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The Reset with Franklin Taggart

The Reset with Franklin Taggart

By Franklin Taggart
The Reset with Franklin Taggart is no longer in production. I hope you'll enjoy all the interviews is you're finding out now. These stories are about starting over in life, relationships, career, and business.

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She Speaks! with Amanda Fewell
On this episode of the Reset with Franklin Taggart my guest is a  fantastic coach, consultant and speaker, Amanda Fewell. Her story takes us from early career highlights working with Rachael Jayne Groover’s Art of Feminine Presence program, up to her current passion which is helping people to become more effective and confident presenters in her Powerful Presentations programs. Stops along the way include founding and facilitating a business networking group for small business owners who had a spiritual motivation and focus in their work, and taking some time away from career to become a parent when she and her husband adopted a ten year old daughter. I hope you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did! Mentioned in this episode: Amanda Fewell, Conscious Business Connections, Fort Collins, Loveland, Rachael Jayne Groover, The Art of Feminine Presence, Adoption, Career Pivot, She Leads, Chrysta Bairre, She Speaks, Powerful Presentations, TED Talk Prep, Northern Colorado, Gender Roles More information about Amanda can be found at If you are in Northern Colorado, there will be a program of presentations from participants in Amanda’s most recent She Speaks! program on February 8, 2020 at Unity of Fort Collins, 1401 W. Vine Dr. Tickets are available here!
January 28, 2020
Celebrate Being Fully Human with Jeannie Zandi
In this final episode of The Reset for 2019 we’re treated to a conversation with Jeannie Zandi. Jeannie is a teacher, author, and speaker who leads people to fully embrace their humanness with all of its twists, turns, triumphs and tragedies. She teaches internationally in both live and online settings, and she offers courses through her online school. In this conversation we talk about spirituality, gender, the subtle art of living as a techy-feelie, and a large menu of upcoming events that Jeannie will be hosting. Thanks for listening this year, and I’ll look forward to bringing more your way in 2020! Jeannie Zandi Online Website: Online School Facebook Page: Friends of Jeannie Zandi Private Facebook Group:
December 20, 2019
Misfit Entrepreneurs and Radical Journaling with Ariana Friedlander
What if you could earn a living by being true to yourself? Ariana Friedlander started Rosabella Consulting with that very question in mind. Not long after she started, she realized that she didn’t  really know how to run a business and she began an in-depth, on-the-job study of the subject of entrepreneurship that continues today. Ariana works with individuals and organizations as a consultant and trainer in areas like leadership, conversational intelligence, and personal growth and development. Also in this episode we’ll hear how Ariana uses journaling as a central part of her life and work, bringing the value and insight of personal reflection into her daily process of centering, clearing her mind, and engaging her creativity. She is the author of The Misfit Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Business Your Way, and she will be releasing an extensive course on journaling in the near future. For more information, visit
October 30, 2019
Art, Invention, and Creative Business with Jennifer Spencer
From a young age, Jennifer Spencer was encouraged to engage her creativity and to be culturally aware. Bringing her high achieving personality into the process of writing songs, creating plays, and a passion for fine arts gave her a strong foundation for the turns her life would take as an adult. She’s had successful businesses that ended suddenly, has patented and marketed her own inventions, and has defined for herself what an artist really is. You can learn more about Jennifer here: Her upcoming shows in the Summer of 2019 include: Driven to Abstraction July 10-20, 2019 Expressions Art Group July 24 - August 3, 2019 Both shows are at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Visit their calendar here:
June 11, 2019
Small Business Storytelling with Seth Silvers
Seth Silvers started his first non-profit organization while still in high school. His experience in organizational leadership and communication ultimately led to an opportunity as a marketing director for another non-profit. In this role he began to see the power of storytelling in marketing. Recently he took the leap and created a marketing consultancy called Story On whose mission is to help businesses of all sizes, but especially small businesses to tell their stories. His new podcast, The Small Business Storytellers Podcast features in-depth interviews with a variety of small business owners telling their stories, insights and wisdom to help other owners on their way. It’s available on several podcast listening platforms: You may find Seth on Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: Join the Success with Stories Facebook group: Learn more about Story On:
May 29, 2019
Strategic Success Tools with Nanci Garnand and Sony Jackson
 Long time entrepreneurs Nanci Garnand and Sony Jackson have both built successful small businesses. After meeting through a coaching program, the two became friends and over time began to think about ways in which they could help other small business owners. Strategic Success Tools was born. In this interview we’ll hear their stories of their beginnings in business, their challenges along the way, and the brilliant new tool they’ve created to make exceptional Customer Relationship Management simple and affordable. To take advantage of the free 30 day trial of Strategic Success Tools please visit (Affiliate) To watch the video walkthrough of Strategic Success Tools please visit More information about The Reset and Franklin Taggart are available at
May 09, 2019
Values-Based Business with Carl Dierschow
After realizing that climbing the corporate ladder held little appeal for him, Carl Dierschow discovered through a compelling journey that coaching was his calling. He’s an experienced business and career coach as well as a guide to  organizations in strategic planning, organizational alignment, and product and service development. He’s an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and has received further certification from both Comprehensive Coaching University and The Forton Group. He is the sole US representative of Small Fish Business Coaching, a coaching practice uniquely suited to provide business coaching to small businesses worldwide. He also writes the weekly blog, The Values-Based Business. More information is available at Attract Customers to your Powerful Mission webinar Subscribe to The Values-Based Business blog at Connect with Carl on LinkedIn
