Shine Brighter With Liz

Episode 25. Elaine Del Valle! Award Winning Filmmaker, Casting Director, Producer and Actress!

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By Elizabeth Danielle Pujadas
This is Shine Brighter With Liz, a podcast on Personal Growth & LifeStyle Development. Learning to Shine your BRIGHTEST light into the World, One day at a time!
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This is Shine Brighter With Liz, a podcast on Personal Growth & LifeStyle Development. Learning to Shine your BRIGHTEST light into the World, One day at a time!

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Episode 30. Alexis Guerreros! Stand Up Comedian, HQ Host, Soccer Podcast Co-host and Food Tour Guide of Fatventure!
Hey there Beautiful Podcast Listener!  Thanks so much for checking out my podcast Shine Brighter with Liz, a podcast on personal growth and lifestyle development!  Today I have a very awesome guest for you,  Alexis Guerreros!  Alexis survived growing up in Newark, NJ and a single Cuban mother with a mean left hook. After being laid-off from a horrible (but well paying) corporate job, Alexis started comedy and never looked back. His wife has, many times, but he has not. Alexis performs nightly in NYC at clubs such as NY Comedy Club, Gotham, Stand Up NY, Carolines, and more. Alexis has performed on television on Gotham Comedy Live, as well as festivals throughout the country from NY Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull, Red Clay Comedy Fest, and more. Alexis also has appeared in many sketches and shows on Comedy Central and is the host of HQ Trivia. You can hear Alexis as the co-host of the wildly popular The Cooligans podcast, the funniest soccer podcast in the world. They also tour throughout the country doing live podcasts and hosting soccer events. Alexis was recently chosen as part of the ABC Discovers showcase as one of 12 actors, out of 16,000 applicants. Also, pizza, the guy knows way too much about pizza ....  Stay Connected to Alexis:  IG: Twitter: Podcast Links: The Cooligans Podcast    IG: Twitter: Fatventure Tour:
July 23, 2019
Episode 29. Erica Page! Series Regular on Oprah Winfrey Network's NEW Hit Show AMBITIONS!
Hey there beautiful podcasters!  Welcome to Shine Brighter With Liz! A Podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle development!  Thank you for tuning it!  I really appreciate all the support!  If this is your first episode, Welcome to the Fam!  I am chatting with Lighthouses all season long! People who I find to be inspiring and positive!  Today's Guest is the lovely Erica Page! With a decade of credits under her belt, Erica has graced the screen for hit shows including Sleepy Hollow, Saints and Sinners, Ozark, Dynasty, The Resident, Last Call  and is now playing Bella Tru on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Ambitions. Erica is the oldest of nine children and a bilingual Mexican American. She discovered her passion for acting in her early 20’s and the story of her journey is a true testimony of God's Plan!  Connect With Erica:  IG: Facebook: Youtube: Be Sure to Watch Ambitions on Tuesday Nights on OWN Channel 10pm EST.
June 25, 2019
Episode 28. Rodrigo Gayoso! Entrepreneur, Investor, and Self Development Enthusiast!
Hi Beautiful Podcasters! Welcome to Shine Brighter with Liz! A Podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle Development! I am glad you are here!  Today's Guest is My friend Rodrigo Gayoso!  He currently lives in  Miami, FL. He is an entrepreneur, Investor and Self Development Enthusiasts.  "I heard that poor people have Big TV's, Rich People Have Big Libraries... I wanted to be rich one day, so I began to build my library." Rodrigo has read over 150 books! He proclaims that coaching, workshops, books, and surrounding yourself with the right people can CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Born in the slums of Argentina  coming from absolutely nothing his family now currently operates 4 rental properties! He Enjoys working on himself daily and sharing his light and knowledge with others along the way!  Connect with Rodrigo:  IG: 
June 19, 2019
Episode 27. Maylen Calienes! Filmmaker, Founder of the Sundance Latino Filmmakers Network, & Judge with Diversity in Cannes!
