Living the Dream with Curveball
Summary: On the living the dream with curveball podcast I interview guests that teach, motivate, and inspire others. On every episode I interview ordinary people telling extordinary stories about how they contribute to the world to try and make life better for others. I interview a wide range of indivisuals such as authors, singers, actors, athletes, coaches, Etc. When you listen to living the dream with curveball prepare to be motivated and inspired to stop at nothing to achieve your dreams.
By the time she was ten years old Juliet Rose knew she wanted to be a writer. She entertained neighborhood kids with her stories after school and with the support of her mother got her first typewriter. Life had other plans and after the death of her mother when Juliet was eleven she put those dreams on hold. Over the decades she has picked up the proverbial pen time and again, writing about her life experiences including the cancer diagnosis and subsequent passing of her four year old daughter. Focusing on fiction currently, she is driven to bring to life characters from many walks of life and the struggles faced in modern society. Her writing style is open and fluid, giving the characters the ability to shine as the truth of their own story. Her works are honest and sometimes brutally painful but in the end her characters are given the voice which needs to be heard. Juliet is a New York native living in the mountains of Georgia. She has lived all over the United States and Mexico and doesn’t plan to stop seeing the world beyond her front door step. She spends her time rescuing animals, painting and writing. Her dream is to get an RV to explore hidden gems and find the best vegan restaurants.She has a unique voice and is a published author of two novels with two more due out in 2022. Juliet blends social issues into her fiction writing in the hopes of opening different perspectives.Check out Juliet’s website at www.authorjulietrose.com
Margaret Agard is an award-winning author, former executive in the high tech industry and mother of eight children, step-mother to seven (they were never all at home at the same time!) She is a Christian mystic and Reiki Level II Healer. She is currently writing her third memoir titled Love: Becoming One with Parker, from her house next to a lake in Florida– viewing lake, not swimming lake because, well, alligators. Former executive in the high tech industry, author, speaker, Christian mystic and reiki healer. Margaret focuses on helping others change their lives and finding true purpose by turning their to-do lists over to God (higher power/spirit/inner voice.) Her story appeals to many who have more to do than time to do it in, and want to live their best life. At the time she started this practice she was a single mother of eight, working full time as the sole financial support for her family, and had returned to university full time to finish the last few credits for her bachelors degree in mathematics. She slept less than four hours a night and often woke in a panic worrying about what wasn't getting done. Her previous practice of prioritizing and focusing on the "most important" tasks wasn't working. After turning her to-do list over to God she "got more done, more sleep, and had less stress." Her story inspires others to do the same. From podcast hosts: " great guest! She is funny, has great insight and flows with the conversation." And this from Our Spiritual Life podcast notes: "I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. She is the first guest I’ve had on the podcast who is a Christian writer, and I was a bit uncertain how it would go since so many Christians are very rigid in their beliefs. But Margaret is a self-described “Christian mystic”, meaning that she is willing to explore spirituality and seeks to experience God directly rather than just know about God and the Bible. (That is the key difference between being spiritual versus religious.) In fact, she has had many direct experiences of God that started when she “began giving her daily to-do list to God”."https://inhisfootsteps.com
Creativity, art and entrepreneurship expert. Pivoted a corporate attorney career into a seven-figure art advisory and consulting business. Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph “Out There” published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories. In 2015 Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world. She has written for publications such as Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art. She has worked on product collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Katherine Bernhardt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nir Hod and many more. In 2016, Maria curated “Greek Gotham” presented at Dio Horia, Mykonos with the participation of sixteen New York-based artists including KAWS, Austin Lee, Nina Chanel Abney and Raul de Nieves. A full-color catalogue with an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch was written and designed by Maria to commemorate this exhibition. In 2019 she created and hosted "The "C" Files with Maria Brito", a TV and streaming series for PBS's new station "ALL ARTS". The same year she also curated two exhibitions: “The Thousand and One Nights,” the inaugural show of Artual Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon with seven American artists including Holly Coulis, Allison Zuckerman and Rosson Crow and "MUSE", Shona McAndrew's first New York City exhibition at CHART Gallery in Tribeca. Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Latin America, VOGUE Brazil, VOGUE China, VOGUE.com, ELLE Décor Spain, Departures, Forbes, Blouin ArtINFO, Hamptons Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, Refinery29, goop, Billboard, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire Spain, Allure, The Coveteur, House Magazine, House Beautiful, Buro 24/7, Latina, Modern Magazine, and more. Check out Maria on the web at www.mariabrito.com
On today’s episode I am joined by social media influencer and podcast host Amanda Penny. Amanda originally started social media at the age of 12 where she was discussing her daily life activities on an Instagram account . Amanda is most known as the 17 year old podcast host . Her podcast is called Amanda's World . Amanda is responsible for running, producing, directing, and managing her show and Amanda is completely self-taught . She gained a very big following on Instagram where she has over 6.7k views and it has been played all over the world . She has worked with a lot of bigger companies such as BuzzFeed , Barstool Sports , Mtv , Young Hollywood . Amanda has Interviewed tons of producers directors musician influencers excetera and she does a segment on her podcast called small business Saturday . Amanda is also responsible for starting her high school's podcast trend . when it comes to social media and podcasting Amanda has lots of experience .
