WELCOME - BIENVENIDOS A MI PODCAST!

My podcast connects and relates through the sharing of regular peoples' stories of courage, transformation, adventure, love, overcoming life’s challenges and career changes. It is a platform to give ordinary people’s stories from all over the world the chance to be shared and preserved. You will listen to stories of captivating people, both young and elderly, that I, your host Daniela, meet on my life journey. Communicating wisdom, knowledge and personal experience, these stories will connect, motivate, inspire and relate to your own. Our stories become the language of connections.

I have shared stories of people from Asia, Europe, North America and South America. If you would like to share your story on my show please get in touch with me, BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY. I'm your hostess, Daniela Stockfleth-Menis.

Mi podcast conecta y relaciona a través del las historias de coraje, transformación, aventura, amor, superación de los desafíos de la vida y cambios profesionales de personas como tu y yo. Es una plataforma que brinda la oportunidad de compartir y preservar historias. Escucharás historias de personas cautivadoras, de todas las edades, que yo, tu anfitriona Daniela, conosco en el viaje de mi vida. Al comunicar sabiduría, conocimiento y experiencias personales podemos conectar, motivar, inspirar y relacionarnos. Nuestras historias se convierten en el lenguaje de conexiones.

Si desea compartir su historia en mi show, ponte en contacto conmigo, PORQUE TODOS TENEMOS UNA HITORIA QUE CONTAR. Soy tu anfitriona, Daniela Stockfleth-Menis.

ENJOY, CONNECT AND RELATE

COMPARTE, CONECTATE Y DISFRUTA

BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A STORY

September 2020

PORQUE TODOS TENEMOS UNA HISTORIA QUE CONTAR

Enero 2021

EPISODES

Welcome to Episode #1

Today's guest is Dave Menis, my best friend and husband.

Dave was born in Antwerp, Belgium, grew up in Liverpool, England, lived in Texas, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, and settled with me here in Vancouver, Canada.

He speaks 5 languages. He’s witty, astute, and more artistic than he believes. He enjoys chatting about life’s meaning, the state of the world, and his beloved Liverpool Football Club.

Dave takes us back to 1991, where he recalls an action-packed Egyptian adventure from his youth. A wonderful trip takes a sudden terrifying turn that has the potential to become disastrous.

Enjoy!


Welcome to Episode #2.

Today's guest is Tim.

A great family friend. Tim came to Vancouver from Scotland in 2001.

Tim The Magnificent is a handsome, hard-working, intelligent and sensitive family man. He exudes enthusiasm and is overflowing with dirty humour. He’s a fantastic cook and shares a passion for Liverpool Football Club with Dave, my husband and previous guest.

Today Tim reflects on the most challenging five years of his life when he traded a rewarding, well-paid career in Scotland to build a family life in Canada.

Enjoy!


Welcome to Episode #3

Today’s guest is Orrett Morgan.

He is a splendid man. I met him and his wife, Janine at a gym back in 2009. It immediately struck me how meticulously well put together they both were. It then didn’t take long for me to notice how they’re also knowledgeable, caring and kind. They demonstrate these qualities with every interaction.

Orrett is passionate about all things tech, a fighter for good manners, a generous helper of others, and a fine example of a family man.

In today’s story, Orrett takes us to Guyana. He talks about his volunteer work supporting the Guyanese people in improving their technology. He donated his skills there for 6 months. It taught him life lessons about privilege, and possessions, and left him with a love of Guinean culture.

Enjoy!


Today's guest is May Tabet.

I'm pleased to introduce you to my friend, May. We met over a decade ago via our children who attended the same elementary school here in Richmond, British Columbia.

May is a dedicated mother to two wonderful sons Alex and Zayn, and a loving wife to her charming husband, Nabil. She really enjoys her work as a cataloguer for the City of Richmond's library. I admire her generosity, kindness, positive outlook and her many talents.

May was born in Lebanon and spent twenty years living through war. Today's episode focuses on who May calls her angels and her happy moments. The people who contributed to her life, and helped shape the person that she is today. It was her angels that supported her through hard times. She takes this opportunity to tell us about them, and how much of a blessing they have been in her life.

Enjoy!


Today's guest is Janine Morgan.

