Beyond 6 Seconds
Summary: Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!
Bob Sager, the founder of SpearPoint Solutions LLC, helps people use innovative thinking to create practical solutions for business and life. Bob shares the lessons he learned early in his career that fueled his success as an entrepreneur, and why he invented What's the BIG Idea?, a game that helps people innovate and have fun at the same time. Listen to the end of the episode for a free special offer from Bob!
Carin Rockind is a happiness expert, motivational speaker and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living. On 10/18/18 she is launching the first annual Women's Global Happiness Day (womenshappy.com) in 50+ cities to raise awareness of the women’s depression epidemic. Carin describes how being robbed at gunpoint started her on her journey, how she has overcome obstacles, and shares advice for uncovering your purpose. Visit PurposeGirl.com for a free Living on Purpose Guide.
Kenn Day is a professional Shaman based in Cincinnati, Ohio, who helps companies and organizations rediscover the healing power of deep connection with the collective soul. Kenn describes what a professional shaman does, how his quest to heal from PTSD started him on his journey to become a shaman, and how he has helped businesses tune into their communal souls to heal their cultures and embrace change as gently as possible. Learn more about Kenn’s work at www.bodysoulcincy.com.
Kim Foster Carlson is an award-winning broadcast journalist, athlete and author of the book "Good Enough: How to Overcome Fear of Failure and Perfectionism to Live Your Best Life." Kim shares why she wrote this book for millennials, “the most anxious generation,” her own struggle with perfectionism throughout her career, and how she discovered how to become who you are meant to be without fearing failure. Find out more at www.kimfostercarlson.com.
Adrienne Garland is the founder and CEO of She Leads Media (www.sheleadsmedia.com), a boutique marketing consultancy and conference production company serving women-led businesses. She also runs the She Leads Annual Conference for new and experienced women entrepreneurs. On this episode, Adrienne describes the resources that women need to build and finance their businesses. She also shares her own challenges as a corporate marketing executive turned company founder & CEO.
Femi Opaneye is the Founder and CEO of Linked Optimization (www.linkedoptimization.com), which helps businesses generate B2B leads and sales through LinkedIn. He is a successful entrepreneur today -- but he almost didn’t survive to get to this point. Femi shares how he got through his painful years of job dissatisfaction, job loss, business failures, depression and suicidal thoughts, and how he finally found success.
Dr. Ginny Baro is the CEO and founder of Fearless Women @Work, an executive coaching and career strategy company. Ginny shares her story of immigrating from the Dominican Republic as a child, her 26-year corporate leadership career, and how her divorce compelled her to reinvent herself as an entrepreneur and leadership coach. She shares advice for building relationships with mentors at work, as well as five powerful strategies for thriving in your career and life. Learn more at www.Fearlesswomenatwork.com.
Steven Riecker has been passionate about the outdoors for over 50 years. In 2017, he thru-hiked the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, over 5 months, through 14 states, with nearly 5 million footsteps. It transformed his life – and now he leads hikes for others on the Appalachian Trail as well. Steven discusses how his best friend Roger’s battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has inspired him, and shares advice for achieving big life goals.
During her bout with a rare and aggressive cancer, Shannon Villalba used holistic medicine therapies along with traditional medical treatments. Her experience and recovery inspired her to create HIME Wellness: a company that provides resources for holistic therapies & tools to help people live happier, healthier, meaningful, and more purpose-driven lives. Learn more at www.himewellness.com .
Katarina Garcia is the fashion designer and athlete behind Katsey, a new athleisure apparel line for women ages 40+. Katarina discusses how she navigated the challenges leading up to her clothing line’s launch, and how she used LinkedIn to build her business with executives and venture capitalists, leading to a deal with Amazon. She also shares how Katsey will support a bigger dream: preventing domestic violence through youth education. Learn more @bekatsey on Instagram.
Tyler Jackson is the owner and founder of Trove Branding Consultants, a social media management agency that caters to entrepreneurs, brands, and corporations worldwide. In this episode, Tyler shares valuable digital marketing and branding advice for small businesses, recommends the books that have helped her strengthen her skills as a business owner and build her team, and the importance of being a lifelong learner. Learn more at www.TroveBrandingConsultants.com.
Roxana Radulescu is the Founder of All Personal, where she provides coaching services to develop your "soft skills." She also hosts the All Personal podcast, which features stories about how people discover and use their unique skills. On this episode, Roxana shares the importance of building your strengths & skills like muscles and how she manages the challenges of being a new solo entrepreneur in a new country. Learn more at www.personalskillscoach.com.
Elena Deutsch is an executive coach and career consultant who founded WILL: Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law. She helps women lawyers leave big law firms for a career and life filled with greater control and satisfaction. Elena shares why women get stuck being miserable in big law firms, what inspired her to start WILL and how she addresses the challenges of being a solopreneur. Visit www.womeninterestedinleavinglaw.com to learn more.
Lizy Dastin is the owner and founder of Art and Seeking, a platform that bridges the gap between the mainstream art world to the unorthodox world of street art. Lizy shares how her business was born during a low point in her life, why it evolved beyond art tours into a digital archive of street art, and the craziest interviews she’s done with street artists. Learn more about Lizy at www.artandseeking.com and on her podcast “Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin Bua.”
Jeannette Wheatley spent 3 years volunteering with World Hope’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans. She shares why she traveled far from her Michigan home to support hurricane victims (despite having a broken shoulder), how she inspired businesses in her hometown to get involved, and how her faith in God inspired miracles large and small. Jeannette is currently raising funds to build a well in Kisumu, Kenya. You can learn more by emailing her at jeannettewheatley@Ymail.com.