Episode 53: Kyle Grappone – Taking Your Business To A Higher Purpose To Make A Bigger Impact

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about what it takes to be truly there for someone. An aspect of love and how you can best help someone. Then he has his first returning guest, Kyle Grappone. Kyle talks about how he is taking his business from just public speaking to incorporate coaching and seminars to make a much bigger impact on the loves of high schoolers.

Kyle Grappone is a youth motivational speaker, published author, student coach, and founder of To The Next Step an educational coaching program that aims to prepare students for the next steps in life including high school, college, and the real world.
You can follow Kyle on Instagram at @KyleGSpeaks or visit his website at www.tothenextstep.org. Listeners of this podcast are encouraged to visit his website to sign up for a FREE 1-hour intro call AND his FREE eBook: The Top 5 Regrets of College Grads. In addition, listeners of this podcast get 10% off any coaching package they sign up for.

Episode 52: William Hung – Become A Rockstar In Your Industry By Speaking

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the joy of starting over yet again. And how he is going to still take his life to the next level. Then he has a wonderful interview with William Hung. Yes, the William Hung from American Idol. The second time in Brett’s life where he was in the same room as a person who was on that show. William talks about how he has taken his life from American Idol celebrity to being a motivational speaker, to helping others change lives through their speaking.

William Hung’s rendition of “She Bangs” became famous

for all the wrong reasons. Despite a humbling start, William redeemed himself. He has since appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and even performed live with Ricky Martin in Las Vegas.

William has spent the last few years studying the world’s top performers and public speakers to uncover their secrets to success. Using what he discovered, he skyrocketed his first studio album “Inspiration” to #1 on the independent Billboard charts. His latest TEDx talk has already been viewed by over 35,000 people in less than a month. He has also spoken for Microsoft, REMAX, Qorvo, and other esteemed associations.

He now helps purpose-driven business owners go from hidden gem to industry rock stars by leveraging public speaking. He helps them uncover their unique message and use it to get booked and sell out their stages, webinars, and live streams.

Check out his website to get his free gift: 4 Pillars to Becoming a Speaking Superstar.


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Episode 51: Richard Kaufman – From Darkness To Light Helping Others Break Their Addictions

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about the sadness he feels sometimes and how he works on improving his life. Then he has a wonderful interview with Richard Kaufman. A person who was a drug addict and alcoholic until the event of 9/11 turned his life around and allowed him to rejoin the military. Only to be run over and have that taken away from him, only to come back again to help people break their own addictions.

Having come back from drug addiction alcoholism and homelessness now Richard now helps people struggling with depression or any other health fitness or addiction related issues.

A Hero’s Journey: From Darkness to Light is available on Amazon for only 99 cents.


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Episode 50: Andy Dooley – Become The Hero Of Your Journey Through Story Manifestation

In this episode, Brett Dupree celebrates his 50th episode. Pop! Pop! All the lessons he has learned in the last 50 episodes and how he has grown as a person because of it.

Then he has a wonderful interview with Andy Dooley who talks about his journey and how he uses Story Manifestation to change people’s lives.

Contrary to popular belief, life doesn’t happen to you it happens through you.

Coaching with Andy is an opportunity to discover the authentic you, getting rid of your limiting beliefs and bogus story. It’s an invitation to decide what your life is going to be about, and who you need to become too manifest your epic adventure.

Working with Andy you will discover your unique gifts that you can bring to the world and prosper.

Andy will personally walk you through my STORY  MANIFESTING Method where you will learn exactly how to become the hero of your journey and he will give you the tools to overcome the obstacles and turn them into opportunities. The results will blow you away


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Episode 49: Shian Chuan – Ignite Your Soul, Trust Your Intuition, Live Your Purpose

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about him restarting his healthy living lifestyle once again and then has a wonderful interview with Shian Chuan, the Executive Whisperer.

Shian Chuan (pronounced she-ann) is an Executive Leadership Coach, energy healer, speaker and expert in the field of professional development and consciousness healing.

She’s helping people launch the life of their dreams, helping entrepreneurs grow and scale conscious businesses and helping communities and organizations become more creative, collaborative and connected.

Known as the “Career Whisperer” in Fortune 500 companies for being the most sought out coach for employee & team success, Shian Chuan is a certified Master NLP practitioner and a Peak Performance business consultant. Shian has mentored over 300 clients and is an accomplished trainer and speaker, having presented to 1000’s of leaders around the world on behavioral science and human psychology.


Through 1:1 coaching, teaching and consulting with organizations, Shian creates spaces that provide safe and fun yet soul stirring interactions that will inspire leaders and entrepreneurs—on a path toward continual self-discovery and personal evolution.

To get in touch with Shian or for access to a stream of free insights and resources, visit www.shianchuan.com

Episode 48: Sujit Lalwani – Founder of Inspirational Unlimited, A Source of Positive News

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about how he is not living his vision in the way he desires and how he is working on changing that. Then he has a wonderful interview with Sujit Lalwani on how he was able to create a positive news network Inspirational Unlimited. He gives a lot of great tips on the mindset it takes to create a successful business.

Mr. Sujit Lalwani is the Founder of IU (INSPIRATION
UNLIMITED)- A Global Inspirational Media. He is the author of LIFE
SIMPLIFIED! which is a simple coffee-table read solving complex
problems of life for youngsters (14-28 years of age). He was awarded
the CONNECTING THE WORLD AWARD at 1LifeFullyLived Conference
organized in November 2015 in Sacramento, California. He was a
Speaker at ONE YOUNG WORLD CONFERENCE 2012 in Pittsburgh and has
been a returning Ambassador for ONE YOUNG WORLD since 8 years.

