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The Power Within with Courageous Women!

The Power Within with Courageous Women!

By Melissa Salazar Alves
The Power Within welcomes you!!! I am your host Melissa Alves,I am super excited to share this journey with you.
This podcast is inspired by my desire of my personal growth. I am eager to share conversations with other amazing women that have been hit with the many curveballs that life throws at us, but have managed to duck or hit back and rise above all of it.
Join me in the mission of women empowering each other to fight the battles that we face with the power within each of us to rise and thrive.
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E49- Give yourself Permission -Veenu Keller
Have you ever felt guilty after yelling at your children, despair for not being able to get through to your defiant teenager, or a divide so great that it felt like your spouse was on the other side of the Grand Canyon yet, in reality, they are right next to you in your home? Our next guest is an author, coach, and behavioral specialist. But more than that, she is a heart-centered family interventionist who possesses deep and abiding wisdom that allows her to come into any family experiencing dissonance and crack the code needed to bring them peace and harmony. An expert in her field, Veenu has the unique ability to get to the root of any issue and bring lasting change into the lives of families once riddled with turmoil and despair. Through repairing relationships, guided self-discovery, and understanding the needs of all, Veenu helps each member unlock their purpose, creating a path for individual success as well as growth for the family unit as a whole. She is known in her circle as the Family/Kid Whisperer, Parent/Kids Peacemaker, and the Super Nanny of all things children, the founder of the In-Home TurnAround©, where Veenu creates an individualized road map for success for all the members involved. Creating lasting changes for the best possible future, Veenu is the answer. Veenu has a BS in Psychology, a mental health professional and Certified Behavior Consultant and Life Coach. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX as Amazon #1 Best Selling author of 2 book, she has now just published a new book “Teaching Your Children They Are Enough” You can get your free eBook download at as well as a published journal just for kids 10 and older “The Best Version of You Journal/Calendar” Veenu Keller can be found at Join us this Monday November 16th at 1:00PM EST for the Empowering Women to Succeed Summit 2020!  Reserve your SPOT NOW~
November 14, 2020
E48-Let's make Self Care our #1 Priority-Ashleigh Harrison
 Ashleigh Harrison is a certified Naturopathic Nutritionist and Anxiety Mindset Coach who is super passionate about empowering ambitious women to transform their fears, doubts and anxiety so they can step into their authentic power and attract next level success. She founded The Serene CEO due to her own personal struggle with anxiety & mindset challenges that caused her to disconnect from her true authentic self & lose confidence in what she had to offer! Over 9 years of experiencing various anxiety episodes she was able to learn the exact tools needed to heal herself and let go of her fears & doubts that were manifesting as anxiety which she now teaches her clients through various programs and 1:1 coaching packages. Ashleigh specializes in nutrition for gut health, mood disorders as well as hormone imbalances and has an 8-week guided signature program helping women overcome their anxiety. Her intention is to help heart-centered women find serenity and authenticity as they learn to connect with their magnetic selves.  Instagram: @the_serene_ceo Facebook: Serenity by Ash H Website:
November 3, 2020
E47-It's ok to Pivot-Bianca Lenick
Bianca  Lenick is a highly successful online course creator who has built multiple 6 figure online courses for herself and coaching clients. After only a few short months of building her first course, she was able to quit her brick and mortar business and since then, has been focused on helping savvy entrepreneurs around the world to launch and refine their own dream business that provides them with more financial freedom and the much needed time to live their best life. For more information Bianca can be found here
October 27, 2020
E46- Listen to the Bigger Calling- with Kendra Dee Carroll
Kendra Dee Carroll  author. speaker and career discovery coach joins us on todays episode. Kendra is passionate about helping others on the road to entrepreneurship. Kendra is a homeschool mom of 4 and , a wife of a horse shoer, she has worked all her life with kids but recently felt a call from God to serve women in finding their Lifes' purpose and belonging. Kendra can be reached at for homeschool resources join the community
October 20, 2020
Celebrating a  ONE year anniversary of the Power Within a special thank you to all the guests and to you the listeners for your support.  Melis
October 3, 2020
E-44 Are you ready to Create New Roots? By- Tamara Rasheed
Tamara Rasheed helps mompreneurs who are safe from trauma to build a new life after abuse by becoming who they are meant to be, transform their lives with happiness, self-awareness, and self-love, and heal from the past.    As a child she was in charge of her siblings and  wasn't allowed to be educated, so she missed K-12. She had innate gifts that made her  naturally interested in learning, doing research, and becoming educated, which allowed for her  to self-direct my educate. She applied and was accepted to college at the age of 13, and this is how she became aware of psychology, human behavior and development, and how to improve her own life. She carried what she learned into adulthood where she worked on personal development and was able to heal from trauma by using techniques and exercises without medication or therapy. Follow Tamara or connect personal message
September 25, 2020
E43-You Have a Choice-Wendy Green
Wendy Green is a  woman of God, a wife of 17 years and a mom of two teenagers which she  home-schools them both. She has  been doing Virtual Assistant work for 5 years and also been coaching for two years. she coaches women in building their confidence so they can start living their desired life all while using the word of God to unlock their life's purpose.  To connect with Wendy follow her here
September 18, 2020
