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The Truths We Hide

The Truths We Hide

By Annette Whittenberger

Welcome to the all new podcast “The Truths We Hide” created by A Wild Ride Called Life. We share people's stories of triumph and how they how are overcoming them. Tune in every Thursday right here or over at for the latest updates.
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Episode 43 with Wendi Iacobello

The Truths We HideJul 02, 2020

Season 3 Ep 144
Nov 09, 202231:07
Episode 143 with Jazz Cannon
Oct 23, 202242:29
Season 3 Episode 142
Jun 30, 202242:29
S3 Ep 141 with Erin Michelle and special guest Trenton Hooker
Apr 14, 202236:42
S3 Ep 140 with Brian Big Country Conwell
Apr 07, 202238:26
S3 Ep139 with Frank Manteau

S3 Ep139 with Frank Manteau

Frank upon graduating Union Local High School just six day later he entered Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, SC and is now a Veterans of the United States Marine Corps. He obtained the rank of Sergeant while on active duty and was honorably discharged after 7 1/2 years. After the Marines Frank returned to his home state of Ohio where he held multiple titles at a few of the major automotive retail and commercial companies he was even an armed security guard and a Private Investigator. He was also a volunteer firefighter serving his local community.

Frank is a self taught Web designer by learning HTML where he started his own web design company in Ohio because he wanted to be his own boss and because of a computer class in high school it peaked his interest as the world was evolving. Growing up in the backwoods of Ohio he learned what hard work and dedication meant while working on the farms. It was on the farms that his love of making things started. It continued in scouting with the Boy Scouts of American, and why he took woodshop class in high school. So being disciplined and attention to detail isn’t new to him. It was when he decided to move out of Ohio in 2013 as a single father of 2 kids and move to California. After learning that all companies wanted a certification for a web designer to get a job and the industry was changing to not using only HTML but a new CSS code.

He didn't want to go to college in his mid 30's. So he went back into the automotive industry where he became a Store Manager in 2 1/2 years after being with the company. When his kids' school needed parent volunteers for the programs his kids attend, he stepped up. His kids came first. It was there that he learned that the music department needed props built for half time shows and competitions. While he was helping make props, his join of woodworking came back to life.

In 2017 he left corporate America he started Kamikaze Wood Werks as the Owner and Craftsman. When Frank was working on a project for the High School Color Guard team is when he finally figured out the recent joke of calling Marines crayon eaters just maybe true. He just learned about that nickname because of social media. Now when he was in the Marine he nor any other marine was called a crayon eater. There were called Devil Dogs, Jarheads, Grunts, Leathernecks, and bullet sponges. So when he was using crayons to finish the details by coloring it with crayons, he changed colors and put one in his mouth and started gnawing on it.  That is when it hit him is there truly an edible crayon out on the market. He learned it had to be made out of chocolate. He knew nothing about making things from chocolates, just that it tasted good.

In Oct 2017 he reached out to a former team member Cassandra, he remembered she went to school to be a pasty chief and asked her if she knew how to make chocolate write? She said no but she would try to figure it out and she did. The journey started in September of 2017 and the birth of Crayons Ready-to-Eat LLC was born.  Frank is the CEO / Co-Founding Crayon Eater™ behind Crayons Ready-to-Eat™ LLC AKA "The CRE™ ".  He did it all with a PHD that didn’t exceed 13 years.



Mar 05, 202201:03:54
S3 EP 138 with Erin Michelle

S3 EP 138 with Erin Michelle

Erin Michelle who been through hell and back yet still keeps smiling and has a heart of gold.

Why has she decided to share her story even amidst off all her heartache?

" I want to help women and men understand and process what they may be going through and encourage the healing journey by sharing my story. Provide that hope that their is a happy and healthy and to share resources."

She shares her story of alcoholism, drug addiction and domestic violence. How did she come out of it ? How is she finding peace? 

Listen here to find out more. 

Mar 03, 202247:06
Season 3 Episode 137
Feb 24, 202258:29
Season 3 Ep 136 with Keith McKeever

Season 3 Ep 136 with Keith McKeever

Keith McKeever was raised around the real estate industry. His parents sold log homes, were both Realtors, and held rental property as well as fix and flip homes. After losing his father to cancer at the age of sixteen Keith felt lost. It wasn't until enlisting in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces member that he honed his leadership skills and found his passion for volunteering that gave him a direction and passion in life of serving others.
In 2013 he joined his mother in the real estate industry and immediately got involved in serving his local association. During the COVID Pandemic, while also pursuing his Bachelor's degree, Keith founded the Battle Buddy Podcast as a way to help others share their stories to give other veterans the inspiration and actionable steps to better their lives.

Feb 17, 202228:53
Season 3 Ep 135 with Avery Stenstrom
Feb 10, 202234:51
Season 3 Ep 134 with Shanique Dupree
Feb 10, 202230:07
Season 3 Ep 133 with Shawn Barksdale

Season 3 Ep 133 with Shawn Barksdale

Born into wedlock to Darlene Carden & Calvin Barksdale.

Shawn was born April 19, 1976. Shawn was caught in a vicious cycle when his father was incarcerated while he was only 4yrs old. Although Shawn had gained a foundation of respect and a hard work ethic from his grandparents and great grandparents. The absence of his father led him down a dark path. Ultimately being incarcerated himself at the age of 24.

While confined Shawn began to educate himself gaining his GED, college courses, and a host of trades. His heart gravitated towards Graphics Communication. Learning everything he could about the printing industry, at the same time he was becoming a parent at visiting room tables and through phone conversations.

Today Shawn has been free for 5yrs and fathered two more children. He owns and operates his own printing company Press 4 Time Tees LLC. While still on a journey to find out what a real man is he poses the question what is your TEN MINUTES OF TRUTH.

Feb 09, 202248:29
Season 3 Ep 132 with Ericka Kelly

Season 3 Ep 132 with Ericka Kelly

Ericka E. Kelly is professional speaker, executive coach and trainer. In this position, she is a global professional where her leadership skills are utilized to add value and to develop companies in their effectiveness and production goals. She helps thousands of leaders to become better communicators, to establish trust, and credibility with others. Her coaching skills and mentorship allow individuals to realize their own potential and to achieve greater goals for themselves and the companies/organizations they work for.

