Find Your Awesome with Gareth Martin


“I really encourage people to sleep more. I think it’s the most important thing.”

- Gareth Martin

Transformation Coach. Bodybuilder. Yogi. Ex-Investment Banker. Natural Chef.

Meditation Teacher. Smiler. Traveller. Lover Of Challenges. Networker. Organization

Guru. Podcast Host. Gareth Martin knows all too well about trying many things in life. He believes experiencing new things is important to help grow you as a person and find out who you are and what you want in life. Gareth was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He thrived on competition and camaraderie, but also found peace and solitude in individual sports, namely swimming.

“There are so many lessons that you can learn from all of your experiences, all the people you meet, all the things you see.”

- Gareth Martin

At age 16, he was involved in a life-threatening head-on collision while riding his motorbike, which he believes gave him a different perspective on life. He knows it’s important to make the most of every opportunity because you never know when your time might be up. Today, Gareth works as a Transformational Coach, and is the co-host of The Ridiculously Human Podcast. It took him a couple of years of transformation and upskilling to get him here, though. Gareth believes in not letting anyone else’s thoughts stop you from doing what you want in life. Embrace each opportunity and make the most of every interaction you have.  

“We have so much potential if we just take our health seriously.”

- Gareth Martin 

Gareth and I had fun talking about a little bit of everything, from black mambas to the importance of sleep and being your best self. We hope you enjoy listening to this conversation as much as we enjoyed creating it.

 “Seek to be challenged in your thinking, listen, and give other people time to have the stage and say what they want. Ask some more questions if it doesn’t make sense. And only then give your thoughts.  ”

- Gareth Martin


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Find Your Awesome with Sarah Nannen


“Life is full of hard stuff. So, if we’re not going to have some pleasure along the way, then we’re missing the point.”

- Sarah Nannen

Sarah Nannen is a keynote speaker, empowerment coach, and authored the best-selling book Grief Unveiled: A Widow’s Guide to Navigating Your Journey in Life After Loss. Sarah became a military widow and solo mom of four young children in 2014 when her husband died in an aviation accident. Her journey through grief opened her eyes to a renegade way of living life that goes beyond just surviving the ride. This idea now informs her work with people breaking through their limitations to live extraordinary lives. Sarah guides those in painful life transitions to identify and sustainably integrate the life of their new dreams into reality. Her podcast, Grief Unveiled, offers up weekly conversations dedicated to real talk and real truth about grief and living, breaking free from limitations and into extraordinary possibility.   

“Why are we celebrating people’s commitment to overriding their systemic alarm system to accomplish something that maybe could have waited until you were healthy?”

- Sarah Nannen

 We jump right into this episode, talking about radical ownership of our lives. We dig into the challenges inherent in our culture’s focus on celebrating self-sacrifice, whether that’s playing through pain or showing up at work after little to no sleep. There is a lot to unpack in this episode if you’ve experienced grief, but there are loads of valuable insights for anyone simply looking to establish their own boundaries and to be more truthful about their pursuit of enjoyment and pleasure in life. 

“Constant frustration, chronic resentment and anger. All three of those things are screaming at us to let us know that we need to reevaluate what is really just boundaries—with ourselves more than other people, a lot of the time.”

- Sarah Nannen 

 “[Pleasure] doesn’t negate the pain, but also pain doesn’t negate the possibility of experiencing even small moments of pleasure.”

- Sarah Nannen 

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Find Your Awesome with Geoff Laughton


“Stop waiting. […] You don’t have time to wait for some ideal thing to happen, to wake up to love with everything you’ve got, repair what needs to be repaired, go after the dreams you’ve been putting on the back burner.”

- Geoff Laughton

Geoff Laughton is an internationally in-demand Relationship Coach and the author of the internationally best-selling books, “Instant Insights on Building a Conflict-Proof Relationship” and “Built to Last: Designing & Maintaining a Loving, Lasting, and Passionate Relationship” and a co-author of the new bestseller, “Ready! Set! Date!” For 23 years, he’s been guiding couples and individuals in designing and building conscious, spirit-led relationships and lives they truly desire. He’s also an innovator in modern day men’s evolution and empowerment through his international The Evolving Man Men’s Community. Inspired and taught by his marriage of 37 years, Geoff coaches people in having relationships and lives that go beyond the settling that so many people have come to accept to create truly expansive relationships that match their fully authentic selves.

“I really realized I had to change. But what I thought then that I needed to change was just my body. So, I lost 100 pounds over a nine-month period; I looked fabulous. But I didn’t change anything else. Dumb move.”

- Geoff Laughton

We start this episode comparing notes about how we each chose not to let logic get in the way of love. From there, Geoff describes how he learned to let his heart take a larger role in his life, and how he found a better balance between mind and heart. We touch on healthy masculinity and the need to balance our masculine and feminine sides. Whether you are single or in a relationship, there’s something in here for you. 

“Love is not enough. […] Love is the ante, that's your ante to be in the game in the first place.”

