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The Becoming Congruent Podcast

The Becoming Congruent Podcast

By MELANIE HICKS
TALK, REFLECT, LAUGH
A casual conversation with entrepreneurs and individuals who found congruence by aligning their careers with their passions, talents, and purpose.
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Ep. 14 Evolving Your Mind to Achieve Your Dreams with Chris Delaney
We can all relate to a moment where we felt stuck. Paralyzed with fear or lacking the confidence to do the thing we wanted to do. In this episode, Chris Delaney shares his inspiring personal story, which launched an incredible career motivating others to achieve their goals through innovative techniques.  Chris Delaney is an interview coach at www.employmentking.co.uk and author of What is your Interview Identity? Connect with him: https://christopher-delaney.com/
44:29
October 15, 2021
Ep. 13 Dancing to Safety; Overcoming Trauma through Creativity with Sabrina Osso
In this episode, Melanie had the opportunity to chat with Sabrina Osso about her approach to overcoming trauma.  Sabrina Osso is Founder and CEO of OSSO SAFE…Feel safe where you live, work, and play. She is a TEDx Speaker, Real Estate Agent, and Consultant on promoting safety and preventing violence in the workplace, schools, and in places of residence. Sabrina’s personal and professional experience with the subject allows her to bring a unique and holistic approach as a solution. By combining education and technology, we can save lives and bottom lines. She is also a professional dancer/teacher who uses her performance abilities to educate on the subject. As a real estate agent, Sabrina is bridging the real estate industry with Osso Safe. Contact her at:  https://ossosafe.com/ http://www.facebook.com/sabrina.osso.1 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sabrina-osso/75/894/36b https://twitter.com/OssoSabrina https://www.alignable.com/ridgefield-nj/osso-safe-llc https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1od-a0g-dbIkn_glUWkXWw https://www.instagram.com/ossosafe/ TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyAhN_xwCxs&feature=youtu.be
42:58
October 8, 2021
Ep. 12 The Power of Sharing Your Authentic Self with Ayana Lage
Join us this week as we explore all things authentic with the fabulous Ayana Lage. Ayana Lage is a lifestyle blogger and freelance writer. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and worked in print journalism before pivoting to marketing. She writes about motherhood, mental health, social justice, and everyday life on her blog. Ayana is lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and daughter. Contact Ayana at: web: ayanalage.com podcast: Asked by ayana  Iinstagram: @ayanagabriellelage
43:39
September 13, 2021
Ep. 11 Meet the Solopreneur Savior Ms. Sue Allen Clayton
Are you a solopreneur looking for a boost? Hear from the expert as we dish tips and tricks!  Sue Allen Clayton is founder of the Solopreneur Academy which helps women start, run and thrive in their one-person business. Sue is the author of several books, including Solopreneur Success: How to Plan, Create and Run a One-Person Business. Sue is originally from Canada and currently lives on Long Island, New York. She is married, has two grown children, and shares her home with three rescue dogs, hundreds of books, and a large stash of quilt fabric. Contact Sue Allen at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sueallenclayton/ https://solopreneuracademy.com
41:33
August 26, 2021
Ep. 10 What Plants Teach Us About Life with Monet Izquierdo
Meet Flora, Learn about Plants and Immerse yourself in the Magic that is Monet Izquierdo.  Monet is the co-founder of Plant La Vie, a Tampa plant nursery which features “Flora”- Tampa’s first mobile plant shop. It’s part walk-in plant shop and mobile greenhouse, and is a retro, groovy and plant-loving camper. Monet and Matt take Flora all over Tampa to pop up at events and markets. They truly love plants and believe there is a language to taking care of each individual plant spirit. They’ve found a unique relationship between themselves and all their plants and they love sharing this with the community. The company officially launched in 2021 and is already very successful! Monet is also a cycle and Pilates instructor at CAMP Tampa. She has generated a large following and is known for her positive affirmations and ability to make any room magical. Contact Her: Instagram:  @monetiz and @plantelavienursery
45:18
August 19, 2021
Ep 9 Disrupting Social Norms in Nonprofits & Beyond with Mazarine Treyz