E. Kelly was also the 17th Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air Force Reserve Command and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve.

Under her role as a Command Chief, E. Kelly represented the highest enlisted executive level of leadership in the military. She advised the Commander on all issues regarding the readiness, training, welfare, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 74,000 civilians/enlisted/officer active duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen serving at more than 60 military bases worldwide. She also provided direction to the Reserve Forces and represented their interests at all levels of government, other military branches and in joint strategic and operational war-fighting environments.

In addition to her personal business and military service, E. Kelly has more than 27 years of government management and law enforcement experience. She served as a Criminal Investigator for the Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection in the Office of Professional Responsibility. In this position, this position, E. Kelly was responsible for building relationships with local, state, and other federal agencies in order to manage criminal and administrative investigations.

Background Information:

A native of Guatemala and resident of California, she was 12 years old when she arrived to the United States from extreme poverty to a new successful future.

E. Kelly earned a Master of Business Administration, Military Studies, Trident University;a Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice |Foreign Languages (Spa and Fr), University of Nevada;an Associate of Applied Science, Allied Health Sciences, Air Force Community College. She also holds the following accreditations: Professional Manager Certification (PMC);International John Maxwell Certification (JMT);and Licensed Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator.

Among many acknowledgments, E. Kelly has received national recognition from the United States Congress. Some distinguish factors included: Exceptional leadership skills;public;community service;speaking/mentorship/training abilities;language (Spanish) expertise;physical fitness;and for being an outstanding performer in stressful military/civilian situations.

Ericka E. Kelly can be found on: Twitter, @E_K_Enterprises;LinkedIn/Ericka-Kelly-Enterprises; Kelly Enterprises;and

Jan 27, 202246:48
Season 3 Ep 131 with Dr. Rob Garcia
Jan 15, 202258:05
Season 3 Ep 130 with Haeli Whittenberger

Season 3 Ep 130 with Haeli Whittenberger

In this Episode my daughter, Haeli and I dig deep into what life is like as a military child and having a parent who struggles with mental health. Haeli talks about what she saw and how that changed her way of life. 

This is a never before talked about episode in which we see through the child's eyes. 

Listen as we dig into:

- life with with dual military parents

- growing up watching your mother suffer from her mental health struggles

- using that trauma as lessons learned 

and so much more. 

Jan 05, 202255:48
Season 3 Episode 129 Theresa Carpenter
Dec 31, 202101:00:33
BONUS EPISODE ...The Wall Between Two Lives
May 25, 202116:38
FOCUS part 2 with Steve Sims

FOCUS part 2 with Steve Sims

In this episode, Steve Sims shares why he chose to focus on small businesses and new entrepreneurs. He also shares how he started his Speakeasy events. They are exclusive and no one is the same. Listen here for more. 

You can find more on Steve Sims in the May podcast guide at

May 25, 202126:58
FOCUS (part 1) a 2 part Series with Steve Sims

FOCUS (part 1) a 2 part Series with Steve Sims

In this episode, Steve Sims shares how he balances life, work, and business. How do you Focus on all those things? Listen here to find out how he does it and why. 

You can find about Steve Sims in the May Podcast guide at

May 20, 202123:46
Episode 128 with Michael Hsu

Episode 128 with Michael Hsu

"As an emotional trauma healer I help others heal anxiety, anger and depression from the ground up through healing the emotional traumas that take place in our homes such as intergenerational and childhood traumas. I have written two books about this and I have had my practice Heal From the Ground Up for 11 years. I am one of the highest-rated mental health professionals on Yelp in California."

To learn more about Michael please refer to the May Podcast Guide at

May 18, 202136:40
Episode 127 with Tara Ruby

Episode 127 with Tara Ruby

Her Story:

I began my formal education at the National Louis University in Washington, DC, where I concentrated on graphic design, website design, and photography. After that, my enthusiasm for photography had grown and I believe that my passion for the art shows in the quality of my work. I currently offer both in-studio portrait photography and outside portrait photography.

I continued my education with the New York Institute of Photography, focusing in Professional Photography. I have active memberships to Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Media Photographers, and the American Society of Picture Professionals.

In 2011, I collaborated with Freedom Crossing on Fort Bliss and expanded my commercial event coverage. Since then, I have worked with TAPS, USO, Operation: Love ReUnited, Operation Homefront, Wounded Warrior Wives, Homes for our Troops and other similar businesses. I have photographed some amazing professional talent like Chris Daughtry, the Eli Young Band, Pat Green, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gym Class Heroes and many more.

Find our more about Tara in the May Podcast guide at

May 12, 202133:19
Episode 126 with Kerri Jeter

Episode 126 with Kerri Jeter

Her Story:

I come from a family of all sisters, the youngest of 3! I had a semi-rough childhood, poverty and drug-ridden but my sisters were my constant. we had some undiagnosed mental health issues at home and For a long time I lived a life of fear. First a staturatory rape marriage then a domestic violence marriage and for as long as I can recall - I have been an overcome, wanting more, never satisfied. well FFW and I join the army served 12 years, 8 of which as a single mom. Advanced from E3 to O3 in 6 years. and I did a lot of different jobs. i found Jesus in 2009 and since then have cleaned up my life a lot. I walk in faith, and I have tackeld my own demons of mental health and insecurities and struggles. I have been dealing with depression and ptsd a lot longer than I have found the hope in Jesus. as a part of the whole process and becoming a podcaster, I shared my testimony first time ever about mental health in sept 2019, one day before i started recording for the podcast. there was breakthrough in my heart but i still suffered, one day i FROZE on the edge of my carpet in the closet and for 45 minutes literally couldn't move. I knew i needed more help. pills didn't work, stress and fighting wasn't working etc. so i came across a therapy called TMS transcranial magnetic stimulation and i began that journey. I have never felt better and more clear minded let alone feel anger in a healthy way. I am not perfect, but this therapy changed my life. I suffer from PTS, severe depression, the frozen episode wasn't the first and it is call psychosis paralysis.

