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Ignite Your Purpose

Ignite Your Purpose

By Karem Zafra-Vera

This podcast will empower you, create enthusiasm, plant the seed of expansion within you. Motivate you to recognize and peel the layers to see your true I AM. May our guest speakers prompt you in the direction to take one new ACTION, create one new Belief and IGNITE your SOUL for more of this gift called life. ❤️
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Episode 32: Desire & Determination - Her Key to Success
Episode 32: Desire & Determination - Her Key to Success
Episode 32:  Today we have this phenomenal woman Jessica Walker !  Jessica dives in and shares with us about her journey becoming a young mother and her determination to make something of herself.  She shares how she gave birth to entrepreneurship from such a young age and the moments she felt like she was about to loose it all.  She reminds us that Where there is a WILL there is a WAY.  Allow her story to activate within you and remind you that you have everything it takes to create the life you desire.  Jessica is a beauty industry entrepreneur, a change maker, a mother of five and a small business advocate. Her story begins long before she was born. Her father was orphaned after his own father (a jealous, alcoholic) took his mother’s life and then his own. A tragedy that could have derailed a family for generations somehow led to Jessica Walker’s remarkable life. Her father, the connector between Jessica and her grandmother, is the source for a great deal of the purpose and drive in her life. But it was a long road coming. Jessica had her first child at 16 and married the father. While she was able to graduate from high school, she never completed a traditional college education. She likes to say she has a “master’s degree in the school of hard knocks” with an education that came from a remarkable set of life experiences. She graduated from high school on a Thursday and started cosmetology school the next day. By the age of 19, Jessica opened her first salon with a $50,000 loan from her parents. She paid them back within the year and never borrowed another dollar from them. She went on to have two more children with her first husband, but the relationship turned abusive. Thankfully, Jessica was able to get out. She later went on to remarry and have two more children with her current husband. Today, Jessica has been in business for 25 years, with four physical salon locations.  
30:47
November 09, 2022
Episode 31: Life's Perfect Timing
Episode 31: Life's Perfect Timing
Episode 31: Today we have Ronica Cleary conversing with us about life as a television journalist (worked as a White House Correspondent for Fox 5 in Washington, DC, and hosted a Sunday morning political talk show, "Fox 5 On The Hill"). Ronica found herself making decisions that in most people's eyes would have never been the right timing. Following her heart and knowing it was her time to transition.  She takes us through her own self discovery journey and how she is now the Founder & CEO of Cleary Strategies a public relations, media placement, & crisis management firm to leaders and corporations. Finding her true passion in the PR world.  Listen to her conversation with us and be inspired knowing you are always being guided. To know more about Ronica Cleary visit https://www.clearystrategies.com/
36:27
October 26, 2022
The Woman I BECAME
The Woman I BECAME
Episode 30: Carol Starr joins us today sharing her story.  A past that made her who she is today. Circumstances and events that became essential to unfolding this version of herself.  Reinventing herself in her 40's. Her story is inspirational, motivating and reminds us that circumstances do not define us but how we respond to them is where our strength lies.  Carol Starr Taylor is the Founder and Publisher of Star House Publishing Inc., Radio Host and Podcaster with Soulfully Blonde, an International Bestselling Author, Certified Life Coach, Writing Coach, Inspirational Speaker, NLP Master Practitioner, Timeline Therapy Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Law of Attraction Coach Practitioner, and the Founder of The Sistarhood, Soulpreneur Lead From The Heart, The High Vibe Society and Glowgetterstar-Mind, Body, Soul, Beauty. Want to know more about Carol Star visit her link here: http://www.soulfullyblonde.com/