E42-When The Financial Disaster Hit our home I decided to be RESOURCEFUL and RISE out of my ADVERSITY. Sarah Rose
Sarah Rose mentors female entrepreneurs by simplifying online business strategies to help them achieve their "impossible" dreams. She's also known for her signature course, The Business Accelerator Academy. She loves speaking on podcasts and virtual summits all over the world, and she's contributed to Thrive Global Sarah has provided a wonderful freebie check it out below.  Freebie: FB: IG: Website:
September 12, 2020
E41-A DREAM was awakened the day I WAS LET GO as an EMPLOYEE- Bai-Leigh Chapman
Bai-Leigh sat in her bosses office and heard the words ‘you’re being let go’ echo in her mind over and over again. The company was in financial trouble and although time and time again she was promised her job would be safe, until it wasn’t. She recalls that day as the best and worst day of her life (thus far). It was the day that she decided that she no longer wanted to leave her fate and future in someone else’s hands. It was the day that Valley Virtual Assistance was born. For more information on Bai-Leigh check her services at
September 4, 2020
E40- In order to make RELATIONSHIPS work it Starts with our Mindset-Malva Gasowski
Malva is the creator of Coaching - Mother and all - a place for parents and caregivers of children of all ages in need of online counseling, information, and support based webinars. She created this support system as parenting is hard, but asking for help and allowing a different approach to parenting, based on emotional bonding and mutual respect, does not have to be. Her educational background and experience will create a rich environment of support for parents. She has studied and learned around the world to gather experience and knowledge from specialists in the field. To follow Malva find her at any of the links below. Facebook group Website Check out Malva's books here
August 28, 2020
E39- Making a Decision to LEAVE my 9-5 Allowed me to LIVE MY DREAM LIFE-Natacha Parm
 Natacha Parmantier is a French multi-income stream entrepreneur, vegan mom and digital nomad lifestyle expert. With almost a decade of experience as a digital nomad, living in 6 different countries and having traveled in over 50 countries both alone and with her 2 year old daughter. Natacha is currently based in Spain where she owns a property in the countryside of Valencia as one of her base in Europe running several of her businesses. Natacha specializes now in helping aspiring digital nomad families get the confidence to boost their online-based business and finally get on track to their dream lifestyle within 90 days! Facebook page Facebook Group
August 21, 2020
E38-Being Homeless Made me Very Resourceful!-Bonnie Hardie
Bonnie Hardie went from living in a tent to being homeless she shares her story of being resourceful in this chapter of her life.   Tune in to hear the amazing blessing she received and how she turned her life around. Bonnie is a Mindset and Business Coach /Consultant specializing in Helping Emerging Entrepreneurs start the business of their dreams by combining their Zone of Genius and Passions.   Bonnie can be found : Facebook EMAIL
August 14, 2020
E37-I stepped into my Power & So Can You-Veena Choudry
Veena is a life coach with deep personal experiences of moving across the globe, navigating child loss,  an abusive marriage, a difficult divorce, custody, restraining orders, raising children as a single mother, tackling PTSD.  She did all this while earning two graduate degrees, running and building my businesses. She learned business strategies, leading as an immigrant woman by making a difference from the heart. She works with professional women and business owners to navigate transitions in their lives and businesses with grace and resilience. To find more information on Veena and how she can lead you to living a life of strength and overcoming.  She can be found on facebook or
August 7, 2020
E36-Let TIME work in your FAVOR-with Johanna Buss
Today I am joined by our newest guest, Johanna Buss, a serial entrepreneur, time management guru and automation specialist. She is mom of three children all under 5, she owns three businesses, has a full time job and is known for helping working mothers create a firm foundation in their family and home so they can focus on growing their businesses. Johanna is the host of the Stable Mama podcast and runs the Stable Working Moms Facebook group where she shares tips on time, routines and managing expectations while working full time, raising a family and building a business. Johanna can be found at her amazing community of women To connect with Melissa she can be found at
July 31, 2020
Resilience is my Strength -By Jamie Perkins
Jamie Perkins is an amazing mom of 2 daughters both serving in the military, lover of her 2 huskies and all things spiritual. She helps healers with tech overwhelm, storytelling and content creation.  Jamie's superpower is insight, the ability to see the hidden gems in her clients. To meet with Jamie follow her at Melissa can be reached inside her TRIBE of amazing female entrepreneurs that are ready to thrive in their home and business. JOIN her here
July 24, 2020
E-34 By blogging it allowed me to Discover Myself- Keri Lonny Kulhanek
Keri aka Lonny mom to three beautiful children, and a personal development junkie. A few years ago, she started to dabble in working online in order to bring in extra income, while searching for my perfect creative outlet. After successfully freelancing in many different areas, She realized that her true strengths lie in the method she created to run her life. The time to change your life is NOW! The world is shifting. Take advantage of it.  I invite you to check out Lonny at Join her Group: Melissa will be hosting a special workshop teaching coaches the steps to launch their programs and get more visibility to their business NOW! EVENT IS July 24th at 1:pm EST RESERVE YOUR SPOT!! JOIN HERE:
July 17, 2020
E33- The Dream that changed my Life-Caroline Ecklin
Caroline is  an ambitious leader who understands what the power of the mind can do to your current reality.  She owns an online business helping women grow online by mastering their mindset and optimizing digital strategies to create a happier, more abundant life! Also a host at Ambitious AF podcast.  She can be found on Podcast Instagram @carolinelewisinspire Melissa Alves can be reached on her FB OR in my private FB group where all Business Coaches hang out and talk inspiration. business, and marketing.