Janine is an enthusiastic friend, a cool mom, a dedicated school teacher, and also happens to be the wife of Orrett who you were introduced to in episode 3. Along with their two lovely sons, they make for an exemplary outdoorsy family that are really into health and fitness.

In this episode, we'll be hearing about one of Janine's adventures.

British Columbia is well known for its spectacular beauty, particularly its mountains crisscrossed with gorgeous hiking trails. Janine talks today about her attempt of The Lions Binkert Trail. It’s a difficult hike even under normal conditions. This time it turned into a terrifying, gruelling ordeal. Reflecting back on that day Janine reminds us of the importance of listening to our gut feelings and intuition, and the dangers of mother nature.

Enjoy!


Today's guest is Jennifer L. Butler.

Jennifer is a technical writer for the Canadian academic research community, an avid traveller, and a hip swing dance instructor. In the past, she also worked as a teacher and a sound engineer. She can now also list being a published author to her list of accomplishments. Her book is titled “Boom & Bust, The resilient women of Historic Telegraph Cove.” This BC bestseller covers the stories of the 25 pioneering women who settled in this remote BC community.

In this podcast, Jennifer talks about her decision to create this book, the difficult process of pulling it all together, and her personal connection to it.

Enjoy!

Today's guest is Martin Butler.

Martin says he can't save the world, but he can help those who can. Raised in England, he immigrated to Canada to look for greater possibilities. Armed with a background as a statistician and the clarity to put a couple of personal epiphanies into action, he latched onto a unique opportunity to fill a niche helping university researchers obtain government grants.

Enjoy!

My guest today is the lovely Keri Mayall.

In today's episode, we briefly touch on many points of her career, challenges and achievements. I find Keri very insightful; I hope you will too.

Keri is the founder of Avid Earthling and has a unique passion for empathy & efficiency. She has been a people, project and productivity-focused leader in the technology industry over the last 15+ years. She helped mentor teams & deliver projects in top Fortune 500 companies such as Electronic Arts, Disney Online Studios & lululemon. Keri is also a single Mom, a Certified Reiki Master Practitioner, Career Journey + Mind-Body Empowerment coach for women. Keri's mission at Avid Earthling is to elevate humanity with self-compassion & inner peace strategies to create expansive results in clarity, purpose, healing, career, prosperity & wellbeing - one ambitious earthling at a time.


Enjoy!


Connect with Keri Mayall

Instagram: @avidearthling

https://linktr.ee/avidearthling

www.avidearthling.com


My guest today is Jonathan Wong.

As an accomplished CPA, CA accountant, Jonathan had his life's path set until he found himself reevaluating his direction when he became a father. He decided to make some drastic changes to spend more time with his wife and son. Combining his creativity and artistic skills with his passion and knowledge of cars, Jonathan founded Custom Car Posters.

Custom Car Posters started with a clear mission: creating the absolute best posters and prints for car enthusiasts. He provides customized art that car aficionados can proudly hang on their garage or office wall.

Jonathan offers helpful tips for new entrepreneurs and unique family values perspective.

Enjoy!

website: https://customcarposters.com

IG: @shopcustomcarposters


My guest today is Kristie Yung.

Kristie is a social impact marketing strategist. She runs her own business from her home in Ericeira, a small Portuguese surfing town. An avid traveller, she’s visited and lived in over 20 countries across 6 continents.

Kristie takes us on her journey of upending an excellent marketing career and stable life in Vancouver to completely changing directions and leaving it all behind to pursue a new dream of travelling around the world for a year while working remotely.

Almost two years later, she's thriving in her business, living in Europe with her finaceé, has a baby on the way and loving life.

Enjoy!

​Here is the link to the video that made her famous in Pakistan: https://youtu.be/MM3bgGhFtJw

Kristie Yung website: https://brennanbrand.com


My guest today is John Mills.

John has an impressive resume. He was previously Assistant Deputy Minister for the Province of British Columbia and President of the Calgary Olympic Development Association (now WinSport Canada). More recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Richmond Olympic Oval. A Richmond iconic building designed for speed skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. John is also a board member for “Own The Podium” & Chair of the Board of Directors of Canada Basketball. Between Calgary and Richmond, John has almost twenty years of high-level Olympic facility management experience. Now mostly retired, John is an industry consultant.

