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How to Find your True Purpose and Redefine Success w/ Rha Goddess

How to Find your True Purpose and Redefine Success w/ Rha Goddess

December 1, 2021

In this episode, Rha Goddess discusses how to find your true purpose and redefine success. She also shares her secrets to transform your relationship with money to attract financial abundance.

Background:

Rha Goddess is an entrepreneurial soul coach, CEO of Move the Crowd, and True Paid Good. Before becoming an entrepreneur, her work focused on racial justice and equality issues, electoral politics, offender aid, restoration, mental health, youth, and women's empowerment. It contributed to initiatives that changed the lives of many.

In 2011 Rha founded Move the Crowd to reimagine the idea of work to tap into your creativity, create your financial freedom and inspire social change. In 2014 she was chosen as a Top 10 game changer by Muses and Visionaries Magazine and two years later was selected as one of 50 founders to watch by Essence Magazine.

She has presented at Emerging Women, Women and Power, S.H.E. Summit Ted X Broad Street, and more. She has a book out called "The calling,"; which addresses her step-by-step blueprint for finding your true purpose and, through doing so, making your most worthwhile contribution.

 

In this episode, Rha : 

  • Give us tips on how to change your life and your mindset of feeling as if you are not good enough to receive the things you want.
  • discusses how to recognize the brilliance you bring as your authentic self.
  • Tell us about her book "The Calling" and goes over the steps to take to understand who you are and how they can guide you to your true path.
  • Shares how to create a toxic-free relationship with money.

Resources:

Connect with Rha on IG: instagram.com/rhagoddess/

Connect with Cielo on IG: instagram.com/seaandsky45/

Check out Rha's Website : movethecrowd.me/

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How to Succeed in A Male Dominated Workplace w/ Lauren Simmons

How to Succeed in A Male Dominated Workplace w/ Lauren Simmons

November 11, 2021

In this episode, Lauren Simmons shares her incredible story working in Wall Street, and she provides incredible tips on how to succeed in the workforce, especially in spaces where there is a wide gender gap.

Background

In 2017 at the age of 22, Lauren became the youngest female equity trader on the New York Stock Exchange floor.

Before coming to New York, she graduated with her degree in genetics but was unsure what to pursue.

She only knew she wanted to go and reside in New York; once moving there, she immersed herself into the world of Finance.

Through networking, Lauren interviewed for the role of equity trader with Richard Rosenblatt and took the position in 2016. She was the youngest only woman trader on the floor.

She left in December 2018 and now serves as a personal finance speaker and is the author of an upcoming book focused on women and millennials in Finance.

Lauren has been featured on NBC, NBC, CNN, ABC, fox and was named the “The Women of Impact” by Politico. Lauren is currently a co-executive producer on her biography about her life starring and co-produced with Kiersey Clemons.

As of 2021, she is the host and producer of the upcoming web series Going Public, which helps viewers invest in companies preparing to release an IPO.

 

In this episode, we talk about :

  • How she transitioned into Finance with a degree in genetics and became the NYSE Equity Trader, who made history at the age of 23.
  • How she found balance in her life when working as an equity trader on the New York Stock Exchange Floor
  • The ways to own your authentic self and not let it define what are you capable of
  • What an IPO is and the in’s and out’s of investing

 

Highlights

Lauren gives tips on how to use your differences as your strengths and own them to become successful.

  • “Whatever your story is, don’t let that be a reason why you can’t push forward, like that is your superpower, and that is your strength, and you didn’t just wake up like that today. And so, getting out of your head is going to be the biggest thing that will move you forward.”

 

  • “If you're investing with your emotions, you're already in the wrong. You have to invest expendable cash, cash that you are not looking for today, for tomorrow, and a year.

Lauren discusses the intelligent way to invest and if investing is suitable for you in your life.

