Season 3, Episode 346: Raana Zia – Spiritual Self-Help Author

Today’s guest is Raana Zia. Raana is a corporate finance executive turned spiritual, self-help author.  She has spent her career holding executive level leadership roles in large Fortune 500 retail companies including the position of Chief Financial Officer.  She has spent over 15 years developing leaders and teams to maximize their abilities and achieve their professional goals in the corporate world.  Her passion for personal and leadership development and an intense desire to discover her own purpose and potential led her down an unexpected path of self-realization and spirituality.

Raana Zia

Raana’s journey into self-discovery opened her up to a greater understanding of her direct connection and influence over her reality.  Her realizations and personal experiences compelled her to write the book Your Hidden Light: A Personal Guide to Creating Your Desired Life in order to share with others what she believes is the most direct and efficient path to achieving your desires and living a life of happiness, continued growth, and fulfilment.

You can learn more about Raana and her book at www.yourhiddenlight.com.

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Season 3, Episode 340: Melanie Benson – Podcast Host and Guide for Conscious Entrepreneurs

Today’s guest is Melanie Benson. Melanie is a guide for conscious entrepreneurs ready to accelerate their impact and income by making their business perform 10 times better. With over 12 years of experience in corporate America, Melanie specializes in aligning visionary, game-changing people who are emerging as leaders with the most powerful mindset, actions and strategies that propel them to a level of success in their lives they never knew they could achieve.

Melanie Benson

Melanie is host of Amplify Your Success Podcast, where she brings a lot of cutting edge tools and resources like how Spiral Dynamics plays into consciousness.

Melanie lives in the Los Angeles area with her soon-to-be husband. As an avid lifestyle enthusiast, she spends her free time in search of the best spas and beaches in the world. You can learn more about her at www.MelanieBenson.com.

And check out some of the resources we talk about in the show here:
Rewired for Wealth Book: http://www.rewiredforwealth.com
Awakened Leadership Lab: http://www.melaniebenson.com/the-lab
Spiral Dynamics Colors of Thinking: http://www.spiraldynamics.ua/Graves/colors.htm
Book: Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change

This episode is being brought to you by Your Authority Blueprint Live – the 3-day event that may actually change your destiny! To learn more about this premiere event for visionary solopreneurs and take advantage of the Super Early-Bird Special (expiring 3/28/18), go to www.MichaelNeeley.com or visit HERE for details. NOTE: As mentioned in this episode, there are a limited number of scholarships available. Follow the previous links for more details and to apply.

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Season 3, Episode 338: Chris Cade – Spiritual Author and Entrepreneur

Today’s guest is Chris Cade. In 2006, Chris was in the midst of serious relationship challenges. Hoping to turn things around, he went to the “spirituality” section of the bookstore and unexpectedly found himself on the rocky road of personal transformation…

Later that year, Chris attended The Monroe Institute’s Gateway Voyage Program where he delved deep into his consciousness and returned with a new clue to follow. One trainer suggested that Chris check out “The Diamond Approach.” That’s when the pieces of Chris’ life began to snap into a meaningful mosaic. He reluctantly transformed – moment by moment – into the empowering teacher he is today.

You can learn more about him at www.chriscade.com.

This episode is being brought to you by Your Authority Blueprint Live – the 3-day event that may actually change your destiny! To learn more about this premiere event for visionary solopreneurs and take advantage of the Super Early-Bird Special (expiring 2/28/18), go to www.MichaelNeeley.com or visit HERE for details. NOTE: As mentioned in this episode, there are a limited number of scholarships available. Follow the previous links for more details and to apply.

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Season 3, Episode 332: Jay Fiset – Author, Conscious Creator, Mastermind Expert

Today’s guest is Jay Fiset. Jay is a best-selling author, a student of human nature, an avid outdoorsman at 5 star hotels, speaks fluent smart ass, can see and reflect your life mission in 5 minutes flat, loves having 2 sons so he can play with their toys, still fantasizes about his wife after 25 years, loves ideas, but loves results even more, can simultaneously laugh and cry for different reasons at the same time, has never been star struck (but assures me that if he had had the chance to meet Martin Luther King, I would have heard him screaming like a teenage girl).

Jay Fiset

Jay is dedicated to instigating a global movement of Conscious Creators and supporting people to organize their life and resources around their passions and their gifts.

You can learn more about him at www.jayfiset.com., and pick up his Mastermind Mentors Manual here!

This episode is being brought to you by Releasing What Weighs You Down – an Interactive, Experiential and Transformative Event to Release Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Blocks that are Preventing Success and Lasting Change. Join JJ Flizanes along with Michael Neeley, Allison Melody, Jeanne Peters, and Lisa Thomas, for this 3-Day must-not-miss event!

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Season 3, Episode 330: Jared Angaza – Philanthropist and Strategist

Today’s guest is Jared Angaza. Jared is a strategist and philanthropist. As a lifelong student of creativity, economics, science, strategy, philanthropy, consciousness and indigenous cultures, he understands that our beliefs, truths, values and priorities are rooted in our perspective. His primary focus now is what he calls “conscious philanthropy”, which cultivates long-term, transformational methods of philanthropy that bolster spiritual alignment and elevate the human experience.

Jared Angaza

Jared believes we are all extraordinary beings created to thrive through deep relationships, nature, spirituality and creativity. His purpose is to contribute to a more harmonious world by inspiring others to embrace a perspective rooted in love and interconnectedness.

Now he and his family are living in his home town of Nashville, TN as they prepare to launch a few of their latest philanthropic ventures.

You can find out more about Jared at www.JaredAngaza.com.

