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Dr. Felicia Speed



May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States and I am joined by Dr. Felicia Speed who has a lot of experience in this topic of mental health as the Vice President of Social Work Services at Fresenius Medical Care North America.

“I decided that this was where I needed to be because after I lost three family members, within a matter of six months to suicide, I knew that this was something that I want to be able to touch other people. So if I can help save three lives, with the three lives that were lost, then I know that my work is not in vain,” says Dr. Speed.

You can learn more about Dr. Speed at https://thelightofspeed.com/

For more mental health resources, visit: www.Mentalhealth.gov, The National Institute for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Alisa Cohn



“Leadership is an unnatural act,” says Alisa Cohn, renowned startup coach. Alisa’s career touched all sides of accounting and consulting before she made the decision to leap into the entrepreneurial world of leadership coaching.

“Making sure you marry intention with impact is a very important part of leadership development,” Alisa says, and for her clients, now some of the top CEO’s in the world, she’s achieved all that and more. Alisa was named the number one startup coach in the world by Marshall Goldsmith.

You can learn more about Alisa, and her new book, From Start-Up to Grown Up. Grow Your Leadership to Grow Your Business, (and find the link to her rap song!) at https://www.alisacohn.com.

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Jenna Banks



From self loathing to self loving  – meet my guest today, Jenna Banks. An abusive childhood led Jenna to self harm before the birth of her own child changed her perspective. Now a successful entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, Jenna teaches us the value of self love in leading a successful life. “…how we stand up for ourselves and how we honor ourselves and protect our boundaries,” Jenna says, “sets the tone for how others treat us.” Jenna helps break the myth that self-love is not selfish.

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Adrion Porter



Adrion Porter hit a mid-career slump. Seeking to re energize, he made a change that led him down a new path. Now a speaker and mid-career strategist, Adrion seeks to help others to “…reframe, rethink, reset, reenergize, [and] recalculate…”

When I can bring forth value and impact by helping others amplify the best of who they are,” says Adrion, “that’s me living my best life.”

https://adrionporter.com

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Fauzia Khan



Fauzia Khan had a strict upbringing. Born in Pakistan before immigrating to the United States, and later to Canada, Fauzia’s upbringing held her back from social circles, all culminating with her parent’s attempts at an arranged marriage. She didn’t go through with it. But a later break from a toxic relationship empowered Fauzia to stand up for herself, to find joy, and to help others do the same. Tune in to learn more about Fauzia and her venture to help empower women.

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Deepa Purushothaman



As a corporate executive, Deepa Purushothaman was no stranger to a high stress and hectic work life, made stronger by the difficulties of navigating the position as a woman of color. However, after suffering a series of health issues, Deepa decided to put her health and happiness first, and left corporate America.

Now an author, speaker and “inclusion visionary,” Deepa believes that when we do what we’re supposed to be doing in the world and when living our purpose, “the right people and the right thing[s] show up.”

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Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino



“Think with your heart,” says Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino. “…when your heart speaks…use that as a beacon.”

Elizabeth, inspired by her father’s unexpected grasp of language after a series of strokes, began to rethink her life passions. She established the Best Ever You Network and is a best-selling author and life coach, offering all of us ways to make change in our lives by aligning our hearts, truths and energy. The free annual Best Ever You Women’s Conference is March 8, 2022 and will be available on the Best Ever You website.

You can learn more about the event, and Elizabeth at besteveryou.com.

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Tina Krohn



From dancer, to costume designer, to renowned portrait photographer, Tina Krohn has touched many areas of the art world and it is this path, she says, that has allowed her to succeed in capturing the spirit of her subjects in her work today.

Tina believes that it is never too late to make a career jump that enables you to pursue your interests. And, she says, “you can do something that is your passion, but you don’t have to do it professionally.”

Listen in.

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Troy Ruptash



Meet Troy Ruptash, who left figure skating to become an actor and filmmaker. Troy has been cast in many roles including Law and Order, The West Wing, CSI and many more. He also produced his first award-winning feature film, Those Who Surround Us.

Exploring the story of his family heritage and ties to grief, Troy says producing, directing and starring in this film saved his life. And, he hopes his personal story of healing from grief and trauma will help others find their way.

Troy Ruptash IMDB

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Catherine “Cat” Wood



Catherine Wood’s mission to find herself took her abroad and back—and through several jobs—before, in a breakthrough, she found coaching. Branching out as an entrepreneur, Cat became a certified life coach, where she now works to help people overcome their inner critic, find joy, create impact in their lives and in the lives of others.

https://unbounded-potential.com/

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