January 12, 2018

Thrive Episode # 68 – “How To Have Your Best Year Ever: Entrepreneurs Roundtable Discussion” with Guests, Chris Salem, Wendy Sabin, Michelle Demers & Karla Driskill

Thrive Episode # 68 – “How To Succeed In Business: Entrepreneurs Roundtable Discussion” with guests, Chris Salem, Wendy Sabin, Michelle Demers & Karla Driskill Today we have special entrepreneurial round-table with four amazing guests all bringing you their unique expertise to help you create the most successful year possible. We have a wealth leadership expert, an accountability and community-building expert, a personal leadership expert and a life, health and business strategist. Of course, I bring my branding chops to the table as well!   We have: Wendy Sabin – Business Finance & Wealth Leadership Expert Karla Driskill – Executive Director of the Hollister Institute, Leadership & Communications Expert Chris Salem – International Best-Selling Author, Professional Speaker, and Life & Business Strategist. Michelle Demers – CEO & Founder of CoWorkingClubs.Com, Success and Productivity Expert. We cover everything from to wealth-building strategies, to what to focus on in your business to make the biggest profits, how to be a leader in a complicated environment, the most important elements to personal success and how to stay accountable to your goals in 2018. Wow! It was so much fun and action-packed. I hope you enjoy the show! On this episode… 09:29 – What is […]
January 5, 2018

Thrive Episode # 67 – “What It Takes To Have A Breakout Year”

Thrive Episode # 67 – “What It Takes To Have A Breakout Year” Are you ready to have your best year yet? The kind of year that quantum leaps your success? Today on Thrive, I’ll be sharing how you can have a breakout year. Why have another year where you just muddle along? Twelve months from now, I want you to wake up with a big, fat smile on your face knowing you created something truly special. Knowing you did something that propelled your success to the next level. Listen and learn how to make 2018 YOU breakout year!  On this episode… 04:08 – What does it take to have a breakout year? 04:30 – What is it that you really want? 08:00 – What do you need to make what you want happen? 11:09 – Creating the plan. 11:30 – Are you asking for the right help? 12:40 – What has to happen to reach your goal.  To find out more about Heather you can visit her website at www.heatherpoduska.com or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter all under HeatherPoduska. If you’d like to learn how to become a leader in your industry, to really stand out […]
December 28, 2017

Thrive Episode # 66 – “How To Create A Powerful Personal Brand And Lead Your Industry” with Heather Poduska & Kim Miles

  Thrive Episode # 66 – “How To Create Your Star Brand And Lead In Your Industry” with Guest Heather Poduska Today’s show is all about how to create a successful personal brand that is both authentic and sets you apart as a leader. What is personal branding? Why is it so important to your success to manage your brand? What are some of the common mistakes people make that can damage their brand? As a special treat, Heather invites professional host and emcee, Kim Miles of Miles In Heels Productions, to turn the tables and interview her.  Kim asks Heather how she shifted from pursuing a career as a professional opera singer to becoming a Star Maker, helping entrepreneurs create personal brands so they can attract high-paying clients and stand out as industry leaders. Heather Poduska has over 20 years of professional performance experience on stage as an operatic soprano, as a speaker and as the host of the popular podcast and television show, “Thrive.” She combines her unique performance skills with her expertise as a personal brand strategist, image consultant and business coach to teach driven entrepreneurs how to become highly profitable, dynamic presenters and rise to celebrity […]
December 23, 2017

Thrive Episode # 65 – “How to Develop Relentless Focus” with Guest Kassandra Vaughn

Thrive Episode # 65 – “How to Develop Relentless Focus” with Guest Kassandra Vaughn Kassandra Vaughn is a teacher, entrepreneur, author and the host of her own podcast, “She Runs The Show,” whose mission is to help people understand how to develop the art and science of focus so they can achieve their dreams and align their life and business. Kassandra has mastered the skill of relentless focus herself to pen over 10 books! She now teaches others how to write and publish their own e-book in just 7 days.  However, the path to success was not a straight line for Kassandra. As an extremely high-achieving woman, she found herself drained and  distracted. She knew something had to give before she gave out. She decided to shift gears and focus her energy to create a life of more joy and fulfillment. Hear how she went from burned out to blossoming and how YOU can develop relentless focus to create what you want too on today’s show. On this episode… 5:45 – Why is Kassandra’s mission to help people focus and why is it so important to her? 10:11 – Why do you need to set boundaries so you can do deep […]
December 9, 2017

Thrive Episode # 64 – “How to Find Your Inner Power Source”

  Thrive Episode # 64 – “How to Find Your Inner Power Source” with Guest Marge Piccini Named the “Queen of Quantum Leaps” by her clients. Marge Piccini specializes in helping high achieving women entrepreneurs, who feel that they have lost their luster in their careers, rediscover a sense of purpose so they can create the kind of impact and legacy that they want. Formerly Marge was an award winning sales professional for a Fortune 100 services company where she sold over a billion dollars worth of financial services. But she found herself in Provence in France, and she realized she needed to make a change in her life. On this episode… 5:22 – How did Marge get the title “Queen of Quantum Leaps” and what does that mean? 7:06 – What is Marge’s system of helping high-achieving women create balance in their lives? 10:38 – How does Marge help her clients stay out of overwhelm? 11:40 – How and did Marge shift from a high-powered, high-stress career create a more fulfilling life? 14:47 – Learn the changes Marge made to make the shift to a more authentic path? 17:31 – How does divine intervention show up in our lives? […]
December 1, 2017

Thrive Episode # 63 – “The Power Of Authenticity”