Mazarine Treyz is a nonprofit leadership coach, speaker and best selling author of “The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising”, serving people in over 70 different countries. Mazarine specializes in helping nonprofit leaders with fundraising goals through authentic relationships both online and offline. As a result, clients have doubled monthly donors, taken their schools from 10K to 170K in recurring revenue, and created their own global nonprofits. Treyz has co-founded a nonprofit and has over a decade of experience as a nonprofit fundraiser in small shops. Today, Mazarine Treyz leads the nonprofit workplace justice movement to create a better nonprofit work culture through her writing, training, podcast and keynote speeches. Need a speaker? Let's Chat: https://bit.ly/MTFree30 My website for org dev: https://MazarineTreyz.com 2. My website for fundraising consulting: https://WildWomanFundraising.com 3. My website for Human Design Readings: https://humandesignreading.net 4. The Party at the End of the Patriarchy Conference: https://endofpatriarchy.com coming up Oct 25-29th, 2021 5. Mini-Human design reading freebie: https://bit.ly/Humandesignintro 6. Learning more about Radical Imagination-The Feral Visions Podcast by Liberation Spring: https://soundcloud.com/feralvisions
48:31
August 4, 2021
Ep. 8 Vulnerability and the Power of Connection with Jondi Whitis
Join Jondi and I as we delve into all the elements of our Selves that both help and hinder our journey to happiness and fulfillment.  "My chief work in the world is to help people see themselves and their problems differently. I support them, whether as individuals or as caregivers to others, by co-creating healing, restoration and a more truthful, powerful vision of themselves. Together we discover richer meaning, their unique purpose, and a better life experience, overall. I help people feel better fast, by first co-creating a safe place for discovery and clarity, using easy, accessible evidence-based energy healing protocols in support of recovery, resolution and transformation. My personal approach is w-holistic, using compassionate truth and creative self-discovery skills to remove obstacles and beliefs that no longer serve the person. Together, we then create nurturing, supportive and actionable steps towards achieving or reclaiming their place in the world." Jondi Whitis enthusiastically teaches clients, practitioners and students useful, life-changing tools for clarity, insight and relief from traumatic events, troubling memories, physical body pain symptoms, and stubborn, limiting beliefs. Using modern evidence-based holistic tools with timeless wisdom traditions, I help people to their wholeness and integration. She is a professional trainer, an Accredited Master Trainer of Trainers, for EFTInternational.org Jondi teaches heart-centered, healing-oriented people from all walks of Life to confident, masterful ownership of creative health and wellness using meridian Tapping techniques. As a longtime member of the Training & Accreditation Board of EFT International (the original global EFT association & true non-profit educational charity), her students, mentees and clients receive top-notch training in all levels of EFT education, mentorship, supervision and professional, accredited certification. She can be reached here: www.JondiWhitis.com  “If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of Energy, Frequency and Vibration.”- Nikola Tesla Books referenced in this episode: The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease 3rd Edition by Robert Scaer  Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams by Barbara Sher Emotional First-Aid for Children: Compassion in Action: How to Quickly Help in Times of Trouble by Deborah D Miller PhD and Jondi Whitis MToT
47:55
May 26, 2021
Ep. 7 The Power of the Founder Marriage with Kathryn Zambetti
Join the insightful and passionate Kathryn Zambetti and I as we discuss the entrepreneurial journey and how partnership counseling can save the business.  Kathryn is a strategic Business Advisor and licensed Psychotherapist who applies her deep understanding of business development and human psychology to founding teams of early-stage ventures and c-suite executives. Prior to completing Columbia University’s MSW and MBA program, Kathryn received her undergraduate business degree from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and worked extensively with startups. As both a Founder/CEO and an Executive Advisor, Kathryn focused on early-stage companies ranging across multiple business sectors including technology, finance, real estate, blockchain, and fashion. In these roles, she gained an intimate understanding of areas where psychology plays a pivotal role including the volatility and vulnerability of capital raises, the ramifications of hiring too fast and firing too slow, the transition from wearing every hat to entrusting and delegating powerful positions to new hires, how to creatively negotiate contracts and equity disbursements, developing a nimble business that can fluidly pivot based upon the nature of ever-changing competitive landscapes, and the layered interpersonal dynamics that arise between co-founders. Simply put, Kathryn has been in her clients proverbial "shoes" and now, as a psychotherapist (LMSW), she has the unique combination of clinical expertise and business acumen to guide leadership through these critical moments in ways that preserve key relationships and empowers leaders to perform with the clarity of mind to hire, produce, and execute with optimal results.
