You CAN Make a Living Following Your Bliss!

May 8, 2013
Hosted by Deborah Jane Wells

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Are you convinced that earning a living and following your passion are mutually exclusive? What if you’re mistaken? What if fulfillment and joy in life flow from being fully authentic, beginning with recognizing, respecting and expressing your most deeply held values and talents? Join me for an exhilarating episode with my guest, Jeannette Koczela--artist, author, spiritual life coach and founder of the International Association of Professional Life Coaches(tm). Learn how she went from a starving artist, past a series of failed business ventures, to a career and lifestyle that she never dreamed possible. Her life journey is an inspiring example of how knowing what you want and realizing that your biggest blocks are not external but internal--your own fear-based limiting beliefs--can help you transform your life into one you love living. When you embrace and leverage your unique talents and passions, you allow transformation to come in unexpected ways that support your direction.

Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!

Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!

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On Choose Your Energy, Change Your Life, Deborah Jane Wells and her guests help you become more insightful, creative, committed, and productive through clear strategies and practical tools.

Deborah helps individuals and organizations learn to harness the transformative power of love to step into their greatness. When we choose fear as our fuel, any of us—individuals and organizations alike—can become stuck in the hamster wheel approach to life. Trapped by the mistaken belief that busyness is the same as purpose, we can’t stand the way we’re living but feel powerless to change.

As they work together, Deborah’s clients discover that when you fall in love with yourself, everything else falls into place, personally and professionally. You get unstuck, reclaim your personal power and recapture your zest for living. When love transforms your relationship with yourself, it transforms your personal life, your work and the world. What’s love got to do with it? Everything!

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Deborah Jane Wells

Deborah Jane Wells

If you've ever had the opportunity to watch someone grow in a completely extraordinary way, you will understand what friends and clients mean when they say they love the very idea of Deborah.

Starting her professional career as an Organization Consultant in 1975, over the next 30 years, Deborah went on to serve as a Senior Partner in 4 of the world's largest and most prestigious global professional services firms.

Despite her positions and fancy titles, people at all levels were drawn to her. While the toys on her desk and the rubber chicken hanging from her ceiling may have engaged everyone’s curiosity, it was her combination of piercing intellect, good humor and playfulness that put people at ease.

While Deborah had some wonderful times in that 30 year career, 3 decades of being on the hamster wheel, with little regard for her personal health and welfare, took their toll. She retired in 2005, a poster child for professional burnout, exhausted, morbidly obese and clinically depressed.

In 2009, Deborah hit bottom. She lost 3 loved ones in 5 weeks and her husband was assigned to a 3-year post in Washington, DC. Living alone for the first time in her life, over the next 3 years, Deborah discovered that when she fell in love with herself, everything else finally fell into place, personally and professionally. She transformed her existence and found her purpose as a Life Coach and Reiki Master guiding others on their Journeys to Wholeness.

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Kim Clausen

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Shelly Davis

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Kristin Dorrance

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Tracy Dyer

Tracy Dyer is the founder and chief bag lady at Urban Junket--a handbag and laptop bag design company whose goal is to combine inspired and unique styling with everyday functionality. Tracy focuses her Urban Junket efforts on design, marketing, public relations and launching a new eco-friendly line into retail. Tracy has more than 18 years’ experience in strategy, innovation development, marketing, branding and account planning. Tracy formed tdyer inc. in 1998. She serves her clients with customer-focused strategic planning and marketing analysis designed to identify opportunities for business and experience enhancement and profitable sales growth. Tracy currently resides in Minneapolis where she sits on the Board of Directors for Free Arts Minnesota. She has served as Business Venture Volunteer for Women Venture and Co-Director of the Advertising Federation awards show, ‘The Show.’ Tracy graduated from Michigan State with BA’s in Advertising and Telecommunications. View Guest page