For more on Kerri please go to the May podcast guide at

May 11, 202133:08
Episode 124 with Randi Gleason

Episode 124 with Randi Gleason

A small town girl born and raised in Louisiana, Randi who learned the true value of working hard and building a business. Working through the stigmas of building a multi-level marketing business has brought her on a path that has changed the opinions of many.  Listen to her story of believing in yourself and getting rid of negativity. 

You can find more about Randi in the May Podcast guide at

May 07, 202128:32
Episode 125 with Rosalyn Kahn

Episode 125 with Rosalyn Kahn

Rosalyn Kahn is a College Professor Public Speaking Instructor at Los Angeles City College.

She is also an Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian and Speech Coach.

Ms. Kahn has been an educator for the last 20 years teaching Public Speaking, English as Second

Language in colleges and high schools throughout Southern CA. Several years ago, she attended

her first TedX conference in Pasadena. She was immediately drawn into the Tedx fever.

She has published her first book Random Acts of Kindness are Changing the World by Solutions

Press released on Amazon. Her second Roses and Dogs –How to Reduce Stress in Today’s

Troubled Times was released in hard copy and electronic format are sold on Amazon. MeMost

recently, her third book is Message for Tomorrow’s Leaders.

For more on Rosalyn please visit the May Podcast Guide at

May 06, 202131:35
Episode 123 with Crystal Miller

Episode 123 with Crystal Miller

Crystal Miller is a Navy corpsman veteran, busy wife and mom of 3 children and owner of Swingin’ Fun by Crystal. She is creative, fun and loves empowering others with her story from veteran, to homeschooling mom, and finally to a small business owner. She learned to sew on a poodle skirt for a 5th grade event and is self taught in most every aspect but, with military tradition dictating anything done is worth doing right, she has found ways to improve her swings while maintaining a standard of excellence.

The mission:

“When tragedy hit my family, I found strength and love like I have never known in my sister in law and brother as they buried their second born son. They chose, in a time of incredible hurt, to find love and joy instead of sitting with pain and that spoke to my heart. My swings are my way of giving joy in a world full of painful tragedy because it’s not the breaths you take that matter but the moments that take your breath away.”

For more on Crystal, visit the April Podcast Guide at

Apr 29, 202122:12
Episode 122 with Richard Capriola

Episode 122 with Richard Capriola

Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. He has treated both adults and adolescents diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse disorders. He recently retired from Menninger Clinic in Houston where for over a decade he worked with both adolescents and adults.

He has turned his passion on adolescent substance abuse and has written a book The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Find more on Richard in the April Podcast Guide at

Apr 27, 202134:00
Episode 121 with Tyler Ornstein (part 2)

Episode 121 with Tyler Ornstein (part 2)

Tyler Ornstein loved the taste and smell of coffee from his first sip

at 5 years old. But his father couldn’t tolerate it because it upset

his stomach. One day, Tyler asked him if he could make a coffee

that both of them could drink.

So Tyler’s dad, Ian, bio-chemist, tinkered quietly behind the scenes until he did what no university research lab or mega-

corporation could do— he created acid–free coffee that anyone can drink without digestive disruption. He created the world’s first-acid free coffee that is actually healthy to drink!

Find more on Tyler in the April Podcast Guide at

Apr 22, 202125:14
Episode 120 with Dr. Jen Welter

Episode 120 with Dr. Jen Welter

Coach Jen Welter is best known as the first female to coach in the NFL as an assistant LBs Coach with The Arizona Cardinals. However, what most people don’t know, is that Coach Jen broke into men’s professional football as the first female to play running back in men’s pro football. From that experience with the Texas Revolution, Coach Jen started her coaching career as the LBs coach with the Revolution.Dr. Jen Welter is a groundbreaking, barrier-busting force of nature. She is a female trailblazer, a sports pioneer, PhD, passionate leader, world-renowned speaker, entrepreneur and source of inspiration around the globe. Her relentless pursuit of individual excellence and success in challenging the status quo time and time again, fuels her current drive to help others achieve their best—in sports, health and wellness, professional pursuits and in life.She is driven by the belief that “Greatness is a choice you make over and over. And when you choose personal greatness—big or small—it becomes a part of who you are.” In every realm she tackles, Dr. Jen is a game changer, bringing vision, power and purpose to her mission of breaking the chains of what has always been and redefining what is and will be.

More on Dr. Welter at 

Apr 20, 202138:47
Episode 119 with Maria Reed

Episode 119 with Maria Reed

Maria Reed is a proud military spouse of 18 years,

mother of 2, filmmaker, interior designer and advocate

for military families. She is a Cuban immigrant, Executive

Producer and creator of the series MOVING WITH THE

MILITARY, co-founder of MY ULTIMATE PCS app and

Co-founder and CEO of the Inspire Up Foundation.

As the creatively inspired fearless leader of MOVING

WITH THE MILITARY, Maria created the popular series

to honor military families with surprise home makeovers.

MOVING WITH THE MILITARY is driven by the true

emotion, and real life needs of military families. With

every episode, Maria brings the loving touch that proves

home is where the heart is, or as she puts it, home is

where the military sends us.

Find more on Maria in the April Podcast Guide at

Apr 15, 202146:22
Episode 118 with Perry Power

Episode 118 with Perry Power

Actor, writer and sexual abuse survivor, Perry Power influences change through powerful storytelling. Ranking up 2.3M likes and 125k followers on TikTok, his message of helping sexually abused survivors break their silence speaks to the hearts of many people all over the world. Perry co-runs a charity called We Rescue Kids, where they rescue kids from sexual abuse and give them the support they need to heal and positively move forward. Perry's latest book, Breaking The Silence, reached the #1 spot on Amazon for Sexual Abuse and Mental Health. Perry has been seen on FOX, NBC, CBS, MTV, Sky and the Good Men Project. And is now working on his next project, which is 'Breaking The Silence' the movie, hoping that his story continues to impact the lives of those who need to hear it most.

