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.
Today's show features celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Sabrina Gilleylen. Sabrina has had a passion for doing hair for others everysince her childhood. Sabrina originally went to Mississippi State for broadcast journalism and thought this would be her path to fame, but after being suspended from the university Sabrina decided to follow her childhood passion and enroll in Creations College of Cosmetology in Tupelo Mississippi. A few years later Sabrina moved to Atlanta. This allowed her to get her foot in the door of the entertainment industry and fulfill her lifelong dreams. This move gave Sabrina the opertunity to work with Tyler Perry as an extra in the movies Ride Along 2 and Barbershop 3. After meeting Charles Greggory who is connected in the entertainment business and taking a trading cinema secrets class Sabrina found herself working as a stylist on the set of season six of “The Walking Dead.” Sabrina's resume now includes stylist work for hip-hop artists such as Lil Wayne, 2chainz, Big Boi, Lil Boosie, and August Alsina music videos. She has also worked on Rick Ross and Travis Scott special events as well as being a personal stylist for Jewels Tankard of the Bravo reality show, “Thicker Than Water.” Not only is Sabrina a hairstylist and makeup artist she is also an actoress who landed a role in a Dave Ramsey commercial as well as being an extra on other projects. Sabrina is currently filming a movie, and has some upcoming future projects. You can check out Sabrina on the web at www.ladybrina.com to sign up for her newsletter and purchase her products.
Actor/Producer: One Life to Live, Another World an upcoming Wild Crime premiering on ABC Fall 2021" As an actor, Mr. Wenzel has appeared in several Theatre productions Off-Broadway in NYC, as well as Film, TV, and daytime serials including Ray Donavan, Rescue Me, One Life To Live, All My Children, Guiding Light, Another World, Evil Lives Here, Who Killed Jane Doe, Wild Crime premiering on ABC Fall 2021, OLD DOGS, The Hustler.David Wenzel is also an Award Winning Producer/Director for such films as Hamlet/Horatio, Echelon 8, Preying For Mercy, The Hostage!David has work with such notables as Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio, Anthony Hopkins Fisher Stevens, Scott Rudin, Jace Alexander, and the great Oscar Winning Cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki & Oscar Winner Gordan Willis.Recent Film: Hamlet/Horatiohttps://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-Horatio-Andrew-Burdette/dp/B096D8BZMFDavid Vando is truly a jack-of-all-trades. He is the owner of models mart ltd., has assistant directed in various productions, and has authored plays performedin London, Germany, and Chicago. Mr. Vando recently worked on a adaptation of Hamlet as a Writer and Actor. He is working with Onward and Sideways Productions.
Milagros Phillips author, speaker, and racial equity coach. Milagros has been facilitating programs on racial healing for more than 30 years and is a teacher of a course in Miracles. She also is the creator of race demystified and does this work because she has a different voice to add to the conversation. One that is centered on a compassionate aproach to healing our racial conditioning.
I believe in amazing storytelling being the key to creating change in people's lives. I believe that I am an amazing storyteller. Michael was born to a hyper-abusive drug addict mother who cut his finger off at 4 years old, a step-father you pray you never have, and a racist grandmother that pushed him into an identity crisis. By the time he was 9, his family was in poverty and often homeless all while being members of the Mormon Church. At twelve, he was adopted by his grandmother and quickly turned to drugs and alcohol to survive the continuing abuse. Despite multiple learning disabilities and not graduating high school on time, Michael found success in Corporate America in his early twenties.However, success only made things worse. Michael found himself morbidly obese, high and drunk daily, and ultimately self-sabotaging everything around him. It was not until finding his inner power through his Mirror Moment and choosing to do whatever it took to work through childhood trauma that his life really began.Michael Anthony is the author of the best-selling book Think Unbroken and is a coach, mentor, and educator for adult survivors of child abuse. Michael spends his time helping other survivors get out of "The Vortex" to become the hero of their own story and take their lives back. Michael hosts The Michael Unbroken podcast, teaches at Think Unbroken Academy and is on a mission to create change in the world. www.thinkunbrokenpodcast.com