Thrive Episode # 63 – “The Power Of Authenticity” In this episode, I’m talking about why it’s so important to be authentic with your brand. Authenticity is showing up as your true self within your brand. Authenticity is a hot buzzword right now in the coaching industry and a lot of different industries. At times, it is something people throw out when they don’t really mean it. We see this a lot in politics when people tend to portray one side and on the other side there’s something completely different. This is not authenticity. Authenticity is not a convenient thing, either, like when you’re trying to get something and manipulate your audience. Know more about authenticity by listening to or watching this podcast and see how it can help you attract your ideal clients. If you are an entrepreneur, if you are in corporate, if you are an artist or an athlete, if you are anyone who has a dream, or a goal, or a vision, this message is for you. If you’d like to learn how to become a leader in your industry, to really stand out and position yourself as the go to expert, you can grab my […]
November 16, 2017

Thrive Episode #62 – “Protecting Your Dreams”

Thrive Episode #62 – ”Protecting Your Dreams” Today on Thrive, I will be talking about protecting our dreams and our goals, and why it’s so important and critical to do that. Sometimes we get waylaid, we get off-track by outside forces and voices. I’m sharing with you today why it’s so important to protect yourself, how to protect yourself, and what it really means to nurture your dream to fruition. This is something that we all need to be reminded about. If you are an entrepreneur, if you are in corporate, if you are an artist or an athlete, if you are anyone who has a dream, or a goal, or a vision, this message is for you. If you’d like to learn how to become a leader in your industry, to really stand out and position yourself as the go to expert, you can grab my free gift to you by clicking here. You’ll get the “Seven Steps To Become An Industry Star.”
November 11, 2017

Thrive Episode # 61 – “Does Your Audience Really Know You?”

Thrive Episode # 61 – “Does Your Audience Really Know You?” Today I want to talk about one of my favorite things and that is branding. It’s one of the core pieces of my business. I’m a personal brand strategist and I’m not just a business coach who learned it along the way. This really is the heart and soul of what I do and even though I talk about being a powerful, profitable speaker, you can’t get on stage, you can’t get on the media, you can’t go on a livestream and give a powerful talk, if you don’t know what your brand is. If you don’t know what your story is, if you don’t know what your mission is, if you don’t know how to communicate your value. Branding is the key foundational piece before anything else goes. Watch or listen to this podcast to learn more about the importance of branding and to learn about an exercise you can do to know, create and improve your brand. If you’d like to learn how to become a leader in your industry, to really stand out and position yourself as the go to expert, you can grab my free […]
November 3, 2017

Thrive Episode #60 – Is Your Brand Aligned?

Thrive Episode #60 – Is Your Brand Aligned? This is the inspired video series where I bring you inspiration to help you be the best in life and in business. Today I want to talk to you about the importance of alignment. You need to have alignment with your brand and that means having cohesiveness from top to bottom in your messaging. What is it that you stand for? When you do that, you create a powerful trunk to your brand tree, to your business, that’s the foundation, from which you can grow these branches that build your empire and your profits.   On this Episode: 01:51 – The most common mistake people do with building their brand and business 2:30 – How and why you need to create a sweet spot in your marketplace 3:00 – How to build a signature program or product that is uniquely branded 04:00 – How do you create a powerful brand in your industry If you’d like to learn how to become a leader in your industry, to really stand out and position yourself as the go to expert, you can grab my free gift to you by clicking here. You’ll get the […]
October 26, 2017
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Thrive Ep #59 – “Understanding Your Secret Mission” with Guest Carlos Carrera

Thrive Ep# 59 – “Understanding Your Secret Mission” with Carlos Carrera Known as “The Tony Robbins of Mexico” Carlos Carrera is Mexico’s Top Transformational Mentor, an International Award-Winning Speaker and Multi-Time #1 Best-Selling Author who’s books include Instant Business and More Sales, Less Work. Carlos has empowered more than 1,000,000 people throughout USA, Spain, Colombia, and Mexico with his audio, videos, technology platforms and life training programs. Carlos has had TV appearances with FOX, NBC, TELEVISA, TV AZTECA, TELEFORMULA. He is the founder of the Transformational Academy and the Transformational Secret Forest, the Disneyworld of the Three-Dimensional Transformation. Founder of NEGOCIO INSTANTANEO (Instant Business) a proven solution for customer engagement and content Marketing with Platform Solutions to drive Traffic, Leads, and Sales to grow their business. On this episode… 06:33 – Carlos tells how he became an internationally acclaimed transformational coach for thousands of people. 09:54 – What is the difference between a teacher and a mentor and why is it so important to understand which to choose? 12:50 – How do you discover YOUR secret mission in life? 15:40 – Why you never get what you think you deserve in life and what you get instead. 18:50 – Is […]
October 19, 2017
Tamara Patzer

Thrive Ep#58 – “Moving Beyond The Best Seller” Part 2 with Guest Tamara Patzer

Thrive Ep#58 – “Moving Beyond The Best Seller” Part 2 with Guest Tamara Patzer Tamara Patzer is an executive producer, publisher and the owner of Blue Ocean Authority where she helps women entrepreneurs and professionals get their message out on a major scale by helping them become best-selling authors, making them hosts of their own radio shows and by showing them how to get booked and leverage big media  appearances on outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CW. Tami currently has over 64 authors who have written through her system to become best-sellers. Tami herself is a multi-time best-seller with her most recent book series,  Women Innovators and she is currently doing a national TV appearance tour from California to Florida educating audiences about social media.   On this episode… 06:07 – Where does the real money lie in becoming an author? 07:00 – What makes an author a super-star stand out to media? 10:48 – Why should you always think about your community when you write? 15:55 – How did the universe help Tamara become who she was meant to be? 17:30 – How do you take one book and leverage it into hundreds of thousands of […]
October 12, 2017
Tamara Patzer