For more on Perry please visit the April podcast guide at

Apr 13, 202144:11
Episode 117 with Author C.O. Vault
Mar 25, 202139:51
Episode 116 with Edith and Nicholas Miaskowski
Mar 23, 202129:57
Steve Sims Mindset Series Part 2
Mar 18, 202124:07
Steve Sims Mindset Series Part 1
Mar 16, 202128:36
Episode 115 with Charleson Gaines
Mar 11, 202142:34
Episode 114 with Paige Pfeiffer
Mar 09, 202157:34
Episode 113 with Dorothy O'Dell
Mar 04, 202136:28
Episode 112 with Pan Phyu (on behalf of Thae Ohu)
Mar 03, 202142:16
Episode 111 with Sherianna Boyle
Feb 25, 202143:03
Episode 110 with Ryan Hunt
Feb 23, 202151:34
Episode 109 with Christina Kimbrough
Feb 18, 202138:12
Episode 108 with Rachel Hollis

Episode 108 with Rachel Hollis

Who is Rachel Hollis?

WE have looked up to her for years. We have seen her vulnerability on social media. We have read her books. WE have followed her family's life journey. But who is she behind all of that?
Take a listen to this episode and even watch on Youtube as we dive into the woman, mother and entrepreneur behind being a public figure.
You can find more in the February Podcast Guide. A big thank you to The Authors Porch for being our Season 2 Business Sponsor
Feb 17, 202133:37
Episode 107 with Amelia Zachry
Feb 16, 202129:13
Episode 106 with Jennie Lee

Episode 106 with Jennie Lee

Jennie Lee is the award-winning author of three books: SPARK CHANGE: 108 Provocative Questions for Spiritual Evolution; TRUE YOGA: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment; and BREATHING LOVE: Meditation in Action. She is also a certified yoga therapist and spiritual coach, who has counseled private clients worldwide for over 20 years. From her studies in yoga philosophy and spiritual psychology Jennie has a large toolbox of practices that promote optimal wellbeing and purposeful living. When she is not writing or coaching, she enjoys surfing with her husband near their home in Hawai’i. For more, visit the February Edition of the Podcast Guide at

Feb 11, 202134:20
Episode 105 with Steve Sims
Feb 09, 202151:02
Episode 104 with Patrick Burt
Feb 04, 202101:08:15
Episode 103 with Jacym and Natasha
Jan 28, 202148:00
Episode 102 with Tyler Ornstein
Jan 27, 202127:40
Episode 101 with Judi Miller
Jan 26, 202138:05
Episode 100 with Jacob Thornton
Jan 21, 202143:38
Episode 99 with Stephan Neff
Jan 19, 202156:24
Episode 98 with Dorit Palvanov

Episode 98 with Dorit Palvanov

Dorit Palvanov is a registered holistic nutritionist, cycle-syncing expert and femininity mentor.Through her work and podcast, Confident, Energized and Sexy Mama she empowers women to embrace their menstrual cycles as a framework to create flow in their lives and homes, align energetically and ditch the millennia-old story that women are destined to struggle, burnout and sacrifice their health, relationships and/or careers if they want to ‘have it all’. When Dorit isn’t being a typical mom by schlepping her kids to and from, you’ll find her curled up on the couch with her husband talking long hours about life or singing to his guitar. 

Jan 13, 202101:03:21
Episode 97 with Caitlin Thiede
Jan 10, 202127:12
Episode 96 with Amber Gale
Jan 07, 202136:50
Episode 95 with Chip Edwards
Jan 05, 202130:58
100 Episodes !

100 Episodes !

It is official! 

With all of the bonus content and all of our recordings this marks 100 Episodes of recordings and I am claiming it a huge victory... 

Don't be confused when you only "see" 94 Episodes.. Those are the ones we marked but that doesn't mean we didn't record more. 

WE will continue back up with Episode 95 and counting for the rest of January and Season 1. 

Stay tuned for Season 2 coming In Feb with all new stuff!

Thank you for being on this wild ride called life with me. 

Jan 04, 202110:49
Episode 94 with Nicholas Rahn
Dec 31, 202001:02:58
Episode 93 with Alexandria Jeffert
Dec 30, 202026:30
Episode 92 with Kurt Ballash
Dec 24, 202047:39
Episode 91 with Swadhin Jitti
Dec 22, 202040:01
Episode 90 with Russell Nohelty
Dec 17, 202049:46
Episode 89 with Roy Samuelson
Dec 15, 202021:41
Episode 88 with Tommy Walker
Dec 10, 202048:03
Episode 87 with Lisa Kipps-Brown
Dec 08, 202039:04
Tell Your Story for Impact Retreat 2020 with Brenda Adelman
Dec 03, 202006:47
Episode 86 with Mark Daniel
Dec 03, 202035:12
Bonus Episode with Joel Stewart, a sneak peak into his book, The Value Equation
Dec 03, 202005:34
Bonus Episode with yours truly

Bonus Episode with yours truly

It is December freaking first! How did that happen? 

I am here to tell you to keep showing up. 

It is ok to step back if you need to. 

For December I want you to focus on making all those negatives into something positive. 

I would love to hear your feedback on how you are going to kick December's ass. 

Dec 01, 202010:00
Episode 85 with J.D. McCabe
Nov 26, 202046:41
Episode 84 with Justin Szerletich
Nov 24, 202043:04
Episode 83 with Lisa Peranzo
Nov 19, 202041:58
Episode 82 with Maxwell Ivey

Episode 82 with Maxwell Ivey

I am a 52-year-old blind gentleman who grew up in a family of carnival owners. All I ever wanted to do was to continue in my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business.As you can tell by reading this, that isn’t where I ended up. I did help in the business over the years, but couldn’t sustain it after the early death of my father (who had lung cancer). I then turned to helping people sell their amusement equipment. I do that on my other site, The Midway Marketplace.I started blogging to promote that site and met a lot of wonderful people in the blogosphere. They told me that I had an amazing story and many commented on how I inspired them. They finally convinced me that I had a bigger purpose in store for myself.So, I started this second blog, and in it I share more of my personal journey, struggles, and triumphs. I also got noticed by a lot of people and have appeared as a guest, an interview subject, and a motivator on many different sites. My Interviews and Articles page lists these places.I do my best to help others, and do so mostly by encouraging them to take steps towards their ultimate goal, or to continue on the path they have started.I am now offering coaching to help people who are stuck and frustrated with not being able to find their passion or follow their dreams once they have determined what they want in their lives.I am also available to speak to groups. I believe that by sharing the story of my personal growth and transformation, it will motivate and inspire anyone who hears it.In addition to starting a new business, I have also lost over 250 pounds through a combination of gastric surgery, diet, exercise, positive attitude, meditation, and prayer.I believe I can help you. If you have questions for me, just ask them via the contact form. If anything, I am known for being too forthcoming!I want to get to know you and become friends. I want to hear about your dreams and aspirations as well as your fears and concerns. I want to help you to grow to be that person you were meant to be.

