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Empathy is the main theme of the Joyous Expansion Podcast. Listening to real people going through real struggles in trying to create something that makes this world a better place, even if that creation is a positive mindset is very inspiring. Check out the Joyous Expansion Podcast for inspiring stories. Also Church of Awesome, a podcast where Brett Dupree talks about what he believes it takes to live n awesome life.


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Empathy is the main theme of the Joyous Expansion Podcast. Listening to real people going through real struggles in trying to create something that makes this world a better place, even if that creation is a positive mindset is very inspiring. Check out the Joyous Expansion Podcast for inspiring stories. Also Church of Awesome, a podcast where Brett Dupree talks about what he believes it takes to live n awesome life.






Joyous Expansion #106 - Ray Blakney - Creating 7-Figure Online Businesses In Superman Pajamas

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his joy of painting. Then he talks to entrepreneur Ray Blakney. Ray Blakney is probably like every other award-winning Filipino-American entrepreneur who grew up in Turkey and lives in Mexico that you know. He started his first business, with his wife as a business partner, in 2008. Since then he has bootstrapped multiple 6 and 7-figure online businesses. Most of this was done from home in his Superman pajamas. He and his businesses have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Boston Globe, and other top publications. Ray has also been a speaker at multiple conferences around the world. He is also the host of one of the top language learning podcasts on iTunes Learn Spanish with Live Lingua releasing a new episode daily. When he is not pursuing another wild business idea, he likes to spend time with his wife, son and dog at their house in Querétaro, Mexico, and helping other entrepreneurs create location-independent online businesses. He only leaves his house to speak at conferences and go to his dojo and to get hit over the head, repeatedly, with a bamboo sword (kendo). If you want to find out more about Ray and what he is up to you can check out his current primary project (one of the top 3 online language schools in the world) and (a website that helps you get booked as a guest on podcasts on auto-pilot) or you can contact him directly at


Joyous Expansion #105 - Ingrid Cucchi - Build A World Of Strong Women Together

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the importance of mindset, AGAIN! Then he has a wonderful interview with Ingrid Cucchi Ingrid Cucchi (pronounced cookie) guides aspirational women who want to re-invent their career, to figure out whether their future lies in a different job, their own business or work of their own design, to create a vision for their life and take massive action. When they master their life design, they have the freedom to choose when and how they work, to be financially independent and do meaningful things that help others. Ingrid uses her experience in moving from stuck in a job she had outgrown to a life that gives her freedom to work when she wants; flexibility to spend more time with family and travel. She has created a system called Deep Dive Heart First that takes women on a 12 month journey to re-invent themselves, one step at a time. Ingrid is a transformational coach who is trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and who has combined her life experience and thirty years of leadership and management roles to bring her clients tangible, practical results while tapping into their goals and dreams. She is passionate about inspiring women fulfilling their potential to be amazing leaders so that they too positively impact their families, communities and workplaces for generations to come. She is an Aussie who loves to eat too much cheese, drink great wine and geek out on what the future will look like and how humans should be shaping it. This message is for all of my listeners who think they deserve a better job and a life you are in love with. If you know you have a feeling of overwhelm that is affecting more than your work - it’s affecting your relationships and your health. If you feel stuck, a little nervous of change and don’t know where to start – then identifying what is holding you back is a great place to start. You are certainly not alone in feeling stuck and unchallenged at work, wanting more. Stats show that one in 6 employees are mentally checked out of their job. And yet it’s also widely acknowledged now that when people feel a sense of purpose at work, they feel more valued and empowered and everyone benefits. Most people think that life just happens to them and forget that they have the power to choose and change and create an extraordinary life. There are some remarkably simple things you can do love the work you do, find energy again for the important things in life and feel confident at work and about the contribution you make. Ingrid has been there, and her programs are full of practical tools not just a lot of theory to move you forward. She will happily work with you at your own pace. You might not think changing your career and designing your life is even imaginable right now until you take the first step – so as a special offer to my listeners she has set aside time in her diary over the next two weeks to give everyone who knows they want more, a free no-obligation 40-minute Purpose Clarity Breakthrough Session to help you identify your biggest blocker at work and what to do instead so that you can change the life you are living now. Pop on over to this link and you can book a time in her diary now. More episodes at HTTP://


Joyous Expansion #104 - Colin Thompson - Discovering Your Life Purpose And Blockchain Technologies

