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Welcome to Shaping Freedom where we teach you how to create the change you want so you are empowered to author a life story you love to read. I am your host, Lisane Basquiat. Each week I'll speak with inspirational leaders and we'll explore and share practical ways to create extraordinary life experiences!

Welcome to Shaping Freedom where we teach you how to create the change you want so you are empowered to author a life story you love to read. I am your host, Lisane Basquiat. Each week I'll speak with inspirational leaders and we'll explore and share practical ways to create extraordinary life experiences!


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Welcome to Shaping Freedom where we teach you how to create the change you want so you are empowered to author a life story you love to read. I am your host, Lisane Basquiat. Each week I'll speak with inspirational leaders and we'll explore and share practical ways to create extraordinary life experiences!




We're Back, Again With Ryan Tillotson Part 2

This week Ryan and I conclude our conversation. We recorded this last fall, at a time when the pandemic was still young. The protests, following the death of George Floyd were still fresh on everyone's mind.


We're Back! With Ryan Tillotson Part 1

We are back for more! This week we sit down with Straw Hut Media Co-Founder Ryan Tillotson and dive deep into what has happened in this crazy world while we took a hiatus. This is a two-part episode so be sure to check in next week for the sequel to this episode.


The Power of Inclusion and Breaking Negative Family Patterns w/Aaron Stark

After a life of pain, isolation and abuse, Aaron Stark almost committed a terrible atrocity. An act of kindness and love saved him and pulled him back from the brink, and now he spends all his time and energy trying to help others find a way out of that darkness. Today Aaron is a father of 4, a husband, and an outspoken advocate of mental health awareness and the power of inclusion. In this episode, Aaron shares how one simple act of kindness led him away from a dark place to a life of...


How to Lead A Purposeful Life During Uncertainty w/Jadah Sellner

Remaining heart centered and tapped in during challenging times of loss and uncertainty isn't easy. In this episode Jadah Sellner and I discuss how to adapt and what we can learn from the painful and confusing experience of loss, grief, and emotional bypassing. Jadah Sellner is the host of the Lead With Love podcast and the creator of the Love Over Metrics Incubator. She is an incredible model of how to show up heart-centered in motherhood, family, community, and business. You don't want to...


Revamp Your Dating Life w/ Amy Wells

On this episode, we welcome Amy Wells, a matchmaker extraordinaire. Amy gives us the Who, What, When, Where, and Why's of dating! You may have recently went through a break up and don't know how to jump back in the dating game. Or you may have spent most of your time focusing on your career for so many years and now that your career is on auto-pilot you're ready to share the experience of someone else. It could be a plethora of reasons why you are ready or maybe not, to start dating. Amy...


Motherhood, Community, and Making Things Happen with Nichole MacDonald

Nichole MacDonald is the founder and CEO of The Sash Bag, who has achieved incredible success building a multi-million dollar organization and movement for women who want to rule their world hands free. She is also the creator of Lash.Live and a coach to those who who want to shift their lives, relationships, and careers in a once and for all way. As impressive her professional resume, Nichole’s real message is that it really is okay to just unplug from our everyday busy lives to focus on...


Red Lipstick As A Path To Female Empowerment w/ Dr. Karmetria Burton

Dr. Karmetria Burton is the founder of the Paint Your Lips Red Foundation, and a top executive at a Fortune 100 company. Listen in as she shares the story behind the power of what a red lip can do, how you can become more empowered, and how women of all ages can ignite the fire within. Dr. Burton is a phenomenal lady that you want to follow. To learn more about the Paint Your Lips Red Movement and to sign the PYLR 5x20 Pledge, visit You can also follow her on IG...


How to Be in the Moment as an Act of Self Care w/Brandilyn Davidson

Brandilyn Davidson is a homeschooling mother of 4 and a brand photographer. This episode is chock full of nuggets about being present, the beauty of the moments that happen in our lives,and strategies for creating a practice of inner-connection through living in the moment and the value of celebration. Visit Brandilyn at and follow her on IG @brandilyndavidsonphotography


Rebranding Midlife for Women w/Juju Hook

Juju Hook is a brand strategist, speaker, and the author of Hot Flashes, Carpools, and Dirty Martinis. She is also at the helm of an incredibly juicy conversation aimed at helping women to reframe midlife to primetime. Juju Hook and I talked through quite a few topics this interview – parenting teenage boys, showing up for yourself, marriage, the illusion of perfection, and the importance of unwinding yourself from the shackles of counting yourself out. You can learn more about Juju Hook by...


