The Nathan Seaward Show

Do you want to create an extraordinary life? A life that is beyond the ordinary? Join me every week as I dive into all the elements of creating an extraordinary life. From creating a business and mission that pull you forward, to deepening your connections, inner peace and sense of adventure, you’ll find it all here on the show.
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Nov 7, 2019

This week on the show, Lian Brook-Tyler joins me to talk about the sudden passing of her father and how it shifted her whole perspective on life, the role of the soul (and why you shouldn’t overthink it!), and Lian’s number one tip for leaving your career and starting a successful business.

Lian and I discuss:

  • The sudden passing of Lian's father shifted her perspective on life
  • How she started writing a blog to cope with the real life stuff going on
  • Discovering the Three Principles and how her chronic facial pain suddenly disappeared
  • Leaving her job and starting coaching
  • Difference between teaching and coaching
  • To being okay with just who you are
  • A strong sense of helping to birth what's inside within each of us
  • Mentoring, coaching and teaching
  • Having the wisdom to know what somebody needs at the moment
  • Empowering and living into your belief
  • The role of soul
  • On leaving your career and starting a successful business

More about Lian

Lian is a podcast host, Embodied Leadership Coach, and co-founder of the movement Primal Happiness, and despite the Chinese spelling of her name, she’s as English as Mary Poppins.

After working for many years as a leader in the corporate world, Lian’s journey truly began the day she unexpectedly recovered from 15 years of chronic pain and anxiety. That transformation led her to immerse herself in discovering what creates pain and struggle, and conversely, what paves the way to a life jam-packed with meaning and happiness.

Her work with Primal Happiness is dedicated to sharing how we can all reclaim our primal state of happiness: she guides women through Waking The Wild Feminine via her women’s circles, and her Embodied Leadership and Partnership work is focused on guiding Kings and Queens on their own hero’s or heroine’s journey to discover their unique gifts and to embody and express their true nature.

Lian lives in a 400-year-old English country cottage with her husband, two self-described 'wild children', and an array of ginger rescue animals.

Lian’s dream is a world of wild souls set free to work their magic here.

Oct 24, 2019

This week on the show, Tristan and Michael join me to talk about why we all have imposter syndrome and how to overcome it, the fundamental rules you must understand to becoming a master communicator, and how Tristan and Michael have successfully navigated their relationship as co-founders.

Tristan & Michael and I discuss:

  • How Tristan developed the feeling of having an imposter syndrome as he went through every step of the competition
  • Powering through and working even harder despite feeling uncomfortable
  • How Michael got into the public speaking world and experienced the imposter syndrome
  • You can really tell a person by how they express themselves
  • Toastmasters taught 2 main skills:
    • Prepared speaking
    • Impromptu speaking
  • Studying the skill of speaking on the spot transformed Michael's life
  • How the world values communicators
  • When you become more confident with your communication, you start feeling more confident about every aspect of yourself
  • Presence versus performance
  • Building the habit of trusting yourself more
  • Having the mindset of trusting yourself and everything will go well is the mindset of all the top performers in the skill of speaking
  • Surrendering and trusting that things are going to work out
  • On navigating their business and figuring out how they can have an impact
  • Helping people have a bigger impact with their speaking
  • Pros and cons of their relationship as co-founders
    • The ability to receive feedback
  • Building the habit of sharing negative withholds
  • Who they are looking for and how their process works

More about Tristan & Michael

Tristan de Montebello and Michael Gendler are 2 of LA's leading public speaking coaches who specialize in helping people communicate in high-stress environments. (

Their unlikely story started when Michael coached Tristan from zero public speaking experience to the World Championship of Public Speaking finals in just 7 months.

Since then, Michael and Tristan have coached some of the worlds top creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs to speak more effectively in the moments that matter most.

Oct 18, 2019

This week on the show, Shelley Paxton joins me to talk about liberating the souls of leaders and organizations, writing her book - "Soulbbatical" and being a Chief Soul Officer of your own life.

I also shared my thoughts on staying longer, moving and settling down. I am also launching a 10 week group program that i'm calling The Fireside Wisdom Sessions.

Shelley and I discuss:

  • Following someone else's path to success and losing her sense of self along the way
  • Being in her masculine and putting her armour on while operating in the corporate world
  • Being largely on her masculine means being on her protective warrior mode
  • How being in your masculine is largely required in the corporate world
  • Shifting into more courageous and wholehearted leadership and creating that culture
  • Not being able to get into the vulnerable space, playful space is inhibiting our creativity and our innovation
  • Tapping into your creativity and acknowledging your truth
  • Understanding and knowing your soul
  • Principles to Soulbbatical
  • Authenticity as the truest form of rebellion
  • Be careful of the compromises you make in your life
  • The top leader should set the tone, expectations and what success and reward would look like
  • Identifying the misalignment after getting know your self and soul better
  • Soulbbatical is about a way of living
  • Being a Chief Soul Officer of your own life means living by those 5 principles
  • Following your soul's process

More about Shelley

Shelley Paxton is a Chicago-based author, speaker, and professional coach. She spent twenty-six years as a highly regarded marketing and advertising executive stewarding some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Harley-Davidson, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL. In 2016 she left the corporate world to launch her own company, with the mission to liberate the souls of leaders and organizations by inspiring them to realize their greatest purpose and potential. As a certified professional coach, she works with executives at Fortune 100 companies like Lowe’s and Mars, Inc, as well as private individuals and entrepreneurs. She holds a marketing degree from Boston College, and recently graduated from iPEC, one of the country's premier coaching certification programs. Paxton’s a member of 4PC, Rich Litvin’s exclusive community for extraordinary leaders and coaches, and has been selected to train with Brene Brown on her upcoming Dare to Lead project.

