Mark My Words! Podcast

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Live Coaching Hour

Laura tries to figure out what to do for a living that makes a bigger difference than her marketing director job for an entertainment tech startup.   Stacey has lost weight and it's creeping back on after job change.

How to talk about politics without having a political discussion

Charlie Rebich is a political consultant, mindfulness and communications coach and practicing mediator.  He is also the founder of the "Beyond Polarization Project".  His mission is to help  move friends, families and entire communities beyond the polarization that characterizes our nation's current political climate.  This is what's needed in order to get us all to be able to focus on the things that really matter.  Learn how he accomplishes this by helping us identify and get to our shared values and needs in a most powerful way

Check out the Beyond Polarization Project at www.beyondpolarization.com

The Respectful Leader

Meet Gregg Ward, author and celebrated executive and leadership coach speaks about the concept of Coaching for Respect, and the launch of his newest book, "The Respectful Leader: Seven ways to influence without intimidation".  Join us for this engaging discussion about the ever increasing value organizations and businesses can find, in the form of hidden gold, when their leaders learn these 7 essential principles. 

You can check out the book at www.RespectfulLeader.com.  You can order it at 40% off by clicking here.

Visit Gregg's website at GreggWardGroup.com 

Call-in Coaching Hour

Callers coached on how fear in the form of "gremlins" (our inner critic) and limiting beliefs get in our way of getting what we want in our careers and relationships. (Callers: Emily, Jeff)

Call-in Coaching Hour

KC gets coached on her blocks when it comes to dating and finding the woman of her dreams.  Then, Ginger grapples with how to become less judgmental towards others.

Call-in Coaching Hour

Bree discovers how to begin dealing with the negativity that exists in some of her closest relationships and how not to take it on.  She finds a way to deal with what's really at the core so she can enhance those relationships.

Stephanie finds her way through a deeply troubled relationship with her sister who suffers from some psychiatric issues that have caused pain in Stephanie's own life.  She struggles to create a separation from her sister while having to battle with her over their mother's will since her death, and desiring to honor her mother's legacy

Call-in Coaching Hour

Lucia gets coached on overcoming the strong need for validation of her appearance from men other than her husband.

Bridgette struggles with her desire for and fear of taking a big, exciting, risky and scary leap from her corporate job to dive into her coaching practice on a full-time basis.  Listen to how can she gets out of her head and fearlessly into the game.

Forgiveness and Being the Best Fathers We Can Be: Interview with Claude Soffel, CPC, Life Coach and Founder of The Braveheart Institute

What does forgiveness mean?  What does it have to do with being a great father to our children?  Forgiveness of whom exactly?  Claude created his coaching practice, The Braveheart Institute to help coach men who want to be better fathers to their children.  That's his passion.  He does this by helping fathers get in touch with who they are as men. This, he feels, is the path for them to become the authentic and loving fathers they are each fully capable of being.  He has coached and counseled hundreds of men in his community as well as having lead father/son workshops and even support groups for men.   Join us for this lively conversation, and call in with your questions or comments about "forgiveness" as we make this critical link to fatherhood.

Emotional and Spiritual Identity Theft. Interview with Coach Jim Phillips, author of "Key to Life: Living in Full Self-Expression

We are all victims of identity theft. However, our identity hasn't been stolen by someone else; we have each denied it in ourselves. We live in "Self denial" of who we truly are.

Join me on Feb 2nd as I interview Certified Life Coach, Jim Phillips, CPC. Through his coaching, and his new book "The Key To Life: Living in Full Self Expression", Jim invites you to take a journey of "Self recovery" into a deep level of knowing and trust. It is from this level of knowing and trust that you can live in full expression and experience of

Self, your very reason for being here at this time and place.  Jim's coaching helps you "recover" your identity and ideally live from this place of knowing. You don't want to miss what he has to say in my interview with him about living in full Self-expression.

Find out more about Jim at prosperitybydesign.com

Live Coaching Hour

More on-air coaching Aimee figures out how to manage an upcoming visit with her mom, which she fears could be quite intense. I also coach Karin as she deals with her gremlins and limiting beliefs about her potential success in starting her own coaching business.  Andrew calls in from Africa with a question about making a sustainable living doing work in the world that really matters to him.

Personal Power Hour: How we give away and lose our power - and how not to.