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Tab Edwards

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Sheila Hughes

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Nathan Jett

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Patricia Keel

Rev. Dr. Patricia Keel is a dynamic spiritual teacher and international radio station host. As founding minister of Unity of Berkeley and President of SpiritMatters, she’s been delivering powerful spiritual growth programs for over 17 years. Patricia’s passion is to awaken and support people to experience their Oneness with the Divine. Initiated by Oneness University in India, Patricia is one of 9 people in the US offering Oneness Meditations to facilitate the shift into awakening. She travels the US sharing the Divine Transmission of the Oneness Meditation. This very sacred Blessing helps to free the mind from its incessant chatter, worry and judgment. Awakening us to the magic and beauty of life as we participant in the global planetary shift in consciousness. Her online radio station The Oneness Program at shares blessings and stories of awakening 24/7. Patricia also offers live webcasts of the Oneness Meditation on View Guest page

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Christine Kloser

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Jeannette Koczela

Jeannette Koczela’s two great passions are spirituality and creativity. Each day, she supports individual and world peace through three hours of transcendental meditation in the company of 2,000 fellow practitioners in her community of Fairfield, Iowa. Everything else in her life fits around that commitment. She has earned a living as a free-lance fine artist, web designer and graphic artist. Her online products include flash cards, home study courses, digital and print books. She is the author of Money Mindset Makeover. Jeannette’s passion for helping others led to a certification in spiritual life coaching. While mentoring other coaches, she saw a need to enhance their business skills, sense of community and connection with potential clients, culminating in creating the International Association of Professional Life Coaches(tm). The IAPLC offers an online directory, bimonthly Masterclasses, opportunities for publishing and speaking and other business resources for life coaches. View Guest page

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Joel Landi

Joel Landi is a modern-day renaissance man. He's been a motorcycle racer, stunt driver, triathlete, pilot, leader of high-risk water rescues, motivational Ministry leader, US Navy survival training officer and the face of major consumer brand ad campaigns. Joel's adult life has been about pushing himself past his own limits and taking calculated risks. He has learned that through taking risks one can reap valuable rewards in life. With this experience Joel has formed The Performance Group where he serves his clients as a leading performance coach. Whereas other performance coaches work in predominantly one-on-one sessions, Joel infuses his coaching with an element of adventure through exhilarating excursions, whether on a racetrack at 165mph, riding over the Rockies, or jumping out of an airplane. Joel determines exactly what his clients want to change about themselves and helps snap them out of their lulls to find deeper fulfillment. Learn more at View Guest page

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Tambre Leighn, MA, CPC, ELI-MP

Tambre Leighn, MA, CPC, ELI-MP, is a Certified Professional Coach and Managing Director of 7th Level Wellbeing, a division of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). This division helps individuals and organizations create health, balance and wellbeing--physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. After losing her husband to Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2001, Tambre was inspired to apply the powerfully effective modality of coaching to help improve quality of life for people challenged by chronic illness and those who care for them. She is a trained volunteer facilitator for the American Cancer Society’s I Can Cope Teleclass Program and an active ACS Relay for Life participant. Her articles have appeared in leading cancer magazines including Coping With Cancer and Breast Cancer Wellness. She also blogs as an expert for I Had Cancer. View Guest page

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Zack Lemelle

As Managing Partner of Corporate Engagement Services for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Zack Lemelle leads iPEC’s Coach Centric Leadership(tm) Engagement Program through which his firm helps develop leaders who build energized and engaged organizations. Zack has over 35 years of experience, including 18 years as VP/Chief Information Officer for a major healthcare company and 5 years in Human Resources as Director of Business Reengineering. Through his many years as a Certified Professional Coach specializing in leadership and business reengineering, Zack has become a master at guiding senior executives and management boards in the development of leaders that forge new strategies and relevant operating models within and across all business functions and departments. Zack’s life and work demonstrate the power of combining coaching expertise with process reengineering to drive substantive, sustainable organization transformation. View Guest page

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Randall Libero

Randall Libero is a pioneering media producer, marketing consultant, TV and radio show host, journalist and speaker in the online media industry. His mission is to promote a new era of Visionary Entertainment, which refers to our Digital Age and its impact on society, culture, business, and human consciousness. Randall is the host of the Spirit of Film: Conversations radio show and Senior Executive Producer for the VoiceAmerica Radio Network. He created the 7th Wave radio channel and has personally produced thousands hours of original radio and TV for bestselling authors, motivational personalities, visionary thinkers and business leaders. View Guest page