 

Resources

Episode Notes : bit.ly/Lasimmons

Connect with Lauren on IG: instagram.com/lasimmons/

Connect with Cielo on IG: instagram.com/seaandsky45/

Lauren's New Show: goingpublic.com

 

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Credits:

Host & Producer: Cielo

Producer: Hannah Frankel

How to Embrace Your Imperfections w/ Kristen DeAndrade

How to Embrace Your Imperfections w/ Kristen DeAndrade

October 28, 2021

In this episode, Kristen shares her perspective on learning how to love yourself and embracing your imperfections.

Background

Kristen DeAndrade is motivational speaker and advocate for those living in the face of adversity. She was born with the most common form of dwarfism, achondroplasia and had to undergo a number of surgeries from a very young age. She is also suffers from spinal stenosis which has threatened her with paralysis for the past 5 years and has brought her a lot of pain

This battle has forced her to confront various mental health ailments like depression, anxiety and PTSD which eventually led to her belief that people should embrace the way they feel and not push sadness and other unpleasant feelings down in their heads. 

oooKristen is also the author of Little Legs, Big Heart, a book which recounts her journey through tears, laughter, devastation, and hope as it tells about a girl on a mission to find her identity. 

In this episode, Kristen tell us:

  • About her childhood years, surgeries and the first time she realized she was different 
  • The negative impact of social media for our self-esteem 
  • Her mantra when life gets tough 
  • Her thoughts on building a support network
  • What to keep in mind when not feeling confident.

Resources:

Episode Notes: bit.ly/KristenDeAndrade

Connect with Kristen on IGinstagram.com/littlelegsbigheart

Connect with Cielo on IG: instagram.com/seaandsky45/

Visit Kristen’s Website: littlelegsbigheart.com

Check out Kristen’s book: amzn.to/3jIwkHz

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How to Turn Your Disadvantage into Your Biggest Strength w/ Angel Giufrria

How to Turn Your Disadvantage into Your Biggest Strength w/ Angel Giufrria

October 24, 2021

In this episode, Angel tell us about her experience in Hollywood as an actress with a disability. She also shares her wisdom on how you can turn your disadvantage or weakness into your biggest strength.

Background

Angel Giuffria is an actor, model, public speaker and disability representation advocate who was born missing the lower half of her left arm. She wears a high-tech bionic hand and has affectionately been coined the “bionic actress.”

You can see her in Chicago Med, FBI: Most Wanted, Impulse S2, and most recently the season 2 finale of Snowpiercer. Two things Angel will say have always been a part of her life are acting and disability advocacy.  

Angel started out in local theatre in southeast Louisiana and continued her involvement in the arts and the acting industry into university but never considered acting as a career due to the lack of representation in the media.

Angel went on to receive her Masters degree in Psychology looking at the stigma experienced by those with limb loss and limb difference.

Finally, Angel made the realization that acting was her calling and now acts professionally in film, television, and commercials. Besides acting, she has traveled the world speaking about technology, disability, and her journey.  

Highlights of Episode:

  • The growing roles for actors with disabilities and limb differences in Hollywood
  • The effects of ableist misconceptions in her life
  • The struggles that exist between those seeking prosthetics and insurance companies
  • Some psychological and technical aspects of wearing a bionic arm
  • The importance of seeing diverse bodies in media and advocating for accessible accommodations in the world.

Resources: 

Episode Notes: bit.ly/AngelGiuffria

Connect with Angel on IG: instagram.com/aannggeellll

Connect with Cielo on IG: instagram.com/seaandsky45

Visit Angel’s IMDB here

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How to Break the Anxiety Cycle with Dr. Chloe Carmichael

How to Break the Anxiety Cycle with Dr. Chloe Carmichael

October 13, 2021

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Chloe Carmichael about anxiety. She give us tips on how we can learn to control our anxiety by harnessing restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment.

Background

Dr. Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist, known as Dr. Chloe. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Long Island University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree and departmental honors in psychology from Columbia University in New York. Her practice in New York City employs multiple therapists to serve high-functioning business executives, people in the arts, and everyday people seeking support with personal or professional goals.