Thrive Ep#57 – “Moving Beyond The Best Seller” Part I with Guest Tamara Patzer

Thrive Ep#57 – “Moving Beyond The Best Seller” Part I with Guest Tamara Patzer Tamara Patzer is an executive producer, publisher and the owner of Blue Ocean Authority where she helps women entrepreneurs and professionals get their message out on a major scale by helping them become best-selling authors, making them hosts of their own radio shows and by showing them how to get booked and leverage big media  appearances on outlets such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CW. Tami currently has over 64 authors who have written through her system to become best-sellers. Tami herself is a multi-time best-seller with her most recent book series,  Women Innovators and she is currently doing a national TV appearance tour from California to Florida educating audiences about social media. On this episode… 05:18 – How did Tamara become an expert on creating visibility for people? 09:06 – What should you do with your “best-selling author” title to make money from it? 09:15 – How do you turn your book into profits? 16:01 – How do you know what book to write? 21:00 – How do you start writing your book? You can find Tamara Patzer on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tamarapatzer?ref=br_rs and at http://tamipatzer.com/.
October 5, 2017
Judy Basso

Thrive Ep#56 – “How to Thrive After 55” with Guest Judy Basso

Thrive Ep#56 – “How to Thrive After 55” with Guest Judy Basso Judy Bass is a “Thrive After 55 Expert” and an award winning Event Planner who has planned and overseen spectacular, high profile and intimate events for over 28 years.  She is known for her fine attention to detail, creativity and her ability to create magic in all of her events. Now Judy is taking on the next exciting phase of her career and life helping other women like her make similar transitions She is creating a movement to help professional women in their mid fifties and on, who have been in careers they love, but feel a strong yearning to take on something new, something that helps them harvest all of their wisdom and abilities to make a difference in the world and feel fulfilled again. She helps them to get clear on what this looks like and how to move forward to next exciting phase of their lives. On this episode… 05:00 – What is a “Thrive After 55 and Onwards Expert”? 08:34 – Why did Judy fell out of love with her dream job of event planning after 28 years? 11:30 – What’s important to Judy now […]
September 28, 2017

Thrive Ep #55 – “The Inspired Diva Sings”

Thrive Ep #55 – “The Inspired Diva Sings” Heather shares an impromptu concert featuring “Only On My Own” from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg and “Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” from the opera “Samson et Dalila” by Camille Saint-Saëns.  
September 21, 2017
Lise Gottlieb

Thrive Ep #54 – “How To Make More Money Online” with guest Lisa Gottlieb

  Thrive Ep #54 – “How To Make More Money Online” with guest Lisa Gottlieb Lise Gottlieb is known as “The e-Commerce Queen of Denmark,” and creator of “Power e-com Formula.” In her work as a Marketing Expert, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Speaker and Coach, Lise shares her proven strategies with self-motivated, disciplined, hard-working people to help them attain a Wholistic Life-Style that includes personal & financial independence. Lise’s 43 Books, 300+ Articles, business coaching, and health & diet products stem from her true-life story. After successful sales careers at Oracle and Deloitte&Touche, she developed a thyroid disease which inspired her to write a self-help book on the topic to help others facing health challenges. Using her keen mastery of the Internet, her simple marketing strategy, and hard, honest work, Lise propelled her personal quest for health and happiness into a successful entrepreneurial coaching career, inspiring other self-motivated, smart, hard-workers to liberate themselves from corporate jobs, create a better lifestyle, and attain more personal freedom & success. On this episode… 05:45 – What is Lise’s secret to being extremely productive? 07:03 – Who can benefit most from using Facebook ads and going online? 08:31 – How does one navigate the barrage […]
September 14, 2017
Nilton Serva

Thrive Ep #53 – “From Incarceration to Inspiration” with Guest Nilton Serva

  Thrive Ep #53 –  “From Incarceration to Inspiration” with Guest Nilton Serva Nilton Serva is the Co-Founder and CEO of SERVAMEDIA, a digital media company focused on helping small and medium sized businesses integrate and leverage new technologies to grow their revenues. Before becoming the CEO of his own company, Nilton’s path was not easy. At an early age, his father was incarcerated and Nilton’s family struggled. Despite being a bright kid, he started falling behind in school which amplified his presence on the streets getting him into trouble that ultimately led to his own incarceration. However, Nilton was determined to turn his life around. He started reading books about entrepreneurship and personal development and everything changed. Nilton was released, got off probation, went to college and founded his own company. He has gone on to become an avid speaking presented at Stanford University and even has an upcoming TED talk. At just 19 years old, Nilton is on a mission to inspire the next generation of does and problem solvers to change the world. On this episode… 06:20 – Nilton tells us about he became the CEO of his own digital marketing company at the age of 19. […]
September 7, 2017

Thrive Ep #52 – “How To Lead Like A Samurai” with Guest Claudio Toyama

  Thrive Ep #52 –  “How To Lead Like A Samurai” with Guest Claudio Toyama Claudio Toyama is an international leadership coach for executives and professionals who want to become top one-percenters in their industry. Claudio has lived, traveled and worked all over the world in places like the UK, the United States, Italy, Brazil, and Japan and he brings his wealth of international cultural knowledge to his coaching clients. He is also the author of the forthcoming book called “The Samurai Samba Vinci Way: How to Improve Your Executive Presence, Increase Trust and Lead Your Team at a World-Class Level” which explains how to become a true leader in an ever-changing global economy.  On this episode… 05:55 – What was Claudio’s unique experience traveling the world and becoming a son of many cultures? 07:59 – What is the importance of your presence as a leader and an employee? 10:00 – How do you inspire employees to ensure everybody is living up to the brand so you can deliver a consistent customer experience? 11:55 – What does Claudio advise companies in terms of acquiring people to be good brand ambassadors? 14:13 – What are the differences in leadership styles that Claudio […]
August 31, 2017
Nancy Martin

