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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 people 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 people 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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United States

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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 people 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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English

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3129252468


Episodes

Persuasive Healing and The Power of Suggestion

10/21/2020
In this conversation, Erin shares how hypnosis can help us see things differently, create new habits, and heal in all sorts of ways. But it doesn’t work unless you WANT it too! One area that Erin see’s her work really helps is in public speaking and training. Through her work as a hypnotherapist, she helps ease all sorts of anxieties by guiding her clients through all the motions of the day - this has the effect of making clients feel like they have already been through the day and while...

Duration:00:40:02

Writing Saved My Life

10/14/2020
FEARLESS • SELF-RELIANT • LOYAL Allison has experienced tremendous loss and is currently battling cancer and yet, this interview is full of life and joy. In this truly delightful conversation, Allison and I talk about EMOTIONS - and how they never disappear so pretending they don’t exist causes us way more harm than good. BUT if you allow yourself to really, truly feel emotions as they come, they are less likely to fester. We also talk about the incredible power of helping others which has...

Duration:00:46:39

Go With The Flow

10/7/2020
Episode takeaways: Find additional show notes and a full episode transcription here. Support The Brave Files on Patreon here. WE LOVE FEEDBACK! Call us at 312-646-0205 and let us know what you think about the show. Register for the "So You Want To Start a Podcast" FREE live Q&A session with the Podcast Power Academy experts here.

Duration:01:03:02

Radical Self-Acceptance

10/1/2020
“Accepting responsibility is our biggest resistance. Let go. Accept where you are now, find the appreciation, the lessons learned, and breakthrough so that you can continue to achieve” Top Takeaways Find detailed show notes and a full episode transcript here. Join our Facebook collective, Brave on Purpose here. Support The Brave Files on Patreon here. Call in to share your thoughts and feedback, 312-646-0205

Duration:00:50:29

Prioritize Your Joy

9/23/2020
Terry Niemann has suffered several concussions that went undiagnosed and misdiagnosed for YEARS! Through her very painful journey, Terry has discovered ways to prioritize JOY in her life and she wants to help you do the same. In this conversation we uncover some wonderful truths like - - We aren’t invincible, and we don’t have infinite energy. Because of this, it’s okay to prioritize what’s important to you and let everything else take a backseat. You don’t actually HAVE TO BE A SUPERHERO!...

Duration:00:36:53

Reclaiming Your Energy, Reclaim Your Self

9/16/2020
In this episode we tackle some big-ticket ideas like perception and understanding that our perception creates our realities - therefore, we have the POWER to SHIFT our realities if we choose to do so - this is done by putting ourselves in uncomfortable situations that allow us to learn more about ourselves. Perception also has a tremendous impact on how we see others - we view everything from the perspective of our own experiences. Finally, we talk about the empowerment we feel when we stop...

Duration:00:46:12

Recovering Perfectionist

9/9/2020
The truth is, confronting your perfectionism is perpetual work. Because perfectionists are very much in their own heads and disconnected with the body it’s important to make time in your life for things like meditation, gratitude, and light exercise - deepen the mind-body connection. But remember … Human beings are resilient people, and perfectionism isn’t a death sentence. Tune in to hear, firsthand, what can happen when people commit to unlearning misinformation and taking control of...

Duration:00:43:15

Education Equality, A Community Effort

9/2/2020
This week we’re talking with educator, Aaron Smith, about the public school system in the United States. There’s no denying that our school systems are deeply flawed and not at all equitable. Aaron, who has 20 years of experience in education, shares his insights on how we can level the playing field and more adequately prepare our children for the real world. He explains how education is more effective as a communal effort. Aaron reminds us that kids don’t care about what you know until...

Duration:00:44:47

Patriarchy Stress Disorder

8/26/2020
The Brave Files welcomes, bestselling author, Dr. Valerie Rein, who believes that discontented women aren’t defective, but are instead experiencing what she calls Patriarchy Stress Disorder. Dr. Valerie explains what that is, how to move through it, and rather than just suffering through life, she teaches you to ask “How good can it get?” And to get into action. But don’t worry, this conversation is not just for women! Patriarchy Stress Disorder affects everyone regardless of gender because...

Duration:00:47:08

Failure: Your Path To Success

8/19/2020
In this episode, we explore what it means to be a person of value rather than a person of success and how all the magic happens outside of your comfort zone! Details show notes and full episode transcription can be found here. Listen with closed captions here. Give us a call with your thoughts and feedback at 312-646-0205. Support The Brave Files on Patreon here. REGISTER FOR THE “SO YOU WANT TO START A PODCAST” LIVE Q&A SESSION

Duration:00:38:52

Check Your Comfort Zone at the Door!