To contact Maxwell or follow him on social media then please refer to the November podcast guide at

Nov 17, 202050:34
Episode 81 with Adriana Gavazzoni
Nov 12, 202029:34
Episode 80 with Phil Pelucha

Episode 80 with Phil Pelucha

My dream is to empower 1 billion entrepreneurs & that *Billionaires In Boxers* becomes the world's most recognized Entrepreneurial Influencer broadcasting network.I am a Digital Relationship coach, a business growth authority for service-based businesses. As someone who dislikes cold-calling and couldn’t figure out social media marketing, I found the business cheat codes to scaling my service-based businesses and I’ve been sharing it with my clients ever since! Yay! (Spoiler alert, it’s about relationship building).We guide our clients to achieve Influencer Status in their niche, becoming the ’go-to’ brand for the services they offer, whilst empowering them to spend more time doing what they are best at! It's a blessing to work with some of the world’s most respected & recognised mentors, professional/personal development coaches and inspiring businesses. Billionaires in Boxers is built on two things, LOVE, and Value-add. At BiB, everyone wins. Everything we do is to empower & enrich a billion lives and businesses. Entrepreneurs to our core, we love to share this value-add through our global entrepreneur broadcasting network - the ultimate value-add for any empowering business. For more information on how to contact Phil please go to the November Podcast Guide at
Nov 10, 202052:53
BONUS Episode with Molly Carlson
Nov 06, 202023:45
Episode 79 with Jay Main
Nov 05, 202001:00:32
Episode 78 with Chris McPhee
Nov 03, 202001:02:22
Episode 77 with Hayley Kelly
Oct 29, 202037:39
Episode 76 with MG (R) Dana Pittard

Episode 76 with MG (R) Dana Pittard

MG (R) Dana Pittard was my former Division Commander while stationed at Fort Bliss, TX. 

One of the things that I admired most about him was his authenticity. When he  was featured in the article "The General who went to war on Suicide", I had even more respect for him. 

In this episode he speaks the hard truths on what he tried to do and did for Fort Bliss. He shares his personal story of struggle and why he was so passionate about doing more to save lives. 

He is also the author of "Hunting the Caliphate ", a blend of military history and first person memories in the war against terror. 

You can find more on MG (R) Dana Pittard in the podcast guide at

Oct 27, 202055:26
Episode 75 with William Graper
Oct 22, 202034:23
Episode 74 with Kierstyn Secord
Oct 20, 202045:40
Episode 73 with Lee Chambers
Oct 15, 202032:52
Episode 72 with Cori Myka
Oct 13, 202029:38
Episode 71 with Lindsey Kizer

Episode 71 with Lindsey Kizer

In this episode, Lindsey shares her story of dealing with the symptoms of Narcolepsy, but didn't know what they were until finally being diagnosed after 15 years. 

She wanted to share her story to help raise awareness of the rare disease and to show others that this illness does not have to define them and that they can still achieve their dreams. 

Oct 08, 202027:36
Episode 70 with Lori Wagner
Oct 06, 202032:32
Episode 69 with Tara Mollel
Oct 01, 202038:52
Episode 68 with Sean Romero
Sep 29, 202040:22
Episode 67 with Tyler Reiser
Sep 24, 202038:35
Episode 66 with Mark Mazzone
Sep 22, 202046:26
Episode 65 with Sam Unglo
Sep 17, 202038:39
Episode 64 with Jes and Reid Richardson
Sep 15, 202001:28:35
Episode 63 with Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Sep 10, 202046:26
Episode 62 with Sheila Heard
Sep 08, 202022:49
Episode 61 with Gwyn Mais
Sep 03, 202027:01
Episode 60 with Cynthia and Shawn Hermosillo
Sep 01, 202049:03
Episode 59 with Claudia Taboada
Aug 27, 202027:30
Episode 58 with Adam Cole
Aug 25, 202024:02
Episode 57 with Eston Swaby
Aug 20, 202020:23
Episode 56 with Alex Dumas
Aug 18, 202035:46
Episode 55 with Colin Dingelstad
Aug 13, 202045:40
Episode 54 with Russell Houser
Aug 11, 202033:25
Episode 53 with Aparna Venkataraman
Aug 06, 202030:17
Episode 52 with Citia Vlijt
Aug 04, 202014:14
Episode 51 with Kamini Wood
Jul 30, 202021:44
Episode 50 with Griselda Beck

Episode 50 with Griselda Beck

Griselda Beck, M.B.A.Entrepreneur, Expert Strategist, Motivational Speaker, and @LatinaBossCoachA proud Latina - 1st generation Mexican-American and African-American heritagePassionate about personal development, interpersonal communication and human beha​vior. This passion came from a frantic search for my happiness and desperate need to feel in control of my life and destiny.In my early 30s, I was that woman who “had it all”. Independent with a successful career...”what more could a girl ask for?”But, I wasn’t happy. I survived each day sustained by caffeine and adrenaline. Before I knew it, I was in a state of crisis that had attacked my physical health and left me vulnerable to a deep depression culminating in a medical emergency that brought my whole life to screeching halt! That is where my journey began to become the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m so blessed, loved and grateful to be alive each day!This ​experience had such a profound impact on me that I wanted to help other women by sharing my story and personal growth testimony. This purpose is what drove me to start coaching women on business and navigating life in between. In pursuit of this purpose, I founded Latina Boss Coach.Griselda Beck is an​ executive with 15+ years of corporate experience and ​the owner and lead strategist of the Beck Consulting Group, including its division, Latina Boss Coach. She holds a B.S. Business Administration from the University of California Riverside (UCR) and earned her M.B.A. with concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM at UCR), graduating with Summa Cum Laude Honors. She studied international business at the Institut National des Télécommunications (Télécom SudParis) in Evry, France and serves on the Board of Directors for MANA de North County San Diego
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Jul 28, 202032:17
Episode 49 with CiCi Owen
Jul 23, 202048:57
Episode 48 with Shelley Knight

