029: Growing Up in Foster Care & Busting the Myth of "The Starving Artist" with BRIDGETTE MAYER

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You guys. Bridgette Mayer is here on the podcast today. If you're not in the visual art scene then she might not be on your radar. That is until today.

To say Bridgette had a rough early childhood is an extreme understatement. She is a product of the New Jersey foster care system and has some horrifying stories to share about what that was like. Fortunately for her (and us) she was adopted by a wonderful family who helped to completely change the way her life has unfolded. 

In today's...

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028: Child Rape, Recovering Safety & Speaking Truth with Marie Schaeller

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Trigger Warning...

Before we get into the show today, I want to make a special note that this episode has a myriad of triggers inside it. If you're listening to this with your kiddos, be prepared to have a serious conversation afterwards. Not only does it contain subject matter that isn't for all ages, but even as an adult I needed to take the rest of the afternoon off after stopping the recording.

So please take this as a reminder to care for yourself and the people around you. Period, but...

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027: Breaking Russian Code, Public Speaking & Comfort Zones with THOMAS O'GRADY, PHD

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Today we get to talk with Thomas O'Grady. We start out today's conversation with a short story of the moment our guest broke Russian/Chinese Code. Thomas is a scholar and a supremely excellent mathematician. Now, before you roll your eyes and tell me how much you hate to do math and don't understand it, let me just tell you that Dr. O'Grady, explains it all so beautifully and in a way that anchors the math in so much meaning.

Today we talk about making changes in your life, setting...

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026: Ditch Day, Resolutions & Doing Things We Don't Want To Do with ERIN PEARSON

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So it's the beginning of the year. and every year we have this uproar in New Year's Resolutions. Also, every year we have an official "Ditch Day" on January 17th. The statistics are kind of depressing, because it's estimated that only 8% of New Year's Resolutions are kept. Which brings us to why our lovely guest is joining us today...

Today my super rad friend Erin Pearson is here to talk about why we don't do what we want to do. Erin Pearson is a fellow singer-songwriter, a fellow music...

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025: Facing New Normals, Leading By Example & Valuing Yourself with GIOVANNA LEVER

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I'm so excited that we get to feature Giovanna Lever in today's episode. Giovanna is another Australian business gal pal of mine and she *really* knows how to connect people.

Giovanna also believes in the power of realness. She has extensive experience in the integrated business space and has transformed launched a number of brands and programs into the Australian market. She is passionate to help people how to connect with purpose.

We start out today's conversation talking about parenthood,...

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024: Stage Fright, Performance Anxiety & Taking Lessons with HAL GROSSMAN

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Hal Grossman and I know each through Marrowstone Summer Music Festival. Which is a 2-week music camp that the Seattle Youth Orchestra puts on in Bellingham, WA.

Hal is a supremely excellent violin teacher. I have heard so many wonderful things from his students who are also violin teachers, which makes Hal a teacher of teachers.

We talk about his new teaching method, having performance anxiety, how our lack of focus and breathing are related to each other. We talk about body movement and how...

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023: Blackmail, Cultural Calamities & International Feats of Adventure with MARIA DOYLE

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Maria Doyle is another one of our Australian listeners and now guest on the show! She's a blast and has such an innate sense of adventure! I really loved getting to know her better through this conversation.

She's also got a ton of experience in being brave within her career as a creative entrepreneur and educator of educators. Because I know she loves storytelling, I know you'll love Maria Doyle.

Let's jump on in!

Brave Take-Aways

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021: Listening to Your Haters, Using Righteous Indignation & Heeding Warning Signs with THERESA REED

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Today we get to talk with Theresa Reed! She's such a badass. She and I talk about what it means when everyone around you is second guessing, doubting your success, blatantly scoffing, and not believing the things you're putting out there.

We talk about how we can softly educate those around us who have a lack of understanding and a high level of fear. We don't want to cut off the friends and family who don't support us. We need people! We need that connection. But at the same time,...

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020: Smashing Plateaus, Reframing Hustle & Finding Wherewithal with David Shriner-Cahn

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David Shriner-Cahn joins us today on Bare Naked Bravery! David is the go-to authority in how to smash a business plateau felt by mid-career entrepreneurs and professionals. He is a speaker, consultant and host of the podcast, Smashing the Plateau, produced by TEND Strategic Partners. Featured in Inc., David is dedicated to helping business leaders remove the roadblocks that are keeping them from fully achieving their goals.

Let's jump on into it!

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019: Declaring Bankruptcy, Defining Your Value & The Power of Connection with Karly Nimmo

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Karly Nimmo joins us today all the way from Australia!

Karly and I know each other through the beauty of social media. She is a born communicator. She's an ex-radio jock, producer & copywriter, current in-demand Voice Over Artist and has run her successful Voice Over Agency (Killer Kopy) for over a decade. There's a pretty slim chance you haven't heard her voice. She's worked with everyone from Telstra, BHP, eBay, Panasonic, Qantas to Coles-Myer and ANZ. Karly's also an avid and...

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