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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real. Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real. Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.
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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real. Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.




Ep 22: Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Beth Bashert is a passionate force for Creatives and her Community

Beth Bashert is the Mayor of Ypsilanti, MI. She’s incredibly passionate about music and the arts and has been an active community organizer. We met this year as fellow speakers for a Grove Studios event where I was inspired by her passion for Creatives and community building. In this episode, we discuss her role as a key player in community activism, the importance of dealing with mental health issues, why society must ensure creatives are paid, the power of truth, and the value of silence...


Ep 21: Movie Star and Martial Arts Grand Master Loren Avedon leads with humility and hope

Movie star is often the first and last line of a bio, but Loren Avedon is so much more than that. In addition to being a 9th Degree Black Belt and Grand Master in both TaeKwonDo and HapKiDo, an Emmy Award Winning Stunt Man with 100s of TV credits, and having 40+ years’ experience in front of and behind a camera, Loren is a passionate father whose proudest moment is his daughter’s birth; a strong leader and deep thinker who loves to say yes, show, up and do the work; and a community warrior...


Ep 20: Digital Nomad, innovative advertiser, and international DJ Tom James shares his path to personal freedom

Though leading digital advertising expert and true Digital Nomad Tom James is living his dream, he believes people should pursue their own path rather than trying to copy his. Tom successfully balances a nomadic life traveling to exotic beaches with a relentless commitment to doing the work needed to support his clients’ many successes. In our wide-ranging conversation, Tom shares how he navigated a path from Mounted Games champion and internationally renowned DJ to his current stage of...


Ep 19: Leon Streete will empower you to overcome ego and circumstance, elevate business, and achieve your dreams.

Leon Streete utilizes his incredible knowledge of marketing and lead generation to teach and inspire others to achieve their dreams. As an international speaker, best-selling author, award-winning podcast host, visionary marketing coach, and founder of Business Owner Elevation Ltd. with 20+ years of marketing experience, Leon understands how to create powerful results and transform both lives and businesses. In this episode, we discuss Leon’s entrepreneurial journey, passion for music, and...


Ep 18: International Conflict expert Eric Maddox leverages film and food to inspire powerful dialogue

Eric Maddox embodies the idea that we should be brave enough to be radically curious. He grew up in the USA, earning an advanced degree in International Conflict Transformation. Eric lived in the West Bank, traveled the US-Mexico border, and conducted research which led him to launch The Virtual Dinner Guest Project. He inspirationally shares the power of connecting historically conflicted groups around the world, hosts the Latitude Adjustment Podcast, and leads Open Roads Media, a...


Ep 17: With a Doctorate of Metaphysics, Damian Nordmann has gained key insights to unlocking Purpose, Passion, and Power

Blending a deep understanding of Metaphysics with a healthy portion of practical knowledge has dramatically increased Damian Nordmann’s ability to relate to and inspire others as an author, speaker, and mindset coach. The unique perspective provided by a Doctorate of Metaphysics and amplified through 20+ years of service as a Teacher, Director, and President of the School of Metaphysics allows Damian to help others understand The Inner Secrets of Success, achieve their dreams, and believe...


Ep 16: Dream big and live boldly with entrepreneur and activist Sabrina Pritchett-Evans

It's important to get to know people, and you should know Sabrina Pritchett-Evans. Whether as a super-successful multi-agency owner in the insurance industry, an inspiring entrepreneur, or a passionate philanthropist and community activist, Sabrina lives boldly and dreams big. Her message is clear: To find joy, be passionate, learn to truly understand people rather than judging them, and lift others up along the way. Sabrina’s Personal...


Ep 15: Get unstuck and find your joy with Decision Coach Tress Hotzel

Tress Hotzel is a force of nature who lights up any room she enters and makes the world a better place simply by being in it. As a Decision Coach, a title she created and which fully suits her, Tress helps clients get unstuck and work through the challenging inflection points of their lives. Through our conversation, Tress reminds us of the importance of putting broken things back together, the incredible power simple, positive interactions have in the world, and that there’s always room for...


Ep 14: Entrepreneur Kat McLead helps moms find purpose and profit.

Kat McLead started her first multi-six figure business 20 years ago and hasn’t slowed down since-not even after having her son. After surviving a brutal childhood to build a profitable and comfortable life for her family, Kat emanates purpose and commitment. Not satisfied with simply creating success for herself, Kat became restless and began coaching her friends, with tremendous results. Now she helps those who are moms first find fulfillment and independent income and become Stay at Home...


Ep 13: Michelle Abraham runs an online digital marketing business while living entirely off the grid.

Saying ‘Yes!’ has led to many incredible journeys for podcast expert trainer and producer Michelle Abraham. As a lifelong adventure seeker, long-time entrepreneur, and fully engaged mom, Michelle and her family currently live a lifestyle of freedom fully off the grid, even as she runs an online digital marketing company which has already launched more than 75 podcasts. During our interview, Michelle shares stories of overseas travel, skydiving, selling everything to live as a family in an...