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Kara McKay

Kara McKay is a Vividly Woman Embodied Leader and Facilitator devoted to guiding women back home to the wisdom their bodies! She is the founder of Sacred Sassy Life and Body Coaching and the co-creator of the Vividly Women Coaching and Lifestyle Program, where she trains other coaches to thrive in their sacred service. She is a regular columnist writing for Business Heroine Magazine and Radiant Woman Magazine. Her newest project is “F Perfect” inviting people to step out of the box of trying to be perfect! Kara spends her free time writing, collaging, and dancing. She is the mother of a wildly creative, loving, and crazy teenage son, and the wife of an amazing, supportive husband. Learn more at and It’s time to come home to your body! View Guest page

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Keith Merron

Keith Merron is the founder and Managing Partner of Avista Consulting Group, an organizational consulting and leadership development firm dedicated to helping organizations with bold visions achieve sustainable high performance and industry leadership. As an organization effectiveness and executive development consultant, he has more than 30 years of experience assisting executives and managers in business, government, and education. Keith earned his Doctorate from Harvard University in 1985, where his studies spanned the fields of human and organization development. He is the author of four books on human and organizational change. They include: Riding the Wave: Designing Your Organization for Enduring Success, Consulting Mastery: How the Best Make the Biggest Difference, and The Golden Flame: The Heart and Soul of Remarkable Leadership, and Inner Freedom: Living Authentically the Life You Were Truly Meant to Live View Guest page

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JD Messinger

JD Messinger is the award winning author of the bestselling book 11 DAYS IN MAY: The Conversation That Will Change Your Life. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Naval Academy; a former firefighter and nuclear submarine officer; a television and radio show creator, producer, and host; the Exxon executive who helped supervise the Valdez Oil spill cleanup; and the former CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, Singapore. Nominated for the CNBC Asian CEO of the year, he has been called the CEO of Spirituality by Martha Stewart Magazine, as he now applies his business acumen in the field of spirituality. For more information about JD's work in the world, visit View Guest page

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Dr. Jeri Mills

Dr. Jeri Mills is a physician, veterinarian, intuitive healer, Reiki Master Teacher, and the author of two books: Tapestry of Healing: Where Reiki and Medicine Intertwine and Healing is Believing (in paperback and Kindle). She has lectured internationally about the integration of Western and Energy medicine. Her rich story-telling format moves her audiences to laughter and tears, as they are inspired to bring Eastern healing practices into their own lives. Since becoming aware of her healing abilities, Jeri has integrated energy healing into all aspects of her life and her medical practice. She has followed her heart into the world of energy healing, a world where anything is possible, where the only limitations are the walls created by her own mind. Jeri’s purpose is to bridge Eastern and Western medicine. Her passion is to bring healing to all she touches. Learn more about Jeri’s work in the world at and read her blog at View Guest page

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Deborah Munhoz

Deborah Munhoz is a Professional Certified Coach, Trainer, and Facilitator with more than 20 years of business and leadership development experience. Deborah has provided executive and leadership coaching for hundreds of busy professionals to support becoming more effective, strategic, authentic, and fulfilled leaders. She is recognized for her ability to align leaders with their personal passion and skills to fuel professional success and satisfaction. Deborah earned a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences Administration. She teaches coaching and collaborative leadership skills to an international audience as faculty and mentor coach for Invite Change, a program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. An entrepreneur at heart, her service mission is to inspire and champion wholeness in women physicians, reigniting their passion and impact in healthcare. Visit for more information. View Guest page