Dr. Chloe is the author of the book Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of  Your Anxiety, endorsed by Deepak Chopra! She is a member in good standing of the American Psychological Association, as well as the National Register of Health Psychologists, an elite organization for psychologists with gold-standard credentials. She is also a consultant at Baker McKenzie, the third largest law firm in the world.  She is an Advisory Board member for Women’s Health Magazine (Hearst), and a featured expert for Psychology Today. Dr. Chloe enjoys relating with the media, as well as public speaking.  She has been featured as an expert on VH1, Inside Edition, ABC Nightline and other television; and has been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and other print media.

Highlights of Episode:

  • Dr. Chloe  tell us that anxiety has a really healthy function if we know how to use it correctly

"It is important to welcome small levels of anxiety, instead of pushing them out, in order to develop awareness of anxiety.  That way, you can avoid outburst of anxiety attacks such as panic attacks."

"The trick with anxiety is to just look at that extra energy is giving you, and then instead of becoming afraid of it or trying to get rid of it, which just traps it, we just want to figure out the right way to use it."

  • Dr. Chloe Carmichael outlines nine techniques that can help you harness your Nervous Energy in order to live a more productive and fulfilling life. 
  • The importance of choosing a good therapist 

Resources: 

Episode Notes: bit.ly/DrChloeCarmichael

Connect with Dr. Chloe on IG: instagram.com/drchloe

Connect with Cielo on IG: instagram.com/seaandsky45/

Visit Dr. Chloe's Website: DrChloe.com 

Article of Dr. Chloe on How to Choose a Good Therapist: how-to-choose-an-online-therapist

Buy Dr. Chloe's Book Here: amzn.to/drchloe

Credits:

Host & Producer: Cielo

Producer: Giancarlo Garte

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How to Handle Criticism with Rep. Adrian Tam

How to Handle Criticism with Rep. Adrian Tam

October 6, 2021

In this episode, Rep. Adrian Tam shares with us how to handle criticism so you do not let it get the best of you. He also tell us about his fascinating political career and what he has learned from it so far.  

Background:

Representative Adrian Tam was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the proud graduate of Kalani High School, and received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Upon graduating, Tam became a licensed real estate agent. In 2016, he worked as a temporary hire at the Hawaii State House of Representatives before moving to the Hawaii State Senate to work for Senator Stanley Chang from 2017- 2020.

In 2020, Tam launched a successful campaign for the Hawaii State House of Representatives.

He became a household name after defeating conservative proud’s boy leader in Hawaiian elections to become the only openly gay member of the Hawaii State Legislature.

Tam is currently the representative for Hawaii State House, District 22 serving Waikiki and Ala Moana.

He serves as Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Homelessness, and Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Culture, Arts, and International Affairs, and as a member of the House Committee Finance.

This episode also covers:

  • Adrian’s unique family history and upbringing
  • The journey to becoming a politician. 
  • Why Authenticity matters 
  • Definition of Success

Resources:

Connect with Adrian on IG: instagram.com/adrianktam/

Connect with Cielo on IG: instagram.com/seaandsky45/

Adrian’s Twitter: twitter.com/adrianktam

Official Website of Rep. Adrian Tam: adrianforhawaii.com

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How to Break Free When You Feel Trapped with Sarah Edmondson

How to Break Free When You Feel Trapped with Sarah Edmondson

September 29, 2021

In this episode: 

Sarah Edmondson, the Vancouver-based actress and renowned whistleblower for the dangerous NXVIM cult, opens about her life inside the cult, and how her life has changed since leaving. She also shares her insight on high control groups like cults, and how seeking support is essential when you feel trapped.

Background:

Sarah Edmondson is an actor, author, and advocate for people in coercively controlled relationships. 

For the past 15 or so years of her life, Sarah had a key role in enrolling people into the NXVIM organization until she uncovered and fell victim to the nefarious actions of the cult’s leader Keith Raniere. Because of her bravery along with the actions of more of Raniere’s victims, he is now serving a 120-year sentence for federal sex trafficking, forced labor, and other charges. 