She christened herself Chief Soul Officer and called the journey her Soulbbatical. It did more than change her life, it became her calling.

Oct 10, 2019

This week on the show, Robert Kandell joins me to talk about getting honest with one’s self, the effect of withholding your truth from your intimate partner, and his book - unHIDDEN: A Book for Men and Those Confused by Them.

Robert and I discuss:

  • Living the American dream (which was also his father's dream)

  • How his intense experiences in Burning Man made him rediscover the world

  • Key moment when he realized things weren't working

  • How going to Burning Man impacted him

  • Burning Man is radical free expression. It's an opportunity to see a new side of yourself and to explore different parts of yourself

  • How he and his wife started to have an honest conversation about their sex life

  • On starting to explore alternative sexuality by going to a swingers club and taking workshops that tackle forming non-monogamous relationships

  • Telling yourself the truth first and foremost then telling your partner and intimate friends the truth about you and then inviting them to tell you the truth about them

  • Process of getting honest with yourself:

    • Confronting your thoughts

    • Getting curious about those thoughts

    • Researching those curiosities

  • Terminal uniqueness is when we think we are the only person in the entire world that has this particular thought which creates a lot of fear to come out

  • Instead of spending our energies beating ourselves up, spend that energy creating the life you truly want

  • Our greatest fear is that we will end up alone and that fear is what stops us from living

  • How we are forced to wear the facade about who we are

  • The communication you need to make in the proper form in order to actually be authentic

  • Frameworks on teaching people to communicate

  • If you want to have a masterful relationship, you have to build the foundation early on by authentically relating

  • We are constantly looking externally from ourselves to perceive our value

  • Compromise equates to acquiescence

  • Extending the conversation until both people feel right about the decision

  • Every time you lie, you are creating distance

  • About his book “unHIDDEN: A Book for Men and Those Confused by Them”

More about Robert

Robert Kandell is an interpersonal communications expert, speaker, podcaster, and the author of the bestselling book, “unHIDDEN: A Book for Men and Those Confused by Them.” Since 2002, Robert’s mission has been to help people find themselves and use their internal power to live their best lives. He has helped thousands of students up-level their communication, leading them to live more balanced, energized, connected, and purposeful lives.

Robert is a veteran of many worlds, having moved seamlessly from corporate America and the startup world, to becoming an authority in the personal development sphere, to building an international 8-figure business and authoring a bestselling book.

He is the host of the podcast, Tuff Love, where he puts his compassionate, hard-hitting insights to work helping people move forward in their lives with clarity. He has been described as “part football coach, part loving Dad, and part slightly crazed drill sergeant.” His style is challenging, fraternal, highly rewarding, and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Oct 3, 2019

This week on the show, Jonathan Aslay joins me to talk about establishing a framework for compassionate dating, when life gets in the way of love, and how to practice self-love.

I also shared how these past weeks had been tough for me and how self-love has been a great part of getting through this period.

Jonathon and I discuss:

  • How Jonathon hit rock bottom in many aspects of his life and how he got addicted to the process of online dating

  • His investment in personal development and spirituality helped him when he lost his son

  • Self-love is like nurturing your soul

  • Personal development practice is preparing you not just for the chaos but also how to live in inner peace

  • How his humbling moments allowed him the opportunity to discover who he really is

  • Grieving with love

  • Letting go of the fear of death to enjoy the fruit of life

  • Having a minimum of 15 mins a day doing some self-help personal development spiritual practice

  • Why he wrote his book, “What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway?”

  • On developing the habit of thinking of the future or thinking about the past

  • Getting into nature

  • Speaking your truth and doing it with kindness

  • What compassionate dating is

  • Connecting with other people in a deeper level and focusing on being present

  • Being crystal clear about who you are and what you want in compassionate dating

  • How technology changed dating in this generation

  • Getting to know who you are by not being in a relationship

  • When life gets in the way of love/relationship

  • Recognizing co-dependency

More about Jonathon

Known as America’s leading midlife dating and relationship coach, Jonathon Aslay is a defender and protector of women’s hearts around the world. He helps women transform from attracting Mr. Wrong into finding their Mr. Right.

Jonathon studies male behavior. He listens to women and what they want when it comes to love. Most importantly, he is gifted at bridging the gap between the two. He started to see patterns in the things women complained about most and those that continually baffled men. Over time, he realized that processing information from both sides and combining them with his own dating experiences enabled him to filter out the interpersonal “noise” that often causes people to invest in someone who is wrong for them.

In addition to his dating expertise and helping women navigate the dating world, Jonathon Aslay is also a leading figure in the self-love department with his book “What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway?” which is rated 5 stars and has reached the best-selling ranks on Amazon.

In this book you will learn: simple real-life techniques to understand and create true self-love, exactly what it means to really love yourself, and how powerfully life-changing self-love can be, and how to experience it NOW!

Sep 19, 2019

This week on the show, John Henderson joins me to talk about the impact of positive comment in somebody's life, his story about being in jail, and his book, SWAY.

I also shared about committing to get up at 4 a.m. everyday for all of September.