July 10, 2020
E32- A decision was made to fight for my Life- Dee Shepherd
In this episode i interview Dee Shepherd Author, public speaker, Transformational Coach and Intuitive Energy Healer at the age of 45 she was given 5 years to live can you imagine...... There was no further help from the medical profession when she was told her organs would fail with the amount of medication taken and  was at the highest risk of stroke.  Family and friends had no further hope for better health as they accepted my diagnosis.  This was devasting and left her crying for days as her life was over and went into victim mode.  Living the past 8 years in chronic pain in an almost comatose state.  She had a choice, the easier decision of just giving up surrendering to the illness where she could just give up totally and give in to the pain totally by wasting away for the next couple of years going through organs failure and heart and stroke issues.  Sh felt alone, empty, helpless and totally drained crying out for help where there was no one left to cry out to. She chose a much more difficult decision to fight without knowing how it was even possible as she had tried everything but concluded she hadn’t danced her last dance.   Listen to the full episode.  To connect with Miracle Dee go to Book releases in August I FouND the Cure!!!! or Facebook To connect with Melissa she can be found at
July 3, 2020
E31- From living in pain and suffering to Freeing herself of it -With Shiran Cohen
This week is a special release Author Shiran Cohen joins us she was born and raised in Israel. Shiran served 2 years in the Israeli military and 10 years of defense work in field security. where she received a Certificate of excellence in the role. In 2013 following an accident her life turned upside down. This led to intense research into how to deal with chronic pain cultivate courage and overcome fear.. Shiran recently released her book" Become Brilliant Roadmap from Fear to Courage."  To get her book see the links below Amazon links: USA: UK: Canada: Australia: Don’t see your country? Search “Become Brilliant Shiran Cohen” from your Amazon account and it will pull up in your respective country. Join her FB group - COURAGEOUS WOMEN THRIVING THROUGH PAST PAIN Join me Melissa Alves as we go through a journey of self discovery in my community see you inside
June 30, 2020
E-30 Connect with your Inner Child- Alyn McDermott
Alyn McDermott is a Self Love Empowerment Coach. As a space-holder, cheerleader and coach,she creates a heart-centered, supportive environment that enables you to articulate and achieve your goals while being fully seen, fully supported, fully heard and truly loved. Alyn works with women who are ready to create change in their life, live out their purpose and step into their dream life, but don't necessarily know how; women who are tired of being tired and ready to experience total freedom from the little voice in their head that has trained them to believe they just aren't enough. This could mean learning to love themselves and their bodies again, letting go of a lifelong battle with an eating disorder, which has resulted in low self esteem, ending a toxic relationship, taking a leap of faith and transitioning out of a miserable job and into their passion or anything in between. Her role is to help you reclaim your power, surrender to your authentic self and find your inner voice in order to step into your Divine Purpose and to discover that you are Truly Beloved. To find more information on Alyn click the link Https:// Https:// Melisa Alves can be found at If you would like to share your courageous story feel free to send me an email
June 26, 2020
E29- The fall that almost took my life- with LA Dawson
L.A. Dawson is an author,health and life coach.  After being paralyzed from Neurological Lyme Disease and a catastrophic treadmill accident, she went back to school to study health and life coaching. Post accident and trauma, she realized that the "detours made her destiny" (quote from Amy Purdy) to help others... based on the ways that worked for her, during her time of crisis. She developed programs to help men and women suffering from stress and crisis.  It includes brain mapping, whole foods, holistic modalities, affirmations and grounding.  We work together to calm the sympathetic nervous system and get it out of constant fight or flight mode. To find out about LA and her programs, online courses, an upcoming podcast and 1 on 1 coaching reach her at  Melissa can be reached at
June 19, 2020
E28- Expanding your Value will allow you to Convey Your Value-Michelle Joiner
On today's episode I have guest Michelle Joiner. she is the Total Package Life Coach.  helping Christian single women get married. She has created her own romantic love story. Her signature steps are Knowing your Value, Expanding your Value and Conveying your Value. I can help anyone get hitched. Tune in for a full blown interview and to reach Michelle feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook see links below. (Facebook)The Total Package Life .(Instagram)  The Total Life coach
June 12, 2020
E27- Learn to be Self Aware and Acknowledge Your Self Worth-Georgina Juarez
Georgina is the Rebel Spirit Coach she helps women Rise and acknowledge their worth as they learn to shine unapologetically! Creator of the Pivot your Purpose is all about how you can start to discover the things that make you happy so you can do what you love!  For more details on the program and how you can register check her out on here website at The 30 Day Body Positive Challenge  is designed to support a body positive image at EVERY stage of your journey. It will help educate your mind, body and spirit and how it's all working together, from the water that you drink, the food that you eat, the energy it creates and the movement to keep your body in motion long term. . Weekly challenges and prizes to drive that competitive spirit, weekly live accountability sessions to keep you on track, weekly live workshops to educate you, weekly live workouts to move you and a community of women all working together to feel their best, look their best, and love their beautiful beach bodies!  To register go here Melissa is hosting a Workshop on how to get more Leads in your business join here for the 5 Day Workshop starting June 8th
June 5, 2020
E26- From the Corporate World as an Attorney to ENTREPRENEUR!-Abbie Cornall
Abbie is a certified online business coach, speaker and strategist formerly a Corporate Lawyer in the UK.  Abbie runs a buzzing and thriving online Community called Ascension Entrepreneurs where she spends her days giving LIVE tips and advice on Organic Community Building with a focus on building genuine authentic relationships. She also has a low cost PRO Level subscription Group where she gives a higher level of training with printable checklists and workbooks and a Higher Level Private Coaching Academy called the Dream Tribes Academy where she teaches her students to build a multi-six figure ecosystem around a Facebook Group within 12 months. Abbie is also a mum to two girls, a wife, wine lover, foodie and she loves to ride her Horse Goldilocks in her spare time. Abbie can be found on her Facebook Business Page @Dream Tribes Community. Also she is hosting an incredible grow your facebook community challenge join here To find Melissa and join the upcoming workshop on How to MAster Getting Leads for your business go here
May 31, 2020
E25-Don't Let Emotions of Life Hold You Back- Donna Gammon
