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Focused on inspiring stories that bring to life the little (& big) ways people bring more love, joy, laughter & humanness to every day life… Our focus is to hunt for those little reminders that refuel the human soul & reminds us what life is really all about

Episodes

Guest: Dave Elliott

Age: 53 years

Location: Baltimore, MD, USA

Bio: When it comes to relationship transformation, Dave Elliott is a noted expert, author, international speaker and an accomplished coach who gets results for his clients all over the world. He’s especially gifted at teaching smart, amazing women how to bring out the very best in men – rather than suffering through their worst. Whether he’s sharing his expertise in books or products or on some of today’s most widely-read relationship websites or on TV, radio or stage, you’ll come away with the new awareness, skills and strategies to get the breakthrough results you really want and need.

The world needs more: As a relationship coach, I want to say Peace Love & Understanding but Elvis Costello beat me to that. And your wife beat me to Peace Love & Gummy Worms. ;-) I have some other ideas, too.

WOW factor: I see the greatness in my clients before they, themselves, see it and then I reflect it back to them. At the same time, I encourage them & help them close the gap between where they are & where they want to be. I have dozens of examples of this in my "Very Satisfied Client Club."

Favorite Color: Purple...I'm a Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder for more than 20 years!

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Guest: Matteo Charles

Age: 35 years

Location: Sydney, Australia 

Bio: Matteo Charles is a live inspirational artist who turns a blank canvas into a masterpiece is 10 minutes live at events globally. Matteo has opened for identities such as Sir Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, John Travolta, he was the official Artist for Bruce Lee’s 75th Anniversary in Hong Kong, performed at the 2018 F1 in Monaco, the Grammys after-party and much more. 13 years ago Matteo Charles was diagnosed with an incurable disease in which today he utilizes his platform of art to share his story

The World Needs More: 

I have 2 quotes that are important to me that I thought of many years ago “Art heals” & “Without Inspiration, there’s only Desperation” I want to spread healing and inspiration through the platform of art helping people to find their light by being inspired by my story and never give up attitude.

WOW Factor:

My Wow factor is I turn a blank canvas into a portrait live at events in ten minutes. A few key events that have helped shape who I am today is having the opportunity to open for Sir Richard Branson in which I painted his portrait upside down (the canvas was upside down) and when I flipped the piece to reveal, the crowd roared - This particular piece was painted in 6 minutes. For me a special moment which also cemented my purpose was having the opportunity to perform at the celebration of Bruce Lee’s 75th anniversary in Hong Kong. Being a martial artist myself, sitting at a table next to Bruce Lee’s wife and daughter to then painting Bruce’s portrait live in front of their eyes is something that will forever be in my heART

 

Favorite Color: Orange

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Guest: Nick Friedman

Age: 37 years 

Location: Tampa, FL

Bio: Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, the largest and fastest-growing moving and junk removal franchise opportunity in North America. Nick started the business in college with his childhood best friend in a beat-up cargo van and has grown to over 100 franchises and $100 Million sales nationwide. He has since been named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine and was named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg as one of the 30 Most Influential CEO’s Under 30. Nick is a three-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist, and he won the prestigious award in 2018. He has been featured in numerous business books and textbooks, as well as Forbes, Fortune, and many other national publications. Nick’s company has appeared every year on the INC 5000 list of Fastest-Growing US Companies and has appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Nick is also a TV personality, having appeared as a guest on shows, including the first episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, and CNBC’s BlueCollar Millionaires. He is also a Board Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). As an author, Nick co-wrote a bestselling book entitled Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions, which seeks to entertain and inspire budding entrepreneurs.

The world needs more:

1. Purpose Driven Organizations

2. Trust

3. Positivity

4. Altruism

WOW factor: I realized that I was never the most talented nor smartest person, but that I could make up for what I lacked in natural ability with hard work and persistence. A few moments that have helped shape this for me were when I pursued basketball in high school and college, I was always a benchwarmer, and I was able to work hard and eventually earn my way to a starting spot and eventually a college opportunity. Also when we launched our business in a highly competitive industry, and with persistence and hustle, we were able to overcome obstacles to win. My team members observe this work ethic and model it for themselves as well. I also realized that I enjoy coaching and inspiring others as a result of this.