John and I discuss:

  • Did poorly in school because he didn't fit and think in the structured manner the school wanted

  • Turning his life around and realising that he is the result of the choices he has made

  • How everybody in jail thinks they are innocent while successful people he knows think they are guilty

  • How kids are taught to be generalists when the world rewards specialists

  • The problem is with the way you are measuring what is and isn't intelligence

  • How one positive comment can change somebody’s whole life

  • Finding who to be loyal to and who not to be loyal to is important

  • Difference made by caring and empathy versus strict humiliation and discipline

  • John's story of being in jail under "Americas toughest sheriff"

  • Success doesn't happen without the work

  • Influence is anytime somebody considers another person or an activity prior to making decision

  • About his new book SWAY: The Link Between Autism and Influence

More about John

John Henderson is a speaker, top 10 Amazon bestselling author, and occasional blogger. He went from homeless, high school dropout to author and owner of a multi million dollar business.

He is probably the only guy you know who rode to work every day on a rope, attached to the bottom of a helicopter for six months, in Hawaii. He has spoken all across the country, but you can connect with John at the following places.

Sep 13, 2019

This week on the show, Adam Quiney joins me to talk about overcoming resistance and consistently doing the work, taking creative pursuit and starting their own business.

I also shared my thoughts and feelings on making the show. We also shared some experiences we had in Peru.

Adam and I discuss:

  • How to overcome resistance and consistently do the work (whether you feel like it or not)
  • Discipline without surrender versus surrender without discipline
  • Experiencing breakdown and feeling inadequate
  • Living life through your head versus heart
  • The money beliefs that underly what we do and what we do to overcome them
  • Thinking that having a business and the ability to travel mean being successful
  • How the sense of self-worth is tied to how well you do in business
  • How Adam built his coaching business from scratch to charging $50,000/year

More about Adam

Adam is an executive leadership coach specializing in working with the Smartest People in the Room. A former software developer and attorney, Adam’s learned the hard way about the costs that come from keeping your heart safe and chasing after external rewards to feel whole and complete.

From love, Adam is connection, passion, presence, wit and brilliance. From fear, he is awkward, robotic, apathetic, irrelevant and arrogant. He’s learned to embrace all these parts of himself, and works with others to do the same in their own lives. Living with his beautiful wife and their two dogs (one of which is a cat) in Victoria, B.C., He is a man on a mission to bring the world to a more inspired and fully-expressed place.

Aug 29, 2019

This week on the show, Bay LeBlanc Quiney joins me to talk about her family history, why she became a police officer and why she didn't continue, building relationship and suspending disbelief.

I also shared how tough these couple of days but have felt the support from people around me. I also talked about how we can have an extraordinary life but can still feel not being good enough.

Bay and I discuss:

  • Finding out her family history and how it impacts her
  • Fascination and understanding of where you co me from
  • How her experience with moving when she was young had an impact on her playing safe and looking for stability
  • The reasons why she became a police officer
  • How events during her childhood influenced her to become a police officer
  • Reasons why she did not stay as a police officer
  • How her experience being a police officer in a short period of time changed her perspectives
  • Realising that as a coach, she is doing the same work as a police officer but difference is that the clients she serve as a coach do want change and help
  • How children relate to police officers
  • Bay's relationship with her family
  • Sometimes, the best way to be in family is to be away or have some space away from family.
  • Creating a relationship with her father who she did not grow up with
  • Value of creating space, finding yourself and finding your own truth and then rebuilding relationships slowly and intentionally
  • Having that belief that it is her job to make people happy
  • What's her company called Wonderland
  • To dream bigger and start creating
  • Magic is when somebody step into owning their leadership

More about Bay

Bay’s brand of executive leadership coaching combines radical honesty and leadership acumen with a hefty dash of magic and possibility. Her company, Wonderland & Company, supports high-achieving driven leaders to create the impossible, and enjoy the ride, all at the same time.

A firm believer in “why not”, Bay’s own background includes professional dance and theatre training, an MBA in service management, and working as an RCMP officer, to name just a few of her adventures. She’s writing a book about being driven, because she knows firsthand what life is like for people who feel like life is never enough to meet their unquenchable desire.

Bay lives in beautiful Victoria, with her brilliant husband and business partner, Adam, and their matching cat and dog, Hermes and Grimby.

Aug 16, 2019

This week on the show, Ruby Fremon joins me to talk conscious vs unconscious leadership, leadership as an inner-game, and visibility vs. being seen.

I also shared my experiences during our Machu Picchu, Peru adventure. The highlights of this adventure are always being away from technology, getting out of your normal life, and just being with people in a beautiful location enjoying nature and spending time with each other.

Ruby and I discuss:

  • Ruby's No Bullshit approach of just cutting right to the chase and diving into what the actual issue and how this approach helped her into her transformation
  • Distraction of clarity is one of the common issues people tend to sway away from the root problem
  • Being more devoted to your inner work than to your service because the more we can serve ourselves, the greater we can serve others
  • Seeing leaders plateauing and how they start to feel stagnant and how she is there to support these conscious leaders
  • The higher you rise in your leadership, the louder your fears become and new limitations, edges, patterns start to come out
  • You need to confront your limitations, edges, patterns in order for you to continue rising
  • Being vulnerable/ being real creates the connection
  • What separates conscious leaders from the rest
  • Everything we experienced helps to refine us and bring us closer to who we are and to our truth.
  • On her journey on finding her own voice and sharing her story
  • Having the courage to show yourself of who you are
  • It's not about trying to create your voice but it's actually uncovering your voice.
  • The more focused Ruby on her work, the better her relationship with her family has gotten.
  • Focus on controlling what's controllable.
  • To create a healthy boundaries, you need to get clear with your needs and create the boundary around that need
  • Your greatest contribution to humanity is working on yourself.
  • Expressing yourself in alignment of who you are
  • On creating her own business
  • Conscious leaders understand that connection and collaboration are what's going to break down division and competition.

