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THE BRAVE FILES | Real Stories of People Living Courageously | Hosted by Life, Business and Success Coach Heather Vickery Everything we want in life is just on the other side of uncomfortable, says award-winning entrepreneur and success coach Heather Vickery. Each week Heather introduces you to a new guest who is moving beyond fear and doubt to achieve amazing things in life, business, education, the arts, politics and more. These inspiring stories flow from the authentic truth all guests bring to the conversation. In their own voices, you’ll hear women and men from diverse backgrounds relate all the ways they’re breaking down barriers, celebrating victories and giving back in a way that adds meaning and purpose to their lives and their communities. Progress never happens in a straight line … but these powerful stories will remind you of the limitless possibilities open to us when we CHOOSE BRAVELY. More free resources and perspectives at vickeryandco.com.

THE BRAVE FILES | Real Stories of People Living Courageously | Hosted by Life, Business and Success Coach Heather Vickery Everything we want in life is just on the other side of uncomfortable, says award-winning entrepreneur and success coach Heather Vickery. Each week Heather introduces you to a new guest who is moving beyond fear and doubt to achieve amazing things in life, business, education, the arts, politics and more. These inspiring stories flow from the authentic truth all guests bring to the conversation. In their own voices, you’ll hear women and men from diverse backgrounds relate all the ways they’re breaking down barriers, celebrating victories and giving back in a way that adds meaning and purpose to their lives and their communities. Progress never happens in a straight line … but these powerful stories will remind you of the limitless possibilities open to us when we CHOOSE BRAVELY. More free resources and perspectives at vickeryandco.com.
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THE BRAVE FILES | Real Stories of People Living Courageously | Hosted by Life, Business and Success Coach Heather Vickery Everything we want in life is just on the other side of uncomfortable, says award-winning entrepreneur and success coach Heather Vickery. Each week Heather introduces you to a new guest who is moving beyond fear and doubt to achieve amazing things in life, business, education, the arts, politics and more. These inspiring stories flow from the authentic truth all guests bring to the conversation. In their own voices, you’ll hear women and men from diverse backgrounds relate all the ways they’re breaking down barriers, celebrating victories and giving back in a way that adds meaning and purpose to their lives and their communities. Progress never happens in a straight line … but these powerful stories will remind you of the limitless possibilities open to us when we CHOOSE BRAVELY. More free resources and perspectives at vickeryandco.com.

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Episodes

From The Outside In

1/17/2019
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Chris Szabo’s journey is one of self-discovery and courage. She spent much of her adult life struggling with her sexual identity and searching for true validation outside of herself. Through quite a bit of self-reflection, Chris came to the realization that she should leave her marriage of 18 years and explore a relationship with her close female friend. Tune in as Chris tells her story of bravery and teaches us that fully loving ourselves is one of the greatest things we can ever...

Duration:00:51:04

Growing Peace

1/10/2019
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Can you imagine walking into one of the deadliest blocks in Chicago and asking the neighbors if they were interested in taking back their streets? Well, this week’s guest Robbin Carrol, did just that. Robbin created I Grow Chicago, an organization which works to integrate the practices of restorative justice, artistic expression, and mindful movement to create a new model of social change. This change is all in the hands of the community members; however, Robbin’s love and bravery has...

Duration:00:45:08

Celebrate Your Impact

1/3/2019
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There is an element of bravery in compassion and this week’s guest, Gregory Perrine’s, tells us how these elements changed his life and help him help others. After almost a decade in catering sales, Gregory took a leap and stepped into opportunity. Through all the twists and turns of following his passion in the technology field, Gregory’s journey teaches us to follow your heart, find your why, and the value in working to help others. Detailed Show notes:...

Duration:00:32:46

Pregnancy Brain Is No Joke!

12/27/2018
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After her own personal experience with an intense, high-risk pregnancy, Parijat Deshpande, began her work to help pregnant women understand they have a say in how their medical treatment goes. As a leading high-risk pregnancy wellness expert, Parijat uses her calming energy to guide women to manage their physical, emotional, and mental stress so they can have a healthy pregnancy and give their baby a strong start to life. Detailed Show Notes: www.vickeryandco.com/podcasts/042/

Duration:00:32:55

Here Comes Santa Claus

12/20/2018
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This week’s guest knows firsthand about the bravery of sharing joy and love. The reason why is truly magical; He is Santa Claus! Danny Jones is a true, kind-hearted spirit and it shines through when describes his love for filling such an important role. He willingly brings joy and happiness to the world through celebrating the magic of Christmas. Detailed Show Notes Here.

Duration:00:27:13

Death Brought Me Back To Life

12/13/2018
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Alua Arthur is a woman with incredible energy. As a death doula supporting people through end-of-life planning, Alua emphasizes the importance of a circle of support. Her fierce love of life stems from her respect, acceptance, and reverence towards death. Alua aims to change the way we view death and the dying process. Tune in to learn how death can teach us how to live more meaningful lives. Check out the detailed show notes and ways to connect with Alua here.

Duration:00:44:16

Failing Up The System

12/6/2018
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Paula Creed-Smith’s childhood was anything but easy. Even though the extreme hardships of abuse, neglect, and bouncing home to home in the foster care system, she learned to overcome. Paula discovered, firsthand, a gap in the system and subsequently used this knowledge to advocate for children aging out of the foster care system. Tune in to hear how Paula pulled through and now lives a joyous life. Detailed Show Notes Here. Donate for Heather's Birthday Fundraiser here.

