What causes are you passionate about? How did you become interested in them? My guest today, Jeffery Tobias Halter, a renowned gender strategist and President of Y Women, posits that in order to become an advocate for a cause, you have to have a personal connection. Jeffery’s personal connection to gender equality comes from his desire to have his son and daughter be valued & treated equally within the corporate world — something I think we can all be passionate about!
My guest today, Keynote Speaker & Life Thinker Michael Kutcher, has one question that he always asks his audiences; “Does anyone listening know what their purpose in life is?” While many people have yet to discover their life’s purpose, Michael’s challenges to simply survive, along with a very special person he met along the way, have brought him the clarity needed to uncover what he was destined to do.
When was the moment that you decided to pursue your passion? Was it a decision you made as a young adult, or was it something that got lost until your adulthood? Or, is it a choice that you still need to make? My guest today, the lovely Jennifer Dooley, is someone who finally committed to pursuing her passion after years of trying to fit in & conform to the mold.
When was the last time that you stayed open to serendipity? What ended up falling into your lap? My guest today, Steven Pressman, is a former newspaper and magazine journalist whose curiosity into his wife’s old family records caused him to uncover an amazing story that so obviously needed to be shared with the world!
Think for a second about some common items you have around the house: your car that you take to work or school everyday, a bicycle that you may use on the weekends to do a quick lap around the neighborhood, or your identification documents that sit in drawers until they’re needed every so often. To most of us, these items are nothing out of the ordinary. But to some people in the world, these items mean the difference between access to basic human rights and education, or nothing at all. My guest today, Amy Gong Liu, is an amazing young woman who is helping women around the world access things that many of us take for granted.
Are you living out your passion, and refusing to give up until you reach your goal? How are you handling the crises or difficulties that get in your way? My guest today, Jennifer Jones, is one of those amazing individuals who has continued to follow her passions despite the setbacks, flourishing as a strategic PR expert, entrepreneur, & advocate for women.
Did you know that one in five Americans suffer from a mental illness, yet only 44% receive treatment for it? Or how about this — heroin-related overdose deaths have increased 286% in the U.S. between 2002 – 2013! Mental health and addiction are two sensitive topics that continue to be stigmatized in our culture, despite the frequency of these issues that effect so many people around the world. These two topics are near and dear to my heart, as my guest today, David Dastmalchian, is not only a very successful actor/writer who has faced both these issues, but also happens to be my little brother!
My guest today, RolCof, is a talented artist and musician who has produced over 260 songs across a variety of genres. He’s worked with famed music producers and performed in clubs and theaters worldwide. He’s headlined Barcelona 2016 Gay Pride Main Float with over a million attendees on route, and performed at the 2016 Plaza Universidad Barcelona Gay Pride Main Stage. With his amazing success, you would never guess that RolCof has gone through horrific trauma that left him with little reason to live — resulting in two suicide attempts.
One of my favorite Hollyisms that I share with audiences around the world is: “Do you let your trials & tribulations DEFINE you or REFINE you?” My guest today, Candy Barone, is one of the amazing individuals who has let her difficult childhood refine her into a beautiful diamond that is helping children and adults stay accountable to their goals while leading with heart & soul.
My guest today, Julie Johnson, is not only a prime example of someone who is truly living their passion, but also someone who is creating an amazing product! Owner and winemaker at Tres Sabores Winery in Rutherford, CA, Julie Johnson is making an impact on the wine world through her love of agriculture and emphasis on the three “sabores” (Spanish for “flavors”) that blend together for an amazing glass of wine!