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Natalie Oliver-Atherton

Natalie Oliver-Atherton could sing before she could speak cogent sentences. By the time she was 13, she already had choral directing and conducting under her belt as her local church’s music director. She has traveled the globe as a “chick” band singer, sung with orchestras and starred on Broadway and in feature films. A highlight of her career was the honor of opening for former poet laureate, Dr. Maya Angelou. For the past 4 years, Natalie has had the joy of being the Music Director and Conductor of the internationally renowned vocal ensemble STARS (Singers Taking Action Reaching Souls) and has spent the last 2 years on a world tour bringing light, love and beautiful music to the 4 corners of the globe. Natalie resides in Centennial, Colorado with her husband Jeffrey and has been blessed with three beautiful children (Justin 20, Rachael 15 and Serea 11). She and her husband are private vocal and acting coaches. Visit and for more information. View Guest page

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Betsy Otter Thompson

A Philadelphia native with a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Betsy Otter Thompson worked as an account executive for several Philadelphia radio stations and as a commercial print model, appearing in television commercials in Philadelphia and New York. After moving to California, Betsy struggled and nearly became homeless. After she recognized her tendency to blame others for her problems, she became accountable and began to recover. She worked for the next eighteen years as an Executive Assistant to an entertainment executive in the film industry. Betsy retired in 2005 and is now writing full time. Her books include WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION (O-Books 2010), THE MIRROR THEORY (Hampton Roads 2005), The WHAT HAPPENS IF I ...Book (Ascension 1996), YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK: Make Your Thoughts Delicious (Ascension 1993), LOVEHUMAN (Ascension 1992), and LOVEPARENT (Ascension 1991). View Guest page

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Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell has worked in the self-publishing industry since 2001. Over the past eleven years, she has developed a rich understanding of the industry, holding positions in diverse aspects of publishing including, production, online marketing, and business development. She has worked with several major traditional publishers to launch groundbreaking publishing models and continues to develop new partnerships in indie publishing. Currently, she is Director of Balboa Press, a Division of Hay House. Launched in October 2009, it is the only self-publishing imprint focused exclusively on titles with positive, self-help messages. View Guest page

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Sharon Rae

Through her work as a professional singer, entertainer, and recording artist, Sharon Rae creates music to awaken and move the spirit. Sharon grew up in poverty and experienced discrimination, sexual and emotional abuse. At 12, she ran away and lived on the streets. She was sexually exploited and became addicted to alcohol and drugs. At 15, Sharon knew she had natural musical talent and found work in bands as a legit singer. Singing became a way to express her pain and anger. She moved to Europe where she became a street performer and a gypsy. While there, she was read the I-Ching and told that her father, who had abandoned the family when she was a baby, was at the root of her suffering. She continued reading books by many mystical teachers and, in her early 20′s, had a spiritual experience that started her on a deeper path of self-discovery. Her daily practice includes Zen, Qigong, Reiki, Yoga and New Thought. Learn more and hear her music at View Guest page

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Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin, is a nationally recognized, multi-media radio talk show host, award-winning producer, speaker, and author. She is recognized by her peers and listeners as the 'powerhouse voice' behind lifestyle, health and wellness, inspirational, and personal growth talk radio. Over the past 25 years, Patricia has interviewed nearly 2,000 guests on her Patricia Raskin Positive Living(tm) television and radio programs and her programs have aired on Fox, PBS and NPR affiliates, WTKF, 107.3FM and Blog Talk Radio. She is the author of 'Success, Your Dream and You' and 'Pathfinding: 7 Principles for Positive Living.' Raskin is the host and producer of WPRO's 'Patricia Raskin Positive Living,' AM790’s 'Positive Business' and soon to launch WPRO's 'Positive Dating,' all on the Cumulus broadcasting affiliate in Rhode Island. Her program on has been on the air since 2002. View Guest page

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Mary Rives

Mary Rives is a life enthusiast, laughter coach, and transformational author. As cofounder of Laughter Inc and Thrive and Shine Coaching, Mary's individual and group coaching transforms her clients through the power of play. One of her great joys is helping others experience freedom and wild success by sharing innovative ways to fulfill our highest potential and enjoy being alive. Mary helps professional performers and joy-seeking Baby Boomers thrive and shine on stage and in life. She has acted in plays, improv troupes, and performed in one-woman shows. Mary was certified as a Professional Life and Laughter Coach through The Levity Institute and as a Laughter Leader by the founder of Laughter Yoga, Dr. Madan Kataria. Mary delights in helping others experience the healing and liberating power of creative self-expression and laughter, resulting in incredible breakthroughs that lead to success, enjoyment and fulfillment. Visit for more information. View Guest page