April 17, 2019
Small Business Think Tank with Curt Bear
When Curt Bear left a 15 year banking career to start his own food business he created a peer advisory group to help him make the the transition from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial. After 2 years in the food business he realized that his peer advisory think tank for small businesses had become both more of a passionate interest and a more viable business. LoCo Think Tank has grown to include five chapters in Northern Colorado and is continuing to expand into new communities as well as extending its services into larger companies. For more information about LoCo Think Tank: On LinkedIn: Larimer SBDC: For more information about Franklin Taggart and The Reset Podcast: 
March 20, 2019
Grief and Grace with Jane Nicolet
In the years following her son Matt’s death, Jane Nicolet eventually found healing and solace through writing. Her letters, later collected into a book called Letters for Grace: One Mother’s Journey, helped her through the arduous stages of loss and grief then culminated in a reconnection with her son’s spirit and memory. In her second book, Finding Grace: Journeys of Grief, Courage, and Healing, she moves beyond her own story to help other bereaved parents tell theirs, providing experienced reflections along the way. There will be an author talk and book signing for her second book at the Fort Collins Barnes and Noble, 4045 S. College in Fort Collins Saturday, April 6th at 11AM. Learn more: On Facebook: For more information about The Reset Podcast visit
March 11, 2019
Wisdom for Nonprofits with Betina Meyer-Pflug
After relocating from Brazil to Northern Colorado, Betina Meyer-Pflug decided to change her career direction. Taking her 20 years of business and marketing experience and training to be a coach, she is bringing together an exceptional set of business tools to help non-profit organizations work more efficiently, accomplishing a greater mission and getting the most out of their resources. Trained as a teacher of the popular management software SalesForce, Betina leads and advises non-profit professionals to build and lead stable, sustainable businesses. In the near future she will be offering a new podcast, Wisdom for Nonprofits that will feature proven leaders in the non-profit sector who will share their experiences, insights, and best practices. More information about Betina and the Wisdom for Nonprofits podcast is available at Join the Wisdom for Nonprofits LinkedIn Group here:
February 13, 2019
Food Business Success part 2 with Sari Kimbell
 Sometimes a fresh start begins with a cease and desist order.  Sari Kimbell is a business consultant who helps people brings their food product ideas to market. In this follow-up interview we learn about some of the scary things that can happen if we use another company’s trademark. We also hear about a brand new program that Sari is offering to help food product creators get the best possible start in business. The Food Business Success Startup Accelerator will be launching in a couple of weeks. If you want to start a food business, listen to the end for an amazing offer. If you don’t want to start a food business, you may want to after you hear what Sari is up to. For more information about the program, visit To watch the video series on ten mistakes that food businesses make, visit Follow Food Business Success on Instagram For more information about Franklin Taggart and The Reset Podcast please visit
February 04, 2019
Olympic Dream Rekindled with Chris Helwick
In 2012, decathlete Chris Helwick retired from professional track and field after a successful career. In both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic trials he had placed in the top 10 finalists, needing to be in the top three to compete in the Olympics. After retiring he tried his hand at business, and took some time to travel, eventually returning to his Colorado hometown. A random comment from an acquaintance led to a strange sequence of events. Beginning with a deep analysis of his own movements, he began to understand new levels of performance potential, and began to wonder if this could make the competitive difference in a run for the 2020 games in Tokyo. To follow Chris’ journey to the Olympics, join his email list at
January 28, 2019
Bursts of Brilliance™ with Author Teresa Funke
Teresa Funke embodies the modern artist/entrepreneur. She is the owner of Teresa Funke & Company and Victory House Press and the award-winning author of seven novels for adults and children based on true stories from WWII. She is also a nationwide speaker offering keynotes and presentations, and a popular consultant. Teresa has 27 years of experience as an entrepreneur and community catalyst. Her innovative programs and boundary-pushing talks challenge her audiences to change their view of how life and business should be led. Visit her speaker page to learn more about her one-of-kind Bursts of Brilliance™ talks or her motivational keynotes. In this episode of The Reset Podcast we talk about Teresa’s early career decision to self publish, and how she’s navigated her success in that field. We also look at the ways technology has changed the game for writers and publishers. Finally, we cover her most recent transition from writing historical stories based on WWII, to her new book arriving in 2019, 222 Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life based on her popular blog. More information about Teresa can be found on her website: Sign-up for the blog: She is also active on the following social media channels: The Reset Podcast is produced and hosted by Franklin Taggart. For more information, please visit
January 07, 2019
A New Relationship Script with Tim Wade
Tim Wade’s life path has taken him from entertainment, to theme park attraction design, to writing for Hollywood heavyweights, to a new adventure - helping people transform their relationships. Offering workshops and retreats for men and couples, Tim shows his clients how a simple shift in understanding can change everything. Listen for the full story. More information about Tim and his programs is available at For information about Franklin Taggart and The Reset Podcast, please visit Recorded in December 2018.
