No Arms, No Worries

March 17, 2016
Hosted by Brandi England with Co-Host Kevin Freisen

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We cleared the schedule for this one!
Alvin Law is here to tell his story... he is the man who was the catalyst that inspired Brandi (the host of Teen Wealth Radio) to travel the world, create Global Teen Wealth and host this radio show. His story has inspired millions and he is here to inspire you too... parents, teachers, teens... you will all benefit from this mans words. He has a great story to tell and some tips for parents on how to be great, despite the challenges.

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Brandi England with Co-Host Kevin Freisen

Brandi England with Co-Host Kevin Freisen

Brandi simply glows with an energy that ignites possibilities in those whose flames have flickered. From being the only woman working with 800 men deep in the Amazon to supporting drug and alcohol abusers with violent histories, she now stands strong by helping young men and women become more than they thought possible. Feeling Vulnerable? Out of choices? Brandi will help you stand up and step out with renewed conviction, courage and confidence. Even though she is the Founder of Global Teen Wealth, Powerful You, All Heart Talent Management and host of Teen Wealth Radio - she is never too busy to take a call from a teen who just needs someone to listen.

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