Episode 79: Nelson Toriano – The Missing Piece of Running A Successful Business

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about life and stuff. He didn’t really have a lot to say. Luckily his guest Nelson had plenty to say about how he started his own business of helping fitness professionals succeed in running their businesses. Plus he talks a lot about what it is like growing up different and how he uses that to succeed.

Nelson Toriano is CEO of Coach Nelly Toriano, an education and career development company for personal trainers. He’s dedicated his work to help fitness professionals sustain in their careers so they can continue helping their clients be fit and healthy.

His background includes financial hardship, physical and substance abuse, coming out of the closet, and plenty of other challenges. He now finds himself making a difference for others in the realm of entrepreneurship.

His website is https://coachnellytoriano.com/podcast, where you can find his free 5 financial tips and also a link to his book. It’s called “For the Fit but Poor Personal Trainer: A Guide on How to Train Money – Not Muscle – to Grow.” Coachnellytoriano is also his Insta handle and his Facebook page. You can also find him on LinkedIn and Twitter by proper name Nelson E Toriano.

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Episode 78: Kayah Alexandra – Dancing Through Adversity

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about alignment and how he feels like he needs to get into his body more and out of his head. Speaking of being in your body, then he has an amazing interview with a professional dancer and choreography. A profession that one really needs to be intuned with their body and in their heart. Kayah Alexandra Franklin was kind enough to share her life story on how she got into dance, and how she mentors others.

A native of Sacramento, California, Kayah Alexandra is a performing artist, choreographer, and instructor who’s traveled around the world performing. After losing her mother, graduating from college, and transitioning to audition for her dream concert dance company all within the same 2 weeks, she jump-started a professional journey that few imagined was possible. A believer in divine timing, perseverance, and the power of positivity, Kayah has overcome barriers in her personal and professional life – wearing her scars as skin deep trophies.

Kayah Alexandra can be found on Instagram (@kayahalexandra) and on her site, kayahalexandra.com. She offers ongoing classes, updates on virtual performances, and choreographed productions online and is currently available for future performance bookings later in 2020. 

Episode 77: Heather Breedlove – How to Shine Your Bright

In this episode, Brett Dupree rambles a little about life and stuff. You know, how you should pay attention to the present. Then he has a wonderful interview with the author of Shine Your Bright, Heather Breedlove.

As the author of Shine Your Bright, Chief Financial Officer of Keyston Bros, and Co-Founder of Choose Goodness, Heather’s success has grown rapidly. Like so many of us, she grew up striving for the perfect life – a fairy tale romance and a successful career. While working her way through the checklist of accomplishments, she found a disconnect.

 The person she was at home was not the person she was at work, nor even the person she IS.  She was playing the role rather than participating in life. She has found excitement in bringing her full self to every aspect of her life.  Through her book, Shine Your Bright, she hopes you find the peace and courage to do the same.

 All too often life throws us curve balls or we end up on autopilot ready to implode. We find ourselves burying our feelings just to keep everyone and everything around us afloat. Is it time to start to release some of the pressure and get to know yourself again? With Heather’s help, you can start to remember the real you and unlock the emotions you have held too closely all this time.

 She will teach your audience to acknowledge and embrace these feelings, gain confidence in knowing the smiles, hurt, and anger are all part of what makes them the special individuals they are today.

For the outro, you can find Heather Breedlove at shineyourbright.com, download sample shine cards as well as learn more about the journal and upcoming events.

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Episode 76: W.T. Hamilton, Mindset Coach and Author – How The Mindset For Success Can Work For You!

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the dangers of being stuck in his head and how looking at the positives can help get him out. Then he has an interview with W.T. Hamilton on how he writes books and how he utilizes the Law Of Attraction to create the life that he wants.

W.T. Hamilton is the award-winning author of The Harsh Truths and the creator of the world’s first ONE Chapter book series. He is a business consultant, speaker, and author focused on helping people find customized solutions that work for their personal and business success.

Follow him on Instagram and grab his Mindset for Success bundle for free


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Episode 75: Brett Dupree – Lessons Learned After 75 Podcasts And Celebration!

