The #SpeakEasy Podcast

Altovise Pelzer

Altovise is an introverted entrepreneur residing in the DMV that launched, stumbled, and learned how to manage entrepreneurship, motivational speaking, and being a single mom. Her failure led her to start conversations with CEOs and entrepreneurs about the good, the bad, and the ugly when you first start a business. (Or, when you first try to start a business) She has written and co-authored multiple best-selling books including her first book, "It's Okay to Cry" - and now, in this podcast, Altovise brings you the conversations that can help female Entrepreneurs in the DMV to launch, stumble less and learn. Can you become a successful entrepreneur? New episodes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. read less

PK Struggles Stephanie Bigelow’s Journey of Overcoming Time and Circumstance
Dec 29 2022
PK Struggles Stephanie Bigelow’s Journey of Overcoming Time and Circumstance
When Stephanie Bigelow returns to the faith she abandoned in her adolescence, she discovers the irony of her upbringing as a Preacher's Kid, inspiring her to write a book that helps her fellow PK's overcome the trials of life, time, and circumstance. "Life is really 5% what happens to you, but it's 95% how you respond." - Dr. Stephanie Bigelow Stephanie Bigelow is a Bay Area California native, PK, and graduate of the University of Phoenix. She has worked in the healthcare industry for 20+ years and is married to two brilliant young adults. She recently wrote a book about her journey as a Preacher's Kid. Stephanie Bigelow was born and raised in the Bay Area, California, growing up in a ministry family. She learned that life is 95% how you respond to the 5% that happens to you and that trials don't discriminate. She was inspired to write a book about her journey to help others in similar situations. Stephanie believes her book will be helpful to young preacher's kids who feel like they have to put on a mask in public but can be themselves at home. She encourages them to work out their own soul salvation and to remember that whatever drives them to their knees, even if it's the same Lord, it's for their goodness. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What foundational principles do we need to tap into to redefine our lives and relationships? 2. How writing a book can be therapeutic and reflective of our own life journey. 3. How can preachers' kids (PKs) learn to work out their own soul salvation in a world where they don't have much control? Resources: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-a-bigelow-bbb8a29 Connect with me:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating.
Rebuilding Confidence Frances Jones’ Journey to Overcome the Emotional Stigmas of Infertility
Dec 27 2022
Rebuilding Confidence Frances Jones’ Journey to Overcome the Emotional Stigmas of Infertility
"Share your story and help someone else find the strength to build themselves back up." "Happiness is not about how many cars you have or how big your house is or how much money you have or how successful you think you are. It's all about loving who you are on the inside." - Frances Jones Frances Jones is a speaker transformation coach, author, and CEO. She wrote the book Overcoming the Emotional Stigmas of Infertility: Barren, but Not Ashamed, which is a story of her 20-year journey with infertility. Frances Jones is a speaker, coach, author, and CEO. She wrote a book about overcoming the emotional stigmas of infertility, sharing her personal 20-year journey of never being able to have children. Through this journey, she discovered that happiness and success come from within and not from external sources. Frances encourages others to appreciate their presence and use their struggles to help others. She wants to encourage those who doubt their own greatness and show them that their pain has a purpose and can help others find hope in their story. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. Discovering Strength Through Transformative Journeys: How can we use our experiences to build bridges and help others? 2. Celebrating Personal Growth: How can we appreciate our process of rebuilding and learning to love ourselves? 3. Sharing Our Wisdom: How can we use our stories to encourage and inspire others? Resources: FB and IG: @heartdesirescoaching LinkedIn: @francesjones1 Twitter: @HeartDesiresFC Connect with me:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating.