ENCORE PRESENTATION:   What is personal power and how do we actually lose it anyway? Certified Coach Barbie Holder knows and will tell all in this exciting interview. By sharing her own journey of losing her personal power, barely able to support herself and children after a divorce, having to decide between spending her last dollar on paper towels or ramen noodles, Barbie will show us what personal power is, how we lose it and how to gain it back. Barbie is a coach who works with divorced women, partnering with them to stop settling for the life they ended up with, and start living the life they truly deserve.

Finding My Inner Voice: How I Discovered the Connection Between My Thought Processes and My Cancer

ENCORE PRESENTATION:   Christine Rodek-Comninel is a cancer survivor who discovered something affecting her health that may help others with cancer.  After her oral cancer recurred twice, and being told that her children would be orphaned one day in the not too distant future, she discovered that the well-being work of yoga, eating healthy, and meditation, while helpful, wasn't enough on it's own.  There was an "inner" component that was missing.  When she discovered and applied it, the results were surprising and she is six months away from being declared cancer free. 

Sam Is Stuck:  A woman teaches her 8 year old son with dyslexia, to enjoy reading.

Dyslexia denies children the opportunity to fully discover and fall in love with reading.  Their confidence suffers as reading attempts end up with frustration, pain and tears. Cigdem Knebel's 8 year old son is a bright kid. His inability to read hides this.  His low-level reading vocabulary has limited him to low level context books which, while suited to his reading level, are not suited to his intellectual level.  He's capable of processing a higher context chapter book, if only he can read the words.  Her desire to help her son motivated Cigdem to discover a way to write chapter books that are low vocabulary level and high context that he can read and enjoy, resulting in a level of increased self-confidence that so many dyslexic children lack due to their inability to read.  Meet Cigdem and hear her story as she discusses her first children’s book, Sam is Stuck, which is due to come out this month. 

You can visit Cigdem's organization, Simple Words Books at www.simplewordsbooks.com.

Pre-order the book at http://tinyurl.com/samisstuck

From Couch to Kilimanjaro

Join me as I interview Chelsea Hudson.  Be inspired by a woman who changed her life in one year, having gone from being an out-of-shape couch potato suffering from depression, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to its summit.  She accomplished this just last month with a group of women setting out to raise awareness of sexual violence suffered by women in countries facing the conflict of war.

Check out the organization she climbed for, One Million Thumbprints at onemillionthumbprints.org

Live Coaching Hour

Laura gets coached on finding a job aligned with her true passion instead of continuing to work for the start-up she currently works for.  Stacey struggles with maintaining the weight loss she achieved as a job change seems to have influenced a return of her unwanted pounds.

Personal Finance Makeover:  Learn the four critical questions to answer to secure your financial future in an Interview with Financial Advisor Brian Dumont, Managing Partner of Dumont Financial, LLC

When planning for and setting goals for their futures, many coaching clients wonder about the best way to make sure they are taking care of their financial futures.  Many don't know where to begin.  Brian Dumont, owner of Dumont Financial, LLC is a financial advisor who suggests that it is imperative to know the answer to 4 essential questions.  He recommends that if you don't know the answers to them, you need to begin working with someone who can help you answer them immediately. The answers for most people are quite shocking: they find they will run out of money far sooner than they’d thought.  If that’s likely to be you, how can you improve?  The good news is, you can.  Tune in to find out some very practical things you can do today, to begin your journey to answering them, and to meeting your financial goals, without having an unnecessary impact on your current daily cash flow.

Click here to download Brian's cash flow handout to follow along with while you listen.

Learn more about Brian at Dumontfinancial.net

Rewrite Perfect: This recovering perfectionist gets real about failure & what's truly perfect. Interview with TEDx Buffalo Women speaker and coach, Maria Pascucci  

Maria speaks of her personal battle with extreme perfectionism and over-achievement and the physical illness that manifest as a result. She takes you through her journey from severe pain from self-induced stress related illness, including endometriosis, to an empowered life on her way to joy, happiness and fulfillment. Maria is the founder of Campus Calm, which helps college students overcome stress and meet success, and develops female student leaders.

Maria did an outstanding "TED Talk" at the TEDx Buffalo Women conference, called "Recovering Perfectionist My Ass!" which you can watch in it's entirety by clicking here.