Favorite Color: Blue

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Guest: Tara Mackey

Age: 32 years young

Location: San Diego, CA 

Bio: Tara Mackey is the founder and CEO of The Organic Life, a successful holistic and sustainable living platform, and is a widely recognized activist with a tribe of over 1 million followers on her blog and social media. She founded the organic skincare company Genetix and is the #1 best-selling author of Cured by Nature and WILD Habits. Mackey, who has a background in psychology and genetics, left a coveted position at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2011 to travel to California to explore natural healing, yoga, and meditation. That same year she began utilizing holistic techniques to heal her chronic illnesses, going cold turkey off of fourteen daily medications, and healing herself naturally. She’s been on a conscious quest to move humanity in a more sustainable, healthy, and holistic direction ever since. Mackey was named “an accomplished musician” by Forbes and “a powerful voice in the smart, sexy, sustainable movement” by Coco Eco Magazine. Tara’s been recognized with numerous awards and nominations for her activism and entrepreneurship by giants like Oprah Magazine, Teen Vogue, Women’s Health, ABC, CBS, the United States Senate and many more. She resides in San Diego, California. Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

The World Needs More:

1. Love

2. Compassion

3. Understanding

 

WOW Factor: My ability to evolve and grow. All of my experiences — even the bad ones — have contributed to help shape me and help me grow and heal.

 

Favorite Color: Blue

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Guest(s): Gaby & Raj Sundra

Age: 45 and 52 years young

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Bio: Gaby and Raj Sundra are the founders of Relationship Fun & Games, dedicated to relationships being more playful, peaceful and passionate. With more than 40 years of training and coaching between them and over a decade of being together in a committed relationship, Gaby and Raj have the education, experience, and attitude that can really help couples STOP FIGHTING and START HAVING FUN together instead. They help couples and individuals learn to “Keep the Fights Clean & the Sex Dirty” and to save being nasty for their sex life! BACKGROUND Both lovers of education, Gaby has a Masters Degree in Education, Counseling & Guidance and Raj has a Masters degree from Cornell University in Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics with a minor in education. Gaby was in the past a teacher and counselor at Santa Barbara City College while Raj was the head of product design, taking Speck Products from $0 to $20 million in 3 years. They met, and soon both quit their careers to go make a bigger difference in the world, together. They live in Santa Barbara and now have two companies where they have counseled hundreds of teams, people and couples on how to… get clear on what they want (rather than complaining about what they don’t want) build habits around following through on what they said they wanted and on turning impossible dreams into awesome realities.

The world needs more: More playful, peaceful, passionate relationships. Happier, healthier, hotter relationships. Couples who engage in a pro-active, forward focus on what they can ALIGN on and move towards TOGETHER rather than waiting to fall into conflicts that position them as adversaries. Not to mention the world needs more lightening up about personal development, relationships, handling conflicts, pursuing goals, etc.

 

WOW factor: Most people say WOW when they see our love. Or more commonly "wow. I want what you have." To which we say "it didn't come out of a cracker jack box like a prize." We earned this intimacy by leaning into the lessons available in our conflicts. We were such a mess early on in our relationship that AT our engagement party, a dear friend pulled us aside, I thought to give us a gift. Instead, he said, "I don't think you should do this. It looks pretty messy to me from here." OUCH! But it WAS a gift. We knew the intuition that pulled us together would not be enough, we had to own our own upsets, refrain from blame and lean into the lessons we CHOSE with each other. We got married (even though some on the day of suggested we reconsider!) and it just got better and better and better to the point now that strangers on the street notice something is different about us and even stop us to say so. The second big moment was the first time we were asked t speak on relationships. Six couples spoke. We spoke 4th. People LOVED it. There was lots of praise and calling us to do more of it. The only complaint was people were laughing so much they couldn't hear everything we had said. It took two years of convincing after that but five years in we are loving being known for helping couples shift out of BLAME and into BLISS. WAY too many couple relationships go bad JUST when the transformation is getting good. One final WOW factor is we help couples create visions for their future that they are BOTH inspired by. Then we help them create goals every 90 days to make that vision more of a reality. I even craft a "mantra" they can say daily to anchor into who they SAY they want to be rather than waiting for the conflict to demand their attention and drain their energy. My husband and I say ours every morning at breakfast...."I love my marriage and my husband/wife. We are playful, peaceful and passionate. We're hot for each other and express it daily. We generate with intention. We communicate with care. We seek to spot, understand and meet each other's needs and delights. We contribute to the world. We care for our bodies. We're on top of what is to be done and abundant with our finances, time, energy and love." We remove the adversarial element and foster the ally opportunity. :-)

Favorite color: Orange

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Guest: Susan Sly

Age: 46 years

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Bio: Susan Sly is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, tech investor, mom of 5, and has a passion for inspiring people to live a have it all life. Susan has completed the Boston Marathon 6X, placed top 10 in the pro division of the Ironman Triathlon in Malaysia with a fractured pelvis, and believes that we are capable of so much more than we give ourselves permission for. Her website is www.susansly.com

WOW factor: Gosh - let's see - I have gone undercover in a brothel in Cambodia to do recon for IJM, am a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, have been the top sales team producer in 3 multi-national companies, 5 kids...so many stories.

The world needs more: We are capable of so much more than what we give ourselves permission for. The world needs more people who release themselves from their self-imposed limits.