Samantha Card Moving from Pain to Power Through an Unexpected Transition from Corporate America to Entrepreneurship
Dec 20 2022
Samantha Card Moving from Pain to Power Through an Unexpected Transition from Corporate America to Entrepreneurship
"Be like an athlete: Push through the pain and challenge yourself to greatness." "Don't tell me what I can't do, right? I'm going to create my own pathways. I'm going to go all in. And to be quite honest, all I needed was one yes. I can get 100 nos. All I needed was one yes." Samantha Card is a former Division One softball player, Chemistry major, with a Master's in Business graduate. She is an all-in type of woman who has leveraged her experience set to become an Amazon bestseller and mentor athletes in parallel. Samantha Card was an all-in type of woman who was a former Division One softball player at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating, she had an identity crisis as she did not have any traditional work experience. She went on to get her Masters in Business and ran a $10 billion merger acquisition program. She then left Corporate America and became an Amazon bestseller in six categories. She spoke about how athletes push through pain in order to reach their goals and how she used her own athletic experience to transition into a successful career in business. Samantha highlighted the importance of failure and having discipline in order to reach success. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How making shifts and changes in our lives can be beneficial, even when it's an uncomfortable process? 2. What can we learn from athletes about pushing through pain and adversity? 3. How can we use motivation and discipline to fuel and steer our dreams? Resources: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-card-89239231/ Instagram: @SamanthaSCard Twitter: SamanthaSCard Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sammi.card/ Other episodes you'll enjoy: [Insert 3 past episodes with links] Connect with me:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating.
Elaine Lyerly on the Importance of Speaking Up and Claiming One’s Power in the Workplace
Dec 8 2022
Elaine Lyerly on the Importance of Speaking Up and Claiming One’s Power in the Workplace
In today's workplace, it's more important than ever to speak up and claim your power. "Always do what you're afraid to do." Elaine Lyerly is an entrepreneur and the owner of a brand marketing and public relations firm in North Carolina. She and her sister work with companies to help them get their story out, tell their stories and market their products and services. Elaine is also working on a book about outrageous things men say to women at work, to help women empower themselves to have a voice and speak up when inappropriate things are said or happen to them. This is Elaine Lyerly's story... I'm Elaine Lyerly, and I'm an entrepreneur. My sister and I have a brand marketing and public relations firm in North Carolina, and we've been working together for a long time. And we work with companies to help them get their story out, tell their stories and market their products and services and really help them grow. So, it's been a really fun journey, and part of how it's evolved is I met a friend through the American Red Cross, and her name is Karen, and we got to talking one day about just outrageous things men have said to women at work. And she's been in corporate America and traditionally male-oriented industries, and we started telling stories of things that men had said to us in the workplace, and we realized how many women had In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. The experiences of women who have faced verbal harassment or sexual harassment in the workplace. 2. The importance of speaking up and claiming one's power in the face of such harassment. 3. The ways in which women can support and empower each other in the workplace.   Resources: https://www.facebook.com/elaine.lyerly.9  https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaine-lyerly-helping-companies-tell-their-stories-9b6b9b6/ https://www.facebook.com/karen.teller.31 Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating.
The Importance of Asking for Help: Art Mitchell’s Story
Dec 6 2022
The Importance of Asking for Help: Art Mitchell’s Story
Art Mitchell is a special education specialist, youth advocate, and professional development and staff coach. He is also a soon-to-be TEDx speaker. Art was diagnosed with keratoconus, a rare eye disease, at the age of six. He has since had seven surgeries to correct his vision. Despite all of this, he has remained a champion throughout his journey, always fighting to see and be normal again. Today, he uses his platform to share his story and help others who are going through similar challenges. This episode is about the importance of asking for help. Art Mitchell learned about the importance of asking for help when he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a rare eye disease, at the age of six. Art went through seven surgeries and experienced a lot of rejection and bullying before he was finally able to see again. He learned that it's important to be vulnerable and ask for help when you need it. Asking for help doesn't make you weak, it makes you strong. "I know that you can go far. I know that you can. This episode is your evidence and reminder that you can." In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How Art Mitchell's life changed when he was diagnosed with keratoconus at age six, and how he has fought for normalcy ever since. 2. The importance of asking for help, and being vulnerable, in order to get the help that you need. 3. How Art's journey has led him to be a motivational speaker and writer, helping others who are facing similar challenges. Resources: Arthur Mitchell | Facebook (54) Arthur Mitchell | LinkedIn Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating!
”Mickey Royal’s Road to Redemption: Overcoming Trauma and Finding Identity”.
Dec 2 2022
”Mickey Royal’s Road to Redemption: Overcoming Trauma and Finding Identity”.