In this episode, Brett Dupree gives an update on his CBT and how he is working on changing his reactions to emotions, especially anxiety. Then he has a fun interview with Colin Thompson and how he became a Life Coach and Blockchain Technologies. Colin C. Thompson, a Canadian-born Jamaican, is the founder and CEO of Oligye Enterprises (Shanghai) a Business Consulting company focused on coaching, training, and Blockchain technologies. Specializing in Personal Development, Diversity, and Career Coaching, Colin coaches individuals and groups on how to reach their dreams, goals, and desires. Colin developed an extensive background in the Information Technology field working for blue-chip organizations such as International Business Machines (IBM), Ernst & Young LLP, and Howard University. In addition, Colin is co-Founder of XChainz, a blockchain-based educational and workforce platform for assessments, training, coaching, and the award of digital credentials. Colin graduated from Howard University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Computer Based Information Systems and in 2006 with a double concentration MBA in Supply Chain Management and E-Business Technologies. In his downtime, he enjoys pushing himself through competing in various events such as marathons and triathlons with his wife Kay. “I am fortunate to be able to, on a daily basis, fulfill my true passion of building Oligye Enterprises to help individuals through LIFE Coaching and business training/facilitation; while also being able to live my dream of working with the next great disruptive technology - Blockchain.” Once you identify your life purpose, you will have a target to reach; a target that once accomplished will positively change your life forever. once Colin identified his purpose in life which is to help others improve their lives, he started on a personal development journey that was key to him reaching my goal. By looking within and having some very tough conversations with yourself, you will realize that you are the cause of everything positive and everything negative in your life. Once you identify the person that you need to become in order to succeed, you will start to take full responsibility for your life and make reaching your goal the largest focus in your life. When you start your journey of personal development and start living a life that is directed to your target, your life will slowly start to change for the better. you’ll start to clean out the junk in your life including people and activities that are negative and have no value. You will start attracting people and things that lead you to reach more and more of your goals. as you reach more and more of your goals and as you are getting closer to living a life of the design, your confidence starts the soar - and as you know with enough confidence and hard work, we can accomplish almost anything. Colin wants to help you succeed in your personal development growth and journey. contact him through his website to make an appointment and together discuss how you can become the person you need to be, in order to succeed. More episodes at


Episode #103 Arlene Santiago - Solving Mom's Diet Frustration With Long-term Results

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about getting help and how not getting help for the last 16 years have been one of his biggest mistakes. Then he has a wonderful conversation with Arlene Santiago on how she helps mom's with their health issues. Arlene Santiago is a Health Transformation Coach and mom of three and best-selling author. She helps busy moms lose up to 30lbs, increase their energy and confidence and keep the weight off after 6 months. Arlene also helps those older than age 50 who want to prevent injury and improve balance and mobility. As a Motor Control Restoration Specialist, she seeks to improve communication between brain and body by identifying underlying causes for improper movement (functional compensations) by focusing on the nervous system to identify any blocked sensorimotor signals. She co-authored the book She Did It: She Did It- 20 Inspiring StoriesFrom Female Entrepreneurs Who Said Yes to Success. You’ll learn how Arlene and many others overcame their blocks, fears, and bumps on the road, as well as the secrets of their breakthroughs and successes! This book will show you that it’s possible to start a business from scratch and make a success of it. You’ll discover that the incredible women inside these pages are no different to you after all, and that everything they have achieved is available to you, too. She Did It! … and so can you! If you are ready to ditch the diets and live a life where you are not overly obsessed with food, follow her on Facebook at Arlene Santiago Coaching or visit If healthy tips, recipes and motivation are something you want and need, join her Facebook group, Healthy and Fit Moms 4 Life. More at


Church of Awesome #33: Reboot - Getting My Mojo Back

In the last year, I have felt I have lost everything that has made me special. In this podcast, Brett Dupree talks about how he felt he lost everything and how he is planning on getting it back while living his dream of The Church Of Awesome. Check out:


Joyous Expansion #102 Host Brett Dupree - Why I Left The Lightworkers Toastmasters

Brett Dupree, the host of the Joyous Expansion Podcast created a club that he loved. Every week going to this club filled him with joy and showed him that he can fulfill his life's purpose. Then Covid-19 took away the in-person meetings. Then the club started to go downhill. Brett Dupree ended up leaving the club he spent a lot of his time, money, and energy getting started after the events of January 6th, 2021, the Capitol riots. It has taken a while for him to get the energy to be able to tell the story of why he left the club. Here is the story of what happened and why he felt he needed to love the club that he loved so dear.