43:03
September 28, 2022
29: Seeking Her Upgraded Version
29: Seeking Her Upgraded Version
Episode 29: Linda Babulic joins us today sharing her vision quest deep dive experience where she was introduced to Shamanism culture. Her journey of isolation, embodiment of higher powers which lead to her own discovery and acknowledgement of her bravery and truth. Linda is a ZESTY Executive Life Coach • Speaker • Author • Founder of ZEST Your Life | ZEST Your Business • Creator of numerous courses and programs. Over 25 years of experience in the public, private and  non-profit sectors. Linda’s inner fire was always sparked by the mystical and  magical. As a child, she was fascinated watching her Aunt Josephine reading tea leaves. Her #1 International Best Seller ZEST Your Life–A Taste of Inner Wisdom is encoded with ancient wisdom teachings. Former host of momondays Ottawa. Named one of the top 25 people in the capital 2015 by Ottawa Life Magazine Seen on Rogers TV Ottawa: Nat en Parle, Daytime and numerous global podcasts. For more on Linda visit https://lindababulic.com
39:23
June 07, 2022
28: America's SuperMom
28: America's SuperMom
Episode 28: LaChelle Adkins speaks about being a mother to (15) Children!!  Her journey to find her happiness and her purpose while still keeping herself healthy and present for her children. LaChelle speaks to us about deep depression, hospitalizations and her calling. After the last hospitalization in 2016, LaChelle decided to walk away from the victim mindset and embrace a victory mindset in order to teach others to successfully overcome these obstacles in their lives. She created a strategy she coined as “Fresh” start LaChelle Adkins also known as “America’s SuperMom “ has created a movement to empower women to overcome stress, depression and limiting beliefs. LaChelle  feels grateful for her challenges because it has allowed her to serve  and add value in the lives of others. Her experiences have helped her to  be focused, empathetic and comfortable being herself without seeking validation from others. She also shares her knowledge with women with her Livestream TV series “Reel life without excuses “ on the ZondraTV  network. LaChelle can be followed at https://www.lachelleadkins.com https://youtube.com/c/LaChelleAdkinsAmerica%E2%80%99sSuperMomsmile4wellness
46:05
June 01, 2022
27: Letting go of the Template
27: Letting go of the Template
Episode 27: Hannah Wilson a financial advisor seeking to find her own path in a field of complete structure and logic. She shares with who she needed to become and what she needed to change even though she found herself alone in her field. Doing the illogical! Complete inspiration in her season, taking baby steps and noticing who she is.  Hannah a financial advisor, wife and soon to be a first time mother. She is a leader for the FemCity Midwest Virtual Chapter and a believer in the power of community. Her journey continue as she begins to evolve in public speaking to advocate for women finding success while staying true to themselves and being authentic.  You can find more info on Hannah Wilson on all social media platforms and www.edwardjones.com
42:16
May 04, 2022
26: Where There's a WILL There's a WAY
26: Where There's a WILL There's a WAY
Episode 26: Lisa J Peck-MacDonald joins us today sharing her incredible powerful and impactful journey. Making scary decisions to give her children a safe life and future. Fled an abusive marriage with six children and no where to go. Living in a shelter and receiving support from a community of woman. Changing her life and being the first person in the family to leave her religion. This is a powerful story and proof that where there is a will there is always a way.  Lisa J Peck-MacDonald is an author of 30 books, former radio show host, and business coach for over twenty-three years. She was nominated for the Pushcart award 2017 and multi-Amazon bestseller. She earned her MFA in Writing at Antioch University and a MA in English at Arizona State.   You can find more information on Lisa J. Peck-MacDonald @ www.StepItUpQueen.com and www.authoranastasiaalexander.com
39:03
April 27, 2022
25: An Adventurous Heart Finding Her Inner Guidance !
25: An Adventurous Heart Finding Her Inner Guidance !