8/12/2020
Have you ever had a moment in your life where it was so noisy you couldn’t think straight? Now, have you ever felt that even when you were alone? This week's guest shares her life-changing decision to welcome her 50th birthday by launching the “Follow me to 50” campaign where she challenged herself to get out of her comfort zone and really live her life! This is such an invigorating and uplifting conversation about how we can slow down, be intentional, and take action while still being in...

Duration:00:37:05

Saying YES: Learning to overcome fear and live bigger

8/5/2020
This episode is full of inspiration nuggets but a few favorites are: now. Find detailed show notes and a full transcript, here. Call 312-646-0205 to share your thoughts and feedback Support The Brave Files on Patreon, here.

Duration:00:42:50

Experiments for Becoming a Fear Boss

7/29/2020
From starting your day with powerful “I AM” Statements to looking for small moments to lean into bravery (Judi calls them Fear Experiments) - Judi Holler owns her fear and wants you to do the same! You’re responsible for growing yourself and smashing comfort zones - do this by consistent and repeated action. Most importantly, trust yourself - you have everything you need to create a life you love. Find a full transcript and additional details here. Support The Brave Files on Patreon...

Duration:00:38:13

Clarity Creates Purpose

7/22/2020
In today’s episode, Heather talks with internationally recognized strategist, clarity coach, TEDx organizer, speaker, and author Dolores Hirschman about how she was thrown into becoming the breadwinner for her family of six. While this experience was truly terrifying, Dolores knew that the only true failure would be in not doing everything she could to provide for her family. In the episode, Heather and Dolores discuss how, often, others see our strengths before we do and sometimes our...

Duration:00:45:50

Learning Resilience: From Neglect to Empowerment

7/16/2020
Resilience is a learned behavior, friends. Yes, some people are BORN with it - but most people learn it. It’s defined in the dictionary as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness OR the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. So I ask you this, Brave Listener, how resilient are you? How quickly do you recover when things go wrong? Do you have the ability to spring back into shape? Well, this week’s episode is all about learning to be...

Duration:00:46:38

Finding Home: The Journey of a Black, Gay, Southern, Pastor

7/8/2020
The esteemed writer, podcast host, pastor, and antiracism activist shares his inspiring story of finding a community that nurtures, supports, and loves him unconditionally. Some golden takeaways from my conversation with Mashaun include Read the full show notes, find the transcription, and access links click here. Support The Brave Files on Patreon here. Share your thoughts and feedback by calling 312-646-0205. Ever thought about starting your own podcast? Join us on Thursday,July 16th...

Duration:01:03:45

We Became A Superhero: Surviving Childhood Sexual Trauma

7/1/2020
This is the story of Brian, a Herculean painter, writer, chef, and childhood sexual trauma survivor. “We become a superhero,” Brian wrote to himself in his acclaimed memoir. In this episode, Brian shares his story and how he uses his experience to help other victims of sexual abuse and other types of trauma. If you or anyone you know is currently being abused we urge you to connect with RAINN, the nations largest anti-sexual assault organization. Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected...

Duration:00:47:37

Kindness: Changing the Narrative

6/25/2020
Have you ever had a seemingly passive and innocent conversation that you later realized was tremendously impactful? After this week’s guest went through some personal and physical transformations she ended up having a simple conversation that completely changed the trajectory of her life. Dana Marlowe joins us to talk about her inspiring story of going from a nerdy suburban mom to founding an international Nonprofit organization that provides impoverished girls and women all over the world...

Duration:00:47:50

Discovering Your Inner Leader

6/17/2020
Learning to lead and guide our lives with Emotional Intelligence leads to stronger relationships personally and professionally. Speaker, writer, and podcaster, Kingsley Grant is passionate about getting this message out and helping people elevate their lives. His mother’s battle with cancer inspired him to want to help other people live out their dreams. He aims to help people become the best versions of themselves. In this interview, he shares his inspiration and passion for inspiring...

Duration:00:32:25

Serving up Smiles: Giving Back and Creating Change

6/10/2020
You need a whole lot of love in your life to become functional and achieve your dreams and this weeks guest, Ogbonna Bowden is full of love! We discuss healthcare as a right and how society lets people down and the importance of giving back, mentoring and being an active community member help us be self-fulfilled. Wait ... Have you been thinking about starting a podcast!? Join us on Thursday, June 18th at 9am for a FREE, LIVE event to discuss why NOW is the perfect time to start a podcast...

Duration:00:37:25