Favorite Color: red - I am half Asian...lol

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Guest: Olivia Jaras

Age: 34 Years 

Location: Hanover, NH

Bio: Olivia is an internationally recognized expert on the gender wage gap and salary negotiations for women and she is considered one of the top resume experts in the United States. Her work has been featured by Forbes, BBC, CNN, MSN, The World Economic Forum, Recruiter.com, Lifehack.com and hundreds of other media sources all over the world. The founder of Salary Coaching for Women (www.salarycoaching.com), Olivia is also an international, bestselling author of the book “Know Your Worth, Get Your Worth: Salary Negotiation for Women.” Together with her team of experts, Olivia helps women all over the world figure out their market value and how to advocate for it. In the corporate realm, Olivia works with companies to uncover budget-neutral ways to close internal gaps and is often invited as well to lecture and engage with all levels of company audiences. On a global scale, Olivia guides international workshops and advises international development organizations on strategies for closing the gender wage gap. Olivia lives in Hanover, NH with her husband and two daughters. A long-distance triathlete on Team USA, Olivia is a strong believer of eliminating the unnecessary roadblocks in order to successfully balance work, life, and personal ambitions.

The World Needs More: My sincere belief is that women need to be empowered to know their worth and understand how to advocate for it. Over the last few decades, there has been a huge move towards encouraging and government and company transparency relative to women salaries. But it’s all right coaching we believe that until women understand they’re worth, and they understand how to advocate for themselves, the gender wage gap will never close.

WOW factor: Wow factor: My ability to see the gift and women very clearly, and the ability to show them the path to make a living through expressing this gift. There are many, among them, having applied and been rejected from 1231 jobs in my youth, having suffered great embarrassment in the unemployment line during the great recession, having lost way too many loved ones... To landing my dream job and making an amazing living Helping women land their dream jobs and negotiate millions of dollars in raises and starting salaries.

Favorite Color: Teal

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Guest: Marly Q. Casanova

Age: 35 years

Location: Miami, FL 

Bio: Marly Q. is an award-winning Event Creator, Yoga Teacher, Non-Profit Coach and Inspirational Speaker who recently delivered a TEDx talk titled "Kindness is your Superpower". In 2010, she founded a non-profit and volunteer-driven movement called PARK Project & since then has been on a mission to inspire people to PARK (Perform Acts of Random Kindness) worldwide.

The World Needs More:

1. The world needs more PARKers! (people who Perform Acts of Random Kindness)

WOW factor: My WOW factor might just be that I actually believe that KINDNESS IS MY SUPERPOWER and that changing the state of our inner world (and outer world) can be as simple as BEING THE SPARK and remembering to PARK (Perform Acts of Random Kindness) for yourself and others every day.

Favorite Color: Yellow :) 

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Guest: Roxan McDonald

Age: 44 years

Location: Bay Area, California

Bio: Roxan McDonald is a writer, workshop facilitator, and coach. After fourteen years working on the front lines of addiction, trauma recovery and gang diversion Roxan quit the nonprofit world to dedicate herself to full-time writing and spreading her brand of edgy, playful, often irreverent spirituality and personal development. She launched the Instagram account @Spiritual_AF in 2013 which has gone on to gain over 79K devoted followers. In March 2019 Roxan and Knock Knock Publishing will release two decks of cards offering hundreds of ways for people to either be grateful AF or spiritual AF. Roxan is currently finishing a memoir about her own trauma recovery and battle with addiction.

The World Needs More Of:

1. Ferocious gratitude.

2. Playfulness.

3. Self-help without the self-helpy-ness.

Wow Factor: A nun once told me that "Wow." is the most pure prayer we can say. Wow reminds me to marvel at the beauty of the world and the creatures in it. Wow helps me be present and not back away from moments that seem inexplicably and unfairly difficult. Wow reminds me that I can be surprised by joy and beautiful just as easily as I can be surprised by chaos and heartbreak. The wow prayer has kept me right-sized over a lifetime of roller coaster ups and downs.

Favorite Color: Grey

Make Sure To Visit:

1. https://www.roxanmcdonald.com

2. https://www.instagram.com/spiritual_af/

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Guest: Stef Taukafa

Age: 26 years

Location: Sydney, Australia 

Bio: Born and raised in Sydney Australia Former Professional Rugby League player Husband to a beautiful woman name Justine Taukafa, Father to 3 angels (Mckenzie, Adelaide & Mary-Jane Taukafa) Entrepreneur as a personal development & mentor coach for professional athletes

World Needs More Of

1. To really understand the true meaning of success and identity. “Education is a process of receiving and delivering” and that happens every day of our life that we have the opportunity to grow and learn about life’s experience and to identify what it will take to fulfill their full potential in life.

Wow factor: When I left my professional career to follow my gut feeling that wasn’t clear at that time and become one of the most powerful moments in life that’s made me the man I am today.

Favorite Color: Green

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