Thrive Ep #51 – “How To Embody Confidence” with Guest Nancy Martin

Thrive Ep #51 – “How To Embody Confidence” with Guest Nancy Martin Nancy Martin is an abuse prevention expert, an empowerment coach and the international best-selling author of “Dance Your Way to An Empowered Self: 4 Elements to Achieve Shining Confidence.” Nancy learned that fighting physical, mental and sexual abuse towards women can be done with lightness and care, not resentment and anger. She has developed her own technique of embodying confidence through movement and dance and her mission now is to take her personal learning and spread it to as many girls and women as possible and reach them before they become victims. Nancy has been featured on television and is an avid speaker on behalf of women’s empowerment, abuse prevention and the power of empathy to change the world. On this episode… 03:56 – Nancy talks about dancing your way to confidence and using your body to send the RIGHT messages. 07:00 – What does it mean to be an abuse prevention expert and how does that serve young women? 12:15 – How does dance and movement help girls feel empowered? 14:34 – What are simple things that parents can teach kids about having a strong body, and […]
August 24, 2017

Thrive Ep #50 – “From The Streets To The Stage” with guest Mala RamaKrishnan

Thrive Ep #50 – “From The Streets To The Stage” with guest Mala RamaKrishnan Mala RamaKrishnan is an incredible woman with an amazing story of triumph and perseverance.  In 2011, Mala was left by her husband to become a single mother and raise three young children on her own in Singapore. She struggled to survive, holding three separate jobs, living in one room with her kids. She wanted a better life. Her prayers were answered when she discovered iSuccess where she found her mentor Suria Mohd. Now Mala is a business and life coach who runs her own team at iSuccess. She has been featured in Singapore’s national paper, international television, Vasanthm Central and was recently a featured speaker at the Business Experts Forum held at Harvard University.   Mala is also co-authored the book “Once a Queen Always A Queen” and her mission it to empower women all over the world to create the lives they want. In this episode, Mala shares her incredible journey of going from cleaning toilets with her children, to making thousands of dollars a month in her business. On this episode… 05:10 – What made Mala come to Boston all the way from Singapore […]
August 17, 2017
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Thrive Ep #49 – “How to Build a Community Through Video Production” with Guest Brandy Sales

Ep #49 – “How to  Build a Community Through Video Production”  with Guest Brandy Sales Brandy Sales is a 4-time international award-winning video producer and video marketing expert who owns and operates a video marketing agency that has helped non-profits raise well over $100,000,000. His video marketing team has also helped entrepreneurs across the United States generate thousands of leads and continuously increase their revenues. Brandy has a business coaching program for freelance videographers as well as 5 youth video programs he and his team provide for the City of Boston. These programs use video production to help young people create projects that build their confidence and self-esteem so they can be part of a productive community. In 2016 his youth video programs expanded to include students from Brooklyn, New York. Brandy’s newest program is called, “The Smartphone Video School: Be Seen, Be Paid” which teaches entrepreneurs how to do their own video content using a low-cost set-up to get high quality results to grow their businesses. In this episode, Brandy shares how video saved him from going down the wrong path and how it’s also helping the lives of thousands of entrepreneurs and young people to Thrive! On this episode… […]
August 10, 2017

Thrive Episode #48 – “How To Thrive Living with Less” with Guest Kathy Vines

Thrive Episode Ep #48 – “How To Thrive Living with Less” with Guest Kathy Vines Kathy Vines is a  certified professional organizer, productivity specialist, and owner of Clever Girl Organizing.  At Clever Girl Organizing, she works with her clients in person and virtually to bring serenity and order into their lives. She helps them untangle their relationship with their stuff so they can live more peacefully in their homes and offices. Kathy is also the author her new book “Clever Girl’s Guide to Living with Less: Break Free From Your Stuff, Even When Your Head and Heart Get in the Way.” Her book talks about 8 ways we get attached to things causing psychological and emotional barriers and how to overcome them by letting go of what no longer serves us. On this episode, Kathy shares how to create more time, money and energy so you can have space for what really matters if life.  On this episode… 05:14 – Kathy shares how she took the leap to follow her heart.  07:11 – What does it really mean to be a successful business owner? 08:36 – What is it like to live with less and still THRIVE? 13:44 -What are some […]
August 3, 2017

Thrive Episode Ep #47 – “How To Create a Culture of Success” with Guest Mitch Russo

  Thrive Episode Ep #47 – “How To Create a Culture of Success” with Guest Mitch Russo Mitch Russo is a highly accomplished award winning entrepreneur whose Rolodex looks like the who’s who of business consulting. Mitch co-founded the Timeslips Corporation in 1985 which became the largest time-tracking software company in the world. He sold Timeslips in 1994 for 8 figures and went on to become the COO of Sage U.S. a company with a market cap in excess of $100M.  Later Mitch joined long-term friend Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins to create Business Breakthroughs International where he was the president & CEO serving thousands of businesses a year with coaching and consulting. Mitch is also the author of “The Invisible Organization” which is a CEO’s guide to transition a traditional brick & mortar company to a fully virtual organization. Today, Mitch helps clients find new and recurring sources of revenue with his propriety certification training. You can also hear more from Mitch on his own podcast “Your First Thousand Clients.”   On today’s show, Mitch shares many insights on what it takes to be  truly successful and how to come up with something  lucrative and impactful to drive massive […]
July 27, 2017
Dyan deNapoli

Ep #46 – “How To Follow The Call of The Wild” with Guest Dyan deNapoli

  Thrive Episode Ep #46 – “How To Follow The Call of The Wild” with Guest Dyan deNapoli Dyan deNapoli is a penguin expert, TED speaker and the author of the award-winning book, “The Great Penguin Rescue” where she tells the story of rescuing over 40,000 penguins off the coast of South Africa from a massive oil spill. The penguin rescue paved her way to be a TED speaker in 2011 and to become part of Homeward Bound, a  3-week expedition in Antarctica with 75 other women-of-science invitees. This expedition aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in science who are studying global warming in real time. In 2018, Dyan is going to return for the Global Perspectives Guest Speaker Series for the Lindblad Expedition  & National  Geographic. Dyan currently lectures both locally and globally on penguin conservation and delivers interactive penguin programs to all ages. She also teachers other entrepreneurs how to be successful TED speakers. On today’s show, Dyan shares about the pivotal penguin rescue experience that impacted her journey and how that transformed her entire career.  She is one of the few women in the whole world to honor the call of the wild…   On […]
July 20, 2017
Catherine Storing

