45 minutes | Dec 28, 2022
In the Spirit of Giving: Remember to Celebrate with Erica Vander Sande
Some find philanthropy through an experience and some are simply born into a life of compassion, kindness and complete acceptance. Listen to this finale episode where Michelle has the opportunity to celebrate the life of Annette Beyerlein, a true example of selflessness, through a conversation with her daughter, Erica Vander Sande. When we are able to take a step outside of our own lives and provide dignity to everyone around us, a legacy is created. Erica Vander Sande is multi-preuner, wife, mom of two, and a big believer that women will change the world when they embrace their femininity. She is the CEO of The Mina Company, a full-service marketing agency, and The Mina Collective, a business development company that helps women find a business community and resources to scale. She believes that your business should be designed to support who YOU are and your lifestyle. She throws out the rule book and helps women to design a life that allows them to thrive - both personally and professionally.
37 minutes | Dec 28, 2022
In the Spirit of Giving: Creating Environment with Nicole Snell
Within today’s society it can be incredibly difficult to walk through the streets, halls or even sit in our own home feeling safe. Michelle and her guest, Nicole Snell come together in this episode to share how to build that feeling of confidence internally and externally as one walks throughout life. Let's embrace and appreciate the ability to take control of ourselves and our reactions! Nicole Snell is an award winning international speaker, facilitator and self-defense expert specializing in sexual assault prevention education, gender-based violence prevention, and empowerment. She is the CEO of Girls Fight Back, Founder of Outdoor Defense and Lead Instructor with both IMPACT Personal Safety and IMPACT Personal Safety Global. IMPACT teaches full-force self-defense classes locally in LA and through their global division they teach in countries around the world. Through her company Girls Fight Back, Nicole speaks to gender inclusive groups at colleges, high schools, Fortune 500 companies, corporations, the US Military, outdoor groups, women's retreats, and more both domestically and abroad. Nicole is a credentialed Empowerment Self-Defense Professional and an NACP Credentialed Victim Advocate. She has been featured on over 35 podcasts and was interviewed for Women’s Health Magazine last year. She is an experienced solo traveler, outdoors enthusiast, and is an adventure leader for the Los Angeles non-profit, Black Girls Trekkin'. Nicole is committed to ending violence in all of its forms and strives to empower people with the skills to live without limits!
29 minutes | Dec 28, 2022
In the Spirit of Giving: Melding Passion and Purpose with Fatou Doumbia
At this point we have learned that philanthropy can be found just about anywhere. Those who care and strive to spread joy and positivity throughout their daily life will find a way to do so no matter where they are financially, physically or even emotionally. But what about creating a thriving non-profit from the seed of an idea to a self-sufficient system? This week’s incredible guest did just that across the world! Join Michelle and Fatou Doumbia in a conversation about how to turn a simple idea into a thriving reality. Fatou Doumbia was born in Bamako, the capital of Mali, and was raised in Ouelessebougou, the biggest village of Mali at the time. Growing up, her favorite thing was to be outdoors, playing in the rivers. She moved to the US in the 90’s with her then husband who had received a scholarship to study in the states. After seventeen years in America, Fatou returned to Mali and saw that it was not the Mali she remembered. Fatou found that women had been pushed out of work, society, and families when large-scale, industrial corporate farms took over. As a result, these women no longer had the means or opportunity to provide for their families. Women were turned away from schools, homes, and villages when they became pregnant or acted in ways believed to be inappropriate. Some were even physically abused by their own family members.It was that guidance that led Fatou to found AGILE International, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to fight injustice by securing land, water and energy for rural women farmers in West Africa. AGILE International was created by a Malian woman for all Malian women providing the means to stand up and provide for themselves.