Against all odds, Mickey Royal transitioned from a life of deviancy and criminal activity to a life of love and purpose, showing that it's never too late to start anew. "When you make the decision to change, you must be willing to let go of your identity and take a leap of faith into the unknown in order to create a new life for yourself." - Mickey Royal Mickey Royal is an author, former gangster, mob enforcer, pimp, pornographer, drug dealer, sex trafficker, and drug smuggler who has gone through a personal journey of healing and now shares his story to help others. This is Mickey Royal's story... Mickey Royal was an author and a former gangster, mob enforcer, pimp, pornographer, drug dealer, sex trafficker, and drug smuggler. He had become desensitized to extreme acts of violence and was living in what he called the shadow world until he fell in love with a former coin star and decided to quit. She also decided to quit and they got married and he was able to taper down his lifestyle. He was able to transition out and tell his story, which he now uses as an instruction manual for others trying to do the same. After years of being in the underworld, he eventually learned that the most important transition is the one from within and that it takes a conscious effort to move on. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What is the process of transitioning out of a lifestyle that is familiar yet damaging? 2. How can someone leave an identity that has been constructed by their environment? 3. What does it mean to truly "quit" and make a successful change in one's life?   Resources: https://www.facebook.com/mickey.royal.3 mickeyroyal2016@yahoo.com Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating!
The Importance of a Ghostwriter with Annesa Lacey of Al Interpretation
Nov 18 2022
The Importance of a Ghostwriter with Annesa Lacey of Al Interpretation
Don't overthink it, just put your story out there. "You're not late to the game. You have to get through the know how. Books are still booming. People are still reading. So, you know, you can still have books crafted. Your story is important because it's your voice." Annesa Lacey is a book ghostwriter and business mastermind program developer. She has over 10 years of experience crafting content and helping people share their stories. This is Annesa L Lacey's story... Annesa Lacey is a ghostwriter, and she discusses the positives of having one. She talks about how a ghostwriter can help you save time and energy by crafting copy for you. She also talks about how important it is to have a clear goal and audience in mind when creating any type of content. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. The importance of copywriting, and how it can make or break a business 2. The benefits of having a ghostwriter, and how they can help take your business to the next level 3. The importance of relationships in business, and how they can help you succeed Resources: https://web.breakout.fm/p/@GhostwriterCopywritr   https://linkedin.com/in/alinterpretations   https://instagram.com/alinterpretations   https://facebook.com/alinterpretations Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review.
Kirsten Franklin How to Create Your Own Standards and Avoid Analysis Paralysis
Nov 16 2022
Kirsten Franklin How to Create Your Own Standards and Avoid Analysis Paralysis
Kirsten Franklin, a recovering attorney turned life and business coach, shares her story of how she went from hating her job to becoming a successful entrepreneur despite the challenges she faced as a single mom. Why you should always set the bar high for yourself. "You have to understand that you are having a conversation with or without your consent in your head, twenty-four seven and that conversation controls your outcomes." Kirsten Franklin is a recovering attorney turned life and business coach, but more so an entrepreneur. She is a startup founder and cofounder and owns several businesses. Kirsten is also on the advisory board and is the president of the board of directors of companies. This is Kirsten Franklin's story... I'm a recovering attorney who made a shift to becoming a life and business coach. I understand what it's like to have a big change in your career, and how it can feel like there's a brick wall in front of you. I made the shift because I was forced to, after being sued and losing my job. I started my own business, and it was a success. I've learned that you have to have a conversation with yourself in your head, and that controls your outcomes. I also learned that you have to be understanding of yourself and others and that you have to make your standards first. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What it really looks like to have a career change, and if it's doable 2. What it feels like to make a shift in your career 3. The mindset behind making a successful career change Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-franklin/ https://www.facebook.com/kirsten.franklin.75 Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review.