- Geoff Laughton

“Shit doesn’t happen by you sitting on your couch. Stuff happens because you’re working hard, you’re in action. The key difference is I don’t get anywhere near as tired or worn out when I am doing a lot for what my being is here to have happen. Then I feel alive.”

- Geoff Laughton

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Find Your Awesome with Peter McDougall


Welcome to the 100th episode of The Find Your Awesome Podcast! To celebrate this milestone, I brought my husband Pete back on the show. We sat on our lanai and talked about human design, lessons and scary things.

Thank you so much for listening to The Find Your Awesome Podcast. Here’s to another 100 episodes!

“When I do decide that I want to get out of my cave, I’m all in.”

- Peter McDougall  

“The whole point is in the experience.”

- Peter McDougall


Find Your Awesome with Karen Millsap


Karen Millsap is a resilience coach and founder of The Groflo community. At only 29 years old, she suddenly became a widow when her husband, Richard, was tragically killed. On her journey of healing, she discovered powerful life-changing habits that helped her find her way back to a whole heart. Karen's work has been featured in Forbes, on Good Morning America, MSNBC, and a variety of podcasts. She's also a regular contributor to Arianna Huffington's THRIVE Global community. 

“If you hate where you are right now, you can literally make a choice to start moving in a different direction.”

- Karen Millsap 

This episode starts out in a dark moment and grows from there. Karen talks about how she took the worst point in her life and used it to make the change she needed. We talk about fears; we talk about choices. We cover a lot of ground, so pull up a chair and listen up! 

“Our response to life is what shapes our quality of life.”

- Karen Millsap

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Find Your Awesome with Patty Lennon


Patty Lennon is a business coach, keynote speaker and best selling author that inspires audiences to lead and sell with passion and purpose. She is an expert business coach that believes our businesses are not only a way to make money and contribute to our fellow humans but also a conduit for our soul’s evolution. Patty is committed to helping her fellow entrepreneurs learn to grow their businesses from a place of love rather than fear and experience the true power, prosperity and peace that arises when they do.

“If the worst emotions you encounter don't control you, you have real freedom.” 

- Patty Lennon

This is an emotional episode—and worth a listen! We start out talking about loss and the incredible importance of kindness to the value of remembering how to fly. We move on to discuss how women and men have different socializations around money, and how that impacts us all, particularly entrepreneurs. Pull up a chair and have a listen!    

“Your problem is a receiving problem.” 

- Patty Lennon  

“[For women] being able to limit the amount of money that goes out the door is the goal; whereas men are socialized to maximize the amount of money that comes in the door.” 

- Patty Lennon

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Find Your Awesome with Shirley Harvey


Shirley Harvey is an Artist and Channel who uses her ability to channel directly from spirit to create beautifully unique sacred soul paintings for clients. Throughout all her work, Shirley has been fascinated with capturing the true soul's essence and exploring the light and the dark aspects of our true nature, bringing all our parts back home to ourselves. Her paintings capture the dance between the light and dark, and the multifaceted dimensions of our truth, using sacred color, sacred geometry and sacred sound, she weaves ritual and prayer into all her work, building layers of love light energy into each work of art. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Montreal, Canada with her son and 2 cats.

“We’re so keen when we dip to bolt back up again. But that dip is so special. That dip is so valuable; that’s where all the gems are. The gems are hidden deep in the earth.” 

- Shirley Harvey 

Welcome to a magical episode with a magical being. We talk about spiritual homes and getting out of your own way to let the universe speak through you. As always, people, the key is to trust like a mofo!  

“When we try to micromanage everything, it’s like we spend our whole time grasping and clutching at everything, and all we’re doing is making a bigger mess.”

- Shirley Harvey 

“It always was scary to surrender. I hated this word surrender and it felt to me like giving up. “Offering” feels so different.”

- Shirley Harvey 

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Find Your Awesome with Angella Johnson


Frequently referred to as a “messaging and marketing genius” and the “Harry Potter” for business, Angella Johnson blends the world of strategy and intuition together to guide entrepreneurs to make great money doing the work they love. She is known for her game-changing and simple strategies, authentic vulnerability and deeply intuitive coaching. She blazes the path for entrepreneurs to trust themselves, break the rules, and radically change what they think is possible and make more money without the hustle or hype.

Angella has shared stages with dozens of visionary leaders including Lisa Nichols, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Lynn Twist. When Angella isn’t working with her private clients, hosting events and retreats, or facilitating her group programs, she’s creating art, writing, or spending time with her friends and family in the beautiful state of Utah in the US.

“What if I just trust I’m always where I am supposed to be--and there is always a choice that I don’t know is possible?”
- Angella Johnson

 From the wonders of childhood epiphanies to the joys of exploration as we grow up, we cover a lot of ground in this episode. We talk about accepting that there are always choices that we can't see and that we need to learn to trust that we are exactly where we are supposed to be. Angella shares how the truths she’s learned applies as much to her career as an entrepreneur as it does for life and health.

“Trust yourself more.”
- Angella Johnson 

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