Hello There Beautiful Podcasters! Welcome to Episode 27 of Shine Brighter With Liz, A Podcast on Personal growth and lifestyle development!  My intention for Season 2 is to hold space and have conversations with people that I find to be “Lighthouses”- sharing their positive light with the world!  Today’s Guest is Maylen Calienes!  Maylen Calienes, is an award winning filmmaker, actor & producer. She was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, FL where her career began in writing, directing and acting for theatre. She later moved to Los Angeles, CA where she started filmmaking. Maylen has written, directed and produced several films and has worked on other multicultural projects. A movie she executive produced "Esta Es Tu Cuba" is the winner of a Student Academy Award & a DGA Award. She is the founder of the Latino Filmmakers Network which made its debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. She also formed MayCal Productions which was established in 2005. Maylen has been a big advocate of diversity in the entertainment industry for many years. She is part of the 'Diversity in Cannes' judging committee and produces the New Normal Reading Series in Hollywood that supports diverse storytellers. Maylen is proud to soon launch her new digital media company "Que Eye TV" alongside with her producing partner Johnny Ray Rodriguez which will be bilingual & focus on inclusive and diverse talents.  Connect with Maylen: IG:
June 11, 2019
Episode 26. Raul Bolufe! Real Estate Investor & Entrepreneur!
Hey There you beautiful Podcasters!  Welcome to Shine Brighter With Liz, a podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle development!  Season 2 of my podcast is all conversations with people who I find to be "lighthouses" in the world! People who are living out their dreams and helping others shine their best light at the same time!  Today Guest is Real Estate Investor + Entrepreneur, Raul Bolufe!  Raul is a Miami native and early on in his life he decided to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest real estate investors, taking a leap of faith to open up his own company, Raul has found early success. If you know Miami, you might know that real estate is a hot commodity over here. Raul and his team of 12 have flipped over 300 properties. Raul is big on personal development and is always sharing his latest ideas via his social media outlets. He also coaches other entrepreneurs and host meets ups to really encourage others in this community to grow into a better business and a better them! He has made it his life’s mission to help himself and to help others that want to be help!  Connect with Raul:  IG:  Website:  Podcast: Flipping Miami with Raul Bolufe  Youtube: Raul Bolufe 
June 4, 2019
Episode 25. Elaine Del Valle! Award Winning Filmmaker, Casting Director, Producer and Actress!
Hey There Beautiful People of the World!  Welcome to Shine Brighter With Liz, a podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle Development! We Are currently on Season 2 and we are having conversations with people who I find to be "LIGHTHOUSES ," in this world! In other words, people who I believe are sharing their beautiful light with the world in an authentic and positive way!  Today's Guest is Elaine Del Valle:  Born & raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn New York, Elaine Del Valle began her entertainment career as an actress, and found early success in the commercial and voice over markets.  While studying acting under the legendary Wynn Handman at Carnegie Hall, Elaine developed what became her multiple award winning, autobiographical one-woman stage play, Brownsville Bred.  Brownsville Bred chronicled Elaine’s true New York Puerto Rican coming-of-age story— Set in the tough projects of Brownsville Brooklyn, NY, in the 1980’s, Elaine’s story brought resilience, love and laughter to a world filled with crime, heroine-addiction, AIDS, and welfare.—Her Off Broadway debut brought critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph”. With a deep understanding of her truthful writing’s impact, Elaine founded Del Valle Productions, Inc. —a full service, bilingual film production and casting company with a mission: to infuse entertainment with original programming using diverse talent in front of and behind the camera. Elaine was named “Trendsetter” at New York’s Multicultural Media Forum and “Madrina/Godmother" by Prime Latino Media. Her company has gone on to produce multiple films, and has a casting division (Del Valle Casting) that has cast actors for major market commercials, in television & digital series, theater and in feature films.  An accomplished producer, Elaine was the first to license an interstitial series (her co-production of Gran’pa Knows Best) to the HBO Latino Network. She received a 2016 Telly award for her co-production of PBS/World Channel series, The Smallest Step. Elaine co-created, co-wrote, produced and directed the comedy web series, Reasons Y I’m Single (now on Amazon Prime). Elaine has also directed commercials (in English and Spanish) and in 2017 she penned Final Decision, which marked Elaine’s directorial debut in a short film. While on the 2017 festival circuit, Final Decision played at over a dozen festivals, winning Del Valle two “Best Actor” awards, a “Best Narrative Director in a Short Film” award and a “Best Original Film Score” award.  Del Valle’s many film productions continue to win awards across festivals including the short hybrid animation documentary, Victor & Isolina— which has won numerous awards, screened at over 50 festivals (including the 2017 Sundance Film Festival), IFP Film Center, and at The MoMA.  Elaine recently licensed Victor & Isolina to HBO where premiered in 2018. Del Valle’s mission is to tell true Latino stories that inspire through Latino insight and perspective. Connect with Elaine:  IG: Website:
May 28, 2019
Episode 24. Manu Manzo! Singer, Song Writer and Latin Grammy Nominee for "Best New Artist"
Hey There Beautiful People!  I am so glad you are tuning in to Shine Brighter With Liz, a Podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle Development!  If this is your first time listening in- WELCOME! During Season 2, I am focusing on interviewing people that I find to be LIGHTHOUSES in this world!  This weeks guest is Manu Manzo:  The avid singer-songwriter & performer was born in Venezuela, and raised in Miami, FL. In 2014 Manu entered the studio independently to produced her first EP titled Como Soy which helped her define her unique style for combining meaningful lyrics with multiple genres including Latin, Jazz, Urban, Funk, R&B and Neo-Soul effortlessly. Manu collaborated with fellow artists Alex Ubago, Tommy Torres and Luis Enrique. The EP would earn Manu her first Latin Grammy® nomination for "Best New Artist". After signing with Peer music publishing, she released her second EP “Intermedio” which included collaborations from James Poyser - pianist for the roots and Dj Jazzy Jeff. She is now with in tu línea - Universal music group and released her first two singles with the label “caminando” and “sucia boca” - and is currently working on her first full length studio album  Besides the arts, Manu advocates for personal freedom and believes in making choices that result in happiness without limitations. As a female performer in the music industry, she embraces the moment women are having in the industry and works to empower women to continue pursuing their dreams, in their own terms. ENJOY Connect With Manu:  IG: Website: Twitter: Facebook:
May 21, 2019
Episode 23. Feliz Ramirez! Series Regular On ABC's Upcoming Drama, Grand Hotel!
