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EP#287 - Elevating Consciousness

EP#287 - Elevating Consciousness

June 18, 2021

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jonathan de Potter.  Jonathan is the founder of Behold Retreats.  His purpose is to help individuals from a mental health standpoint and help level them up. 

We discuss the usage of plant medicines and how they can help you elevate your consciousness, raise your mental health and create more awareness of one's life and purpose.

For someone who has used plant medicine in the past to find a deeper meaning to things, I can truly tell you, you will enjoy this episode and the science behind this movement that is happening in humanity about expanding and experimenting with consciousness.

Tune in below and enjoy the episode!

 

Who is Jonathan de Potter?

Jonathan is an advocate for mental health, a lover of ideas, and a reformed strategy consultant. Before founding Behold Retreats, he spent his career advising F500 companies on go-to-market and digital transformation.

 

How to Connect with Jonathan?

Website: https://www.behold-retreats.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/beholdretreats/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/behold_retreats/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeholdRetreats

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeholdRetreatsJourney/#

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6Rl05yEyMEUnuZ5vl3PZg/featured

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About Dr. Vic...

I'm Dr. Vic Manzo Jr., a Pediatric/Family Wellness Chiropractor, Holistic Practitioner, Transformational Mindset Coach, Influential Author, Inspirational Speaker, and the host and creator of The Mindful Experiment Podcast.

I help coach, mentor, and consult entrepreneurs and chiropractors to live their best version of themselves.  We know life is limited so how can we gain the most experiences out of life.  I help with focusing on one's mindset and how the mind has been programmed overtime to break the chains that have been created and allow for you to experience the freedom that you desire.  It truly is all about Empowering Your Reality.  I do this through one-on-one coaching and online classes.

Check out my socials and if interesting in coaching or one of my online classes, send me a DM or email me at DrVic@EmpowerYourReality.com.

 

EP#271 - Inner State to Lead

EP#271 - Inner State to Lead

April 23, 2021

In this episode, I had a great time talking with Karl Lashkari who is a Men's Leadership Coach.

He shares some life nuggets, especially about his story and how to lead through your own inner state.  

I highly recommend this episode.

Who is Karl Lashkari?

Karl Lashkari is a former Management Consultant and currently serves as a Men’s Leadership Coach. Karl transformed his health and his life by discovering his true self and connecting with his power and his heart as part of a three-year journey recovering from a chronic illness, one which kept him mostly housebound. 

Through this journey, Karl learned a great deal about the importance of aligning his mind, emotions, nervous system, and physical body, and how to balance masculine and feminine traits within himself to become a purposeful and impact-driven leader. 

Karl facilitates men’s workshops and will be hosting a leadership intensive, The Leadership Brotherhood, in 2021. The purpose of this transformational program is to help other men discover and express themselves powerfully and truthfully to live a fulfilled life and become an inspiring, emotionally intelligent leader who creates thriving and unified businesses and intimate relationships.

How to Connect with Karl

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EP#269 - Drop the Armour

EP#269 - Drop the Armour

April 16, 2021

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Joe Bernstein.  

This episode was raw, real, and just straightforward.

I appreciated having Joe on the show and sharing some space for all of the listeners.

I know for a fact you will gain some insights to help you level up in your own life from what Joe and I were discussing in this episode.

Tune in below and let us know what you think...

 

Who is Joe Bernstein?

Joe Bernstein Founded Drop the Armor Wellness because he is on a mission to help other men feel the love and freedom that he learned to cultivate when his life fell apart in 2013. After learning to thrive romantically in response to divorce, losing 160 lbs without diets, and leaving his 1st career to build a mission-focused business, he became LIT UP to help other men do the same.

His clients are often successful business owners, executives in tech, top individual performers, leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, or anyone who wants a Lit Up Life. They are big-hearted men that often feel stuck in their heads, stuck in their careers, and desiring more social or romantic connections. Joe helps them to let go of overthinking and using stress as a motivator, to live a life rooted in a clear head, an open heart, and solid guts.

He also leads transformational men’s initiations in the Mankind Project and is involved in Showing Up for Racial Justice DC Chapter Healing Team.

How to Connect with Joe?