Ep #45 – “How To Write Like A Pro & Birth Your Book” with Guest Catherine Storing

Thrive Episode Ep #45 – “How To Write Like A Pro & Birth Your Book” with Guest Catherine Storing Catherine Storing is the founder of Confidence Unchained where she helps professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs embrace their authentic voice and self-esteem to write impactful and relevant books and content. Catherine is a two-time best-selling author and has thirteen books to her name including her newest work, A Match Made in Heaven: How To Marry Your Vocation To Your Divine Calling. She is also an accomplished keynote speaker who has graced the stages of TEDx and Boston Inbound and she’s been featured in many publications including the Huffington Post. On today’s show, Catherine shares how she became a confidence and writing coach and shares practical tips on how to write your first book, how to find time to write especially for busy entrepreneurs, and how to follow the impulse to know what to write! . On this episode… 05:37- Catherine tells her journey of transitioning from being a stylist to a confidence coach and finally to a writing coach for entrepreneurs.. 10:13- How did Catherine marry her two passions to create a vocation she loves? 15:11- How  she responded to the call […]
July 13, 2017

Ep #44 – “How To Manage Your Energy For Success” with Guest Dan Holguin

  Thrive Episode Ep #44 – “How To Manage Your Energy For Success” with Guest Dan Holguin Dan Holguin is the founder of Mindset Mastery Blueprint and fitness coach for entrepreneurs whose mission is to help people master their fitness and live a more meaningful, healthy lifestyle. Prior to founding the Mindset Mastery Blueprint, Dan  was a former  college athlete and had always been into fitness. Along the way however, he went off track due to a serious personal loss  causing him to spiral into depression, weight gain and hit rock bottom, On today’s show, Dan tells how he turned his life around, got the mindset of success in place and transformed his body to became an American Ninja Warrior competitor. He shares how fitness not only took him out of his lowest point, but changed his entire outlook and how YOU can too! On this episode… 06:05- Dan tells about his path from being a college athlete and fitness expert to falling into depression and becoming 30 lbs overweight  and how he found the courage to change.. 13:10- Learn the steps Dan took to transform his stressed and overwhelmed life. 15:47- What are the benefits of fitness for entrepreneurs […]
July 6, 2017
Brad Powell

Ep #43-“How To Use Live-Streaming to Build Your Business” with Guest Brad Powell

Thrive Episode #43–“How To Build Your Business With Live-Streaming” With Brad Powell Brad Powell is a business coach and videographer who teaches entrepreneurs how easy it is to create engaging video campaigns with just a smartphone and good storytelling.  Brad is the creator of Video Power Strategy ™ where he inspires entrepreneurs to find everyday moments that make great marketing and he is dedicated to helping small business owners get over the limiting belief that video marketing is too daunting. Brad shares how he went from filming global musicians for National Geographic to his new passion of helping entrepreneurs use live-streaming to find their audience online. He is a wealth of information for anyone wanting to use live-streaming to take their business to the next level.   On this episode… 4:13 – What is live-streaming and why is it so important in today’s online business market? 5:25 – How can you embrace the idea of going live without feeling nauseous? 7:34 – How can you balance the idea of being vulnerable and personable with coming across as professional having a clear message and delivering real value? 10:12 – How do you know what to talk about when you first start? […]
June 29, 2017

Ep #42- “How To Become An Innovative Leader” with Guest Gail Ockerbloom Freeman

  Thrive Episode #42-“How To Become An Innovative Leader” with Gail Ockerbloom Freeman Gail Freeman is the owner of Studio on the Common, in Winchester Massachusetts which is a unique gift shop as well as an art studio and a creative center for business offsites focused on strategy, team building, leadership and organizational planning.    Prior to founding the Studio on the Common, Gail was Vice President of Strategy and Communications for Cambridge based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a $40m non-profit committed to improving healthcare safety and quality around the world.  Gail has over 25 years of experience in strategy, brand, marketing and communications serving as Director of Marketing for Wellspace, Inc., the Northeast’s largest alternative health care center, and as Marketing Manager for Microsoft Corporation. Gail now brings her love of art along with her love of business and brand savvy together to help foster creativity and innovation in kids, adults, and business professionals. On this episode… 05:00 – Gail tells how she got started in healthcare and how creativity and innovation are playing in new role in that field. 11:06 – How does positive psychology affect business outcomes and what elements need to be in place to […]
June 22, 2017

Ep #41 – “A Mindful Answer To Anxiety & Depression” with Guests Vanessa Gobes & Denise Costello

  Thrive Episode #41-“A Mindful Answer To Anxiety & Depression” with Vanessa Gobes & Denise Costello Vanessa Gobes & Denise Costello are Co-founders of the Chrysalis Meditation Center in Winchester, MA,  where they bring mindfulness and stress-reduction practices to students of all ages. Vanessa is a long-time practitioner and meditation instructor who used mindfulness to help her transform her own struggle with anxiety and depression into a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Denise Costello is a registered nurse, foodie and certified journey dance instructor whose life’s passion is to bring more wellness to women and families. Together they are a powerhouse of healing. On today’s episode Denise and Vanessa talk about how stress is impacting our society, especially our kids, and how we can use mindfulness to bring more calm and purpose into our lives. Denise and Vanessa are great friends of mine and I’m so excited to have them on the show.   On this episode... 5:06 – Why did Vanessa and Denise feel so passionately about mindfulness they started their wellness and meditation center? 8:32 – What is stressing our kids today that’s  different from what their parents had to deal with growing up? And how can we […]
June 15, 2017
Ginger Burr