Joyous Expansion #101 - Coach Alex Ray - Helping Queer People Become Confident

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his reaction to Derek Chauvin's conviction and has a wonderful interview with Alex Ray. Alex Ray lived most of his life in deep insecurity… fear of failure, people-pleasing, imposter syndrome. But hidden underneath he had life goals that were screaming to be set free. After hitting rock bottom with his depression in 2017 he was desperate for change. And thus began his journey from deeply fearful to truly confident when he learned how to become brave. For more tips on living brave, you can follow Alex on Facebook and Instagram @CoachAlexRay. And if you want to overcome your own insecurity and become brave, you can work with Alex online through his 1-on-1 coaching program. Go to to get started.


Joyous Expansion #100 - John Nepper - The Art Of Creating Engaged Conversation

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his current malaise in life and how hard it is to get motivated. Again. Then he has a wonderful interview with John Nepper about peak experiences and having meaningful conversations in the workplace. John Nepper has been a professional speaker and a professional educator for over 37 years. He’s also a storyteller and trombonist. John is the go-to person when you want to create deeper and more meaningful relationships, both professionally and personally. He is the creator of popular programs like The Art of Engaged Conversation™ and Creating Peak Experiences…and Beyond!™ Selected as Middle-Level Teacher of the Year in the Kenosha, WI Unified School District, and a winner of the Herb Kohl Educational Fellowship Award for the State of Wisconsin, John has spoken to professional educators, at colleges and universities, and for businesses, churches, and professional associations and organizations. John works with leaders to create a more trusting and connected environment in their organizations that encourage, acknowledges, and validates employees, and members for the contribution they make to the organization. If you have concerns about or want to change your workplace culture to one that is more positive, connected, and supportive; One that is built on the foundations of trust and would like to have a conversation with John in a free, qualified Trust and Connection Discovery call, go to his website at and leave a message for him. He will gladly send you a calendar link to set up an appointment for the call in a timely manner. More episodes at


Joyous Expansion #99 - Keren Shamay - Defining And Achieving Your Vision

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about general malaise and the problem he is having with thinking about living with purpose after feeling like he has known it for a long time. Then he has a wonderful interview with Keren Shamay who helps CEOs and Businesses create a great culture using goal setting and metaphysics. Keren is a two-time internationally published author, speaker, and business strategist. Her strong knowledge of Corporate Culture, Human Capital Strategy, Energy Psychology, and Communication Skills allow her to strategize with business owners on the best way to create a thriving business, and in turn, personal life. Keren does this work both as an Executive Strategist in her private practice by combining her knowledge of the psychology of functional organizations, with Stress Management, Crisis Intervention,. Her specialty is collaborating with her clients to remove their personally imposed hurdles and up-level their game. To learn more about what Keren does, or schedule a discovery conversation, call her at (682) 233-1412 or go to her website at You can also lookup her YouTube channel called “PEO's behind the scenes” For more information about the human capital strategy.


Joyous Expansion #98 - Tekla Waterfield - Kickstarting Your Dreams On The Rollercoaster Of Life

In this episode, I open up about my anxiety about bragging about myself. Then I have a wonderful interview with Tekla Waterfield about her career as a musician. Tekla Waterfield is a Seattle based singer/songwriter and 2018 Listen Up! Women in Music grant recipient, and 2019 Jack Straw Cultural Center recording grant recipient, Tekla Waterfield lives in the wide-open realm of Americana Roots music, incorporating elements of folk, country, indie, rhythm and blues, and soul. With influences ranging from Courtney Barnett to Aimee Mann, Jim James, Wilco, The Velvet Underground, and Marvin Gaye, Waterfield aims to tell a story, paint a picture and evoke emotion with her songs. Partnering with collaborator and husband, Jeff Fielder (Mark Lanegan, Amy Ray, Indigo Girls, Sera Cahoone) to produce her 2018 release, The Curtain Falls, garnered Waterfield critical acclaim and radio play. Her song, Rock and Roll Man was featured in the closing credits of 2019 indie feature film, Dakota, which went on to receive Best Original Music; in the Richmond VA International Film Festival, Best of Metro DC at the DC Independent Film Festival, & Best Actress, Best Editing, Best of NOVA, and Best Score at the North Virginia Film Festival. Waterfield collaborated with Seattle videographer, Ryan Jorgenson, to create a music video for her song, Nice Try, which was selected by One Reel to be screened/presented by the Seattle International Film Festival at the 2019 Bumbershoot Art and Music Festival.