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Mark Rubinstein

Mark Rubinstein was raised in Brooklyn, NY, and, after earning a degree in business administration at NYU, served in the US Army as a field medic tending paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his discharge, Mark became a physician and psychiatrist, serving as an expert forensic witness many times. As an attending psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Cornell, he taught psychiatric residents, psychologists, and social workers while practicing psychiatry. His first novel was Mad Dog House. His next, Love Gone Mad, will be released in September 2013. Among the book’s focuses: the insanity plea. Mark has also co-authored five books on psychological and medical topics. He lives in Connecticut with as many dogs as his wife will allow in the house. He still practices psychiatry and is busy working on other novels. He blogs for Huffington Post and Psychology Today. To learn more, visit View Guest page

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Inna Segal

Inna Segal is the creator of Visionary Intuitive Healing(R) and the best-selling award-winning author of The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness and The Secret Language of Color Cards. She is an internationally recognized healer, professional speaker, author, and television host. Inna’s clients include doctors, CEOs, health-care professionals, actors, and sports personalities. Through intuition, she senses illness and blocks in clients’ bodies, explains what is occurring, and guides them through self-healing processes. Her practical healing techniques, healing frequency, internet presence, and radio and television appearances are changing the lives of millions of people all around the world. Inna travels worldwide to teach Visionary Intuitive Healing programs. She is available as a keynote speaker or to give presentations at conferences, events, book clubs, and bookshop events. For further insight on Inna, visit View Guest page

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Eldon Taylor

Eldon Taylor is an award winning, New York Times best selling author of over 300 books, audio, and video programs. He's the inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology and the founder and President of Progressive Awareness Research, Inc. He has been called a master of the mind and has appeared as an expert witness on both hypnosis and subliminal communication. Eldon was a practicing criminalist for many years specializing in the detection of deception and forensic hypnosis. Eldon's listed in more than a dozen Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who In Intellectuals and Who’s Who In Science and Engineering. He's a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association and an internationally sought after speaker. His books and audio/video materials have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have sold millions worldwide. Eldon's work for over 30 years has been all about why we believe and do what we do, even when it fails to serve us. Visit for more. View Guest page

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Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is a Certified Spiritual Counselor and co-author of three books: Intentional Change, Living an Extraordinary Life, and Coaching with Spirit. As the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of the Coaching from Spirit Institute, over 15 years ago Sharon created a highly successful spiritual coaching business while raising a newborn baby. She has gone on to coach thousands of people to create balance and success, personally and professionally. As a former corporate executive, she has extensive experience in sales training, marketing, management, and organizational development in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Sharon specializes in using a leading edge approach that she calls Emotional Management Coaching to help her clients achieve amazing results. View Guest page

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Theo E.J. Wilson

Theo E.J. Wilson is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba Team, winners of the 2011 National Poetry Slam. Theo, who has always had a passion for social justice, began his speaking career at the age of 14 in the NAACP. Upon graduation from Florida A&M University, where he earned a BA in Theater Performance, he interned as a full-time actor in the St. Louis Black Repertory Company. Once introduced to Slam Poetry, he never looked back. In 2004, Theo returned to Denver, winning many local slams against Denver's top competitors. He won the 2007 Erotic Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas, and in 2009, he placed 5th in the world at the International World Poetry Slam. As a proud resident of Denver, Colorado, Theo teaches and lectures on poetry with the Art-From-Ashes nonprofit poetry therapy organization. He has served as a featured speaker in several TEDx Mile High productions and opened for performers such as Dead Prez, The Flobots, Bahamadia, Saul Williams, Taylor Mali and Universes. View Guest page

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