Today’s interview will be a turning-of-the-table as Heather Gray (Season 1, Episodes 54, 66 and 101) is sitting in as guest host and interviewing Michael himself. Michael is a former professional actor and medieval knight turned writer, motivational speaker, personal development coach, and author of the upcoming book, The Art of Forgetting. Of course, he also hosts this podcast, Consciously Speaking.
He has appeared in feature films with Mel Gibson and Kevin Costner, performed off Broadway with Andre Braugher and Kathleen Chalfant, and had recurring roles in several popular soap operas. His studies in character development took place both on and off camera, and ultimately fueled his desire to pursue personal development and consciousness training as a profession.
Michael is a student of Buddhism and sits on the Board of Directors at Insight Santa Cruz, a Buddhist meditation community. His contemplative practices form a great part of the foundation of his work, where he is a certified Dharma teacher and meditation guide.
Most recently, Michael has put together a training program for other podcast hopefuls. He is helping upcoming hosts and producers in the A to Z process of designing, launching and growing a podcast audience.
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