Bullying and Teen Sports: Interview with Life Coach Randy Nathan, MSW. Coach and author 

 ENCORE PRESENTATION:  In his newly released book, "Bullying In Sports: A guide to identifying the injuries we don't see", Nathan provides a wake-up call to parents, educators, officials and coaches revealing the unspoken crisis and the accepted core culture that is being taught and role-modeled to young athletes around the country. It is an adult driven approach where athletes are taught about winning at all costs, the worship of "heroes", success at the expense of others, and taking advantage of the weak.  It's a breeding ground for bullying, intimidation and the harassment of others.*   

Join me in a lively discussion about this challenging problem and what to do about it.  You can preview Randy Nathan's book here exerpt from www.coachrandysays.com/bis/ 

Recovering from Eating Disorders

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Susan Marie Liniewski is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in helping people with eating disorders.  Having recovered herself from an eating disorder, Susan has come a long way in her life before being able to share her gifts with others afflicted by the same.  Listen to Susan's story and be inspired by the hope in it, and by the healing she brings to others.

You can contact Susan at  www.wingsof.com

Let's Talk Momentum

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Join me as I interview Luke Iorio, the CEO of iPEC Coaching, (where I did my study and certification, and where I now am an instructor). Life and Leadership are a game of momentum – a constant ebb and flow of energy, progress, and results.  Whether transitioning in a job, trying to lose weight or workout more often, growing your business, or leading a major initiative, we need to build momentum – at times from a complete standstill – and then direct that progress in a clear direction.  Going from standstill to motivated action, from uncertainty to clarity, and from isolated to a supportive team is actually a conscious and repeatable process – and that’s the framework that we’ll be discussing with Luke Iorio, President and CEO of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Click here to download Luke's Tips

Live Coaching Hour

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Lisa, Deb and Joe get coached on fear of getting in front of a camera, challenges around feeling judged in relationships, and turning around career failures.

Live Coaching Hour

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Carla gets unstuck from creating the necessary financial infrastructure for her business (coaching) after being held back by some personal gremlins and fears about money.  Tonya overcomes a struggle with finding her niche in her business and learns about the fear that was holding her back from seeing who it is she is actually meant to serve.

Live Coaching Hour

Karla explores what's truly holding her back from meeting a great guy for a long term relationship.  Michelle seeks the confidence she needs to take the next steps to begin her dream business.

Interview with a mom: losing a teenage son to suicide.  The Tyler Clementi story.

You may remember the national headlines when 18 year-old Tyler Clementi ’s suicide occurred as he began his freshman year at Rutgers University five years ago. I’ll be speaking live with Jane Clementi, Tyler’s mom. After being cyberbullied by his roommate, and publicly humiliated, Tyler ended his life.  As Jane and her family continue to struggle to make sense of this tragedy, they have done some amazing work to make sure that no other family has to experience such a loss in this way.  Join me as I interview Jane Clementi about her journey through such a tragic situation, how she and her family are recovering from it, and the work that the Tyler Clementi Foundation is doing to end cyberbullying and other forms of bullying.

Please visit the Tyler Clementi Foundation at www.tylerclementi.org 

Learn about the Foundation's "Day 1 Campaign" at www.day1campaign.com

Catching Basketballs With My Nose

Meet Jason Freeman, the guy who desperately tried for most of his life to hide his highly pronounced speech impediment.  Born with Cerebral Palsy, and now out of hiding, Jason speaks to a wide range of audiences about cultivating the courage to be fully themselves.  Most recently, Jason spoke to an engaged audience of 800.  Quite an accomplishment for someone who, in 7th grade, barely wanted to say a word because he was so ashamed of his voice and who he was. No longer living in that life paradigm, Jason coaches others to get to the heart of who they are and live their truth.   Jason’s vision for the world is that everyone will have the courage to emerge fully as themselves and delight in exactly who they are.

View a clip of Jason speaking at Kyle Cease' Evolving Out Loud event, by clicking here.

Live Coaching Hour

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Tom struggles to find love while dealing with his own issues of trust. Claire struggles with her desire to be heard in her relationships and to communicate more effectively. (Callers: Tom, Claire)

Live Coaching Hour

Nancy gets coached on a difficult decision she is faced with in her life.  Debra is gets coached around the unknown block she has when it comes to following up with her prospective clients. 

