Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

By Christina Previte
Lively discussions with people who are making bold decisions to live a bad ass life!
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25. ROUNDTABLE: #BOSSBABE Lawyers
Attorneys and law firm owners Jennifer Armstrong and Christine Matus share their experience opening their own law firms, building and running a business, and all of the challenges (and rewards!) along the way.  Great insights for anyone who is practicing law and thinking of starting their own firm or any #bossbabes with their own firms already.  
55:50
January 11, 2020
24. MARIEL COLÓN MIRÓ + FANIA VEKSLER - ESQUIRES
Find out how NYC criminal defense attorney Mariel Colón Miró, Esq. found herself with Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and Jeffrey Epstein as her first clients.  Plus, New Jersey criminal defense attorney Fania Veksler, Esq. got arrested for contempt just by being a fierce advocate for her client at trial.  (Oh, and by the way, her client was acquitted).  These women are kicking ass and taking names!
55:40
January 5, 2020
23. Jennifer Hilligus Interviews Host Christina Previte
I created "Wake Up Call" to interview trailblazers who take risks and live life on their own terms.  So when Jennifer Hilligus said I should be my own guest, I took her up on her offer to interview me!  Find out how I overcame a childhood of poverty and substance abuse (without becoming a stripper) and became a lawyer in spite of everything.  
55:28
December 28, 2019
22. AMY IMPELLIZZERI - Corporate Lawyer Turned Author
Amy is a self-proclaimed "reformed" corporate lawyer. She achieved the American Dream, living in NYC, and holding a prestigious corporate attorney job at Skadden Arps.  Now she's a prolific writer living a more authentic life.  We cover everything from Amy's creative writing process and how to break into writing, to being a woman in the boys' club at Big Law, as well as the future of women in America, the #metoo movement, and even Monica Lewinsky.  
55:54
December 20, 2019
21. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION - Can we really have it all?
Is the idea that women can "have it all" just a beautiful myth?  And what does "having it all" really mean anyway?  These dynamic women talk about raising kids, practicing law, running a business, creating their own lives and making their own paths.  This is the new breed of women.  They don't just have a seat at the table. They OWN the damn table! (Guests: Melissa Ruvolo, Esq. + Angela Pastor, Esq.) 
54:23
December 9, 2019
20. THE KRISTEN DAVID - Up Level Your Business + Your Life!
Kristen David doubled her law firm revenues numerous times - and then she taught other people how to do that as a coach at a nationally recognized consulting group.  Now she's living her best life living in Paris 1/3 of the time,  her home in Seattle 1/3 of the time, and traveling the rest of the time!  She founded her own coaching business - The Kristen David - to teach other business owners how they can build a business that lets them live the life of their dreams.  She shares the secret sauce here.   
55:11
November 22, 2019
19. STACY FEINTUCH - LIVING HER SECOND ACT
Stacy Feintuch experienced the trauma of becoming a widow and single mom at the age of 45 when her husband suddenly died from a heart attack.  Stacy managed to function for her daughters, but she was living with depression for several years.   She finally sought help and the veil lifted.  Stacy reinvented herself and found a dormant writer inside of her.  Hear about her experience, how she coped, and how she has come  out the other side as a successful blogger of online magazine "Living the Second Act."  
54:33
November 15, 2019
18. "DONNA" - A TRUE DIVORCE STORY
"Donna" shares her experience - from beginning to end - getting a divorce.  She explains the years leading up to making the decision to end a 17-year marriage, the trauma of enduring the public humiliation of her husband's infidelity and the shame of divorce, and the trials and tribulations of the entire divorce process - and more importantly, coming out the other side whole.  If you are thinking of getting a divorce, going through a divorce, or have been through one already, you will be able to relate to Donna's story.   This is a special episode of Divorce Happy Hour -  a podcast published by Christina Previte and John Nachlinger, Co-Owners of NJ Divorce Solutions (Previte Nachlinger PC).  You can find other episodes of Divorce Happy Hour wherever you listen to podcasts. 
55:26
November 14, 2019
17. ANGIE KITKO - GIRL ON FIRE
Angie Kitko was a beautiful baby born into an environment of drugs and addiction.  Her mother died of drug-related complications when she was only six-years old.  She was left a motherless daughter with a heavily drug addicted and abusive father.  She narrowly escaped the dangerous environment at home and at the age of 16 became an emancipated minor. Despite having escaped the dysfunctional home life, she was left ill-equipped how to create a healthy life for herself.  She succumbed to her own addiction, abusive relationships, and a life of crime.  She gives us all of the gory details and how she finally found home.  