More about Ruby

Ruby Fremon is and activation expert, coach and a mentor for purpose-driven leaders.

Ruby’s mission is to give the world a voice. As a Top Breakthrough Coach and Activation Expert for purpose-driven leaders who are ready to bring their big missions into the spotlight, her no-bullshit approach ignites true transformation, while flipping fear into actualised ambition and doubt into absolute confidence.

Ruby works with leaders, from artists to entrepreneurs, who are ready to activate their voice, unleash their missions, and gain the conviction to lead their purpose. Having worked with hundreds of clients, she is a catalyst for change and hugely successful at helping her clients embody radical resiliency and an unstoppable mentality.

Named “An Inspirational Woman” by The Huffington Post and an “Icon of Influence” at the 2018 New Media Summit, Ruby was the visionary behind the annual three-day transformative leadership event, Amplified Soul Live®. She is the host of “Today’s Thought Leader” podcast and uses her bold, no-nonsense approach to help leaders rise up, fulfill their missions and make their voices heard.

Aug 13, 2019

This week on the show, Scott Young joins me to talk about his book “Ultralearning.” He also talked about what ultralearning is and also shared his thoughts on learning languages and career development.

I also shared our preparation for our Peru trip.

Scott and I discuss:

  • Scott's obsession for the last 10 years and how learning French inspired him to write his book "Ultralearning"
  • How his encounter with Benny Lewis introduced him to Ultralearning - an aggressive strategy for learning hard things and learning it on your own
  • Different philosophy when it comes to learning
  • Learning in a non-speaking environment vs learning in another country
  • Breaking down learning into principles
  • The difference in learning languages in European and Asian countries
  • Ultralearning is a strategy for self-directed learning that is also aggressive
  • To learn something is to be bad at it (at least in the beginning)
  • Their year-long project of not speaking their native language
  • How one can maximize time spent reading as opposed to the number of books finished
  • One reason you don't learn some skills is because there's a kind of will power you need to get over
  • On having emotional reaction to things like learning
  • If you want to learning anything, you can learn it if you approach it the right way
  • Things that would qualify as ultralearning are things that people do all the time
  • Debugging your own learning process and studying your successes and failures can help you improve how you can get better at things
  • The capacity to think in terms of abstract visual spaces is related to visual working memory
  • How his experience at MIT was transformative for him
  • How Ultralearning can help someone going into business
  • One of the strategies in the book is the idea of directness

More about Scott

Scott H. Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT’s four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. Scott's most recent book, Ultralearning, explores the art of mastering hard skills to accelerate your career and life. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Jul 23, 2019

This week on the show, Marshal Gillen joins me to talk about leaving an impact on people's lives, on how his life changes everyday, feeling good about yourself and learning to love yourself.

I also shared how week went and my experience watching the live recording of Stephen Colbert of The Late Show.

Marshal and I discuss:

  • How one person can have a tremendous impact on other people's lives

  • Making an impact by leaving blueprints of yourself and a message to remember

  • Finding the emotion that creates the inspired action that creates the results

  • Learning as fast as he can about the things he wants to learn about

  • Setting an intention every single morning to have his life change and waking up creating space and allowing more energy

  • What happens to consciousness when we die

  • Listening to how you feel and being attuned to who you are

  • Being able to give another person some knowledge or experience to be able to free themselves

  • Going through burnout and pushing one's self excessively

  • How men can step up and create a space where one can honestly open up with what one is feeling

  • How we limit how much happiness we allow ourselves to experience and finding ways to sabotage ourselves as soon as we exceed the limit

  • Choosing how you want to lead and the type of leader you want to be

  • Letting people understand that it is okay to get in touch with their feelings

  • When we are feeling and connecting then we can raise consciousness at a global level

  • On learning about self-love and feeling good about one's self

  • Fear is just a made up story you keep telling yourself

  • On surrounding yourself with people that believe in you

  • The past is gone and the future is not real. The future is never going to be tomorrow, it is always right now

More about Marshal

Marshal Gillen is an inspirational speaker, lifestyle entrepreneur and author based out of San Diego. Marshal transforms lives through storytelling and throwing epic personal development parties.

Jul 10, 2019

This week on the show, Zion Kim joins me to talk about getting into entrepreneurship, overcoming burn out, sharpening your skills, growing your business and people’s relationship to their work.

I also shared how I’ve been spending my week and how I’m having more time reflecting and being in creative mode. It has been super exciting coming up with tons of business ideas. I have realised that I am best utilised when I am being creative and visionary.


