Find Your Awesome with Melanie Klein

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Melanie Klein, M.A., is an empowerment coach, thought leader and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies. Her areas of interest and specialty include media literacy education, body image, and the intersectional analysis of systems of power and privilege. She co-founded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition in 2014 and is the co-founder of The Joy Revolution. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1996 and currently lives in Santa Monica.

“Just because we have power doesn’t mean we are taking it away from anyone else.”

- Melanie Klein

 Melanie leads us on a journey of empowerment, growth, curiosity and joy in this episode. We explore masculine and feminine energies, sexism and the patriarchy. Lean in, my friends. There’s wisdom here.  

“I’m all about righteous rage – huge fan of that. But often there comes a point where it needs to transmute to something else or it has to be very carefully channeled so it doesn’t burn our fingers.”

- Melanie Klein 

“There is plenty of space for everyone to have their own growth process, their own evolution process. And I think its all great as long as we are conscious of it and we own the choices that we’re making.”

-  Melanie Klein

Find Melanie on her website at:
http://www.melaniecklein.com/ and at http://thejoyrevolution.org/

Follow her on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/melmelklein

She’s also on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/ybicoaltion & https://www.instagram.com/thejoyrev

To find out more about Melanie’s books, head over to:
http://ybicoalition.com/

Read the Ms. Magazine article Melanie mentions here:
https://msmagazine.com/2011/03/31/click-its-not-you-its-patriarchy/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Angelina Lombardo

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Angelina is a best selling author and coach who works with individuals in the sex industry, helping them live more aligned, wealthy, and powerful lives in society. She is devoted to breaking down the stigma society places on men and women in the sex industry, and coaches from experience.  

“It’s very important to know who you are so that you don’t hold everyone else’s shit.”

- Angelina Lombardo 

Angelina and I get real, talking about the difference between inner and outer conversations and we dig into surrender…really, really dig into it. Buckle up, listeners, because this episode just speeds up with the truth bombs as it unfolds in all of its glory! 

“When my body broke, that’s when true surrender really took place.”

- Angelina Lombardo

“It is NOT our job in any way shape or form to hold any outside shame for what we have actually been through. To take that on is actually victimizing yourself over. And it is extremely harmful.”

- Angelina Lombardo

Find Angelina on her website at:
https://www.angelinalombardo.com/

To get a free copy of her book, “Love Letters to a Stripper” at:
https://www.angelinalombardo.com/lets-talk

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Kelly Notaras

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Kelly Notaras is an author, speaker, book editor and entrepreneur. She started her book-editing career right out of college by moving to New York, where she worked in the editorial divisions at Avon Books, HarperCollins, Penguin USA and Hyperion Books. She then relocated to Boulder, CO where she became the VP, Associate Publisher at spirituality publisher Sounds True. There she received her education in transformational nonfiction, editing books by Sharon Salzberg, Adyashanti, Krishna Das, David Deida and many more.

“The more intimate I am willing to be with myself, the safer I become for others to open up to, and to be vulnerable to.”

- Kelly Notaras 

Kelly went freelance in 2010 and since then has edited a wide variety of books, including New York Times bestsellers The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer. But her proudest accomplishment is her book studio, kn literary arts, which since 2013 has helped over 600 authors get their transformational wisdom onto the page and into the world. With a network of 35 editors, writers and coaches, and $1 million in expected revenues in 2019, the company is dedicated to amplifying positive change in the world through the medium of books.

 “Books are born on their own schedule.”

- Kelly Notaras

In this episode, Kelly walks us through when she realized she was ready to write her own book and what she’s learned from working inside the publishing industry. And then we jump into Kelly’s experience with meditation. If you've ever wondered what goes into writing a book, listen up. And if you’re curious about consciousness and meditation, dive in. There’s wisdom here.

“[Meditation] is a beautiful way to study what it means to be a human being.”