December 29, 2018
Wellness for the Whole Person with Marissa Orchard
In 2015, massage therapist Marissa Orchard found herself with a budding massage practice and an expansive facility that would ultimately become The Orchard - An Integrated Health Center. In these few years, The Orchard has grown to include a number of healing modalities and professionals. In this interview Marissa tells us the story of her discovery of traditional healing alternatives, and her vision for what has now become The Orchard. Remember that Himalayan Salt Cave sessions are on sale through the end of 2018. Over 30% OFF! More information about Marissa’s massage practice: More information about The Orchard: And The Orchard Wellness Podcast! More information about The Reset Podcast, and Franklin Taggart:
December 04, 2018
52 Beautiful Things with Katie Huey
A succession of hardships and loss moved Katie Huey to seek her own grounding through writing. Her blog, 52 Beautiful Things is a growing collection of her insightful reflections that draw attention to the beautiful things we might be missing as the world’s chaos distracts us. Enjoy the interview, and please visit to experience Katie’s writing for yourself. More information about The Reset Podcast is available at
November 27, 2018
Leaping into the Art World with Lenina Olivas
A year ago, Lenina Olivas walked out of her teaching job with no clear idea of what she was going to do next. In the year that’s just passed she’s found an opportunity for oil painting to become a cornerstone of an entirely new direction, which includes being hired as an art gallery director and an invitation to participate in a local art studio tour. Enjoy her story! Lenina’s links: Website: Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: Lenina will be the featured artist at the Christmas Shops at Centerra in Loveland on December 6, 2018. Her work can also be seen at the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland Colorado. If you’ve enjoyed The Reset Podcast, please subscribe through your favorite podcast listening app. For more information, please visit
November 21, 2018
Love, Serve, Remember with Dhara Rose
From a brush with history at Occidental College in the 70s, to advertising in Austin in the 80s, and on to a life of devotion and service, Dhara Rose shares her path up until now, and where she’ll be going next. The words of her guru Neem Karoli Baba to love, serve, and remember are leading her to another expression of Grace. More information about the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in Taos, New Mexico may be found at You may also follow the news of the ashram on Facebook at
November 16, 2018
Accelerated Business Coach, Megan Melton
A family accident and deep dissatisfaction with her job propelled Megan Melton into starting her own business, and finding new energy and satisfaction in life. Thorough her coaching she is helping young businesses tighten up their operations, and find new stability and growth. Now she enjoys more time with her family, and a renewed sense of purpose and strength. Enjoy The Reset Podcast interview with Megan now, and please subscribe to hear more great stories of people making fresh starts in every area of their lives. Megan is offering a free 30 minute coaching call. Listen for her email address in the episode. Connect with Megan on LInkedIn Follow Megan on Facebook
November 10, 2018
7 Figure E-Commerce Pros, Benjamin and Charity DeVries
Three years ago, a desire for time and location freedom propelled Benjamin and Charity DeVries in the direction of e-commerce. Inspired by friends, they started learning how to build a business selling products through In this short time they’ve created a business that is on track to generate $2 million in revenue this year, and they’re preparing for their second summer of touring the country with their family in a new RV. In this episode of The Reset Podcast, they share the stories of how they got started, finding some helpful guidance early on, and some of the challenges related to the rapid growth of their business. To download the Free Brand Builder Blueprint that they offer in the interview go to: Aroma Outfitters gear can be found here: To learn more about their original business, visit And, their latest passion project: Their new course on Amazon listing optimization is here: Thanks for listening and subscribing!