Jenny is a podcast producer, host & creator with CurtCo Media.Shows include:· Solar: Director/Producer/Voice of A.L.I.oA scripted audio sci-fi starring Stephanie Beatriz, Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming, and Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt.· Hollywood Unscripted: Host/ProduceroInterviews with top creatives in film/TV/Streaming. Guests include Lee Daniels, Alfred Molina, Julie Taymor, Joe Manganiello, Chris Columbus & more.· A Moment of Your Time: Creator/ProduceroBite-sized pieces of creative expression — essays/songs/poems/stories/scenes submitted by contributors around the globe.· When Last I Left: Host/ProduceroAn improvisational storytelling podcast incorporating listener based story points, rules & suggestions. She is also a Company Member/Media Director with the immersive theater company, The Speakeasy Society. With the company has performed in “The Johnny Cycle”, “The Johnny Cycle: The Living”, “Wild Party”, “Ebenezer: An Immersive Internet Spectacular 2021”. Trained with a BFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Jenny is a SAG/AFTRA actress who has appeared in TV and film such as: Modern Family, Any Bullet Will Do opposite Bruce Davison, and Postpartum opposite Danielle Harris (taking home “Best Actress” from The International Horror Hotel Festival). Additionally, Jenny has worked behind the scenes in film, digital, music videos, commercials, animation, theater, and casting.CHRIS PORTER is a Los Angeles-based writer, award-winning composer, and sound designer of concert works, film, theater, and immersive events that have been seen, heard, and experienced around the world. Chris has been a podcast producer, editor, and host at CurtCo Media since 2019, creating SOLAR as CurtCo’s first narrative production. Podcast credits include: · SOLAR: Creator/Director/ComposeroA scripted audio sci-fi starring Stephanie Beatriz, Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming, and Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt.· When Last I Left: Creator/HostoAn improvisational storytelling podcast incorporating listener based story points, rules & suggestions.· A Moment of Your Time: ComposeroBite-sized pieces of creative expression — essays/songs/poems/stories/scenes submitted by contributors around the globe.· Cars That Matter: Producer/EditoroHost Robert Ross discusses all things cars with designers, collectors, drivers, and luxury enthusiasts. You can check out the new show Soler at www.solarthepodcast.com· You can also check out the work of Chris and Jenny at www.thespeakeasysociety.com
Frank WiegersFighter pilot turned love sex and relationship coach. Author “The Magical Sex Book” and “So That’s Why They Do That! Men Women And Their Hormones”Background InformationFighter pilot veteran of the Vietnam war, and veteran of the relationship war where Frank got divorced. With degrees in Business, engineering and law, Frank began an intensive study of love, sex, and relationships. Frank got licensed by the Relationship Coaching institute and began working in the men’s movement in the early 90s and ended up coaching men and women, couples and singles. Frank met his wife Judith Claire, a successful personal, career, and relationship counselor who has been practicing for over 40 years. Together we wrote two books. Our newest, The Magical Sex Book has been well received, “Combining the methods of turning sex into a spiritual connection leads the reader right to the treasure of learning what's missing, and the authors provide action steps to solve disconnection problems. Impressively, well done.” Writer’s Digest. Our first book So that’s Why They Do That! Me, Women, And Their Hormones was also well received. “A clear and comprehensive 21st Century roadmap for the genders.” Huffington Post. Visit Frank on the web at www.themagicalsexbook.com
Sam Thiara is a professional who has created a personal journey as a storyteller, writer, workshop facilitator, problem solver, educator and entrepreneur. His goal is to engage individuals in their personal and professional development and was recognized by the Governor General of Canada for his work in the hundreds of individuals he has mentored and the thousands he has engaged. Added to this are the 45+ non-profits that he has worked with over the years. Presently, Sam is the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting, a platform that engages his audience to define their path. A key element is transformational practices where he is an expert in youth career coaching and supports teams and organizations in corporate alignment. He co-founded a youth career platform that has gone nationwide. He is a lecturer at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University where he blends academic and professional experiences into a rich environment that captivates his audience. Finally, he is an accomplished and sought after speaker and has two TEDx talks to his name and speaks at conferences, seminars and workshops about 30-35 times a year. Added to his speaking is the book he recently wrote a book called, ‘Lost and Found: Seeking the Past and Finding Myself’. It focuses on his journey to India to find his ancestral roots with little else than a faded photograph and determination. The book is also about realizing one’s cultural identity because many struggle with understanding who they are. Sam’s signature tagline is, “Everyone’s life is an autobiography, make yours worth reading.”www.sam-thiara.com
Patrice Badami is a special education teacher and mother of three. she has advocated for families with children who have special needs to ensure that they receive special education services that they require in for them to be appropriately facilitated at their home school district. Patrice created a website to help students as they navigate their way back into the in person educational settings. The website is entitled www.Acorntotree.com and it offers free academic and recreational support for children and families.
Donna is the founder of Vibrant Living International a non-profit organization. She helps bring accelerated transformation to people across the world. Her passion is to help you reach your full potential. Donna has been speaking and coaching for over 25 years. She has developed powerful programs to help women rise above a painful past so they can live the life of their dreams. Her clients have said,“She will help you walk away from overwhelm, stress and self-doubt into peace and confidence, like a refreshing vacation for your body & soul.” She also produces a podcast is called “You Were Designed for Greatness” and has written 4 books. Her clients say she has a knack for turning fear into excitement and exposing lies so the truth can shine through.Free Book - An Umbrella On A Sunny Day We often prepare for the worst to happen. Donna shares personal stories and 4 Keys to rise above a painful past and life the life you have always dreamed of.Check out Vibrant Living International at www.ivibrantliving.com
Born in Athens, Greece as an Air Force brat, Teri M Brown graduated from UNC Greensboro. She began her writing career helping small businesses with content creation and published five nonfiction self-help books dealing with real estate and finance, receiving "First Runner Up" in the Eric Hoffman Book Awards for 301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home Now, finalist in the USA Best Books Awards for How To Open and Operate a Financially Successful Redesign, Redecorate, and Real Estate Staging Business and for 301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home Now, and Honorable Mention in Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award for Private Mortgage Investing. In 2017, after winning the First Annual Anita Bloom Ornoff Award for Inspirational Short Story, she began writing fiction in earnest, and recently published Sunflowers Beneath the Snow. Teri is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author who loves word games, reading, bumming on the beach, taking photos, singing in the shower, hunting for bargains, ballroom dancing, playing bridge, and mentoring others. Teri’s debut novel, Sunflowers Beneath the Snow, is a historical fiction set in Ukraine. Learn more at www.terimbrown.com
Daniel is the co-founder of Spacemakers®, a productivity consulting group for busy leaders. His book "Spacemaker - how to unplug, unwind and think clearly in the digital age," won the Australian Business Book Awards in 2021 (best personal development book). As a trainer, coach and keynote speaker, Daniel has worked with CEO’s, executives, and other senior professionals throughout Australia and beyond. His professional history includes leadership roles in physiotherapy, health management, project management and Christian ministry. He is also the founder of a number of globally-accessible productivity courses such as Email Ninja®, List Assassin®, Priority Samurai™, with more than 20,000 students online and offline. Daniel lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife, Kylie, and three children, Naomi, Caleb and Jethro. He keeps fourteen pure-bred chickens who eat a lot of grain and lay too few eggs. To learn more about Daniel and his work at Spacemakers, please visit www.spacemakers.com.au
Recovering Perfectionist and Serial Accomplisher helping professionals design their best life and have the courage to live it. Attorney, podcaster, speaker, success architect, NLP Master Coach, NLP Certified TrainerAmber Fuhriman is an attorney, speaker, success architect, and podcaster. She is the Owner and Attorney at Fuhriman Law, a Law Firm she operates in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amber practices Criminal Defense and Immigration Law. She graduated from Law School in Michigan and immediately moved to Vegas to begin her career. Throughout her educational and professional career, Amber always thought there would be a moment where everything would fall into place, as she calls it, her “I’ll be happy when moment.” When that moment never came, Amber started to realize her entire identity had been tied up in being an