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the lessons he learned from doing the Joyous Expansion Podcast for just over two years. What he would do differently if he were to do it over again, the things he regrets, the lessons he has learned, and is celebrating his accomplishment of episode 75.

It has been a fun ride doing 75 episodes of the Joyous Expansion Podcast. I learned a lot about how to interview people, how to do a podcast, and who I am as a person. The more I put myself out there and try new things, the more I learn about myself and the more I grow.

This podcast has been a wonderful learning experience.

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Episode #74: Samantha Ruberto – Attain Clarity, Alignment, And Confidence To Live Your Best Life

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about how people like to cover up the parts of themselves they do not like and says it is like painting over the mold when you do not recognize that negative thing is a part of you. Then he has a wonderful interview with Mindset Coach Samantha Ruberto.

Samantha Ruberto is a Podcaster, Mindset Coach & Travel Junkie! She helps women who know they’re meant for more, but aren’t sure of the steps to take, overcome their blocks and attain the clarity, alignment, and confidence needed to create the life they truly deserve! Her story started after she realized she had checked all of societies ‘boxes’ yet something deep inside was missing. That inspired her to grab a backpack and book a one-way ticket across the world, for the adventure of her life! Since then she’s traveled the world and been to over 50 countries (a lot of them solo) and truly believes the world is an incredible place! Now, she hosts exotic retreats to Morocco (bringing a group of amazing people to Marrakech and the Sahara desert), inspires thousands of people with her podcast Hello BeYOUtiful and coaches those who are ready to level up into attaining the mindset required to build the life of their dreams.

If you loved this episode and you would like to hear more from Samantha, check out her website at www.SamanthaRuberto.com (Ruberto with a U) and definitely make sure to check out her weekly Podcast ‘Hello BeYOUtiful’. She drops new episodes every Thursday & its a super inspiring place. As mentioned, if you’re ready and looking to level up your life, don’t hesitate to reach out to her- Having the accountability of the right coach can make all the difference in your personal and professional growth. Finally, don’t forget to follow her out on Instagram: @HellobeYOUtifulPodcast for your daily dose of positivity…

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Episode 73: Chris Lemig – Self-Esteem Hypnotist, From Alcoholic To Tibetan Monk To Hypnotherapist

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about illusion and even confuses himself. Then he has a wonderful interview with Chris who talks about his addictions and changing his life.

Chris Lemig is an author, speaker, meditation teacher, and transpersonal hypnotherapist based in Seattle, WA.

 After struggling for many years with his personal demons of drug addiction and depression, he finally took his first steps on a genuine path of recovery.

 Since 2007, Chris has spent 3 years in India as an ordained Buddhist monk, where he studied Tibetan Buddhism, philosophy, and meditation. In 2013, he published his first book, The Narrow Way: A Memoir Of Coming Out, Getting Clean, And Finding Buddha. 

 Still, things have not been all Zen-rainbows and meditative bliss. Even with a strong program of recovery and spiritual practice, Chris experienced a short relapse of both addiction and mental health issues. Fortunately, with the help of many compassionate friends and healers, he was again able to find his way back to wellness.

 In 2017, he moved to the Seattle area where he started his private hypnosis practice,True Nature Hypnotherapy.

Chris offers private hypnotherapy services for a wide range of issues including addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and achieving your positive goals. 30 minute initial consultations and strategy sessions are always free and can be booked at his website at www.truenaturehypnotherapy.com

 You can find his book on Amazon or, better yet, order it from your local bookstore.

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Episode 72: Liz Ophoven – Holistic Mystic – Transformation Through Sacred Cacao

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his current experience of being a person of color on June 3rd, 2020. Warning: He cries. Then he has a wonderful interview with Liz Ophoven about her spiritual journey into becoming a mystic and running Ceremonial Cacao ceremonies.

Liz Ophoven is a Ceremonialist, Cacao Maven, Healer, and Artist. Liz has been leading ceremonies with Cacao and Sound Journey for over 5 years, guiding people to their highest most authentic selves. She studied with 7 strong teachers for over 7 years in the fields of yoga, energy work, aura healing, and psychic training. Certified 200 hr yoga instructor, with a BFA in Fine Arts from Cornish College of Arts, a graduate of Psychic Awakenings Clairvoyance Awareness Program completed 3 additional years of energy school and spiritual journey work with UntamedYou and a Certified Cacao Practitioner with Keiths Cacao.