Ep #40-“How To Create A Stand Out Style” with Guest Ginger Burr

Thrive Episode #40–”How To Create A Stand Out Style” with Ginger Burr Ginger is the President of Total Image Consultants where she helps women around the world navigate (and sometimes avoid) the styles of the season so they can look and feel their best. She is a renowned speaker in the field of style and image and has been featured on national platforms like CNN.com, Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes Magazine, Wealth Magazine and Fox TV News. She has directed corporate seminars for some of the world’s prestigious organizations  including Harvard Business School and the US Army. Ginger has created her own one of a kind self-esteem,body image and style coaching program called “Who taught you how to dress?” for women to teach them how to unlock their obstacles and give them the tools they need to create a wardrobe that makes them look and feel fabulous all in the comfort of their own home. She is also the author of “That’s So You!: Create a Look You Love with Beauty, Style and Grace”. On this Episode: 02:28 Ginger shares what an image consultant is and how they help people look and feel their best. 03:34 What are some of the […]
June 1, 2017
Dianne Bischoff James

Ep #39 How To Go After The Real Brass Ring with Guest Diane Bischoff James

Thrive Episode #39-”How To Go After The Real Brass Ring” with Dianne Bischoff James Dianne Bischoff James is a bestselling author, speaker and Life Reboot coach who educates clients in the latest techniques for manifesting and transforming their hearts, minds and bodies for optimal authentic living. Having found herself completely off track, she lost 60 pounds, left a highly successful but exhausting executive corporate career, rid herself of depression, conquered debilitating health problems, pursued her passion as an actress, navigated a healthy divorce and survived the perils of an addictive relationship and co-created a new one, vital and real, all after 40. The Real Brass Ring was featured in OM Times Magazine and voted an Aspire Magazine Top 10 Inspirational Book.   I could not be more excited to have Dianne here for our own reboot episode! On this episode… 06:52 – What is a Life Reboot Expert? 07:22 – What will a life reboot look like for each of us? Dianne reveals four main quadrants to keep balanced and healthy. 13:29 – Dianne’s lowest point in life where she needed to start all over again. 17:17 – How can we recognize red flags before they become emergencies, complete meltdowns […]
November 14, 2016

How To Create A Holistic Couture Brand with guest Angel Quintana

Welcome to this episode of Thrive, “How To Create A Holistic Couture Brand” with my guest Angel Quintana. Angel Quintana is the founder and CEO of Holistic Fashionista®, a marketing agency and magazine serving boutique brands that are ready expand their clientele online. In her Signature System® consulting program, she helps her clients discover who their Kismet Clients® are, what problem they solve, and create a pipeline of products to feature in their sales funnels to maximize revenue. In her book, Funnel Foreplay, she teaches internet marketers how to successful and quickly warm up cold leads. Angel and her businesses have been featured on: Apparel News, Examiner.com, Law of Attraction Radio, and spoken on stage at Digital Marketing for Business, At The Helm, and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. On this episode Angel answers the questions: – Minute 4:50-What is a major misconception most people have about focusing your business on one brand? – Minute 5:25-What is the start and stop syndrome? – Minute 9:20-How do you create a high-end brand and still create a way for people to step-in without losing the integrity of the brand? -Minute 13:30-How do you grab the attention of […]
October 20, 2016

How to Master Authentic Beauty with Make-Up Guru Chris Scott

On this episode of Thrive, “How to Master Authentic Beauty” with celebrity make-up artist, Chris Scott. CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet©. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore and Maya Angelou. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the author of the wonderfully visual ‘How to’ book Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014), as well as Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup (2003). On this episode Chris talks about how to use make-up in a way that enhances your face to people notice YOU and not your make-up. He gives insider tricks of the trade on how to make your eyes look bigger and your lips look fuller, how to choose your jewelry based on your lipstick color and how to make your skin look younger. Chris also talks about what it really takes to be seen as a star AND how to get your foot in […]
September 22, 2016

Designed For Beauty with Shannon Gilmour

“Designed For Beauty” with the accomplished designer, Shannon Gilmour. Shannon is the owner of Grace Interiors where she creates amazing interiors that reflect the tastes, history and personality of her clients. Shannon is a Texas girl, but is also a sophisticated world traveler and lover of art and culture. In this episode, we hear her fascinating story of global adventure from living on the Sea of Cortez with her grandmother to walking the run-ways of Milan and landing in New York at The Magazine Antiques & Art In America all before launching her career in design. Shannon also shares some great tips on how to create a beautiful environment that reflects your vision, personality and brand. We filmed this episode in Shannon’s home surrounded by her amazing art collection. Shannon answers the following questions: Minute 2:15 – How did Shannon develop such a sophisticated eye for art? Minute 6:03 – How do people live right now versus 20 or 30 years ago? Minute 7:16 – How do you deal with all the electronics and technology and still create a beautiful space? Minute 16:01 – Why she left the glamorous world of modeling? Minute 18:00 – Why is it important to […]
September 1, 2016

How To Overcome Jealousy And Develop An Abundant Mindset with Heather Poduska

On today’s episode of Thrive, Heather discusses how to overcome jealousy and develop an abundant mindset. So often we inadvertently push away wealth and opportunities from ourselves with judgement, but when you know how to change your perspective, you can start to draw into your life that things that really light you up and create more abundance. Watch or listen to hear more. Enjoy!                  
August 23, 2016

The Power of Authenticity with Mark Shapiro

Welcome to this episode of Thrive, “The Power of Authenticity” with my guest, Mark Shapiro. Mark Shaprio is the founder of AreYouBeingReal.com, President of The Ideal Workplace, an authenticity advisor, and the Host of The One & Only Podcast. Delving below the surface to share honest stories and valuable life tips, Mark has interviewed inspiring guests such as international pop-star Cody Simpson, NFL super agent Leigh Steinberg,life-style entrepreneur Lewis Howes and many more influential leaders on The One & Only Podcast.   On this episode, Mark shares what it really means to live an authentic life and how we can identify what that looks like for each of us. He tells his own transformational story of leaving a 12-year career at Showtime Network Inc. and how a major catalyst forced him to examine and redirect his life. We also have a great discussion about how to be authentic in the workplace without being unprofessional and how to receive and process feedback. Mark is the REAL deal! I hope you enjoy the show. Highlights below. Mark answers the question: Minute 8-Why is it important to be authentic? Minute 10-How can being authentic help you overcome addiction? Minute 19-How do you hold on the core of who […]
August 4, 2016