  • The biggest reason why Zion and his fiancé moved to Austin
  • How his housemate who went to a military academy inspired him to want to do something big
  • Their house being raided by the police and how he ended in the jail
  • His realisation while being in jail and how he started his first business after he got out
  • Appreciating how one properly runs a business and developing a lot of compassion for other entrepreneurs
  • Having a hard time asking for help because of the little knowledge he has
  • Started learning social media and how it helped the business to survive
  • Growing his business and network and understanding what mentorship really meant
  • Having a lot of failed companies and how he completely burnt himself out
  • Feeling depressed and losing his confidence as an entrepreneur
  • Started a digital agency just to keep on getting better at the skill and competency of digital marketing
  • Sharpening his skills by working with various million dollar companies
  • Taking care of yourself first so that you can then think about taking care of others
  • Completely removing “sacrifice” from the vocabulary and the core values in his company because the moment one is sacrificing, it means someone has to lose
  • Importance of entrepreneurs doing what they care for
  • A better you is a better world
  • Letting purpose find you through action
  • Most business problems are personal problems
  • Victim versus responsibility
  • The difficult part of the process is finding out how much you are willing to step up to the things you don’t want to see
  • 3 biggest mindsets for people transitioning into entrepreneurship
  • One reason companies don’t grow is that they are not super clear on who it is they want to serve, the problem they want to help them with, and the outcome or solution that’s tied to that problem
  • Launch the product and serve the people really well
  • If you want feedback, ask for money. If you want money, ask for feedback
  • 2 foundational reasons of “imposter syndrome”
  • The best entrepreneurs are the ones who find the opportunity and then find the right people to solve that problem
  • Misalignment of our own personal values causes depression

More about Zion

Zion is the CEO of 1MT and the co-creator of the R.O.I. Method and the founder of Project Nuclear. He was kicked out of business school his freshman year and has since started six, 6 and 7 figure companies, two of them while still an undergrad. His company 1MT is currently on a mission to support 1 million entrepreneurs to 7 figures and beyond to add a trillion dollars to the global economy.

Jul 3, 2019

This week on the show, Ketan Makwana joins me to talk about his entrepreneurship journey, on losing his job, mindsets, innovations and overcoming failures.

Ketan and I discuss:

  • How Ketan got into business while having a background in IT, electronics and healthcare
  • Being one of the victims of the economic crash and how it turned his life upside down
  • Having a mindset that there are more than one answer to any questions
  • Moving from employment to self-employment then into business
  • Losing a job and starting a business can both create a lot of stress
  • When running a business, you are responsible for creating a system.
  • Entrepreneurship is not about business, or a way of life or way of thinking. It’s how enterprising are you.
  • Creating your system within a system
  • Huge societal expectation around education
  • Whatever you are doing in life, don’t look at your destination. Look at what you’re doing there and then.
  • Starting a business is both exciting and terrifying.
  • Advice on starting a business:
    -  Understand how to be honest to yourself
    - Know and realize when it’s a trap, a mistake or error in your judgment
    - Ask for help
  • You have to feel the vibration of every activities that you undertake.
  • Learning about what you did to maneuver your failures and how you are going to maneuver moving forward
  • Working smart than working hard
  • On being a Special Advisor to the Prime Minster on Youth Policy
  • We all have these genius within us.

More about Ketan

Ketan is a renowned international & TEDx Speaker, serial entrepreneur and mentor. He has started, scaled and sold multiple businesses in the last 7 years.

In a response to the emerging skills gap between education to employment and enterprise, Ketan launched Enterprise Lab which has evolved into a disruptive agency supporting Mindset, Attitude, Behaviour development serving over 100,000 people a year across the world.

In 2012, Ketan founded and delivered Youth Enterprise Live backed by the Prime Minister and the UK’s largest event focused on Education, Employment and Enterprise for 15-30 year olds. Leading on from this, he took a position as Special Advisor to the Prime Minster on Youth Policy.

Jun 26, 2019

This week on the show, Teo Alfero joins me as we talk about his unique understanding of wolves to create human-wolf connection, his new book, The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us about Being Human, and wolf principles.

Teo and I discuss:

  • Teo’s feelings about completing his book
  • Growing up during tough times (when Argentina was in a military dictatorship)
  • How losing everything and ending up in the street changed his relationship with money and success
  • On joining the army after high school and how it toughened him
  • The consequence of his search for a spiritual path since his teen years
  • How Carlos Castaneda’s writing impacted Teo
  • The life experiences that led him to his spiritual quest
  • On finding Carlos Castaneda and how he connected with the people that worked and studied with him
  • Carlos Castaneda’s teachings on getting to know one’s self
  • Recapitulation means looking at every single person you've ever met in your life and describing the stories of each interaction in a meditation state
  • What his experience was like when he moved from his home country to LA and how he evolved as a person
  • The wolves came as a consequences of one of Carlos Castaneda's talks about “finding one’s path using the heart”
  • How he ended up adopting a wolfdog mix while he was looking for something to engage the youth
  • His experience and struggles while starting the wolf sanctuary
  • How he struggled with asking for donations and funding
  • Wolves have extremely varied and rich personalities, tendencies, and behaviours
  • Fear of wolves is a cultural fear and not based on reality
  • Science suggests that wolves are the first animal humans associated with
  • On developing connection and trust with wolves and how it changes one’s behaviour
  • How it feels making a difference in many people’s lives
  • How Miko transformed Nina’s life for good
  • The book suggests wolves helped humans survive and thrive and can help humans again

More about Teo Alfero

Teo Alfero is the founder of the Wolf Connection sanctuary and creator of Wolf Therapy®, a singular program that empowers individuals dealing with psychological and emotional pain, addiction, and trauma using the human-wolf bond.

Teo is also a transformational teacher and shamanic practitioner whose work is strongly influenced by Carlos Castaneda. He is a TEDx speaker and a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders. He has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, and other major media. Born in Argentina, he now lives with his wife and daughter and the Wolf Connection pack in California.

Jun 20, 2019

This week on the show, Brad Sugars of ActionCOACH joins me as we talk about his new book - Pulling Profits Out of a Hat, business growth and business coaching.