The Elephant in the Room: Addiction
Nov 10 2022
The Elephant in the Room: Addiction
Dana Golden and David Marion are ex spouses who have turned their struggles with addiction into a successful coaching business to help others; they discuss the numbers and impact of addiction on society and families and the importance of early intervention. In this episode you will learn: 1. Addiction affects more than just the addict - it affects the whole family. 2. Addiction is a progressive disease - it will get worse unless it is addressed. 3. It takes time and effort to recover from addiction - there is no quick fix. "The best thing you can do is bring it out in a very healthy way. You know, it's not judgmental, it's not shaming, it's not blaming, but it's in a healthy manner to communicate about it." Dana Golden is a certified family addiction coach and interventionist. She works with addicts and their families to bring healing to everybody involved because addiction is a family disease. David Marion is the founder of the Life Recovery Coach and Life recovery interventions. He is a certified Intervention professional, certified Recovery Coach, and author, an advocate for those struggling to get into treatment, those trying to maintain any type of their sobriety, and those that are just looking for a solution in life that has been bumped up against that same path and can't do anything they feel to maintain any type of happiness. This is Dana Golden, David Marion's story... Scenario: I have a friend or family member that I think may be addicted to something, but I'm not sure. And I don't want to confront them because I don't want to ruin the relationship. Or I don't want to deal with the rage that might come from it. What is the best thing to do?    The best thing you can do is bring it out in a very healthy way. You know, it's not judgmental, it's not shaming, it's not blaming, but it's in a healthy manner to communicate about it. And that's the start of just opening it up, making it not a secret, because that's the hardest part. A very popular line in AA. You're only as sick as your secrets. And that goes for the family, In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. Addiction affects more than just the addict - it affects the whole family. 2. Addiction is a progressive disease - it will get worse unless it is addressed. 3. It takes time and effort to recover from addiction - there is no quick fix. Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-l-marion/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dana-golden-0147487/ https://www.facebook.com/The-Life-Recovery-Coach-2056873307870812 https://www.facebook.com/dana.goldin.marion https://www.instagram.com/theliferecoverycoach/ Chapter Summaries: [00:00:02] - Today's topic is addiction. Dana Golden is a family addiction coach and interventionist. David Marianne is the founder of Life Recovery Coach and Life Recovery Interventions. He is an advocate for those struggling to get into treatment, those trying to maintain sobriety, and those that have been bumped up against that path. [00:03:37] - David's family doesn't want to talk about his relationship problems, but it's the best thing to bring it out in a healthy way. David stopped talking to his girlfriend because he didn't know how to handle the situation. David believes that if you see something that doesn't look right, you should talk about it. [00:06:20] -  Dane believes that addiction is an elephant in the living room. [00:08:01] - The way addiction affects the family. It ravages them like an F Five hurricane. Many families ask if marijuana is a gateway drug. In his experience, he's never seen anyone go from smoking marijuana to shooting drugs. For him, the gateway to harder drugs and self-medicating the pain is trauma. [00:09:37] - In the best-case scenario, one in three or one in four people are touched by addiction. Whether in themselves or someone they know well or peripherally. The numbers are a lot stronger than they were before because of the pandemic of addiction and mental health disorders. [00:10:52] - David and his ex-wife are both recovering alcoholics. She wants to get certified as a recovery coach to help other families. She goes through a checklist of their social life, their finances, their relationships, their job status and their attitude to help them change their lives. [00:15:43] - It takes time to recover from an addiction. It's more of a mental problem than a physical one. The recovery comes from not having an obsessive thought to use in a long time. The pandemic was not planned and so maneuvering through unplanned moments plays a big part in the recovery. [00:19:06] - David and Dana help people struggling with addiction. They have a website where people can take a quiz to find out if they have an addiction problem. David and Dana are trying to shed light on the problem and help people to find a solution to their problems. They are happy to answer any questions. Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review.
