Authentic Act is a series about people sharing real life stories and exposing their most authentic self. Often times in life we only get to see peoples victories and where they are now, never getting to truly hear the full story. On our show, we aim to get as deep and personal as possible, sharing the details of the journey that sometimes gets over looked. Through Awareness, Character and Team, we can accomplish so much! On the show we discuss human consciousness, life, wellness, the journey and how through the collective efforts, we can elevate our lives and the lives of people around us.
In this episode I talk with Amy Perkins who is a speaker, consultant, and coach and she shares her journey with us on how her mindfulness coupled with action, lead to following her true passions.
In May of 2018, Amy walked away from a 25-year career in education. After witnessing leaders who were not leading with integrity, she made the choice to quit and stand up for what she truly believed in. Amys passion has always been teaching. Whether it was the kindergarteners she had the honor of working with 25 years ago, or the teachers she coached the past 17 years as a consultant, it's in her soul.
We follow Amys journey with starting several businesses, consulting engagements and now public speaking, but for Amy, more importantly, aligning her life with what she was truly passionate about. A true passion ignited for her when she lost one of her best friends. She knew then, being grateful for everything in life, was the biggest motivating factor anyone could have and that she would continue living the best life for herself and the ones she cared about the most.
Now, Amy is making a difference on a much broader scale. Through her consulting, coaching, speaking and online courses Amy is showing others how to unlock their confidence and courage. Amy is able to do what she loves, on my terms, working with leaders who share the same core values.
Amy has also started a new business endeavor. Every GAL Chardonnay is launching Fall 2019. Amy and two of her dearest friends from Napa created a wine bottled to INSPIRE, one glass at a time. Their purpose driven company will give back to causes near and dear to women everywhere. It's a passion project born out of a desire to make a difference. In Amys mid-forties she changed the entire trajectory of her life. If you have the desire to change, the belief it is possible, and you take daily action, you can do anything. Amy Perkins is proof.
WOW. What an impactful episode full of so much knowledge, passion, emotion, and discussion about mental health within our future generations.
We cover mental health, depression, bullying public school systems, medication, natural solutions, meditation, awareness, trust, and more!!
Tracey experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties and lived with chronic depression ever since. However, nothing prepared her for the acute depressive episode she experienced in 2015. After enduring years of intense work place stress, harassment and bullying, she plummeted into an abyss of darkness, hopelessness and despair the likes of which she had never experienced before.
Encouraged by a psychologist, Tracey started a Blog, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my life with depression, to better help her friends understand her depression. Over time, Tracey began to heal and found that out of the darkness and despair, there is hope, there is life after depression.
Since the release of her book, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression (www.traceymaxfield.com), Tracey has become a staunch advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health Awareness and Bullying and completed the course, Bringing Mental Health to Schools. She has met with teenagers ages 11 to 15 years to talk about bullying and mental illness and has appeared on numerous podcasts in the USA, Canada and UK, live radio shows and ABC KOMO News 4, KSHV 45, and NBC News 6 television shows. In June, Tracey was featured in a series of articles by HelloCare magazine in Australia.
In September, Tracey embarked on a new life journey, she sold her home, donated most of her possessions to various charities and made a commitment to try and make a difference in the world and is spending six months traveling in the USA, talking about mental illness and bullying in children and teenagers. Her philosophy is to Engage children and teenagers, to Educate them about mental illness and bullying and to Empower them to develop confidence and skills to continue to move ahead in their own life journey.
Tracey completed the Global 7/7 Challenge and recorded 7 days/7 videos on mental illness www.traceymaxfield.fyi.to/changingthefaceofmentalillness and bullying in children and teenagers www.traceymaxfield.fyi.to/helptraceystopbullying. In February, Tracey is heading to Kansas and Florida to appear on TV/radio shows and give talks at local schools.
She is also one of the ‘Break Out’ presenters at the TEACH 2019 Conference in Jacksonville, Florida on March 2, 2019.
Born in Wales, U.K. Tracey moved to Canada in 1987. She currently lives in the Okanagan Valley in beautiful British Columbia. Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression is her first book and has received international rave reviews. Is is available at Barnes & Noble, www.BOL.com, www.BookDepositorycom, and on Amazon in soft cover, kindle and audio book.
In this episode, we hear from Ben Azadi Best Selling Health Arthur & Keynote Speaker and how he took hitting rock bottom to a new life transformation. After being highly obese, at a job he hated, and being in a place where he contemplated suicided, Ben shares with us some ways he transformed his life and began to make monumental change. Ben now has started multiple businesses, has best selling books he has written, and is speaking at various events nation wide. Ben shares with us his life journey about hitting rock bottom, suicidal thoughts, cutting toxic people out of your life, self limiting beliefs, highest values, gratitude, and much more.
Hi, I’m Ben Azadi, best selling author of The Perfect Health Booklet.
In 2008, I went through a personal transformation of shredding 80 lbs of pure fat; ever since I have been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle.
For over 10 years, I have been the go-to source when it comes to holistic health coaching, longevity, anti-aging, functional fitness. I am known as ‘The Health Detective’ because I investigate dysfunction, and I educate, not medicate, to bring the body back to normal function.
In addition to my health commitments, I am a devoted entrepreneur who’s passionate about self-development.
Take my hand as we go on the journey toward Perfect Health together.
I’m on a mission to help 1 billion people on planet Earth. I want YOU to be one of them.
In this episode I talk with Austin Chaney, Founder of Neverend, a photography and media company here in Charlotte, Nc. Austin shares with me his personal story about growing up with depression and anxiety, later leading him to cause self harm.
Austin shares with us the struggles he faced with mental wellness, medication, school, diet, dating and life.
Today, Austin has elevated his mental wellness through his awareness, character and team. He is taking action continuing to better his wellness while lifting and helping people around him.
Austin is a thriving entrepreneur now here in Charlotte and his personal life story is what motivated the idea behind his company brand, Neverend.
Neverend is featured with his personal logo design as a semicolon, to encourage everyone out there going through hard times to never give up and never end!
Be sure to follow Austin on social media @neverend_creative to witness his amazing work and journey.
(My personal story from childhood to now. The launch of my company Avalon and what motivated me to do so throughout this entire journey. I cover mental wellness and business and how we can personally and professionally improve on these things in our everyday lives. Also, what Avalon is doing to change things in Corporate America and how my experiences motivated me to start start a company based on elevating individuals, teams and organizations)