Episode 25: Angela Tompkins joins us today sharing her priceless story, tapping into her inner wisdom unconsciously. Leaving everyone and everything behind as she dives into the cultures of the South American people on her own.  A beautiful self discovery journey you do not want to miss. Learning to trust herself through an adventure of a lifetime.  Angela is The Corporate Wellness Agent. Founder and CEO of Innovative  Health Designs, a company designed to IGNITE Corporate Culture located here in South Florida. Angela is passionate about working with individuals and corporate teams that are ready to up-level their health and their life to expand both personal and professional potential.  You can find more information on Angela Tompkins at www.InnovativeHealthDesigns.com
42:47
April 20, 2022
24: The Tapestry of Healing and Self Love
24: The Tapestry of Healing and Self Love
Episode 24:  Sarah Bailey is a fantastic Certified Coach. Sarah is passionate about healing broken hearts, guiding people who are captive in their mental, emotional and spiritual freedom, and to see chains loosen from those who are bound up by pain or shame. Sarah shares a recent experience of healing and the allowance of self forgiveness. Realizing there were deeper layers of healing needed. She had forgiven parties but not herself. She shares the freedom of self-love, healing and the embrace of her inner self. Sarah loves to workout, enjoy life with my Labradoodle, appropriately named Precious. Although Sarah expresses she is blessed to support and care for her parents Jake and Peggy, she loves time with friends and family. You can connect with Sarah Bailey via FB and at sjane.bailey@gmail.com
40:47
April 13, 2022
23: Perseverance & Forgiveness in all walks of Life
23: Perseverance & Forgiveness in all walks of Life
In this amazing Episode we speak to Elaine Lindsay. If you think you have heard it before, I promise you have not. Elaine shares with us the incredible tragic experiences she has faced in her life. However, what most stands out to me is her laughter and comforting light soul attitude she has in life. A woman that through it all has found her purpose and continuous to heal, improve and overcome pain. This is that episode that will bring a sense of reality and gratitude to your day. Elaine's work on Digital Integration, Social Media Optimization, and the role your mindset plays within it all. Elaine works with those 40+ and addresses the growing entrepreneurial senior market. Elaine has been seen on CTV Ottawa, The New RO, CBC, Mashable, and live on the comedy stage at YukYuk’s Ottawa, and at Don’t Quit your Day Job Comedy Club. Her articles have been published in Marketing Media and Money Magazine, Brainz, Women Rock Magazine, Online Footprint Magazine, and more On the personal front, Elaine hosts a suicide survivor podcast and speaks on Resilience, Tenacity, Never Giving Up and living a #GratitudeAttitude  "I have had to re-invent myself, re-start in business numerous times. I TROOL-Y understand how life can get in the way." ~ Elaine Lindsay You can find Elaine at 
01:01:26
April 05, 2022
22: The Power to Creating Your All: 22: Episode 22
22: The Power to Creating Your All: 22: Episode 22
In this episode we have Tanushree Nair, an Energy Consciousness Coach and Author of the book  - “Bring out that Red Lipstick”, Co-author of the book “Being  Employable”, Podcaster - Soul Crafting with Tanushree. Her mission is to enable individuals to discover their innate energy balance and mindset mastery to bring a sustainable "Inside-Out"  Transformation to build empathetic leadership & personal harmony using my Inner Shakti Blueprint Tanushree joined us to share her story. Having a successful career and stepping into motherhood. Facing emotions of emptiness and desiring for more.  Making decisions that may appear wrong in the eyes of others but perfect  for the life she dreamed of. Listen now to the transformation she created in her life. For more information on Tanushree Nair please visit  www.tanushreenair.com
35:24
March 22, 2022
21: Persistence and Faith delivers YOU! 21: Episode 21
21: Persistence and Faith delivers YOU! 21: Episode 21
Arlene J.M. Grant joins us today, sharing her incredible journey, facing  incredible health illnesses and limitations. Yet, her remarkable  persistence, bravery, faith, and desire for life provided her with a new  purpose. It is a story you don't want to miss. For more information on Arlene, please visit www.facebook.com/simplyarlie
41:12
March 15, 2022
20: Reactivating Your Best Version: 20: Episode 20
20: Reactivating Your Best Version: 20: Episode 20
Today, we are joined by Terry Pappy! A quintessential creative—award-winning writer,  fine artist, designer, and creative workshop leader who has written six  books on creativity and company development. Terry launched Better3, a creative and strategic company development consultancy, with the goal of assisting business owners in developing an original, distinct brand with simple growth techniques. Terry speaks to us today about her awakened gifts through her journey. Losing herself and her passion as she becomes her husband's caretaker. Terry began to create change, started reconnecting to her happiness by doing things differently. We all have our unique paths in life. She combines her passion and love with her business and creates a successful business. Most important she finds balance and happiness again. For more info on this amazing woman visit Better3 is GDPR and COPPA
34:42
March 08, 2022
19: Episode 19: Own Your Power, Your Story is Your Glory
19: Episode 19: Own Your Power, Your Story is Your Glory
Dawn Santoriello, CFP® is the founder and CEO of DS Financial Strategies. Dawn shares her journey and insights on relationships and learning to love herself. Happiness and love is not found by others but within yourself.  She shares her ventures of dating and finding balance. Dawn's focus is to empower women, couples, and entrepreneurs to reach their financial goals with peace of mind and economic confidence across the U.S. She is also a #1 Best-Selling Author and has been published in numerous blogs and journals, including Wealth Planning Advisor and Let’s Talk Philadelphia, and has been featured in Forbes, Investment Advisor, Market Watch, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. For more information on Dawn be sure to visit her website www.dsfinancialstrategies.com
33:38
February 26, 2022
18: Episode 18: In a Blink of an Eye!
