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Raising the Bar
52 minutes | Oct 27, 2016
Restoring Faith In Action In Millenials!
Meet Maddie Black, the beautiful daughter of Ashley Black Guru! This girl isn't riding on any coat tails! She is a truly beautiful soul. You'll hear profound and wise words from this 17 year old high school senior. She's got such a discerning perspective on her passion to impact the world! Her strong faith and desire to learn as much as possible about being a servant, is so refreshing!
53 minutes | Oct 20, 2016
Leveraging Big Business, Mentoring Youth and Recommending the Best with Kapil Chaudhary
Please help me welcome Kapil Chaudhary to the show! He's a driven venture capitalist, philanthropist, and brilliant business man all around! His clear vision, passionate heart, and consistent effort are a pleasure to share! Hear how this kind hearted spirit founded an organization that provides business world mentors to high performing, under-resourced, high school students in the Chicagoland area, in order to guide them to success in getting into college and to graduation! Aside from that, Kapil's resume speaks for itself as far as success in the business world and he just keeps getting better! You'll love to begin using the recommendme app with all of your friends too! Be sure to tune in and hear more!
54 minutes | Oct 6, 2016
Raising The Bar Thursday, October 6, 2016
52 minutes | Sep 29, 2016
Making the Journey Better with Adoptions Together!
So excited for you to meet Janice Goldwater, founder of Adoptions Together! Learn about this great organization that takes all the guess work and much of the fear about the adoption journey! Adoptions Together offers support, hope, and learning for all involved, including the birth parents. They are such an amazing organization and a valuable resource to many families in the Maryland area and beyond! We share our personal experience with adopting older children, as well as the success that's been found to those blessed enough to work with this fine organization.
56 minutes | Sep 22, 2016
The Smart Missions of Orphanetwork
So excited for today's show! Meet Dick Anderson, Executive Director at Orphanetwork. Hear about how they are changing lives in Nicaragua! Not only are they interceding with care to families and children in order to prevent children from becoming an orphan statistic, they are engaging the church, and making a huge difference with their 'hand-up versus hand-out' efforts. Learn how this organization was started by a group of high school teens after a mission trip in the early 90's, and why they were so moved to serve in this area! Don't miss this!
56 minutes | Sep 8, 2016
Raising The Bar Thursday, September 8, 2016
57 minutes | Sep 1, 2016
A Call to Serve
Join me Thursday, September 1, as I welcome Jodi Jackson Tucker! She'll share her story about how her heart was pierced to not only serve orphans, expand her family through adoption, but to share a message of hope and encourage all people to help this cause. Her goal? To see the orphan crisis abolished within her lifetime. I have goosebumps just writing this!! We will be raw and candid in our thoughts, the stories we share, but also give directions on what can be done to begin the healing of this worldwide wound!
56 minutes | Aug 25, 2016
Safe Families: An Alternative to the Foster Care System
Please join me today as I welcome Joyce Moffit, Northern Chicago Area Chapter Director for Safe Families for Children. We will discuss the start of this organization and how you can participate. Some in helping todays at risk children and their parents! There are stressful times for every family. At times parents just need help to get on their feet and a reliable, safe place for their children while they do so. So what are parents to do if they have no family or friends to help in severely desperate times? We are here to answer those questions! There are alternatives to our children getting caught up in the system and becoming a statistic of abuse and jail time served. I look so forward to bringing you this great information and sharing how you can support this great cause!
55 minutes | Aug 18, 2016
Wrestle Like A Girl!
Join me as I share with 2008 Olympic Alternate for women's wrestling, Founder of Wrestle Like A Girl -non profit-, and proudly serving in the US Army, Sally Roberts. Hear Sally's story of triumph over troubles and how getting involved in wrestling, literally saved her life! She's an amazing inspiration to young women and men alike! She shares of how a pattern of poor choices in a circumstance of low opportunity was not going to hold her back! This episode introduces many of you to the growing field of female wrestlers and you can't help but fall in love with the idea of getting involved! Don't miss it!
59 minutes | Aug 11, 2016
Changing the Lives of Foster Care Children
Plagued and embarrassed by her name, made worse by a nomadic childhood that made it impossible to build lasting relationships, Shenandoah Chefalo developed a tough skin at an early age. Along the way she learned to deal with disappointment, push through discomfort, overcome adversity and accurately gauge people, qualities that have helped her to succeed. After spending nearly 20 years as a Law Office Administrator, Shenandoah became unsettled by the ever revolving door of people into the criminal justice system and set out to find a way to change it. Please join me as she speaks about how she's taking action to change the lives of foster care children!
56 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
Jerrold Benford: Funny for No Damn Reason!
Jerrold Benford, is a father, teacher, graphic artist, social media phenom, and is slightly charismatic. (insert sarcasm here) His character and humor are an immediate draw to want to get to know him! He shares his journey of teachable moments, family life, and how he uses his stand up comedy adventure as an amazing opportunity to serve! Learn about how he and a friend developed an organization called, Comics That Give A Damn, using their stand up as a means to raise money for breast cancer and more! You'll enjoy this episode as I continue the theme of what I like to see...humor for healing! You'll want to tune in for sure!
55 minutes | Jun 23, 2016
Laugh Your Face Off! with Pat Tomasulo
I'm so excited for you to meet Pat Tomasulo! You may know him as the quick witted, morning sports anchor from the WGN News in Chicago or you've been lucky enough to see him do stand up! I've been a fan for years as his joking nature and sarcasm line right up with mine! What you may not know, is that through his gift of humor, he partners up with a great foundation to serve a cause very close to his heart. His heart being his wife, Amy. Together they partner their own organization, Laugh Your Face Off, with The Facial Pain Research Foundation, where they help raise funds and awareness for pain issues such as Trigeminal Neuralgia. Hear about how they rally crowds, host events, and bring laughs and smiles to many for such a great cause! You'll also laugh A LOT along the way!
53 minutes | Jun 16, 2016
Feed 60: Getting Healthy and Paying It Forward!
What is Feed 60? What is this all about! Meet my business partner and teammate Nick Jongebloed. Through our simultaneous journey of self improvement in health, mindset, and careers, Nick has really gone that extra mile to set an example for us all! Hear how he took a 16 week health and fitness challenge and took his winnings and was able to bless the community! Taking note of some of the before, during, and afterschool meal programs available to the under resourced, Nick wanted to find a way to contribute. Fast forward, this has started a movement within an entire company to share over 30,000 meals to children in need all over the country this year alone! Hear how you can get fit and get kids fed! Paying it forward has never felt so good!
55 minutes | Jun 9, 2016
The Heart and Rhyme and Reason of Ashley Black Guru
Get ready to be inspired to make a change for your body and your heart! Hear the real history of what caused this intelligent, strong, savvy woman, to conceptualize and create the Fasciablaster and build a company that would change the lives of over 100,000 people! Through her own journey of pain, diligent studying, and a never ending desire to learn, Ashley has been able to work with such clients as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and billionaire CEO's, and bring them to a place of balance and pain free living! In parallel to all of her corporate endeavors, her heart for serving is the true motivator for all she does. It's with absolute joy to bring you this episode!
55 minutes | Jun 2, 2016
The Man Behind the Spartan
Meet Joe DeSena, founder of the amazing Spartan Race and Spartan Inc. Joe is a true example of mental and physical strength, with a drive to help and serve others. The catch? You better want to push yourself! There's no time to be soft when life that's given as a gift! Hear about his upbringing, his work ethic, and his open door policy and his no BS lifestyle! Do you have what it takes?
54 minutes | May 26, 2016
When Breakdown is Your Breakthrough!
Listen in, as my guest Ashley Johns shares about her breakdown turned breakthrough moment, that truly changed her life! Living for someone else's dream and dollar, she found herself stuck in the fake it til you make it rat race. Learn how to really look deep into yourself, and set yourself free from life on the hamster wheel and rid yourself of the lies you tell yourself! You'll be equipped with the tools to start NOW, and let go of the anxiety of living an unfulfilled life. Join us this episode and learn how you can band together with a great community of women, discover what armor you need, and get ready to start living life FIERCE FORWARD!
54 minutes | May 19, 2016
A Listener's Experience with Narcissistic Abuse
We had tremendous response to our first episode with Randi Fine and her expertise on Narcissistic Abuse Disorder! After sifting through many emails, I found one that really grabbed my attention and one that I thought many could relate to. Please tune in as Randi and I dissect the experience of one victim and share with you the steps we can take as victims to stop the abuse! Looking so forward to sharing more with you! You will not want to miss this!
50 minutes | May 12, 2016
An Orphan's Heart to Serve Others
Find a quiet space and please join me in talking to Abadir Seid Fantahun. Also known as son to my husband and I, as we adopted him in our hearts years ago. Though not legally adopted, we talk about how our relationship began, how it's grown, and how Abadir has taught us that no matter what the circumstance, there's always a reason to serve those with less than we have. Hear about Abadir's journey, as he was abandoned as a young child, and left ill and for dead on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Only to be saved by authorities, treated for his illness, and raised in the Kolfe Boys Home, moved forward with his education, and is now counseling young boys and girls to grow into amazing citizens. These details are just the tip of the ice berg! Cannot wait to share this with you!
56 minutes | May 5, 2016
Scot Pollard: That's What's Up!
Meet Scot Pollard, taller than average guy, family man, and funnier than many of his old hairstyles! Oh! He was also just voted off of Survivor and had a great stint in the NBA. You may have heard of him? (sarcasm) br There's a lot that makes him tick, and he's not too shy to talk about anything. You'll be inspired by his acts of paying it forward and relieved to know that, SURPRISE SURPRISE, he's human and deals with a lot of the same things that all of us normal folks do! Join in on the fun & get yourself moving to do something to better those around you!
56 minutes | Apr 28, 2016
Being Inspired by Simon Sinek
Imagine a world where people wake up inspired to go to work. Imagine a world in which trust and loyalty are the rule rather than the exception. br Please join me, as I have the pleasure of sharing in humble conversation with the one and only, Mr. Simon Sinek! Hear him speak from the heart about his joy in sharing the gift of WHY. As we speak, he challenges me on my own why and where I should be setting expectations for my own goals. In turn, he uses those examples as a lesson to all of our listeners. What an amazing learning experience for all of us! You can't help but be inspired and called to take action! This is a life changing episode!
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