Hey There Beautiful podcasters!  Welcome to Shine Brighter with Liz, a podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle development!  You guys are in for a treat because today's episode is with the lovely Feliz Ramirez! This episode made me cry my eyes out and really touched my soul! I hope it does the same for you!  About today's Guest:  Feliz Ramirez is a series regular for ABC’s upcoming drama series, Grand Hotel, with Eva Longoria as executive producer. Show premieres June 17th. She was raised in San Antonio by two loving parents and is the second oldest of eight kids. Prior to landing her ABC break, Feliz attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn, on a full athletic scholarship for women’s D-1 volleyball. She majored in film/broadcasting. Connect with Feliz:  IG:
May 14, 2019
Episode 22. Kahlea Nicole! Social Influencer + Creative Entrepreneur Helping Women Monetize their Digital Influence!
Hey There Podcast Fam!  I hope you are off to a great day!  I am so very excited to bring you today's episode with Kahlea Nicole!  Kahlea Nicole is a social influencer and creative entrepreneur based in St. Petersburg, Florida with over 4 years of experience in social media marketing. Known for her dorky personality, love for Jesus, and ability to always keep it real, she is passionate about helping other women monetize their passions and leverage their digital influence. While she finishes up her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and International Business, you can find her on @kahleanicolee spilling all her business secrets and helping creatives curate business strategies they can implement immediately through actionable steps.  I hope you guys enjoy our chat!  Connect with Kahlea Nicole:  Instagram: Website:
May 7, 2019
Episode 21. Katrina Bilanchone! Yoga + Meditation Instructor, CEO of Bilanchone, a Sustainable Market Place!
Hey There Podcast lovers!  Thank You so much for taking the time to listen to my podcast, Shine Brighter With Liz! A Podcast on Personal Growth + Lifestyle Development! Today's Guest is my wonderful friend Katrina Bilanchone!  Katrina became certified in Yoga at the age of 21 and has been serving the yoga community for 5 years. She has done work with recovering addicts. She wants to bring holistic healing and believes that yoga is a great outlet!  She recently embarked on a journey to create a sustainable market place, called Bilanchone, where she sells ethical clothing and accessories. Connect with Katrina:  IG: Bilanchone:
April 30, 2019
Episode 20. Priscila García- Jacquier! Television Academy Young Writer + Digital Talk Show Host of Quiero!
Hello there my beautiful Podcast Family! Thank you so much for tuning into Shine Brighter with Liz, a podcast on Personal Growth + Lifestyle Development!  This is EPISODE 20! WOW! How exciting!  In Season 2 I decided to Interview Guest that I find to be a Lighthouses in the World!  Today's Guest is my dear Friend, Priscila García- Jacquier! THIS GIRL, is a LADY BOSS, and I am humbled to have her as a guest.  Priscila García-Jacquier is a Television Academy Young Writer to Watch. Most recently, she was part of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Impact's inaugural class. She has served as the writer's assistant to Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman) and most recently, Graham Moore (The Imitation Game). In 2018, she appeared in Forbes for her digital talk show QUIERO. She assisted Kenny Leon on Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, and Kamilah Forbes' on The Labyrinth Theater's SUNSET BABY. A native of both France and Colombia, Priscila was the first Latina to graduate from Carnegie Mellon's undergrad directing program in 2014. Connect with Priscila:  IG: QUIERO the Show IG Page : QUIERO on Youtube:
April 23, 2019
Episode 19. Melanie Sutrathada! Multi-Media Powerhouse: Host, Tastemaker, + Actress!