This episode is being brought to you by Releasing What Weighs You Down – an Interactive, Experiential and Transformative Event to Release Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Blocks that are Preventing Success and Lasting Change. Join JJ Flizanes along with Michael Neeley, Allison Melody, Jeanne Peters, and Lisa Thomas, for this 3-Day must-not-miss event!

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Season 3, Episode 328: Beth Nelson – Life Purpose Clarity Expert

Today’s guest is Beth Nelson. Beth is an inspiration and leader for women who are ready to awaken into the fullest version of themselves at midlife and leave a meaningful impact on the world. As a life purpose clarity expert, she helps confused and disengaged women in their 50s and 60s to build the necessary confidence to reinvent themselves and create a life full of passion, purpose and authenticity.

Beth’s workshops, retreats, private coaching and on-line programs have helped over 100 women in the last year to uncover their unconscious beliefs and make lasting change to feel more vital and engaged in midlife and beyond.

Beth created Ignited Women in 2016 to unleash the greatly under-utilized wisdom of midlife women into the world and foster a cultural shift in how they are seen and valued. As a yoga instructor, she has guided hundreds of women to a deeper quality of presence through movement and stillness. She is a licensed Desire Map and Firestarter Facilitator and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher.

Tune in all of the month of November for stories by women, for women, and in support of women everywhere!

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Season 3, Episode 325: #MeToo – A Conversation from the Male Perspective

In today’s MeToo episode, Michael is joined by executive handler and future podcast host, Tomas Booher, and “The Camera Guy for the Camera Shy”, Steve Cozart, as they dig into the issue of sexual harassment and explore what conscious men can do in support of women everywhere.

metoo episode

While answers may be elusive, and even more questions are posed, it is in the open and expanding conversation that we may find a solution. We hope that you’ll join the MeToo discussion by commenting below, leaving us a voice recording at www.MichaelNeeley.com, or going to our Consciously Speaking Facebook page and voicing your thoughts there.

We also invite men everywhere to join the #TellMe support network. Take a stand for women worldwide and help put an end to sexual harassment and assault.

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Season 3, Episode 322: Meghan Neeley – Badass Boss Mentor

Today’s guest is Michael’s wife, Meghan Neeley.  Meghan is a mentor for women entrepreneurs who know they’re meant to follow their purpose, create wealth and be their own badass boss. She supports them every step of the way from clarifying their big vision to creating their brand and crafting their workshops and offerings that serve their ideal clients while celebrating their unique gifts. She shows them how to grow their impact and income on their own terms… while living a luxurious life.

Meghan Neeley

Meghan is an international speaker, creator of the Badass Boss Mentorship, and treats business as the ultimate spiritual path. She’s manifested the life of her dreams as a result of her commitment to live in her purpose and she’s here to take a stand for YOU creating your dreams in reality.

You can learn more about Meghan at www.MeghanNeeley.com.

This episode is being sponsored by Meghan’s upcoming event – Badass Boss Live! Join Meghan on October 20-22, 2017, in Monterey, California, along with an intimate group of other courageous and inspired women for Badass Boss Live. They’re flying in from all over the world for one reason: To discover how they can create impact and income being their own boss.

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Season 2, Episode 285: Don Larson – Founder & CEO of the Sunshine Nut Company & Author

Today’s guest is Don Larson. The Founder & CEO of the Sunshine Nut Company and author of The Sunshine Approach, Don is a visionary leader with a “quadruple bottom line” business: adding a transformational bottom line to the financial, environmental and social bottom lines of corporate social responsibility.

Don has over 25 years of experience in the food processing industry and was an executive for The Hershey Company. After leaving Hershey he built a cocoa processing plant for a group of private investors, where he was eventually promoted to acting-CEO, delivering a plant that produced $100 Million per year. The factory was the largest, fully automated cocoa processing line in the world.

In 2011, Don and his family left their lifestyle of abundance and material wealth for one of purpose. They sold nearly everything they owned – a big house with a swimming pool, luxury cars, and a hot air balloon – and poured their life savings into Sunshine Nut Company. Don and his wife Terri and their youngest son, relocated to Africa – away from their daughter in college and son in his last year of high school. They are now living in Mozambique – one of the world’s poorest countries.

You can check out Sunshine Nuts at www.SunshineNuts.com.

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Season 2, Episode 283: Russ Elliot – Founder & Consultant for the Conscious Culture Group

Today’s guest is Russ Elliot. Russ is the founder of and a principal consultant for the Conscious Culture Group, a company committed to linking culture to business performance by creating widespread ownership for shaping the culture and the business. They believe employees matter, leadership matters and culture is the bridge that creates the success.

For more than 30 years, Russ has been bringing his expertise in human resources and coaching to organizations across the country. His work has extended from the manufacturing plant floor to technology and financial companies including Toyota, NUMMI, Texas Instruments, Easton-Bell Sports and Bridge Bank. While serving as a Senior Vice President and human resources executive, Russ not only brought his strategic skills to implement change, but his coaching skills as well.

Russ is on the faculty of Global Institute of Leadership Development (GILD), Women in Leadership (WIL) and UC Berkeley extension.

You can learn more about Russ and the rest of his team at www.ConsciousCultureGroup.com.

Today’s show is being brought to you by The Conscious Life Summit 2016! Reserve your spot today while it is still absolutely FREE.

To learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities, send an email to Admin@MichaelNeeley.com. Thanks!

Become a patron of Consciously Speaking! To contribute, you can click on the Podbean link in the upper right corner of this page or simply on the word Podbean here. There are rewards available for all levels of patron sponsorships including t-shirts, coffee mugs, tickets to my live events and more. Thanks in advance for your support.