John takes us through his successful career in sports. It all started when he became a teacher, and from there preparing, persisting, following his passions, eloquently communicating his vision, and seizing the right opportunities.

Let’s Enjoy!


My guest Dr. Leila Sahabi. ND


Dr. Sahabi is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) from Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia with a double major in biology and psychology. She has her practice in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This week, she joins me to share her health journey and listen better to her body. Through her own struggling experience, she tells us to trust our body as "we know our body the best way and form."


Dr. Sahabi is staying current by attending several courses a year to learn the newest protocols in her field. She has a 4-level training program in Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) trained by Dr. Neal Rouzier, the leading expert and educator in BHRT. With her knowledge of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, she has mostly focused on women's health. This why I went to see her back in 2014 and referred her to all my friends over the years. One thing I appreciate amongst many is that she doesn't rush the visits. She is patient and listens to my concerns.

She's passionate about employing naturopathic therapies to treat the patient rather than the condition. I found it refreshing that she doesn't suggest many expensive assessment panels or numerous supplements unless there is a specific purpose.

Enjoy!

https://www.drleilasahabi.com/

Dr. Sahabi’s surgeon Dr. Camran Nezhat. http://nezhat.org/


My guest Gail Christel Behrend

Gail is an engineer, teacher, writer, and speaker. She shares her story as midway through a successful 20-year engineering career, she experienced a spontaneous spiritual opening that changed her life, transforming her from skeptic to seeker.

Her spiritual journey eventually led her to explore human energy and alternative healing as a side-vocation. A graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) in Florida, she has been an energy practitioner in Vancouver Canada for the last 20 years.

In addition to her corporate training development business, she also offers public workshops on energy and is a certified Infinite Possibilities trainer, based on the bestselling book “Infinite Possibilities – The Art of Living Your Dreams” by Mike Dooley – one of the teachers in the film “The Secret”. Gail recently published the second edition of her book “Energy Is Real.” A Practical Guide for Managing Personal Energy in Daily Life" which she co-authored with Claudette Bouchard, a fellow energy practitioner. Her passion is educating the public about our energy nature and empowering others with the skills to own their energy, so they can truly own their lives.

Enjoy

Her book: “Energy is Real”.

Website: https://energyisreal.com. Check it out her website is unique and holding a high loving vibration.


My Invitado Gonzalo Peña

Gonzalo es un podcaster con un pasado muy ecléctico. Su experiencia cubre campos como Gestión de Negocios, Finanzas, Relaciones Internacionales, Artes, Gestión sin Fines De Lucro, y Agencias Humanitarias. Gonzalo ha tenido el privilegio de trabajar con organizaciones prominentes como las Naciones Unidas, Standard and Poor's y la Cruz Roja Americana del Gran Nueva York. También presta servicio como Ministro en la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Hoy en día Gonzalo promueve el campo de innovación entre los latinoamericanos con su podcast "InnoLatino."

Gonzalo comparte su historia de cómo se integró al Coro de la Utha Opera como barítono y el el objetivo por el cual creo su podcast "InnoLatino."

Disfruten!

My guest is Galya Westler, a tech entrepreneur from Vancouver, BC.

Galya is the founder and CEO of Plazus Technologies inc, a software development company specializing in blockchain-type projects for enterprises. She also founded GOHealthID, a blockchain-based solution in health to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while getting the economy going again.⁠

⁠Galya was a TEDx speaker in 2016. Today she continues to deliver inspirational talks around the world about blockchain for businesses such as finance, HR, social networks and the health industries.⁠

Hearing Galya gives her TEDx talk four years ago, I found myself relating to her. I had to meet her, so I reached out, and we became friends immediately.⁠

I am thrilled she agreed to be my guest for the show. Although her busy schedule, she found time to have a conversation and share a story with us. Galya is a hard-working, passionate person who's always determined to succeed, talking about learning to be a hustler and a master negotiator. She is real, full of fantastic advice, and shows us her vulnerable side as well. She is succeeding with determination through hard work and perseverance. Galya inspires us to keep pushing no matter how hard it gets or how many people criticize; continue doing what you love, and everything will be okay.⁠

Enjoy!

You can find her on the latest Technology Innovators Magazine cover here: https://www.technology-innovators.com/blockchain-technology-ceos-edition-2020/

Website: www.Plazus.com

She can be reached on her Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/galya-westler-b0b63b42/

TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rbKskuyCE0


My guest Lynn O'Reilly.