Hey There Podcasters!  Thanks so much for choosing to listen to Shine Brighter with Liz, a podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle Development!  Today's Guest is my lovely friend Melanie Sutrathada! She is a NYC Multi-media powerhouse, an Actress, Host and Tastemaker!  She has worked with some amazing brands such as COVERGIRL, Target, and Fashion Week Online! Melanie has been featured on the TODAY SHOW, NBC's New York Live, Real Simple, Bella NYC, Honey Suckle Magazine, the Everygirl, AOL and many more!! She has an approachable and outgoing personality that has made her an in-demand host in New York City!!  Connect with Melanie: IG: Website: Email:
April 16, 2019
Episode 18. Mark St. Cyr! Mr. Mazzara in High School Musical: The Musical...The Series! on Disney+
Hey There Podcasters!  Thanks so much for tuning in to listen to Shine Brighter with Liz! A Podcast on Personal Growth and Lifestyle Development!  This week's Guest is my dear friend Mark St. Cyr, a fellow Scorpio, (we actually have the same birthday!), Mentor, and Actor! He's a ABC Diversity Showcase Alumni, was in the Oscar nominated film Marshall, and is currently playing Mr. Mazzara in High School Musical: The Musical...The Series! Coming soon to Disney+ I hope you are able to connect to the things Mark + I chatted about!  Keep Shining,  Connect with Mark:
April 9, 2019
Episode 17. Mathia Vargas! Spirit Award Winning Actress!
Hi there beautiful people of the universe!  Thank you so much for choosing to listen to Shine Brighter with Liz! Your support means the world to me!  In Episode 17. Mathia and I dive deep! We talk about her beginning + how she has arrived where she is today! Our conversation flowed from acting, to insecurities, mental health and even some tips on how she organizes her time wisely!  I hope this Episode allows you to feel connected, not alone and overall inspired!  I want you to know that YOU WERE CREATED ON PURPOSE, WITH A PURPOSE! KEEP SHINING DARLING!  To best reach Mathia Vargas:  IG: Website: Spirit Award Winning Film: En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) IG:
April 2, 2019
Episode 16. Natalie McPherson! Actress, Content Creator and Owner of WHATEVA LOLA !
Hello Lovely Podcasters!  It is Officially Season 2 of Shine Brighter with Liz! Thank you so much for all the love and support you have shown me!  In Season 2.  Episode 16. I brought on my wonderful friend Natalie McPherson!  We dive deep and talk about Social media, content creating, anxiety, and lots more!  Be sure to rate + leave a review if you enjoyed this episode!  You can find Natalie:
March 26, 2019
Episode 15. God Is My Bestfriend
Hey beautiful people of the World! Episode 15. Is such a Personal Episode for me! I really didn't know where my conversation was going to go... but I share a story with you all that is dear to my heart. May I be a reminder to you all that God loves you so much and that he has your back! He is holding your hand through the good times and bad times, even when you don't seek him. When you are in the Darkness may you close your eyes and seek the Light in this world. It is for you, it is near you. Even when you don't think it is. I hope this message touches your hearts xoxo, Liz
December 2, 2018
Episode 14. Who Is Future You? Start Living Your Best Life TODAY!
Hey Friends! Episode 14 is Finally Out! Took me some time to upload it and I am so sorry! I've been working on some FUN projects that I can't wait to share with you all! In This episode, I talk about what it looks like to be the best version of yourself. What do you do and practice when you are the best version of yourself? You know the person that you are always trying to become! What is the imagine of yourself that you want to be more like? If you don't know what that looks like- then how are you going to get there? Let's Talk about it! Love you all! xoxo Liz
December 2, 2018
Episode 13. Trusting your intuition will lead the way
During Episode 13. I share some of my current feelings of being "lost", of being afraid of taking the wrong next step forward, and learning who I can and can't trust. trying to understanding what love and support looks like for me. Trusting that my gut will lead me in the right way and not allowing my fears to hold me back from living out my best life. lots of good stuff, lets talk about it! xoxo, Liz
August 25, 2018
Episode 12. What I learned while waiting for my bus
During Episode 12. I share a story that happened to me while I was waiting for my bus to arrive and the amazing conversation I had with the women who sat next to me. Sometimes we create our timeline in our minds and get frustrated with life when our realities don't look like our idea of where we should be. God's timeline is far greater than our timeline- he's plan is far greater than we can ever imagine. keep shining and keep your faith, xoxo Liz
August 25, 2018
Episode 11. Success is Abundant
During Episode 11. I dive deep at reminding people that our success and paths are unique. My path isn't going to look like your path and that is such a beautiful thing! My success isn't your downfall. By changing our mindset's on others success, we will open the door to so many new possibilities! Let's talk about it darlings, xoxo Liz
August 25, 2018
Episode 10. How can Discipline unlock your deepest desires
In Episode 10 I talk about Discipline and how this has become something that I am currently in the practice of. How could you be a little more disciplined in your life to achieve the things you truly want. Could you spend less time on you social media and read more. Could you work more now to have the financial freedom you crave for your future? Let's dive deep and talk about it!