The Health Risks of Ignoring Symptoms with Dr. Thomas Hemingway
Nov 8 2022
The Health Risks of Ignoring Symptoms with Dr. Thomas Hemingway
Do you want to be healthy and avoid disease? Dr. Thomas Hemingway is sharing the solution Preventative Five Powerful Practices to not only Avoid disease but Build Unshakable Health so that you can get optimal health. In this episode, you will learn 1. The importance of real food in our diets 2. The dangers of processed sugars and grains 3. The benefits of adding new, healthy foods to our diets "In my humble opinion, I love to teach people how to add new things to their diet. New healthy things, things that they may have never tried before." Dr. Thomas Hemingway is a medical doctor and author who believes in holistic remedies and the prevention of over prescription. He has written a book called "Preventable: Five Powerful Practices to Not Only Avoid Disease but Build Unshakable Health." This is Dr. Thomas Hemingway's story... I remember in 2011 when my mother got sick, she was in and out of the hospital and in a nursing home. I went to a doctor and a nurse and simply handed them a bag of medications and In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. The importance of real food in our diets 2. The dangers of processed sugars and grains 3. The benefits of adding new, healthy foods to our diets Resources: https://www.instagram.com/drthomashemingway/ https://www.facebook.com/thomashemingwaymd https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomashemingway/ Chapter Summaries: [00:02:14] - Dr. Thomas is a medical doctor who believes in holistic remedies and the prevention of over prescription. His grandfather had type one diabetes, and he died in his 40s. Dr. Thomas's friend with the same type of diabetes lived until he was nearly 95 years old, and he avoided doctors. [00:07:42] - There are healthier options for deodorant. My grandpa used baking soda to deodorize. I wrote a book called Preventable Five Powerful Practices to not only avoid disease but Build Unshakable Health. It's about five simple things that you can do on a daily that basically doesn't cost anything. [00:11:56] - There are three things to avoid in your diet: highly processed grains, highly processed sugars, and fake oils. The three things make up 70% of our diet. And we eat three things over 60% of the day: corn, soy, wheat, and rice. [00:17:16] - Watch the timing of your food. Don't eat right up until the moment that you go to bed. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning and delay eating any food for 1 hour. Avoid processed sugars, grains, flowers, and seed oils. Try new things. [00:22:28] - According to Altovise, intermittent fasting has many health benefits it has potential weight loss benefits, as well as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits people, are the most overweight they've ever been because they eat every 2 to 3 hours instead of every few hours as they used to. [00:28:23] - Dr. Thomas Hemmingway has written a book called Preventable. It's not available today, but it will be soon, the first of the year. People can reach him on Instagram, at Dr. Hemingway or on his website, which is just Thomashemingway.com. Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review!
Nora Sudduth on Taking the Big Leap in Entrepreneurship
Nov 3 2022
Nora Sudduth on Taking the Big Leap in Entrepreneurship
After being pushed out of her comfort zone, Nora Sudduth takes a leap of faith into entrepreneurship and learns that the key to success is failing--smart. What if taking a leap of faith into entrepreneurship is the key to success? "You're never going to have certainty, by the way. Like, certainty doesn't exist. I look for it. It's not there. It's not there." Nora Sudduth is an entrepreneur and online marketing expert who has been in the industry for over 5 years. She has helped sell over half a billion dollars worth of products online and is passionate about helping others take the leap into entrepreneurship. This is Nora Sudduth's story... I was terrified to take the leap into entrepreneurship. I had a great corporate job with a guaranteed paycheck, but I was unhappy. I knew I had to take the leap, but I was scared. I didn't want to fail. I had to remind myself that failure is part of the process and that I needed to be prepared to fail. I also had to find a trusted advisor to help me navigate the waters. I'm so glad I took the leap! In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How to take a leap of faith without feeling like you're taking a risk 2. How to know if you're ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship 3. How to find a trusted advisor to help guide you through the process Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noradannersudduth/ https://www.instagram.com/norasudduth/?hl=en https://twitter.com/norasudduth Chapter Summaries: [00:00:02] - Will Robinson and Nora are going to talk about entrepreneurship today on the Speakeasy podcast. Nora is a mother. Will Robinson is an entrepreneur. Nora tells the studio audience a little bit about herself. They will talk about taking a leap of faith. [00:01:22] - Nora Sudduth has been working as an entrepreneur for the last 5 years. After a 15-year career in corporate, she has helped sell over half a billion dollars of the stop online. She had two young kids, a kindergartener, and a primary bread earner. At the time. She went through computer science as one of her first degrees. [00:07:51] - In order to succeed in business, you need to be willing to fail. Failure is necessary to succeed. It is a requirement of the process. Failure teaches you how to be smarter and how to run the next experiment. It's all about running experiments. [00:11:04] - There's always someone willing to sell you the dream. Entrepreneurship is not always going to work out the way that it's on paper. There's going to be some rocky points. There was a pandemic, and we didn't know what to do for almost two years. [00:12:11] - When Nora was starting out in the Internet marketing space, she needed a trusted advisor to guide her. She joined Russell Brunson's high-ticket coaching program. She learned to trust herself and to listen to her intuition instead of relying on external sources. Nora has worked with some of the biggest companies in the world. Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review.