Lynn took up adventure motorcycling in 2012 when she met her now-husband, Peter, who had been riding for a few years. He said that there were two things that he loved to do. Skiing in the winter and ride his motorcycle in the summer. So as she loves picking up new skills and having adventures, she took on the challenge of learning to ride.

Lynn wasn't expecting how her new passion would help her connect with her husband, with nature and even with strangers.

Today Lynn shares her love for riding and a few short stories covering her trips and adventures.

Listening to her had me wondering if I would be brave enough to have similar adventures with Dave, my husband.

Follow them on Instagram @oladventures

Enjoy!


Mi invitado Benjamin Suster.

Benjamin mi “casi primo” Venezolano, oriundo de la capital Caracas, nacido con un afan enorme de conocer y empaparse de muchas culturas. Esta ambicion lo impulsó a formarse en el campo de hotelería y servicios de la hospitalidad en la hermosa ciudad de Mérida,Venezuela. Al culminar sus estudios decidio trabajar en 5 islas del caribe de influencia holandesa e inglesa. La flecha de cupido lo alcanzó en la isla de Tobago. Ahi conoció a su ahora esposa Regina. Para su matrimonio decidieron casarse en un castillo en Escocia y despues hacer de Londres, Reino Unido su nuevo hogar.

Con la llegada de su hijo y la adopción de su nueva ciudadanía Británica, Benjamin sintió una gran anhelo de extender su identidad arropando a la del país que ahora le da cobijo.

Hoy comparte con nosotros su trozo de su historia. Como un día sentado en el metro de Londres de camino al trabajo, cansado de leer malas noticias en los periódicos gratuitos que allí distribuyen, decidió crear Nuestro Insólito UK, una ventana en Instagram que ayuda a entender la cultura, tradiciones e idiosincrasia del Reino Unido a través de su historia, enseñando de manera positiva y jocosa, todo aquello que uno da por sentado cuando vives alli y que sin pensar ha influenciado a casi el mundo entero.

Te invito a conocer su historia y seguirlo en su cuenta @nuestroinsolitouk

Disfruten!


My guest Ann Marie McKenzie

Ann Marie is both a Master Desire Map Facilitator and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. She uses these skills to support her work as a Soulful Business Strategist and Transformation Guide. She uses the mantra, "I AM KIND OF A BIG DEAL", to help her stand in her power during difficult times and to remind her to keep sharing her light. Ann Marie counsels her clients in self-leadership through the heart and emotional intelligence, guiding them to create a handcrafted life and business that intentionally feels good. She works with people who are ready to be open about living soulfully. She offers curated intimate programs for entrepreneurs, corporations, businesses, and women’s circles, providing feelings-based experiences that encourage people to get real, get creative, get messy - and get clear.

Today Ann Marie shares some of her life’s rough moments. At one point, she felt extremely down and had no idea why. She now knows that she had PMDD Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a condition more severe than PMS. Ann Marie shares how she got out of the funk with help from Danielle LaPorte’s words; “What you say no to is just as important as what you say yes to.” Choosing how we want to feel and making choices to feel that way. That was the beginning of her journey with The Desire Map from Danielle LaPorte.

She shares how she repaired the dysfunctional relationship she had with her mother, only to feel robbed as not long after, she lost her mother to cancer. Ann Marie talks about the tools she used to build resiliency and foster healing during such a challenging time.

This is an episode full of Ann Marie’s insights.

Enjoy!

Ann Marie’s beautiful website: annmariemckenzie.com

Follow her on Instagram @annmariemckenzie.com


My guest Susan Nassiripour

Susan is a native of Vancouver. She discovered her passion for travel while in her twenties, which eventually led to her move to China. Her original plan was to live and work in China for a couple of years while travelling Asia before moving back to Canada to settle down. Susan doesn't open up about her childhood often but decided to share a little with us today because her life was not her own until she escaped her violent father. Once Susan had her freedom and the ability to design her own life and realized how happy her lifestyle in China made her (being a teacher while travelling several times a year), she decided not to give in to social pressures and continue living the life she chooses. Susan has now lived in China for over 13 years and has been to 94 countries.

