Episode 66: Amanda Webster – Balancing Mind And Body To Achieve Happiness And Success

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his discovery of the fact that he probably has allergies. And that he never checked because I always thought of himself as a person without allergies.

Then he has a wonderful interview with Amanda Webster. Who talks about her attempted suicide and falling to rock bottom. How she was able to take her life to the next level by balancing her mind and body.

Amanda is a fitness model and certified wellness coach who overcame depression on her own terms after years of being guinea-pigged on anti-depressants, losing her parents and succumbing to addiction and self-harm led her to a ledge in a Canadian hotel room where she almost took her life. After a year and a half of self-discovery and making healthy changes in her life, she was decertified as having a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) by the professionals that told her it wasn’t possible. Now, she is passionate about helping others who struggle to find balance and live their most fulfilling lives.
If you have any other questions for Amanda, want to learn more about her story, or want to check out her coaching services (or her upcoming program), you can go to her website, www.amandawebsterhealth.com. You can download a free cheat sheet there that will tell you the top ten nutrient deficiencies that affect mental health and the best sources for each of them. She is also on Instagram @amandawebsterhealth. 

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Episode 65: SJ Barakony – Service Before Leadership

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about loneliness and dealing with emotions during COVID-19. Then he has a wonderful conversation with SJ Barakony on what it takes to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and how to take your education to the next level.

 SJ Barakony is a Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, Futurist, Thought Leader, and Board Member with more than 8 years of success serving other entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, and other varied institutions. His broad areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, replicative leadership, business development, and strategy.  SJ has a passion for youth/teen entrepreneurs, start-ups, and family businesses.

SJ is a CMA (Consultant, Mentor, & Advisor), Facilitator, and Founder of Service Before Self Leadership: An Educational Solutions Provider where he designs and implements customized solutions – whether they be via paid services on retainer (mentoring, advising, group facilitation (Mastermind, DISC, or DJ to DJ)), and/or specialized consulting (creating POW (proof of work), lifelong learning cultures in workplaces of all kinds, replacing POC (proof of credential)).

He serves as a Community Ambassador for the Startup Space App & a Brand Ambassador for Web Strategy Plus. He is also the Market Area Director (MAD) for the northern half of Columbus/central OH with the H7 Network.

SJ’s business model includes designing and/or implementing customizable solutions for business owners to address three deep, fundamental problems with the traditional approach to the K-12, college/university, and also graduate tracks of education in America.

He is now, or was actively involved previously, in the following mentorship and/or advising programs/organizations:

YEA ( Young Entrepreneurs Academy )

Teen Entrepreneurial Camp


OWU’s EMF (Econ Mgmt Fellows)

Sundown Group’s ‘Ask an Expert’ Program

HECOA conferences (where he has spoken a total of nine times )

ECDI ‘s Professional Advisory Network (PAN)

1MC (One Million Cups) Columbus

Sea Change Accelerator ( social enterprise program )

SJ obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Management from Ohio Wesleyan University. He serves his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan (OWU) on the Central Ohio Alumni Leadership Board.

SJ is also a prolific guest blogger (Innovate New Albany & SheOwnsIt.com) and aspiring podcast host, who has previously guested on two podcasts as of the end of 2019.


B2B ( business to business ) consultation? Let’s Meet: https://bit.ly/2tOtE3I

Online Chat (open to all)   : https://bit.ly/2R3x6zv

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Episode 64: Evan Safford – Live Like You Cannot Die And Live Your Dreams

In this episode, Brett Dupree drinks an entire bottle of wine and then goes on a rant about COVID-19 conspiracy theories and the charlatans are taking advantage of people’s fears.

Then he has a wonderful interview with Evan Safford about how he became homeless in Los Angeles to create his own web series about his story.

Today we have a singer/songwriter who became homeless while trying to get a record deal in Hollywood. But now he joins us to talk about his new song which is the third single released from the soundtrack of his original web series. And how he’s dedicated the song to raising awareness about a topic that hits home for most of us.

One question to ask would be, How does one go from being a pop singer trying to achieve relevance to now being a pop singer trying to save lives?

 And you can join Evan on his journey by following him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/evanistheentertainment/ and on Facebook at EvanSaffordthemusic

His webseries:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQztgU564PbHdVtMcRIHtHA

Stream his new song live like
you can’t die on Spotify now and keep the conversation going about to destigmatize mean drug users with the hashtag #livecantdie

Episode 63: Lyle Tard – Awakening Dreams In The Heart Through Service.

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about what he learned from Brene Brown’s new podcast Unlocking Us about grief. This COVID-19 pandemic is causing me a lot of grief. So it is always nice to learn how to deal with it. A way to deal with it is by helping other people. Kyle Tard talks about the importance of leading through service.

