It was a great conversation with Sonia about the dynamic between men and women. We discussed romantic and personal relationships and the expectation from society on both. She mentions the impact her upbringing had on her view of marriage which didn't last long. She remarried and is helping others find joy after divorce. Sonia shared a lot of her personal experiences which she uses to help others find love and happiness. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
May 15, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 035 - Amanda Love Interview
And it's episode 35. Amanda Love joins us for a conversation about her amazing journey. Amanda was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and she details the pain she felt and how she ultimately used that same pain to motivate others. With the love and support of her grandmother Amanda is looking to change the world one person at a time. We touched on the importance of health, immunity health, and nutrition. The conversation we had with Amanda was amazing and her passion to help others like her grandmother helped her is inspiring. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
May 08, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 034 - Lindsey Interview
Episode 34 has Lindsey joining us. we discuss how important educators are for the future of children. Lindsey shares how she had a difficult childhood similar to the children she helps to teach. As an essential worker, she speaks about her love for her job and importance of not leaving any children behind. We asked her if she saw herself in the children she teaches and great it feels being a part of a child's future. Lindsey runs two businesses that help children become successful in the future. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
May 01, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 033 - Summer Interview
Episode 33 is here. Summer joins us to talk about her weight loss journey. We discussed her family life as a wife and mother. She mentioned how she started her weight loss journey and the importance of being healthy with the arrival of her child. It was good to hear how supportive Summer's husband is and the role he plays in her become healthier. After suffering a few injuries, Summer reached a low point but she was able to recover as a stronger person. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
April 24, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 032 - Sam And Gina Interview
We are back with number 32. The 3rd installment in showcasing the amazing achievements of the disability community with Sam and Gina. Sam has autism and is such an inspirational person. With his mother as one of his biggest supporters, Sam talks to us about being accepted in a world that is so different than he is. We discuss feeling isolated and left alone due to his situation and how his life is impacted. Sam and Gina also discuss all the accomplishments such as meeting his favorite WWE star, being on podcast, and looking to start a great career. Gina lets us know how proud she is of her son. I asked about the journey had to take when she found out her son was autistic and it's such a wonderful story. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
April 17, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 031 - Kyle And Brent Interview
And here's episode 31. Kyle and Brent join us today for our 2nd installment of speaking with members of the disability community and all their beautiful contributions. Kyle is living with cerebal palsy and is an incredible athlete with his brother Brent. Together they compete in endurance exercises and competitions. It's a strong brotherhood between them and they have accomplished quite a bit together. From watching sports together, to share laughs, to competing side by side this is a great episode to watch. They both speak how important they are to each other and the importance of a strong support system. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
April 10, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 030 - Adriana Interview
Welcome to episode 30! Adriana speaks about being born and living with cerebral palsy. She is 1st in our series of speaking to those with disabilities and their great contributions this month. She is a talented young woman who has started 2 companies. She has partnered with companies to help create technology for those with disabilities. We speak about her life with cerebral palsy, her ambitions, and how she is helping to change the perception of those with disabilities. It's a great story of overcoming obstacles in your life and a reminder we all have greatness inside of us. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
April 03, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 029 - Jessica Interview
Episode 029 is special. In our final installment of our celebrating women and their personal triumph, we spoke with Jessica. Jessica stopped by to discuss the effects of losing her mother and the personal and professional impact it had on her. She mentions how her life hit a number of low points especially in her career. This did not stop Jessica from success as she has enjoyed a number of success previously in her life. Jessica shares her story and what she did to overcome early life struggles, adverse work issues, as well as staying strong and true to herself. It is a pleasure to listen to as she is a determined woman. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
March 27, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 028 - Shilpa Interview
Self-reflective 28! We spoke with Shilpa in our 3rd installment in women celebrating their personal triumph. Shilpa discusses her failures and how she has learned from them. She mentions how some people around her became unsupportive and the impact it had on her mindset. We touched on the topic of wearing masks in a way to hide our insecurities and imperfections. Shilpa has grown to become successful despite her early challenges and shares her successes with others as paying it forward is important to her. This is a great conversation about empowering and inspiring others to achieve their dreams and fulfill the love within them. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
March 20, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 027 - Fitz Interview
Inspirational 27! Fitz is our 2nd installment in our women celebrating their personal triumph theme. She is a cancer survivor and battled for over a year and beat it. From the day she discovered a lump she used her to determination and focus to lead her to success. She helps others lead happier and fulfilling lives. The "Morning Mile" is a program she created to help children become active by walking with their friends daily. Fitz has a passion to give back to others as her journey has strengthen her focus. She shares a lot of herself and story with us and how much overcoming cancer means to her. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