Enjoy!

My guests Kai Hutchful, Maddie Knight, Samuel Menis, Matthew Tugonon, Jade Iwata.

For this episode, I'm excited to try something different. I got this idea back in the fall of 2020 when one of today's guests, Jade Iwata, visited us from Calgary and agreed to test my new recording equipment by being interviewed. I asked her a few questions about life and was touched by her brilliant answers. So I invited 4 other 20-year-olds to document their outlook on life. They all answered the same six questions.

Today, I present these 5 young people by asking one question at a time and presenting each of their answers before moving onto the next question.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this episode. It took me a while to put it together as I had the concept but struggled with the technicalities.

I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to connect to these bright young adults. I was touched by their willingness to be interviewed, their candour, authenticity and vulnerability. I plan to invite them back 5 years from now to see how their perspective may have changed.

We're led to believe that wisdom comes with age. After speaking to my guests, I think it's clear that they have plenty of wisdom already. Maybe wisdom improves with age. These young men and women show vision and a passion for grabbing life by the horns.

Thank you so much to Jade, Maddie, Kai, Matthew and Samuel for spending your time to share with me.

Enjoy!

My guest John Atkin

John is a civic historian, heritage consultant and walking tour guide who brings an insight into urban planning, a love of architecture and the fascination of the curious to his work. As well as a civic historian, John is a graphic designer, occasional author and bookbinder. He grew up in Victoria, BC and has been a Vancouverite for almost 40 years.

He shares his story, his passionate curiosity for details, for learning, and for life itself. We'll hear about his influencers and how the concept of his walking tours started. As he says: “There is always something new to look at and always different ways of looking at things”.

Let's listen to John take us on an auditory tour of how it all started for him.

Enjoy!

https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/events/walking-tours/

@johnatkin

Just google John Atkin Vancouver you will find interesting information.


My guest Myrna F. Halpenny

Myrna was born and raised in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada.

She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from McGill University in Montreal. After two years as an associate in a general dental office, she elected to specialize in endodontics in Portland, Oregon. She then returned to Vancouver, where she started her specialty practise in endodontics.

Myrna is a founding member of the BC Women’s Dental Society and the first female President of the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. She retired from active practice in 2015 and is currently teaching at UBC and mentoring young dentists.

Today, Myrna takes us through her successful 40 years of a professional career in dentistry, her influencers, and her childhood memories in Kindersley.

We will hear how this kind, confident, strong, talented, and humble woman works hard with passion and care for her patients and students.

And I wish Myrna a Happy 75th Birthday which is coming up on April 17th.

Enjoy!

NOTE: If you enjoy what you heard or you have a story you like to share and preserve email me at behas.podcast@gmail.com

Mi invitada Alicia Markowitz

Alicia fue mi compañera de primaria en el Colegio Humboldt de Caracas, Venezuela.

Nos reconectamos hace unos años y la seguí en su Blog. Seguimos en contacto y en la primavera del 2020 le comenté mi plan de empezar un Podcast. No se imaginan el entusiasmo con que recibió mi loca idea ese día. De ahí se convirtió en mi "cheerleader." Ja! Porque el mundo necesita gente llena de buena energia.

Comenzó su carrera como pianista continuando como Musicoterapeuta. Enseñó piano durante décadas. Blogger de "I'm On My Side.” Desde hace un tiempo se ha dedicado a descubrir su espíritu creativo. Su primer libro está en camino y practica el arte de la pintura, lo que ella llama “My Healing Art”. Alicia está en un aprendizaje constante. Ama la naturaleza en todas sus formas. Su misión es Ayudar a otros que han pasado por traumas y abusos a hacer un mundo mejor.

En este Episodio Alicia comparte la transformación de su vida, "de la oscuridad a la luz." Una historia llena de grandes dificultades, trauma y abuso, hasta descubrir que el poder estaba dentro de ella y así transformarla en crecimiento, evolución y resiliencia comenzando una nueva historia con una familia hermosa.

Disfrutemos!

https://lightmiracleworkers.com/

@light_miracle_workers_esp

@imonmyside_ig


My guest Allan " Alonzo" Wind

The last episode of Season Two! Thank you for your support.