Live Coaching Hour

Ashley gets coached about her struggle making a choice between her passion for being an entrepreneur and mom, and the security of a high paying job offer.  Eric seeks the motivation he needs to pursue his career.

Live Coaching Hour

More awesome live coaching.  Annette is coached to find the motivation she needs to overcome the plateau she has reached with the healthy living she began last year that has taken her halfway towards her weight and health goals.  Lindsay struggles to get her coaching business off the ground.

 Live Coaching Hour

Kathy deals with her trouble connecting with people in group settings.  Darlaina confronts her limited income challenge that is caused by her own fears and resistance to being successful and earning the money she deserves.ENCORE PRESENTATION: 

Live Coaching Hour

Carla gets unstuck from creating the necessary financial infrastructure for her business (coaching) after being held back by some personal gremlins and fears about money.  Tonya overcomes a struggle with finding her niche in her business and learns about the fear that was holding her back from seeing who it is she is actually meant to serve.

Live Coaching Hour 

Karen gets coached on channeling her anger and frustration when it comes to some co-dependent family dynamics involving a family member with a drug problem.  Ken struggles to find that work/life balance for which we all strive.

Caregiving Without Regret

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Join me as I interview Michael Bloom, Certified Caregiver Coach and author of "The Accidental Caregiver's Survival Guide: Your roadmap to caregiving without regret."  As a Life Coach, Michael specializes in coaching people who are in a caregiving role for a loved one.  Michael's own caregiving experiences, having been the primary caregiver for both his parents prior to their passings, have given him the ability to support so many others who find themselves in this difficult position.  Join me as I interview him, and, as always, call in with your questions and comments and get some good coaching from him if you are in a caregiving role yourself.

Preview chapters of Michael's book for free here.

Download Michael's free resource guide of the top 5 recommended online resources for caregivers here.

Live Coaching Hour

Safia gets some help with the increasing struggle her family is encountering while being caregivers for her ill father.  Penelope identifies a pattern, in her career and relationships, of not putting herself first. 

Live Coaching Hour

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Fear of getting in front of a camera, challenges around feeling judged in relationships, and turning around career failures. Callers Lisa, Deb, and Joe get some coaching on these challenging issues.

Live Coaching Hour

Sascha struggles with charging what she's worth in her health coaching business, and Linda seeks to not be stopped by her fear of failure in starting her coaching business.  Listen to both discover how to get out of their own way so they can truly begin serving the clients they were meant to serve.

The Genderbread Man

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Meet "self-made man" Tony Ferraiolo.  A man with a story about transition and triumph.  Born into a life that is quite different from what most of us can imagine, Tony will inspire you, educate you, challenge you, and make you laugh as he shares his story.  Tony is a Life Coach who works with Transgender teens and their families.  A Trans man himself, Tony's is a story of self-realization, personal struggle, blatant discrimination from the medical community that was supposed to help him, and ultimately a transition to a life of service to others, teens and their families, experiencing the same pain.

Click here for the diagram referred to in the program

"A Self Made Man", a film by Lori Petchers that takes a candid look at what it means to be transgender, told through an intimate portrait of Tony.  

Visit the "A Self Made Man" Facebook page at  

Live Coaching Hour

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Lisa, Deb and Joe get coached on fear of getting in front of a camera, challenges around feeling judged in relationships, and turning around career failures. (Callers: Lisa, Deb, Joe)

Live Coaching Hour

Two fellow coaches were coached in this episode. Kiele struggles with trying to find and manage her energy to accomplish her professional goals in the face of a chronic illness.  Tina struggles with her fear of public speaking. (Callers: Kiele, Tina)

Live Coaching Hour

Tom struggles to find love while dealing with his own issues of trust. Claire struggles with her desire to be heard in her relationships and to communicate more effectively. (Callers: Tom, Claire)

Live Coaching Hour

Elizabeth, a chiropractor, is challenged by how to help her patients remain engaged in their health and well-being during the holiday season.  Nigel calls-in for help as he tries to reconnect with his father two years after coming out to him as a Gay man, and having only spoken to him once since.  (Callers: Elizabeth, Nigel)

Live Coaching Hour

Kathy deals with her trouble connecting with people in group settings.  Darlaina confronts her limited income challenge that is caused by her own fears and resistance to being successful and earning the money she deserves. (Callers: Kathy, Darlaina) 

Live Coaching Hour!