Sarah’s full story as a whistleblower is featured in the CBC podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM (downloaded over 25 million times) and The Vow, the critically acclaimed HBO documentary series on NXIVM.

Now that Edmondson is free from the NXVIM cult, she is producing her own podcast A Little Bit Cultly with her husband Nippy, another former NXVIM member. 

Her bravery, well-spoken nature, and honesty make her a wonderful and fascinating podcast guest and we’re so honored to have the opportunity to share her story. 

 In this episode, we also talk about: 

  • Sarah’s developing expertise on high control groups like cults.
  • Sarah tell us about her motivation & purpose behind her memoir Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My Life

Resources: 

Connect with Sarah on IG: instagram.com/sarahedmondson

Connect with Cielo on IG: instagram.com/seaandsky45/

Visit Sarah’s Website: sarahedmondson.com

Buy Sarah's Book Here: sarahedmondson.com/book

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How to Turn Your Passion into a Career with Tessandra Chavez

How to Turn Your Passion into a Career with Tessandra Chavez

September 22, 2021

Bio:

In this episode, we are talking with 2x Emmy Award Winning choreographer Tessandra Chavez.

Some notable television broadcasts that you can see her work on are So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, World of Dance, American Music Awards, America’s Got Talent, American Idol, X-Factor USA/UK, MTV Movie Awards to name a few.

In addition to her Emmy wins and plethora of television work, Tessandra has created masterful work for the legendary band MUSE as well as pop icons such as Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul and Justin Bieber.

Tessandra has also been supervising choreographer for several television shows as well as the film “Heartbeats” directed by the pioneer of dance films, Duane Adler.

Chavez is known for her unique choreography style that fuses different dance styles together which creates a new form that is completely unique and inspiring. 

In this episode:

Tessandra tell us what it takes to turn your passion into a career. She talks about the importance of perseverance to reach a goal and she shares her tough journey from humble upbringings to Hollywood.

This episode also covers:

  • Tessandra’s unique family history and upbringing
  • Her foundation of dance practice and study
  • The journey to becoming a master of many different styles of dance
  • The importance of perseverance and humility
  • And what dancing means to her and the importance of giving back

Resources:

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How to be Your Authentic Self with Ryan Lill

How to be Your Authentic Self with Ryan Lill

September 15, 2021

Bio:

Ryan is an amazing singer/songwriter, LGBTQ activist from South Carolina that just killing it in the music scene.

He has performed alongside chart-topping artists like Meghan Trainor and Todrick Hall. “Adore Me” is Ryan’s first song to hit syndicated Radio and just debuted on 95SX Hit Music Now in North Charleston, South Carolina.

His music has taken off on Spotify, and so has his social media following, earning him a devout grassroots audience. He got his start with acoustic music before crossing over into mainstream pop. His 2014 single “Kerosene”, put him on the map in the music world and landed him an MTV Artist spot. 

In this episode: 

Ryan tell us how embracing your unique capabilities and showing the world your truest self is the best way to build trust, connect with people and rise to your highest self. 

This episode also covers:

  • Ryan's experience growing up in South Carolina as a gay man.
  • Ryan’s experience navigating the music industry while trying to remain authentic to his roots.
  • What the LGBTQ community means to Ryan.
  • The importance of being kind to yourself and others

Resources:

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How Maria Ho Became One of the Top Female Poker Players in the World

How Maria Ho Became One of the Top Female Poker Players in the World

February 4, 2021

Maria Ho is one of the top-ranked poker players in the world.  Her success has inspired female players to pursue a professional career in poker. Ho strives to make the poker world more inviting for women by breaking the gender stereotype. Her motto is to focus on the things within her control and stop worrying about what is not. 

In this episode, Maria tells us about her incredible journey from a college student to a top professional poker player. She opens up about the struggles of thriving in a male-dominated environment and shares the lessons she has learned from her career setbacks. 

Check out the FULL feature on Maria here

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