Allan is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He worked on diplomatic assignments in Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Africa and the Southern Africa Regional Missions. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple country teams. He also worked for NGOs elsewhere in Latin America and as the Global Programme Coordinator for the International Save the Children Alliance Secretariat in London, UK.

In this episode, Allan talks about his first book, ANDEAN ADVENTURES: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries. It covers his personal development as a young man who uprooted himself from his American comfort to become a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador and then later service in Bolivia and Peru. This decision to leave the USA shaped who he became personally and professionally. Allan shares his belief in the value of volunteering and the immense personal rewards that can be gained. He also goes into how he’s bridged the gap between his Jewish upbringing and his later embracing of the Baha’i faith.

I hope that after listening to his episode, you decide to grab a copy of his best-selling book Andean Adventures. It is also now an audiobook: https://tinyurl.com/AudioAlonzo.

It’s an Insightful and entertaining book, a window into the life and work of a foreign service officer, his life stories and for anyone contemplating volunteering or careers in foreign service.

Allan and his wife currently reside in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the United States, while their adult daughter is in Africa on her own adventures. Mr. Wind serves on the Boards of Directors of different nongovernmental organizations, including Hunger Relief International, supporting their efforts with the neediest in Guatemala and Haiti in any way he can.

Enjoy!

Website, Blogs & Newsletter: Enable & Ennoble

My guest is Brenda St Louis

Brenda is an inspirational speaker, a Financial Therapist, a Money coach, an activator and the Founder of REWIRE.

Her multi-faceted career as a massage therapist, voice actor, motivational speaker and published author has afforded her a very unique perspective. She has been featured on numerous podcasts, radio and television.

In this episode, she shares the story of finding her life’s purpose. Gifted with a powerful intuition and a social justice lens, she uses money to positively impact the world. She is engaging and delightful to listen to.

Enjoy

Certified Money Coach- CMC Vancouver BC www.brendastlouis.com

The Money Archetype Quiz - Try it is insightful.

Because it is Episode #25, and Brenda is surprising us all with a gift. A wonderful Hypnotherapy track. Check it out here: rewireyourlife.teachable.com/p/turningdreamsintoreality


My guest is Rodrigo Velma

Along with his wife, Nana Matsumoto, Rodrigo, a proud Chilango (Mexico City native) are the owners of Maizal restaurant in East Vancouver, Canada. Rodrigo talks us through the path he took to become a restaurateur in Vancouver, and the passion he required to get there.


I considered recording this episode in Spanish, but I don't want to do a disservice to my fellow Vancouverites. If you haven't eaten there yet, maybe after hearing Rodrigo's story, you will. I'd hate for you to miss out.

Enjoy!

@maizal_rmf


My guest is Christa Funk

Christa is a wife, mother, registered yoga instructor, and senior yoga master trainer. She is currently advancing her studies to become a Yoga Therapist.

Christa talks today about her epiphany, how she realized that everything is already perfect. Yes, everything. Every moment, and every one of us. She explains how she grew via the contributions of so many words of wisdom from people around her.

Her life journey includes her challenges, struggles, and doubts. All these excellent feelings built her up to be the amazing, ever-flourishing woman she is now.

Enjoy the episode!

https://www.wellnesswonders.ca

https://www.yogafit.com/ca/about-yogafit/team/master-trainers/

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/christadnorgren


My guest is Walter Wu.

Walter Wu is a Canadian Paralympic swimmer who set records at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Paralympics. He won 14 medals before his retirement following the 2004 Athens Games.

Although he’s humble, Walter does have bragging rights beyond his medals. They include being a torchbearer, a member of the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, and a BC Disabled Athlete of the Year. Since retirement from sporting competition, he’s spent time as a public speaker for local schools.

I was delighted to have Walter share his swimming story on the show. I found the amount of help an athlete needs to reach that level very interesting. He leaves nothing hidden, Walter’s story is filled with the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Enjoy!


My guest is John Davis.

John Davis, Stuntman, Fight Director, Speaker, Comedian, Podcaster, and Corporate Action Hero.

At 22 John had an awful accident while helping a friend move some heavy boxes. It wasn’t just bone that shattered, but his dream of becoming a stuntman. Despite the odds, he didn’t give up. His curiosity, tenacity, passion and creativity set his life back on track. Today John talks about his inner power and what he calls the Five Fs Formula. A method to help any of us be able to achieve what we dream of.