Sonja Wasden Surviving Suicide and Depression
Nov 1 2022
Sonja Wasden Surviving Suicide and Depression
Do you want to learn more about mental health and how to get help if you need it? Sonja Wasden is sharing the solution so that you can get mental health awareness. "You are not always going to feel this way. It will pass." Sonja Wasden is an author, mental health keynote speaker, and op-ed contributor who has over 30 years of lived experience with mental illness. This is Sonja Wasden's story... Sonia Wasden is a suicide survivor and mental health keynote speaker. She has bipolar disorder, OCD, and anxiety disorder. Her father died by suicide. In her book, An Impossible Life, she shares her story of mental illness and suicide attempts in order to help others. In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. The importance of speaking up about mental health challenges and suicide, in order to help others, feel less alone, and provide hope. 2. The power of positive thinking and how to deal with negative thoughts in a productive way. 3. The importance of telling one's story in order to help others, and the idea that everyone's story matters. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/impossiblelives/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonja-wasden-a312b940/ https://www.facebook.com/sonja.wasden Chapter Summaries: [00:00:02] - Today's podcast is about suicide and depression. Sonya is a bipolar person. She will talk to her audience about herself. And then we'll dive into today's topic, ie. What suicide attempts and what suicide can do to people. [00:01:44] - Sonia Wasden is the author of An Impossible Life a memoir of a personal journey going through mental health challenges. She has bipolar obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorder. Her father died of suicide. One of her siblings committed suicide. She dealt with a client whose nephew committed suicide in a halfway house. [00:04:01] - According to today's author, she hid her mental illness for over 20 years because of the stigma. She was married to the hospital CEO, living in a beautiful home with three beautiful children, and attending charity events. But behind closed doors, her life held darker store lines. She had gained over 100lbs through emotional eating. She was tipping the scales at 250 in a manic episode. She spent over $150000 on credit cards. She bought a washer and dryer. Her dad died from suicide, and she felt like her life had no purpose. She tried to take her own life, but her husband found her and saved her life. [00:07:14] - As a child, children feel good about themselves. As we get older, we start to get more self-doubting and compare ourselves with other people. 80% of our thoughts are negative and 95% are repetitive. We have to deal with negative thoughts that come anyway. It's one thing to heal and to work on happiness. It's another thing to put the story out in front of people. [00:16:39] - Sonja wants to speak to more youth groups about mental health awareness. She wants to go to middle schools, high schools, poor areas, middle-income high schools, and upper income. She would like to go abroad as well.  Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review.
Dr. Samantha Pillay: Breaking Down Barriers to Success
Oct 27 2022
Dr. Samantha Pillay: Breaking Down Barriers to Success
Breaking barriers and overcoming obstacles leads to a life of fulfillment and joy. In this episode, you will learn 1. How Dr. Samantha Pillay overcame personal barriers and limitations to achieve success 2. The importance of taking care of one's health throughout their lifetime 3. The power of children's books to inspire young girls to dream big and think outside the box "It also opens up the door for other people to understand that I can step into whatever I want to do." Dr. Samantha Pillay is a surgeon and urologist who specializes in urinary incontinence surgery. She is also an entrepreneur and author who is passionate about helping people live their best lives. This is Dr. Samantha Pillay's story... Dr. Samantha Pillay was born with congenital hip dysplasia, which led to a lot of surgery and time in the hospital. She grew up facing many obstacles, including being the only mixed race girl in her school and not being able to walk (or do much else) without help. Despite all of this, she finished school at 16 and went on to become a successful surgeon. In her 50s, she started writing as a way to help people. She wrote a cookbook for people who don't cook and started a picture book series called "Inspirational Careers for Kids" to show young girls that they can be anything they want to be. Dr. Pillay is motivated by her own experiences to help others. She knows that it's In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How Dr. Samantha Pillay overcame personal barriers and limitations to achieve success 2. The importance of taking care of one's health throughout their lifetime 3. The power of children's books to inspire young girls to dream big and think outside the box Resources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthapillay/ https://www.facebook.com/drsamanthapillay https://twitter.com/drsamantha_p https://www.instagram.com/drsamanthapillay/ Chapter Summaries: [00:00:02] - Today's episode of Hashtag Speakeasy Podcast features a guest who is going against the grain. She is an introvert, but she finds more fulfillment in her career as a full-time podcasting and speaking professional. She doesn't act like a typical mom. [00:01:14] - Dr. Samantha Pillay is glad to be on the show.  