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EP#263 - Inner Confidence

EP#263 - Inner Confidence

March 26, 2021

In this episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Robbie Kramer.

He is the real version of Will Smith in the movie, "Hitch."

Robbie and I discuss many concepts when it comes around dating, sharing some personal stories and what are some of the greatest lessons we have learned when it comes to relationships.

Tune in and let us know what you think.

Who is Robbie Kramer?

Robbie has been guiding meant o accomplish their goals with women, health, fitness, and career since 2008.  He founded Inner Confidence to show men exactly how to create the lifestyle of their dreams in a way that actually works.

- No quick fixes

- No magic pills

- No BS

Just tested, proven and easily implementable advice that works.

Robbie brings dignity and ease to traditionally taboo interactions.  No funny names, no pick up routines, no fake stories tricking women into liking you, just 100% real attraction.  Robbie has worked personally with over 1000 clients on 6 continents.

Robbie hosts the LEVERAGE podcast.  A popular podcast with over 10k downloads per episode equaling 500k+ total downloads.

How to Connect with Robbie?

Website: https://innerconfidence.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbie_kramer/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnerConfidence/

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EP#245 - The Monkey in My Head

EP#245 - The Monkey in My Head

January 22, 2021

In this podcast episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of the book, "Mr. Monkey and Me," Mike Smerklo.

Mike shares the inner critic we all face and has done an amazing job of titling it, "The Monkey in my head."

I have always believed if you can make light of the inner critic within you, it takes less power over you and you can be more resilient to the words, emotions, and things it will say to you.

Check out the episode and learn more about the monkeys we all have within our heads!

Who is Mike Smerklo?

Mike Smerklo is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and business leader driven by the desire to turn ideas into reality. Having bought and scaled a small business into a publicly-traded company worth nearly a billion dollars in value, he has a deep understanding of the hard work, dedication, and grit that truly powers successful entrepreneurship. Today, as the co-founder and managing director of Next Coast Ventures, Smerklo is a champion for a new generation of entrepreneurs building disruptive companies in big markets. His new book, Mr. Monkey and Me (Scribe Media, Nov. 17 2020), is a “real talk” guide for entrepreneurs who want to cut through the noise to cultivate a mindset that supports greatness.

 

Smerklo grew up in a blue-collar family outside of Toledo, Ohio, with dreams of achieving something more with his life. After working his way through college to earn an accounting degree and moving to Chicago to launch his CPA career, he eventually talked his way into a junior analyst gig with the Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers. While he hated the job, surviving two years of hellish 100-hour workweeks and countless spreadsheets (so many spreadsheets) gave Smerklo a solid understanding of finance and company building. He went on to earn an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and experienced the Silicon Valley dot-com boom as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

 

Smerklo was recruited by legendary entrepreneurs Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz as one of the first employees of their new startup, Loudcloud. Here, he learned from the very best about what it takes to grow a company from an idea through an initial public offering.

 

Smerklo began his own entrepreneurship journey in 2003, purchasing ServiceSource, a 30-person technology services startup in San Francisco. As CEO over the next 12 years, he grew the business into a successful 3,000-person publicly-traded company with close to $300M in revenue.

 

He has developed a new perspective on entrepreneurship at the helm of the Austin-based firm Next Coast Ventures, which has backed more than 40 companies across two funds to help startup founders achieve their goals. Mike and his wife spend the bulk of their free time chasing their four children.

 

How to Connect

Website: https://www.mikesmerklo.com/about/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smerklo.mike/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesmerklo/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikesmerklo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikesmerklo/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC61Mtr5kAat0Wu6RCFE_9iQ

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EP#241 - One Fine Day

EP#241 - One Fine Day

January 8, 2021

In this episode, I interviewed the author of the book, "One Fine Day."  It was my pleasure to talk and discuss what Sameer's book was about but more importantly, his life story and how life will always have triumphs and tribulations but those tribulations are there for a reason.

He will share his journey and story of what he experienced with health challenges that put his life at a stopping halt and how he realized the beauty behind all the challenges and so much more.

Tune in and let us know what you think!

Who is Sameer Bhide?