Lyle Tard the Founder and CEO of IMPACT Servant Leadership, which started in 2018. He has recently completed a 20-year honorable commitment in service to his country and is now a retired United States Air Force member as of 31 January 2020. Additionally, Lyle has obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management from Ashford University and is completing his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

As a communicator, Lyle has spoken worldwide inside and out of the military community. He has motivated young adults at institutions such as Atlanta Leadership College, American University, Harvard Business School and his alma mater, Ashford University. Lyle has consulted leaders in the city and federal government in Washington D.C. in organizational effectiveness and trained C-Suite level executives from coast to coast in companies like UST Global. Just as in his time with the Air Force, Lyle takes pride in leading the next generation of world changers. From universities to businesses to churches, Lyle’s passion is to influence the world to realize that “Leaders lead best when they serve.” IMPACT Servant Leadership aims to transition our most impactful areas of society to realize that achieving power with others is more beneficial socially and economically than asserting power over others. Lyle is also the primary moderator of the Service is Power podcast, spreading the message that “The Power to Serve, Serves us All.”

Go to impactservantleadership.com/7stepstosuccess and download our free guide book on how you can become a more impactful servant leader. If you want a deeper dive, mention this podcast and become eligible for a reduced price entry into our 7 Steps to Success Influencers Course being recorded now!

Episode 62: Daniel Levin – The Power Of Listening And Connecting To Live Your Purpose

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses some of the positives of the Covid-19 outbreak and how he is turning a corner is the sadness and fear he is feeling. Then he has a wonderful interview with Daniel Levin who left a BILLION DOLLAR business to find happiness.

I walked away from an opportunity to run a billion-dollar business to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace. People thought I was crazy. I know the courage it takes to do what you want to do, to walk away from what everyone else is doing, to create a life or a company that connects you to your purpose. I have done it. If you are ready to live connected to your purpose, I will help you.

“Danny has opened the door for us to become a culture of caring individuals to each other and ultimately the guest we serve. We would be hard-pressed to find another individual who has Danny’s passion and intuitive nature. We are truly very fortunate to have discovered him.”

Michael Stephens – General Manager – Andaz Maui at Wailea

The best place to find out more about me is as follows:



To buy my book, The Mosaic please go to:


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Episode 61: Catherine White – Take Your Business To The Next Level With P.O.W.E.R.R.

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about what he has learned about himself during the Covid-19 outbreak. Being stuck home does give him a lot of time to reflect on who he is and who he wants to be. Then he has a wonderful interview with Catherine White who talks about P.O.W.E.R.R and increasing your cash flow in your business.

Catherine M. White is a Business Growth Strategist and founder of Accelerated Results 365. She assists businesses in achieving exponential growth and developing powerful, productive teams.

With over twenty years of experience in leading individuals and teams to innovate, successful outcomes, Catherine uses her financial, managerial, HR, and accounting expertise to support businesses in developing practical and efficient processes while building definable goals that align the organization with its teams and customers through her signature program, P.O.W.E.R.R.™.

Throughout the process of managing multiple businesses,Catherine has found there are three core obstacles that keep a business from thriving – the limited mindsets of those involved in the business, ineffective communication among teams and with customers, and a lack of knowledge or resources; P.O.W.E.R.R.™ addresses each of these facets and guides you in transitioning your business from surviving to thriving.

Are you ready to achieve exponential growth in your business? 

Catherine M. White with Accelerated Results 365 provides business professionals, like you, innovative tools  for building effective business processes using her signature program, P.O.W.E.R.R. With her system, you will feel empowerment in building your business, develop a strategy for standing out, and learn methods for efficiently managing and growing your money.

To learn more a go to
to schedule a consultation or call (206) 422-4450.

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Episode 60: Myhriah Young, Signature Self Coach, – Dump The Junk, Discover You, Design Your Life

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the personal growth aspect of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Then he has a wonderful interview with Myhriah Young, who talks about the trauma she suffered as a child. How that leads to being depressed. How she was able to move past depression and start helping people live their best lives.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to show up as the MOST confident, creative & courageous version of yourself?  Do you wonder if that is even possible?

Myhriah Young is your GAL!

With a holistic approach, her Signature Self System, takes the years of overcoming major obstacles, experiences as a young wife & mom, and turns them into a WELL-TIMED self-love journey.

She will take you through:

-Dumping the Junk

-Discovering You

-Designing Your Ideal Life

So that you can live a life that is more FUN, FANTASTIC & FULFILLING!

Have you ever felt like you show up to different life situations as a different person?  In one place you’re bold, confident, respected; yet in another, you feel meek, afraid and unworthy.

My FREE printable: Signature Self Constitution will help you corral your greatness so that you can feel boldly and confidently YOU where ever you go.