Dr. Samantha Pillay will introduce herself to the audience and then we will get into the topic for today. Dr. Samantha is going to do what she wants to do and whatever labels you had for her, you can keep them. [00:02:00] - Urologist is a urologist in Adelaide, South Australia. He's had a business with surgeons for 20 years. In his 50s he wanted a more creative outlet and started writing. He wrote the no Recipe Cookbook for people who don't cook and the Careers for Kids picture book series. [00:03:56] - As a child, she was born with congenital hip dysplasia. she started school in a wheelchair, and she had mixed-race parents.  [00:10:19] - 80% of chronic disease, diabetes, and heart disease is preventable. 40% of cancers are preventable. But people only get motivated when they get a bad diagnosis. The quality of their life in the second half of the last 50 years is going to be determined by the actions they took in the first 50 years. The biggest impact is if she can get in with picture books early to kids to change stereotypes the way they think. [00:19:46] - There are only 4% of surgeons in Australia are women. When she did her surgical training more than 20 years ago, she was the first to do a particular specialty in South Australia. She never had the opportunity to work with a female surgeon through the whole of her medical school and surgical training after more than 15 years. When she was qualified, she went to another state and worked with a woman ten years her senior and the first woman to do urology for the whole Australia New Zealand. of  [00:26:31] - Altovise advises The #Speakeasy Podcast listeners to look for people like Dr. Samantha Pillay who have created doors of opportunity for other people. She also advises them to check out her website, Samanthapillay.com, which has all her social media links and links to the books. Other episodes you'll enjoy: [Insert 3 past episodes with links] Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review.
How to Turn the Reading Lightbulb On for Your Child with Joanne B. Kaminski
Oct 25 2022
How to Turn the Reading Lightbulb On for Your Child with Joanne B. Kaminski
Starting an online tutoring business: 1. Find a niche: What are you good at? What do you enjoy teaching? What are you passionate about? Find a focus for your online tutoring business and build your brand around it. 2. Start small: Don't try to do too much too soon.  This episode will show you a new perspective. Want to start your own online tutoring business? Here's how to get started. "I just remember just being like, this is what I want. Like, I want to be able to work from home and be able to help kids. And if I were to tutor online, I could tutor kids from all over the world." Joanne B. Kaminski is an online tutor and coach who helps children from all over the world improve their reading skills. She is the author of How to Start an Online Tutoring Business making Four to Five Figures a Month. This is Joanne B. Kaminski's story... I remember my fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Cohen. He was one of the teachers that really poured into me, and I am still a reader to this day. And so, I think that it's so important to have some key people in our lives that kind of push us and challenge us. If we don't have that, then we need to really take an honest look at our circle and say, who do we need to get to so that we can have what it is that we need? And so that's why I'm so excited about this conversation that I am having with my guest today. My name is Joanne B. Kaminski, and I actually struggled with reading a lot as a child as well. I felt like I could read the words, but I was In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. The importance of having someone in your life who can push and challenge you 2. The difference between "good" and "mediocre" tutors 3. The possibility of making a full-time income from online tutoring Resources: https://www.instagram.com/onlinetutorcoach/ https://www.youtube.com/c/JoanneKaminskireadingtutor https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannekaminski/ Chapter Summaries: [00:00:03] - It's important to have some key people in your life who push and challenge you. If we don't have that, we need to take a look at our circle. [00:01:15] - Joe and I are going to have a conversation about a core memory. [00:01:41] - Joanne B. Kaminski struggled with reading as a child. She was always in the lowest reading group. In 6th grade, her mom read Anna Green Gables to her to help her understand what she was reading. Joan works with kids from all over the world who are struggling with reading. [00:05:36] - There's a fear that kids don't want to ask for help in school. Now, there are assessments in most schools that can start to diagnose that there's a problem. Some states, like California, will find out when a kid is in kindergarten if they could possibly have dyslexia. [00:08:34] - Roxanne has been tutoring children all over the world for a long time. She has impacted over 200 tutors through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and a podcast called Access. She wants to start a business where she can help children all around the world. [00:16:11] - Joanne B. Kaminski is a guest on Alexander's show today. Joanne B. Kaminski shares her tips on how to start an online tutoring business and how to get students. Alexander is grateful to Joanne B. Kaminski for being on the show. Alexander wants to know how the episode resonates with his listeners. Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted Facebook: www.facebook.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer Twitter: www.twitter.com/altoviseunmuted LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave a review.