55:21
May 25, 2021
Ep. 6 Processing Corporate Trauma and Our Need to Be Seen with Megan Carle
In this week's episode, Megan Carle and I discuss the relationship between corporate and personal trauma and our need as humans to simply be seen. Look for her fabulous book on these topics in stores soon.  Megan Carle has 30 years of experience in Fortune 500 industries, specifically three decades at Nike, where she dominated her field. After leaving Nike in 2016, she started writing and founded Carle Consulting, which provides strategic marketing advice to consumer products companies in need of cross-functional partnerships. In 2020 she earned her executive coaching certificate, and now she has clients that are looking to accelerate, pivot and learn. She is the author of an upcoming book, See Me.  Contact Megan at: carlemc@icloud.com
57:37
May 21, 2021
Ep. 5 The Stories We Hold with Yvonne DiVita
Join this week's episode as we discuss Yvonne's journey of meaning and how she is helping other's articulate theirs.  Yvonne DiVita Founder of Nurturing Big Ideas yvonne@yvonnedivita.com Her mantra is: All big ideas start with a story – if she can help you tell yours, as you become a successful entrepreneur, she will have fulfilled her purpose on planet Earth. On a business level, she brings 20 years of experience in the field of writing and communication, business development offline and online, and book coaching/developmental editing. She is focused on the power of your voice, to tell your story, and then guiding you to assure you will be recognized in today’s digital world as a leader in your space.
41:44
May 18, 2021
Ep. 4 Fight Your Programming, Find Your Purpose with Mrs. Jaclyn Vazquez
Today's episode takes a deep dive into the emotional barriers we must overcome to make space and show up our best selves, no matter what our future holds.  Jackie Vazquez is a serial entrepreneur who, along with her husband Steve, run a marketing company, human development company, and a financial coaching company.  Leaving her full time medical field career to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, find her own purpose and help others live their dreams. Linkedin: Jaclyn Vazquez IG: @jaclyn_christina Clubhouse: @JackieVazquez
51:58
May 4, 2021
Ep. 3 Art as a Business and Why Green is Mandatory with Megan Gonyo
Megan Gonyo is the creator of Palette Champagne, the brand behind her art. Although she is a skilled executive in the higher education and software fields, 2020 inspired her own movement in pursuit her true artistic calling.  Megan has always painted as a hobby, but in 2020 she took it up a notch and commited to making it a profitable business. In December, she leased a space to use as her artist studio and gallery where she currently works and plans to host gallery events for her clients and local community. Megan is inspired by travel, other cultures and languages, and passionate, authentic people doing what they're supposed to be doing. Engage with Megan: Instagram: @PaletteChampagne Website: www.palettechampagne.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megangonyo/
46:58
March 29, 2021
Ep. 2 Closed Doors & Being the Leader You Want To Be with Maria Indenbosch
Mariagrazia Indenbosch, Founder of Humanity Del Sol and Humanity Wine Co. chats with us about her story of meaning. After having her heart won over by a group of orphans, Maria made it her life's work to change lives. Today she continues to work through her nonprofit and social enterprise to do just that.  Ways to engage with Maria:  https://linktr.ee/humanitywineco www.humanitydelsol.org
01:08:03
March 27, 2021
Ep. 1 Staying in the Awkward & The Intrinsic Value of Work with Jon Dengler
Jon Dengler, CEO of WellBuilt Bikes and Founder of The Well tells his story of trauma and an unexpected awakening that changed the course of his life forever. Through his nonprofit, social enterprise and many other community outreach projects and partnerships, Jon is changing the fate of hundreds in the Tampa region.  How to Engage with Jon: 🎙️ Podcasting on @The_Work_Ethic 🚴‍♂️ Rides with @WellBuiltBikes 💼 CEO @TheWell813 theworkethicpodcast.com
01:08:27
March 23, 2021