18: Episode 18: In a Blink of an Eye!
Join me on this Podcast with Shoshana Chaim, a Canadian Wellness Expert who works with families to guide them on their holistic journey to improve cellular communication and achieve their health and life goals by meeting them where they are. She also teaches her tools to health practitioners so together they can make the world a healthier and happier place. She is the founder of Plant Trainers, with interest in Redox Signalling Technology and Plant-Based Nutrition. Shoshana is the co-host of the popular Plant Trainers Podcast, helping people improve their quality of life through plant-based nutrition. Shoshana is an international speaker and #1 best-selling international author of I Am A Peaceful Goldfish. A picture book that teaches children the importance of mindfulness and taking big breaths in a fun and imaginative way. Shoshana speaks to us about her experience and life decisions she had to face when her world felt like it was falling apart. Her journey with her husband's illness and her fears took over her. Shoshana speaks about facing your darkest moments, questioning herself as a mother and the future of her children. Join us! 
34:50
February 22, 2022
17: Episode 17: The Unfoldment of Her Soul Seeking Expression
17: Episode 17: The Unfoldment of Her Soul Seeking Expression
Amarilis Correa now Amarilis Parga is the owner and founder of Ace Travels. In this episode, Amarilis shares with us her most profound life changing experience which lead to the person she is today. She speaks about stepping to the unfamiliar and gaining familiarity, identity and self worth. Allow her to take you through her journey with this amazing conversation. Her passion is traveling and experiencing new cultures. It’s her belief that experiencing the food, people, values and arts of a location will forever change your world perspective and may even change you at your core. During a time of so much division, its her conviction that traveling to learn about how others live and making human connections globally can provide some healing and ultimately bring us closer.
01:03:09
February 08, 2022
16: Episode 16: Empowering girls through education with Bongai Mhloyi
16: Episode 16: Empowering girls through education with Bongai Mhloyi
Join me on this podcast with Bongai Mhloyi, CE0 & Founder of End Child Marriages. Empowering our girls is not just ethical but it is our future generation.
38:15
February 01, 2022
15: Episode 15: Dolly's Transformation from Codependency to Independence
15: Episode 15: Dolly's Transformation from Codependency to Independence
Listen to my new podcast with Dolly Alessandra Cina, while we discuss her transformation from codependency to her independence. Shifting from fear to believing in herself. She inspires us all with her experience on getting out of from that place where you feel like nothing will change until one day it all just does.
49:52
December 28, 2021
14: Episode 14: Life is full of Adventure with Dorothy Mazeau
14: Episode 14: Life is full of Adventure with Dorothy Mazeau
New podcast episode with Dorothy Mazeau a former architect and practicing realtor who has blended a lifetime of professional and personal experience into a new business that gets to the heart of her passion for community. In this special Q&A episode, Dorothy answers questions about the most significant lesson of her journey, navigating career transitions, and much more.
39:42
December 14, 2021
13: Episode 13: Affirmations- Why it can work for you!
13: Episode 13: Affirmations- Why it can work for you!
This episode explains the power behind affirmations. The power within you to be & attract what you affirm and demand in your life.  If you like to have receive a copy of my sample affirmations, join my private FB group Mindfulness with Karem. You will be able to download the worksheet. Enjoy and apply !
04:35
August 28, 2021
12: Episode 12: Anxiety- Identifying the process
12: Episode 12: Anxiety- Identifying the process
A quick lesson on how can you have more of a handle over your anxiety. Listen and apply it. Create a habit of acknowledging those emotions to get a better handle of your results. Enjoy!
03:29
August 22, 2021
11: Episode 11: Emilah Dawn DeToro - Embracing Your Transition
11: Episode 11: Emilah Dawn DeToro - Embracing Your Transition
Emilah Dawn DeToro speaks about her life transition after a serious car accident in 2004, that led her in the path of her calling. Now she carries the frequency of transformation in her being and is often a catalyst for change. She helps people and organizations to clear out patterns of behavior and stagnant energy that no longer serves them. She calls this Transformation with a capital T.  You can read her blog, The Dragonfly Diaries, as well as more about Emilah and her work on www.emilah.com
54:17
August 17, 2021
10: Episode 10: Why is Morning Alignment Important?
10: Episode 10: Why is Morning Alignment Important?