Ep 12: World Class Martial Artist and Serial Entrepreneur Nick Suino shares how he inspires transformational change

After studying personal transformation for decades, Nick Suino understands it’s just as hard to live a life of mediocrity as it is one of excellence. As an author of 9 books and owner of 7 businesses with a mission to share the fundamental principles of success he’s learned, Nick has inspired thousands to build better lives. During our interview, Nick shares keys to success including the power of being a great follower and a reminder that it’s scarier to anticipate a bad experience than to...


Ep 11: Steph Belcher helps Creatives move past negative voices, remove complexity, and discover profit

Steph Belcher has combined the music and creativity that run through her soul with an incredible knack for numbers and a gift for communication to become a powerful educator and one the Midwestern USA’s most sought after music business managers. Motherhood helped Steph understand the power and joy of caring for others while a fierce independence and the abilities of a persuasive leader have allowed her to unlock artists’ potential to overcome their fears, find profit, and magnify their...


Ep 10: Juli Nimitz shares how the power of decisions and habits moved her from stuck to sustained success

How would you feel if, at age 14, you had to meet with bank managers in an attempt to save the family home? An earlier decision, made at only 11 years old, to only listen to voices that told her she was capable and worthy, allowed Juli Nimitz to meet this challenge and many more. From overcoming childhood poverty to creating success as a top-performing IT salesperson and long-time volunteer who runs her own business and travels the world, Juli has clearly proven how the power of decisions...


Ep 9: Co-Creator of Poddit Brent Basham provides a powerful and needed solution for an exploding industry.

Connection is the key for Brent Basham. Whether as Co-Host of the successful Digital Dads podcast or while working with his team to create Poddit, a revolutionary podcast host-guest matching platform, Brent is focused upon bringing people together. During our conversation, Brent shares his journey from kid baseball card trader to creating a life where his ongoing search for opportunity has proven he can be defined by what he creates for others rather than simply what his job may be. As you...


Ep. 8: Fabio Aromatici, fashion executive, entrepreneur, author, actor and more, shares a glimpse of his path to success

Fabio Aromatici is a Creative's Creative. In his many roles ranging from fashion executive, to entrepreneur, author, playwright, actor, storyteller, and more, Fabio consistently proves that you can do more than you think you can if you are obsessed with the value you create. With three plays currently in production in Italy and having founded a variety of organizations such as Secret Vienna, Secret Manila, and Story Nights Manila, the tales of Fabio (and his alter-ego Fabio Jones) will soon...


Ep. 7: Joan Kaylor shares her inspirational journey to becoming an EFT Expert and international trainer.

From an early age, Joan Kaylor has had a heart for helping others. Inspired by books such as The Diary of Anne Frank, her heart opened to the world. Since overcoming personal struggles with Trichotillomania (hair-pulling addiction), Joan has become a well respected Energy and Wellness coach and consultant, as well as a sought after speaker and trainer. Through her many certifications and 25+ years of success in her field, Joan has helped thousands find relief from pain and struggle. In our...


Episode 6: Engineer and Entrepreneur Dan Zehner is creating an ideal life of adventure.

Join us as our guest, 'Adventure Dan' Zehner, Operations focused Mechanical Engineer for Purdue University and NASA and founder of Anthem of the Adventurer Podcast and Tribe, explains how he has moved from holding a dream he discovered wasn't really his to crafting a lifestyle that prioritizes what he values most. More than just a man of many stories such as traveling to reenact the battle at Normandy, night swimming with a Navy SEAL and rucking 50+ miles in one day, Dan is an inspiring...


Episode 5 - Chuck Colby shares his path to 25+ years of musical success.

With more than 25 years of success as a founding member of Michigan based, internationally known Three Men and a Tenor, Chuck Colby understands the risk, rewards, and resiliency involved with being an entrepreneur in the music world. During our conversation he shares about his journey from college at Michigan State University to his current cottage on the edge of a beautiful lake in Southern Michigan. About the Guest: From the time Chuck Colby was old enough to speak, his entertainment...


Ep 4 - Powerful early lessons led to an an amazing future for Canadian Financial Coach Sua Truong

Sua Truong is one of the most successful financial experts and coaches in Canada, but that success didn't come easy. In our conversation, he shares how overcoming early life challenges, an incredible work ethic, and incredible resiliency have allowed him to build a strong network, create wealth, and support many others as they strive to do the same. About the Guest: Son of an immigrant refugee who learned a tough life lesson at a young age by spending a year at a refugee camp in Thailand....


Ep 3 - Exploring the mind of Australian Personal Evolution Coach Ian Hawkins

What is a Personal Evolution Coach? I wasn't sure, but Ian Hawkins joins us from Australia to answer that question and share why he has been empowered by connecting with his personal story, energy, and emotions and how he now helps others do the same. About the Guest: Ian Hawkins is the Founder & Creator of the Activate Your Best Life Formula™. His mission and passion is to share with the world how to find true meaning in their life, experience beautiful emotional states every day and...