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Joyous Expansion #97 - Joie Cheng - Writing Your Transformational Book To Create Amazing Personal Growth

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about how people should reach out to their QAnon Red Pilled friends and try to help them come back to reality during this tough time for them as their world is crashing down because everything they believe is now obviously false. Then he has a wonderful interview with Joie Cheng about writing a book to change your life. Joie Cheng, M.S.W., The Queen of Transformational Book Publishing, is passionate about helping people write and publish their books so they can make the income and impact they desire and deserve. She believes that when we share our stories we heal ourselves and we heal the world. Joie is a Patrick Snow certified publishing coach, international best-selling author, 2x TEDx, and professional keynote speaker, mentor, healer, circle facilitator, and a trained yoga teacher. She is the best-selling author of The Naked Truth: A Woman’s Journey to Self-Love about her personal journey of healing herself naturally from deep depression and suicidal thoughts through self-love. Joie is the host of the podcast The Naked Truth Movement where she interviews guests who are willing to share inspiring stories and be vulnerable so fewer people feel alone. She has been interviewed on over 40 podcasts including Conscious Millionaire with millions of listeners all over the world. You can find me at You can also sign up for my free 7-day self-love challenge or book a complimentary clarity breakthrough call with me at


Joyous Expansion #96 - Jaime Lerner - Embracing Your Inner Knowing To Create Real Lasting Change

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about why left the Lightworker Toastmasters. The group he created and loved so much. Then he has a wonderful interview with the co-author of The Ever-Loving Essence of You, Jamie Lerner. Jamie talks about how listening to her inner knowing changed her life for the better Jamie Lerner, co-author of the book The Ever-Loving Essence of You, can put a fresh spin on just about anything that anyone throws her way. Her unique and masterful ability to re-frame even the most difficult situations is astounding. All of a sudden your biggest nightmare becomes your greatest pleasure as she lovingly helps you sift through the contrast and find that small opening of light that quickly becomes your greatest jumping-off point for clarity. Unassuming, reassuring, and seemingly without any sense of ego, Jamie Lerner is able to put everyone and everything at ease. Jamie Lerner is an asset to any corporate setting. She is easily able to untangle the issues at hand and move right along into helping facilitate a solution-based platform for creative, productive, good-feeling collaboration and change. Jamie Lerner can most often be seen working with individuals, children, adults, and couples as well as with small groups. She never positions herself as the expert of anything and is always reminding you that it is you who knows best for yourself ALWAYS. Website: Her texting support service: More Episodes at


Church of Awesome #33 - Natsaki Subaru from Re Zero is the Most Inspiring Character Ever

I love Re: Zero. In the 40th episode of Re: Zero I was inspired to talk about why the main character is one of the most inspiring protagonists in the history of any media. More information at


Joyous Expansion #95 - Wendell Miracle - Have a Magical Day: 7 Keys to Living Happy Every Day

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the magic of receiving, and then he has a wonderful interview with Wendell Miracle on how he built over 400K Instagram followers with his inspiring content. Wendell Miracle is one of the world's most influential motivational speakers and is the founder of the internationally known Instagram page @hopenuggets. He started the page in 2013 recording 15-second videos. These short videos have touched lives all over the world and the page now has over 400k followers. His goal is to help people overcome depression and anxiety through his teachings, videos, books, seminars, and social media reach. You can expect to see new & inspiring content on his Instagram page daily. He just released his first book Have a Magical Day 7 Keys to Living Happy Every Day. You can visit his website at and follow him on Instagram at More episodes at:


Joyous Expansion #94 - Frank Agin - Utilizing Connection To Create Buyers Through Networking

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the importance of active listening and how life coaching classes are great to develop active listening. Then he has a wonderful interview with Frank Agin about how to effectively network. Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections, where he works to empower entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals around the country to become more successful through networking. In addition, he is a "sought after" speaker and consultant to companies and organizations on topics related to professional networking and business relationship development. FRANK SPEAKS! He’s written numerous articles on professional networking and is the author of several books, some of which include, Foundational Networking: Building Know, Like and Trust to Create a Lifetime of Extraordinary Success … The Champion: Finding the Most Valuable Person In Your Network … Chase Greatness: Life Lessons Revealed Through Sports. He is also the host of the weekly Networking Rx podcast, which provides insights and advice for becoming more successful through networking as well as the host of the daily micro podcast Networking Rx Minute, which provides short messages of inspiration and recommended action. Frank has a law degree and MBA from the Ohio State University and a B.A. in Economics and Management from Beloit College and continues his professional development through a variety of programs and sources. He lives with his wife in Blacklick, Ohio and together have three children. As community involvement, he is active with The Charitable Roundtable, an organization that helps small non-profits and social initiatives become more successful through networking. More information at More podcasts at


Joyous Expansion #93 - Satyen Raja - Arise Together To Cultivate Freedom, Love, and Enlightenment