Personal Transformation Through A #hellishyear w/ Keasha Lee Ince

There are times in our life journey when we want nothing more than for someone to enter the space of our pain and help us through a difficult situation. The truth of the matter is that there are moments in our lives when the most equipped to save us through our personal transformation is the person in the mirror. Please listen in to this inspirational conversation as Keasha Lee Ince shares the 3 steps that she took to show up for herself and to walk herself through her hellish year. Please...


Confidence: The Super Power That Drives Your Results

Step one is making the decision to become an entrepreneur. Step two is doing the work that it takes to realize your personal and entrepreneurial dreams. And then there is all that happens in between. Join me this week as I chat with Felena Hansen, the Founder and CEO of Hera Hub, a shared co-working space for female entrepreneurs. In this episode we talk the integral steps to moving your goals from ideation to realization. Visit to find a location near you or to find out more...


A Millennial Perspective on Divorce, Parenting, and Glowing Up w/Jessica Kelly

This week I share my raw no holds barred conversation with my daughter Jessica Kelly. In this episode we talk divorce – how it affects a family and the impact upon children and their parents. She also shares her journey of new motherhood, building a family, while also building 4 The Love of All, an all-natural skin care line. I am thrilled to introduce this incredible human being to the Shaping Freedom family. IG: @_4theloveofall FB:...


The Choice to Lead w/Emilio Vargas

The quality of the world that we live in is a compilation of the choices we make on a day to day basis. These are often based on what we believe about ourselves and how we perceive the experiences that we are presented with. Today on the podcast, retired Army Colonel Emilio Vargas shares a fascinating process of decision-making that has taken him on a journey through military and corporate leadership to co-founding Intellecy, an organization that develops smart home technologies to monitor,...


Why Living Your Truth Matters W/ Lisane Basquiat

On this week's episode Lisane puts herself into the interviewee seat. Listen in as Lisane and Virgen Barnet chat family, parenting, and work. After listening in, please do ensure that you rate, review, and subscribe to the Shaping Freedom podcast. We will continue this conversation on the Shaping Freedom with Lisane Basquiat Facebook Group. Follow us on IG @shapingfreedom


How to Be Beautifully Honest Without Being Brutal W/ Elaine Swann

Elaine Swann is a lifestyle and etiquette expert, the Founder and CEO of the Swann School of Protocol, and a woman who took the simplicity of setting a table and transformed it into the business of teaching people how to pay attention to how they are showing up in the world. On a personal level, Elaine Swann is an amazing force – a woman who has a life plan that she is living out with love, grace, style, and gratitude. IG @ShapingFreedom Shaping Freedom with Lisane Basquiat on FB


Finding Your Passion w/Sophia Heriveaux

When you take time to discover your true passion you can create a life that you never want to take a break from. In this episode, Sophia Heriveaux shares how she leveraged her passion for film as a springboard to creating a purposeful life. Visit Sophia's website IG @ShapingFreedom Shaping Freedom with Lisane Basquiat on FB


The Power of Social Media & Influencing w/ Eli Vazquez

We are all influencers in our own right whether we realize it or not. They key is identifying how we influence others around us and how we can use our influence to create a powerful brand. Eli Vazquez shares how he gave in to the social media hype and how it helped him accelerate his brand image. Make sure to tune into what Eli is doing on IG Watch Eli's viral videos! Join the #selfhype movement! IG @ShapingFreedom Shaping Freedom with Lisane Basquiat on FB


Leveling Up Your Mindset w/ Kelly Stokes Brown

Are your childhood beliefs propelling you forward or holding you back from achieving what you want? Listen in to hear Kelly Stokes Brown discusses her transformative journey though life and business and how she learned to get better at showing up and showing out. You can learn more about Kelly at IG @ShapingFreedom Shaping Freedom with Lisane Basquiat on FB


Entrepreneurial Burnout is Real w/ Guest Troy Hoffman

Entrepreneurs and leaders can get so completely consumed by business building that we sometimes forget the importance of paying attention to the person behind the accomplishments. Listen in as Troy Hoffman shares his personal journey behind the journey of building one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the nation. For more information about this incredible leader visit, subscribe to the daily question, or follow him on IG @hoffmantroy


Accounting to Artist w/ Ainsley Burrows

What sacrifice are you willing to make to be the person that you are meant to be, and to achieve what you are meant to accomplish in this lifetime? It is completely possible to design your life so that you feel like you are winning every day. Today on the podcast, Ainsley Burrows shares the keys to how you can create a life filled with productivity and purpose. The Sweet Spot Get a pair of Praxis Lamb from Ainsley's new sneaker line. NeoChaosNow IG @AinsleyBurrows IG @ShapingFreedom Shaping...