Donna's  passion is helping people live a healthier happier life by helping  heal their body, mind and spirit.   From the time she was a young lady she was aware she had a gift to love and guide others to live a happier,  more joyful life and was also given visions that she later was aware were of my future.  As she continued to experience these vivid pictures and guidance from the spirit, I realized I needed to share this gift with others.  Coaching along with Reiki energy has opened up a whole new world for her.   During her personal healing and coaching sessions , it soon became clear that she needed to deliver these messages she was seeing and hearing to those I loved and was healing.  Donna realized it was just love that comes from both sides of the veil. Donna realizes now that our relationships on earth are intended to last beyond death and that love doesn’t end or die, it just extends and deepens.” To connect with Donna on her page facebook at Join Melissa on June 1st at Master Getting your Leads Workshop register here
May 22, 2020
E24-Pouring from a full CUP-Carla Marie Westerby
Carla Marie she was born and raised in Michigan she is School Counselor and successful business owner by night.  Being a school counselor  is (something that has been a huge passion of hers to work in mental health and help the youth cope with emotional turmoil to daily living skills).. she is married, with 2 beautiful girls, and a 3rd one on the way in less than 3 weeks. Today she will share her story of many health conditions that she believes stemmed from poor mental health due to exposure of childhood trauma. Anxiety, Depression, mild heart conditions, indigestion (IBS) issues, lack of sleep, energy, if you can relate to any of these you will want to stay till the end to hear her solution. To connect with Carla Marie she can be found Melissa Alves the host is usually found in her facebook community
May 15, 2020
E23-The Reality Check that happened from a Journal to a BOOK-By Nova Walton-Marriott
Born in New York City, Nova Walton-Marriott is an Author, Empowerment/Career Coach and Founder of Hier Self, LLC, a multi-functional, philanthropic business dedicated to uplifting others. While growing up in Jamaica Queens, Nova envisioned herself as an educator but life made way for a career and educational path in Criminal Justice. ​Soon after graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies, Nova gave birth to her son Torey and took two years off to care for him.  Eager to further her education, she applied to a Pharmacy Program at St. John’s University of the desire to divert her education from Paralegal Studies.  Unfortunately, the program was not a good fit and after a month of enrollment, she elected to speak with an Academic Advisor and transferred into the Criminal Justice Program.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1998. ​Living in New York, a single parent and encountering difficulty breaking into the Criminal Justice field, Nova worked several jobs in retail and eventually secured a position in the healthcare field.  In 2003, she relocated to Baltimore, Maryland where she continued to work administrative jobs until 2007.  To read more about Nova and what she offers find her at Melissa can be found in her most favorite hang out spot at
May 8, 2020
E22-Rewrite Your Story!-By Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson is a 7 figure business coach specializing in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses using passive income from memberships and courses. After a tough childhood spent in social housing, Lisa went on to have successful careers in law, banking and the entertainment industry. Her background in overcoming obstacles has helped mould her into a bold, straight talking coach, who is never afraid to be an authentic and outspoken truth teller. She has spoken on the BBC’s Women’s Hour and is a Thrive Global Contributor. She has been featured in national newspapers and magazines including Psychologies, The Guardian and Red.  A recent feature on Lisa in Forbes magazine garnered over a quarter of a million views in a week. Lisa is a huge believer that everyone can become a success no matter their background and is known for her anti-bullying campaigning online. Lisa lives in Hertfordshire, UK with her Husband and 8 year old twin sons but coaches around the world. Lisa can be found at  or at Melissa can be found in her group for all things inspiration and hope
May 1, 2020
E21-Finding her Why and Discovered that Awareness is KEY-Kerri-Ann Luketic
Keri-Ann isa one-person cheer squad, thhere was a time though, when this whole parenting thing was not her jam.  She was determined to be the next best thing to Tupperware, and have a powerful career conquering the business world.  But then her son Lachlan arrived at 26 weeks  and weighing just 2 pounds.  “Seriously, how hard can this mum thing be?” she thought.  She should have known at that point that her whole world was about to be turned upside down!   Fast forward 10 years and she found herself in a hospital meeting room, facing two women from the Department of Child Services asking me the question, “Are you fit to be Mother to your children?” Can you imagine? It was in this moment she realized that she would never parent the same way again.  In fact, she would  never live her life the same way again.  Overcoming grief, anxiety, depression, fear, co-dependency and more …. she found her why and discovered that awareness is key. Now she lives a joyful confident life and my kids, well they are the reason for showing up daily. Kerri-Ann's legacy needed her! To connect with Kerri she can be reached at or at Facebook @kerriannsmiles
April 24, 2020
E20-Her Faith Allowed her to be a MOM again.-Laney Holmes
Laney is Kindergarten teacher by profession and Virtual Assistant by passion. She shares her story of loosing her babies and her Faith allowing her to be a mom to a beautiful baby girl her miracle baby. She currently she lives in Tennessee with her husband. She loves helping others and connecting with other moms. That title is so precious to her, and she never wants to take it for granted.  f you have a business and need a lighter load reach out to Laney for all your business needs.  If you are in need of a Virtual Assistant Laney can be found at Melissa Alves the host and mentor to amazing ladies can be reached at 
April 21, 2020
E19- Cancer it brings a HARDSHIP but it also brings STRENGTH-Nikki Speer
Redefined Courage is inspired by the dreams and legacy of Nikki's wonderful mother, Virginia and the wonderful women like her.  for more info see her page below. At Redefined Courage, they are  committed in helping each woman fighting breast cancer to see herself redefined by hope, faith and courage. To support the join the mission visit To be a guest on The Power Within send Melissa a message at
April 18, 2020
E18- Life is full of rejections but how bad you want to succeed depends on you-Reem Kharbat
Reem Kharbat, a strategist, a business coach & an entrepreneur. With over 15 years of experience as a CFO & member of the board of Directors for a renowned Telecom Group, she was asked to quit the executive job on the day she gave birth to her first baby.. Not that it was difficult to find a job with such top-notch expertise and high experience but the dream of not worrying about the money, and instead work productively and creatively to impact the lives of the people made her make some tough decisions of her life. Today, she owns 3 businesses, got featured in Vogue Magazine and has clients whom she consistently helps to elevate their business and change their lives. She traveled to over 19 countries, encountered diverse people and ideas that helped grow her own business across the globe, Join her on facebook Melissa the host can be found on her profile If you would like to be a guest contact her through messenger.
