Sparkz of Courage Podcast
By Brad Finkeldei
The Sparkz of Courage show is the untold stories of being courageous. What it’s really like to take a chance on life! These are courageous conversations and powerful stories that will ignite that spark from within! Lean into these conversations and find your spark from the inspiring stories you’re about to hear!
Sparkz of Courage PodcastJun 04, 2020
CreationsforCures.org with Founder Renee Dieffenderfer
in this episode, I interview Renee Dieffenderfer the founder of CreationsforCures.org. She shares her journey of overcoming cancer and using that as a catalyst to start a non-profit that's now helping kids create art while they are going through their cancer treatments. She started with just an idea and some inspiration and now it's going nationwide and helping more and more kids. Hope you enjoy the episode. If you'd like to donate to be a regular donor check out www.creationsforcures.org
How to not let fear or shame stop you from reaching your goals with Robert Welch
Robert is a friend of mine who has inspired me by everything that he's overcome and gone through in his life. Funny thing is our relationship started with me coaching him but what I got in return was way more inspiration I could imagine. Robert shares his courageous story of learning to run again after having uncontrollable bowel issues while running. He persevered through his issues and didn't let shame or what others thought of him from becoming the best version of himself. I hope this episode inspires you to take action and not let fear or shame stop you!
The Courage to Change with guest Mike Kitko
In this episode Mike Kitko share's his powerful story of transformation. Mike had every material thing he ever dreamed of, but was suicidal. He wouldn't seek support because he was scared to let anyone know he didn't have it all figured out.
He's a Marine veteran, a Fortune 500 executive, and was supposed to be a powerful leader, right?
The truth was he had a toxic relationship with alcohol, was 300 pounds of undisciplined chaos, and was an abusive husband and father. You'll hear Mike's personal moments when he chose to be courageous over fear and how those moments changed his life forever.
If you resonate with Mike's message and want to connect you can contact him via his website https://www.livesoulout.com/
#13 Be the Change with Rebecca Kassay
Rebecca Kassay shares her story of creating a new documentary series called Be the Change. How volunteer opportunities help turn ordinary people into everyday heroes.
#12 Austin Belcak - Cultivated Culture - How to land a amazing job with no connections
Austin Belcak - Cultivated Culture - How to land an amazing job with no connections.
In this interview you'll hear Austin's story of how he created a whole new future for himself and how he is doing that for others with his company cultivatedculture.com
#11 Larry Hagner and The Good Dad Project
Larry Hagner - The Good Dad Project .
In this episode Larry shares his story of doing what he loves now by supporting Dad's all around the world to become their best selves.
Check out the Good Dad Project and all the great work Larry does here:
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#10 The Faith to Leap with Shaun Duvall w/ Duvari Group
In this inspiring story Shaun shares his story of being an IT recruiter who knew he could do things better and in his own way.
Check out Shaun's IT recruiting company for tech professionals and executives here: https://duvari.com/
If you'd like to learn more about Brad and his work you can connect with him here:
#9 Divorced and suicidal thoughts to the happiest man he knows. - Wil Thomas
#8 Esther Austin about her evolution and transformational story
A happy conversation with Esther Austin about her evolution and transformational story to do what she loves.
You can find Esther and her work here: https://www.issuu.com/estheraustinglobal
Social Media Handles: @turningpointmagazine
To work with Brad go here: www.bradfinkeldei.com/meeting
#7 Happy Hairstylist - Tonia Craig
A great conversation about Tonia and her journey to being happy with who she is and what she does. She found her path early in life and has never looked back.
If you'd like to learn more about Brad's work helping people find their confidence and do what they love you can find more about him here: www.dontbeachickendowhatyoulove.com
#6 Courage to come to America from Venezuela - Alvaro Alezard
Alvaro Alezard shares his amazing story of being courageous by being faithful. He shares his journey of coming to America from Venezuela despite not knowing english, not having the money, and a kidnapping along the way. All to become a successful CIO living out his dream life serving others and his community.
To connect with Alvaro you can find him on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvaroalezard/
To create a breakthrough in your confidence with Brad you can find him and more about his work here:
#1 How to Build Authentic Relationships - Ron Macklin
In this interview Ron shares his story of going from an engineer to successful business owner. He shares how the way he was connecting with people was NOT working. In fact putting people off. When he learned to connect authentically his life and business dramatically changed.
You can find more about Ron and the Macklin Connection here: https://www.macklinconnection.com/
Sign up for his 30 day connecting challenge here: https://www.macklinconnection.com/programs-and-workshops/30-days-of-connecting-challenge
To learn more about doing what you love and setup a time to chat here with me. www.bradfinkeldei.com/meeting
#4 Transforming one old home and neighborhood at a time- Jeff Steinmann
Join me in watching Jeff Steinman founder of TransformSTL.com share his wonderful story of going from a job in technology he had come to not care about to finding his passion of restoring homes, beautifying communities, and unifying neighborhoods. He's a modern day Bob Vila on a Mission to Transform St. Louis one home at a time.
You can find and support the organization Jeff is passionate with Dream Builders here: https://dreambuilders4equity.org/give-donations/
You can find his love here www.transformstl.com
For more information about my mission to help people pleasers find their mission you can go here.
#2 Abusive childhood to successful serial entrepreneur - Kira Macoun
Watch or Listen to Kira's Story of going from rough an abusive childhood to successful serial entrepreneur.
Like what you hear and want to chase you dream?
Setup a time to chat with me. www.bradfinkeldei.com/meeting
#5 - Falling off a mountain to discovering what she loves - Lyndsie Olivia
In this episode Lyndsie Olivia shares her powerful story of falling off a mountain from 30 ft and her life changing forever. She discovered what really mattered to her through it. She discovered the power and healing of EFT tapping to overcome fears and trauma. You can find Lyndsie's work on facebook here.
#3 From Trauma to Joy - Jennifer Leigh
In this interview Jennifer Leigh shares her story going from someone who was disconnected from herself and hurting to a beautiful being full of passion and living out her purpose helping heal others.
Jennifer's new book Her Unraveling and that can be found on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/herunraveling/