27 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
In the Spirit of Giving: Holding Fast to your Passion with Yvon Nguyen
What if we told you that your dreams are never out of reach? Everyday people are faced with hardships in life that make it seem impossible to achieve their next biggest goal. Listen to Michelle talk to our current Miss Teen California, Yvon Nguyen about how she went from being an orphan completely lost with no direction to spreading a message of inclusivity for all through her non-profit and platform of positivity in today's world. Yvon Nguyen is our current Teen Miss California Earth USA 2022 and will be competing at Nationals in the beginning of January. Yvon lost both of her parents to two different types of cancers at a young age, leaving her and her two sisters in foster care. In 2016 their aunt Nina from California gained guardianship leading to Yvon making the move from Dallas, Texas to Orange County, California. Yvon had big dreams of becoming a published professional model but didn’t know where to start due to her home and financial situation. She decided to chase after this dream on her own and eventually landed her first runway show. Since then, Yvon has walked in Orange County fashion week, LA Fashion Week, New York Fashion week, Vietnam Fashion Week and more. Yvon has also opened her own Non-Profit Modeling Agency to help others do the same thing and inspire others to embrace who they are.
56 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
In the Spirit of Giving: Uniquely You with FLASCH
Social media is often seen as a platform that is negatively impacting our future generations, but there is truly so much good that can be found within this hyperconnectivity. Join Michelle in her conversation with non-binary influencer, FLASCH, as they discuss the influx of ‘positive culture’ and the positive online eco-system that is slowly starting to develop to help everyone feel heard, seen and validated within this ever-changing world. FLASCH (They/Them) has taken TikTok and the non-binary community by storm with nearly half a million streams in the first month of their new song “ DEADNAME”. FLASCH is continuing to create music to spread awareness about what it means to be non-binary with their newest non-binary anthem titiled “One of Them”. FLASCH hopes to continue to connect to listeners and support them, especially throughout the holiday seasons where families may be misgendered and feel invalidated.FLASCH is also highly passionate about Mental-health awareness, spirituality, technology, travel and the intersection of living in the present.
42 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
In the Spirit of Giving: Manifesting Magnanimity with Erica Stillman
Philanthropy is such a foundational part of spreading positivity within our communities. Often we think of giving back needing to come from a checkbook or as a required task. This season, we are introducing positivity activists, like Erica Stillman, who navigate this world spreading kindness, awareness and love through small actions that influence a sphere of change. It’s time to give the people who are seeing a world outside of themselves the appreciation that they deserve. Listen now and let's take a moment to say thank you to those who make our days a little bit better. Erica Stillman is a Holistic Life Coach, Reiki Practitioner, Writer, and Speaker. She has facilitated multiple community events and fundraisers for her local community, even gaining attention from her local news (WECT) and local magazines. Erica has always loved helping people whether it be in health: business, relationships, musical passions, or life purpose. She is driven by her passions. Her goal is empowering and inspiring women and men to find love and joy in their lives, providing philanthropic growth, and spreading light into our world.
37 minutes | Nov 12, 2022
The Power of Perspective : It Takes a Village with Mo Hicks
We are closing out this season with a truly wonderful last perspective from Mo Hicks! A mental-health advocate himself, Mo joins Michelle to discuss the importance of all variations of mental health support. His powerful message will truly resonate with you - ‘the more resources are provided, the more perspective one is granted. This increase of perspective leads to the expansion of one's mind and the ability to explore other areas of themselves, their thoughts and lives!’ Join Michelle and Mo in this final conversation on perspective - one that is truly refreshing. Mo Hicks: President of the edical class of 2025 University of Minnesota. After abtaining with his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Carlton College 2018, Mo spent the next 3 years working in various healthcare systems studying their clinical workflows and gaining experience in mental health. Outside of classes, Mo ensures to spend time leading student groups that focus on mentoring underrepresented students, educating others about trauma informed care, promoting holistic health and partnering with local healthcare systems to promote healthy equity. After graduating, he aspires to work with underserved communities through opening his own private practice in psychiatry with a focus on it being community informed integrated and focused.