Also, I had a phenomenal week in Lake Tahoe with my tribe. It was a chance for the members of my inner circle to spend time with me and each other in a beautiful setting.

We got 1 spot left for our Peru adventure on July 29th so if you're interested, feel free to drop me a message.

Don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star rating and send me reviews on iTunes. I will choose the best review of my podcast on iTunes and give a copy of Pulling Profits Out of a Hat by Bradley Sugars.

Brad and I discuss:

  • How at a young age Bradley got into entrepreneurship and started doing business
  • Reading books like Billionaire in Training at a young age changes your direction in life
  • Everyone can be an entrepreneur and not necessarily born with it
  • Wealth is a magnifier.
  • Money allows you the time and freedom to do the things that make you happy
  • Learn, earn and return is basically the way money works.
  • The more money you have, the more impact you can make.
  • Wealth is not the goal. What you can do with your wealth is the goal.
  • Building a business and not a job for yourself
  • The goal of ActionCoach is world abundance through business re-education.
  • Business coaching is successful because we make sure the owners are hold accountable to growth.
  • The point of leverage is to do the work once and get paid forever.
  • The challenge in making a leap into a business is to learn and gain knowledge.
  • Making excitement win against fear
  • On growing the business
  • What he is looking for a business
  • The definition of success in his book
  • As a CEO, your biggest and most important job is recruiting.
  • The vision of a company has to inspire people and enroll.
  • Business should serve life rather than life serving business.
  • The moment you stop learning the business stops growing.
  • Learning how to make money and managing your money
  • About his new book, “Pulling Profits Out of a Hat"

More about Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars came from humble beginnings but has built a life and a business that many would cite as the very definition of success. Sugars, a self-made multi-millionaire, is the founder of the global business coaching franchise ActionCOACH™, an international business speaker, author, and entrepreneur.

Sugars has written 17 business books, the "Instant Success" series, which were originally self-published. In 2006, when McGraw Hill bought the international publishing rights to the series, it was the largest multi-business book deal involving a single author.

His ActionCOACH™ team works with tens of thousands of business owners in more than 60 countries with his simple yet powerful business growth techniques every day. Professionally, nobody has created a bigger impact in Sugars' life than Jim Rohn. As a teen, he scrimped and saved his allowance in order to afford tickets to a Rohn seminar, and despite being the youngest person in the audience, what he learned there has informed his own business practices and philosophies on life.

Sugars has a dynamic stage presence and enjoys motivating and educating other business owners through his online content (videos, podcasts), books and real-world interactions such as classes, seminars, and speaking engagements. His straight-forward Aussie style has branded him as a leader that will tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear--and for more than two decades, millions of people worldwide have been listening.

Sugars is equally as passionate about his family as he is about business. A husband and father of five, Sugars and his wife are survivors of the Route 91 tragedy which affected the lives of thousands in Las Vegas during a country music festival in 2017. His young daughter, Riley Brown Sugars, is the youngest survivor of the attack and has been featured in multiple media stories.

Brad has a new book with co-author Monte Wyatt "Pulling Profits Out of a Hat."

Jun 4, 2019

This week on the show, Daniel Levin joins me as we talk about his book "The Mosaic", the feeling of connectedness, the need for Like Minded Communities to dissolve, the exquisiteness of the ordinary, and challenging our core beliefs.

Also, I talk about my Improv comedy over the last couple of weeks. I did my live show last Saturday and it was a huge achievement.

Daniel and I discuss:

  • The story about a street artist in The Mosaic and how people come to him and give him broken pieces of things that used to be beautiful
  • The beauty of life is not who we used to be
  • On our own, we can only be what we can be but together we can be so much more
  • Being one piece away from an entirely new reality
  • How he experienced the feeling of connectedness
  • On not knowing what tomorrow brings
  • What his experiment is all about
  • Reconnecting the disconnected
  • No matter how bad things are, you are one connection away from something entirely new
  • Surrendering to the force that comes through us
  • The compassion of listening is to allow them to feel for a moment the exquisiteness of what it feels to not carry your burden around for a moment
  • On thinking how extraordinary we think we have to be
  • Rediscovering the exquisiteness of the ordinary
  • Different viewpoints on being ordinary and extraordinary
  • Challenging our core beliefs
  • Seeing beneath our superficial differences, we will see that we all have a lot in common

More about Daniel Levin

Levin walked away from an opportunity to run a billion dollar business, to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace.

He studied in a seminary five years and left one day before becoming a Rabbi and lived as a Monk in a monastery for 10 years.

As Director of Business Development, he grew Hay House from $3,000,000 to $100,000,000 in revenue. He is rare blend of businessman and mystic who sees what others do not see.

He is the author of The Mosaic, a beautiful story that touches the heart and soothes the soul. It is a book that helps us see what we do not see and as such much of its magic exists in the space between the words.

May 28, 2019

This week on the show, Samantha Lotus joins me as we discuss Alchemy of self, holistic healing and moving from victimhood to empowerment. She also shares how she chose to free herself from the prisons she was trapped in (mind, body, life) and how she helps others to do the same.

Watch out for my new product that I'm so excited to share with you! Also, get in touch with me if you want to come up with a solid exit plan for you to figure out how you can actually exit out of your career, and how you can get some real certainty around your business plan and growing your business.