attorney and chasing accomplishments to fill a void that accomplishments could never fill. Amber’s road to becoming a success architect began in 2016 when she dug into personal development. Since 2016, Amber has pushed the boundaries of her self-imposed physical and mental limitations, living outside her comfort zone as much as possible and learning about how the mind works and how our limiting beliefs affect our success. In 2020, Amber became a Certified Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Certified Master Practitioner in Integrated Timeline Techniques. She is also a Success Mastery Academy Certified Coach. Now, in addition to practicing law, Amber is a Success Architect! She works with “serial accomplishers” like her former self to help them gain clarity what they actually want, define what their best life looks like and helps them get out of their comfort zone to achieve their dreams. Amber believes that pushing yourself out of your comfort zone physically helps challenge your mental limitations of what you can accomplish professionally. She uses her experiences with loss, grief, academic and professional success, and physical challenges including a 24 hour endurance obstacle course race to help her clients get out of their own way and achieve their highest level of success.www.successdevelopmentsoluntions.com
Producer and partner on a variety of video, television and film projects including Joysticks, a televised webseries created by Shelley as a film tech student in 2012, New Mexico Media Makers, a talk show featured on UPublic, the Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project, co-writer of award-winning screenplay, “Scratching Kat," bio-fic novel, "A Gypsy's Kiss: A Treasure Hunt Adventure," and podcast content marketing guide "Women in Podcasting: The Messages and Methods Interviews." Along with her 73-year-old veteran business partner, Toby Younis, Shelley’s motivational teachings have seen her clients gaining the tech knowledge to launch their own YouTube channels and podcasts. Described as a livecast coach, she inspires encore entrepreneurs and legacy livestreamers to discover the clarity and confidence to realize their passions and dreams to share their uplifting messages with the world. Based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, but running livestream and podcast training globally through AGK Media Studio; Shelley is also a loving wife to her husband, Kevin, for 37 years and mother to two wonderful adult children and their delightful spouse/partners.As a livestreaming YouTuber, podcast host and blogger, Shelley shares her Creative Campaign Framework with her audience so they can leverage their time, talent and content to expand their brand's reach around the world. Shelley has been livestreaming presentations and interviews for the past 7 years and she finds great joy in sharing her methods with others. Shelley would love the opportunity to participate in friendly conversation that enlightens and uplifts our audience. Check Shelley out on the web and view the live stream at www.livecast.life
Brianna was diagnosed with Osteopetrosis at the age of 2. Osteopetrosis, which literally means “stone bone“, is a disorder that causes an individual's bones to be so weak and frail that simply bumping into an object will cause their bones to break.Autosomal recessive osteopetrosis (ARO), the type of osteopetrosis with which Brianna was born, is one of two forms of the disorder and is the most severe. ARO makes itself apparent during infancy and usually presents with abnormally dense skull bones that pinch nerves in the head and face resulting in vision loss and possibly the loss of other senses. This is the cause of Brianna’s blindness.While Brianna has been living with this disorder her entire life, God continues to give her the strength to endure the challenges with which she is confronted. Brianna has broken nearly every bone in her body, and still leads a full life. Her surgical scars tell stories of every battle she has faced and overcome. Brianna founded Scarred Not Broken to serve as a platform to remind other individuals with disabilities that, even if the battles of this world leave them scarred, they are certainly not broken! Check out Brianna’s organization at www.scarrednotbroken.org
William Schirmer is an experienced Executive and HR leader with over 22 years experience in the field. He has worked in both national and international companies in the USA and Europe, and has built numerous Leadership Development and Talent Management programs along the way. He has helped many people address issues of personal fulfillment, professional development, performance, communication and relationships. He is the recent author of ‘The Leadership Core: Competencies for Successfully Leading Others’ and his second book ‘Fulfilled: Finding Happiness and Prosperity In Your Life’ will also be released later in 2021. William holds an undergraduate degree in Behavioral and Political Sciences, and graduate degrees in Human Resource Management and Social Sciences.