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Episode #37: 4D Fit: Achieving Mental Fitness with Scott Mikesh

Scott Mikesh has a passion for creativity and wellness, and a background in psychology, design, communications, and fitness. He is continually driven to inspire and empower individuals to live well and achieve their goals in healthful and creative ways. He’s worked in Marketing & Communications for nearly 20 years as a brand strategist, digital designer, and copywriter for both corporate and non-profit businesses, providing creative leadership and communication strategies for employee...


Episode #036 - Unleashing the Mind to Invoke Well-Being with Amanda Leaveck

Amanda Leaveck is a decade-old yoga and dance instructor. She started a business called Science and Magic where she practiced what she studied at University of St. Thomas and Rolf Institute of Structural Integration. She earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Structural Integration in both universities, respectively. Her ultimate vision is for each of us to feel empowered, inspired, capable, and courageous within our bodies and our daily lives. In this episode Amanda...


Episode #035: MAIA: Community of Women-Conscious Consumerism with Kateri Ruiz

Kateri Ruiz is one staunch advocate of gender equality. In fact, she started a business called MAIA which had women in mind. She has four daughters and a husband who stays home to tend to them while she works in corporate and excels in there. This household set up was her turning point of starting this kind of business. In this episode Kateri tells us her story of how she started a business which empowers women and in turn earns the respect of men. “Most of the time when people start...


Episode #034 : Wellness Concepts: Living a Life of Joy and Passion with Lynne Fredrickson

Lynne Fredrickson is the owner of Wellness Concepts, LLC and Lynne Fredrickson Coaching. She is a certified health and wellness coach and she is passionate about helping you reach your goals. On this episode Lynne shares about her expertise on how to release anxiety in order to be connected back to your authentic self; and ditch having to always believe your conditioned self in order to reach your ultimate wellbeing. “Life, I believe, is meant to be joyful and we're born joyful and to be...


Episode #033 : Longevity Wellness: a Holistic Approach to Personal Wellbeing with Kyle Long

Kyle Long is a holistic lifestyle consultant, wellness professional and aspiring business coach, focusing on personal health and motivation, innovation, mind, body and spirit. On this episode, Kyle shares his passion for coaching to help people navigate the ups and downs of life, and help begin the journey of wellness. “…it's not always easy to keep that balance. There are definitely days when we stumble, but there's also those days where we can confidently walk into the kitchen and...


Episode #032 Inspire, Align, Connect: How to Transform and Operationalize your Brand with Sarah McNally

Sarah McNally is the CEO of TransForm Corporation, a transformational consulting company, and a contributing author to the book Our Journey to Corporate Sanity. On this episode, Sarah shares share proven strategies for developing powerful and enriching relationships that will ensure you become the kind of leader others want to follow. “Wellbeing is really about inner alignment. When you know you are coming from a place of self-love, when you're making choices versus self-loathing.” -...


Episode #031 Structure Equals Freedom with Lakshmi Dady

Lakshmi Dady is a business coach, speaker and zealous advocate for ethical business and women’s empowerment. She is the founder of (B) Free, and partner of Coaching Hour. She is also an integral coach and holistic organizer with a decade of experience in teaching personal growth and facilitating organization. On this episode, Lakshmi shares her passion for coaching combined with her tenacity for business puts her in perfect alignment with The Coaching Hour's mission to empower...


Episode #030: Finding Power From Your Pain with Jenn Nelsen

Jenn Nelsen is a transformation specialist and catalyst for change. She is the founder and owner of The Wellness Alchemist, she has been cultivating human experience with her clients that transforms the mind, body and connection. In this episode, Jenn shares her passion of helping people increase their performance and increase longevity. She shares her expertise working with sending the mind and igniting the spirit to all walks of life and mini corner of the Earth. “My vision is to be...


Episode #029 Shaping Minnesota’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Diane Rucker

Diane Rucker is the Executive Director at University Enterprise Laboratories, a non-profit incubator dedicated to supporting early stage life science and technology ventures. In this episode, Diane shares her passion and expertise in balancing timelines, resource constraints and hit impossible goals, her advice to starting entrepreneurs, how she aids start-ups to work towards success, the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Minnesota and how she maintains her own professional...


Episode #028 LIV Chiropractic: Build Trust in Your Brand Through Relationship Building with Scott Hawkins

Scott Hawkins is the owner and co-founder of LIV Chiropractic . In this interview, Scott shares his big vision and desire to make an impact in the health of others in the city. He always aims to develop a meaningful personal relationship. His emphasis on the cultivation of positive relationships shows that his practice seeks to move from treating not only the physical to positively impacting the patient. “To be able to focus on something much bigger than me is my route.” - Scott...