- Kelly Notaras

Find Kelly on her website at:
https://knliterary.com

Listen to this episode for a discount on working with the incredible editors at kn literary arts

And check out her book, “The Book You Were Born to Write” at:
https://knliterary.com/born-to-write-homepage

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Jennifer Kem

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Jennifer “Jen” Kem is a San Francisco Bay Area-based branding and marketing expert who gets entrepreneurs seen, heard, and paid – for being themselves. She’s the creator of the Master Brand Method: a framework to develop powerful brand archetypes that win customers’ hearts, leveraging Jennifer’s 17 years of corporate experience and her launching of multiple companies.

She uses the Master Brand method in digital strategy coaching for emerging entrepreneurs, celebrity brands like Oprah Winfrey Network and Steve Harvey, and major corporations including Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Bank of Hawaii.

 “Don’t feel guilty about it; are you feeling happy and fulfilled?”

- Jennifer Kem 

In this episode, Jen shares the passion behind her legacy project: Femmefluence, a platform that supports women leaders to fully rise into their influence and affluence, so they can make an even greater impact in the world. And then we dive into what makes Jennifer Kem Jennifer Kem—her values. This episode is for EVERYONE.  

“You know how you can find out what your values are? You find out what violates them.”

- Jennifer Kem

Find Jen on her website at:
https://www.jenniferkem.com/

Listen to her podcast at:
https://www.femmefluence.com/

Follow her on instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/jennifer.kem/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Zachary Babcock

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“In between that external stimulus and our response is our freedom to choose.”

- Zachary Babcock

From living with convicted felons in prison for over 5 years to rubbing elbows with multi-millionaires every day, Zachary Babcock is the host of the top-rated podcast Underdog Empowerment. He is a student of psychology, business, and marketing with a broad perspective from both extremes of life. He runs a podcast production company, Podcast Penthouse Media, and helps entrepreneurs launch and produce top shelf podcasts.

 “All I ever wanted was to be the father that I didn’t have growing up, and because of my poor decisions of going out and partying and not searching for another opportunity, now I am missing out on one of the most important moments in my life and their life.”

- Zachary Babcock

Buckle up for a wild underdog story. Zach Babcock is an ex-con who turned his life around after hitting rock bottom. We go through his story, but more importantly we dig into what drives him onward and his vision for the future. We talk about values; we talk about empowerment; we talk about giving people a second chance; we talk about our shared dislike for the term “fake it ‘til you make it”.

“There is a difference between acting as if and stepping into it, versus scamming people and promising something that you can’t deliver on.”

- Zachary Babcock

Find Zach on his website at:
https://underdogempowerment.com/

Listen to his podcast:
https://underdogempowerment.com/underdog-empowerment-podcast/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Christian Sinclair

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“The more you surrender, the better things get.”

- Christian Sinclair

Christian Sinclair is a spiritual mastery teacher, spiritual and intuitive coach, counselor, speaker, and author who has worked with thousands of people around the world for over 10 years. She teaches personal and spiritual mastery in life, health, relationships, finances, and business.  

Christian began her training and certifications in middle school, and has been training for over 20 years. Christian is an expert, certified or trained in a variety of spiritual practices. Having two parents who were figures in spiritual and metaphysical field, she spent her life around notable names in these fields. In 2016, Christian created The Spiritual Archetypes, and the correlating quiz, “What is Your Spiritual Archetype?” which went viral and has since been taken almost half a million times.  

 “There is a whole universe literally conspiring to give us the most amazing things. And if we just stopped trying to micromanage everything, we’d get to actually step back and see it.”

- Christian Sinclair 

What happens when you grow up surrounded by spiritual luminaries? You start developing an energy practice and gaining energy certifications in middle school, of course. Christian and I cover a lot of ground in this episode, including faith, abundance and the dangers of micromanagement when it comes to what you are asking God or the Universe to deliver. If you are curious about how the Universe communicates with us and the ways we sometimes miss out on the message, then get ready to take some notes!  