Janelle coached on how do deal with the physical symptoms of stress and financial worry.  Lucy is challenged by the common problem of keeping weight off once dropping those unwanted pounds.  (Callers: Janelle, Lucy) 

Breakup to Breakthrough Series - Part 2: Love With a Plan - Dating Success Strategies

Join me along with relationship expert Heidi Krantz in the second of our two-part series, "Breakup to Breakthrough".  In this concluding portion, we'll discuss what strategies to employ in order to be successful in dating and finding love after moving on from a relationship.  Guest: Heidi Krantz

Breakup to Breakthrough Series Part 1: It's over, now what?

Join me along with relationship expert Heidi Krantz in the first of our two-part series, "Breakup to Breakthrough".  In this first part, we'll discuss what to do after a relationship ends. This can be a trying time.  I will discuss with Heidi some strategies for healing, coping, and preparing to move on when ready. Guest: Heidi Krantz

Live Coaching Hour!

Two fellow coaches coached on their businesses.  Belqui, a coach specializing in families living with Autism, is challenged in building her business so she can reach and help more families.  Bonnie struggles with her resistance to moving forward and taking action on her dream to reach thousands of people as a motivational speaker.  (Callers: Belqui, Bonnie)   (Show begins with a special goodbye tribute to the late Joan Rivers after her recent death).

Live Coaching Hour!

Callers coached on fear of getting in front of a camera, challenges around feeling judged in relationships, and turning around career failures.  (Callers: Lisa, Deb, Joe)

Live Coaching Hour!

Callers coached on how fear in the form of "gremlins" (our inner critic) and limiting beliefs get in our way of getting what we want in our careers and relationships. (Callers: Emily, Jeff)

Help! I Know I Should Take Better Care of Myself - But I Don't

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  If you're like many people, you may have spent lots of money on gym memberships and don't use them. Maybe you have bought home equipment only to end up hanging your clothing on it or stowing it under your bed.  Perhaps you've tried "diets" for short intervals only to find yourself back to eating foods that rob you of energy and vitality.  Why? The answers will surprise you.  What can we do about it?  Tune in to find the answer.   Join me and my guest, Joseph Masi, Certified Health and Wellness coach as we explore the underpinnings of failure and success when it comes to integrating behaviors that lead to a more healthy lifestyle. You will be equipped with new motivation, and a set of simple and easily implemented strategies to get your body moving in entirely new ways and on a regular basis- all without having to go to a gym to do it.  Discover these foolproof steps toward greater vitality, confidence, sharper mental clarity and an overall optimized emotional state. 

A True Marathon Man: Larry Chloupek

Larry Chloupek ran the Boston Marathon this year.  Quite a feat for almost anyone who does it.  But more so for Larry.  Most people have two legs to run with.  Larry has only one.  His leg was amputated at the hip when he was 7, due to cancer.  Now, at 54, Larry is an athlete with 8% body fat who runs an 11 minute mile.  And he has inspired his wife, Jenn, to take up running.  He even inspired a former NFL football player to run his first marathon.  Larry is a marathon man like no other.  Join Larry and Jenn as I interview them for what promises to be an inspiring hour.

From Living the Dream, to Losing It, and Back Again: Creating Your Life from Nothing

How do we create from nothing?  How do we manifest the life we want when we are starting from zero, or worse yet from tremendous loss?  Where can we find the courage and strength to create the life we want and the joy that we deserve when we aren’t sure where to begin?  These are fundamental questions many of us struggle with in our careers, relationships and many other areas of our lives. 

Join me as I discuss this topic on this next episode of Mark My Words!, with special guest Life Coach, Tambre Leighn.  With a career in the film business, Tambre and her husband, Gary, were living the Hollywood dream.  They were about to start a family and build a new home and Gary got diagnosed with cancer in his mid-30’s and everything changed.  Over the next three years, by the time of Gary's death, Tambre has lost all sense of purpose and any desire to continue living.  Today she lives a life that she never imagined would be possible. Find out what shift she made, how she made it, and how you can too in order to create the life you desire.