As frontman and chief songwriter for 80s/90s seminal Pittsburgh rock band, Little Wretches, Robert Wagner rode a wave of local notoriety that led the band to the forefront of the underground music scene. The Little Wretches were founded as a folk/punk band by Robert (guitar) and his brother, Chuckie (violin). The “classic” Mach 2 era of Little Wretches included Ed Heidel (bass), Chris Bruckhoff (percussion, wind instruments, backing vocals) and Bob Goetz (guitar), rounded out by Dave Mitchell (drums), Mike Michalski (bass) and Ellen Hildebrand (electric guitar.) This rock edition of the band performed regularly and helped the band build its massive following in Pittsburgh. Michalski, Mitchell and Chuckie Wagner left the band, effectively ending Mach 2.Mach 3 began with the addition of David Losi (keyboards) and Mike Madden (drums.) When Madden couldn’t tour, drum programmer Gregg Bielski took over. When Ellen switched to bass guitar, this version of The Little Wretches entered the studio. They recorded two albums, with Angelo George playing drums and Jon Paul Leone playing guitar on a third. National press, attorneys, managers, and publicists came calling, as did life’s obligations, and the Little Wretches disbanded in the late 90s.Robert Wagner continues to perform at coffeehouses and small clubs. A Master’s Degree holder, Wagner also counsels abused, neglected, traumetized and court-adjudicated youth. He is the co-founder of The Calliope Acoustic Open Stage, an event that has lasted 15+ years. He has also recorded and released two new albums in 2020: Undesirables and Anarchists and Burning Lantern Dropped In Straw. The former having spawned an itunes chart-topping single and having received airplay on more than 115 North American AM/FM radio stations.https://www.facebook.com/thelittlewretcheshttps://littlewretches.comhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/28Ue5Dx2uO60U7MMKJ3waD?si=QuExwCFLQ32ld9GcJ83vvw
Louise Cappi is an internationally acclaimed New Orleans-based singer/songwriter, recording artist and entertainer. She is the daughter of the late great New York jazz guitarist, Al Cappi. Louise and her band pack the house on Friday and Saturday nights at her weekly residency at Mahogany Jazz Hall, in New Orleans. She has also been a regular performer on the NYC music scene. Cappi has received global rave reviews of her music. Powerful, explosive, humorous & soul-stirring is the only way to describe her music and live performances. Louise Cappi, aka, "A genre of her own".New single “Hope” coming this July on MTS Records. New album HOPE due this fall! http://www.louisecappimusic.com Socials: @louisecappimusic
Soulful Femme is a blues, funk, jazz duo from Pittsburgh, made up of two women: Stevee Wellons (vocals) and Cheryl Rinovato (guitars). Their debut album, “It Is Well With My Soul” is being released on June 4th, 2021. Vocalist Stephanie Wellons, aka Stevee Wellons, has been performing in the tri-state area for the last 25 years and is known for her high-energy stage presence and performance. Stevee has performed with numerous area bands and currently teaches and coaches voice at numerous CCAC college campuses in the area. Formerly, she taught at the prestigious Afro-American Institute (AAMI), in the Homewood Area of Pittsburgh. An experienced recording artist as well, Stevee has recorded in Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and Baltimore. Stevee Wellons Band won the 2015 Blues Society of Western PA's Blues Challenge and represented Western PA at the 2016 International Blues Challenge.Studying Applied Music with a 2nd major in Arranging and Composition at famed Berklee College of Music, Cheryl Rinovato began her musical career as a studio musician throughout New England. Since moving to Pittsburgh, Cheryl has pursued her musical career as a professional musician for numerous area bands and has done extensive studio work. Cheryl has also been the recipient of the prestigious Jim Weber Award, given to blues guitarist of the year, three times; in 2012, 2013 and 2015. She is a Delaney (out of Austin, TX) endorsed guitarist with 2 signature guitar models.Stevee and Cheryl have performed with: Shemekia Copeland, Ana Popovic, Samantha Fish, Tas Cru, Miller & the Other Sinners, Joann Shaw Taylor, Tommy Castro and Mike Zito. These two dynamic personalities complement each other with the gift that they combine for a dynamic experience. Sit back and be entertained!"www.soulfulfemme.comhttps://www.facebook.com/soulful.femmehttps://twitter.com/SoulfulFemmehttps://www.instagram.com/soulfulfemmeband/
A modern renaissance man, meets human bucket-list. There is no stopping Stewart, once he makes up his mind to do something. A travel connoisseur, with experience living in four continents. Stewards major achievements to date have thus far, have been recording a professional E.P, and He also recently published His first book.With a background in construction design and 3d modelling, Stewart Gatsi is an independent singer/songwriter, recording artist, educator, and author.