Episode #027 Inclusivi-tee: Show You Care in the Art You Wear with Lori Myren-Manbeck

Lori Myren-Manbeck is a social entrepreneur, founder of Inclusivi-tee, a quarterly subscription-based t-shirt club that produces beautiful, original, shirt designed by local artists. The company is structured as a public benefit corporation and donates their profits to non-profits that aligned with Inclusivi-tee’s mission. Listen to this interview and hear how Lori spreads and shares her positive message of hope to all and giving back in the process through being a social...


Episode #026- Cultivating Change-Makers for Sustainable Community Impact with Elaine Tymchak

Elaine Tymchak is the Founder and Director of Cultivate International, with the mission to empower immigrant, minority and indigenous leaders to fight poverty and injustices through small-scale grassroots community efforts. She is a Brazilian native with a Masters in International Development, she brings over 14 years of nonprofit management and community development experience while serving communities worldwide, and building relationships with global community leaders. Listen to this...


Episode #025- The Athlete in Us All with Dr. Matt Wiest

Dr. Matt Wiest,DC is the owner and operator of the Center of Movement. They are a wellness C.E.N.T.E.R. focusing on Chiropractic, Education, Nutrition, Therapeutic Exercise, and Recovery. Their mission is to get patients out of pain, educate on how to stay out of pain, and show that you are much stronger, faster, and more agile than you give yourself credit for. Listen to this interview and learn how you can succeed by being authentic and by aiming to reach what you are passionate about...


Episode #024-Exploring Nootropics and Living Life on Your Terms with Christopher Austin

Christopher Austin is the owner and founder of Momental Nootropics. He has extensive experience in guiding patients to optimal health through nutrition and diet consultation as well as treating orthopedic injuries by restoring musculoskeletal balance through proper movement. Listen to this interview and learn how what inspired Chris to come up with a nootropic product that offers a day and night recovery solution to coincide with the rehab solution for their patients. “Find a way to be...


Episode #023- From Chef to Digital Marketer: Finding Occupational Well-Being Through Entrepreneurship featuring Benedict Frank

Benedict Frank is a chef-turned digital marketing strategist and entrepreneur. He found more freedom in his life when he stepped into his role as an entrepreneur. Life as a business owner grants him more time with his family, and career fulfillment. Listen to this interview and learn insights on work-life integration from Benedict’s personal experience, learn how his transition helped him improve his well-being. “Wellbeing for me means enjoying life, having a positive perspective on...


Episode #022- Orchestrating a Process for Success in Business, Building Support for New Moms, and Finding Joy along the Way featuring Sarah Becker

Sarah Becker is the Chief Process Improvement Investigator and Implementer, and Founder of Clear Simple Business, a process improvement business that aims to help small businesses improve, automate and create efficiencies within their business. She also founded Chief Holistic Officer, a business that aims to help parents become guiltlessly selfish about their self-care so they can be the best versions of themselves. Listen to this interview and learn how you can get the balance on what is...


Episode #021- Fostering Deeper Connection for Couples featuring Betsy and Tyler Koepke

In this episode I am joined by Betsy and Tyler Koepke. Betsy is the founder of Besty Koepke Coaching and her husband Tyler is the co-facilitator at The Couples Connection Retreat they lead together. Since age 5, Betsy has been on a soul-searching mission trying to conquer her demons and live her own truth. That journey has led her to the study of psychology, anthropology, astronomy, world religions, mythology, education, and philosophy. The road that she has traveled has included living in...


Episode #020- Overcoming the Impossible featuring Duke Pieper

Duke Pieper was 15 years old when he was told that he had a 5% chance to live. It seemed that all the odds were stacked up against him. Except one, his determination. Through that determination and what is deemed as a medical miracle, he was able to survive multiple surgeries. Duke’s case is very rare. According to the Brain Aneurism Foundation, there are nearly 500,000 deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms and half the victims are younger than 50. Brain cancer, brain tumor,...


Episode #019- Implementing a Sales Process featuring Colin Longren

Colin Longren is a partner and the Vice President of Global sales at the Millau Group. Colin’s “ah-ha” moment in sales came when he was challenged to bring on the next “Key Account” at a private company. He began searching LinkedIn for the all the contacts he would pursue, collected sales materials to use, and researched current customers he serviced in the same industry. The following week his Monday sales meeting began and he was immediately asked was: “Colin, how many phone calls did you...


Episode #018- Shattering the Entrepreneur's Illusion of Perfection with Sue Hawkes

Sue Hawkes is the CEO of Yess! Sue helps CEOs and their leadership teams succeed. As a bestselling author, award-winning leader, Certified EOS Implementer, Certified Business Coach, Women’s Presidents Organization Chapter Chair, and globally recognized award-winning seminar leader, Sue brings a wealth of knowledge and over twenty-five years of business experience to her clients. Sue has received numerous awards including the Dream Keeper award recognized by the Governor’s Council for her...