In this episode, I talk about my time at Warrior Sage and then I had a wonderful interview with the founder of Warrior Sage Satyen Raja. Satyen is the founder and CEO of the transformational academy, WarriorSage. Satyen has impacted over 100,000 students from over 50 countries around the world. After 35 years of rigorous study & practice in both creating enlightened business growth and developing higher consciousness, Satyen works privately with CEOs, high impact individuals, executive teams who have mastered accomplishment in the financial and public world, but now want a deeper balance, illumination and self-realized equilibrium that he calls Peak Existence™. Satyen synthesizes eastern wisdom and western practicality, and combines the power of the warrior and wisdom of the sage to guide leaders worldwide into their highest self-knowledge, self-expression and impact. Satyen’s elite clientele know they are ready for the next level of integrated fullness, and a life vibrant with purpose, passionate intimacy, connection, significance, and transcendence. If you are ready, Satyen’s fearless and heartfelt style will transform your untapped potentialities into strengths and the full spectrum of your life into peak existence. Check out More Podcasts at


Joyous Expansion #92 - Lisa Shook - Heal the Past, Transform the Present, Create the Future

In this episode, I talk about my election anxiety. The part where I talk was recorded on election day! Then I have a wonderful interview with Lisa Shook who talks about how the death of a loved one leads her to heal through hypnosis and now helps others do the same. Lisa Shook is the founder of Hypnosis at Kinetic Healing Connection in Federal Way, Wa. Lisa is a professional coach to ambitious entrepreneurs. She has been helping women and men in business for over 25 years. Lisa has become the go-to coach for healers and lightworkers in Seattle. Lisa is helping professional women and men thrive in their business through hypnotherapy and energy work. Because of her natural talent for coaching, her clients untangle the life they have lived and made sense of generational relationship patterns in order to heal and reach success in life and in business really fast. Lisa herself has lived through abandonment, betrayal, and loss of loved ones. Most recently the devastating loss of her 27-year-old son. This was the turning point of looking deeper into why she was a workaholic and why she needed to heal. It was important for her to take massive action to change. Now Lisa is enjoying a life of freedom & purpose. Her biggest joy is teaching women like herself to heal past wounds and create a life full of Stress-less Prosperity and Love. You can get free resources for healing and purpose-based business growth on More episodes at


Joyous Expansion #91 - Shannon Kelly-Thomas - Awakening To Fully Embody Magnificence And Soul Purpose

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about how he is giving up on internet arguments unless it is about the Miami Dolphins. GO PHINS! Then he has a wonderful interview with Shannon Kelly-Thomas who talks about how she went from a tragic childhood into helping people live their full potential as a Star Shaman. This is Shannon, Star shaman, and an ordinary messy human being. Her story is still being written and her focus lay in soul healing, community stewardship, ascension, and integrative medicine (mind, body spirit). She is a creative activist for our collective awakening. She Facilitates sacred ceremonies and spaces to shed the illusions that we are separate. She holds group and one on one healing containers for individuals to realize their deeper soul mission in this life and help them weave that into all areas of their life. Reach out to her to schedule a session. She offers long term work with clients to facilitate lasting transformation and shift (you can schedule a consult to see if its a fit @ You can book her to come to your town to facilitate a group ceremony for a private group or for a larger community. Her focus is on shedding our relational wounding, and activating soul remembrance so we can create the world we know is possible together. For this who are seeking to overcome fear in leadership, thrive with the feminine & experience passion in your purpose. Upcoming special offering for Awakened Men. 13-week group program. 12 men. Weekly Group zoom calls. Weekly Channeled messages for the group and for individuals. One on one support. Weekly Practices to support your everyday life. Starting November 11th. Her website: More episodes at:


Joyous Expansion #90 - Kaycee Mullaney - Living A Fit, Rich, And Beautiful Life By Living Your Soul's Path

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his idea of success, what his goal was when he started this podcast. Then he has a wonderful interview with Kaycee Mullaney about her struggles with anxiety all her life! Then how she get on her soul path and how she helps other people with theirs. Kaycee Mullaney encourages and empowers women to better understand, embrace, and improve their life journeys and soul paths. Kaycee, a registered dietitian, and life coach, uses her professional experience coupled with spiritual guidance to help women attain happier, healthier, more relaxed lives. You can find Kaycee Mullaney, her membership for women, and her anxiety releasing meditations and trainings at As listeners of this podcast, you can use the coupon code "Joy" to receive your first month of her membership for $11 and enjoy tons of already recorded videos on releasing fear, loving yourself more, and creating the life you want. More episodes at: