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EP033: The Key to Life with "the Lake" Creator, Robin Layton

Robin Layton is one of the lucky ones. She knew at a very young age what her purpose was. A celebrated Nikon Ambassador since 2013, Robin has an eye for award-winning visual storytelling. By age 24, she was honored by LIFE magazine as one of the eight most talented photographers in America. In 1991, her image of a young departing soldier, embracing his daughter on the USS John F. Kennedy, was used globally for ads including AT&T and the USO and was on the cover of LIFE Magazine’s The Year...


EP032: How to Live a Richer Life with Tama Smith

How do you know if you'll be financially ok in your life? Do you have a financial game plan? Do you know your numbers? If you're like me... reviewing my financial statements and coming up with a sound investment strategy is as exciting as going to the dentist and finding out I need a root canal. MONEY and FINANCES scare the crap out of me! Until I met my financial guru, Tama Smith. Tama is the Head of Women Living a Richer Life at Brighton Jones, in Seattle, WA. Her story is poignantly...


EP031: Wave Edibles and Wave CBD co-founder Michelle Boessler

Fascinating people get me every time! Michelle Boessler is super fascinating! When you meet this fabulous unicorn, you would never expect her to tell you she's a co-founder of a highly successful cannabis company. But then again, what should we expect? Michelle's company, Wave Edibles is dedicated to helping people! With proper, micro-dosing in every nibble, to the highest quality chocolate. Think Godiva ... only this chocolate delight is "on drugs." What I most appreciate about Michelle...


EP030: Banishing Imposter Syndrome with Dona Sarkar

It's all happening ... truly, it is! Purpose and doing the thing you are meant to do can lead to so much fulfillment in one's life. I hope that everyone tuning into Purpose Lounge is feeling that vibe and starting to think about how they too can live a life of purpose and meaning. Dona Sarkar is on a path of purpose. She believes the 7.6 billion people we share this earth with can and should develop technical skills to help achieve whatever goals they have. She believes technology is the...


EP029: Did Not See That Coming with Laurie Hardie

It's a fact! Life is not easy! It's actually a lot of work! Just when everything feels good and you're in that state of flow... along comes a curveball and you say to yourself, "wow, I sure didn't see that coming!" Laurie Hardie, our guest, and speaker wrote a fabulous book titled, "Did Not See That Coming: Hope for the single parent" but it is really for anyone having a did not see that coming moment. This is just one of the gifts that Laurie puts out there in the world. She is also a...


EP028: Life Mapping with Dana V. Adams

Do you believe you were meant to do something incredible with your life? Do you care about how you show up in the world? Are your values in alignment with your purpose? If you're feeling a tug and pull in any one direction, consider tuning into this episode of Purpose Lounge. Dana V. Adams is the founder of the Life Mapping Institue (LMI) and the author of "live your gift," a book that I predict will one day be on the best selling list. She is also the creator of the ultimate companion...


EP027: Nothing Ever Goes on Here with Ellen Newhouse

"You're right on schedule." At least that's what Ellen Newhouse had to say when she stepped into Purpose Lounge. Ellen is an intuitive, sound healer, teacher, author, acupuncturist, and now, she's adding actor to her dance card. Ellen is a woman who knows how to laugh at life and herself, especially in difficult times. She marries heart-centered spirituality with her fierce warrior self in facing her own everyday challenges and teaches her patients and students how to do the same for...


EP026: Transcending extreme change to create a new world order with Hanson Hosein

The equation is simple. Take one part supportive parents encouraging education and creativity, combined with several parts education and passion, remove discipline and structured vision, and replace with a healthy dose of purpose and meaning, and you come away with a man who has every bit mastered the art and science of what it takes to be a full-fledged modern storyteller and communication leader. Hanson Hosein is one of Seattle's most influential people. He's also the Director of the...


EP025: Resilience and Courageous Leadership with Tracey Grove

Have you ever heard the tale of the terrifying sabertooth? Well of course you have! Not only have you heard the story, but you've also probably lived it. Tracey Grove, a high-performance executive coach who specializes in leadership effectiveness and resilience, stepped into Purpose Lounge to share practical steps and insights to achieve resilient leadership in today's stressed out, and fear-based culture and society. In Tracey's book, "Taming the Sabertooth: Resilient Leadership in a...


EP024: Social entrepreneur and co-founder of Bee-Bilingual with Elizabeth Black

Meet Elizabeth Black, a social entrepreneur and former elementary school Spanish teacher who believes every student should have the opportunity to learn a language. Elizabeth is based in Washington, DC, and focuses on content, instruction, and program marketing. With over six years of classroom teaching experience in the language education field, she holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish from American University, a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Christian...