Tim Winders from Seek, Go Create: How to Redefine Success as an Entrepreneur
Oct 13 2022
Tim Winders from Seek, Go Create: How to Redefine Success as an Entrepreneur
After Tim Winders and his wife experience eviction, their nomad journey began. That journey has allowed them to redefine success. In this episode, you will learn 1. What it means to be a successful person 2. How to find your purpose 3. What entrepreneurship covers "Most of the growth has come when he was probably on the exterior going through some tough times." - Tim Winders Tim Winders is a strategic coach for leaders and leadership teams. He has a podcast and is on YouTube. In 2008, he and his wife were living in a big old house in a resort community with a Ritz Carlton as a neighbor, and they had three companies valued at $15 million plus. In 2013, they were homeless and living out of a Honda van, traveling the world with zero financial resources. They were in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe with little finances. Tim and his wife went to Bible school for a couple of years. They decided to travel again in 2018.  This is Tim Winders's story... Tim Winders is a strategic coach for leaders and leadership teams. He has been married for 34 years and has three companies valued at $15 million plus. In 2013, he and his wife were homeless and living out of a Honda van, traveling the world with zero financial resources. Most of the growth has come when he was probably on the exterior going through some tough times. In this episode of Speakeasy Podcast, the main topic is redefining success and how to find out what it means to be a successful person. In order to achieve that, people need to focus on their purpose In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. What it means to be a successful person 2. How to find your purpose 3. What entrepreneurship covers Resources: https://www.facebook.com/SeekGoCreate/ https://www.instagram.com/SeekGoCreate/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwinders/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4BK0v7R7ZgOuaNRa3MrWA Chapter Summaries: [00:00:02] - Hashtag has done a better job at seeking out opportunities because he had strategic plans in place, and he had accountability. Today's conversation is going to push you towards being able to seek things out” hashtag” is the name of a popular podcast. [00:00:42] - Tim talks about his personal struggles in making the transition to seeking things out and not just wishing and hoping things would come to him. Alice is very excited about the episode and is looking forward to chatting with Tim. [00:01:06] - Tim is a strategic coach for leaders and leadership teams and has a podcast and is on YouTube. His wife and he have been married for 34 years. In 2008, they were living in a big old house in a resort community with a Ritz Carlton as a neighbor, and they had three companies valued at $15 million plus. In 2013, they were homeless and living out of a Honda van, traveling the world with zero financial resources. They were in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe with little finances. Tim and his wife went to Bible school for a couple of years. They decided to travel again in 2018.  [00:08:33] - Tim used the words seek, go, and create in the title of his podcast. Entrepreneurs love to control their surroundings, their situations, and everything about them. However, they can change their lives by being intentional and purposeful about making change. Tim believes the heart transplant is one of the most significant events in his life. After significant things in one's life, one can see growth and maturity. Most of the growth has come when he was probably on the exterior going through some tough times. He's 58 years old now, but he's got a few years on me. [00:13:56] - In this episode of Speakeasy Podcast, the main topic is redefining success and how to find out what it means to be a successful person. In order to achieve that, people need to focus on their purpose and listen to their spiritual background. Speakeasy suggests that people should not copy other people's success stories. [00:18:18] - Tim Winders released a novel last May called Coach. A story of success. Redefined Tim is the host of a podcast called Seek, Go Create. Tim wants his audience to listen to the podcast and connect with him and his guests. He wants them to understand. Entrepreneurship is a broad term that covers many different things. Connect with me: Instagram: www.instagram.com/altoviseunmuted YouTube: www.YouTube.com/AltovisePelzer LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/altoviseunmuted Website: www.iamunmuted.com Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating.