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The Wishbeads Podcast
51 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Episode 79 | The Art of Life with Bob LaPorta
Bob LaPorta is an 81 yr old retired entertainment executive, grandfather, an aspiring architect, mathematician, and lifelong chart, list, and infographic artist. He also happens to be Alexa's father-in-law! Together, along with Alexa's husband Robert, they turned his ingenious game concept into a cool, carry-along game called 3/9 Baseball.
48 minutes | May 5, 2022
Episode 78 | Making a Difference with Helice "Grandma Sparky" Bridges
Helice Bridges, “Grandma Sparky,” is the Founder of Blue Ribbons Worldwide, a nonprofit on a mission to Unite Humanity Through the Power of Love. Her work has impacted over 50 million people in corporations, organizations, and schools worldwide on her way to reaching 1 billion.
31 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Episode 77 | Building Your Future with Elio LaPorta
In times of turmoil, let's turn to our youth to see how they're building the future. This month I'm thrilled to interview my son, Elio LaPorta. Since he was 6 years old, he's been working towards building his own dream, as a baseball player!
52 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Episode 76 | Love in Action with Glodean Champion
Glodean Champion is an author and transformational leader who specializes in personal and professional development, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In our conversation, Glodean shares her love of people, road trips, and the magic that can happen when you leap into a world of possibility.
70 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Episode 75 | Vanessa Till Hooper on Bringing Big Ideas to Life
Vanessa Till Hooper is the Founder of Studio HHH whose work traverses the overlapping disciplines of art and architecture. In today's podcast, we chat about the creative process and the gifts that come with giving yourself time and space to think through a spark of an idea.
28 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Episode 74 | Alexa on My Vision for This Year
A new year. A fresh start. Time to pause and plan—not just about what I want to accomplish, but also how I want to FEEL. In the podcast, I chat about the power of your feelings as it relates to what you are creating in all aspects of your life. When we experience the joy of those feelings, then in some way, we are living our wishes RIGHT NOW.
47 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Episode 73 | Steph Johnson and the Voices of Our City Choir
Singer/guitarist Steph Johnson is an award-winning, multi-dimensional recording artist. Her recording career has taken a back seat in recent years to social activism. Steph co-founded and is now Executive Director and Music Director of the Voices of Our City Choir, whose members are experiencing homelessness.
32 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Episode 72 | Dream Bigger with Justin Michael Williams
From growing up with bullet holes outside of his bedroom window to sharing the stage with Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra, Justin Michael Williams knows well the power of healing to overcome. On our podcast, Justin and I discuss his upcoming event Manifest NYE!
53 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Episode 71 | Lesley Jane Seymore on Reinvention
Lesley Jane Seymour is the Founder of CoveyClub, an online group for life-long learners with a focus on reinvention. After a celebrated career as the Editor-in-Chief for More Magazine, Marie Claire, Redbook, and YM, she decided to re-invent herself - moving to New Orleans and embracing life as a media entrepreneur. On the podcast, we chat about the power of bold moves, especially as we age!
43 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Episode 70 | Sylvia Martinez Empowers Girls
For the past 20 years, Sylvia Martinez has helped empower young minds. In our podcast, she shares her own journey as a proud alumn of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria which turned into a lifelong passion for shaping the next generation of female leaders.
47 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Episode 69 | Cristi Christensen Awakens the Woman Within
Cristi is an author, teacher, and global wellness leader, on a mission to shake up the planet! With more than two decades of experience in helping students transform their lives, she has become a leading global voice for women’s awakening and liberation.
50 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Episode 68 | Jake Roussos Swims with Heart
Jake Roussos is a speaker, philanthropist, and life enthusiast. He taught me to swim through my fear of the waves so I could enjoy the awe on the other side. His deep connection to the water and its amazing healing ability has shaped the direction of his life!
47 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 67 | Tarot for Kids with Theresa Reed
Theresa Reed is a life-long learner who has turned her passion and curiosity about astrology and tarot into a thriving business that helps others use the mystical arts as a tool for guidance. At long last, she is bringing tarot to young ones and the young at heart!
32 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Episode 66 | Alexa Update! My Big Wish
I've learned quite a lot in this Wishbeads journey, especially about the importance of staying positive, persistent, and proactive. Making your wishes come true takes time, but when you believe in your dreams and you are non-attached to the results, you experience MAGIC.
39 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Episode 65 | Michelle Edgar Learned to Run for Life
As Founder & CEO of The XX Project, Michelle has built a community of female leaders to propel women to their next phase of personal and professional success.
50 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Episode 64 | Find Your Calm Nest with Inbal Gonen
Inbal is a woman who has reinvented herself many times. From a premed student to an event planner, a student, and parent educator, and a mother of three, she received an exciting download a year ago sending her life on a new adventure. Hear her story about how her wish came true!
44 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 63 | Mindful Parenting with Josephine Atluri
Josephine Atluri is an expert in meditation and helping people overcome adversity to find joy. Her meditation sessions and online mindfulness classes teach practical coping mechanisms for stress, anxiety, and loss to improve the balance of mind, body, and spirit through health and fertility struggles.
60 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Episode 62 | Kimberly Stimmel's Closet of Caring
Kimberly Stimmel is the Founder, CEO, and President of Closet of Caring, a nonprofit that provides clothing and other essential items to the homeless in Summit County Ohio. Launched in the middle of the pandemic, Kimberly felt the call to jump into service despite every conceivable obstacle.
46 minutes | May 28, 2021
Episode 61 | Find Love, Keep Love and Be Love with Arielle Ford
Let's talk about LOVE! If you're looking to learn more about relationships and The Law of Attraction, you're in for a treat. Today's podcast guest, Arielle Ford is a celebrated love and relationship expert, author, speaker, and her mission is to help people Find Love, Keep Love and Be Love. She is the author of eleven books including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction.
49 minutes | May 14, 2021
Episode 60 | Your Pretty Pennies with Tara Jones-Williamson
On this week's podcast, we're chatting about the energy of money and how we can learn the invaluable skill of managing our pennies so we can manage our millions. Tara Jones-Williamson delivers some sage advice, no matter where you are on your financial journey. Her story is sure to inspire you.
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