Samantha and I discuss:

  • Being a vibrant human and realising how people around are so unwell and are struggling with mental health issues
  • At a very young age, Samantha decided that her mission is to understand why people are unhappy
  • While accumulating all different kinds knowledge and information, Samantha went through with her own health crisis
  • Samantha's near-death experience and how it became her life's turning point
  • How our physical body is affected by our emotional trauma
  • Reclaiming who we are and what we came here for
  • People getting addicted to their identity
  • 3 Simple steps in the practice of Alchemy:
    • Observation
    • Deconstruction
    • Reconstruction
  • Negative emotions are actually important because they are trying to keep us safe
  • The practice of transmutation is to have deep forgiveness, deep compassion, and deep self-acceptance
  • Having compassion for yourself
  • Rewiring the way we think
  • On being vulnerable and honest with how we feel
  • Socialisation and pressure around what it is to be a woman
  • Importance of taking feedback

More about Samantha Lotus

Samantha specializes in Lifestyle Alchemy, Naturopathic Wellness and Life Purpose Business Coaching.

Using the principles of Alchemy, Quantum Physics, Positive Psychology, NLP, Sociology and Philosophy, I help empower people thrive in their lives by reclaim their health, happiness and freedom!

Alchemy of self, holistic healing and moving from victimhood to empowerment


May 21, 2019

This week on the show, Re Perez joins me to discuss his journey into entrepreneurship, what branding is, its importance and relevance.

If you're interested to join our Machu Picchu trip, reach out to me

Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating and a review of my podcast on iTunes, and I will pick a review who will receive my giveaway book of the week is Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

Re and I discuss:

  • The impact of James into Re's life 
  • The rundown of his journey into entrepreneurship
  • Getting through the initial fear of starting his own company - Branding for the People
  • How a bad breakup pushed him to move forward 
  • Getting off track from the original vision and restoring integrity
  • Living an authentic life
  • His definition of branding
  • Difference between being loved vs being respected
  • A chart that he modified on conflicting values and shared values, low and high impact
  • His process on working with someone
  • Helping people from "I want to make an impact" to "What impact do you want to make" or "What impact do you make"

More about Re Perez

Re Perez is a seasoned Brand Strategist, Thought Leader, and CEO of BRANDING FOR THE PEOPLE, a leading branding agency that transforms and mobilizes brands for high-growth entrepreneurs who are committed to making a positive economic or social impact on people’s lives. Since 2011, his agency has successfully led hundreds of branding engagements around the globe that have impacted millions of people.

May 9, 2019

This week on the show, Jeremy Slate joins me to discuss how it is working with his wife in their business, all about podcasting, and the best way to start your own podcast, grow your audience or use guesting as an effective way to grow you brand and business.

Check out who will receive my giveaway book last week, This Is Marketing by Seth Godin. My book of the week is Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday. Don't forget to leave a 5-star rating and a review of my podcast on iTunes.

Jeremy and I discuss:

  • How Jeremy manages his business now that he has his own family
  • Why Jeremy and his wife work well together as partners in business
  • From being into ancient history, how Jeremy got into podcasting
  • Learning from his first podcast, getting educated about podcasting, and starting a new and improved podcast
  • How having a successful podcast opened a business opportunity for him
  • Consistency as a key in podcasting
  • Finding a different value you can offer that can make you stand out
  • Importance of what type of content you are developing
  • Tracking your last conversation and having control of the communication
  • Is talent required in getting into podcasting
  • Great interviewers tend to ask things called the "feel-felt-found" questions
  • One of the unexpected things he learned in the world of podcasting is how much some of these people have to give and how willing they are to talk to you
  • Getting on as a guest in a podcast can help you find and grab the right niches for your business.
  • Podcast as a medium is a great relationship-building tool
  • The three key components: Story, Message, Call-to-Action
  • When you realize that the only way you can make a bigger impact is by actually training people to do what you're doing

More about Jeremy

Jeremy Ryan Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world. He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion powerlifter turned new media entrepreneur. Specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrity and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and Noteworthy and #1 in the business category, as well as ranked # 78 in the iTunes Top 100.

Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcast for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 + 18 by CIO Magazine, top podcast to listen to by INC Magazine in 2019 and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed. The Create Your Own Life Podcast has been downloaded over a million times. He’s also a featured writer for Influencive and, as well as contributing editor of New Theory Magazine and Grit Daily. After his success in podcasting, Jeremy Slate and his wife, Brielle Slate, founded Command Your Brand Media to help entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on podcasts, and to help podcasters be more profitable.

Apr 25, 2019

We are heading to Machu Picchu this August and if you are interested, we are now accepting applications for that trip. Only 6 spots available so reach out to me if you are interested.

This week on the show, Taylor Conroy joined me to talk about how he got into philanthropy, the challenges he faced in finding genuine happiness and the significance of having an impulse to do something.

Don't forget to give this podcast a 5-star rating and send me reviews on iTunes and I'd be giving away a  copy of this brilliant book, "This Is Marketing” by Seth Godin.

Taylor and I discuss:

  • Not fitting in with the manly man culture while growing up
  • Getting closer to what is fully him and genuine happiness, and shedding all layers of society's expectations
  • One reason why he got into the social good realm is because he is a people-pleaser
  • Realizing that money does not equate to happiness
  • Having the impulse to start getting involved into philanthropy, and to travel and see the world
  • The reason why he think people get stuck because we are so disconnected from the intuitive powers of our body
  • We all have this impulse that is showing us of what to do
  • The most spiritual thing you can do is to embrace your desires, your impulses fully.
  • Saying yes and diving into it if being in a deep Psychedelic experience
  • On how he shows up in a relationship
  • Being uncomfortable and being stable
  • Coming back from bankruptcy

More about Taylor

Taylor is a former firefighter, real estate millionaire, and body-builder. He is renowned social entrepreneur, human rights activist, and acclaimed speaker. Taylors inspiring style of story telling and rebellious thinking have engaged over 150,000 people around the world. His social good companies have inspired over one million people in 80 countries to fundraise for social change, building 500 schools and 150 homes in the developing world. Taylor is the founder and CEO of The Idea Collective, which helps change makers create impact through their own public speaking. The Idea Collective helps to land speaking engagements on the worlds most impactful stages, including TEDx talks, university events, and Fortune 500 companies.