Personal Power Hour

What is personal power and how do we actually lose it anyway? Certified Coach Barbie Holder knows and will tell all in this exciting interview. By sharing her own journey of losing her personal power, barely able to support herself and children after a divorce, having to decide between spending her last dollar on paper towels or ramen noodles, Barbie will show us what personal power is, how we lose it and how to gain it back. Barbie is a coach who works with divorced women, partnering with them to stop settling for the life they ended up with, and start living the life they truly deserve.

Finding My Inner Voice: How I Discovered the Connection Between My Thought Processes and My Cancer

Christine Rodek-Comninel is a cancer survivor who discovered something affecting her health that may help others with cancer.  After her oral cancer recurred twice, and being told that her children would be orphaned one day in the not too distant future, she discovered that the well-being work of yoga, eating healthy, and meditation, while helpful, wasn't enough on it's own.  There was an "inner" component that was missing.  When she discovered and applied it, the results were surprising and she is six months away from being declared cancer free. 

The Art of Confrontation

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Tanya Ezekiel is a Certified Business Coach and owner of CareerCoach.com.  I have the priviledge of working as part of Tanya's coaching team.  In the work we do at CareerCoach.com, we coach executives, managers, high potentials, and many others on many business and career related issues.  Having difficult conversations is one thing we focus on and at whcih Tanya excels as an expert.  Come here her approach to the art of confrontation. 

You can visit CareerCoach.com at www.careercoach.com 

Small-Business Success: Think Like a CEO and Watch Your Small Business Grow

Interview with Evan Horowitz, Business Advisor and Founder of Evan Horowitz Advising 

What would it be like to have a Harvard MBA on your team to help you grow your small business, even for just an hour?  Find out as Evan Horowitz joins me for a lesson on how to grow by thinking more like a CEO. 

According to Evan, you’re running a business even though no one ever trained you to be a CEO. So you’re figuring it out as you go along...but how do you grow FASTER?  Stop reinventing the wheel; come and learn from a Harvard MBA who’s managed $200+ Million businesses. 

Like many entrepreneurs, your training is in your craft, whether you’re a creative person, a technical expert, or a specialist.  Evan will make you a better CEO, putting your company or small business on the fast track to explosive revenue and profit growth. 

In this hour, Evan we will discuss the top 3 secrets of successful CEO’s, so you can reach more people, and make more money, faster & smarter, as well as a few other interesting items. 

Get a free copy of Evan’s ebook, "Four Secrets to Grow Your Business Like a CEO," at www.ehadvising.com 

Forgiveness and Being the Best Fathers We Can Be: Interview with Claude Soffel, CPC, Life Coach and Founder of The Braveheart Institute

What does forgiveness mean?  What does it have to do with being a great father to our children?  Forgiveness of whom exactly?  Claude created his coaching practice, The Braveheart Institute to help coach men who want to be better fathers to their children.  That's his passion.  He does this by helping fathers get in touch with who they are as men. This, he feels, is the path for them to become the authentic and loving fathers they are each fully capable of being.  He has coached and counseled hundreds of men in his community as well as having lead father/son workshops and even support groups for men.  If you would like to visit The Braveheart Insititute's website for more information, click here: www.braveheartinstitute.com.   Join us for this lively conversation, and call in with your questions or comments about "forgiveness" as we make this critical link to fatherhood.

Bullying and Teen Sports: Interview with Life Coach Randy Nathan, MSW. Coach and author 

In his newly released book, "Bullying In Sports: A guide to identifying the injuries we don't see", Nathan provides a wake-up call to parents, educators, officials and coaches revealing the unspoken crisis and the accepted core culture that is being taught and role-modeled to young athletes around the country. It is an adult driven approach where athletes are taught about winning at all costs, the worship of "heroes", success at the expense of others, and taking advantage of the weak.  It's a breeding ground for bullying, intimidation and the harassment of others.*   

Join me in a lively discussion about this challenging problem and what to do about it.  You can preview Randy Nathan's book here excerpt from www.coachrandysays.com/bis/ 

Rewrite Perfect: This recovering perfectionist gets real about failure & what's truly perfect. Interview with TEDx Buffalo Women speaker Maria Pascucci  

Maria speaks of her personal battle with extreme perfectionism and over-achievement and the physical illness that manifest as a result. She takes you through her journey from severe pain from self-induced stress related illness, including endometriosis, to an empowered life on her way to joy, happiness and fulfillment. Maria is the founder of Campus Calm, which helps college students overcome stress and meet success, and develops female student leaders. 