55:34
November 14, 2019
16. DAVID RUBEL - LIVING WITH OCD
David Rubel has lived most of his life with debilitating OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).  David explains the compulsion to wash his hands until they bleed and wear vinyl gloves as a means to cope with the anxiety caused by OCD.  Despite these incredible challenges, David has managed to have relationships, run a business, and go to law school.  If you think you understand OCD as a "germ" phobia, it goes far deeper than that and infiltrates ever nook and cranny of life.  David shares the genesis of this disorder and how it has affected his life over the past 35 years. 
55:45
November 8, 2019
15. KEREN BARRIOS - KIDNAPPING SURVIVOR
Keren Barrios was kidnapped and held for ransom for 13 days in Guatemala when she was only 10 years old.  Hear her amazing story of strength and survival, and how she has used this incredible experience to live a successful life.  
55:34
October 25, 2019
14. JOHN NACHLINGER - OUT IN TEXAS
Attorney John Nachlinger shares his experience growing up gay and coming out in the conservative state of Texas.
55:45
October 23, 2019
13. ROUNDTABLE: WOMEN ON MEN
Find out what  women (ages 35-40) are saying about men, dating, and climbing the corporate ladder.  Do they care what you do for a living?  Do they have marriage on the brain?  Do they care how much money you make?  Listen here.
55:54
October 15, 2019
12. EYE ON HEZUES R.
Every once in a while you meet someone whose life trajectory takes a 90 degree turn. Film director Hezues R. Talks about a young life on the street and finding his purpose in film.
53:34
October 5, 2019
11. DENNY MENDEZ - ON THE 7
Denny Mendez grew up in Queens with aspirations to be a doorman.  His plot to avoid school by working in a Wall Street mailroom set him on a course for the rest of his life.  Now he's a financial advisor with a celebrity clientele. He teaches millionaire celebrities and athletes how not to go broke.
55:45
September 30, 2019
10. SUZETTE ZUENA - LASH "HOUSE" TO MED SPA EMPIRE
Suzette Zuena started her business doing lashes in a one-room "Lash House" and has expanded to the LH Spa + Rejuvenation (Med Spa) with two locations (and growing).  She shares her business acumen as well as some insider beauty secrets.  
55:45
September 30, 2019
9. ROBIN YOUNG - BEHAVING WEALTHY
Robin has an amazing story how she escaped a disadvantaged childhood to become a great success.  She has overcome great odds and now she teaches other people how to overcome a victim mindset and start "behaving wealthy."  
55:32
September 30, 2019
8. SARA KHAKI - THE POWER OF YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
Sara has discovered her own "special sauce" for success. Sara has built two separately branded 7-figure law firms. Now she is teaching other women how to discover their own unique style and personal brand.  Hear how she did it in her own words. 
55:34
September 11, 2019
7. DANA KARPINSKI - LIFE AFTER CANCER
Dana was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 33.  She shares how this experience has had a profound impact on her life.  See how she lives her life differently after what I call the "blessing" of a pivotal event such as cancer.  
55:46
September 11, 2019
6. LAW FIRM MENTOR ALLISON WILLIAMS
From national recognition as the "DYFS Diva" to 7-figure law firm owner and now "Law Firm Mentor," Allison Williams, Esq. has lived (at least) three lives already!  Allison gives us a rare and up-close glimpse of her personal struggles and challenges - and how she overcame them to live her best life.  
55:23
August 26, 2019
5. KARIANNE ANTHES - IT'S NOT ABOUT THE WEIGHTS
Karianne Anthes is the co-owner of CrossFit Morristown (New Jersey) and BKØM Coaching.  Karianne talks about her evolution from physical fitness to the active pursuit of personal development and fulfillment.  
55:05
August 17, 2019
4. BRITTANY MESSUTI - OVERCOMING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
Brittany Messuti candidly shares her experience growing up with a schizophrenic parent, finding herself, finding love and building an amazing yoga studio and coaching business.  
52:52
August 10, 2019
3. AMY O - SINGLE LADY HAS A BABY!
Faced with approaching her 40s without a mate, Amy Ottavinia shares every detail of her very personal experience having a baby on her own.  If you find yourself in a similar situation, you don't have to forego children.  Amy did it and so can you.  
55:50
August 5, 2019
2. YOU REALLY CAN LEAVE YOUR LAW JOB!
Elena Deutsch created WILL - Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law - to help women find their real passion and leave their big law jobs.   However, she shares a sensitive childhood experience that makes her so qualified to coach women (and men) who are unhappy in law.  
55:50
August 5, 2019
1. FAT LOSS COACH MARIA GARGIULO
Fat loss and fitness coach Maria Gargiulo tells us how she transformed her body and her life.  She went from fat to fab, left a toxic relationship, moved from Missouri to  California and built a thriving coaching business.  Find out how! 
55:50
August 5, 2019
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August 4, 2019