April 14, 2020
E17-How the oppression shaped the life of a young girl and her family-By Beryl Crosher-Segers
About Beryl Crosher Segers Beryl Crosher-Segers was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1955, seven years after the reigning National party imposed the system of apartheid. She immigrated to Australia in 1988 and has since been named one of Australia’s 100 most influential South Africans. Crosher Segers is the bestselling author of A Darker Share of Pale, the Founder of One World Community Arts Network and the owner of the entertainment business C Major Events. She holds the Celebrate African-Australia's Captain's Award for service to the South African Community and A Human Rights Award from the University of Technology, Sydney. Behind My Smile is her second book.  Read more at, or follow her on Facebook or Instagram Meliss a Alves can be found on facebook at if you are a courageous women or know of one contact us so we can have them as a guest on The Power Within with Courageous Women Entrepreneurs!!
April 7, 2020
E16: A Fathers journey of raising an Autistic Child-with Speakers John R. & Jessica L.
Jessica Leichtweisz, behavior analyst and leading Autism expert, has partnered with John D. Richmond, Autism advocate and father of a child with Autism to create the only Autism course planet specifically designed to address what a father experiences when a his gets diagnosed with Autism. Autism Hero Education brings you“A Dad’s Roadmap:   Tools for the Autism Journey” is a course designed for the father that just wants to do right by his family but does not know where to begin. An autism diagnosis is a life-changing moment that affects moms and dads in profound but different ways. This course will show dads the paths that they need to begin to travel down to get their family to a place of normalcy and fulfillment. Autism is a difficult but rewarding journey and Jessica and John have opened their hearts and minds and poured them into a comprehensive education course designed specifically for men. Discount Code: AWESOMEPODCAST See more details about this valuepacked course at John D. Richmond is a proud husband and father of three kids, a boy and two girls. He made the transition to 4860 fiction writing after publishing a memoir of his familys experiences with his son being on the autism spectrum titled ”Totally Lost: A Brutally Honest Assessment of Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum.” His fiction writing is another avenue he uses to inform people on autism in an entertaining setting. Having a child on the autism spectrum gave John a new mission in life, to help as many people with autism as he possibly could through his writing and public speaking. He holds a master\’s degree in business administration and is currently pursuing a PhD. He is a published research author and has a deep passion for his career in higher education. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt and fish. He and his family live on a ten-acre farm and enjoy spending time with their kids. If you would like to speak with John about his writing or a speaking engagement, please visit his website, 4871, or e-mail
April 3, 2020
E-15 The Drive and Focus that allowed her to face the Financial Struggles as a KID in CHICAGO-by Michele Garza
Michelle Garza is a wife of a first responder and mother of two. She works full time in a highly technical career. She decided that it was time to start her journey to creating additional income to help her husband retire early (get him off the dangerous street) and pay for her kids' school tuition. She is now on that path and she loves to help female online entrepreneurs become more visible online so that they generate more leads and more sales. Join her Facebook group, the community built for online entrepreneurs. Learn how to increase your lead generation and your sales by joining here: Melissa can be found on her facebook page If you are a business and would like to get more customers to see your business  See me  this resource that can help you do that during this time of thinking outside the box.
March 31, 2020
E-14 Do you have a System in Place to GET YOU through THE STRUGGLES?-By: Jennifer Tracy
National Speaker, Author, and Personal Coach Jennifer Tracy is on a mission to inspire you to change the relationship you have with yourself... which changes everything. Through the power of forgiveness, I've helped countless thousands find hope, real solutions, the courage to love themselves and learn how to truly find life on the other side of grief, depression, perfectionism, PTSD and possibly even thoughts of suicide. Jennifer battled thoughts of suicide for a year, buried her husband and daughter 15 years ago, was diagnosed with PTSD and survived traumatic brain surgery. With courage and grit, she has changed communities one life at a time. Today her message for you is this- There is life on the other side of what you are facing. I am a better woman today than I was 15 years ago. One year from now you can be a better woman too. Together we can accomplish the change you are looking for. To learn more about Jennifer and how she can help you go to:
March 27, 2020
E13-What doesn't Kill you Makes You Stronger- By Stephanie Burnett
Stephanie Burnett has been a psychiatric nurse for 10 years with 2 masters as a Clinical Nurse Leader to reorganize healthcare systems and as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She is an award winning nurse with the 2 most prestigious awards in 2018 Arkansas 40! great leaders under 40 and 2019 Arkansas great 100 nurses. She has published in a peer reviewed journal. supports people I. their holistic journey as being a certified aromatherapist and tai chi instructor has her own business to help with this cause. Stephanie can be reached at www.