Connect to Mr. Sujit Lalwani on Twitter: @sujitlalwani

Link of iU (Online Media): www.iuemag.com

Life Simplified! Books: www.lifesimplifiedbook.com

Episode 47: Cathy Goguen and Matt Rifenburg – Unstoppable By Design

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about how episode 14 of Vinland Saga bummed him out and how life is meaningless. Then he has a wonderful interview with Cathy Goguen and Matt Rifenburg. Cathy was inspired by the resilient life of Matt and wrote a play based on his life. How cool is that?

Cat met tragedy and then she met Matt. Since meeting the two have formed an indescribable bond and she has written a play about his life, Unstoppable By Design.  Now the two are working on their first novel together which explores stories from Matt’s life and his lessons learned. Between them, they have experienced divorce, brain tumors, addiction and the death of a parent twice in less than 24 hours. Their names rhyme but that is but a small part of the charm of this couple and their palpable chemistry.


You can contact Matt and Cat at http://www.MayIHaveYourAttentionPlease.com

if you are interested in performing the play, Unstoppable By Design. They are also available for speaking engagements. Updates on the release of their first book are also available on this website.

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Episode 46: Amy Bovaird – Using Humor To Cope With Loss Of Sight And Hearing

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses the thoughts that spawned from seeing Deepak Chopra live. Then he has a wonderful interview with Amy Bovaird, who talks about how she uses humor to help people cope with their hearing and vision loss.

Amy Bovaird grew up in northwest Pennsylvania. In 1982, she received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in English Literature and Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) from Oklahoma Christian University. In 1995, Amy earned her master’s degree in Bicultural Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas in San Antonio. In 2004, she earned an additional certificate in Language Teaching with honors from Cambridge University in England.

At age 28, she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and declared legally blind. RP is a hereditary, degenerative eye disease that results in blindness. There is no cure to date. Today Amy has no peripheral vision. She jokes that she is at the end of the “tunnel” vision in her eyesight. She suffers from a dual disability: progressive vision and hearing loss. She is currently undergoing genetic testing to discover the cause of her hearing loss.

Amy’s memoirs include Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility and a memoir / devotional, Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss.

In 2015, Amy joined a group of blind professionals who volunteer their time to help others cope with blindness at VisionAware.org, an outreach website now under the auspices of the American Printing House.

In 2016, Ohio Valley University, Amy’s undergraduate institution, awarded her the Distinguished Medal of Literature for Mobility Matters. Amy is an active member of several community groups, which include Pennwriters, West PA Authors, Toastmasters, the West County Lions Club, and the National Federation for the Blind.

Though Amy no longer teaches in the classroom, she still educates by speaking to groups about the challenges of sight loss with anecdotes of faith and humor.

She blogs about her experiences in hopes of bridging gaps between the sighted and the blind. In the rest of her time, she fights to stay on track with her writing, finding time to go to the gym or run outdoors, and bemoaning she is at the beck and call of her bossy cat.


Episode 45: Bill Protzmann – Music For Self Care

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses how personal development is full of charlatans. How he wants to be someone who helps people while being honest. Then he has a wonderful interview with Bill Protzmann, who talks about music as self-care.

Bill Protzmann (PRAHTS’-man) is a man on a mission: to raise awareness of the power of music as self-care.

In addition to being a successful IT entrepreneur, Bill holds magna cum laude degrees in piano performance and creative writing and has concertized and performed for many years with a focus on bringing music to audiences in non-traditional ways.

In 2011, he launched Music Care Inc, a for-profit corporation dedicated to teaching practical ways music can be used for self-care. His work was recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Health with an Award of Excellence in 2014 – the behavioral health equivalent of winning an Oscar.

When he talks about music and self-care, he speaks with gentle conviction and from real experience.

You can find Bill Protzmann online or contact him directly via email or phone using the website PracticalHeartSkills.com.

If you’re all ready to jump in and learn how to use music as self-care, take the guided, gamified, and fully-mentored online course at Quest.MusicCare.net.

And keep your music playing!

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Episode 44: Aleechea Pitts – Forgiveness For Your Sake

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about breaking patters and what his pattern has been. How is his ready to take the next step and letting go of making the same mistake over and over again. He also talks to Aleechea Pitts, who talks about how she came about being a reverend and what it takes to forgive others. How important it is to forgive.

Rev. Aleechea Pitts, fondly known as “Pastor Pitts,” is the founder of Paulean Ministries. She is a Christian speaker, mentor, author, singer, and musician. After being rejected by people and never fitting in, she turned to God and spirituality.

Whenever Aleechea felt misunderstood, the Lord spoke to her “It is not meant for people to understand you, know that I understand and have chosen you.” Rev. Pitts currently serves The Millville Police Department as the first Afro-American female Police Chaplain.

She is also the Lead Chaplain of Millville Memorial High School and most recently Fire Chaplain of the Millville Fire Department. In the words of Pastor Pitts, “I live a life of servitude and leading by example is my most effective means of leading others.”

Pastor Pitts resides in Millville, where she is a devoted parent to her beautiful daughter, along with her fur baby.

If you like what you just heard, we hope you’ll buy her book — Let It Go for Your Sake! Forgive! available on Amazon and Kindle — pass it along to your friends and colleagues. Be sure to sign up to her email list and download her ebook on her website aleecheapitts.com.