Liz is an avid creator, currently writing a cookbook with her family, designing a clothing line, recording medicine music for a sound journey, building ceramic worship guardians for her solo art show at CORE Gallery in Jan 2021, and launching a line of Sacred ceramic vessels to enjoy your cacao!

Liz lives in Seattle with her husband and 2 tweens, their dog, cat 2 guinea pigs, and frequent houseguests.

You can find Liz at Happyholisticmystics.com, Facebook at Sound & Ceremony and on Instagram @Earth2Liz

Earth and Aura Energy School, private Cacao, and Sound Journeywork along with monthly in-person and virtual sound ceremony work. Book your yoga, cacao, and sound ceremony retreat for 2021, message Liz for details.

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Episode 71: Nicki Snow – Creating A Healthy Life By Learning Your Erotic Language

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about what it takes to be joyful during these stressful times as well as how he is done with the vilification of fear. Then he has a wonderful interview with Nicki Snow. Nicki talks about her journey to becoming an Erotic Blueprint coach.

Over the last 30 years, Nicki has excelled in male-dominated industries, she has become an expert in all things human body, from anatomy and physiology to human sexuality.  She has helped men step into a more empowered relationship with their body and mind, helping them to achieve what they want in their life.

She was one of only 50 people in the world, and 1 of only 5 women that were hand-selected to be a Master Certified Muscle Activation Specialist.

Since that time, she has worked with some of the greatest experts in their fields like Jaiya, creator of the Erotic Blueprints and consultant for Tony Robbins’ Platinum clients; Joseph Kramer, creator of Sexological Bodywork; Joe Dispenza, neuroscientist and consciousness researcher; and Satyen Raja, Kung Fu Master and Founder of Accelerated Evolution.

She is the creator of the Authentic Masculinity 90-day program, where she helps men who are feeling guilty about their desires for sex and intimacy. She is also co-producer of the Men’s Voice Project- a curated and heartfelt storytelling event that exposes the untold paths that men walk through, helping people understand men in a way that counters what the culture propagates men to be. 

For those of you that are really committed to getting the love and sex life of your dreams, she wanted to do something special for you. So here’s the deal… normally, her 1:1 consulting time is over 400/hour. But since you’re here today, she wanted to do something special for you.

 This isn’t for everybody… this is specifically for those of you that have been struggling with suppressing your voice; you’re unsure how to communicate; you might have difficulties with erections, orgasm, and ejaculation; you are not feeling fully satisfied both emotionally and sexually, and you might not have anyone to talk to about this. And what you really want is Authentic Connection, Love, Intimacy, and Partnership!

 If this sounds like you, or a man you love, she would like to gift you a one on one Discovery Session completely complimentary… In this session, she’ll take a look at where you are now, what your specific goals are, and what may be stopping you from having what you ultimately want. 

Go to her website: www.thecockcure.com and fill out an application today! Make sure to mention that you heard about Nicki on the Joyous Expansion podcast. She can also be found on FB at Nicki Snow and on IG at nicki.theholisticsexcoach.

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Episode 70: Amanda Love – Fibromyalgia Real Solutions

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his latest episode of The Church Of Awesome on how your Facebook Feed Is Your Vibration. Then he has a wonderful interview with Amanda Love who talks about her living with undiagnosed fibromyalgia, being diagnosed, and then how she helps others live with their diagnosis.

My guest today is Amanda Elise Love. Amanda is a registered holistic nutritionist who works with those with fibromyalgia. She wants you to know the meaning of the word holistic by talking about nutrition and supplements. To think of the word holistic is to realize that it means the integration of the mind, body, and spirit when addressing health issues. She has a long history of illness which culminated with the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia at the age of 20. She knows this syndrome because she has been there. She no longer suffers from the pain, fatigue, and headaches of this syndrome. Now she helps those with fibromyalgia do the same.

Check out the Fibro Fix at http://amandaeliselove.com/

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