March 13, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 026 - Lisa Interview
Episode 026 is our start of women celebrating their personal triumph. Lisa joins us to discuss how she had to relearn how to walk after an army injury. She is an energetic and passionate former army veteran that works with others to turn their lives around. She details what she went through during her road to recovery; from her mental state to how her experiences helps others succeed. It was great hearing and sharing the story of a strong woman that continues to serve her country in different ways. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
March 06, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 025 - Katie Interview
Milestone 25! In episode 25 Katie stopped by to discuss mental health and it's impact on parents and children. To close Black History Month, we talked about the difference between mental fitness and mental health. She mentions the different triggers of mental health and the importance of a strong support system. I asked Katie the importance of breaking the cycle of potentially negative behaviors inherited from our parents when starting a family. Katie mentioned how these inherited behaviors hinders our future as we need to escape our past. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
February 27, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 024 - Genesis Interview
Another one with episode 24. With our 3rd installment for Black History Month, Genesis came by to discuss family. She discusses how important her father is to her as well as the closeness of her family. She has a great perspective as someone that survived bullying and is now helping others overcome it. It was a pleasure sharing similar situations with her. She mentions the importance of acceptance and diversity in everything that we do. Genesis provides solutions to many of our day to day lives. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
February 20, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 023 - Arisha Interview
Back with number 23 from the United Kingdom with Arisha as we continue the Black History Month celebrations. We discussed using the uncertainty of the pandemic to create dreams and fulfilling goals. Arisha discusses what a quarter life crisis is and the impact. We talked about the many and different expectations placed on us. Expectations can sometimes lead to isolation and disappointment. Arisha is experienced as a coach that helps others achieve the best version of themselves. We all have a journey and Arisha shares her experiences to help the next generation. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
February 13, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 022 - Brandon Interview
We enter with number 22. In celebration of Black History Month, Brandon stopped by to discuss the impact of childhood abuse and how it shapes our adult lives. We also speak about growing up in a world with parents from 2 different backgrounds. Navigating through the world with 2 different cultures can be difficult. Brandon helps us to understand the peaks and valleys of his journey. He mentions how the strength of his mother shaped his life as a multi-racial child growing up. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
February 06, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 021 - Mia Interview
And here comes episode 21. Mia joins us as we speak with another fellow Canadian. Mia shares stories about mental triggers and how we can use them in a positive way. The topic about escaping domestic violence was discussed and we spoke about how it impacts children growing into adulthood. Personal stories were shared that connected us and hopefully will connect you, the listeners, as well. Mia knows many different fighting techniques and tells us the reason she started her journey. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 30, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 020 - Monadi Interview
We are here with number 20. We spoke with Monadi as we continue the Canadian theme in January. Monadi started her fitness business journey and then the pandemic hit. She speaks about how fitness has changed her life, the life of her friends, and how she has grown her business. We discuss how a childhood dream and come true with hard work. Dedication and ambition is a big part of this interview and Monadi shares the importance of both. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 23, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 019 - Pav Interview
Number 19 is here and we spoke with Pav. Pav discusses how strong women can be and what her focus is as a strong women. She tells us how the gym helps her mental health and the importance of mental well being. The gym lets her let go of personal experiences that may be weighing her down and leaves her refreshed. Pav also details what she would tell her younger self and the wisdom she shares will help us all. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 16, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 018 - Sara Interview
Can we say 18, Episode 18 with Sara another fellow Canadian. Sara spoke to us about her journey and we realized we shared a similar life journey. From bible readings to helping our friends on their fitness journey. Sara is working on obtaining a number of fitness credentials and is experienced in the fitness industry. She speaks on her goals, helping her friends stay active, and sharing stories about how she stays motivated. It's refreshing to her be so dedicated to her craft and the impact it has on her life. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 09, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 017 - Rene Interview
It's episode 017. January's theme is featuring fellow Canadians. Rene came through with a great perspective on life. From alcohol issues to turning his life around, he was determined to succeed. He mentions the impact a troubled childhood has on men entering adulthood and how they can improve their life. Rene lost 100lbs on this journey and gained a wealth of knowledge from overcoming many obstacles in his life. This in an inspirational story and one you will enjoy listening to. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
January 02, 2021
Behind The Shades Episode 016 - Janet Interview
And it's episode 16. Janet came by to speak with us. Janet has entrepreneurship in her blood. She speaks on being driven at age 13 and the strength of women entrepreneurs. We discussed the importance of having a supportive and nurturing inner circle. Also, we spoke about finding a spark within yourself and others to help you to be successful. Speaking Janet reminded me so much of myself and my journey. Tune in as she looks to inspire the next generation. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 26, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 015 - Erica Interview
