Contemporary artist and creative producer Shala Akintunde is expanding, but the result leaves us grappling with our own abilities to lean into the unimaginable. In this episode we’ll talk about the creative process, the relative state of genius, and what happens when your desire to make space for something new pushes up against what was.
From covers of the worlds greatest hits, to crafting her own original music, vocalist and artist Hayley Richman joins me on the show to talk music, the creative process, owning your voice, and claiming your dreams.
Tanner Woodford is founder and Executive Director of the Design Museum of Chicago. He joins me on the show to talk, design, entrepreneurship, and “coming as you are” in a world that wants you leaving as you were.
I am humbled to connect with New York Times Bestselling author, and mindfulness teacher, Dr. Shefali Tsabary. Dr. Shefali has taken parenting, and more specifically the depths of which parenting reaches into our own consciousness, to new levels. Her critically acclaimed books, The Awakened Family, The Conscious Parent, and Out of Control have changed lives, and more importantly, impacted the dynamics of family life.
I love spending time with amazing human beings that have experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of life, and Lola Wright is one of those people. She has persevered, but perseverance is just the beginning. The CEO and Spiritual Director of the Bodhi Spiritual Center and I will talk growth at the hands of pain, and how transformation and fulfillment come from letting go.
World renowned expert and educator on medicinal marijuana, Dr. Dustin Sulak joins me on the show to dig deeper into the use of cannabis as a path to healing, and how he ended up taking an alternative route to treating more than the human body.
Six-time Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and director Nic DeGrazia joins me on the show to talk writing, rock and roll, and why his story is the “American Story.” Nic is co-founder and Creative Director of Bitter Jester Studios. He is also a James Beard Award nominee, a sketch comedian with The Comic Thread (Best Group: LA Comedy Festival, Audience Choice: Chicago Fringe Fest), has a sandwich named after him(!), and is the Founder and Producer of the Bitter Jester Music Festival, which he also Co-Emcees.
On the Season 2 opener of The Rebel Mindset I sit down with serial entrepreneur and authority on cannabis Ryan Crane to talk cannabis, stigma, taking risk, and the future of wellness. Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Tukan, a line of functional wellness shots that deliver robust functionality through proprietary blends of CBD and other complementary ingredients, and Tempo, a Chicago-based company that produces naturally-caffeinated sparkling teas.
Leaders are those that inspire others to follow. Michael Zwycki (Executive Director of Emerald Place Memory Care Community) and Michael Moylan (Head of Retail Banking for a local community bank), share tips on leading from the front, standing out, and the desire to serve.
The Rebel Mindset welcomes founder of Vios Fertility Centers, and world renown fertility expert Dr. Angie Beltsos into the pod to talk life, culture, and exponential growth.
Marketing and branding expert Steven White joins me in the pod to talk about the Five E's of experience, and how to take your life from passenger to driver!
Financial Advisor for Northwestern Mutual and man I like to call "The Most Interesting Man In The World," Hobie Murnane joins me on the show to talk about adversity, and how discovering your inner voice can lead to growth and success.
Linkedin executive, philanthropist, and tech enthusiast Mike Gamson joins me in the pod to talk diversity of thought, disrupting the market, and predicting the future of new ideas.
Emmy award winning journalist, mother of 4, cancer survivor, and dear friend of mine, Dina Bair joins me on the show to talk fear, triathlon training, and the fight for life!
Illinois State Rep and Senate hopeful Laura Fine joins me on The Rebel Mindset to talk about rebelling against insurance injustice, and stimulating the birth of the new civic mind.
How many of us have said, "I should write a book." Well this man actually did, and it's good! Best selling author Howard Falco joins me on the show to share his story of self discovery and tips on how you can maximize your potential by connecting with the person in the mirror.
Some people read the book, and others write it. I'll be in the pod with my good friend and sales expert James Levin as he shares his personal story that took him from booking guests on the Jerry Springer Show, to leading a sales team for one of the world's largest tech companies.