Let's listen to the incredibly gregarious and kind John Davis, and find out what a Corporate

Action Hero even is.

Enjoy!

To connect with John: https://www.corporateactionhero.com/

The Link for his 5F workbook https://www.corporateactionhero.com/gift.html

His Courses:

https://inneractionhero.podia.com/effective-communication-video-and-workbook/be8mw

https://inneractionhero.podia.com/inner-action-hero-self-confidence-course/be8mw

https://inneractionhero.podia.com/a/be8mw


My guest Mercedes Sanchez Garcia.

Born and raised in Spain, Mercedes subsequently lived in multiple countries where she picked up languages and other skills that led to her passions and careers. She is both an interior designer, and a multi-disciplined fitness instructor.

Today Mercedes takes us on her life’s journey. She’s always had a zest for a beautiful, active lifestyle. She also loves to cook and dance. She enjoys sharing her gifts with others and believes it’s important for us to accept ourselves and never give up on finding happiness in the paths that suit us.

Mercedes lives in Vancouver Canada with her French husband, her 2 teenagers, and Miela, her dog. All of them are multilingual, yes, the dog too.

Enjoy!

Webiste: https://mercevida.com/

@mercevida


My guest is Victoria Wieck.

Victoria is a world-renowned jewelry designer, author, podcaster, mother, wife, and a new grandmother.

She grew up in South Korea. In the 70 her father, seeking greater opportunities moved his family to the United States. Victoria shares the challenges faced moving to Los Angeles, new city, new culture and new languages. She talks about how she worked hard to obtain dream after dream. Her dedication and wise decisions led to successes, great pay, and more responsibilities. Eventually, she built her own business to enable her to prioritize her biggest value, family time.

Enjoy!

Check out Victoria's website. The information there is fantastic. Her jewelry is stunning.

Victoria’s Website: https://victoriawieck.com/

Listen to her Podcats she has fabulous guests. Her Podcast "Million Dollar Hobbie$:" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/million-dollar-hobbies/id1544827540


My guest is Dorsey Ross.

Dorsey is a youth minister, speaker, author and podcaster. In today’s episode, Dorsey shares his story of love, persistence and overcoming challenges. He was born in the late 70s with a congenital disability known as Apert's Syndrome. When he was born, the doctors gave Dorsey's parents no hope for survival and advised them to put him into an institution. However, his parents believed that God would do great things in Dorsey's life. He grew up with his parents and the help of their church’s community support. Growing up was very difficult. He had to overcome years of harmful comments directed at him and 68 operations. His high school teachers told Dorsey that he would not make it to college. But despite all the odds being against him after years of hard work and perseverance, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry.

He currently lives in Philadelphia with his 90-year-old father. Dorsey’s thick skin has made him strong, tenacious and given him his persevering character.

Enjoy!

To learn more from Dorsey:

Website: https://dorseyrossministries.com/

Podcats: Dorsey Ross Show

@dorsey.ross

My guest is Jenny Toh.

Until recently, Jenny Toh was a Malaysian and Singaporean lawyer. On the personal front, she felt complete. A supportive husband, three wonderful children, close-knit friends, and her church community. However, she felt that she was not living her life to its fullest potential. She was looking for a new purpose in her career.

Jenny shares her story of transitioning careers, her doubts and her leap of faith. It all began with an idea and then with a strong desire that wasn't going away. We discussed her challenges as a perfectionist, her impostor syndrome, and how her lawyering skills complement her as a fantastic coach to support others in their journeys of searching for purpose.

Enjoy!

How to Connect with Jenny:

@JennyToh

@riverlifecoahing

Website: https://www.riverlifecoaching.com/

My guest is Anne Round

Anne Round is a retired physiotherapist, a wife, a mother, a sailor, and an au­thor. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Anne shares her journey to become a better human being with us via spiritual growth. She explains how it allowed her to appreciate and love herself more, evolving from controlling and lim­it­ing be­liefs to know­ing herself as love. Now she flows with and trusts in life. It gave her inspiration to write her book "Essences of Truth Inspirations for Loving Life.” Listen in to hear of her struggles with the book and Anne's steps to finally publish it.

"We are Love, Joy, Freedom and Peace."

Enjoy!