Episode 48 with Shelley Knight

Shelley F. Knight is a once upon a time nurse, clinical hypnotherapist and writer who provides an eclectic blend of clinical and spiritual expertise in her specialist subjects of Positive Psychology, Spirituality, and End of Life. She is author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book (November 2018), host of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast, and is a freelance writer for international magazines. 

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Jul 21, 202026:48
Episode 47 with Tanya J. Miller
Jul 16, 202026:44
Episode 46 with Jackie Coban

Episode 46 with Jackie Coban

I am a survivor of different kinds of abuse and that trauma came up for me in PTSD, physical illness, mental illness, etc. and I make it my life’s mission to make sure that shame is not a factor in anyone’s story.
I grew up with many different forms of sexual abuse, and was raped by a longtime boyfriend , and was so traumatized that I stayed with him. For about five years I had no recollection of the event and one day it just came back to me, a vivid memory while I was working with domestic survivors of sex trafficking as a career. I had to pull from my inner strength, and even seeing the strength of the women around me, to begin my healing journey.

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Jul 14, 202020:36
Episode 45 with Kip Brooks
Jul 09, 202051:50
Episode 44 with Amanda Kingsley

Episode 44 with Amanda Kingsley

Amanda Kingsley uses her experience and education, to support women in their reproductive health. She knows personally and professionally the unique challenges women face as they navigate their lives as women in the world. Following many years of focusing her attention toward pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, her specialty now is in working with women after abortion. After her own decision to terminate a pregnancy she saw the need for more support of the 1 in 4 women who navigate abortion in their lives.
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Jul 07, 202030:04
Episode 43 with Wendi Iacobello

Episode 43 with Wendi Iacobello

Wendi Iacobello is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Master of Arts in Educational Media. She also has a BS degree in Early Childhood Education. Her professional career in education spans across nine years in the public education sector to include; middle and high school special education, adult education for incarcerated men, women, & youth, compensatory education, High School Equivalency instruction formerly known as GED, and community college instruction in Early Childhood Education curriculum courses. Wendi has been an Army Spouse since 2015 and became a first time mom in the fall of 2019. In addition to being a stay at home mom, she is a freelance writer and online education consultant. She has been published in multiple military affiliated websites and magazines such as; Fort Bragg’s In-Motion Magazine, Military Spouse Magazine, and Legacy Magazine to name a few. Her hobbies include; volunteering in the local community, gardening, teaching group fitness classes on the military installation, and encouraging the military community through her blog Strength 4 Spouses. She believes that inner strength is developed through four pillars; fitness, faith, volunteerism, and finding purpose. Strength 4 Spouses inspires and empowers military spouses to find and develop their inner strength to build the resiliency needed for military life
Jul 02, 202029:29
Episode 42 with Joe Yurick

Episode 42 with Joe Yurick

Joe joined the Army in 2000, halfway through his Senior Year of High School. He completed his boot camp training at Fort Sill, In Lawton, OK. He then went on to Fort Bliss, in El Paso, TX for his advanced training in which he graduated as Honor Grad. He stayed at Fort Bliss until news of 9-11 hit In which he soon had orders to deploy overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Once Baghdad was secure, his unit prepared to return back to the states. Due to the needs of the government, he was stop- lossed. After fulfilling his full term, he was Honorably Discharged.
Since then he has worked In many Industries. He is honored to be able to use his military and civilian experience to serve his local community with JDog. Nothing makes him prouder than to offer a home to his fellow Veterans.
Jun 30, 202030:45
PTSD Awareness Day BONUS Episode
Jun 27, 202011:01
Episode 41 with Ben Killoy

Episode 41 with Ben Killoy

Ben is a U.S. Marine Veteran turned blogger, life coach, speaker, and podcaster whose mission is to bring Military Veteran Dads home to their families. He resides in Janesville, WI, with his wife and three beautiful kids. Ben went through what most transitioning veterans go through, the feeling of needing to redefine their identity outside of the structure of the military and rediscovering your passion and purpose for life. A seminar changed it all for him and allowed him to discover his passion for leadership and helping other veterans and Dads be the best parents they can. Since then he has been on a mission to master leadership principles and use his passion for leadership to help dads understand who they are, develop their skills to overcome adversity, and to own their life choices to enable them to truly come home to their families..
Jun 25, 202042:03
Episode 40 with Misty Huffman

Episode 40 with Misty Huffman

Misty is a Respiratory Therapist and Ex-wife of a combat veteran. Through all of her experiences, both positive and negative, of dealing with a veteran with PTSD/TBI, she has begun to understand how things fall through the cracks and where the care is lacking for the families Invloved with those who suffer. She started to do arts and crafts as therapy to help cope with the stress. It eventually evolved Into a desire to raise money for families of trauma survivors to help get access to much needed care. Since she travels for work, she hopes to spread awareness each place she visits. She will be teaming up with others in the future and can't wait o see where this journey goes. Crafting for a cause across america.
Jun 23, 202052:23
Episode 39 with Daniel Faust

Episode 39 with Daniel Faust

A 20 year Air force veteran that wants to take the wrongs that have done to him and transform his life.
Daniel loves to share his story of vulnerability to help others thrive.
Currently he is growing his business and starting a digital tv network to help military/veterans/first responders transform their lives from the bedroom to the boardroom.
Jun 18, 202026:34
Episode 38 with Nancy Legare

Episode 38 with Nancy Legare

Nancy is the author of a wonderful book, Life in the Shadows, which takes the reader through her emotional and psychological struggles of having suffered a rape at the age of 7 years old.
Despite that, she has learned to accept and rely on the generosity, kindness, and friendship that people extended to her as she got better and recovered from that childhood trauma.
Her story is a story of resilience and strength and inspires everyone to reach our best selves and live our best lives.
Jun 15, 202043:51
Episode 37 with Jennifer Fenton

Episode 37 with Jennifer Fenton

Jennifer is a Psychiatric Nurse and has been in the healthcare field for over 26 years, focusing on being a Nurse for 18 of those years. She grew up as a military child with both of her parents serving. Jennifer decided to become a Nurse due to her passion of wanting to help people. Jennifer survived a toxic relationship that changed the course of her life and has used those lessons to help others.
Jun 11, 202028:36
Episode 36 with Jee Hae Choe

Episode 36 with Jee Hae Choe

Jee Hae was born and raised in America Samoa, joined the Marines and immigrated to the states in 2008. She is an outdoor enthusiast, disabled service dog handler, dog trainer and domestic violence survivor. On her time off she enjoys hiking, kayaking exploring new places and has recently earned her open water and deep diving certifications.
Jun 09, 202047:09
Episode 35 with Kat McLead

Episode 35 with Kat McLead

Kat Mclead is the creator of Pinpoint Your Perfect Business: *the* proven framework for pinpointing your perfect niche for a high profit, high purpose, and high pleasure business while staying MOM first.Kat helped SEX WORKERS transition OUT of the Adult Industry into HIGH PROFIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP 13 years ago...AND that’s how she developed the PROFIT AND PURPOSE FRAMEWORK. It’s since been continually refined and is now designed specifically for Busy Moms.She started her first multiple 6 figure business 20 years ago, and hasn’t slowed down since — not even after having her son. A fun fact: That business’s profits meant that she had way more money than her husband when they first got married, and was able to pay the entire $450,000 down payment on their home. Not that he minded!
Jun 04, 202016:27
Episode 34 with Vismaya Rubin
Jun 02, 202029:59
Episode 33 with Jill Armijo

Episode 33 with Jill Armijo

Jill Armijo lives in Lehi, Utah with her husband, Joe, and their two pooches. Their three boys are grown and they have a granddaughter, the cutest human alive. Jill takes care of Joe, a veteran with schizophrenia, since 1997. She has been a physical therapist assistant for almost thirty years, and is also a health and life coach who helps caregivers of spouses with mental illness thrive and find happiness as they create the life they want while serving in a challenging circumstance. Jill also enjoys nature, fitness and nutrition, travel, reading and writing. She mostly enjoys spending time with her family no matter what they’re doing.
Jill is the author of her book entitled "Home of the Unknown Soldier" which can be found on Amazon.
She can also be found on her website ( and on Facebook (
May 28, 202036:43
Episode 32 with James McNeil

Episode 32 with James McNeil

James Is an Army Combat Veteran, two-time suicide survivor, and a college student. He is also the author of the book entitled "Finding your Personal Mission" which launched 20 May 2020.
His mission Is to provide veterans, their friends, and families with the tools to overcome suicidal thoughts and Ideations.
James is also the founder of a T-shirt company called Coffee Tees and Inspirational Connection.
You can find out more about James on Facebook and Linkedln.
May 26, 202040:58
Bonus Episode The Year of Yes

Bonus Episode The Year of Yes

This episode was inspired by two amazing women, Oprah Winfrey and Shonda Rhimes. I saw them both at the same time on a show called Super Soul Sunday and it will stick with me forever. Thank you for your wisdom and inspiration.

May 21, 202010:07
Episode 31 with Joe Stone
May 19, 202041:55
Episode 30 with William York
May 12, 202049:35
Episode 29 with LTC Olivia Nunn

Episode 29 with LTC Olivia Nunn

Lieutenant Colonel Olivia Nunn commissioned as an ROTC Military Graduate through Radford University ROTC program in 2001. Through her 19 years of service she has served in various high level positions all while serving 3 tours to Iraq. She has served as an official Army spokesperson, executive to the Chief of Army Public Affairs and as the lead Strategic Communication Planner for the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She currently serves as the Director of Communications for U.S. Army Soldier for Life.
May 05, 202042:27
Episode 28 with Laura Yochelson

Episode 28 with Laura Yochelson

Laura Susanne Yochelson is an accomplished graduate of American University (AU) with a master’s in health promotion management. She is a committed mental health advocate who has written more than a dozen articles raising awareness about recovery and resources for NAMI, The AU Eagle, Project Heal, Active Minds, and others. After her graduation in 2019 from AU, she continued her on-campus involvement through collaborating with key health partners to make a positive difference.
Apr 28, 202035:41
Episode 27 with Sarah Ankney
Apr 21, 202031:21
Episode 26 with Jennifer Pasquale

Episode 26 with Jennifer Pasquale

Jennifer Pasquale, founder of Pride & Grit. Jen is a 13-year military spouse and former corporate professional turned volunteer and military spouse advocate. Jen created Pride & Grit as a place for connection and conversation among military spouses about the challenges of military life. Over the years, Jen has watched seasoned military spouses struggle, silently, believing that supporting their Service Member meant sacrificing their authenticity. Through telling the stories of military spouses who are struggling but still thriving, Jen hopes to inspire others to carve their own paths and rediscover their voice. Website: Facebook, Instagram: @prideandgrit Twitter @prideandg
Apr 14, 202041:22
Episode 25 with Gems Collins
Apr 07, 202022:46
Episode 24 with Tammi Moses

Episode 24 with Tammi Moses

Tammi is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of Homes Are For Living, LLC dba The Hoarding Solution which is a Veteran Woman Owned & Operated Business locates in Oak Harbor, WA
Mar 31, 202043:55
Episode 23 with Jillian Ganci