November 02, 2018
Meals on Wheels of Loveland & Berthoud Celebrates 50 Years!
In this episode of The Reset Podcast, Franklin Taggart interviews Susan Atwater and Jeffrey Pomranka of Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud, an organization that has been active in our community for 50 years. We talk about the challenges faced by non-profit organizations, recent and upcoming special events, and how the non-profit world is changing as more transparency and accountability are put in place. For more information, visit On Facebook:
October 16, 2018
That Damn Lawyer, Brian Hanning
Brian Hanning is a Northern Colorado attorney who specializes in helping small businesses with their legal concerns. He is also a volunteer for the Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, providing legal services for qualified artists. Brian is an active member in our community, volunteering frequently to help with events like Made in Loveland Week, and Fort Collins ComiCon. In this episode he shares about his own discovery of his passion for law, some stories of how he helps small businesses and artists, and some of the local events and organizations that he generously supports with his time and talent. Recommended Links: Brian’s website - Colorado Attorneys for the Arts - (note: the link mentioned in the interview is incorrect) Brian on LinkedIn - Contact Brian -
October 11, 2018
Engineer, Psychologist, Consultant, Author, Podcaster Dr. Joanie Connell
After graduating from Harvard, Dr. Joanie Connell landed in Silicon Valley as an engineer only to find that she wanted more in her work than what she’d been finding. Taking a leap in an entirely new direction, she received her PhD in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and entered the business of consulting. She’s the author of Flying Without a Helicopter (Berrett-Koehler Publishers), and most recently she’s the host and producer of a new podcast, Reinventing Nerds. For more information: This show was recorded using Zoom video conferencing
September 21, 2018
Fiddler, Educator, Entrepreneur Vi Wickam
Vi Wickam is a championship fiddler who has a knack for making ideas happen. His ability to take targeted, effective action has shown up in a variety of arenas, from music, to web design, to online education, and creating a new venue for live music in his home town. More information about Vi at Thanks to Danny Dodge at Roadrunner Productions for providing the place and the expertise to make this podcast happen. See what he can do for you at More information about this show and more can be found at and Thanks for watching and subscribing!
September 04, 2018
From Management to Hobby Farming with Melissa Davis
My guest for this episode is hobby farmer Melissa Davis. 8 years ago Melissa Davis left a management career to begin growing food for her family. After several years of preparing the soil on her family’s micro farm, Melissa now grows about half of the food her family consumes in a year. She calls it hobby farming, but it sounds like more work than most hobbies. This is her story about her transition from corporate work to working in the soil, and her new interest in acquiring a small manufacturing business. For more information about Kiss the Ground visit For the Savory Institute visit This interview was recorded on Zoom. Zoom video conferencing is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Try Zoom today:
July 31, 2018
A Fresh Start with Money with Penny Kidd from Pennywise Coaching
My guest for this episode is financial coach, Penny Kidd. After learning to manage her own money, Penny found a new direction helping people earn more, save more, and rapidly reduce their debt. She shares practical strategies and tools, all while giving her clients persistent nuges toward financial freedom. Sign up for a free discovery session with Penny at On Facebook: On YouTube: On Twitter: Try Zoom today:
July 17, 2018
Fun Family Fitness with Stephanie Whall of ENJOYit Fitness
Stephanie Whall left behind a less than inspirational project management career to pursue a passion project of bringing fun fitness programs to families like hers. Staying fit together and having fun together turned into her business ENJOYit Fitness. Learn more at Try ZOOM video conferencing here:
July 14, 2018
Is This Habit Keeping You in the Struggle? Habit 7: Business Reluctance
Do you find things like marketing, promoting, and selling terrifying? I often do. It's time to demystify these bugaboos and get on with our business. I know a lot of artists who play a hand called "starving artist." Many of them don't understand that a career like theirs is both producing great work AND selling great work. I share a couple of my own insights about this here. If you'd like to know more about me or this podcast, please visit If you'd like to be my guest, drop me a line at
June 15, 2018
Is This Habit Keeping You in the Struggle? Habit 6: Not Charging Enough
I and many of my clients have had to work through this habit. It's common when you are starting something new to question or undermine the value of what you're offering. If you're going to sustain yourself adequately, you have to charge a fair amount for what you do. How do you arrive at that amount? I'll share some insights here about that very thing. For more information about me or this podcast, please visit If you'd like to be my guest, drop me a line at
June 15, 2018
Is This Habit Keeping You in the Struggle? Habit 5: Making Excuses