Duration:00:48:53

Still Brave

11/29/2018
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Tom Mitchell is a man of astounding commitment. After losing his teenage daughter, Shalya, to Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he has dedicated his life to supporting other children and families fighting the daily battle of pediatric cancer through his non-profit Stillbrave. Tom’s story teaches us what it truly means to be brave and that beauty can be found even in the worst of situations. Detailed Show Notes Here. Host Heather Vickery and her daughter, Tessa, are donating their birthday's to The...

Duration:00:51:06

Gratitude Special

11/19/2018
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Being grateful is more than simply saying "thank you" and being polite. Expression of gratitude is the beginning of all good things - - Generosity, courteousness, and showing concern and appreciation for others. Deeply feeling and expressing gratitude is an effective way to positively influence behavior and attitude within ourselves and others. This special gratitude episode features many of our listeners, loved ones and guests. We guarantee that listening to this will brighten your day,...

Duration:00:36:54

Beautifully Broken

11/15/2018
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Elizabeth Clamon is no stranger to intense, life-changing challenges. After enduring an abusive childhood, extreme illness, and life-threatening injuries leading to 12 agonizing years of bedridden pain, Elizabeth discovered a strength within herself to make a change. With her background in Naturopathic medicine, she implemented a plan for healing that carried her from utter despair to a life bursting with joy. Detailed Show Notes Here.

Duration:00:42:33

Stop Profiling My Son!

11/8/2018
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Kisa Marx is a mother fighting against racism and harassment. After her son experienced extreme harassment at the hands of school administrators and police officers, Kisa realized something must be done. Tune in to this episode as Kisa teaches us how we can use our voices and privilege to make a difference and why vigilance matters especially when it comes to our kids. Detailed Show Notes Here.

Duration:00:47:13

The Inner Dominatrix

11/1/2018
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Dana Pharant’s business is one-of-a-kind. She pushes women out of their comfort zone, challenges their preconceived notions, and encourages them to fully embrace their inner dominatrix. As a survivor of sexual abuse, Dana discovered the healing comfort in taking control. In this episode of The Brave Files, we learn there is real power in embracing all of yourself – no matter what others say. Detailed Show Notes Here.

Duration:00:32:54

Quitting the Cult

10/25/2018
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Janet Bernstein completely rebuilt her life in her 40’s. After 20 years of marriage, she cut deep ties to her religious organization, husband, friends, and family. Freeing herself meant losing it all. This episode of The Brave Files discusses what it’s like to live in and leave a cult-like religious group. Tune in as Janet recalls her story of bravery and tells us how she turned her story into a life she loves. Detailed show notes here.

Duration:00:42:35

Season Three Introduction

10/24/2018
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Welcome to season three of The Brave Files Podcast! Success Coach and Host, Heather Vickery shares some thoughts on past seasons and what's coming in this new season. Learn more about the show here.

Duration:00:04:22

Hurricane Michael: Inside the Devastation

10/20/2018
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After experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael, the people of the Florida Panhandle need our help. Along with Crowdsource Rescue, Anne Hinze travels door to door providing resources – food, water, shelter, gas – to those stranded due to the destruction. Anne implores us all to help in any way we can and to direct monetary donations to local relief organizations. Detailed Show Notes and IMPORTANT LINKS.

Duration:00:33:29

Stand Your Ground

10/18/2018
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Alyssa Hogan is a domestic abuse survivor. After standing trial for her husband’s murder, she was acquitted based on “Stand Your Ground.” Alyssa’s experienced a newfound awakening that transformed her life. Through personal healing and growth, Alyssa now empowers women to experience total transformation throughout their personal and professional lives. Detailed Show Notes Here.

Duration:00:54:55

Trust Your Gut, Mama

10/11/2018
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Jazzmin Jackson’s story is one of patience, wisdom, courage, and dedication. After her young son’s adverse reaction to a routine vaccination, she was called to take on the role of medical advocate for her child. The path eventually led to effective alternative medication that fit her child’s needs. Standing in the face of fear, Jazzmin’s story teaches us to never back down and to fight for what we know is right. Detailed Show Notes Here.

Duration:00:40:45

The Meanest Woman Alive

10/4/2018
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Linda Smith is a champion for the success of all women. She is truly a voice for the voiceless. As one of the top five female litigators in the United States, Linda has used her experience to empower women to take their rightful place in the world of business leadership. Linda proudly owns the title “The Meanest Woman Alive” and her story teaches us that true grit is the key to success. Detailed Show Notes Here.

Duration:00:49:05

Unleash Your Inner B*d*ss

9/27/2018
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Donnie Boivin’s life has had its fair share of twists and turns. After 40 years of “living someone else’s life”, Donnie took a leap of faith and ventured into the unknown world of business ownership. Now, as the host of Donnie’s Success Champions Podcast, he inspires listeners and empowers guests through telling their stories and voicing their individual truths. In this episode of The Brave Files, Donnie shares how he motivates others to enjoy the freedom of their success and to unleash...

Duration:00:45:55

Seeing Signs

9/20/2018
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“Art brings people together. That is entirely the point.” - Erin Stephens-North For Erin Stephens-North, art transcends physical creations. Art is a bridge to understanding. As someone who deals with the hallucinations, manic episodes and depression that often accompany Schizoaffective Disorder, Erin uses art to ground herself and to share her unique perspective with others. In this episode of The Brave Files, Erin shares some of the experiences she has encountered while living with mental...

Duration:00:45:53