March 24, 2020
Life 2.0 happened and i realized Divorce was not Failure-By Elena Joy Thurston
Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational speaker, transformational retreat leader, and a writer. She grew up in a turbulent home, joined a conservative church as a teenager, put herself through college, married and birthed 4 beautiful children, and then.... Life 2.0 brought a divorce, leaving/getting kicked out of her church, a beautiful love story and a successful new career! Her viral TEDx talk has paved the way for speaking engagements around the country. Elena Joy powerfully connects with each of her audiences. She opens their hearts to their own humanity through connection and their own growth through inspiration. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. If you or a loved one are in in need of comfort and support here are some resources you can call. Remember  you are never alone and you are loved.  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386 Elena Joy can be found TEdX Talk Melissa Alves can be found in her facebook page
March 18, 2020
E11-"40 Days in the open ocean led me to overcome my own beliefs"-Amber Gale
Amber Gale is a working mother of two who lives in small town Iowa.  Her youngest has a list of diagnoses including Down syndrome, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, hypothyroidism, and  oxygen, tracheostomy, and g-tube dependency. In this episode she will share how her trip of 40 days in the open sea had a transformation in her life.  Amber is passionate about sharing her family story and provide resources for other special/medical needs parents, to know aswell. She can be found see below.  Resources: Melissa Alves can be found hanging out
March 13, 2020
E10-It was so important to have Incremental Growth-with Nas Echeverria
Nas Echeverria is a Business Growth Strategist and founder of the Unconditional Growth Method. The Unconditional Growth Method is how Nas has removed the conditions to her growth to create success and has helped hundreds of others create sustainable and profitable businesses that fit THEIR terms and their personality.   Nas helps people build sustainable, impactful and profitable businesses that balance their passion and purpose and grow unconditionally through strategies and systems that strengthen and flourish from the foundation up. My FREE Guide to Level Up Your Business: Nas's group can be found: 
March 10, 2020
E9-Always listen to your Intuition-Lisa Gornall
As a Spiritual Medium, Healer, Coach and Author Lisa is in a class of her own. She was born with abilities to become ONE with your energy. Lisa intuitively empowers successful entrepreneurs to reclaim your time, relationships, inner-game and energy so that you can live a fulfilling and happy life. Work is your passion, and you know you are here to ENJOY a life outside of work but you don’t know how to do that and keep scaling your income. Since 2002, Lisa has combined her intuitive abilities with healing and coaching. We get to the root of your Success Wound by releasing those fears, family patterns, beliefs, energies and other life experiences that have kept you stuck on a path that isn’t working. You’re ready to finally enjoy your success and be happy. She can also be found in the following places. Melissa Alves can be reached in her facebook group the
March 6, 2020
E8-Recognition and Acceptance Guided Me-Alison Jane Ryan
Alison Jane Ryan is a Postpartum Coach who is passionate about providing women with the resources, tools & support they need to end their suffering and THRIVE in the early months & years after becoming a mother. Alison and her husband of 17 years have two young, vibrant daughters and reside just west of Minneapolis, MN. She is muti-passionate and loves to dance, have deep & meaningful conversations with women, play music and walk in nature. Alison can be found at
March 3, 2020
E7-Growing Daily and Not Letting Life Harden Me-Roshauna C. Clarke
Roshauna is an amazing woman, wife and mama to three little ones she has worked from the bottom as a sales associate, to becoming a part-time Supervisor at Victoria’s Secret.  Later becoming a Customer Service/Operations Manager. After becoming a wife and mother to three boys, she discovered retail was no longer a place for her, she completed her Bachelors in Business Administration in 2013 and her Masters in Business Administration in 2015. Her experiences and education in business has enabled her to help small businesses find the correct model, decide on their short and long term goals that will increase their profit. Roshauna has taken her clients by the hand with their branding, social media, and so much more to meet with her on a discovery call to see how she too can help you find her below.  Facebook or on her page at
February 25, 2020
Your child can Succeed let's equip them to be the best! -Lindsay Leiviska
Lindsay is on a mission to empower the amazing children who think and process the world differently by equipping the mommas who raise them.  She believes that God has created every child with gifts, passions and purpose.  She longs to change the narrative of parenting & education so that these children can thrive as the people God has created them to be.          She has written a book and course titled Behind the Behavior: 4 Steps to Capture & Influence Your Child’s Heart, Beliefs & Behavior. Lindsay can be found in Facebook
February 14, 2020
You can not live in the past, you have to live for your FUTURE!- Chantelle Paige Turner
Chantelle Turner is the founder of Stronger Mommy, which she created as a way to help other parents like her who have children with special needs. After building an incredible community around Stronger Mommy, Chantelle also founded Not Yet Notable, which is focused on helping coaches and course creators grow highly active and engaged communities around their brands.  Chantelle has co-authored 4 books, including Million Dollar Story which recently hit #1 Best Seller in all 3 categories. Find her book here: Chantelle can be found on Facebook
February 14, 2020
The Tedex Talk that allowed me to be on Stage and share my story- Elena Joy Thurston
Elena Joy Thurston is an inspirational speaker, transformational retreat leader, and a writer. She grew up in a turbulent home, joined a conservative church as a teenager, put herself through college, married and birthed 4 beautiful children, and then.... Life 2.0 brought a divorce, leaving/getting kicked out of her church, a beautiful love story and a successful new career! Her viral TEDx talk has paved the way for speaking engagements around the country. Elena Joy powerfully connects with each of her audiences. She opens their hearts to their own humanity through connection and their own growth through inspiration. Can be found on the following platforms: Facebook  @ElenaJoyExperience IG:  @elenajoyexperience A must watch TEDx talk:
February 14, 2020
If I had not listened to my intuition I would have lost my daughter!- Nas Echeverria
Nas Echeverria is a Business Growth Strategist and founder of the Unconditional Growth Method. The Unconditional Growth Method is how Nas has removed the conditions to her growth to create success and has helped hundreds of others create sustainable and profitable businesses that fit THEIR terms and their personality.   Nas helps people build sustainable, impactful and profitable businesses that balance their passion and purpose and grow unconditionally through strategies and systems that strengthen and flourish from the foundation up. Nas can be found inside her group at or you can find her at
February 14, 2020
When I realized I was Burnt Out!-Lisa Gornall
Lisa  was born with abilities to become ONE with your energy. Lisa intuitively empowers successful entrepreneurs to reclaim your time, relationships, inner-game and energy so that you can live a fulfilling and happy life. Work is your passion, and you know you are here to ENJOY a life outside of work but you don’t know how to do that and keep scaling your income. Since 2002, Lisa has combined her intuitive abilities with healing and coaching. We get to the root of your Success Wound by releasing those fears, family patterns, beliefs, energies and other life experiences that have kept you stuck on a path that isn’t working. You’re ready to finally enjoy your success and be happy. Find Lisa in the following platform of your choice.