Coach Chris is recognized as the #1 Travel GURU who delivers a unique, relevant, humorous, motivational message that empowers everyone. When Christopher Klesh aka COACH CHRIS left his successful 31-marketing executive career with AT&T behind, he became a master of traveling in luxury for pennies on the dollar. Chris took advantage of his entrepreneurial nature and extensive travel experience to launch, Lifetime Leisure Experiences. Since 2002, as a professional speaker, coach, consultant and media guest, Chris has guided hundreds of families around the world to do the same. In the aftermath of the global pandemic, demand for his travel tips has never been stronger as families want to make memories again together after so many months apart. As a speaker, Coach Chris will motivate your audience to get inspired by the doors to new experiences that are just a few ninja tips away. As Coach Chris States even in today’s environment, we all must: Retreat, Relax, Renew, Rejoice and Remember for a Lifetime. He believes his mission is to bring families together so their memories can last forever. What Coach Chris likes to empower: --It’s about time...and how well we spend it.--It’s not the years in your life...but the life in those years that matter--The best things in life aren’t things...they’re your health, family, friends, memories and experiences!--We travel not to escape life...but for life not to escape us!--You don’t have to be rich to live rich!Recognized as the #1 Travel GURU, Coach Chris delivers a unique, relevant, humorous, motivational message that has empowered 1000’s in his audiences to live and enjoy the “Lifestyle of Privilege” in Travel & Leisure for just “Pennies on the Dollar” He shares with the audience the inside tips and loopholes, not found in any book or blog, that enable individuals and families to enjoy their dream vacations affordably. Most often the cost of dream vacations are beyond your wildest imagination or way beyond your budget. Nine times out of ten it is out of our budget, but Coach Chris can teach you INSIDER TIPS and TRICKS that will amaze you and get you going on the vacation you SO DESERVE. Coach Chris has been a member of the National Speakers Association as well as the Florida Speakers Association. He is also a member of the Hall of Fame Speaker Walter Bond’s Mastermind Group iSPEAK.He graduated from Indiana University with a BS Degree in Music/Radio/TV and a MBA Degree in Marketing/Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University. He maintains homes and offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and South Lake Tahoe, California. His hobbies include travel, skiing, beaching, golf, tennis and theatre.
A sports announcer gives the play by play of what’s happening on the field. Like that announcer, blind and sighted audio description narrators give the play by play of the visuals of a movie or tv show. And with that, Blind and low vision audiences enjoy tv shows and movies can enjoy this experience in parity to sighted audiences.Audio description can be in parity to sighted audiences. Instead of seeing this as “how cheap we can make it” - the culture is pivoting to how great we can make it, as the value of the many roles of audio description.Roy Samuelson has voiced as an audio description narrator over 1000 titles, and each one has been influenced by blind advisors, directors, engineers, and many others. With a focus on collaboration and inclusion, Roy showcases his passion and drive for performing this work with respect for audiences, providers, and the other roles in the creation of this audio adaptation of the visuals.attached image alt: wearing a deni
Lloyd Chapman is the President and founder of the American Small Business League (ASBL)For over 30 years, Mr. Chapman has fought the rampant fraud and abuse in federal small business contracting programs. He is hailed as the nation's most vocal opponent of the federal governments policy, which involves fabricating compliance of the 23% small business contracting goal.Mr. Chapman has won 110 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) legal battles, which is more than anyone in the history of the US with institutions like the Pentagon, Department of Justice (DOJ) and more. Mr. Chapman has been the recipient of the James Madison Freedom of Information Award. Mr. Chapman has been a guest of many major news programs to voice his educated opinion on the current president's work with supporting small businesses and his legal battles. Lloyd can be found on the web at www.lloydchapman.comTopics I Can Discuss:
Melissa Sercia is an award winning Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author with a passion for philosophy, mythology, and all things supernatural.She is the author of the Blood and Darkness and Beautiful Dark Beasts series’.Melissa lives in California with her man and her cat. When she’s not building dark fantasy worlds and slaying demons, you can find her in the kitchen cooking with a glass of wine in her hand. You can also find her on the web at www.melissasercia.com
On todays show I am joined by author and founder of phenomenally autistic Ayanna davis. Being autistic herself Ayanna discusses how she feels black women do not get the treatment she feels they deserve from the medical community. She also discusses diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Ayanna also talks about being a former choreographer who has trained over 100 students and what it was like to have her work seen on platforms such as BET, ABC family, Maury Povich Show, and The Apollo Theater. Ayanna faces daily challenges with autism as well as several chronic illnesses, but she has not let that prevent her from living a phenomenal life by giving back to the world.
Sam Mitchell, a teenager living with autism, brings you Autism Rocks and Rolls. Although Sam has had obstacles in the past and still has daily struggles, he is using this platform to take away the stigma off of autism and other conditions that many think are disabilities. He often brings guests into the conversation, whether it be family members, friends, celebrities or others involved in the world of autism. He wants to prove that he is not broken and does not need to be fixed. Sam has a lot of fun along the way and really loves to entertain his audience. Listen to this podcast and go into the mind of Sam. Also visit Sam on the web at www.autismrocksandrolls.com
In this episode I am joined by Kye Harris. Kye is a Financial Adviser, Business Owner and Host of ‘It’s More than Money’ Podcast.Kye is real, honest and passionate about helping to understand that a humans worth is not what they have in the bank or the possessions they own, but what is inside of them. When people know what they value most, Kye believes that creating a plan for financial success becomes a much simpler and more effective process. With money having such an emotional charge around it, we’ve all obsessed over it, worried about it and consumed our lives with trying to earn or create more of it, Kye wants to show people what they are actually capable of, and how their money could work for them. He shows them there is no need to worry about their finances now or for the future they want to see for themselves.A staunch advocate for defining and measuring success in our own terms, Kye speaks about the need to use our money in ways that are meaningful to each of us, rather than following outdated philosophies or opinions on what should be done with our money to live a successful life.