40 minutes | Nov 5, 2022
The Power of Perspective: Reluctance to Readiness with Yvonne & Isabelle Hilsky
As a life coaching company, we deal with sometimes the most resistant people. We’ve had a wide array of former students of our program this season, primarily because they’ve been the best observers and practitioners of perspective! But what about current students and parents of our program, when does the awareness of perspective happen for them? Listen along as our youngest coach, Thea Saccoliti speaks with her current student (Isabelle Hilsky) who started her coaching journey at 15 years old. Also joined by Isabelle’s mom, Yvonne Hilsky, these two contribute incredible thoughts to what it’s like to start, incorporate and practice coaching and personal development!
38 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
The Power of Perspective: Life is Like a…Boulder?! with Parthiv Ravikumar
Sometimes we can get so overwhelmed by the perception we have of society's expectations of us that we begin to be apathetic to our own goals. It’s so easy to get trapped in the rat race and not even know you’re there. Join this conversation as newly certified Mentor-Coach, Parthiv Ravikumar, shares his tips and tricks on how he found motivation and positivity as a former student of our program. Push the pause button on the monotony and come join us for some good ‘ol fashioned positivity!
40 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
The Power of Perspective: Starting Young with Orian Shaer
Our teenage years are when morals, healthy habits and emotional intelligence truly develop to align with our more mature future selves. Join one of Michelle’s long term students, Orian Shaer, as she shares how she discovered herself at a young age and the unique coaching journey she’s been a part of for over 2 years.
39 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
The Power of Perspective: Believing in the Positive with Brooklyn Shearer
How does one go from being coached to becoming a coach themselves? This awesome journey has been told first hand on the podcast by some of Michelle’s former students. This week we welcome Brooklyn Shearer, a former student of Cheyanne Peters (our Coaching Director) to share her perspective and personal journey from coach to mentor. We discuss the importance of taking responsibility for your actions and the freedom that comes with creating forward mobility in a life of self fulfillment. Brooklyn Bio: Brooklyn is a former student of Cheyanne Peters through Positive Presence Global. The impact of the coaching she received helped her realize that Coaching today's youth is her purpose in life. She grew up in Northern Utah and is now attending college at Southern Utah University. Brooklyn is working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Spanish and Dance. Brooklyn is a self-proclaimed theater kid and loves all that comes with being on stage. She is a lover of music, plays three instruments and sings. She also is an advocate for LGBTQ youth and wants to help people understand the true importance of unconditional love.
46 minutes | Oct 7, 2022
The Power of Perspective: The Guide to Finding Utopia with Michelle Marie King and Thea Saccoliti
It’s no secret that Perspective is the key to helping us understand one another in this vast world we live in. But where do we start down this path to a more inclusive, positive society? Does perspective begin on a micro or macro level, and how is it all interconnected throughout our mental health, careers and relationships? Press that listen button to follow along as Michelle and Thea guide you through various perspectives on how to use a simple tool to help navigate us all towards a future utopia.
40 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
The Power of Perspective: Coming Full Circle with E'lan Riter
We are kicking off this season with a former student turned coach - E’lan Riter. She joins Michelle and Thea in a discussion about her journey to discovering the Power of Perspective. Learn how a growth mentality over a fixed mindset can help shift perspective, and how a simple pivot in awareness can help shape a more positive environment from the inside out. If you want to learn how to live a life of peace, patience and positivity - these incredible humans put together the perfect principles to practice… that’s a lot of P's to get to perspective! LOL! E’lan Riter: E’lan, a name that means “enthusiastic spirit”, graduated college in Agricultural Economics and formerly worked in the real estate industry. Her roots in California, Montana, and Alabama as well as her many travels have given her a curious and explorative perspective of the world. She is currently preparing for a 2,650-mile trek on the Pacific Crest Trail to fulfill one of her life-long goals. As a former student of the Positive Presence Mentor Coaching program, she has learned to use every challenge as an opportunity for growth and to live intentionally. E’lan has found fortitude within herself and challenges her students to find and utilize their unique qualities in day-to-day life. She believes that the only thing you can control is yourself and empowers students to put their best foot forward no matter the situation. Her empathetic, down-to-earth personality guides self-reflective conversations and intentional work.
50 minutes | Aug 20, 2022
Coaches Takeover: Gratitude not Attitude with Cheyanne Peters & Shannon Ansley
No matter what age you are, having a mentor and external guidance offers a comforting level of support. It can be difficult to see your children struggle to find themselves, but it is just as difficult for children to see their parents struggling. Our phenomenal Coaching-Director and Mentor-Coach, Cheyanne Peters has a powerfully positive conversation with her mom - Shannon Ansley for the Finale of our Coach’s Takeover Season. Shannon - a student herself of our PPG family - discusses the impact of going from seeing someone you love at their worst to watching them discover their importance and individuality. A closing conversation for the ages, you do not want to miss this incredibly moving collaboration of mother and daughter!
62 minutes | Aug 13, 2022
Coaches Takeover: Defining Yourself with Jessica Waugh and Justin Scharf
Finding connection to self can be one of the most difficult journeys in life. Some people connect to themselves through meditation, spirituality, journaling or even fitness. Once you are able to connect to self, a new level of energy and a plethora of doors begin to open for you. Our lovely Mentor-Coach, Jessica Waugh, is back on the podcast with her personal trainer, Justin Scharf, to share how the possibilities of life are endless once you begin to show up for yourself and take charge of your own journey.
34 minutes | Aug 6, 2022
Coaches Takeover: Leading with Love with Katlyn Cleaver & Kalob
Sometimes siblings can feel like your worst enemy and other times, they can be your best friend. One thing is for sure - when you learn to appreciate each other’s differences, you can become more than siblings, you can learn to become lifelong friends. Join our Positive Presence General Manager and Mentor-Coach, Katlyn Cleaver and her brother, Kalob as they discuss their journey to becoming each other’s greatest advocates!
60 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Coaches Takeover: Find Your Happy! With Thea Saccoliti & Field Cate
Mental Health is such a vast topic, hence why we have an entire podcast to truly dive deep and look at the journey our minds, bodies and souls take when we decide to explore self. Listen to this week's podcast to immerse yourself in a birdseye view, with our very own Thea Saccoliti (podcast producer, Mentor-Coach & marketing director) and her guest - Field Cate (Musician & Mentor-Coach-to be). As two GenZers, they explore the benefits of the younger generations learning about themselves. Their honest, fun and quirky reflections on perspective, emotional awareness, mental health and therapy are both insightful and honest with a perfect amount of humor!
52 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Coaches Takeover: Stepping Towards Omnipresence with Jack Blake and Zachary Hidemann
I’m sure you’ve heard Michelle mention in past episodes - ‘the more you need anything outside of yourself, the less connected to self you become.’ That’s especially true in our social-media driven era where authenticity, positivity and vulnerability are sometimes hard to find. Join Jack Blake (one of our incredible Mentor Coaches) and his guest - Zachary Hidemann (speaker, coach, creator and visionary) as they speak about the power of pause and presence in everyday conversations, and the radical responsibility we all have to creating and finding a safe space within our hectic world.
55 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Coaches Takeover: Content & Complacent with Bryan Robinson and Jessica Waugh
Have you ever found yourself complacent or stagnant in your life? That is exactly where one of our coaches, Bryan Robinson, found himself before discovering Positive Presence Global. It is so easy to become trapped by the monotony of life, living the same day over and over again… but what if there was more? What if you could propel yourself to a life of fulfillment? Hop onto this week's episode to learn how to program your brain with motivation and accelerate your life to achieve your wildest dreams!
29 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
Coaches Takeover: Out of the Ordinary with Blake Cleaver and Karen Peterson
This season you might notice a slight change… where’d Michelle go? Welcome to the first episode of our Summer Series, the Coaches Takeover! Listen to this episode as our phenomenal Mentor-Coach, Blake Cleaver, invites her Nana (Karen Peterson) onto the podcast to discuss the trials and tribulations of being raised by a grandparent. Join them as they reflect on their joyous family moments and the importance of family no matter the dynamic.