February 14, 2020
Trailer- Melissa Alves the why for the podcast!
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February 14, 2020
Find your Soulmate 💕is a GIFT- Monica Braun
Monica Braun was in plenty  toxic relationships after  another for 17 years, but a few years ago she can finally say that she has found her perfect match. She has had her heart broken more times than she would like to count. So, she took her hard-won lessons and wrote a book  called “Toxic to Soulmate: An 8 step journal for Christian Women to help navigate the dating world and become transformed.” She is on a mission  to help women overcome their heartache and find their perfect match, just like she did. She believes there is someone out there for everyone! You just have to know how to find him. With her tips and guidance she can help you find your Soulmate! Monica can be found on facebook at or
February 14, 2020
I Sacrificed the American Dream and Something Amazing Happened!!! With Aaron M Jennings
 Aaron and his wife  quit their jobs, in May of 2011 sold their houses, got married and left the country as full time missionaries. They were Police Officers in Wichita KS with good pay, retirement and benefits. The big house on 10 acres of land and Andrea had her own house and they gave it all up for a world of unknowns! But God called and their response was, ‘That sounds fun!’. Spending a month at an orphanage in Kitale Kenya, lived in a bamboo hut in south Thailand and traveled the coast of the US from New Orleans to Washington doing disaster relief and whatever else God chose to use us for along the way. Not raising funds for anything and God provided everything we needed.  For more information about how you can help and be apart of our mission join us.  Aaron can be found  on FB Go and give a like to the Watch Missions Page
December 20, 2019
Challenge Takers share their Experience!! -with Kim Scott, Jay Chanthalangsy, Ed Rozelle
Today'e episode we talk to 3 entrepreneurs on how challenges have changed their life's by giving them discipline, focus, and accountability. Guests  Kim Scott can be found on her FACEBOOK PAGE  Kim Scott Miracle Funnels Jay Chanthalangsy can be reached on Facebook and #UTAI - Unleash the AWESOMENESS Inside 🔥 Ed Rozelle can be reached on Facebook
December 13, 2019
Corey shares his story of loosing everything.  Fiance, Job, Home. and Drinking his sorrows away getting 2 DUI's and finding a way out through his plea to GOD on the treadmill. Today Corey has transformed his life around is married, has a beautiful daughter and is making way in the Online Space his dream is coming a reality join him and be a part of this grand one day event in Texas with some amazing top end speakers for more information check Corey Gulick can be found on Facebook Or his group ULA Melissa Alves can be reached on Facebook
December 6, 2019
From Addiction to Personal Discovery- Tuan Nguyen 🙏
Tuan Nguyen is a Transformational Impact Coach that has been on many stages in his life. He has powerful story of how evolved into becoming a leadership speaker and coach. As member of the John Maxwell Team, he is certified to speak, coach and train in many areas from leadership, communication, and team building. He is a certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Trainer and is working as National Transformational Coordinator for EQUIP Leadership which has impacted over 7 million leaders worldwide in 196 countries. He is the co-founder of M21 Empowerment Coaching LLC and the Prison Transformation Initiative which are both geared towards impacting culture by breaking barriers through leadership and communication. Tuan is currently working in prisons and schools with leadership development and personal growth. His story from prison to purpose has captivated many audiences and has been featured on the cover of Returning Citizens Magazine. He has been featured on several podcasts and continues blazing a trail with his dynamic ability to inspire others! He is a rising star in his community and is impacting many lives! Tuan can be found in Facebook at Telephone: 832-874-4066 Email: Web: Web:
November 29, 2019
The Habit Dr. With Celina Pizarro
Celina Pizarro is a former Master Competitive Body Builder and Behavioral Health Hospital Director turned The Habits Dr. She is an Author, Doctorate Honorarium and Speaker. She is on a mission to help women who are overwhelmed and overweight reclaim control and create the body and life they desire and deserve. Celina is on a mission to 'prescribe' the hack to effortless healthy and happy habits for busy Women in Business. She believes that Health creates Wealth. Live Well & Be Wealthy at  and discover health, wellness and business tips. CEO, Health & Wealth Coach at Celina Pizarro, The Habit Dr. Contact her at Contact Melissa at her hang out spot
November 21, 2019
I decided to get off the treadmill - Laura Schwindt
Laura is  a retired dentist. She practiced her profession for 21 years and ran her own practice for the last 10 years.  A major medical event caused her to rethink how she was living her life. In 2018 she sold her practice and began exploring the location independent lifestyle of network and online marketing. Laura has recently created her Facebook Group the Digital Marketing Strategy Unleashed! Her goal is to help other entrepreneurs live their best life by creating balance and harmony through developing healthy and holistic habits! In her free time she loves to hike, bike,  and cook delicious plant based meals. Laura's proudest active moment was running the Boston Marathon!   Laura has been married to the love of her life for 22 years she enjoys family life with her 3 active teenagers and their sweet Boston Terrier. Laura can be found at Facebook : Join her Facebook group: Digital Marketing Strategy Unleashed Melissa Alves can be found in her new hang out spot
November 14, 2019
Strength is Built in the Struggles- Kelly Hutcheson
Kelly Hutcheson is a child counselor with a Masters in Child Counseling, a Certified Life Coach from The Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo, a behavior specialist, a teacher and a parent of 2 is addicted to positivity and living her best life each and everyday without coasting! She has overcome people pleasing, perfectionism, and caring what others think to live her most authentic life and she loves teaching others how to do the same. Her passion has always been for kids her emphasis in life is in helping parents connect more with their children, getting them to listen without yelling and restoring the harmony in your home forever. Kelly is a bundle of positive energy who radiates this through her message of having fun again with your children, enjoying them on a whole new level.   Kelly loves teaching and will help you see your children in their miraculous light, as they were hand chosen for you to raise! She can be found at Or Listen to her podcast Harmony in the Home / Or Join her free parenting group Melissa Alves  Can be reached at For a dive into your deeper purpose join her free group at