How To Make More Money With Your Marketing with Heather Poduska

On this episode, Heather shares the secret behind capturing the hearts and minds of your audience so you can make block-buster profits. She shares how to be a pattern interrupter to hook the attention of your buyers and gives real-time demonstrations of the this “secret sauce” in action! Heather answers the question: “Why do Hollywood stars get paid the big bucks? (and how YOU can too!)” “How can entrepreneurs act like stars to create marketing that reels in sales?”                
July 28, 2016

How To Put Your Intuition To Work with Lynn Robinson

With us today we have Lynn Robinson, author of the book, Put Your Intuition to Work. She suggests that intuition is our “Inner GPS.” When we listen to it and act on its wisdom, it will point us in the right direction towards success! She knows how our intuition can get us what we want and take us where we want to go. Lynn has been sought out internationally for her intuitive advice and counsel. She’s a popular and widelyrecognized author and motivational speaker who works with businesses and individuals as a trusted intuitive advisor, offering valuable insights into goals, decisions and strategies. Lynn has authored seven books on intuition, which have been translated into more than a dozen launguages. She has a passion for teaching people how to access their intuition and develop it for practical use in everyday life. On this episode I ask Lynn: 1. How would you define intuition and where does intuition come from? 2. Why is it important to listen to your intuition? 3. How do you know what the right voice is if you are conflicted by good choices? 4. How can people learn to trust their intuition more fully? 5. How can […]
July 21, 2016

How To Look Like A Rock Star Performer with Heather Poduska

In this episode, Heather shares some of the most important keys to make your presentations electrifying. With over 30 years of stage experience, Heather is a veteran of knowing how capture the attention of an audience and move them to action. In this video, she demonstrates on a real stage, the difference between a ho-hum performance and one that will knock your socks off! You will learn: -How to make a dramatic entrance on stage. -How stand out as a dynamic speaker. -The key element for coming across as an expert. -And how to avoid one of the biggest mistake rookie speakers make.            
July 14, 2016

Video Marketing Profit Secrets with Jessica Brace

Welcome to this episode of Thrive, “Video Marketing Profit Secrets” with my guest Jessica Brace. Jessica Brace, known as the Queen of YouTube, helps entrepreneurs turn their struggling internet presence into a client-attracting magnet in 5-minutes or less. She helps even the most timid entrepreneur create compelling and leveraged video that can generate more cash into their business, she also works with big time speakers and has shared the stage with people like Mike Koenigs, Frank Kern & Suzanne Evans. Wowie, zowie on this episode Jessica shares a ton of information about how to not only create compelling videos, but how to get those video seen. She covers everything from SEO, where to put your videos, what kinds of videos to make, what sells and what doesn’t sell and even gives us her list of top, easy affordable equipment to use. Jessica has played with some of the biggest players out there and we are lucky enough to have her wealth of knowledge here. This show is jammed packed with information on how to really leverage your video marketing campaigns. On this episode, you will learn… Minute 8:15–How to optimize YouTube to boost your SEO on Google. Minute 9:25–The MOST […]
July 12, 2016

Why Your Marketing Isn’t Working with Heather Poduska

If you are not attracting all the ideal clients you want, don’t assume it’s your marketing. More than likely, what you have is a MESSAGE problem. You can market until the cows come home, but if your message isn’t clear and compelling, you’ll be spinning your wheels. Watch to learn why a clear message can change the game for your business.            
July 7, 2016

How To Maximize Your Natural Productivity with Puja Madan

Welcome to this Episode of Thrive “How To Maximize Your Natural Productivity” with my guest Puja Madan. Puja Madan is a leadership expert who teaches women from around the world a system of productivity and life-design that connects them to their inner strength, wisdom and natural rhythms. She is the best-selling co-author of Unleash Your Inner Magnificence and 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul. Puja also contributes regularly to publications like the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and ElephantJournal. Puja talks about her unique system of productivity that allows people to connect to their own higher power to be productive using their natural rhythms. She talks about her path to this work when she found herself leading a double life on the one side in a successful, high-driven corporate job and on the other being pulled into exploring her softer side looking at meditation and spiritual teachings. She also teaches us about how to use the different seasons of our day to know how and when to work and how to balance both feminine and masculine energy to be most productive. Puja is a great light, I hope you enjoy this episode of Thrive!            
June 30, 2016

How To Look Picture Perfect In Brand Photos with Rachael Rubin

Welcome to this episode of Thrive with my special guest, photographer, Rachael Rubin. As owner of Beauty PaRLR & RLR Studio, Rachael Rubin is a rising star in the beauty and photography world. At the tender age of 25, Rachael has created a truly unique salon which brings world-class hair and make-up techniques along with high-end photography under one roof. She works with everyone from stay-at-home moms who want to look their best to local celebrities and industry leaders who need to be camera ready to establish their brand. On this episode, Rachael shares some of her best tips to look and feel beautiful in front of the camera so you can look like a star brand. She talks about tricks of the trade and also what is on-trend right based on her global travels and research. Rachael is also an extremely successful entrepreneur creating one of the coolest salons on the East Coast and we talk about what it takes to sky-rocket your success at such a young age. Rachael is has an extremely hip and sophisticated point of view and is a total phenom. I hope you enjoy the show! On this episode, I ask Rachael: 1. How […]
June 24, 2016