August 9, 2018
Episode 9. We Could all use a little more SELF CARE
In Episode 9. I talk about how self care allows us to recharge and take an inner look at ourselves to be aware the things we are holding onto. After an exhausting week of planting seeds and taking massive action my body and mind were DONE- I had a mini panic attack and thankfully I have the right tools set in place to know what to do in these situations. After the panic attack and said, I need to share these tools with the world! You deserve to give yourself the time and attention of self care~ Let's Talk about it!
July 31, 2018
Episode 8. Love is Unconditional
In Episode 8. we talk about LOVE! Love is forgiveness, love is supportive, love is kind, love is empathy, love is reaching out, love is being a friend. Ask yourself, am I loving enough today? Whose life can I impact? What conversations can I start? Let's talk about it!
July 25, 2018
Episode 7. Manifesting What You Truly Want
In my latest episode on shine brighter with liz, I talk about having a clear vision for what you want your future to look like and figuring out how you can manifest these wants into your life. Let's talk about it friends!
July 22, 2018
Episode 6. A Voice for the Homeless-My conversation with Shawn
Today I had a conversation with God. Well i tried to talk to him and he told me to be quite and let him speak instead. Not surprised i get that often. So i listened. He told me to stop trying so hard. To try less and let him guide me where he needs me to go. So i said okay, lead me to where you need me and I will follow. He spoke into my heart for me to begin having conversation with the homeless and bring faith into their hearts. To remind them that the best is yet to come and that this is only a moment in their lives, that THIS TOO SHALL PASS. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Shawn, he was incredibly open and shared his dreams with me and The obstacles that have stood in his way. I asked him if he felt comfortable recording an episode for my podcast and he agreed.Let this be a reminder to all that everyone has a story and we all deserve to be heard! ❤️
July 20, 2018
Episode 5. How Lust is holding you back from Love
During Episode 5. I speak about the lust that currently lives within our generation. How men and women are seeking the superficial and not allowing themselves to live within true love. I believe women have more power than they believe and its time for them to begin to regain some of their self worth! Love is easy my friends, but pushing past society norms is hard! Ladies and Gents- RESPECTING YOURSLEF ISN'T EASY, But you deserve to have others respect you for who you are. What are we tolerating? What are we seeking- love or lust? Let's talk about it!
July 20, 2018
Episode 4. Moving from Expectations to Discovery
In Episode 4. I talk about how the word "expectations" came to me while I was asleep. I speak about how I realized that my high expectations for my life have led me into disappointment. You can't control many of the outside elements in your life, you can only control yourself by focusing on how you show up in the world and how you aim to become the best version of yourself that you can be! Trust that, That IS ENOUGH. Have BIG, REALISTIC, Goals that you are in control of and allow yourself to move from Expectations to Discovery! Let's talk about it!
July 19, 2018
Episode 3. Becoming The Best Version Of Yourself
During Episode 3. I talk about the process of becoming who I need to be in this world & who I know that I can become, to best serve the world! I touch on subjects such as, clearing the noise, understanding your habits, approval seeking, perfectionism, social media, and being enough! Once you clear the noise you can focus on the things that you ACTUALLY want to do!
July 19, 2018
Episode 2. Connecting With Your Inner Child
During Episode 2. I share how I connect with my inner child by making sure that I am truly listening. Your body and your inner child will tell you what you need to hear even when you don't want to hear it. Honor how you are feeling inside and be aware of your self talk! Let's talk about it!
July 19, 2018
Episode 1. I'm Going to Start A Podcast!
In Episode 1. is really just an intro and self discovery process of what I want my podcast to be about! What better way to vocalize what you are going through in your life than to share it with the world! I believe that sharing is caring and when you are you allow others to be reminded that they are never alone!
July 19, 2018
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