Welcome to episode 15 with Erica. My soul tribe member talks about dancing and how important it is to her. We discuss what is a soul tribe member and the importance of connecting with people around the world. Spirituality is a big part of Erica's life. We realize connections can be made anywhere. Tune in for an episode that will have to running to make friends everywhere. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 19, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 014 - Donna Interview
Inspirational number 14 with Donna. We discuss starting the fitness journey at almost 40 and not looking back. She mentions everything she learned about herself and how much she has grown in her 40s. A great episode with a strong woman that looks to inspire other women regardless of the age! We touch on self-motivation, setting goals, and believing in yourself. Tune in and enjoy the video. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 12, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 013 - Chris Interview
Lucky number 13 with Chris Otisi. We had the opportunity to speak with Chris from Tempo Fitness about the journey of his company. Tempo Fitness has a strong impact on the community and the importance of charity. We share stories on how strong women can be and the influence they are having in fitness. This is a motivating episode that touches on how we all can make a difference working with each other. Tune in and enjoy the video. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
December 05, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 012 - Amanda Interview
And here is number 12. Amanda joins us to talk about motherhood, "mompreneur" (a mother and business owner in one), and how hard times can create good results. It's an eye-opening episode as we discuss the past and the future while appreciating the present. If you want to know how to grow a business and develop a successful mindset then this is the episode for you. Tune in and enjoy the video. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 28, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 011 - Jasmine Interview
Number 11 is here and exciting. We have connected with Jasmine to discuss how children can be one of the greatest sources of motivation. She discusses how her son motivates her to become more active and even assists with her workouts. We shared life goals and the importance of pursuing your dreams with a strong support system. Tune in and enjoy the video. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 21, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 010 - Leslie Interview
Number 10! We discussed motherhood with Leslie and how to balance it with her life goals. This is a good discussion as mothers and motherhood is a big part of many women's lives. Dancing is a big part of her life and we compare dancing and fitness and its impact. She mentions her journey on loving her body after having children, building back her confidence, and regaining her confidence. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 14, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 009 - Bethany Interview
Everyone, welcome to episode 9! We talk with Bethany about her experiences growing up. Expanding her fitness business and helping others to improve their lives. Such a warm soul that continues to grow herself as well as others around her. Tune in and share the podcast as she speaks about how important asking for help and making connections are. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
November 07, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 008 - Constance Interview
Number 8 is ready for you all! We welcome Constance to our show. We discuss the impact of social media. How horse training and riding helps her through life. Also, she discusses a low point in her life and how she was able to bounce back. A resilient soul with a strong ambition, Constance shares what drives her to continue to be better. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 31, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 007 - Nena Interview
And here we are with episode 7! We have Nena with us and she touches on her personal journey. We discuss her military experience and her life after the military. She mentions her biggest motivator in life and the impact it has. This is a emotionally packed interview and one you don't want to miss. We share each other's experiences as we really got to know each other. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 24, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 006 - Chrissy Interview
Passionate 6! We talked with Chrissy. We discussed motivation and how her children are the greatest source of motivation for her. She shares her journey from being overweight to becoming fit and become passionate about her progress. Tune in for more! Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 17, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 005 - Alicia Interview
Back with episode 5! We talked with Alicia. She graduated and is now teaching and still pursuing her fitness journey. We talked about having a support system and finding different ways to help others. She also shares her goals for the future and the impact of having good friends! Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 10, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 004 - Jay Interview
Welcome back to our episode number 4! We talked with Jay about family and experiences growing up. We also discussed the importance of having a support system around you! His daughters are a big part of his life and has helped to shape his many success on his journey. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 03, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 003 - Rocky Interview
Number 3! We talked with Rocky about his journey from having a high body fat percentage to running boot camp classes. We discuss his passion for becoming a better man helping others succeed. Also, there is a moment where we discuss childhood passions. A must watch episode. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
October 01, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 002 - Megan Interview
Welcome back to our 2nd episode! We talked with Megan about her journey from track and field to a full-time mom. She mentions how she found her desire to become fit again and the sacrifices her and her family have made along the way! Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
September 26, 2020
Behind The Shades Episode 001 - Melissa Interview
Hello episode 01. Today we talked with Melissa about co-dependence, mental health, and life on farm versus life in the city. She mentions how fitness has saved her life and helped her break a cycle of despair. We both realized during our conversation the positive and sometimes negative impact others can have on you. Tune in for an episode that will make you want more positive connections in your life. Remember to share and follow to keep up-to-date with all episodes.
September 26, 2020