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.
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.
A Talladega, Alabama native, Pamela Lawson received her BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. After threatening to write a book for twenty plus years, Pamela finally did so, with Rise of the Ravenisha being her maiden novel. The second book, Rogue Ravenisha is complete, and there are plans for a third installment, tentatively titled Revenge of the Ravenisha. Pamela lives in Northern California with her two felines, Ferg and Nikos and rides horses every chance she gets.Pamela never thought she would embark on a career change at age 55, but that's exactly what she did. She wrote Rise of the Ravenisha, a novel about werepanthers, female warriors, sisterhood and revenge. The story, set in Ravenswood, Alabama, weaves Black women, the paranormal, and horseback riding together. Pamela was a weird Black girl before the term was coined. She believes there is a market for her stories. Check Pamela out on the web at www.pgracelawson.com
Chrissy is a global citizen, having lived in Southeast Asia and now in Canada - she was able to find her place and creating a multi-faceted identity that grew from being a competitive swimmer to an HR graduate to now working in SaaS Consulting. She has taken on an initiative to launch her podcast: Moments with Chrissy where she brings in her thoughts on self-awareness, healing in addition to creating a space for her guest speakers to share their own personal journey and story to living fully and wholly.
Dave Combs is a songwriter, photographer, entrepreneur and author with four decades of experience writing over 120 songs and creating fourteen albums of soothing, relaxing instrumental piano music. His songwriting began with the now popular standard, Rachel’s Song. His soothing, relaxing music has been played millions of times worldwide on radio, satellite, and all internet streaming media and it continues to touch the lives of millions of people all over the world. He is also the author of the bestselling new book, Touched By The Music: How the Story and Music of Rachel’s Song Can Change Your Life. Visit Dave on the web at www.combsmusic.com
As a nationally published teenage author, Sarah Humpherys wants to inspire your audience to follow their writing dreams and connect with readers in other worlds. Your audience will learn important world building tips, the proper character and story arcs, publishing tips, and feel inspired and entertained. Sarah is a fantasy nerd that loves anime and Dr Strange. Sarah lives in Lehi, Utah and is a die hard fantasy nerd that can’t stop talking about dragons and anime. She's trying to get through her senior year of high school by creating her own worlds and characters, and has written six novels. Her latest is a Fantasy Romance Novel "Stone Cold" containing 308 pages of clean reading published through Morgan James in New York. She makes friends, but only with people who can stand her habit of constantly talking during movies to critique the plot, her memorization of the How to Train your Dragon wikipedia page, and a monologue explaining why Doctor Strange is obviously the best avenger. Check her out on the web at www.sarahhumpherys.com
More than just a loveable Aussie larrikin, Chad is best known for his ability to communicate profound and complex biblical truth with clarity, simplicity, and a whole lot of fun—making him one of Australia's most dynamic Bible teachers and sought after Christian communicators. His latest book—You Can Handle the Truth: Making Sense of the Bible in 3 Simple Steps—is a standout in the hermeneutics space, dealing with the weighty issue of biblical interpretation. It has received widespread praise from both Pentecostals and Presbyterians, professors and pastors, teen bloggers and bestselling authors, college presidents, prominent publishers, and even Bible translators who testify to its creative, engaging and conversational approach to an otherwise daunting subject matter. Chad is energetic yet authentic and has broad appeal for Christian audiences of all stripes who are serious about their relationship with God and growing in their knowledge of His Word. Follow Chad on your favourite social media platform: @Chad.M.Mansbridge. Check out his website at www.chadmansbridge.com
Born of steel, fire and black wind, J.V. Hilliard was raised as a highlander in the foothills of a once-great mountain chain on the confluence of the three mighty rivers that forged his realm’s wealth and power for generations. His father, a peasant twerg, toiled away in industries of honest labor and instilled in him a work ethic that would shape his destiny. His mother, a local healer, cared for his elders and his warrior uncle, who helped to raise him during his formative years. His genius brother, whose wizardly prowess allowed him to master the art of the abacus and his own quill, trained with him for battles on fields of green and sheets of ice. Hilliard’s earliest education took place in his warrior uncle’s tower, where he learned his first words. HIs uncle helped him to learn the basics of life—and, most importantly, creative writing. Hilliard’s training and education readied him to lift a quill that would scribe the tale of the realm of Warminster, filled with brave knights, harrowing adventure and legendary struggles. He lives in the city of silver cups, hypocycloids and golden triangles with his wife, a ranger of the diamond. They built their castle not far into the countryside, guarded by his own two horsehounds, Thor and MacLeod, and resides there to this day.www.jvhilliard.comSocial jvhilliardbooks
Sue Bowles is a survivor turned award-winning author, speaker, and Master Certified Professional Coach. She leads My Step Ahead, an organization committed to breaking the stigma around mental health struggles. "You only have to be a step ahead to help the person behind you" is the bedrock to the value Sue brings. She helps stuck people get unstuck by discovering Hope, journeying together for the next step ahead. Whether speaking on a podcast, stage, or one-on-one, Sue's enthusiasm is contagious, shining the light of hope wherever the listener needs, cheering them to see their dreams become present reality. As a childhood rape survivor, twice suicidal, having battled with depression, and in recovery from an eating disorder, her story of struggle, perseverance, and hope speaks to audiences on a wide spectrum. We all desire to live authentically yet are often held hostage by fear, especially in dealing with mental health struggles. Sue breaks the stigma by openly sharing her story, making it okay to not be okay. By sharing her story, others have permission to take their next step in owning theirs. Sue’s story is a story of hope, the power of reaching out, and empowerment of living 'her step ahead.www.suebowles.com