Why The Best Brands Are Home-Made with Heather Poduska

So often we try to build our brands based on what we think will make the most money, but in reality, the best, most profitable brands are usually home-made. They come from going back to the place inside ourselves where are beliefs are formed, usually from childhood. Being fueled by your self of home is extremely powerful. Just think of Lebron James who recently went home to Cleveland to win the NBA championship. He was on fire for the trophy, especially because it was on his home turf. When you understand what fuels, why you are doing what you are doing, and what makes you who you are, you are unstoppable!            
June 23, 2016

How To Host a Profitable Live Event with Linda Cain

Welcome to this episode of Thrive “How To Host a Profitable Live Event” with my guest Linda Cain. Linda is the owner of Blu Diamond Event Management which offers a variety of services to the live event industry clients with full production of live events, retreats or mastermind programs with tailored planning for each occasion. On this episode, Linda shares with us how to create a fun, profitable event whether you are just beginning with live events or are ready for something bigger. She covered how to price your events, for example, how to price a one-day versus a 3-day event and how to price your offer if you’re a guest speaker at someone else’s event. Linda also shared with us different models of live events and how to match your event to your business model. She even told how to create a 5-star event for a low, low price! Linda is a wealth of knowledge, so grab your pencils. You’ll want to take notes!            
June 16, 2016

Why You Need To Talk More Smack with Heather Poduska

Welcome to this episode of Thrive “Why You Need To Talk More Smack” with yours truly, Heather Poduska. On this episode, I talk about why it’s so important to understand how to talk about yourself in a powerful way. It does not only teaches others how you want to be seen, but also reinforces our own beliefs about who we are. Talking smack is not about putting others down, but lifting up your own spirit.            
June 9, 2016

How To Find the Spiritual Compass of the Soul with Laura Clark

Welcome to this episode of Thrive “How To Find the Spiritual Compass of the Soul” with my guest Laura Clark. Known as the Soul Wise Living Mentor, Laura Clark teaches professional women how to embrace their own inner wisdom to overcome the challenges of life through a unique process of awaking and intuition development. She is also the co-author of the international best-selling book “Choosing Happiness: Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul. On this episode Laura shares how to get rid of the clutter in your life so you can hear your inner wisdom. Laura believes everyone has great intuition, but they don’t always take the time to listen to it. She gives some great tips on how best to tune in, especially for busy entrepreneurs. Laura also talked about the power of mantras and how she used hers to power through a road race with a twisted ankle. And she shares the power of listening to your body when you are trying to make important decisions, like when to make a big leap or not when you’re feeling scared. Laura is kind and wise. I hope you enjoy the show!            
June 2, 2016

How To Have A Peaceful Death with Deanna Cochran

Welcome to this episode of Thrive, “How To Have a Peaceful Death” with my guest Deanna Cochran. Deanna Cochran is a death doula and world leader in the positive death movement where she serves families and organization who work with end of life.. She is the creator of the first multidisciplinary community called The End of Life Practitioner’s Collective to be a resources for consumer. She has been featured in the New York Times and is the author of the upcoming book “But I’m Not Dying! Palliative Care From Diagnosis Onward.” In this episode, Deanna tells us what a death doula is and how she came in to this line of work. How her experience with death as a young child set the tone for her life’s work of service. Deanna also explains to us what a peaceful death looks like and how we can prepare ourselves for that time of life for ourselves and our families. Then Deanna and I shift gears and talk about how she grew her business into something profitable and what other service-oriented entrepreneurs need to think about in order to be successful without selling their souls. I was really bless to have Deanna on […]
May 26, 2016

How To Create A Highly Visible Brand with Joie Gharrity

“How To Create A Highly Visible Brand” Gharrity founder of 113 Branding is a Brand Strategist, Marketer, Speaker and Author. She worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry for 15+ years at top companies, such as The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures, in film, television, original web content and branded entertainment. Joie recently launched her book The Red Carpet Guide to Visibility and Influence. On this episode, Joie talks about how her experience with big Hollywood studios taught her what you really need to do to create an influential brand and the importance of building meaningful tribes. She talks about the difference between organic selling by giving value and the old model of upselling and pitch-fests. And finally, Joie share tips from her new book on how to leverage your visibility by shining the light on others to become a true star.              
May 19, 2016

How To Simplify Your Life With Feng Shui with Christine Bove

Welcome to this episode of Thrive, “How To Simplify Your Life With Feng Shui” with Christine Bove. Christine is a Feng Shui expert and the co-author of “Balance for Busy Moms: A Stress-Free Guide to Tranquility” who teaches busy career women how to simplify their lifestyle from their work, home, wardrobe and diet. She uses Feng Shui to create a mindset for success while also helping clients organize and beautify their space to create an image that reflects their personal style and she has the ability to see beyond her client’s words and look deeper to begin true healing. In this episode Christine explains to us what Feng Shui is and how we can use it to see how our life is out of alignment with our goals. She also shares how we can use Feng Shui to style our space to actually grow our brands and why it’s important to allow your environment to change as your brand grows. She gives some really great tips on how to choose where you want to have your work space depending on what you need to feel to be most creative.              
May 19, 2016

How To Reclaim Your Personal Power with Lori Pelzer

Welcome to This episode of Thrive “How To Reclaim Your Personal Power” with Lori Pelzer. Lori Pelzer is the CEO of Be Inspired International LLC a national personal development and transformational success company designed for women’s success. Lori is an American success story. She triumphed over a life of darkness being a teen mom of 2 kids by the age of 18, growing up in the projects and being a victim of sexual abuse to becoming a top-producing real-estate broker doing over $22million of sales. Now Lori uses her inspirational story and experience to help other women tap into their personal power and transform their lives. On today’s episode, Lori shares with us what we need to do to find out who we are at the core so we can follow our heart’s desire. She talks about the importance of remembering that anything is possible if you believe it. And she also shares how it’s possible to get your sparkle back if you feel like life has beaten you down. Lori’s has many other great nuggets to keep us uplifted and inspired.