Maria did an outstanding "TED Talk" at the TEDx Buffalo Women conference, called "Recovering Perfectionist My Ass!" which you can watch in it's entirety by clicking here. 

Emotional and Spiritual Identity Theft. Interview with Coach Jim Phillips, author of "Key to Life: Living in Full Self-Expression

We are all victims of identity theft. However, our identity hasn't been stolen by someone else; we have each denied it in ourselves. We live in "Self denial" of who we truly are.

Join me on Feb 2nd as I interview Certified Life Coach, Jim Phillips, CPC. Through his coaching, and his new book "The Key To Life: Living in Full Self Expression", Jim invites you to take a journey of "Self recovery" into a deep level of knowing and trust. It is from this level of knowing and trust that you can live in full expression and experience of

Self, your very reason for being here at this time and place.  Jim's coaching helps you "recover" your identity and ideally live from this place of knowing. You don't want to miss what he has to say in my interview with him about living in full Self-expression.

Find out more about Jim at prosperitybydesign.com

Personal Finance Makeover; Interview with Financial Advisor Brian Dumont, Managing Partner of Dumont Financial, LLC

When planning for and setting goals for their futures, many coaching clients wonder about the best way to make sure they are taking care of their financial futures.  Many don't know where to begin.  Brian Dumont, owner of Dumont Financial, LLC is a financial advisor who suggests that it is imperative to know the answer to 4 essential questions.  He recommends that if you don't know the answers to them, you need to begin working with someone who can help you answer them immediately. The answers for most people are quite shocking: they find they will run out of money far sooner than they’d thought.  If that’s likely to be you, how can you improve?  The good news is, you can.  Tune in to find out some very practical things you can do today, to begin your journey to anwering them, and to meeting your financial goals, without having an unnecessary impact on your current daily cash flow.

Click here to download Brian's cash flow handout to follow along with while you listen. 

Learn more about Brian at Dumontfinancial.net

Powerful Vulnerability; The secret to loving relationships.  With Paul Sterling, Relationship Coach

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  Learn to counter the 5 most common mistakes couples make in communication.  Interview with Paul Sterling, Relationship Communication Coach, Creator of the Magic Relationship Method. (check him out here)

Paul is kind enough to have created a special offer for our listeners.  Click Here for details

 Caregiving Without Regret

Join me as I interview Michael Bloom, Certified Caregiver Coach and author of "The Accidental Caregiver's Survival Guide: Your roadmap to caregiving without regret."  As a Life Coach, Michael specializes in coaching people who are in a caregiving role for a loved one.  Michael's own caregiving experiences, having been the primary caregiver for both his parents prior to their passings, have given him the ability to support so many others who find themselves in this difficult position.  Join me as I interview him, and, as always, call in with your questions and comments and get some good coaching from him if you are in a caregiving role yourself.

Preview chapters of Michael's book for free here.

Download Michael's free resource guide of the top 5 recommended online resources for caregivers here.

Let's Talk Momentum

Join me as I interview Luke Iorio, the CEO of iPEC Coaching, (where I did my study and certification, and where I now am an instructor). Life and Leadership are a game of momentum – a constant ebb and flow of energy, progress, and results.  Whether transitioning in a job, trying to lose weight or workout more often, growing your business, or leading a major initiative, we need to build momentum – at times from a complete standstill – and then direct that progress in a clear direction.  Going from standstill to motivated action, from uncertainty to clarity, and from isolated to a supportive team is actually a conscious and repeatable process – and that’s the framework that we’ll be discussing with Luke Iorio, President and CEO of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

Click here to download Luke's Tips

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's...

Meet Billy Brett. Billy is the closest thing we have to a real superhero. A decorated Fairfax County Motorcycle Cop (he was awarded a medal of valor in 2003) and Author of "Billy's Never Ending Battle: Creating a wonderful life with imagination and purpose" (his autobiography), Billy shares with us his own inspiring story of how he went from a "hyper kid", then a troubled young man who couldn't stop screwing up, to a successful cop who is only slightly short of being the real Superman. How does a man with Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.) go from what felt to him and his family as a sure-to-be-failure with a history that included an irresponsible car wreck and a series of behaviors that continually got him in trouble, to a star recruit in the police academy and ultimately a successful and quite loved police officer by the community he serves? What is it that makes him almost a real-life Superman? Find out.