“What is the point if there is no expansion?”

- Christian Sinclair 

Find Christian on her website at:
https://christiansinclair.com

Follow her on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/iamchristiansinclair/

And she’s on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/IamChristianSinclair/

Take the Spiritual Archetype quiz here:
https://christiansinclair.com/quizzes/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Lissa Michalak

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Lissa Michalak is a movement hacker who can show you how to access your body's natural healing protocols using only movement. She went from an active life training Pilates teachers and chasing a three-year-old to being barely able to hobble down stairs when she herniated a low back disc in 2012. Six years later, she's taken up Shaolin kung fu and foam roll battles with her nine-year-old, and wants to get more people back to their pre-injury lives—and she can show you how to do it in way less than six years.

She lives and works in New York City, using movement magic to help entrepreneurs and employees alike heal their bodies, upgrade their lives, and realize that pain is not a necessary part of passing 40.

“People are still looking at their bodies as brain taxis.”

- Lissa Michalak 

If you didn’t already know, I am a huge movement and anatomy nerd and this conversation invites us all to dive deep into the nerdery of these bodies we inhabit. But my conversation with Lissa is far more than just about how our bodies move, we get into how that movement impacts how we think and feel. Our bodies are incredible things that can contribute to freeing our minds or it can tie us in to old injuries and old patterns of thinking. It’s your choice. To learn more about the body than you ever realized you needed to know, listen up!

“The yield is the prep before the jump. If you jump with straight legs you aren’t getting anywhere. The yield is getting down into your squat, into your prep – getting into the ground and connecting to the earth. Because if you don’t have the yield, you can’t push.”

- Lissa Michalak  

“Every breath you take, your heart gets a hug.”

- Lissa Michalak 

Follow Lissa on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/somaticanatomy/

Find her on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/somaticanatomy

Learn more about her at:
https://somaticanatomy.com/

And you can listen to my heart-hugging meditation at:
http://insig.ht/gm_52264

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Kyle Wright

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Kyle is a former bartender, gamer geek, outdoor enthusiast and a relationship expert. His number on goal in life is to shift the paradigm around how men approach sex and relationships. We all deserve a modern approach to masculinity, sexuality and relationships—and he’s here to make it happen. According to him, when he first met his wife, Rachel, he acted like a total dick. Solid communication skills were NOT his strong suit back in those days. In fact, he avoided relationships altogether. When Rachel came along, he decided to step it up and become an amazing partner. It took work to change his habits, but his relationship is everything he could’ve imagined. Boys, in particular, are raised to believe their emotions are poison, but Kyle wants people to understand that it doesn’t have to be that way.

Kyle is the host of the podcast, Masculinity on the Rocks, where he puts on his bartending apron and chats with guests about modern masculinity. As co-founder of the Wright Wellness Center, he creates and leads many of the centers trainings and programs. 

Kyle and I walk through how a better understanding of masculinity can really improve life for both men and women alike. From helping men improve communication to embrace their feelings—all while still chopping wood and shooting guns if that is what floats your boat—we cover it all. If you have a man in your life (or you are a man) then there is plenty in this episode for you.

“Masculinity is the way of being a man in whatever way feels comfortable to that man.”

- Kyle Wright 

“It’s the biggest mistake men make in conversations with their partners—they try to fix it right away.”

- Kyle Wright 

“We all want to pretend like we’re special snowflakes and we’re the only individual feeling what we’re feeling. But if we can remove our heads from our asses for just long enough to realize that the guy next to me is feeling the same way and he’s not saying it for the same reasons I’m not saying it. That’s psychotic.”

- Kyle Wright 

Follow Kyle on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/thewright_kyle/

Find him on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/wrightwellnesscenter/

Learn more about the Wright Wellness Center  and take the relationship assessment at:
https://wrightwellnesscenter.com

Listen to Masculinity on the Rocks at:
https://masculinityontherocks.com

Music: bensound.com