In 2017 Sameer suffered a rare hemorrhagic stroke in his cerebellum, underwent two brain surgeries, and spent a month in a medically induced coma. His new bookONE FINE DAY: Overcoming Adversity and Embracing the New Normal with Grace and Gratitude(BMB Publishing | November 2020) is his unique story of resilience and hope.

After his stroke, Sameer’s entire life came crashing down around him. From a life-changing, debilitating illness to the loss of work, and finally a divorce, his amazing story of struggle, and how he came back from the brink of despair will be an inspiration for anyone who is facing any life change or adversity. One Fine Day is a reminder that the old axiom: “The only thing that stays the same is change” is the one absolute truth we can all count on and that successful transition requires successful adaptation.

How to Connect with Sameer?

Website: https://www.sameerbhide.com/

Twitter@knowledgeguru1

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EP#230 - Never Give In

EP#230 - Never Give In

November 27, 2020
Ever feel like you started off life on the wrong foot?  Or been dealt a bad hand in life?
 
I know I used to think the same way.  I literally started life on the wrong foot being born with bilateral clubfoot.
 
But, in this episode, I learned what I went through in my life through my own health issues, which was nothing compared to my guest.
 
Nathaneal will share his story of what health challenges he faced in life, and how he learned to overcome to create the life that he desires.
 
He didn't give in to the bad hand, or the wrong foot mindset.  He gave into his dreams and from there, transformation in his life occurred.  He created the impossible to make it I'M POSSIBLE.
 
This episode is for those who feel like life is just draining you and you wish you could just take a break or have a different experience.  Tune in and be inspired.  This one is for you!
 
Who is Nathaneal Zurbruegg?
My journey has taken me from being chronically ill for 30 years, having had a medical prognosis like “He shouldn’t be able to walk, talk and should be death six times by now”! 
 
As well as going through 3 failed kidney transplants; over 4500 life-saving treatments so far; several depressions that almost led to suicide and an 80% hearing loss that helps me to only hear what I really want to hear! :)
 
Well, I’m alive like never before! 
 
That all hasn’t stopped me from living a life above average. Becoming an entrepreneur, multiple award-winning global inspirational speaker, victorious mindset mentor, running a 30 km race, and more! 
 
How to Connect with Nathanael?
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EP#216 - How the Envirome Affects You

EP#216 - How the Envirome Affects You

October 9, 2020

In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ted Smith.  Ted has a wealth of knowledge and is really up to some amazing things.  One of the biggest projects he is focusing on is the envirome and how important it is, we focus on this first, before anything else to help with our health and our mind.

Ted has a long list of credentials and I truly appreciate his passion in the work he is doing, not only for the environment, but also for the people.  His work will truly show how important it is to connect with nature and that, the more we connect with nature, the better it serves our overall health and well-being.

Who is Ted Smith?

Ted is an Associate Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, Deputy Director of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, and Director of the Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil is focused on research that addresses the promotion of human health in urban environments.

Many projects within the Envirome Institute share a focus on the biophilia hypothesis that suggests our fundamental affiliation with our broader ecology mediates disease risk. Several of these projects require sensor and data technologies, not only sensors for monitoring ambient particulate matter, noise pollution and air toxics, but also for measuring physical activity or personal biometric data.

The Institute and Center develops comprehensive and integrative approaches for acquiring environmental and individual-level data that could inform and enable new types of community-based observational or clinical studies. Previously Ted served as Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Louisville Kentucky where he created the largest real time asthma surveillance research program AIRLouisville.

Ted received his B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Allegheny College, his M.S. and PhD in Experimental Psychology from Miami University and completed his post-doctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Man Vehicle Laboratory. Ted was co-investigator on the Neurolab space shuttle mission.

How to Connect with Ted?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tedsmithphd

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tedsmithphd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedsmith/

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EP#207 - Empowering Men The Alpha Hippie Way

EP#207 - Empowering Men The Alpha Hippie Way

September 5, 2020

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing a good friend of mine who has been the podcast before (EP#43), Angelo Sisco.

Angelo and I have known each other for over 30 years and the man who he is today is inspiring to see.

We both grew up in Melrose Park, IL, went to high school together and so much more.

In this episode, Angelo and I discuss the lack of men learning what it is to be a man.  In many other cultures, they take men, at a specific age, and teach them what it is meant to be a man.