Check out Billy's book, "Billy's Never Ending Battle: Creating a wonderful life with imagination and purpose" here

Recovering from Eating Disorders

Susan Marie Liniewski is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in helping people with eating disorders.  Having recovered herself from an eating disorder, Susan has come a long way in her life before being able to share her gifts with others afflicted by the same.  Listen to Susan's story and be inspired by the hope in it, and by the healing she brings to others.

You can contact Susan at  www.wingsof.com

The Genderbread Man

Meet "self-made man" Tony Ferraiolo.  A man with a story about transition and triumph.  Born into a life that is quite different from what most of us can imagine, Tony will inspire you, educate you, challenge you, and make you laugh as he shares his story.  Tony is a Life Coach who works with Transgender teens and their families.  A Trans man himself, Tony's is a story of self-realization, personal struggle, blatant discrimination from the medical community that was supposed to help him, and ultimately a transition to a life of service to others, teens and their families, experiencing the same pain.

Check out the documentary film on his life, "A Self Made Man", a film by Lori Petchers that takes a candid look at what it means to be transgender, told through an intimate portrait of Tony.  http://5efilms.com/films/self_made_man.html 

Visit the "A Self Made Man" Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ASelfMadeManFilm/info 

Two Men, A Set Of Twins, and a Restaurant: Interview with Farid Ali and George Constantinou, two proud fathers of their twin children

As the US continues to move to the correct side of history on the issue of marriage equality, so many inspiring stories are emerging.  Meet George and Farid.  A couple with a wonderful story about their relationship and their children; two twins each of whom is the biological child of one of them.  Featured last month on HBO's "Bed crumbs", they talk about their relationship, their kids, their lives.  As Arnold Wayne Jones of DallasVoice.com says, "When Farid tears up talking about the children, you’re touched by the depth of their feelings."  I'm so inspired by their life together, their family, the restaurant they own together, and more, that I just HAD to interview them on my show. 

Visit their restaurant, Bogota Latin Bistro, online at www.bogotabistro.com

Powerful Vulnerability; The secret to loving relationships.  Interview with Paul Sterling, Relationship Coach

Learn to counter the 5 most common mistakes couples make in communication.  Interview with Paul Sterling, Relationship Communication Coach, Creator of the Magic Relationship Method. (check him out here) Paul is kind enough to have created a special offer for our listeners. Click Here for details 

The Art of Confrontation.  With Tanya Ezekiel, Career Coach

Tanya Ezekiel is a Certified Business Coach and owner of CareerCoach.com.  I have the priviledge of working as part of Tanya's coaching team.  In the work we do at CareerCoach.com, we coach executives, managers, high potentials, and many others on many business and career related issues.  Having difficult conversations is one thing we focus on and at whcih Tanya excels as an expert.  Come here her approach to the art of confrontation.

You can visit CareerCoach.com at www.careercoach.com

Baruch atah - I'm Gay!  Guest: Jayson Littman

Jayson Littman is a Gay Orthodox Jew who is making a tremendous difference in his communities around the world. Being raised as an Orthodox Jew isn't generally compatable with coming out as a Gay man or woman.  Rejection from family and community are just the start.  Beyond the struggle for acceptance from others is the pain of self-acceptance, empowerment and self-love.  Listen to Jayson's amazing story of his personal journey of coming out to family, being cut off from his parents and judged by some in his community, to becoming an empowered and powerful man who is now an important and widely known resource for Gay Jews.  Jason is now the owner of

Hebro Productions, an successful organization that creates large scale social events for Gay Jews in New York City.

Transform Your Life with Confidence, Beauty and Style; with Confidence Coach and Beauty Expert Kate DePonte

Help! I know I should take better care of myself, but I don't. Fool proof steps to a healthy and fit life. With guest Joseph Masi, Certified Health and Wellness Coach 

Stop Struggling! Rise to your highest and best contribution

Life Coach Chat: HELP! I want it but it seems out of reach!

Life Coach Chat: The Process of Becoming One's True Self