About the book:

Essences of Truth is a collection of 29 essays that can open us to new ways of thinking about life. Anne has embraced these philosophies over her lifetime, like sipping nectar from a flower to enhance her journey. The essence is to love everything just as it is and live life wholeheartedly from a contemplative perspective. We are inspired to love ourselves more and more regardless of what is appearing in our lives. A life that allows love to guide the way, peace to descend within, and joy to erupt into the world is a blessing for all of us.

How to Connect with Anne:

Website: https://anneround.wixsite.com/website


My guest Mike Acker

Mike is a former pastor, an executive coach, a keynote speaker, and the author of four books, including the bestselling Speak with No Fear.

Mike shares how his life was shaped via good, bad, and ugly circumstances. We can’t start Mike’s story without first talking about his parents. Listen in to hear how he learned things

from his family that he was unaware of, and how he adjusted to conquer life with confidence.

He lives with his wife and son in Alabama.

Enjoy a few nuggets of his wisdom.

Connect with Mike Acker and get his books: https://www.mikeacker.com/

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiQR7cOMcSIbUILZhFvIlvA

My guest Jennifer M. Alemany

Formally in corporate human resources, Jennifer is now an author, a spiritualist and has been a Yogi for 12 years. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jennifer has a spicy mix of Latin American backgrounds (Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Cuba).

She shares her struggles as a young girl from a single mom living in Brooklyn. Jennifer was the first to graduate from college in her family. After college, she became a live-in nanny until she could figure out what was next. With the support of her mom’s wisdom, she then embarked on a 22-year human resources career in the academic and corporate worlds. After losing two of her loves, her mother and then her fiancé, she realized that she had also lost herself. Jennifer then started to write; it was a talent her elementary teachers had pointed out back then. Sitting by the pool, surrounded by nature, her first book Mark, My Love, came to life. It’s an honest, inspiring memoir, a journey of loss and anguish, but with another side within reach over the horizon.

Jennifer currently lives in New York, with her dog Leo Luna.

Let’s enjoy her story.

Connect with Jennifer Alemany and get her book https://jennifermalemany.com/

@jennifer.m.alemany

My guest Claudia Gutierrez

Claudia specializes in positive psychology through meditation and Reiki training, and as a Theta Healer Instructor. She lives in Cancun, Mexico.

She shares her story of transformation and her passion for human development. It all started with not feeling well, a doctor removing her thyroid, and the appearance of traumas and depression. Claudia talks about her drive to find an explanation for it all, her search for answers and solutions. She created a technique to help herself, and now assists others in healing wounds, being at peace with themselves, and finding their path of transformation.

Enjoy her story

To connect with Claudia: https://linktr.ee/ResetandBoost

@resetandboost

My guest is Francis Piche.

Francis is a keynote speaker, a coach, and the founder and CEO of Resilience Element. He is on a mission to share his revelation regarding resilience with the world. His story today is about his quest to follow his heart. Francis shares his choices, struggles, the lessons he learned, their costs, and where he is now. His passion now is to help reawaken people's inner power and raise their successes to support life and business results.

Enjoy!

Connect with Francis: https://www.francispiche.com/

Welcome to Episode #39

My guests Harry Derbitsky & Joe Fletcher

Harry Derbitsky is the President of ACT (Advanced Coaches Training), a coach and an author. He specializes in mental health and addiction as well as other related topics. His understanding comes from his teacher, Sydney Bank, who first articulated the Three Universal Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought.

Joe Fletcher is one of the six (6) Mental Health Transformations group members and their communication manager. Each member has made a transformational shift from their mental distress and addiction to having a new life of wellbeing. They are now looking to spread their combined experiences.

Harry and Joe share how the Mental Health Transformations group was formed, and they explain the unique perspective for people suffering from mental health and struggling through recovery. Through their experiences, the group knows that it is possible to heal and experience the freedom of a healthy mental state, away from addiction and severe mental distress, by applying three Universal Principles: Mind, Consciousness and Thought.

Let's enjoy their stories.

Connect with Harry and Joe:

Website: acttraining.biz/mentalhealthtransformations

Harry Derbitsky (www.acttraining.biz) Books: Evolution of Addiction Recovery and Evolution of Addiction Recovery Re-opened. Email Joe: mentalhtjoe@gmail.com

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