November 9, 2019
Saying Goodbye to the Hairdresser Life-Josie Naikoi
Josie Naikoi is a Certified Nutritionist and life coach for women. After leaving an abusive marriage and going through heartbreak and divorce ten years ago, Josie's mission is to empower ambitious women to never settle, set boundaries, and find the self love they deserve. Josie is proud to be self-made. In 2008, she graduated from Paul Mitchell and worked as a hair stylist for seven years, before retiring to work her online health coaching business full time from home, in 2015. After building a successful business and coaching thousands of women in health, life, and business, Josie has been able to send her half-sister to university in Kenya (where she graduated with a teaching degree in July of 2019), become an online course creator, and host the You Can Do Better Bitch Podcast. Josie has family in Missouri, Colorado, California, Michigan, and Africa. She currently lives in Missouri with her fiancé, Daniel, and their three dogs. Find her on Facebook: Get her 5 Step Guide for Counting Macros Instagram: JosieQuitsCake Find Melissa on Facebook: Facebook community To join the OGAC to grow engage and monetize your Facebook GROUP click here
October 31, 2019
"If there is a problem there is also a solution "With Carlo Tarallo
Originally from Rome, Carlo is a former pizza chef who has traveled the world with his hospitality career.  Once he settled in Vancouver BC with his wife he noticed that most restaurants and other business around the world were failing because lack of effective marketing.   Since then he decided to become a business consultant who helps business owners and professionals developing their brand and grow their business acquiring more customers with innovative design and cutting edge marketing strategies.   He strongly believes that is all about the people and the value you provide them to spread their success. Carlo Tarallo can be found on Instagram @carlo.tarallo Website: Melissa Alves Email: I can be found in my Facebook group here we will help you finding THE POWER WITHIN!! This show has been brought to you by the OGAC if you are wanting to know how to grow your FB group click the link for details
October 24, 2019
I Left My Career and started at ZERO!
Melissa Ricker is a former nuclear engineer she is a mother of 2 boys and they reside at the" Ricker" ranch in a small Texas town outside of Houston.   She decided to leave the corporate world and work hard to find a solution online.  She has come up with a proven blueprint for moms to work strategically and feel empowered to make those hard life choices they really strive to achieve. Her desire is for no mom to have to choose between her family and a paycheck.  Melissa is helping moms launch and automate their businesses so they can live life and make money at the same time. Melissa Ghrist Ricker can be found: Facebook: Join: Melissa Alves can be found at: Facebook: Join Group for inspiration and motivation: Email:
October 17, 2019
Stacy Myers - Her Relief to Back Pain After a Diagnosis
In this episode you will be introduced to Stacy Myers a healthcare professional for almost 30 years. Two of her passions are children and caring for those in need. Biography In 2010, I experienced a major lower back (L4/L5/S1) disc herniation/damage. Although surgery was the recommendation by 4 different specialists, I was not a candidate due to my age; I was told I was too young. The double fusion surgery I need isn’t typically done until a person is in their 60’s unless it’s an emergent case and mine was not such. I ended up losing my job as I could no longer perform my duties (lifting patients, lifting equipment, being on my feet for extended periods of time, etc). After 8 years of daily pain, I found HempWorx CBD Oil. I was only familiar with Marijuana CBD Oil which was not (and still is not) legal in my state of residency. I knew nothing about Hemp Oil but I did my research, learned it was legal in all 50 states, read numerous medical studies/abstracts, discussed it with my husband who is a physician, and two weeks later, made my purchase. I took my 1st serving, 3 drops under my tongue that night before going to bed. I slept better than I can ever remember, didn’t awaken once, my back pain was GONE, and my symptoms from overall body pain were gone! I was in awe! I was cautiously optimistic. THE RELIEF finally came. Learn more at Melissa Alves can be reached at Facebook Email
October 1, 2019
The Fundraising Maverick: How I Raised 100K in 12 Weeks using Fundraising Secrets!!
Maya McNulty is an award-winning cable lifestyle program host that has aired for 7 years, reaching 2 million households and seen in more than 19 counties throughout New York State. A technology maverick, Maya designed the mobile app Where to Shop and Dine, which promotes small businesses launched in 2014. She has worked with thousands of people for more than 20 years creating opportunities for entrepreneurs as one of America’s most respected business branding strategist, marketer and speaker. She has created spectacular events and has been recognized and received numerous awards for her career achievements and Philanthropy. She is also a Business Consultant that has helped well over 1000 entrepreneurs create opportunities to grow their business through social media management, networking, workshops and classroom training. Facebook: Maya Mcnulty Web address Podcast  Fundraising Secrets Show for Fundpreneurs Melissa Alves Facebook Email
October 1, 2019
Instead of it taking 40 YEARS in figuring out Real Estate I Did it in 40 MONTHS!!!
Whitney Nicely teaches women how they can use no money down, no credit and no banks to finance real estate deals.   In less than three years, she’s negotiated nearly 60 real estate deals and generated more than $25,000 in passive income each month. She has traveled the United States speaking on stages, teaching her simple strategies, and meeting with other successful real estate investors- and still buying houses the way she teaches others. Since 2016, Whitney has led and trained hundreds of future real estate rock stars to grow their portfolios, collect passive income and achieve financial freedom. 100's of real estate newbies are securing leads, signing deals and scaling their dream incomes through First Deal Done FAST- a program designed for women who want to get their First Deal Done FAST! Whitney Nicely can be found on Facebook Webaddress: Melissa Alves can be found on Facebook Email at
October 1, 2019