I know I wish I had this when I was growing up instead of learning from the hard knocks of life.

Who is Angelo Sisco?

On October 15th, 2002, Angelo Sisco was involved in a hit and run motorcycle accident that changed his life forever. In an instant, he went from being a 20-year-old entrepreneur to someone fighting to save his leg and his way of life.

After 8 surgeries, two months in a hospital bed, 5 months of daily rehab and the encouraging news from his doctors that any kind of athletics is permanently out of the question, Angelo fell into a deep depression.In 2009 he discovered CrossFit and everything changed once again. He had a new focus. He had a new purpose. He lost 100 pounds, which catapulted a 10-year journey that he couldn’t even imagine.

During the 2010s, Angelo opened O’Hare CrossFit and CrossFit Harwood Heights, consulted over 400 affiliates worldwide, co-founded Lifestyle Nutrition and Conquer Athlete, became an international speaker on how to succeed as an affiliate owner, coached multiple CrossFit games, competitors.

Angelo’s success in coaching and business gave him the confidence to begin what he would consider his most important journey of them all, self-development in 2015.  After years of deep inner work, reflection, and growth Angelo titled his journey of self-discovery, Alpha Hippie.

In true Angelo Sisco fashion, he followed what inspired him and began sharing his message through his podcast Alpha HIppie, and began mentoring other men on their path to self-discovery.

In late 2019 Angelo realized he was at a crossroads in his career.  A choice had to be made; to stay in a place of comfort or step into the identity that was calling him, Alpha Hippie.  Angelo chose to step fully into Alpha Hippie. 

In 2020, emits the most unprecedented time in our recent history, Angelo removed himself from all business ventures that were CrossFit related, moved his new family to San Clemente, California, and partnered up with Markus Gerszi to embark on a renewed more focus version of Alpha Hippie.

Alpha Hippie’s mission is to help overwhelmed men over 30, who are stuck in stress and burnout, reconnect to their mission and rebuild their lifestyle, so they can enjoy their free time again and get back to crushing it at work again.

Alpha Hippie share’s their mission via their men’s Facebook group, Be the Bad-Ass you were born to be, the Alpha Hippie podcast, and program for men entitled Alpha Hippie Foundations.

In his free time, Angelo loves to travel, eat great food, and spend time with the people closest to him.

How to Connect with Angelo?

Website: www.IAmAlphaHippie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thealphahippie/

Podcast: https://alphahippiepodcast.com/

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EP#197 - Utilizing DNA to Create Peak Performance

EP#197 - Utilizing DNA to Create Peak Performance

July 31, 2020

In this episode, I had a great time connecting with Angela Foster.  For me, this was a ton of fun because I am a huge biohacker and neurohacker and I am always looking for new ways to level up with my health, my life, and my performance.  In this episode, we dive into all these things and much more...

 

Who is Angela Foster?

Angela is a leading female biohacker, certified health, and performance coach. She uses a combination of modern science such as DNA analysis with time-honored holistic practices to transform her clients’ health, energy, and performance. 

 

After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of corporate law with a single mission in mind: To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful, and limitless life. Now, she works with high-performing clients (including top CEOs, entrepreneurs, executives, and athletes) in optimizing the expression of their respective genetics for ultimate health.

 

As a founder and CEO of My DNA EDGE, she provides individuals with tools and biohacks needed to optimize their genetic expression for optimal health and performance. Angela also hosts the High-Performance Health Podcast, the show where she talks about everything you need to break through limits and achieve a high-performance mind, body, and lifestyle.

 

Angela is also authoring a book on how to biohack your mind, body, and lifestyle for the ultimate edge in human performance which is due to be released in 2020.

 

Credentials: Certified Health Coach, Kion Coach, Nutrition for Sport & Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, DNAFit Certified Practitioner

 

Connect with Angela

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/angelafosterperformance

https://www.facebook.com/groups/femalebiohacker/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/angelasfoster/

Twitter https://twitter.com/AngelaSFoster

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ygt0Kro_Mqax2nLtz-yqQ

Website - https://angelafosterperformance.com/  

Podcast - https://angelafosterperformance.com/podcasts/

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