EP023: Give In Kind with Laura Malcolm

This episode could be perceived as a sponsored advertisement but it most certainly is not! Laura Malcolm is a purpose achiever who has dedicated her life to creating products that make the world better! Give In Kind is her current creation and it's taking the guesswork out of ... well, giving! The company was no accident. It was conceived during a time of tragic loss and sorrow. In this episode of purpose lounge, Laura shares her and her husband's story of achieving purpose stemming from...


EP022: Global Change Agent with Heidi Metz

It all started at the very young age of 9 years old when Heidi Metz joined her parents, humanitarian global change agents (the founder and co-founder of Mercy Ships), along with her siblings, on a hospital ship the size of two football fields traveling all over the world doing relief work. Today, Heidi has her own purpose with Imani, a mobile payment company and wallet built on Blockchain technology. Imani (the Swahili word for trust) provides a safe and effective means for the world's 2.5M...


EP021: A Long and Winding Road with Sara LeHoullier

When you tune in to Purpose Lounge you immediately get thrust into a conversation steeped in meaning, and sometimes that leads to vulnerable moments. With Sara LeHoullier, her vulnerability shines through and that, my friends, is WHY I invited her to share her story. Sara is the creative director of Busy Bee (www.thebusybee.me) and the co-founder of Shop the Change (www.shopthechange.com). She's also a wife and very proud step-mom to two young boys. Like so many of the guests that we have...


EP020: The Power of Your Voice with Alicia Dara

Alicia Dara is a nationally recognized voice teacher (singing and public speaking) based in Seattle. She has helped thousands of people break through blocks, find their voice, and put it to work. Her most popular group training is "Public Speaking Bootcamp for Women", which helps women strengthen their voices, clarify their messaging, and push back against workplace sexism. Alicia's purposeful journey started at the young age of 15. Tune in to hear her story! She inspires many but more...


EP019: Paying Tribute with Sarah Haggard

Sarah Haggard launched her purpose and it's all because of a life long quest to help others, and... a woman named, Eileen. Sarah is the founder and CEO of Tribute, a workplace mentorship app that radically redefines and improves mentorship for your company—and your employees. With a clear vision to be the defacto mentorship app for all Fortune 500 companies, Sarah and her team believe they have the winning formula that will enable connection and inclusion across a globally diverse...


EP018: Man on a Mission with Randall Broad

"You have cancer." Three words no one ever wants to hear from their physician. In this very special episode of Purpose Lounge, we hear from Randall Broad about his cancer journey, what he learned, and what he now teaches anyone who may be faced with the same life altering news. Randy was diagnosed in 2008 with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at a local yet renowned community hospital. The fact that he was diagnosed with this disease is heart wrenching in and of itself, but it...


EP017: Life Lessons from a Medium with Tina Powers

I will never forget the first time I saw the movie, "Sixth Sense." Young Cole Sear (played by Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret as he ever so softly whispers into the camera, "I see dead people." Even before that spine-tingler, I was incredibly curious about anything having to do with the paranormal. I was also fascinated by mediumship; people who receive messages from the deceased. I mean who doesn't love to binge watch past episodes of "Crossing Over" with John...


EP016: The Purpose of Fear in Your Life

In this episode of Purpose Lounge, we welcome a new year by facing our fears head-on so that we can do the things we're meant to do, achieve our purpose, and live a life that is authentically ours with no regrets! Sounds pretty good, right? Based on the insightful teachings of the one and only, Mastin Kipp, we learn that FEAR should not be a dreaded "four-letter word." If you really know where FEAR comes from, or what the purpose of Fear is, you will understand that FEAR is our protector!...


EP015: Kissing 2018 Goodbye with No Regrets

Welcome to what will likely be the last episode of Purpose Lounge to air in 2018! It's been six joyful months since we launched, focusing on Purpose, Meaning, and Joy! In this episode, I take a few moments to reflect on what I'm titling, "My year of transition." 2018 has been significant in terms of my own personal growth and for that, I am entirely grateful to the universe! I have No Regrets! Had it not been for the trials and tribulations, I don't know that Purpose Lounge would...


EP014: Black Sunrises with Lakshmi Gopalkrishnan

Purpose Schmurpose! What's it *really* all about?! Well, we found the expert and she nailed it! The definition of Purpose, what it should mean, why it's important, and how entire systems can be built and sustained around Purpose. It's all here, in episode 15 of Purpose Lounge! Lakshmi Gopalkrishnan, MA, PhC, PCC, CPCC, and CDWF, a highly trained, skilled, educated, and decorated executive leadership coach, defines Purpose as your contribution and the impact you make. It's the intersection...