Episode 23 with Jillian Ganci

Jillian Swanson Ganci is an artist, wife, and mother of three. Having been a military spouse for 13 years, she has had to adjust her own career path many times. Like many military spouses cultivating new skills and adapting to a new job or career is par for the course. Jillian has been a producer, actor, hairdresser, makeup artist, student, fitness instructor, and baker. Since moving to the D.C metro area Jillian has returned to her entertainment roots and has jumped into a new documentary project focused on living with PTSD.
Mar 24, 202050:10
Bonus Episode with Justine Evirs
Mar 20, 202001:04:07
Episode 22 with Donnell Johns
Mar 17, 202034:00
Episode 21 with Sybil Jones
Mar 10, 202039:02
Episode 20 with Marshal Gillen

Episode 20 with Marshal Gillen

MEET MARSHAL! The #1 Transformational Storyteller In The World & Authority On Becoming A Top Paid Speaker.  Marshal Gillen is recognized as one of the most requested, in-demand storytelling and transformational keynote speakers and business consultants in the world.  He was featured on ABC, NBC, CW, and FOX, and was an award winning storyteller and Thrive: Make Money Matter “Mastermind MVP of the Year.”  Marshal has delivered over 5,000+ hours of presenting, training and speaking for corporations, associations, business groups, colleges, universities and youth organizations worldwide.  As a speaker business coach and consultant, Marshal is the behind-the-scenes, go-to brand builder for many top speakers, authors, influencers, trainers, celebrities, sports coaches, pro athletes and entrepreneurs and is recognized as “The World’s #1 Top Paid Speaker Trainer and Coach!” *This Podcast Episode is sponsored by Nicole Smith of Navigate Your Freedom*
Mar 03, 202035:10
Episode 19 with Rosalee Davis “Eat the Chicken, Be a model”
Feb 25, 202038:45
Episode 18 with Travis Johnson

Episode 18 with Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson is an amazing human being. He shares his story about his life growing up in Fosters Homes. He has shown such strength and gratitude in his life that in turn has made him an outstanding Naval Officer and the founder of two business. Take a listen to his story as I am sure you will have a whole new perspective on life.
Feb 18, 202040:49
Episode 17 with Aaron Hale
Feb 14, 202037:19
Episode 16 with Hope Bradley (Part II)

Episode 16 with Hope Bradley (Part II)

In this episode we bring back Erika Hope Bradley for a part II as she shares her story of her own battle with PTSD as a survivor of domestic violence. She is a military wife of 11 years, community advocate, non-profit founder, and mother of 3. As a survivor of domestic violence she encourages military spouses to be unapologetically transparent about their struggles. Encouraging kindness, self- care, and community involvement as a coping mechanism for the unique challenges of their lifestyle. She believes raising awareness by Boldly sharing the military community's stories can help bridge the gap between our service families and the American public.
Feb 12, 202023:34
Episode 15 with Richard Kaufman

Episode 15 with Richard Kaufman

Richard is a survivor. He is a veteran, father and husband. He uses his recovery from addiction to help others find their way back. He is the founder of the Comeback Coach and has saved many just by being open and honest.
Feb 11, 202040:17
Episode 14 with Cathy Murphy

Episode 14 with Cathy Murphy

Cathy is a military spouse, mother of two, certified health coach and wellness educator. She is the founder of Healthy Living Navigator. Take a listen to her powerful story of how she is creating a wellness community with a mission to educate, inspire and empower caregivers to make self care a priority.
Feb 04, 202001:02:21
Episode 13 with John Krotec
Jan 28, 202042:06
Episode 12 with Nicole Smith

Episode 12 with Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith shares her story as a Newly retired Coast Guard Veteran turned into Life Coach and Mental Wellness Advocate. She silently fought a battle while serving and is now helping others find their purpose. Listen more on how she helps you navigate your freedom.
Jan 21, 202037:05
Episode 11 with Amanda Huffman
Jan 14, 202035:46
Episode 10 with Anissa Hudak
Jan 07, 202037:36
Episode 9 with Jason McClaren

Episode 9 with Jason McClaren

Jason is a former Air Force Firefighter turned safety and emergency preparedness consultant, who after following his goal to be an Airman was thrust into a tailspin after a tragedy struck his family.
Dec 10, 201923:60
Episode 8. Raising a son

Episode 8. Raising a son

I have shared with you most of life. I have shared the good and bad days. What I haven’t shared behind my smile or tears is my son. Being a teenage boy living this Army life is not as easy as we think. We may see the smiles, but we forget to see the inside.
Dec 04, 201915:36
Episode 7 with Rose Davis (Part I)

Episode 7 with Rose Davis (Part I)

Rose Davis is a Navy Veteran and Houston, Texas native. She is a healer, mother and health coach. Listen to part I of II of her amazing life journey.
Dec 03, 201929:56
Episode 6 Family

Episode 6 Family

Last month we lost a family member. Our cousin, friend, brother, husband and father. This past weekend we got together after 10 + years to celebrate his life. No matter what, our family shows up and we need to try and focus on that.
Nov 19, 201919:36
Episode 5 with Erika “Hope” Bradley

Episode 5 with Erika “Hope” Bradley

Erika "Hope" Bradley is a military spouse of 11 years, advocate, volunteer and nonprofit founder. Currently studying digital marketing and social work with a background in healthcare and property management.  Dependastrong was created to raise awareness of the mental health challenges dependents face and combat them with community. We aim to encourage spouses to take an active role in their well being thru physical activity, creating community and encouraging advocacy regarding the issues that effect our community's quality of life. Our largest initiative is Semper Fortis military child recruitment.  This program aims to help military-connected student athletes obtain exposure for collegiate scholarships.

Nov 12, 201933:16
Episode 4 with Combat Veteran, Daryl R. Walker

Episode 4 with Combat Veteran, Daryl R. Walker

This week’s episode is with my brother in arms, a very good friend, retired combat veteran, father and author. We Served together at Ford Hood. TX and were deployed to Afghanistan together in 08-09.
Nov 05, 201935:42
Episode 3-Bonus Episode!

Episode 3-Bonus Episode!

Happy 3 year retirement anniversary to me.
Nov 01, 201920:17
Episode 2 with Melinda Lanier

Episode 2 with Melinda Lanier

Melinda is a mother to 5 children, military spouse and business owner.
Oct 29, 201934:03
Episode of 1 of The Truths We Hide
Oct 21, 201903:48