How often do you stop short of trying something new because you see a "reason" not to try? And then you make an excuse to justify your not trying. In this episode I share some insight about internal resistance, and how we can stop our own resistance from holding us back. For more info about me and this podcast, please visit If you'd like to be my guest, drop me a line at
June 15, 2018
Is This Habit Keeping You in the Struggle? Habit 4: Avoiding Risk
In this episode I'll share some observations about how avoiding risk keeps people in a pattern of struggle. Risk avoidance shows up in many forms, from timidity, to letting others take responsibility, to stopping short of trying new possibilities. I'll share a couple of insights that helped me go beyond my own tendency to avoid risk. More information about me and the podcast can be found at If you'd like to be my guest, please drop me a line at
June 15, 2018
Yoga for Recovery with Jeff Finlin of
An interview with Jeff Finlin, a musician, author, poet, and yoga teacher. Topics include productivity, yoga for people in recovery, The Seduction of Radha, 365 Days of Recovery Yoga, and more. Jeff Finlin tells the story of his journey through trauma, alcoholism, early recovery, and the difference that yoga has made. It's a difference so striking that he's begun a program to share his knowledge, experience and and hope. offers a simple daily practice that takes people beyond the struggle for sobriety, and into new realms of presence, peace, and strength. Jeff Finlin's music and books are available here: More information about is available here: More about Jeff Finlin, his music and books is available here:
May 02, 2018
Is this habit keeping you in the struggle? Habit 1: Isolation
The distinction between isolation and solitude. Avoidance behaviors. We're made for connection. A New Year's resolution that really paid off.
May 02, 2018
Make Your Own Way - Episode 5 Jennie Milner
Jennie Milner is a mixed media artist in Northern Colorado whose latest project, The Art Tools Mural is bringing color and character to an alley in downtown Loveland, Colorado. You'll be introduced to her metal work, jewelry, little house series, and more! Video interview available here:
April 12, 2018
Is this habit keeping you in the struggle? Habit 3: Being Distracted
Phone, dogs, cars driving by, shiny objects, squirrels! I'm easily distracted. That keeps me from getting important things done. More struggle. Two awesome resources: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan The Way We're Working Isn't Working by Tony Schwartz
April 11, 2018
Is this habit keeping you in the struggle? Habit 2: Hesitation
When you get an idea, act immediately to give that idea some kind of form. Immediate action creates momentum.
April 02, 2018
Book Review - Stillpower by Garret Kramer
I just finished reading Stillpower by Garret Kramer. Its a great book for anyone who wants to boost their performance, but particularly athletes. He also presents a simple understanding of how the mind works that is life changing. Read it for yourself
March 09, 2018
Imagination - on all the time
Our experience of life is being constructed moment by moment by our imagination. Theme of a talk I'll be sharing at Unity of Fort Collins this Sunday.
March 07, 2018
Make Your Own Way Episode 4 Sari Kimbell
Sari Kimbell is the Founder and Principal of Cultivate Consulting, a firm that specializes in helping people start and grow food businesses. She talks about the process she uses to lead her clients toward success, and she also tells her own story of shifting her career direction toward something that she cares very deeply about; good food. If you enjoy this and other podcasts in our series, please subscribe. More information about Cultivate Consulting, and Sari Kimbell can be found at
June 16, 2017
Make Your Own Way Episode 3 Danny Dodge 01
Danny Dodge is first call cameraman, photographer, and videographer for several well known outdoor and hunting shows. He's also a teacher and inventor. His portable camera dolly system called Cinerails is becoming well known among film and video production companies around the world. In this episode of Make Your Own Way, Danny tells us about some of his early experiences in television, the direction of outdoor programming, some of his best memories of his work so far, and his latest passion, drone photography. You can find more information about Danny and his work at these links: The main website for Make Your Own Way is The show is hosted by Franklin Taggart
April 25, 2017
Being Seen, Photographer Don Hajicek, Tribe of Diamonds
Don Hajicek tells the story of his transition from web design, branding, and art direction to full time photographer, and he tells about the inspiration for his trademark program, Tribe of Diamonds. Don Hajicek realized a new direction for his life when he prepared a talk for a public speaking workshop. He told the story of a woman who had contacted him to take photos of her after life had dealt some extreme circumstances. The process of healing that unfolded through that photography session has become his life purpose through his project called Tribe of Diamonds. Through a gentle process of preparation, the women he photographs reveal themselves and their true nature in stunning and life changing ways. His book, Being Seen is available here: You can learn more about Don and Tribe of Diamonds here:
March 15, 2017