Apr 17, 2019

This week on the show, Zat Baraka joined me to talk about Men's Deep Inner Work and men’s evolution and awakening. He also talked about men's personal/spiritual growth, vulnerability, and leadership.

I also talked about the book "This Is Marketing” by Seth Godin. The book contains everything Seth learned about marketing, bringing an idea to the world, and creating a business that impacts people.

Next week, I will choose the best review of my podcast on iTunes and give a copy of this brilliant book so don't forget to give this podcast a 5-star rating and send me reviews on iTunes.

Zat and I discuss:

  • How Zat's own pain, suffering, and confusion got him into the path and in men's work
  • On men's work requiring some form of personal growth and development
  • On wanting to have more life mastery
  • Work that is evolving is a path for personal/spiritual growth
  • On helping people get clear about what they want to do and giving them courage to move towards it
  • The importance of men having a support system
  • On men getting help and support
  • Making your language, branding, and the work you do digestible for any men to come in
  • On men being vulnerable and sharing their feelings
  • On getting vulnerable and being real with yourself
  • On leadership requiring a higher level of vulnerability
  • On the Men's Coach Training

More about Zat

Zat Baraka is a student and teacher of Men’s Deep Inner Work and is the founder of The Men’s Coach Training and The New Masculine Program. He has radically affected thousands of men across the globe with his cutting edge men’s work.

His down to earth approach challenges men to understand the mature masculine, not as an abstract philosophy, but as an embodied knowledge through living as authentic, empowered, creative and compassionate men.

His extensive training of over 25 years includes Tantric Buddhist practice, a masters in Spiritual psychology and active involvement in the men's personal growth movement for over two decades.

Knowing that he can only take his clients as deep as he goes himself, he remains active on his own inner work path.

Apr 11, 2019

I'm excited to announce the launch of the 3rd Adventure Series. Last year, we went to a sailing trip around the Greek Islands and at the end of the year we went to Norway and hang out in the Arctic Circle.

In this week's episode, I'm excited to talk about where our 3rd Adventure Series will be and who my co-leader is going to be. We will talk about the process of deciding the location and what to expect in this adventure.

  • My co-leader in the next adventure this July 29th – August 4th is my friend, Adam Quiney

  • How I approach the coaches that I love and respect and how I co-create these adventures with them

  • The process of deciding where to go and the reason we chose Machu Picchu, Peru

  • The magic of collaboration is you don't have to do things alone

  • The definition of adventure is not knowing what's going to happen

  • Creating connection and community during the adventure by removing any distractions

  • Frictions and breakdowns and transmuting what most people spend all their lives avoiding

  • Setting powerful intentions outside of just having a fun adventure

  • For whom this adventure is for

Mar 21, 2019

This week on the show, Daniel Thomas Hind joined me for the second time. He was one of the first guests I interviewed on the show. Last time, we talked primarily about nutrition, health, and fitness. Since then, Daniel has been in this rollercoaster of a journey both in life and as an entrepreneur.

This time, we dived in a deep, open, and intense conversation on his experiences as an entrepreneur and the truths behind it.

Daniel and I discuss:

  • Daniel’s insane year running two start-up businesses simultaneously (EvolutionEat and The Vanguard) and partnering with LA Weekly, the second biggest media outlet in Los Angeles.

  • How Daniel grew his team dramatically from 2 part-time employees and a handful service providers to nearly 50 employees, providers, partners, and crew members in just 6 months.

  • How running two businesses, building an entire 6-month digital course for EvolutionEat, enrolling in two high-end masterminds, traveling throughout the country to attend events, graduating from a year-long intensive ICF-accredited coaching program, eventually led to burnout.

  • How he failed and ended up sharing shares back to his partners and how said incident caused him to experience burnout, depression, and embarrassment.

  • Major takeaways he learned and what it really means to be a CEO.

  • On doing the things that truly matters and how he learned things the hard way.

More about Daniel

Daniel Thomas Hind is the CEO of the health transformation company, EvolutionEat. He is also a peak performance coach for executives and entrepreneurs. He has devoted his life to self-mastery.

Mar 13, 2019

I first met James Kemp when I discovered we were living about 200 metres up the street from each other on Waiheke Island...

I had seen some of the video content he was making and noticed we were doing a few similar things. James was travelling the world with his wife and two kids while running a highly successful coaching business that was helping entrepreneurs build highly performing businesses.

Behind his relaxed Kiwi demeanour, James is a powerhouse of business knowledge. I love his attitude and the fact he has helped businesses all over the world become more successful.

Join our conversation to hear James' story and his latest insights in life and business...

Jan 29, 2019

This episode is a deep one...

On this week's show, we dove deep into the murky waters of spirituality!

As a bonus, Toku McCree was on hand to challenge me and provide valuable spiritual nuggets from his time in the zen monastery.

We also covered, how good coaches choose their own coach and how being radically honest with yourself can open new pathways and some of my limiting beliefs.

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