Also, I am giving you my 6 All-Time favorite Personality Assessments, so that you can begin the journey of knowing yourself on a completely different level.

Finally, if you did not join me for my program, I would still want you to do this ONE thing; check out the FREE module in my online Signature Self System called: Discovering the Real You!!  The workbook pages & teaching will help bring the other two things together and will hopefully help you to begin the work necessary to love yourself more!

I have some other discounts and goodies for you too, but I hope you will at least take me up on those fun Freebies!!

Here is my website: www.myhriahyoung.com

Here is the Special Offer I have for your audience: https://www.myhriahyoung.com/brettdupreespecialoffer

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Episode 59: Jacquelynne Peterson – Live Your Greatest Purpose Utilizing The Law of Attraction

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his move and how it showed him once again that he lets his anxiety get the best out of him. Then he has a wonderful interview with Jacequelynne Peterson. Who talks about how she wasn’t able to find fulfillment in living her parent’s idea of what life is but was able to find it using what she learned from the law of attraction. Now she teaches others to do the same.

A 20-year corporate veteran turned Joy & Purpose advocate, Jacquelynn Peterson knows just how exhausting and painful it is to live someone else’s dream and slave away at work that doesn’t excite you, while not knowing where your life is really headed.

As a child of Vietnamese immigrant parents, getting good grades, going to college, and getting a good job was her prescription for success. So she climbed the Corporate ladder for 20 years, from entry level to 6-figure leadership positions. But even at the height of her career, she still wasn’t fulfilled or excited about the direction of her life!

Her life took a miraculous turn when she defied all logic to find clarity on her life vision while at rock bottom. She went from drifting aimlessly through her life and career, incurring $150K+ debt and a struggling marriage — to achieving financial freedom, a strong marriage, and doing what she loves!

Now she’s helping others find clarity on their life vision so they can start living the life they’re meant for with Purpose, Joy, and Direction! Her passion and purpose is to help uplift and inspire others to be their best self and live their best life.

You can find Jacquelynn at www.joyfullivingmindset.com. Make sure to check out her free gift: 4 Steps To Finding Your Greater Purpose and Direction. This guide will help you jumpstart your journey to finding clarity on your life vision and start living with more purpose, joy, and direction.

You can also find her on Facebook @ Joyful Living Mindset.

Working with Jacquelynn, you’ll find clarity on your life vision and learn how to leverage your mindset to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be. No matter where you’re at, you can turn your ideal life into a living reality. Because your mindset is the gateway to your desired future.

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Episode 58: Lea Bayles – From Total Immune System Failure To Teaching Others How To Cure Themselves

Brett Dupree once again talks about the struggles with his weight and examining himself to see why he is so uncoachable. Something that is holding him back for sure.

Then he has a wonderful interview with Lea Bayles who talks about how pushing herself to success caused her body to shut down. Learning how to listen to her body and teaching others to do the same while creating success in their business without burning themselves out.

Lea has been called “a secret weapon for life and business success,”  “a voice for healing, empowerment, and love with a capital L” and “a marvelous magician who helps us transform into our most glorious and loving selves.”

Transformational speaker, author, holistic life and success coach and radio show host, Lea empowers entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives to thrive in body, mind, and soul so they can create the lives and the powerful positive impact they love.

Recovering from a serious immune system crash in her early 30’s woke Lea up to the extraordinary healing power within each of us. This led to a 20-year career in holistic wellness which included positions as a mind-body therapist at an integrative medical center, employee wellness coordinator for a large hospital system and program director for an international yoga therapy program.

She offers 1:1 coaching, retreats, workshops and classes online, around the US, and at her home, Dreaming Forest Farm, in the foothills of the Oregon coast range.

Connect with Lea and access her radio show and a wealth of resources to help you enjoy radiant well-being and  success that satisfies y0ur soul: www.LeaBayles.com, lea@leabayles.com
Like Lea’s Facebook www.facebook.com/leabaylesfan to receive short weekly videos Miracle Maker’s Mindset Mondays

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Episode 57: Aidan Vuocolo – Take Your Business To The Next Level With The Business Angel

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses the success of the First Lightworkers Expo that he ran the speaker room. Then he has a wonderful conversation with the Business Angel Aidan Vuocolo. He opens up on the struggles of starting his business and picking his niche. How picking his niche was able to take his business to a whole new level.

Aidan Vuocolo has spent the last 15 years working in an on businesses, all the way from a 2-man cafe to the biggest professional services firms in the world. He has a passion for small businesses having grown up directly in that environment.

To find out more about Aidan and Stories Behind the Grind go to: aidanvuocolo.com or search for Stories Behind the Grind.

To get Aidan’s free guide on Boosting Your Cashflow go to http://bit.ly/IncreaseCashflowTips

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