Sharing with you a brief explanation and benefits on alignment. Enjoy!
03:02
August 14, 2021
09: Episode 09: Dena Sisk Foman - The Power of Choice
09: Episode 09: Dena Sisk Foman - The Power of Choice
Dena Sisk Foman is a partner attorney at the law firm of McLaughlin & Stern. Dena is a staunch advocate for women's issues,  mental health and equality. Published her memoir, Only I Can Define Me! Listen to her inspiring story, recognizing where she came from and making a choice that her past was not going to dictate her life or her children. " When I got tired of searching, I decided to die while I was alive. I no longer wanted to wait for a physical death to experience bliss. It is possible while we are physically alive".  You can find Dena at dfoman@mclaughlinstern.com or www.mclaughlinstern.com Don't forget to purchase her memoir "Only I Can Define Me" 
44:12
August 10, 2021
08. Episode 08: Misty Cogdill- Unlocking Your Gift
08. Episode 08: Misty Cogdill- Unlocking Your Gift
Misty Cogdill is a Best Selling Author of “You Can Heal Your Life With Handwriting” and the owner of Handwriting-Soul Academy. Misty speaks to us about her journey in unlocking the gift she never knew she had. It took going through the experience of marriage to notice a difference in her with a name change, that can be so common to us all. Listen to her story and understand how and why she is so passionate about teaching people the many benefits of handwriting. How our handwriting is a map on paper to how we think. The significance in the first & last letter of your name. It's fascinating speaking with her and discovering more about yourself at the same time.  You can find her on all social media platforms and here in her private FB group facebook.com/groups/handwritingsoulAcademy
46:06
August 03, 2021
07. Episode 07: Doreen McGettigan-Clarity in the Midst of Fear
07. Episode 07: Doreen McGettigan-Clarity in the Midst of Fear
Doreen McGettigan, best-selling author and an award-winning blogger, ghostwriter, speaker and coach tells us her traumatic story how life shifted for her. Now with a new set of eyes as she gained clarity in the scariest moment of her life. How she appreciates life at a completely different level. Her powerful message including the importance to tell your story. 
41:46
July 06, 2021
06. Episode 06: Carlee Myers - Freedom From Within
06. Episode 06: Carlee Myers - Freedom From Within
Carlee Myers is an expert at helping leaders (think high achieving executives, business owners and managers) who feel overworked and exhausted find the peace and freedom they desire. As the founder of The Stress Less Company, discover how Carlee's childhood experience lead her to discover her true self. The obstacles she had to face and now how she helps others find ease within their passion. Enlightening conversation!
44:38
June 23, 2021
05. Episode 05: Violette de Ayala
05. Episode 05: Violette de Ayala
Violette, CEO and founder of Femcity, tells us about her journey to becoming the leader she is today. She shares her experience of growth and how she didnt let her family or her past harm who she is today. She explains to us how she tapped into her strength and there found the ability to help others through the amazing platform she created.
37:35
May 18, 2021
04. Episode 04: Lea Tran - Exploring & Never Settling
04. Episode 04: Lea Tran - Exploring & Never Settling
Author, speaker, and coach, Lea Tran, shares her experience of coming to the United States and pursuing her career dreams. Her recent book "I Did Not Miss The Boat" tells her life story and how she gave up her job in order to do what she wants. She is an inspiration and gives insight as to how you should never settle, not only in your personal life, but your professional life. 
36:42
May 11, 2021
03. Episode 03: Alicia Couri - Building Confidence
03. Episode 03: Alicia Couri - Building Confidence
Alicia Couri, author and pageant contestant opens up about her fear of judgment and how she overcame it. She gives insight to how you can be more confident, care less what people think about you, and love yourself more on this weeks episode. 
52:42
May 05, 2021
02. Episode 02: Regena Rose-Celeste - Receiving Divine Guidance
02. Episode 02: Regena Rose-Celeste - Receiving Divine Guidance
International vision coach and recovering perfectionist, Regena, explains a pivotal moment where she listened to her subconscious and was able to change her entire life for the better. She gives insight on how you can too! 
47:35
April 28, 2021
01. Episode 01: Sarah Sparks - You're Meant For More
01. Episode 01: Sarah Sparks - You're Meant For More
"Mommy you make people happy" a quote from Sarah Sparks' seven year old daughter when describing her mother's gift.  
53:25
April 21, 2021